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
What You Will Hear in This
- ● 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
- ● 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
- ● 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
- ● “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
- Dr. Diane Hamilton
- Take the
- The Curiosity
Cracking the Curiosity Code