Don’t dress for success | Nat’s What I Reckon

Nat’s what I Reckon

TEDxSydney 2020 · 6 November 2020

In this honest talk, comedian, content creator and isolation cooking champion Nat’s What I Reckon shares his story and examines the perception of what success really means. As he says, society’s view of normality and success isn’t for everyone – like pre-packaged food it can be bland and unencouraging. That doesn’t make you undeserving of your own brand of success. Stick to your guns and tell jar sauce to get in the bin.

Comedian, content creator, best-selling author, rock musician, isolation cooking champion and mental health advocate Nat has been making videos as Nat’s What I Reckon for almost a decade. With his hilarious social commentary earning him a social media following of well over 2 million, Nat’s first book Un-cook Yourself: A Ratbag’s Rules for Life debuted at number 4 on the Australian bestsellers chart. Nat’s channel has provided him with a platform to take the playful piss out of masculine culture and societal politics. Refreshingly open about his battle with anxiety and depression, Nat uses this platform to destigmatise the experience by encouraging conversation. Nat’s “Death To Jar Sauce“ cooking videos – inspired by his observation during covid lockdowns that packaged foods had been cleaned off the shelves while the fresh produce sections were full – sent Nat to a new level of viral, and most importantly succeeded in getting people back into cooking fresh produce, with a message of positivity and encouragement.