Back in March, I spoke at TEDxLUC, the independently organized TEDx event at Loyola University. It was my first ever TEDx talk.
I almost didn’t do it because I had a bunch of other things going on and I wasn’t quite sure that I could pull it off in time. But one day I was taking a cold shower and I suddenly knew what I had to talk about.
This wasn’t my first speaking engagement (I’ve spoken at Target and at several colleges), but it’s one of the first that I’ve had recorded. There’s not much else to do here other than link directly to the video, so see below to watch the short video (it’s about ten minutes long).
TEDxLUC – How Cold Shower Therapy™ Can Change Your Life
Of course, I’m adding this video to the list of everything else I’ve written about cold showers on this page.
CST really boils down to one idea that I summed up the TEDx talk:
I said to myself, “If you’re not willing or able to be the type of person that’s willing to be uncomfortable for five minutes alone in the shower, where the only negative outcome is you being cold for five minutes and the only person affected by that decision is you, then how will you ever have the strength or courage to be uncomfortable in a situation where the outcomes are much, much greater and the people affected by your decision far outnumber just yourself?”
If you took a few minutes to watch the video, I would love to hear your thoughts on it below. And, as always, instead of just saying “that’s a great idea,” it would be great if you’d actually try out CST for yourself.