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Cultivating Curiosity: A 7-Step Masterplan to Ignite Curiosity and Creative Thinking

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20 Lessons (3h 23m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Understanding Curiosity

    • 3. Myths about Curiosity- 1

    • 4. Myths about Curiosity- 2

    • 5. Importance of Curiosity

    • 6. Excersice Triggering Curiosity

    • 7. Curiosity Tests

    • 8. Case Study-Da Vinci & Steve Jobs

    • 9. Exploring Using the 4P Method

    • 10. Challenging Existing Beliefs

    • 11. Observation Beyond Judgement

    • 12. Develop Empathy

    • 13. Asking Questions

    • 14. Thinking Connotatively

    • 15. Spend More time around kids

    • 16. Projects 1- Perspective Thinking

    • 17. Project 2 Associative Thinking 1

    • 18. Project 2- Associative Thinking 2

    • 19. Project 3 Visualization with Curiosity

    • 20. Course Conclusion

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About This Class

There is research after research today that confirms that Curiosity is the Key to create creative thinking. Yet, we have known so little about the subject. 

Right from the Anterior cingulate cortex & Anterior Insular cortex part of our brain to the Left caudate, putamen, and nucleus accumbens are constructively impacted when we are curious which further could contribute to happiness, wellness, and personal success.

Albert Einstein once said: "I have no special talent. I'm just passionately curious.", Elon Musk was taken to the ear doctor to check if he could hear well because he would spend hours being lost in questions.

Ramanajuman was so curios that he when dying had paper all around his room, Richard Finman asked what if Britannica in a pin- need led to finding chips, Just imagine if Newton Never asked the questions of gravity.

This course is all about helping you use the power of curiosity to trigger creative thinking and contribute to your journey of success and wellness.

You will learn the following through 7 Actionable Steps and simultaneously I'll Introduce you to various assessments, tools, and projects to help you in your journey to becoming more curious.

