From birth, we’re programmed to be somebody in the world…and there’s nothing wrong with that! However, if we also embrace being nobody, we unlock the secret to a better world – for ourselves, and for others. J. A. Plosker has had careers as an attorney, social work counselor, and college instructor in the areas of comparative religion, philosophy, ethics, and social work. He is the author of the multi-award-winning book, “The Nobody Bible: Uncovering the Simple Wisdom in Ordinary Life” and host of The Nobody Guide to Life podcast. His forthcoming novel, “An Audible Silence,” will be published in February 2020, and he will soon launch “The Ploskers” podcast with his wife, Melissa. He is currently a dad to a very curious and energetic 3-year-old daughter and is a writer and speaker on personal and spiritual growth. He has appeared on stages throughout the Southwest as well as multiple radios, podcasts, and digital media outlets. J. A.’s mission is to bring greater awareness to the tremendous opportunities for growth in everyday life. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

I’m Teaching My Daughter To Be Nobody | JA Plosker | TEDxGrandCanyonUniversity