#14. How To Rekindle Curiosity for Creativity

In this episode Cem and Wayne discuss ways in which we can rekindle of childhood curiosity in order to become more creative and open ourselves up for growth. We discuss the reasons why people become less curious in later life and share techniques and practices in order to reconnect with this catalyst for creativity.

What you’ll hear

00:00 Introduction

01:00 Beginning quote

“The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of the mind for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.” ― Anatole France

03:00 Why do we train people away from curiosity?

04:00 In order to innovate you must be curious.

05:00 Steve jobs quote

06:40 Understanding where you lost curiosity is important in knowing how to regain it.

08:30 Students aren’t disruptive because they’re bored due to suppressed curiosity.

09:30 The digital economy is making it easy to feed your curiosity.

12:00 Companies are now hiring creative / innovation to be curious.

14:20 Curiosity out of lack vs curiosity for growth

16:25 Curiosity out of lack dulls motivation to get started.

17:30 Your basic needs need to be met in order to be curious.

18:50 Curiosity is seen as risky behaviour in the workplace.

20:20 Our play it safe mentality restricts curiosity.

25:30 The digital economy has no boundaries on curiosity.

26:20 Care and curiosity go hand in hand

27:00 What can we do to improve curiosity?

28:45 People are so discounted from what they’re actually interested in.

29:40 What gets you excited?

30:40 Curiosity can have a huge benefit on your positivity and mental health.

32:25  Actions steps for rekindling your creativity.

39:00 Wrap up & End Quote

“I’m a big believer in boredom, boredom allows one to indulge in curiosity, out of curiosity comes everything.” – Steve Jobs

Action Steps

1.  Go out and start asking questions, start with “Why Not?”
2.  Put yourself in uncomfortable situations where you’ll need to learn fast.
3.  Learn to listen world and yourself.

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