How I Learned 50 New Skills | Mike Boyd | TEDxUHasselt

23 mai 2019
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We are often told at a young age that our abilities are dictated by our predefined talents, I believe that is wrong. Struggle and adversity is something to become more comfortable with, not something to be afraid of. LVworldr, creator of "Learn Quick": the learning process from zero to hero
Mike is a filmmaker working in Scotland. He creates short films that document his learning process. Every video he makes, Mike chooses a skill he attempts to learn from scratch. His film give a candid look at the frustration, pain, joy and satisfaction of the real world learning process told from the perspective of the average person. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

  • This guy has learnt soo much

    IngenuityIngenuityPirms 2 dienām
  • this is same to my story

    R.SHANR.SHANPirms 22 dienām
  • This man is taskmaster

    susan boylesusan boylePirms Mēneša
  • Sorry since when did Mike do a ted talk????

    Jeffo 8610Jeffo 8610Pirms Mēneša
  • Who brings a kid to a TED show? Sounds a like a punishment.

    Elumio MerkElumio MerkPirms Mēneša
  • This is what I call "real motivational clip" from a true ordinary person who always tries to start a new skill Thanks so much

    Tôi tự xửTôi tự xửPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Brilliant

    S SS SPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Wait 85k only? So underrated

    Nano 521Nano 521Pirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • I respect this guy, i admire his passion, his drive, enthusiasm, character, courage, his determination. He is like everything I want to be.

    Al CAl CPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • Getting started is sometimes the hardest part. Awesome talk! I've always learned a lot diving into things like Mike recommends.

    Stephen FischerStephen FischerPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • What a great man he is..

    Jaguar PawJaguar PawPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • The first skill is common very common....

    ashvin p bennyashvin p bennyPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • You inspired me to learn new skills Thank you

    mahesh Kmahesh KPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • His channel is seriously one of the most uplifting and motivating things to watch. His genuine, genuine excitement when he does the thing for the first time on video is soooo amazing and INSPIRING.

    EGadZooksEGadZooksPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Why haven't people checked the actual 10,0000 hours rule? It's not in Any particular field, but in a very narrow field like one which has very little research on it. Meaning the 10k hours is the max it would take for someone to master something.

    Row BeRow BePirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Mike boyd (the mike tyson of learning) ;)

    The LogicThe LogicPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • This channel has 25.5 million subs and this vid cant even reach 100k. Really sad that people dont see this

    tyler f-jtyler f-jPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • never knew mike was on ted, this is exciting

    Sanctus AgendaSanctus AgendaPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • 0:20 “HAWEVAR” Tbh he is also underrated, but he got englesh down rn, but its still very funny to look back at it.

    Am DuricAm DuricPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • His LVworld channel is 👌🏻

  • yes

    VithusChrVithusChrPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Wtf why does this have few views

    Lumpiang TogueLumpiang ToguePirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Mike Boyd on TED Talk? Woah

    AidanGreenNinjaAidanGreenNinjaPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Great LVworldrs but underrated tedtalk

    HyperPickleHyperPicklePirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Next one comming is @Mikeshake in youtube check him out

    iBiZhaiBiZhaPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • I wish i was told this earlier

    Prithvi ParekhPrithvi ParekhPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • "Specialsm is a fabrication of the human mind"

    Mayang MagiliwMayang MagiliwPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Truely an amazing video!

    Emre UyarEmre UyarPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • I love mike

    RAC LukeRAC LukePirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • 66k views... why??? This man is amazing

    ihubooihubooPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Mike Boyd is kind of awesome

    RJBuccRJBuccPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • I watch mike all the time and i just found this now

    Pr0bsPr0bsPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • wait when did this-

    mork the vanmork the vanPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Hey I know him

    Ehsan AhmadEhsan AhmadPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • damn he should make a youtube channel

    Gamer420EpiclyGamer420EpiclyPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Bet this was in your Recommended

    Sound waveSound wavePirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • who is ted and why does he talk so much???

    hei eskil 2hei eskil 2Pirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Skill #51: How to give a TED talk :)

    Matti ViljanenMatti ViljanenPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • He looks like a alem from beatbox lol

    rezi macharashvilirezi macharashviliPirms 5 Mēnešiem

    Ameen NeamiAmeen NeamiPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • I'm waiting for the comment which says, "Who is here during Quarantine?" :)

    Hussein MahdiHussein MahdiPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Liked as soon as i saw its MIKE

  • What a great guy

    KillerTacosKillerTacosPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • "𝙹𝚊𝚌𝚔 𝚘𝚏 𝚊𝚕𝚕 𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚍𝚎𝚜, 𝙼𝚊𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚖 𝚝𝚘𝚘“

    Ⲓⲉϣⲩⲁ Ⲏϣⲉⲣ ܝܫܘܥ ܡܫܝܚܐ ܝܚܝܐܠⲒⲉϣⲩⲁ Ⲏϣⲉⲣ ܝܫܘܥ ܡܫܝܚܐ ܝܚܝܐܠPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • i wanna be like him

    BallsBallsPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Damn what a talented guy, he should start an youtube channel or something

    kuntkuntPirms 5 Mēnešiem
    • An LVworld channel?

      GruGruPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Commenting for engagement

    0432 Jitesh Pathak0432 Jitesh PathakPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • shocked that why LVworld recommended this video this much later I had seen lots of his videos I had seen lots of Ted talks then why this much late and only 136 comments till now

    Amit MishraAmit MishraPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Hence proved engineers do everythinge except engineering.

    Varchasva MoreVarchasva MorePirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Who else just got this in their recommended?

    Guillaume VaillancourtGuillaume VaillancourtPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Mike boyd is the most underrated youtuber like if u agree

    Angelo MorelliAngelo MorelliPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • mike boyd: learns a kickflip in 6 hours me: learns an ollie in 17 days, 3 hrs each day

    Ashar AwesomeAshar AwesomePirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • "We live in a society" -Mike Boyd 2019

    Timothy A.K.A:TK232Timothy A.K.A:TK232Pirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • This should be one of the most popular videos on this channel, this guy is truly and inspiration and what he’s saying is so true

    Chris MarstonChris MarstonPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Mike boyd is the best

    Zeke FiberZeke FiberPirms 5 Mēnešiem
    • bugger lugs well damnit

      Zeke FiberZeke FiberPirms 3 Mēnešiem
    • Zeke Fiber u spelt his name wrong

      Oliver DunnOliver DunnPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • What a fricking underrated video

    Sithma uduwelaSithma uduwelaPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Rubic's cube is the easiest one for me .

    Gameplay MasterGameplay MasterPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Only if he spent 10 hours learning public speaking

    shumail khanshumail khanPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • everyone is only getting this recommended this now

    Kiwi TurtleKiwi TurtlePirms 5 Mēnešiem
    • LVworld has been doing this lately. I wonder if they are trying to hide things 😅 I've watched this video before I just was bored so I might as well watch it sgain

      Dragongem GamingDragongem GamingPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • oh my god it's him :D

    DavidDavidPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • How come this video only has 40k views?

    CharlieCharliePirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • "I been doing this 3 years" "can I learn something in 10 hours" "its a real job, I assure you" Is he trying to convince himself? he should easily have 900 new skills if this was an actual job, 8 hour days, 5 days a week is a job...

    LiamLiamPirms 5 Mēnešiem
    • Pay attention kiddo. He said LVworld is a real, full time job and it is, the editing of his videos can take hours and even days...

      Joe JohnstoneJoe JohnstonePirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Okay the Ted talk was cool but now we want u to do a backflip... Part 2 Please 😂

    gamer progamer proPirms 5 Mēnešiem
    • @Leo o yea I've seen it but don't u want him to try again tho

      gamer progamer proPirms 5 Mēnešiem
    • gamer pro he’s tried, and was unable to, because he tried to do it off a trampoline to early. His video explains why he stopped better

      LeoLeoPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Ayy mike

    Sean CodringtonSean CodringtonPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • I'm glad this guy got a ted talk

    Ryan BevinRyan BevinPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • This is probably not that popular because the sound is bad. The sound is much better on his channel.

    Janneman96Janneman96Pirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Congratulations on getting the ted talk! Love your channel!

    Janneman96Janneman96Pirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • He Is now at 2,4 mil subs. Good job m8!

    Alfred LandgrenAlfred LandgrenPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • I love the way he learns new skills.

    Aakash MahatoAakash MahatoPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • person : what can you do? mike : yes

    Krittika PaulKrittika PaulPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • i've spent way more than 10.000 houers in math and still havent perfected it :(

    JoëlJoëlPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Searching creativity? Most people prefer Tiktok nowadays, than LVworld -_-

    Sumit ChakrabortySumit ChakrabortyPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • a year ago and hardly anybody watched this rip

    UndeniableLuckUndeniableLuckPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Doing a TED talk makes the skill count to 51

    Ahmed UsamaAhmed UsamaPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • I really really love his approach to life: trying to expand your horizons by going out of your comfort or "wired" zone. That being said, we have to admit that most of the skill he has learned are either tricks (breaking a glass with voice, juggling, throwing an axe, splitting an apple etc.) or developed to entry-level proficiency (skiing, shooting a rifle). The learning curve is steep in the first part in most of these (meaning you can get to be ok-ish in a reasonable time). Moreover, some skills borrow from others. For example, limb coordination is developed in both skateboarding and ski. Knowing chords helps when learning violin if you've been playing guitar for x years. What I'm trying to say is that none of these will land you a living in that specific field unless you develop them with extra hours and hours to make you a teacher or a professional. For hobby-level, though, I think all of us should challenge ourselves to try something different. I'm not trying to take away from Mike, what he does is amazing, nonetheless, and is inspiring to anyone who feel stuck.

