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Lori Harder: Turn Your Struggles Into Strengths at TEDxUCIrvine (Transcript)

Lori Harder at TEDxUCIrvine

Here is the full transcript of fitness model (@LoriHarder) Lori Harder’s TEDx Talk: Turn Your Struggles Into Strengths at TEDxUCIrvine conference. This event took place on May 27, 2017 at Irvine, California.

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Lori Harder – Entrepreneur, fitness model

Hello! How are you?

I’m so excited to be here tonight. My name is Lori Harder and I am a fitness and lifestyle entrepreneur and an author. And today I’m going to talk to you about resistance training.

But before we do that, I want to take you guys all on a little journey. So can you do me a little favor tonight? Yes? OK, awesome.

All right. I’m going to need all of us in here to stop adulting for one minute. So maybe uncross your legs, and you’re going to turn to your neighbors on both sides right now and make the most ridiculous funny face that you possibly can. Yes, you are.

Okay, ready and go right now. Most ridiculous funny face!

I love it. You’re still doing it. OK, amazing. How’d that feel? Good? Oh my God, that feels good.

OK, so what was your favorite flavor of self-expression? I want to talk to that unapologetic kid — that kid that wasn’t afraid to be themselves, who would bust a move whenever their favorite song came on, who would literally beg anyone around, including strangers for a quarter to play that one last videogame, or that kid who convinced all of their friends that it was a good idea to go garbage bag parachuting off of your front porch. Thank God, my porch was low.

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