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Surprising Yourself: The Joy of Being Spontaneous | Jonah Yoelin | TEDxUniversityofNevada

  • Published on Mar 18, 2020
  • How exciting would life be if you already knew what to expect? Taking experiences from improv theatre, Jonah Yoelin describes how spontaneity impacts our lives. By growing more comfortable with uncertainty in life and appreciating the unexpected and unplanned things we encounter every day, everyone can surprise themselves by being more spontaneous. Jonah Yoelin was born in Gresham, Oregon in 1999, and moved to Nevada in 2005. Growing up, he was heavily immersed in the arts. As a painter, jazz guitarist, and actor, Jonah has enjoyed art his entire life, but has also been fascinated with business and entrepreneurship. This led to his choice to attend the University of Nevada, Reno to obtain a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with a major in Marketing. He hopes to use the skills he’s learned in business school to bring a new essence of collaboration to the worlds of art and business. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at www.ted.com/tedx

Comments • 11

  • Mitch Cunningham
    Mitch Cunningham 2 years ago +3

    Jonah you really took your talents from Sales class to a whole new level! Great speech man

  • astroboomin
    astroboomin 2 years ago +5

    What an amazing talk! Simply Outstanding.

  • Cari Baez
    Cari Baez 2 years ago +6

    I think I say I like religion and psychology because I am looking for confidence to understand others. I am internally anxious and I am a contradiction. I am not very extroverted like I thought. I can be pretty spontaneous so I write this spontaneously as well. There are times I feel insecure of watching joyful people. I want to be surrounded by kind people. By loving and graceful people. People that will counsel me to be better and love me better. People who are joyful.

  • Marie Oliver
    Marie Oliver 2 years ago +5

    Great message for these interesting times!! Thank you!

  • Promos Produced by Pete Carona

    Solid ! ... Sage advice, well done!

  • Bret Simmons
    Bret Simmons 2 years ago +3

    Great job, Johah!

  • nyo
    nyo 2 years ago +4


  • Javi Hernandez
    Javi Hernandez 10 months ago +1

    Jonah Yoelin! Absolute Madman!!!

  • Toplad TV
    Toplad TV 5 months ago

    This is informative. Stop over thinking! Don't avoid uncertain moments.

  • Gàrv The Great
    Gàrv The Great 2 years ago +3

    Hey tedx I m one of your biggest fans

  • Haribansh Chaudhary
    Haribansh Chaudhary 2 years ago +3