Do What You Like, Like What You Do: Bert Jacobs at TEDxBeaconStreet

  • Опубликовано: 19 дек 2013
  • Bert discusses why Life is good, a positive lifestyle brand, purposely blurs the lines between work, play, for-proft enterprise and non-profit social work. The lessons learned from his personal and professional experiences illustrate that the keys to a happy and fulfilling life are all around us.
    Bert Jacobs and his brother John spent five years sleeping in a van and hawking t-shirts in the street before creating the Life is good brand.
    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

Комментарии • 328

  • Jhon Wu
    Jhon Wu 8 часов назад


    MARUBA SILAEN День назад


  • Tara Keebler
    Tara Keebler День назад

    A persons circumstances depends on what they are forced to think.....some people don't have a choice! Many victim's unfortunately!😧Not their fault!

  • Tara Keebler
    Tara Keebler День назад

    Excellent title!😀

    ANTHOLOMOIR День назад

    I thought he was gonna end his speech with "be good to each other..and party on dudes"

  • form76
    form76 2 дня назад

    Very inspiring ,Thank you for helping me think differently today.God Bless you man

  • Dhey X
    Dhey X 2 дня назад

    Do you think if i make the french translations, it will be considered ? I dont wanto make it uselessly.

  • Game-F-UN-Limited gamer
    Game-F-UN-Limited gamer 4 дня назад

    Is it only me or others are also hearing that he called the woman 14 months pregnant???!!!

  • Barrow Barre
    Barrow Barre 4 дня назад

    Life is good; Laughter has no foreign accent.....Thanks Bert

  • g4340
    g4340 4 дня назад

    Great video! Btw, does he have 2 different shoes on? Anyway, i love the way this guy talks -his humor is just like mine. I used to have a Bostonian accent when I was little. But for some reason, the school district forced my parents to take me to a speech class to correct it. Anyway thanks for posting this video!

  • Tania
    Tania 5 дней назад

    Such an inspiration!!! The world becomes a much more beautiful place with businessmen like Bert and his brother.❤

  • Nargis Davlatova
    Nargis Davlatova 5 дней назад

    This video changed my mind 🌸👏 Great speaker!

  • Venusbabe66
    Venusbabe66 6 дней назад +1

    100% Pure Inspiration... from pure imagination! This is one of the best TED talks I've ever seen. 💖😀 Thank you so much for your humour, love and care. We owe your parents so much too! They did so well to raise you with such authenticity. Love ♥ Love ♥ Love ♥!!!

  • bay baddie
    bay baddie 6 дней назад

    This was so beautiful

  • Maria Isabel Quiceno
    Maria Isabel Quiceno 6 дней назад

    Sos hermoso ❤️

  • Maine Window Cleaning & Power Washing, Inc.

    Absolutely inspiring!

  • Glückskatze
    Glückskatze 7 дней назад

    I'm so distracted by the background..

  • Kendra Lock Art & Home
    Kendra Lock Art & Home 7 дней назад

    Thank you. Great talk. Getting my day started and after hearing this guy I know it's gonna be a good day. Truly inspired.

  • Olivier Sauve
    Olivier Sauve 8 дней назад

    Thanks Bert. Excellent presentation.

  • Alexander jesus
    Alexander jesus 8 дней назад +1

    This guy looks almost like Jesuschrist and talking all about loving each other and live free, but is it a good concept. Tell me one good thing that happen to you today. "I was not born for business, business was born for me., business is a tool for me", nice way of flipping things around.

  • Jorge Monteiro
    Jorge Monteiro 9 дней назад

    Fantastic! I loved.

  • Andrea Guidera
    Andrea Guidera 9 дней назад +4

    This is a brilliant talk! Cried a little.about the 10 year old boys. I have 21 year old twins with learning difficulties. Bless you for raising money for kids with challenges. X

  • exdoode
    exdoode 10 дней назад +1

    Business is a tool for us to use to meet our objectives.