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Vaibhav Nahata

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1. Introduction: Have you ever learned the sea curiosity killed the cat, will literally kill the cat or the cat kill the curiosity and therefore died out of boredom. And what if we are the seam cats going into the same direction, same direction of killing our curiosity and therefore innovate killing ourselves. This course is about taking a pivot from the cat direction towards the other direction of personal growth and X-linked using the tool of curiosity. Well, we had a lot of talk about a lot of candy stuff. What I mean to basically says, well, this course is a pivot from the cats direction towards the direction of personal growth and excellence. But a lot of Cathy's stars right there. My dear friends, this course is about the magical, mystical and the most underrated power of curiosity. Albert Einstein once said, I have no special talent. I'm just passionately curious. Elon Musk was taken to the ER doctor to check if we had hearing problems because you spend Rs being lost into question. Ramanujan was so curious that when he was dying, yet people all around him, Richard Feinman as what if Britannica could be put in a pin of people? And that's what led to the finding of tip. Just imagine if Newton never, ever question of why the apple was falling. There was no curiosity into him. What would happen to it? You see an average kids ask up to 50000 question every single year. Yet a majority Al, asks only 4000. And that's going to clear reason of why we stopped growing as we grow, further, research studies even suggests that a unit of increase in curiosity can lead to 37 percent further increase into asked creative thinking. And all of us want to be creative, right? Not just one research but today research after research confirmed that curiosity is the ground of creative thinking. And in today's time, and AI and technology are all taking away jobs and stuff. Creative thinking is said to be that a one outstanding skill you went possess that could never go out of fashion. Hi, my name is lab of data and I used to be a UCS and you are now, well, what does that stand for? Ultimate curious student. And I got a lot of beating because of that. Even that progresses Hit me right now because I asked a lot of questions. Yet, this is one skill, asking questions, being curious and that can help you become what you can be an 18, I didn't my startup company called sexist society. And at my TV show into national television. At the same time, I'm a transformation speaker, inspiring teens from all over the world with one mission of inspiring them to become champion. This course is all about helping you understand curiosity and picking your answer to the next level. With this one special skill in this course, you will not just learned about what is curiosity and how to apply them, but you will also have practical frameworks to directly take your cells, will do actions and learn of how you can use the curiosity to pick out the creative power within you to become a champion. I'm so excited to welcome you to this wonderful course on curiosity. Get a reading to see you. 2. Understanding Curiosity: Welcome, welcome, welcome. In this video, we'll try to initially understand of what Curiosity actually is. To put it simply, curiosity is our willingness and genuine desire to learn about something, anything right? It is, you know, this already. It is basically the idea of trying to understand how something works, trying to learn new things, and at the same time, questioning of problem-solving and basically the whole idea of curiosity is asking questions and trying to go into unasked dead trees to understand new things. And while it is particularly hard at this point of time to understand the origin of curiosity. We can understand it came back from their times are very ancestors had to be curious if there are animals in this space or the Fordist, and that's when it got carried to us. But recent researchers have unbelievable things being talked about curiosity it, and that's why I made this course. It is one of the mostly stopped scale in the row in the world of personal development. They are mental benefits, their health benefits does psychological benefits and unbelievable, wonderful things that can happen if you can deeply imbibe the idea of curiosity within our life. So curiosity is actually the genuine desire we have from the word the innate desire to learn about new things and mastering new facts, knowledge, and skill. My defense. Now as we go ahead, it is important to understand of what Charles Duhigg says. He talks about the wonderful concept of fixed mindset and growth mindset. The mindset is the idea of trying to learn new things, going into uncomfortable zones, into exploitation of new things. While the fixed mindset is, you know, seeing the world as we see right now with no scope of personal improvement here forth. So the whole idea of curiosity is using the leverage of our ability to question and pain can explore, to go out and learn a lot of new stuff. And here's the amazing part. We don't really have to develop the skill. We just have to unleash it. Because as kids, we are unbelievably curious. Don't believe in me, just go to any primary school and you'll see tons and tons and tons of kids having the best time of their life. Now question, ma'am, questions, sir, let me ask something and that's how it goes. Let me show you a really quick story. I had my little nephew and seas around 2.5 years old. So what basically happened the other day was we were all in B in our place. And then CCS, a cow come and she shouts, mommy, mommy, mommy. First Gulf fast. To show you some things, is just learning to speak, then this is such a big animal wardens. And the mom explains to her that her name is homely man's ladder. Ladder. This is a Cao. Cao Cao, how she was exactly doing this a go. And it seems like, okay, Cao, Cao, Cao, She repeats that so many times during the bit. The other day she sees Cough, cough. As he says What happened, you see Searchers wall cow has come to a rope and then monic screens that. Kiddo, this is not a cow, butter down and she understands dog, dog, dog, dog. The other day. What again happens if there's a donkey that comes about and thes is mommy, mommy, mommy, mommy, mommy, come file compound, compound. Him like what happened now? And Ben ladders paints, mommy. See these a mix of a dog and that GAO, this is a dog, Bu Gao and all of us are limited sees 2.5, right? So mommy again, explain to her that this is neutered dog. This is not a tau. This is simply very, very, very simple. What? Donkey, right? As kids, we're innately curious and that leads to unbelievable learnings at the same time. That's how kids learn is QD is just what is this? What's that? He sees questioning all the time, right? The other day I learned this wonderful story from Colbert, basically happened is there's this kid and mommy. There are a lot of guests in the house and the movie says, go out and check out how many guests today we need to give them P and then a whole lot of them. So the kid is trying to count 1, 2, 3, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4. Someone's getting up, down. So once he basically