The Magic of Not Giving a F*** | Sarah Knight | TEDxCoconutGrove

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Published on Apr 12, 2017

Warning: Strong Language

The bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck and Get Your Sh*t Together, Sarah Knight, outlines her "NotSorry Method" to stop spending time you don't have doing things you don't want to do in her
humorous talk.

After fifteen years working in New York City's top publishing houses,Sarah Knight struck out on her own. Since then, her essay "I Quit My JobToday (And So Can You!)"- went viral, and her book, "The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck: How to Stop Spending Time You Don't Have with People You Don't Like Doing Things You Don't Want to Do", became a bestseller. The escape from corporate life and transformation into an "accidental anti-guru" continued when she and her husband moved to Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic. Sarah's new book explains how to "Get Your Shit Together: How to Stop Worrying About What You Should Do So You Can Finish What You Need to Do and Start Doing What You Want to Do." Sarah graduated cum laude with a degree in English and American Literature from
Harvard University.

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    Steve Jones - 8 hours ago

    I love it

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    MUHUMUZA PIUS - 15 hours ago


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    regina ranola - 20 hours ago

    Thank you for this !

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    HaileyMorganful - 21 hours ago

    why are bad words considered bad?

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    yasminech2020 - 1 day ago

    preach girl <3 this is the best most honest talk I heard in TEDx

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    KaneneProductions - 2 days ago

    This doesn't account for office politics NOR moving on up by getting along with others.

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    RH - 3 days ago

    Nurture your inner Durden

  • Traci Johnson - Channel Youtube
    Traci Johnson - 3 days ago

    This was magical for me! Thanks 😊

  • Norberto Figueroa - Channel Youtube
    Norberto Figueroa - 3 days ago

    I live by this motto. Too much time worrying about others. Nobody have time for that. Great video. 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽

  • Adrian D - Channel Youtube
    Adrian D - 4 days ago

    This is spectacular. I already feel the fucks I used to give floating away.... :o)

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    Mike Hurn - 4 days ago

    Oh goody I’m already like this lol

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    Walt Bayless - 4 days ago

    Absolutely fantastic!

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    Brandon Dasen - 4 days ago

    This is telling me to quit school But I’m not going to

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    Natasha Sl - 4 days ago

    So basically I’m supposed to leave uni 😂😂😅

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    JJ CP - 5 days ago


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    Desta's Wigs - 6 days ago

    Very well said . Thank you

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    Bugme - 6 days ago

    Prioritise and be prudent with your time.

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    Patrick Nash - 6 days ago

    Great Ted talk

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    Sello Molefi - 6 days ago

    Fun F....kingtastic...Done

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    MyNameIsAlibi - 6 days ago

    Whenever I say "No, I don't want to go to that thing," then my family calls me rude and antisocial. I heard someone I look up to say "Even if the experience sucks, it builds character!" It doesn't. It's a waste of time and emotional energy. I'm an introvert so it physically drains me to be around people. I already have so many things to worry about, so why would I want to devote my time to something I never cared and never will care about?

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    Shanice Fairley - 6 days ago

    Great job! I love this!

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    Mshershey - 7 days ago

    Loved it! Made sense and short

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    Chhote Lal Yadav - 1 week ago

    Very unique idea of representation of serious matter..Wow!!

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    13DivineSpark - 1 week ago

    Yeah that's what I'm always saying.

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    thrivesurvive - 1 week ago

    I love this so much.

  • Wenna Privé - Channel Youtube
    Wenna Privé - 1 week ago

    This kind of attitude is the reason why the majority people don’t fight for animal rights because it’s a lot of work and it’s easier to just not give a “f*uck”. She’s preaching about not caring which is absolutely the easy way around everything.

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    Miljan Krkic - 1 week ago

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    Sneewitchen1 - 1 week ago

    So greatly helpful!Thank you Sarah!

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    tejo29se - 1 week ago

    Excellent lecture. She is so spot on :)