I love TED Talks. My guest presented on the TED stage at TEDx Wilmington Women in 2016. With over 2 million views of her talk: The Unstoppable Power of Letting Go, the world wanted more.
Her “idea worth sharing” was inspired by her personal story of leaving a 12-year romantic relationship with the man she wanted to marry but who would not commit. She tells of an epiphany moment, on the floor of a stranger’s bathroom, when it became clear that she needed to let go of him, of her fear, and of her investment of time in the relationship.
We all have these epiphanies to leave relationships, jobs, and even beliefs. Fear holds us back.
Jill found her power once she faced that fear and is sharing the lessons in an upcoming book, Big Wild Love: The Unstoppable Power of Letting Go (May 2020).
In this episode, we first talk about her TEDx experience that day in 2016, how it came to be and what followed. Then we dig into the power of letting go.
The 2016 TEDx Talk that started it all:
Jill Sherer Murray is a TEDx speaker and influencer, author, blogger, coach, and founder of Let Go For It®, a lifestyle brand dedicated to helping individuals let go for a better life and businesses let go for better communications. She is also an award-winning journalist and communications leader who can trace practically every success she’s had in her career, love life, and more to letting go.
Her TEDx talk, “The Unstoppable Power of Letting Go” has been viewed by millions of people—and grows by the thousands each day. She wrote her book, Big Wild Love: The Unstoppable Power of Letting Go, in response to the many viewers who’ve reached out to her for help and inspiration after seeing her TEDx talk.
Jill spent a year studying improvisation comedy at the famous Second City Training Center in Chicago. And another five years writing a popular blog called “Diary of a Writer in Mid-Life Crisis” for www.wildriverreview.com. She also let go of just about everything to put her weight in Shape Magazine—12 times—as part of a year-long assignment to document her weight loss journey for millions of readers.
You can learn more about her at www.letgoforit.com. Follow her at @letgoforit on Facebook and Instagram, and Jill Sherer Murray on LinkedIn.