does is she goes outside, sees a number of pairs of slippers come back and says Mommy, these other number of TV clack. You see that's what we had as kids thinking curiously about every single thing. That's why we love being around kids because they're questioning everything all the time. This is also called a first-principle thinking. We'll definitely talk about it. Elon Musk talks a lot about it, but for now, I just want you to understand that. Could you also it is a skill that is already within us. We just need to unleash it rather than trying to develop it as a new skin. The whole idea down curiosity is asking new questions, venturing into the unknown areas, exploding, learning about it, and then again, going into unexplored avenues to question. Once again, did you know that, you know, when Albert Einstein was actually 12-years-old, he first had the compass in a hand. And because he had a compass in his hand, he question of how the campus works and he spent hours looking at a, checking it out. And that's what inspired him about physics because they learned this is a wonderful work of physics and stuff. And that's what got him started. Apj Abdul Kalam ones Shaw, a bird fly. And he went to his teacher and asked of how the birds flying. And it because of this question that he imbibed at deep, deep, deep desire to learn about how things fly, how things function, and later became one of the best, best precedence. But at the same time, wonderful muscle man for the India, right? The whole idea is all the chapters question I said you in the intro video as well, Elon Musk was so keen into thinking that he'd get lost. And then his mom he breathed dreaming and mom literally took her to a doctor to CPS II hearing hearing problems. And adopt policies. It's okay, but he used to do that all the time. Luxury precise quota was a very famous poet and used to have this cigarette in his hand when used to, right? But when he's thinking is get so lost in those thoughts that the cigarette would burn his hand and he had no idea because it is lost into the world of curiosity and questions. The whole idea is all the champions are super duper, curious and you can pick the scale out within us. I said it's not something you have to develop, but it is already within you and we just have to unleash it. So let me share you some scientific context of what I'm seeing. I have some research peoples with me right now. Jeff, previous segments of the brain that are actually impacted because of curiosity. There's this anteriors single take context part of our brain that has very deeply touched because you have the anterior insular cortex of our brain. We have, you know, we also have all these other segments like, you know, when our curiosity is satisfied, we have segments, life, left caudate, Pat, human, and nucleus accumbens, right? The pleaser emotion over there that are deeply impacted with the act of curiosity, act of curiosity, right at data, it becomes a habit as well. Now, satisfying curiosity is often like having, you know, getting into an intercourse and getting yourself out. That's the level of pleasure you feel after you ask a question and get a genuine answer. If you have a genuine question, that's the power of curiosity. You know what I mean? Yeah, that's what I'm meaning. You're getting the right. Remember when you were kids, you, as you used to ask all these crazy questions, how many stars are there in this guy? If I open the fridge, what can be the right time to close it that I can see the lights dim off and I have a torch. How long does the light of the torch go? And all of these questions, we used to ask this all the freaking time, but somewhere down the line we stopped asking questions. And here we are. The whole idea is let me give you another quick story, okay, I'm spending some time trying to make you understand the power of importance of curiosity. This is 30 that comes from Michael Jordan. So when Michael was around eight years old, his father gave him a T-shirt. Okay. And what he basically said is Michael, this is a white t-shirt. This is a $1 and you need to get in the market and sell it for $2. And it's like, and I said for possible. So remember, he takes that p should goes into marketing. So why beautiful t-shirt for $2.2 dollars, two dollars, two dollars, two dollars, two dollars. And then he says, somehow after ours, the whole day, the $1 D-shaped for $2 that was used, he cleaned it obviously the other day if either comes up and says this is again, this $1 a T-Shirt, go out and sell it for $20.20 dollars. How is it possible? How will I sell it for $20? Ugly things and things and things and things. And finally comes up with an idea. He goes to the garage, takes, you know, takes it the blue put stickers of Mickey Mouse into it and goes need of a welding school. And as charts outing, you know, Mickey Mouse t-shirt only for $20.20 dollars, twenty dollars. And eventually there's this little kid who sees the Mickey Mouse T-shirt and he goes, Mommy, mommy, I need this t-shirt anyhow. And Mommy finally gets it. She lived, Michael Jordan gets back to home, gives trade dollars to his father. And it's like very good. But I am giving this once again to you and I want you to sell this for $200 this time, $200. Remember, Michael Jordan is not saying that it is not possible. I can not doing no, I cannot do it. He's saying, how is it possible? How can I do this? And just because of this, curiosity is able to go and do something to sell it for $200 again. Now once I gave, he comes back to Papa, gives $200 pappa years. The $200 is very good. Now I want you to take this and sell this for $200. Just imagine a $1 t-shirt to $1000. And He's thinking, well known, how will I do it? How will I do it? I will remember he is not seeing I cannot do it, is asking how I can't do it. So what basically does again is he goes back to his garage, things of it. And in a newspaper finds out that very famous actress is coming down to, you know, she's coming near the next town. So he goes over there. I'm not remembering the exact name of actors. He goes over there, she or he finds ordered. She's coming, starts shouting, I need your autograph and it was a little kid, it was, you know how to say no. So the actors comes up, gives a beautiful autograph and jeers Michael Jordan in this breed with that teaching, who leads the famous actresses, you know, T-Shirt for only $2 thousand. And everybody's like, I take it, I take it. There's this other kids shout out 3000 and Betty self-esteem T-Shirt for $4 thousand, gets back to whom gives his father for $1000 and fathers sees something you'll never forget. He says, now nothing can stop you kid, because you have learned to ask how to do it rather than saying, I cannot do it, that's the power of curiosity. You look for possibilities and dimensions rather than completing about the problems. Edits. Eric Smith, the old Google CEO, used to say that we run this company based on questions and not answers. And at the same time, he used to say that a need to be right all the time with the biggest barrier to amazing ideas. We need to understand this because of the power of curiosity is just unbelievable in the very next video. Now, I'm going to point you out some amazing importances of curiosity. They're leaving some ground before we get to the action plan and see you in the next video, we will talk further about the power of curiosity, importance of curiosity to be specific. 