In this Expert Insight Interview, Mandy Napier discusses why curiosity is essential for business professionals in 2021. Mandy Napier is known as “The Mindset Alchemist.” She is a global high-performance mindset coach, speaker, educator, and author of Creating Healthy Life Habits.
This Expert Insight Interview discusses:
- What it means to be curious
- How to become more curious through focus and attention
- Why curiosity is a crucial skill in this day and age
The Concept of Curiosity
For Mandy Napier, the definition of curiosity is an open mind and a desire to explore. The dictionary definition states that it is a “strong desire to know or learn something / to be inquisitive.” The meaning of the word curiosity takes us on a fascinating journey that lifts our energy and compels us to explore further.
We live in somewhat of a “shortcut culture” where everything is a little bit easier, and people have in some ways become a little lazy and less curious. Fundamentally, humans are hard-wired to fall back into lazy patterns, but it all depends on who you are.
Attention and the Sense of Focus
People are often held back by what they don’t know. They tend to put up with mediocrity in their lives or their past patterns and programs. The energy of the mind is attention, so we see new things wherever we steer our minds. Unfortunately, not everybody has the desire to learn and grow.
Entrepreneurs, successful business owners, and other people who want to grow and improve have a natural curiosity. Still, without a sense of focus, it is easy to “live by default” and let life happen to you.
Developing Curiosity in 2021
Curiosity and the tendency to ask questions are essential habits to develop because humans have to learn to adapt to change. Change is always happening, and the world has gone through a massive shift in the past year. The world we used to know doesn’t exist anymore, and so many people have had to completely change the way they do business.
Some more creative and more driven entrepreneurial types have easily adapted, whereas it has been more challenging for others. Being more curious means that they must begin asking questions like “How can I do this differently?” and “What other ways can we change our business and get our income going?”. Unless you adopt the energy of curiosity, it will be hard to thrive or even survive the current business climate.
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist