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Badass Women at Any Age

Feb 18, 2020

Dr. Diane Hamilton, nationally syndicated radio host, speaker, author, educator, and founder/CEO of Tonerra joins me this week to talk about the important subject of curiosity. Diane and I discuss whether we are born curious or if it’s something we can learn and develop, what the cost is when we aren’t curious, and ways we can get more curious! Diane also shares some great insight from her book, Cracking the Curiosity Code, explaining why some people are more curious than others, and what we can do about it.


What You Will Hear in This Episode:


  • ● Curiosity is something we may not take the time each day to sit down and directly think about, but it is a great part of success and many of today’s top learners and earners are highly curious.
  • ● Diane’s radio show, Take the Lead, features interviews with top authors, speakers, thought leaders and more. She noticed that CEO’s and billionaires all seemed to be highly curious, and continue to feed their mind with high-level thoughts and ideas long after they become successful.
  • ● The Curiosity Code Index and Cracking the Curiosity Code book explores not only what makes us curious, but also what holds us back from being even more curious and open to new ideas and concepts. Diane also explores practical steps we can begin to welcome more curiosity in our personal and professional life.
  • ● With innovation and technology rapidly advancing in our culture, now is the perfect time to raise our curiosity, and understand how deep of an impact it has on our success.
  • ● Diane names a few of the factors that influence our level of curiosity: FATE (fear, assumptions, technology, and environment).
  • ● The first step is to recognize where you hold back from being more curious, and pinpoint where the problems impact you. Then, you can start small with achievable goals to become more curious. Even if it’s just a conversation a day, that is a big stride towards an overall shift.
  • ● Companies and leaders can become curious about their staff and use the data to increase retention and happiness in the workplace. They can also use it to solve big problems that seemed previously unsolvable.
  • ● Start by writing down things you fear and coming up with a SWOT analysis of how to overcome them.
  • ● When you ask yourself, “what have I learned that’s new today?” it will most likely create an openness to become more curious.
  • Quotes:
  • ● “To me, curiosity ties into status quo thinking, which I’m trying to get organizations away from.”
  • ● “A lot of it is talking to people and explaining that you are developing your sense of curiosity.”
  • ● “As you start questions and listen, you start to see things from other people’s perspective.”
  • ● “The best way to learn something is to teach someone else.”
  • Mentioned:
  • Dr. Diane Hamilton
  • @drdianehamilton
  • Take the Lead
  • The Curiosity Code
  • Cracking the Curiosity Code