This interview with Imari Tuakli is part of the TEDxFolsom Reimagine Series, showcasing global changemakers, innovators, and thought-leaders who will speak at the upcoming TEDxFolsom event.
Share with us a little bit about your background and what inspired you to apply to speak at TEDxFolsom?
I’ve always been driven by ideas. Ideas are what make my life move and how I think we as humans evolve. In my previous life, I was a filmmaker motivated to share ideas that would challenge the way people think, and now as a coach, I hone in on the power of using ideas to shift people’s perspectives and move them to the next level of their lives. I think most people’s dream lives are one perspective shift away.
Without giving away too much – Can you provide a short summary of what your topic for Reimagine is about?
Short and simple… it is how to find meaning in a meaningless universe. The one thing that we all have in common is that we are here on this planet and doing our best to try and figure it all out. My topic is about reimagining how to decide what we do with our time while we are here.
What was your inspiration or reflection point to generate this idea worth spreading?
I’m a tremendous thinker, and I like to ask huge questions. One of the biggest questions I think that we ask as human beings is “What is my purpose? What does life mean? Does it have any meaning at all?” It’s a skill and passion of mine to try and answer these types of questions with as practical of a framework as I can come up with, both for the people that I help and myself. Simple answers for complex problems.
What are you looking forward to most with your talk?
Having fun. Expressing myself. Getting up on stage and just being in a room full of people who are open to cool conversations.
How do you foresee your TEDxFolsom talk impacting viewers both locally and globally?
My intention is that the people who watch my TED Talk can move forward in their lives with sustainable empowerment and a tangible framework for crafting their lives and building an existence that they are proud to live.
If there is one nugget of information you want someone to walk away with that view’s your TEDx Talk, what would that be?
You determine the meaning of your life with what actions you take and where you spend your attention.
What’s the best way for people to reach out to you to learn more about your TEDx talk topic?
My website: imarituakli.com