William Arias

Sergeant, US Army
North Brunswick, NJ, United States

About William


Hello Tedsters, if you must know a little about me it starts with I was born in Cuenca, Ecuador and I was brought to the states at the age of six. I graduated form North Brunswick NJ and two years later I joined the NJ Army Natioonal Guard. I deployed to Iraq in June 2008- June 2009. I became a Bailbondsman then a Real Estate Agent and finally a Personal Trainer.


English, Spanish

Areas of Expertise

Sales - Marketing sales training, Sales - Marketing Psychology Training, Exercise and Fitness

An idea worth spreading

I have tons of ideas but I zone in on adolescents between the age of 12 to 17 I believe that it is at this age where the most rebellious years come to light for any young teen. It's the years that in my opinion are the fork road to success or to being part of the system. For the last 8 years of my life I have been on a quest to find out why things happened to me the way they did. I believe I found the answer. It is because of this passion that I have made goals for myself to fully arm myself with all the knowledge that I need and all the fields of experience that I need. Coincidentally it has made me into a better salesman a better teacher a better leader a better mentor and it has set the stage for my entrepreneur side to make its way to the forefront of my life.

I'm passionate about

About changing the world one mind at a time.

Talk to me about

Anything and everything that involves self-growth.

People don't know I'm good at

I have a deep understanding of spirituality that does not involve religions.

My TED story

TED talks have been my mentors in time of need. My teachers when I needed to understand new ideas. My guides when the classroom taught that there's only one truth, TED gave me the Stregnth to seek the more up to date truth... Just becuase your environment teaches you to have a block mentality meaning knowing your front door steps and the cornerstone like the back of your hand, doesn't mean you can't grow out of that. See the world and you'll find a purpose.