3. Myths about Curiosity- 1: Okay, so welcome back My dear friends. This is the above we are together discussing AI journey about how we can inflate and explore our curiosity and take ourselves to new levels in our life. Thank you so much for being a part of this course so far. And in this video, we are going to go through the basic myths we have regarding curiosity. Curiosity, as I said before, Israel is one of the most powerful skills that we have as humans, which is really, really rare. But at the same time it is one of the most under Mr. misunderstood, a human potentials over there as well. So we need to go. They understand why Curiosity The exist, how it exists and at the same time debunking the myths that we have about it. We are going to debunk it. Common myths that we have and figure out if we can find even more while we're filming this right now, my defense, let's understand what Curiosity is basically to the RCTs are willingness to know something, to get something to learn something new, right? But the challenge is, there are so many myths associated with, associated with it that it makes us think about what it exactly is. So the number one myth that we have about curiosity in that only children are curious now. Children are super curious. And that is so damn two, if you sit around children, you'll realize in a few minutes about the curiosity invariably like what is there's, what's bad or is this, was that, how is that working? Why is this so why the sky clan and all of those stuff, if you remember, when you were a little kid, you would stick near the Fed, tried to open it just in the, you know, try to close it just in the moment that the light clothes off and try to observe it, you take the torch right in your hand and tried to see as far this as you could, right? We have all been there. Right. We have all been there and we have all tried to ask those questions. But the challenge is most people believe that when children are curious, the older people cannot afford to be curious because they have to spend time understanding the basic things and just go out there to hunt. Now, this is coming up from where, which standpoint it's important to understand its internal considered. It is considered that only children can be curious because they have the time to be curious. And as editors, you have to accept the truth that you understand in their own way, which might not be the real truth in many, in many ways. And obviously there's no one through that bit at the end of the day, but there's more to explore. Vs. Do you know we, we live a life assumption of assumptions as we grow once after a certain age because we have to go out there rather than searching for the truth. We want to go out there to at least make a living. And that's how you start, stop asking questions. But here's the fun part. The people who lead their way to the very top, all the way from Steve Jobs, general data, Lando Da Vinci, to the very people who we look as idols with something insanely curious, I'm going to talk about Leonardo da Vinci and steams optimum, the other videos. But right now what's, what's really special with them in that, that insanely, insanely, insanely curious about everything. They are curious about how things are working. The function, you know, there's this book extracted by Leonardo da Vinci. I'm going to talk about 70 to 100 pages of intimacy talk TV. He literally did everything in his library from microbiology to physics and how the VFS function, all those stuff. And that's really amazing. The very people who lead the way to the very top, you see Google's old CEO, Mr. Smith used to say that we run this company builds on the questions rather than the answers, right? So curiosity in the core of innovation Kyoto University, if the very core of making amazing things happen. And that's why it's insanely important that VR q, you can choose to become curious. And basically, it is just a myth that only children are curious. You can choose to make yourself curious by asking the right questions are basically trying to explore, just explored and no new stuff is that we're now very wonderful. The other MIT we have about curiosities that could velocity leads to confusion. And I've seen so many people to say it that way, that well, what is curiosity? It just leads to confusion. How do I believe in something when I've not been there and all that stuff, people question about curiosity so often. And the whole idea of this aid that the whole standpoint detail is that curiosity leads to confusion. Well, why does it lead to confusion? They put out one simple answer. It leads to confusion for one simple reason. And that is that curiosity, you know, in terms in these two to asking a lot of questions. And if you ask a lot of questions, you're going to get confuse you. You know, there's no absolute answer. I mean, I if you see that there's no absolute answer, it's wrong. If you say it's very challenging to find the absolute answer. That's what they call the Supremes. Supremes state of Moksha in the scriptures, right? It's very difficult, but what we're talking about right now to ask as many questions as possible and rather confusion is what gives us clarity. You're asking a lot of questions. You're already stuck in confusion if you're not asking questions right? Because you have, you're living in a false would because you are believing in all the assumptions that you have personally decided to set it out to you. And that's what you're billing to believing to be the whole truth, which is not true. So the method that we have that curiosity leads to confusion is not true because right now the state where we are believing false, where we are leaving on assumptions is actually the real state of confusion and that's what we need to get ourselves out of. Are you getting where we going with this? You need to get yourself out of this. Very pleased that we're discussing, that curiosity leads to confusion. Confusion is data what gives birth to knowledge? Because you're seeking for the right answers, you must be confused because I love to see this. You know, I had this wonderful interview with Greg MCU and one of the best-selling authors of the book Essentialism. And he told me about that two type of the people, number 1 who are lost in the number two who know they are lost. So most people who say that curiosity leads to confusion, rather in the state who are lost, but they don't believe they are lost. On the other hand, the people who are curious and knowing that they are lost and therefore taking action to find simultaneously, find dv simultaneously, which is way we better than the first approach my defense, are we getting where we're going with this? Okay. Now, the third that we have, while we have talked about curiosity leading to confusion, is a very common myth that had here so very often that well Vab of curiosity cannot be cultivated. Some people are genuinely curious and understand when you're saying that every kid is born curious, but most don't complete. No, I'll curious throughout your life, but curiosity is rather something like genetical thing and it cannot