  • Vickie Laurie
    Vickie Laurie 10 дней назад +1

    Tithing! I love it

  • SinisterSnacklepuss GamesNetwork
    SinisterSnacklepuss GamesNetwork 11 дней назад

    Optimism should equate to the amount of work you put into a certain level of achievement

  • maproductions
    maproductions 13 дней назад

    how did they pay for college expenses with all those kids? he said both he and his brother graduated from college. i'm assuming scholarships or maybe they weren't that broke really

  • Shany Nidam
    Shany Nidam 14 дней назад

    The smartest thing I have to say is WOW😍

  • Adrian Pantonial
    Adrian Pantonial 15 дней назад

    Mabuhay from the Philippines! What a surprisingly funny and inspiring story of optimism and entrepreneurship. Life is a road trip indeed and I commit to enjoy every bit of it despite the detours and some mishaps along the way. :)

  • Huey Yang
    Huey Yang 15 дней назад

    This is good!

  • YouTube Bootcamp
    YouTube Bootcamp 16 дней назад +1

    Wow. That was excellent advice and so wonderfully told. Loved it. Life IS good. Thank you Bert. Can't wait to tell my mom about 1000!

  • Scot-Free
    Scot-Free 17 дней назад


  • Mai Truong
    Mai Truong 18 дней назад

    Thank you

  • John Davies
    John Davies 18 дней назад

    Hope hurts when fate won't reciprocate. That's what would be on my T shirt.

    SWAPNIL THORAT 19 дней назад


  • Kathie Celtic Time
    Kathie Celtic Time 21 день назад +1

    We all share the road of life together.

  • Omer Isaac
    Omer Isaac 22 дня назад

    This is actually Islam taught us...
    Thanks God 😍😍😍

  • MacLiveSimply
    MacLiveSimply 23 дня назад +1

    Bert, if you ever read this I want you to know that I find you and your brothers mission incredibly inspiring and you inspired me
    Love and Live Simply,
    Mac 🌎❤️

  • claudees
    claudees 23 дня назад

    One of the best talks on TED Thanks 🙏

  • g-nov
    g-nov 24 дня назад

    Truly inspiring!

  • mr niceguy
    mr niceguy 26 дней назад

    good starter, less of a closer

  • 허회진
    허회진 28 дней назад


  • Mark Crismon
    Mark Crismon Месяц назад +1

    Wow! Great speaker. You can feel his optimism. Worth a re-watch.

  • Buddhaneo Siddhananda
    Buddhaneo Siddhananda Месяц назад

    We need to "please" others, if we want to please "ourselves"...

  • rui jiang
    rui jiang Месяц назад

    I like this guy. Although he is making the talk really interesting and funny. I still cried when he read that brothers’s letter. It’s a really good talk

  • blackl1steddrums
    blackl1steddrums Месяц назад +1

    "Focus on the positivities, not his shoes"

  • FredricEric
    FredricEric Месяц назад

    Hot dude.

  • Contemplative Corinne
    Contemplative Corinne Месяц назад +2

    I really really REALLY needed to hear this today.

  • satnamo
    satnamo Месяц назад

    Life is good;
    What good is beautiful;
    Simple is beautiful!

  • Sarra Baziz
    Sarra Baziz Месяц назад

    Don't focus on trivial things just focus on the message

  • Bonnie Hundley
    Bonnie Hundley Месяц назад

    I have this guy's brand displayed the back of my Jeep. I'm acting like a marketing vehicle for the Life is Good brand. It's a super visible orange roving advertisement. How's that for promotion? Yeah, *good vibes* for everyone.

  • Carmela Sposito
    Carmela Sposito Месяц назад

    Anytime I can listen to wisdom that involves laughter is great. I wish you continued success in 'enjoying the ride'.

