This week we are going to dabble in the realm of curiosity. Cultivating curiosity is one of the most important things you can do in your life and is a superpower. Curiosity results is maximum learning and growth in the long term… 🙇♀️
Quote I’ve been pondering- “curiosity enlightened the cat.”
😸 This has been a favorite of mine for years and used to be on my Tea With Strangers
profile and now sits in my Twitter
bio. I honestly can’t remember where I heard it first, but it has stuck with me. It’s a mantra worth returning to.
Related person and newsletter worth following-
I recently had the pleasure of meeting Aaron Young, who focuses on methodically practicing the art of asking better questions. He writes a weekly on Where Answers Fit.
This fascinates me and is one of the most underrated skills to practice. Better questions lead to better answers. Better answers lead to better relationships with yourself and others… ❓
How’d we meet?-
via a service called lunchclub
. Think of it like Tea With Strangers but with slightly more of a networking vibe. The meetings can be hit or miss, so make sure to try a few before calling it quits. A single Aaron is worth at least 5 duds. 😜 Lunchclub
lets you meet new folks during your lunch hour, and it’s all via video chat. Of course, if you hit it off you could always meet in person if you like. This is networking in the age of COVID 😷
Networking hack I’ve used for years- giving a shit 💩 Can’t say I’m the world’s greatest networker, but I actually care about people. I’m terrible at acting anyways, so I do my best to help folks I care about. The karmic feedback comes in spades ♠️ but the key is not to do it quid pro quo.
Networking paradox- do it less to get more. I don’t mean put yourself out there less. Rather, try to meet one person per event, and connect with them. In my experience, doing so yields a much more bountiful harvest than shilling business cards with a gatling gun, or collecting them like a vacuum cleaner. One of the most connected people I know, an acquaintance of mine, has a goal to meet one new person each day. It’s a simple act, but boy does it compound over time! 👩🌾
you’re invited 🎁 I’m working on a project called The Little Book Of Big Questions.
This is part of an effort to build in public, but I’m still a bit shy. So, I’m publicly posting an invite but you must opt in. Your level of involvement is up to you. At a minimum, smash that link to receive periodic updates.
PPS- a hashtag, number sign, or pound sign, has plenty of names. My favorite is octothorp!