Here’s a talk I gave at TEDx Grant Park in September 2017. This talk documents bits and pieces of my journey toward essentialism and minimalism. As we enter 2018, I pray this talk will help you launch 2018 with a clear vision of what you want to achieve and how you plan to accomplish your vision.

“Our souls are not hungry for fame, comfort, wealth, or power. Those rewards create almost as many problems as they solve. Our souls are hungry for meaning, for the sense that we have figured out how to live so that our lives matter so the world will be at least be a little bit different for our having passed through it.” —Harold Kushner

I hope you’re as excited for 2018 as I am. Let’s begin the year well by making ourselves better as we harness the power of less.


  • Nick Laparra

    Consultant | Podcaster | Storyteller | Speaker

    Let's Give A Damn

    Nick has spent the last twenty years traveling the world engaging in social impact work in the non-profit and for-profit worlds. He has spent the lat decade leading as a consultant, speaker, and a storyteller. He is the founder of Let's Give A Damn — an organization that produces a weekly podcast, offers social impact consulting, and helps everyday people give a damn. He is committed to helping people give a damn, embrace radical generosity, and live meaningful lives. Nick lives in Nashville with his wife, Becky, and their three children — Solace, Belle, and Roman.