It WILL Be Awesome! Thursday morning general session speaker, Neil Pasricha, confirmed!
Sometimes the simplest things in life can bring us the most happiness. The cold side of the pillow, finding money in your coat pocket, and snow days are only a few of the things Neil Pasricha thinks are awesome. He wants to share all of them with the world. Pasricha's blog 1000 Awesome Things is an award winning celebration of the little moments we often overlook but can brighten our days and reads "like a snappy Jerry Seinfeld monologue by way of Maria Von Trapp" (The Vancouver Sun). What started as a hobby to try and help Pasricha feel better about life is now an internet phenomenon and has gathered nearly 25 million views. Pasricha's goal is to post one awesome thing every weekday for 1000 consecutive weekdays over four years. His book, The Book of Awesome is a #1 international bestseller currently being released in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Holland, India, Korea, New Zealand, the UK, and United States.
1000 Awesome Things and The Book of Awesome point out universal feelgood signposts that help us stay afloat in troubling times. Pasricha's uplifting lists serve not as fluffy distractions or placating gimmicks, but as reminders of why "life really is awesome after all" (The Guardian) and how we can enjoy it to its fullest by focusing on the things that fill us with joy. As a speaker, Pasricha brims with passion and charisma and tells audiences how focusing on awesome has helped him through tough times and can help change your perspective on life.
He has been featured by CNN, BBC, CBS, MSNBC, CBC, NPR, The Guardian, The New Yorker, The Sunday Times, The Daily Mail, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, The Sydney Herald, China Daily, The Jakarta Post, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, Slate, The Gayle King Show, Martha Stewart Living, The Huffington Post, and WIRED.