TEDx Lehigh University: Ending Our Addiction to Awesome

Amazing. Incredible. Unbelievable. Awesome.

We use these words constantly, and most of the time, whatever we’re describing is most definitely not. Amazing, incredible, unbelievable or awesome, that is.

Our society suffers from an addiction to superlatives, which put immense pressure on all of us to think we have to be awesome at everything. All of the time. It’s not only impossible, it’s downright unhealthy, setting us up for failure at everything we simply aren’t good at, which, in my case, is a lot.

So, when I had an opportunity to speak at a TEDx event at Lehigh University, I thought the topic of ending our addiction to superlatives was appropriate for a university audience. What do you think?

2018-10-30T09:39:30+00:00August 9th, 2018|0 Comments

About the Author:

MARY FRAN BONTEMPO is a speaker, author and humorist who teaches audiences to control their most powerful influence: Self-Talk. Author of The Woman’s Book of Dirty Words, and Not Ready for Granny Panties, Mary Fran proves small changes in self-talk yield big life changes, allowing individuals to redefine their lives both professionally and personally in a rapidly changing world. A Huffington Post and Thrive Global contributor, and regular columnist for Women’s Voices Magazine and Best Kept Self, Mary Fran inspires and motivates readers and listeners to tame the self-talk beast, leading them to personal and professional renewal and success. After thirty years’ experience as owner of a full-service recruiting firm, and finding herself in the middle of a perfect life storm—turning 50, a crashing economy, and most devastating, a son with serious addiction issues—Mary Fran created the blog, Not Ready for Granny Panties, authoring two books in the series and developing a life-affirming brand full of practical wisdom and wit. A frequent media guest and speaker, audiences delight in her empowering and entertaining message.

Leave A Comment