- TED – Fast Company has called it the “new Harvard,” and it’s free. World-renowned speakers — professors, authors, leaders, etc. — give 18-minute talks on subjects of interest to them. Watch Sheryl Sandberg talk about how we have too few women leaders, watch numerous talks on the power of body language, or delve into something fun like the secret to desire in a long-term relationship or the concept of happiness and parenting. (I’d suggest starting with TED, rather than TEDx videos — there are some great ones in the TEDx ones but they’re a bit less tightly curated than the talks presented at the official TED events.)
- Online skill-based classes such as Udemy, Coursera, and Skillshare – (Odesk has a great roundup of the field.) Take a class on negotiating salary, learn how to master Excel, and virtually travel to Duke University to improve your reasoning skills. Prices range on these, but many are very affordable (free-$10).
- Online language classes – I’ve used Rosetta Stone in the past, but if I were looking to brush up or learn a new language I might try Babbel or Duolingo.
- YouTube – I watched a ton of free videos on entrepreneurship from Marie Forleo, but you may also want to learn more about meditation from Gabrielle Bernstein, desire mapping from Danielle LaPorte, or even just watch makeup and hair tutorials from The Beauty Department.
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