ACLR 003: How Do You Lead When You Don’t Look The Part? Leadership with the Littlest Green Beret, Jan Rutherford

ACLR 003: How Do You Lead When You Don’t Look The Part? Leadership with the Littlest Green Beret, Jan Rutherford

What life lessons can be gleaned from leadership expert, Jan Rutherford, who was the littlest man in the Special Forces? When it comes to leadership, does size matter? How do you overcome physical, emotional, and mental challenges to become a self-reliant leader? When should you quit? Is there a downside to diversity? How do civilian and military experts think differently? What’s a PONER? Jan provides a curious peek into the world of Special Forces and tackles curious questions that many civilians feel uncomfortable asking.

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ACLR Special Episode: A Curious Peek into the World of Podcasting

ACLR Special Episode: A Curious Peek into the World of Podcasting

This is the first special episode of Applied Curiosity Lab Radio. Enjoy this exploration into the world of podcasting live from the Podcast Movement event. Gain insights and get a taste of the diversity of podcasting from my interview with four dynamic podcasters: Bigg UU and Riffa Hosts of Truth Be Told, Mitch Todd Host of Sci Fi Makers, Regina Revazova Host of Open Conversations…and publicist special guest, Joanne McCall. This reveals creator and consumer perspectives, and why you may want to jump this podcast world now.

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ACLR 002: Turn Curiosity Into Creative Success with Filmmaker Mike Rich

ACLR 002: Turn Curiosity Into Creative Success with Filmmaker Mike Rich

Applied Curiosity Lab Radio Episode 002 with filmmaker Mike Rich. How can you make a major career pivot to become a wildly successful screenwriter and filmmaker?

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ACLR 001: Using Curiosity to Identify & Manage Mental Health Disorders with Julie A. Fast

ACLR 001: Using Curiosity to Identify & Manage Mental Health Disorders with Julie A. Fast

What’s one thing that would surprise you most about mental illness? Expert Julie Fast provides a curious peek inside the world of mental health disorders and provides tips for identifying and managing bipolar disorder and depression. Julie is the author of four of the best selling books on managing mental health disorders, a go-to Hollywood consultant for characters with mental illness (like Claire Danes on Homeland), and an international speaker. Julie’s first hallucination was when she was 16-years old when she heard a voice in the library saying, “You have to leave.”

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ACLR 000: Welcome to Applied Curiosity Lab Radio

ACLR 000: Welcome to Applied Curiosity Lab Radio

Welcome to the podcast for the relentlessly curious: Applied Curiosity Lab Radio. Feed your inner lifelong learner, see things that others miss, bust out of your silo of sameness. Tune in weekly for interviews that provide insights, wisdom, and actionable bits from outside the boundaries of ordinary.

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Microdosing. Another Curiosity Quest.

Microdosing. Another Curiosity Quest.

Before this particular Curiosity Quest, I was aware that microdosing refers to taking small quantities of psychedelic drugs for treating health issues and enhancing human performance. Ideally, these doses are so small as to be sub-perceptual–you don’t perceive any differences in the outside world. I also knew that in the last few years microdosing has been touted

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How to Survive the Post Reality Era

How to Survive the Post Reality Era

I’m not personally in a position to know whether the CIA is right about Russia hacking our election. This does not mean that I’m dismissing this as something to ignore, nor does it mean that I’m accepting this as something unexpected and unheard of.

Donald Trump was right when he said, “Nobody really knows, and hacking is very interesting.” From technical and other standpoints, he was wrong when he said, “Once they hack, if you don’t catch them in the act you’re not going to catch them.” He was wrong when he said that the CIA’s assessment was, “just another excuse” because without investigating, he can’t know this. He was right when he said, “It could be somebody sitting in a bed some place.”

I don’t know the details of this alleged hacking.

Here’s what I do know:

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Are You Ready for Curiosity?

Have you been living curiously? At all? Enough? What does that mean? Why does it matter?

Living curiously transforms every part of your life. Does this sound like hyperbole and a bit woo woo? As a curious skeptic, this statement would seem that way to me if I didn’t know it to be undeniably true. Intellectually it will provide you with insights and ideas. It will make you smarter. Work-wise it will help you see things and make connections that others may miss. You’ll need this to be a remarkable leader. It will fill your daily life with adventure because it will help you find the mystique in the mundane. It doesn’t require huge resources. However, it will turn travel adventures into transformative experiences.

It’s a simple concept that provides immediate benefits. It will get you unstuck. Your life will be become one of fulfillment, adventure, and opportunities that would otherwise be missed.

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How to Pique Peak Curiosity

How to Pique Peak Curiosity

How can we be more curious? I mean, specifically how. Do we read more books? Do we look up more stuff on our devices? Do we travel the world? Do we take greater risks or more classes? Do we taste different foods, date more people, or try new things? Sure, doing these things can make us more curious, but what if the real way to effect curiosity is different than this? What if it’s actually easier than doing these things?

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