Escape Adulthood | Jason Kotecki What I am learning from my white 2 days ago   16:52

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Face it, adulting is hard. There are deadlines to meet, bills to pay, and rules aplenty we have to follow. Most of these rules keep order in what would otherwise be a chaotic world. But are all “rules” equally important? Maybe there are some rules we’d be better off not following. In his talk, Jason Kotecki, will challenge us to escape adulthood and break the rules we only think we have to follow. Jason Kotecki is a professional reminder-er and permission granter who moonlights as an artist, author and speaker. He works with organizations to beat burnout and become more innovative by breaking rules that don’t exist. Jason enjoys Star Wars, soft t-shirts, and brand new tubes of paint. He and his wife Kim have made it their mission in life to help people break free from Adultitis to build better lives, businesses and teams. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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Beth Hayson
LOVE this! thank you so much for reminding us we don't need to follow all the rules. Can't wait to get your book!
Darcy Luoma Coaching & Consulting, LLC
Jason this was fantastic! Entertaining but also filled with excellent tips to live better and to combat adultitus (which I have in a BIG way!). You are AWESOME!! Great job!
Ina & The Alchemists
Brilliant TED Talk, Jason! Just brilliant. I didn't want it to end. Thank you for all that you do in combatting chronic Adultitis!
Tracey Miller
Jason, you rock! Love your book, Penguins Can't Fly! Heard you first speak at a DPI conference for educators. Now, this TED Talk-Awesome!
Can't wait for my first Summit this summer! Thank you for the inspiration! Keep up the great work/play!
John Mavrakis
The only downside to this Tedx talk was that I didn't want it to end! Fantastic . . . filled with great advice, emotion and a life-changing course of action to make living even better!! WAY TO GO!
Bat Scientist
Nice one Jason. Love your content. It has helped me tremendously with parenting and trading stocks
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What I am learning from my white Escape Adulthood | Jason Kotecki 2 days ago   18:57

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Are we in a post-racial society? Do we want to be? Anthony Peterson, an African American, draws from current research and from conversations with his Anglo American grandchildren to address truths about race in 21st century America.

Anthony Peterson is an African American Army brat who calls Hawaii home. He has lived, studied, written about, and taught about cultural and racial realities. He has developed and facilitated diversity training for corporate and church leaders. His degrees in psychology and religious education add to his perspective. Anthony continues work as an educator, writer and editor in Nashville, Tennessee, where he lives with his wife, Laura. They count six children and nine grandchildren.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event 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)

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