  • Toph Love
    Toph Love Месяц назад

    Not only does he have two different kinds of sneakers on his feet but I do believe he has them on the wrong foot as well?? (A true Goof Ball Bostonian ~%^) I just can’t help but love this guys spirit and their company! and just a side note, reach out to the “Little man” that sent you the letter he obviously inspires you a great deal. Oh ya, great Ted Talk ! You really hit that one right out of the park ~%^)

  • Niyah Murry
    Niyah Murry Месяц назад

    I believe this was a great talk that everyone should listen to and everyone can take tips from!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sisay Asrat
    Sisay Asrat Месяц назад


  • LQH 17
    LQH 17 Месяц назад +1

    Excited Ted Talks with effective Shares to us...thoudsand Thanks

  • Kathleen Prens
    Kathleen Prens Месяц назад +1

    Dude, you're on your own 😂

  • Trendz Mania
    Trendz Mania Месяц назад

    Great Speech 🙏

  • Otie Jason
    Otie Jason Месяц назад

    Makes so much money and only gives 10 percent away.

  • Bonka Hermit aka INTJudge
    Bonka Hermit aka INTJudge Месяц назад

    Every once in a while in life you hear something so inspiring that it leaves you speechless. For me listening to Bert Jacobs was one such time. I have never broken a promise to my grandson and was so impressed with Bert’s talk that I called my grandson and told him to get his fiancé and sit down to watch this talk. I “ PROMISED “ him that they would not be disappointed, and you know what? They weren’t. Bert you helped me keep another promise to my grandson. Thank you

  • Ty Reitman
    Ty Reitman 2 месяца назад

    Awesome speech dude! Focus on opportunity not obstacles.

  • Prakhar Srivastava
    Prakhar Srivastava 2 месяца назад

    The best Tedtalk video I ever watched :)

  • Carlo Noto
    Carlo Noto 2 месяца назад +3

    Who would have thought chad kroeger would get into ted talks and be so good!! Well done, chad great talk and thanks for putting an end to Nickleback!

  • Priyanka Prithviraj
    Priyanka Prithviraj 2 месяца назад

    Loved it! Very inspiring and witty! I think I'll keep coming back to this one whenever I need motivation.

  • patlatka
    patlatka 2 месяца назад +2

    This dude looks like Jesus

  • Adrian
    Adrian 2 месяца назад

    Had no idea Life is Good Festival had this amazing back story!

  • Ermias Tzegai
    Ermias Tzegai 2 месяца назад

    The letter with the two kids really touched my heart-and showed me I don’t have anything to complain about thank you for sharing that with me.

  • Swankster
    Swankster 2 месяца назад

    regarding media: I don't watch TV or read the newspaper anymore. It's too depressing and brought me down.

  • Andy
    Andy 2 месяца назад

    Capitalism isn't broken it is abused. at 11:48...

  • TheMighty DR
    TheMighty DR 2 месяца назад

    Great message

    MARC HAWKINS 2 месяца назад

    Freaking awesome

    Toha HAWLADER 3 месяца назад

    "we're doing what we like,
    We're liking what we do.
    You each have a road trip,
    Your life is a road trip,
    And we all share the road of life together, be good to each other,
    Love yourself,
    Love each other,
    And enjoy the ride.."
    Golden verses ❤❤❤

  • nihad ahmed
    nihad ahmed 3 месяца назад

    he came up with the idea of graduating from college with zero experience and having no talent or secure salary , so that made me fell encouragement no matter how bad your finance is just be optimistic

  • Keep Moving
    Keep Moving 3 месяца назад +1

    They’re the Bill and Teds of T-shirts!!

  • Chris Creaser
    Chris Creaser 3 месяца назад

    - This video Really tells us that the Left wing MSM is Boring/Brainwashing & is FULL of shite!!.... :(

    • Dodec84
      Dodec84 Месяц назад +1

      Right wingers are full of pessimism.

  • Balsal
    Balsal 3 месяца назад

    Everything great but capitalism is still broken, great those children are getting donetions but the state should be the one doing that not enterprises that explote their workers if it was a cooperative it would be in every way better but thats it bye.

  • Toni Art
    Toni Art 3 месяца назад


  • Steven Gevirtz
    Steven Gevirtz 3 месяца назад +1

    You're from LG? I have (5) appliances and they all have issues from the begining. Never again,

    • Herb Gross
      Herb Gross Месяц назад

      I think you are confusing LIG with LG.

