A Year of Yes


Shonda Rhimes speaking at the 2021 TED Conference

I mentioned in the podcast episode that went live yesterday that I’ve been listening to the audio book of Shonda Rhimes Year of Yes. If you somehow don’t know who she is, she’s the creator and lead writer of Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away With Murder, Scandal, and Bridgerton. She’s also the producer and several other hit shows. The woman has mad skill and creativity.

Anyway, I finished listening to it yesterday and it was definitely one of those books that I did not want to end. It was inspiring, thought provoking, and so so funny. It was so inspiring actually, I ordered myself a copy of the Year of Yes Journal and am planning my own “Year of Yes” for 2022, so you can expect many blog posts and likely some podcast episodes related to that.

Within the book, Rhimes shared the speech she gave at the Dartmouth 2014 Commencement. In the book it’s written out, but in the audio book version, the recording of when she gave it at Dartmouth is included. It’s 24 minutes long and definitely worth the time to listen, which is why I’m included the video below.

Featured image courtesy of TED Conference under a CC-BY-NC license.

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