be cultivated, which is not true at all. You see the very people who lead their way to the very top did it. Many of them really it at the later part of their life. You'll see McDonald's was tagged very late by the owner of the McDonalds. Kfc was typed in really lead. There was so many startups and businesses that were started really, really late. And if you see, starting something new is a result of curiosity of how it can be done, whether it can be done or not, why I should bear the impacts of all the question that leads to people starting new wages and journeys in their life. And just simply saying that curiosity cannot be cultivated is a false statement for a few other reasons. Let me show it to you. If you see that curiosity cannot be cultivated, how's it? So there's just so many people who live their life in the very general state to become monks and nuns. And therefore, you see them in a very different way. Well, it's simply because they're curious about life. And as gautham Buddha said, you cannot find, you, cannot you through it and find it to be able to find its roots. You can only do it through one band that is to experience it. That's why what is truth cannot be presented or shared in a single absolute statement. It's a relative term and all of that stuff. So it's, it's not true that the very common that we have, that curiosity cannot be cultivated through the right tool. So the right mindset to the right ethics in the head, curiosity can and is definitely cultivated by and within people at the same time, okay, curiosity can be cultivated. You have to make your own choice to build that curiosity within you if you want to. And this course is all about helping you do that, asking the right questions. And we have a lot of tactics and techniques that we are going to discuss about. So wait and watch. We have some amazing stuff for you, right? Okay. The other myths that we have is that curiosity killed the cat. Getting serious rubber. What do you mean by that? Let me explain. No. Curiosity killed the cat is just a statement. Okay, what it generally implies is that curiosity, curiosity kills a person because the person is not focusing on the daily affairs of life, is not focusing on how to succeed and all that stuff. And therefore it's just getting lost in questions and leading to a nowhere place, right? Interesting. Now, over curiosity is something different. You don't call it over curiosity as it is, insanity if you're asking the wrong questions over there and I'm not talking about that. That's not what we're talking at all about in this course, right? What I'm talking about when, when I say curiosity killed the cat in this case, is that they are people who are curious about things. And being curious is something that is really amazing, really fantastically awesome. But at the same time, mighty offense, they are people who, you know, there are people outside who say that once a person is too curious, there will be two lost into the questions. And then never going to find a way in life. They're going to completely ruin themselves because they're just asking him questions and leading Live journey to know pace. And this is what I like to say about it. What do you all to be successful in January life in a wholesome? Well, somebody completes, you know, goes to the primary school and secondary school, high school getting some relationship, then goes to college backup relationship. Then it gets started with a job or a business or whatever that is, gets into relationship, has some kids and therefore, you progress towards making a family. He had some promotions, he grows for them, maybe have some, had a very small bunch of pens and therefore he dies. Now, that's not a life in itself. I mean, at least for me, life is about exploitation. Life's about finding new stuff and beyond. Everything is life is about going into uncharted territories. And basically when you see that, you know, life is your leading you to the wrong place by this, it's really wrong because basically if you're engaging yourself, the right questions we are exploring, when you're exploring, you're trying to find that sloth. And in your pursuit of finding your throat, you're going to discover some amazing pathways and find your own destinations and journeys in that journey. So I very much see that curiosity did not kill the cat. It was the cat that killed the curiosity and died out of buildup. That's what I said to you in the very initial part of this course as well. So my dear friends In this video, we discussed about the four common myths. That is, that only children are curious, which is not true because everybody can be Julius. In fact, the people who lead the way to the top, meek saw that they are consistent with their curiosity. The other meat that is that curiosity leads to confusion, rather curiosity is to Clyde. And what we will talk to B, okay, and understood life is rather a life full of assumptions. Further, we discussed about the myth that curiosity cannot be cultivated because to the right tools, right mindset, right skillset, curiosity can definitely be cultivated. Also, we discussed that the fact that the myths that we have that curiosity killed the cat is not true because it is something very, what we tried to derive with this, with it is that, you know, it is humans. If we, if we stop being curious, we stop our journey of growth and living a life without growth is death in a way because as Benjamin Franklin said, moves people die at the age of 25 and a buddy it at the age of 18. That's not us if you are part of this course, right? That's what I wanted to talk to you about in this course. In the next video, we're going to talk about other myths that we have about curiosity, and therefore will go into the actionable segment. I cannot wait to take to the exit actually will segment. But these are some important components that we have to discuss about people ahead and see you in the next video. 4. Myths about Curiosity- 2: Welcome, welcome, welcome everybody. This is me Babylon, the hotline. We are amazingly together in a voyage to discovering our curious potential. Yet together trying to figure out some myths that we have already discussed in the last video about the four common myths that we possess. And in this video, we're going to discuss about for other common myths that we possess that we need to get rid of as soon as possible if you want to lead our journey to the very top mighty offense. So the one common method that we go forward trying to understand right now my dear friends is the myth that curiosity is all about asking questions. Many people say, well, what is curiosity about asking questions? Asking questions? Now, this is what I want you to understand. Asking question is important part of curiosity. Probably one of the most, if not the most important part of curiosity. But curiosity, not just about asking question. Curiosity is also about going out there searching for answers. If it was just, you know, about asking questions, it would be very challenging. It would be very, very easy to be curious rate, if you need to have a 100 to find a solution as well. If you're just asking the question for the sake of asking questions, you are being doubtful rather, in a classroom you see there are students who want to