Doers, Dreamers, and the Differences Between Them | Joshua York | TEDxLivoniaCCLibrary

  • Опубликовано: 5 окт 2017
  • As an adult human, we make about 35,000 decisions per day. The only thing keeping someone from becoming extraordinary is the way that they make these decisions and then how they act upon them. Josh will be sharing the differences between dreamers and doers, and some simple things that you can do to become the latter. Josh is a 2017 graduate from Michigan State with a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management and a minor in German. In 2013 he founded a streetwear apparel brand, York Project. York Project started as a one-for-one company, donating living essentials to the homeless for every product sold. After 5 years, the organization has made over 21,000 donations to people in need in 23 American cities. Josh and his team plan to open up a manufacturing operation in Detroit and employ previously homeless individuals that are re-entering the workforce. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Комментарии • 80

  • user73o1u 81716
    user73o1u 81716 12 дней назад +1

    couldn't continue listening after 'accounting person' and 'you know, things that are relevant'. Get your act together before a ted talk. wtf!

    • Fredrik
      Fredrik 9 дней назад +1

      Well, he is a doer. He didn't think about what to say, he just got up there.

  • gaurav somani
    gaurav somani 15 дней назад

    great talk

  • notanfningain
    notanfningain 21 день назад

    I am a dreamer, and a doer; many of my dreams never came to fruition, others I am still trying to attain but probably never will, but at least I know, I damn well tried.

  • Dumane Daley
    Dumane Daley Месяц назад

    Take no offence, but most people are just collecting ideas. All the views and turnouts really means nothing. How much of the people watching a video actually do something with the ideas generated?

  • Bhavan Jasani
    Bhavan Jasani 3 месяца назад

    Awesome talk

  • Ace88
    Ace88 4 месяца назад

    Very inspiring talk. Thank you for sharing

  • TJ TJ
    TJ TJ 4 месяца назад

    Nobody that is grown n lives with their parents is a do-er

  • aazzksks
    aazzksks 6 месяцев назад

    This is Awesome

  • Harshavardhan sanka
    Harshavardhan sanka 6 месяцев назад

    After watching the video ,I simple say thank you

  • Vishnu Rasaya
    Vishnu Rasaya 7 месяцев назад

    The greatest talk ever. No words to say.

  • Ravi Kiran
    Ravi Kiran 7 месяцев назад +28

    The gist of this talk is that all Doers are dreamers but not all dreamers are doers. The push is to increase the number of doers and help those dreamers stuck in inertia. Good talk.

  • Ryan Lampotang
    Ryan Lampotang 8 месяцев назад +2

    This is the best TED Talk that I have ever watched. It had such great stories, was really well organized and was very influential.

  • Irfi Inay
    Irfi Inay 8 месяцев назад +1

    The best lessons are from people around you. thank you Joshua for being so observant of others and taking in all their good qualities/behaviours and sharing it with the world 😍

  • Anwan E.
    Anwan E. 8 месяцев назад +1

    My question is : Since Jesse has done SO MUCH why hasent he made it out of his parents basement??

  • lov3isd3ad
    lov3isd3ad 8 месяцев назад

    finally a talk with substance.

  • Peter Gaal
    Peter Gaal 9 месяцев назад +1

    there is no gender wage gap in the western world man.

  • Akash Panchal
    Akash Panchal 9 месяцев назад

    Amazingg!! The things he said really mean a lot and is helpful in life. But if he had presented in a more better way, I believe this video would get millions of views.

  • Troy Blyden
    Troy Blyden 9 месяцев назад


  • Siddhesh Narvekar
    Siddhesh Narvekar 9 месяцев назад

    Amazing speech...

  • LloydG
    LloydG 9 месяцев назад +6

    As I was listening to this channel, I've always think that I am a dreamer but it turns out that every single big decisions I've made in my life I have always been a doer. This talk though opened my eyes not to be afraid to ask for help and also not to be afraid to get rejected. Thank you very much.

  • Brian
    Brian 9 месяцев назад

    Gosh, I'm a chronic dreamer!

