The TEDxNYUShanghai November Salon is an opportunity for students to hear from speakers at NYU Shanghai, NYU Stern, and NYU SPS. Spoke alongside Professors Dan Bullock, Raúl Sánchez, and Xingchen Zhang around the theme of nonessential. I share how adopting the nonessential mindset enables us to shift from surviving to thriving. From simply doing to engaging. And from “getting through the day” to living in abundance and joy!