The Payoff In Choosing To Be Curious

and there is a payoff

She offered four options to choose from.

anxious

But confident is not the answer I chose.

That’s not what drives me forward when I am networking professionally — or for that matter in any situation that life presents.

The option I chose was curious.

Having been to countless networking events, talks, seminars, you name it in my professional career — not to mention the places I’ve traveled to or gatherings I have attended personally, I approach each one with curiosity.

I am curious.

If I learn one new thing, no matter how big or small, or meet one new person that I want to know more about, I consider that a success. Sometimes what I learn is more about myself — my likes and dislikes, what I want more of or less of. Sometimes I learn that I know a lot more than I give myself credit for and sometimes as Socrates said, “The more I learn, the less I realize I know.”

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Calling myself a Storyteller since before it was trendy. I use story to teach, pitch, think and escape. Podcaster. Writer. NYU Prof. Follow@joannetombrakos

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Joanne Tombrakos

Calling myself a Storyteller since before it was trendy. I use story to teach, pitch, think and escape. Podcaster. Writer. NYU Prof. Follow@joannetombrakos