speak to the teachers and ask questions just to bother them out there, which is not ideal with them. Now, what is, this is what you need to understand. It is not just all about asking questions, but also seeking answers and genuinely seeking for answers, looking for answers and therefore being open to accepting the answer that they find. It's very, very important to realize this. Because if you don't realize this, you are going to get into a port hello there in which you're going to see here you asked is about asking questions. You ask a lot of questions and then you end up nowhere. It's also about finding solutions and a step further that does not compiling the general definition, but I find really important is that curiosity is also about finding the answers and therefore leading your V into my idea fence finding ways to execute whatever answers you get into real life as well. It is very incomplete that you ask the questions and learn answers. But if you still don't get actions, you won't get any physical results. Steve Jobs was curious about something, but he went out there to create the first Macintosh. He went out there to create the first next computers. He went out there to make you collaborate and make picks off him because he was curious but also taking action at the same time. I'm so fond of Steve Jobs and the mentality that wonderful person had. We can rejoice that he left the world our API, but at the same time we can celebrate that he existed and he was born in the world is so much better because these amazing people will wear there. We're going to discuss about this later, but right now, let's go to the other met that we have about curiosity and that is, that curiosity is enough for success and growth. Now, this is particularly interesting because curiosity is a powerful tool for success and growth, but it is not the primary tool in itself. And you getting very going with this. What curiosity does is that it makes you ask the right questions, not the right questions, even it makes you ask questions. Now, these questions are the foundational block for the further growth and the growth. What I mean by that is that you ask the right questions and you go out there hunting for the right answers. And in your journey of a hunting for the right answers, you discovered a lot of things that you wouldn't have discovered otherwise. Exactly. That's what the job of curiosity. Curiosity. Curiosity is not out there to, you know, to pave your way right over there. It's basically to make you curious and make you realize that answers can be found and you can execute that in the future as well. It is through this realization that you are going to make a lot of difference. It is to this knowledge that there's going to be a lot of possible transition and transformation and all of that stuff. So basically, you know, along with asking four questions, you also go out there when you're curious, looking for experimentation. Edison was curious about how to bring light, but at the same time, he was going out then the laboratory to check and experiment how it works out. Now, science is a different thing if you talk about business that could be relatable in all the other contexts as well. What I basically mean to put forth the idea with that, curiosity is important part for success. Curiosity in the V leads to success because when you're curious asking questions, so looking for ways to become successful. But at the same time, there are other components that combined with curiosity to build the long-term impact for yourself, for your company, for the vision you hold in the whole cell. That's how curiosity works and not be other way around where you're just just, just, just just asking question. You use the leverage of curiosity as a skill to learn other skills that will further lead your way to the success like you're curious about learning. Let's say you love doing crickets. Oh, you're curious to learn more of that. You learn the skill therefore, and then become a better cricketer. Choose to learn skills basically and have a growth mindset through which you can probably and possibly hack so many other dimensions of growth in your life in a very, very wholesome perspective, no matter what the field or segment of the field is. So schools, let's go into the seventh myth that we have and that is curiosity leads to dissatisfaction. Now, this is what I find amusing in some sense, but then, and this is not word disrespect. But let me explain to you what I mean when I say that curiosity does not lead to dissatisfaction. Many people say that when you are curious, you get so lost in asking question that you lose satisfaction because you are so much in a of answers and because you'll get one answer, you go out there searching for the answer. And this cycle continues and continues and continues. And you can never be satisfied in life, right? And you know, when you look from the outside perspective, this makes sense, right? But if you go into the deeper end of it, you'll try to understand it in a more specific way and you'll discover something else over here. Is that, and that is what I want to share to you. Now, many people say to you also leads to dissatisfaction. Why did they say so? Because they believe that when asking questions we get so involved and involved into asking questions that we don't enjoy it. Now, here's the fun part, right? When you see somebody getting in love with the other person, right? Just before they get proposal or they get their proposal accepted. The dissatisfied or adding the fun in the journey of enjoying the journey now holds up exactly. They're enjoying the journey and wholesome in most of the proportion right there second is satisfied in some proportion, maybe in some cases, right? But they're enjoying the journey and the larger proportion, Exactly That's how curiosity works is when you're curious about subject, we are trying to learn more about it. And that's how, because you're curious where you are so willing to learn about the subject you are so in glossed into learning mode about it, you are dissatisfied, but there's something beyond the satisfaction that comes when you are curious. Do you want to know what that is? Well, what comes along with that dissatisfaction? Agreed to learn and because you have the craving that you want to learn and grow as an individual that works is a super bind itself. You see, I learned this from print. Seeing one of his videos that, you know, when you buy something, you feel happy, right? No. You feel happy. You feel happy. It's not happened. It's actually, but it is the release of the tension that you had, that you wanted to have something which is not true in the case of curiosity. Because while you're curious rather than, you know, vaguely looking for your answers, you know, you are basically in a journey that we're enjoying and you're loving it because you made the choice consciously to get into that specific journey. With this, let us come to the last final met that we're going to discuss about osha minor offense and that final myth that we are discussing about. It's basically the common thing that what many, so many people believe that too much of curiosity is unhealthy. And that is true and that is not true at the same time. I mean, in my perspective, now, tools