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 Raise Curious Kids

How to Raise Curious Kids

Do we really want curious kids? They can get on our nerves—always asking questions, testing boundaries, challenging our own assumptions and beliefs, scaring the hell out of us. Do we really want to do what it takes to raise curious kids? It can be exhausting.

If you would answer, “yes” to these questions, especially if it was less annoying and exhausting, stick with me here.

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Curious Questions at TEDxPortland

Curious Questions at TEDxPortland

TEDxPortland, with its great and good speakers, crisp orchestration, and fun musical performances, was a crushing success.

TED conferences create convergence and cross-pollination of people and ideas from the fields of technology, entertainment and design. Few talk, many listen. Most come away with her or his own beautiful lessons, takeaways and answers. Some act on them. The trail between those who are inspired and those who act on that inspiration is often paved by a few curious questions.

The key to making things understandable is to understand what it’s like not to understand. Richard Saul Wurman, Founder of TED

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5 Phrases That Are Killing Curiosity

5 Phrases That Are Killing Curiosity

I knew something horrible had happened. The sound scared me before I felt anything more than a weird sensation. Immediately the intense sympathy I could never quite muster for people complaining of backaches came rushing in with the pain.

The culprit was one of those huge tractor tires in a torturous bootcamp exercise class. As per instructions, I was flipping it over and over. If I had been paid to do it, I would have refused on the principle that it was workplace endangerment. In this case, I was actually paying real money to do this.

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Curious About How to Write a Book?

Curious About How to Write a Book?

Oh joy of tequila and neck strain–I’m writing my second book. Many people have asked me how to go about writing a book, and it’s a great question with answers that are changing almost daily. After sitting down with dozens of potential authors, I decided to share some things about writing a book that I never heard before jumping in the first time…and I wish that I had. If you’re considering writing your book, maybe this will save you some time, money and frustration.

Here is my unusual and maybe even important advice for how to write a book.

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10 Most Important Things in the Whole F—ing World

10 Most Important Things in the Whole F—ing World

I’m curious about a lot of things. Actually, I’m curious whether I’m curious about too many things. Since I have learned that I’m often wrong, perhaps of all of the things that I have learned in the whole fucking world, these may not be the most important, but they may be close…if you really think about it.

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