Curiosity Conversations

I chanced upon this practice from a book I’m reading, A Curious Mind by Brian Grazer. He speaks of programmatically including conversations with people about topics you are curious about or you could also be simply curious about the people themselves. I’ve had a lot of these types of interactions in the past but I have not been as deliberate about it. This year I’d like to do so.

So what are the topics I’m currently curious about?

  • Blockchain
  • Passion Projects
  • Successful Women
  • Women in Technology
  • Long term travel
  • Lifelong learning
  • Fitness and wellness
  • Interesting careers
  • Pursuits
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Making things
  • Spirituality and discernment

This list is not exhaustive and it looks like some topics are more specific than others. It will be a growing and evolving line-up as I listen closely to what I am curious about. And one curiosity leads to another which make things more interesting.

Challenging myself to initiate these conversations not just helps in my lifelong learning but also takes me outside my comfort zone. It may seem like I have an easy time during social conversations but it actually takes so much out of me. But I learned that if I ask more about the other person and listen intently I have an easier time. So I think I’ll do more of this but also offer a bit more of myself during these interactions, having faith that I too have value to bring to the table. This belief is important and it is the energy that attracts interesting people and opportunities. So here’s to a year of curiosity conversations.

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