of curiosity in one way is a 100 Hilti Because at, how do you define tumor that's real challenge because we don't have any metric. We got visit to your city by the number of questions and individual have. That's a one powerful metric, but that's not the only metric that we can consider. Are you getting ready going with this? What we need to do to take the, take it as a metric is make a general understanding of the subject. So when we talk about too much of curiosity being unhealthy, what we're seeing is that asking too many questions is not price, which is true, but in many senses, the 22 much is too much. I mean, producing too much. I'm saying something beyond the human capacity of asking questions. A little too much, It's fine. It's amazing that because if you observe the personalities I, then I'm going to give a few examples to you about it as well. Because they were looking for question, they were getting the answers. Now, the point-blank idea is the answers out there, especially when you're talking about answers in terms of the gender perspectives. Then go to YouTube, find answer to the questions. You can go to google Wikipedia quota. You can get all sorts of answers, 20 tickle or exactly to the whatever actionable as well, right? Execution is what you have to do. But the thing is that too much of curiosities unhealthy is something that is. You know, thinkable, thought table and in a way debatable as well. Because when you'd ask a lot of fish and let's say, I'm curious about learning about marketing. I go only then because I'm curious, I'll go out there to learn about how marketing works. Therefore, acquire the knowledge and use that tool as a leverage to therefore become a better individual. If you create that roadblock wide right there in that journey itself, you will not be able to have me curious. You'll not be able to ask the right questions, learn new stuff, and that is definitely, definitely what you do not want to be on. That's not the position that you want to read. So too much of curiosity to too much of curiosities that they're not good. Too much of curiosity is amazing, right? Keep asking questions, especially when you're young and even older. When I'm saying, Wow, why I'm saying especially when you're younger is because when you keep asking questions will forever be Young from the head perspective. Okay? Well, we discussed a lot wonderfully about the four myths in this specific video. Let me make a quick throwback of all these techniques that we discussed about right now. My dear friends, we had a talk about how curiosity is not just all about asking questions, but experimenting and going out there hunting for answers as well. It's an integral part of curiosity. The other method that will debunk is that curiosity is enough for success. It's an important component, but it's not the only component, right? Suger is important if you are making sugars shit up, but you need water and all those other elements as well. And rather success is a combination of a lot of other elements as well. And every success dish is different for somebody, because for everybody success is different. Let's now go into the depth of it. The other two myths that we discussed is that success leads to dissatisfaction, which is again or true, because success leads to, is you enjoying your journey in most of the cases. In some cases, people definitely lose their path and that's not what we are idealizing over here. Also, we discussed about the fact that too much of curiosity can rather be harmful. And we understood that fact in a very, very good way. And because if it is harmful to do much, it's harmful too much. It just wonderful because it is helping you in your journey of growth. So my dear friends, it was just fantastically awesome. Discussing with you the eight common myths that we have about curiosity. The next series of videos, we're going to have case studies. We're going to have wonderful examples. We are going to also further have a lot of actionable steps, you know, in my courses, one thing that is definitely always a part is how you can make learning accessible. I'm so excited to see you in the next videos where we talk about case studies, where we take certain cases as an example to understand the concept of curiosity. And further out there, we have a lot of actionable segments in this course as well. Thank you so much for taking this course. I cannot help you. I cannot wait to help you become more curious with this course. I cannot wait to see in the next video. Meanwhile, buh-bye. 5. Importance of Curiosity: Okay, My dear friends. Now we're going to talk about some specific, a wonderful importance and part of curiosity. So first of all, number 1, curiosities, very powerful tool to lift your memory. Let me explain to you what I mean. So there was this research done very recently, but what they basically did is they actually took participants and they had the quiz or the Haddop puzzle for them to solve, to remember, they asked them questions like name some dinosaurs, you know, what is the biggest hit Beatles song and all of these questions after this, they made them with a quiz. And what they realized is that after doing the simple curiosity test, when they learned what they were learning, the retention rate with comparatively much, much higher. Also, my dear friends, there's this wonderful research from Machu grubber that confirmed about how curiosities very directly interlinked with the wonderful power of thinking in terms of memory, developing memory. Furthermore, curiosity makes us spend longer time into a subject. What I mean to say is that this is, I think, why it helps with memory. Whenever we are reading or learning something, we're curious about the subject. We spend more and more time investigating, trying to understand. And once you understand the subject matter much, much better, it is very obvious and clear that we are going to understand it better, which means we are going to retain it better. So first of all, it's very important to understand that curiosity is directly linked with memory. Second is, it makes us feel blessed. Now, before I go into this topic, let me also remind you that I have this research people with me which confirms that. But there's this hypothalamus part of our brain, hippocampus, part of our brain that is responsible for memory. And it is also triggered with the help of the very simple curiosity. Now let's go into the second. It helps us feel blessed and who doesn't want to feel blessed and happy and all that stuff. Why this works very simple. My defense, we have in our brain wonderful chemicals like dopamine. And these are released when we have a certain expectation and when it is, when we get it done, we feel happy, like when our expectations are made generally feel happy, right? Curiosities that next level of expectation you are in the quest beyond expectations. And when you are in that quest, when you get answers that it's obvious that you will feel blessed. Furthermore, again, research paper over here, it says that the ventral tegmental part of our bill, which is associated with that evolved part, is also very, very impacted. You know, there's this devote loop that runs into our body that we like rewards. So we do something, we get the reward and