    Chris N.Chris N.Pirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • This video will show up in your reccomended in a few years And you will be happy about it

    Patrick FlorioPatrick FlorioPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • They didn’t even @ his LVworld channel in this video

    Jake GiampriniJake GiampriniPirms 5 Mēnešiem
    • There was no need, the entire video is about him. If people wanted to see more of him they would look up his channel themselves.Ted would probably just @ his channel if they were just using footage from it for anything

      GruGruPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • I actually love this guy's channel

    Juan Alejandro Carvajal OlguinJuan Alejandro Carvajal OlguinPirms 5 Mēnešiem
    • so do i ?

      plague appleplague applePirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • this is exactly why essay writing at the last moment is the best

    LT WangLT WangPirms 5 Mēnešiem
    • I can't understand that can you please explain..

      Suman gandhiSuman gandhiPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Bruh mike is so good

    NXTNXTPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • He's also a good speaker

    FrostFrostPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Why due LVworld reccomend it to me only in 2020?!?

    Edoardo De PiccoliEdoardo De PiccoliPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • I’ve been subbed to him for so long how did I just find this

    John UsherJohn UsherPirms 5 Mēnešiem
    • Ikr

      kevin youssefkevin youssefPirms 9 dienām
    • Yeah same he came into my primary school when he was just starting out and I’ve been subbed to him ever since

      Jeffo 8610Jeffo 8610Pirms Mēneša
    • @Eskil Lødemel me too

      SpeedszySpeedszyPirms 5 Mēnešiem
    • idk, it happened to me too! LVworld is kinda weird.

      Eskil LødemelEskil LødemelPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • I didn't know Mike Boyd did a Ted Talk.

    David ShimDavid ShimPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Everything you mentioned in this video are tricks beautiful tricks but they are not skills Skill like learn to play piano or anything to you the tool in a way you want

    Suraj Prakash ThakurSuraj Prakash ThakurPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • 30000th view!!

    Peter.oPeter.oPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • 9:29 if you know you know

    Dat Boi TrumpDat Boi TrumpPirms 5 Mēnešiem
    • gamer pro “We live in a society”

      Dat Boi TrumpDat Boi TrumpPirms 5 Mēnešiem
    • Know what😂

      gamer progamer proPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • I've watched all of Mike's videos and a lot of Ted Talks. For some reason, LVworld didn't recommend me this video for a whole year, I really don't understand it

    TheMarkOfLTheMarkOfLPirms 5 Mēnešiem
    • @Siddharth Meyan Siddharth, I searched presentation in case he did something else besides ted, he did not as far as i know and here I am learning.

      Ameer IAmeer IPirms 3 Mēnešiem
    • Same

      Theo SöderlundTheo SöderlundPirms 5 Mēnešiem
    • I had to search it.... Because I thought there was no way he didn't do a ted

      Siddharth MeyanSiddharth MeyanPirms 5 Mēnešiem
    • Same

      Dylan HeraidDylan HeraidPirms 5 Mēnešiem
    • yea same for me

      Liam StephensLiam StephensPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Whose watching in 2020

    yakub yakubyakub yakubPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • I can't believe I missed a Ted Talk of Mike Boyd at my own university

    Jan CeyssensJan CeyssensPirms 5 Mēnešiem
    • Same 🥴

      Lars DanauLars DanauPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • I was at this TedTalk, Mike Boyd is amazing!

    888 Records888 RecordsPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Wait he did a ted talk?!??

    Tom ClarryTom ClarryPirms 5 Mēnešiem
    • Pan Gąbka Nice grammar, 11/10

      Niko BelicNiko BelicPirms 2 Mēnešiem
    • @Niko Belic Haha and your died

      Pan GąbkaPan GąbkaPirms 2 Mēnešiem
    • I just discovered it now. Same

      Rishabh VailayaRishabh VailayaPirms 2 Mēnešiem
    • Pan Gąbka your mum is

      Niko BelicNiko BelicPirms 2 Mēnešiem
    • @Niko BelicLike your life is a game

      Pan GąbkaPan GąbkaPirms 3 Mēnešiem

    GalaxyGuidesGalaxyGuidesPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Damn just saw that this has 22.000 views even though it was posted a year ago. Love it!

    Michael MeiMichael MeiPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • aye yay !!! its my boy MIKE

    TheLethalOneTheLethalOnePirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • I had no idea he gave a Ted talk

    i c yi c yPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • YES

    Benjamin GohBenjamin GohPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Great Ted Talk Mike. At 46, you've inspired me numerous times over the past several years. Now my family asks when I'm joining the circus with some of the skills you've inspired me to learn.

    Brad MyersBrad MyersPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • wow I have never seen such an uncomfortable audience, in a good way. at 13:36 he is telling people they are amazing, they need to believe in themselves and go do what they love, what they want to do, and you can see every one in the audience is having their lifelong beliefs challenged. By 14:56 they have calmed down, though half still have their arms crossed, not totally believing in themselves, and at 14:59 the girl in the fuzzy sweater is starting to believe in herself, pondering the possibilities of things she wants to learn...

    Christoper MitchellChristoper MitchellPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • YASSS!!!

    Steven LatourSteven LatourPirms 6 Mēnešiem