  • Brit & Patrick & Son Haven & Mullen & Mullen

    So weird how he's a spitting image of a very negative and toxic ex of mine. O.o

  • Brit & Patrick & Son Haven & Mullen & Mullen

    105 people that need a hug

  • Mindful - Grateful - Joyful
    Mindful - Grateful - Joyful 3 месяца назад +5

    What a great guy 🙌 kept it real and he was authentically funny. I also love his way at viewing the mistakes and the world in general 💕
    So awesome!

  • blessedarethebroken
    blessedarethebroken 3 месяца назад


  • Sheila Mc
    Sheila Mc 3 месяца назад +2

    You made me cry - in a great way! Thanks for setting such an exceptional example for the world. You are making a difference. Blessings to Each!!

  • Maria
    Maria 3 месяца назад +2

    Thank you for that wonderfully uplifting talk Bert. Your enthusiasm and giving spirit is truly infectious. And your tees are great too! Much love and success.

  • Amir Jamili
    Amir Jamili 3 месяца назад

    I don't know exactly why, but dude this guy has a Damn Positive Look at his face. It's definitely true that life is good and satisfactory if we try to be ourselves and not to copy from others and just to focus on giving something useful to the world. No matter what it is, sometimes it can be just a simple smile to a person we met during the day. Thanks

  • Synsere Lyfe
    Synsere Lyfe 3 месяца назад

    Two thumbs👍 up the other one is at the top

  • Bonnie greatorex
    Bonnie greatorex 3 месяца назад

    Wow he looks just like my fifth husband! How many times have I been married you ask? 4

    • janettoli
      janettoli 3 месяца назад

      Bonnie greatorex exactly what I was thinking lol. I didn’t even listen 😂

  • Crystal Li
    Crystal Li 3 месяца назад

    What an amazing talk! Love this!

  • Manisha Dadlani
    Manisha Dadlani 3 месяца назад +1

    Glad I chanced upon this talk! Inspirational with his clarity of purpose. Makes me ‘intend’ to enjoy my life’s journey!

  • Anand Ramanathan
    Anand Ramanathan 3 месяца назад

    Awesome. Thanks

  • Maria Edinarkhova
    Maria Edinarkhova 3 месяца назад

    great talk

  • C T
    C T 4 месяца назад

    So 77 persons didn’t like this🙈🙈🙈

  • Zahid Rafique
    Zahid Rafique 4 месяца назад +1

    He's genuine guy. He's wearing casual dress with zero fake acting.Young man with real insights. I appreciate.

  • Tak Cheng Sze
    Tak Cheng Sze 4 месяца назад

    It is a nice talk but it sounds like an advertisement. Also 10 percent is tax deductible to non profit, it is same as paying tax. I would be impressed if they give 30 to 50 percent away.

    • Elena B
      Elena B Месяц назад +1

      Tak Cheng Sze, you probably donate more than 10% of your income, tell us about that, pls

  • pat winn
    pat winn 4 месяца назад

    Love you Bert Jacobs!

  • Art, Science and Commerce
    Art, Science and Commerce 4 месяца назад

    President of the USA 2026.

  • Laura Croft
    Laura Croft 4 месяца назад +2


  • Linda Nicol
    Linda Nicol 4 месяца назад

    Very good values, positivism and good heart, of this young guy. Congratulations.

  • Irish Price
    Irish Price 4 месяца назад

    I want to get involved with his organisation after this talk... trully inspiring talk!

  • abelninans
    abelninans 4 месяца назад +19

    when you decide to leave maroon 5.....

  • Fred Jaminson
    Fred Jaminson 5 месяцев назад

    The media is negative? I forgot about that, I haven't watched TV in 10 years.

    • Irish Price
      Irish Price 4 месяца назад

      me 2. still get pounced with plenty of negative news on podcasts and whatnot. how do you avoid it all?