What were you like in school? I was always the girl staring out the window, talking when I wasn’t supposed to, asking questions at random times, and always interested in something else. I made bad grades and didn’t have a good SAT score. I was the same way when I had a full time job for a large company. I was an outside the box thinker- unable to think the way I was “taught”- and always wanting to go in a different direction. I am like that with friendships too- thank goodness my patient friends understand my unique personality.
That doesn’t make me unsuccessful. As I have gotten older I have channelled that curiosity and energy into many things- I work for numerous companies instead of just one, I have two desks, I work from three different devices, I am always learning, always wanting to know the latest trends, read a lot of books, and ask lots of questions. Don’t call me when I am jacked up on caffeine- I will ask you all about yourself!
When I meet new people I try to be prepared and have questions ready. A good example- the time I was able to visit a hall of fame college basketball coach. I had not one but TWO questions prepared and was able to get answers to both.
Curiosity is a beautiful thing. Never stop learning, asking, or growing… even if you are different from the rest, old, young, experienced, “graduated,” retired, or all of the above.
Do you have questions? Stay with me. Starting later this month I’m beginning an education piece/post/blog each week with a chance to get YOUR questions answered. I look forward to sharing my experiences with you.