Watching TED Talks is a popular pastime at CN&CO. We visit regularly to clear our heads, have a laugh or get inspired. TED Talks open our minds, spark new ways of thinking and can lead to some very interesting conversations. Each week we pick a favourite and publish it on a Tuesday, because we like how “TED Talk Tuesday” sounds. This week’s talk was selected by Kurt. Here’s why he chose it:

My TED Talk Tuesday for this week was actually a suggestion by a friend. It is about an inspiring artist named Phil Hansen, who developed a tremor in his hand which limited him at art school. Like most artists, his hands are his bread and butter. But Phil’s tremors didn’t stop him. In fact, the works he has created are mind blowing.

Phil didn’t really know what to do until a neurologist made a simple suggestion – and one we can all use: “Embrace this limitation . . . and transcend it.”

“I was in a dark place for a long time, unable to create,” says Phil.

This talk challenges us to think inside the box and to work our inner creativity. You have to see how this guy embraced his limitation and the incredible stuff he created: