Using Curiosity and Intention to Build Your Career
now, curiosity is my favorite topic. I love curiosity. I think that if everyone in the world were more curious than we would have a much more interesting world, and I think that there is there to conversations to be had about curiosity. There's curiosity in the form of organic growth, and there's curiosity in the form of stimulated growth or growth that you really take control over. Essentially, curiosity is the most wonderful thing that we could never embrace. If you do so with intention, if the way that you explore curiosity really, really has a purpose to it, then you're going to find this amazing marriage of the two things that cause success in people, which is curiosity mixed with intent. And when you can mix those two things, you are on the way. So curiosity is essentially intuition. If the word curious doesn't resonate with you, maybe intuition does. It's that little voice inside of you. It's your guts saying, Do this thing go forth and paint and sing and dance and I don't know,...
be an accountant if you want. I just had a really funny conversation with my mother in law, and I said, What's your dream job if you could do anything and she said I would be an accountant and I like my heart sank. I was like an accountant, but But there are so many creative things to do in the world. And she said, But I love accounting and I love that because it was such a perspective shift for me, you know, that was her intuition. Like that was her first answer. And it doesn't matter what your first answer is. Whatever it is, be honest with yourself. What is your curiosity? What is your intuition telling you and follow that thing? Even if it sounds like something that maybe you would put down or you think wouldn't be accepted in society, it's okay, whatever that ISS. So the flipside of curiosity is intention. Intention, really is your goals. It's it's what can you set forth to do? That gives you some guidance with your curiosity, And it's really funny because I think of sort of two types of people with curiosity. I think of one type who is like, I'm just gonna do whatever I want all the time. Nothing matters. I don't answer to anybody, and then there are other people who are so focused on intent. I have goals I have, Dr. I have dreams. I'm gonna achieve them. And I think that in my opinion, the best artists are the people who combine those two things. I like to say that intention is testing. It's being able to say, Okay, here's where I wanna be now how can I get to that place and you test? You put things out there and you see how it reads and you see how people receive it. You see how it feels for you. One of the biggest mistakes that people make is not asking yourself What do I want to do with my day? Just like every single day you wake up, What do you want to do, like what you want to spend your time doing? Do you want to sit at your computer all day and never look away like my husband? Do you wanna go play in the forest and get thorns all in your feet and be dirty like me? Maybe that's your thing. What do you want to spend your day doing? Literally. Our tow. Our It's important because if you don't consider that, then you may find yourself in a job that sounds good but really does not support your interests.