  • Thomas Breakey
    Thomas Breakey 10 месяцев назад

    Hopefully he knows the wage gap is a myth, poor soy boy

  • Weird Bunney
    Weird Bunney 11 месяцев назад

    great talk thanks

  • Float Circuit
    Float Circuit 11 месяцев назад

    Great talk, Josh! Glad to see you still pursuing the York Project after leaving MSU and the Hatch. I wish you well on your journey.
    -Float Circuit

  • Angel Peterson
    Angel Peterson 11 месяцев назад +32

    they say i'm a dreamer. but i'm not the only one.

  • alex barbu
    alex barbu 11 месяцев назад +4

    I enjoyed your talk and agree with you on many aspects, however you can not split people into doers and dreamers. These are two sides of every one of us. Most of the times one of these sides is more developed and our perception is that person is just a dreamer where in fact if you look deeper into that person you will find out there's also a doer inside.
    ACT changes things.

    • sitti fatima balunan
      sitti fatima balunan 10 месяцев назад +2

      alex barbu , you are right. Maybe he needs to recategorize people into three: 1) the person who makes things happen, 2) the person who watches things happen, 3) the person who never know what has happened. These three categories are just part of an evolving being in each one of us. We started from the person who didnt know what has happened. Some evolves to those who watches things happen. Then few evolve to become the person who makes things happen. What do you think?

  • Subh Jyoti
    Subh Jyoti 11 месяцев назад

    york project

  • Ousmane Ndiaye
    Ousmane Ndiaye 11 месяцев назад +4

    This is great. Excellent work.

  • Olga Kukh
    Olga Kukh 11 месяцев назад +19

    Great talk! Great to listen to the content and see the person growing as a speaker right there during the talk))

  • Dennis R. Levesque
    Dennis R. Levesque Год назад +7

    Doers & Dreamers? This was more about Doers only, with an omission of the Dreamers. Totally biased. You confuse fake confidence with genuine confidence/competence. "Doing" without proper forethought will get you into trouble. But, I guess you're too dazzled to realize that yet.

    • Dennis R. Levesque
      Dennis R. Levesque 8 месяцев назад

      To Irfi Inay: Maybe. But, when I see people dive into a swimming hole (true story) and send a cloud of mud to the surface, I feel compelled to give warning about it.

    • Irfi Inay
      Irfi Inay 8 месяцев назад +4

      i think he’s trying to convey that some of us might be to afraid to even do anything to begin with. not really about recklessly doing things without giving much thought about it.

    • Quiter19
      Quiter19 9 месяцев назад

      Risk vs Reward. If I'm prepared to risk then sometimes I will achieve the rewards I am trying to obtain. Easy as, sweeter than as. Much love.

    • Dennis R. Levesque
      Dennis R. Levesque 10 месяцев назад

      To Cristina DaPonte: Rattled? Maybe that's just thoughts falling on deaf ears. Anybody can DO things. But, not all things are worth doing. I hope you know the difference. Think about it. I hope me answering you doesn't count as one of those. Was it worthwhile? Yeah, I'm bored.

    • Cristina DaPonte
      Cristina DaPonte 10 месяцев назад +3

      You sound rattled. Of course this is about 'doers.' It's about getting you to DO things.

  • Sonia Chauhan
    Sonia Chauhan Год назад +19

    This is a really good talk. So many of us don't take actions on their ideas and keep dreaming on. Ultimately, we are defined by the things we do and not the things we intend to do.

  • Jordy Literario
    Jordy Literario Год назад +13

    I have realized that I'm a doer as long as I am surrounded by other doers, but if I'm alone, I'm such a dreamer... What am I then?!

    • David Ejike
      David Ejike 7 месяцев назад +1

      human..? :D

    • DeVante Williams
      DeVante Williams 11 месяцев назад +7

      Jordy Literario A follower. And that's cool because there always has to be Indians and Chiefs, but strive to be a Chief my man!

  • Trent Pan
    Trent Pan Год назад +7

    Bad speaker. Bad speech.

  • 0 0
    0 0 Год назад +6

    Honestly pretty bad actually. He is way to nervous and fumbles way to much. He is a terrible speaker and it hurt whatever message he is attempting to deliver. I bet this was great on paper but he doesn’t know how to present his “work”.

    • OurNewestMember
      OurNewestMember 8 месяцев назад

      0 0 : Understandable sentiment, but that's a blanket overstatement. Obviously you can see and feel the tension in the talk's first 4 minutes, but that judgment doesn't hold for all of the talk.
      E.g., the talk's later idea about doers "using the ask" was delivered with an unusually consistent inflection and verbal punctuation -- the entertaining story depicts a novel solution to the talk's central problem with the kind of conversational appeal seen in other talks.
      I understand reacting to the first few minutes, but the totality of observable evidence does not support the blanket statement that this talk is "pretty bad."
      The second half of this talk not only makes up for the first but does so because it delivers the goods: novel content and conversational presentation.

    • Brian
      Brian 9 месяцев назад +2

      Dude, he just did it! And I luv it

    • Derek
      Derek Год назад +8

      I was thinking during the speech wow I could deliver this better or thoughts like that but then I realized I've never even done a ted talk and it's more impressive to do something even if its not perfect then to not do it at all. That being said I'm sure he's received constructive criticism and hopefully learn moving forward so his actions have more impact. Failure is fine as long as you learn from it and you can't fail unless you do. (not saying he failed)

    • 0 0
      0 0 Год назад +1

      I’m sure this guy is very smart and has great work. I’m saying as a presenter he needs work. After doing speech’s more than once he can polish this and get his message across to millions. 60 thousand isn’t a big number for a ted talk or viral video. Not bashing the person or his work only saying he doesn’t know how to present his work and that is something he needs to practice

  • Pooja V'karma
    Pooja V'karma Год назад +4

    One of the best Ted talks I have come across. Thank you so much Joshua. You put it all so well..

  • Sand Dudes
    Sand Dudes Год назад

    wow! loved this talk!

  • Jumanah Salama
    Jumanah Salama Год назад

    Very good!! Thanks ❤️

  • TheXuism
    TheXuism Год назад

    good point . search 100 rejection therapy ,that is the best practice to become a doer.

  • Miles Roberto
    Miles Roberto Год назад +1

    Amazing work man! So happy to see what you are doing. Please do more!

  • Stephan Sufian
    Stephan Sufian Год назад +5

    very boring...

  • Visal Hewagama
    Visal Hewagama Год назад

    Superb! Very nice speech

  • Manoj Kharwar
    Manoj Kharwar Год назад +4

    amazing..short..content literally will words for your simplicity....I m mum

  • Manoj Kharwar
    Manoj Kharwar Год назад

    amazing..short..content literally will words for your simplicity....I m mum

  • Nir Altman
    Nir Altman Год назад +3

    Love it!

  • Ahmed Hisham
    Ahmed Hisham Год назад +21

    thank you so much york , you've completely changed my thoughts , after this video i started to do more action than before

  • Chakshu #
    Chakshu # Год назад

    Harteg sucks ballss !

    PUSHPAK MUNDRE Год назад +34

    What a great talk, this talk deserves a million views.

  • MAsonTRIX
    MAsonTRIX Год назад +5

    Lost me at college...

  • Raincloud
    Raincloud Год назад +1

    I'm a dreamer but not cause of fear

  • Myles Drake
    Myles Drake Год назад +9

    Great speaker, well done!!!

  • Ben Yaya
    Ben Yaya Год назад +17

    Great speech, a very smart young who will be something someday.

  • Ken Lam
    Ken Lam Год назад +1

    It seems irrational to say you train your confidence by learning to limit your options
    The confidence should come from knowing what exactly you want

    • CMG
      CMG Год назад +5

      Imo in todays information overloaded world humans are given too many options. By limiting them your brain can work correctly the way it has for hundreds of thousands of years.

    • Patrick Paisley
      Patrick Paisley Год назад +1

      Same difference. It's always both

  • red cat
    red cat Год назад +17

    "What does a dreamer or doer look like?"- my face is ready.

  • Ved Prakash
    Ved Prakash Год назад +4


  • Daniel Seha
    Daniel Seha Год назад +41

    I'm a doer. I've started a podcast channel, go have a look.

    • David Ejike
      David Ejike 7 месяцев назад

      ahah, mmmmmmmmno! :D (good job dude anyway, keep it up)

    • Quiter19
      Quiter19 9 месяцев назад

      Nice my man. YEEHA Daniel!

    • Vikato chophy
      Vikato chophy Год назад +8

      No, I won't. Tell it to a goer^^

  • Mortal b
    Mortal b Год назад +3

    pretty good