then we do it, we do something, we get the reward and VDD do something. So basically when you have an expectation for ice cream and that cleaving of ice cream is fulfilled with the ice cream. You feel happy rate seam is with curiosity in putting it in simple words for you. Furthermore, the left audit, you know, let me get my research paper. Left caudate, the putamen, the nucleus accumbens, as well as all these paths are very, very impacted which leads to the place. Furthermore, there's this dopamine, so dopamine circuit that you all have, you know. So basically the whole idea of dopamine circuit is, as I said to you, it works with the reward loop itself. When you have a certain expectation it gets fulfilled. There is a Doberman released and dopamine release. It's again associated with making us feel happy. Let's go to the edit point. It helps us connect with people. Now, Dale Carnegie's very famous book, I know, you know that, right? It was How to Win Friends and Influence People. And there he talks about the power of being genuinely interested into people. So basically when you are genuinely interested into people, you ask them the right questions. Like someone says, okay, come from granting a well, what do you do with what's happening and when you get deeper into deeper asking them questions, trying to relate yourself to them, you can connect them much, much better rather than the weak statements like the weather Today's to cold, how your kids I mean, that makes sense, but at the same time, this could be a, you know, a little better approach to it. Furthermore, when we ask genuine questions, people think that this person cares about me, is asking these questions. And this has helped me so much. It helps to wonderful long-term results for us as individuals as well as in a whole cell. Now let us go to the other point. Mighty offense is it helps us shift our BREEAM to the growth mindset. I talked to you about the wonderful research in the intro video as well. Karen's research talks about the power of growth mindset. A growth mindset is the whole idea that throat up process of living our life. You're curious about what's happening. We think that there's a possibility of growth and we go into venues to understand, to learn, to explore. And this helps us learn other skills that most people don't possess. And this is such a powerful skill, particularly because if you have a growth mindset, it is the skill of skills because through this one scale we can acquire so many other skills. That was a lot of skills. Furthermore, mighty offense, deal this wonderful seeing from Benjamin Franklin that said, most people are bond at the most people dad age of 25 and a buried at the age of 80, which basically means you understand rate because we lose that curiosity interest questions about life. We are now interested into life and we are dead yet the light, that's what it looks like basically. Furthermore, my defense, you know, growth mindset enables us to learn infinity. They're ready to learn new staff explore new stuff, and that is very, very powerful. Now let me also talk to you about other wonderful importances. It makes life interesting. I mean, what's the best part about life for me? It is doing new things in our traveling to new places, exploding new people, meeting new people and all that stuff. But if you see the ground, the base of traveling exploring, it comes down to chaos in that you want to learn how it looks, how it seems. That's why you will see that many people are really old and fed off with life. Don't often like to travel because they're done, right? And also your curiosity leads to professional growth as well. Does this research is done with more than 23000 people. Again, a research paper over here with 23000 people. Confirm this power of curiosity that it helps from 55 countries, seven survey involving 23000 people confirmed about this makes sense, right? Also, curiosity is the base of creative intelligence. We'll definitely talk a lot about this further in this course. But just to remind you that creative intelligence, our ability to question and explored, comes down from the primary reality that we are curious. Furthermore, it is very, very helpful in our mental growth. And what do I mean? Very simple. So curiosity and mental growth are kind of the two sides of the same coin. Why? Because we are going out into venues to learn something. That's how we grew because you're questioning how can I do this? Remember the wonderful story of Michael Jordan? How can I get it sold for x dollars? So basically, when you're questioning about growth, personal growth, that's how curiosity is linked with. The research paper I have on this end says that our anterior cingulate and anterior insula or text part of our brain that are responsible for improvement are what are associated with curiosity as well. So there's a lot of scientific backing behind the fact that personal growth is very much linked to curiosity. Now, the other wonderful point is curiosity is the ground for innovation and therefore success as well. So basically, I said to you before as well, Eric Smith, the past CEO of Google, used to famously see that our companies run not the base of answers, but on the basis of questions. They are curious about the happenings and that's how we done Google and Google is successful for the same reason rate. So basically, when you are trying to figure out how this works, how that works, it is very, very powerful. There's this wonderful TEDx talk that I'd really recommend to you. Copyright reasons. I can't use it with you right now. There's this wonderful Steve Mould. Talk about curiosity. We talked about how he invented stuff. So basically it open up different gadgets, see how it works and based on that ground use to innovate off making his own 2. That's how diverse engineering hoax rate in any companies, if they reverse engineer how this is made, how that is made, and they go back to the process of how the original person meet it. So very, very powerful tool, my geofence, the power of being curious is directly associated with innovation for companies as well. And if you want to build bigger ties, it starts with exploding how this smaller toys are made right now. Furthermore. Curiosity is very powerful, too powerful actually to deal with stress as well as very y. Again, a wonderful Dale Carnegie book, stop fighting, how to stop fighting and start thinking. Love that book, highly recommended. So this call, it talks about the concept of what's the worst that can happen when we're in the curious state. They're questioning about possibilities, potentials. And that actually leads us to finding wonderful answers as well. When you have questions that right questions to ask where we are in strength, in stress, we're likely to get answers as well. The question, the problem is then when stress situations we don't dare to ask question we suffer. You can ask why is this happening? How could I make it better? Things will be much, much better. And there's this wonderful loop that I find really powerful. And the whole idea is, I have this, okay? Do you have a problem in life? The first chance is low. So if you don't have any problem, then why buddy? Right? The other option is, do you have a problem in life? The answer is yes. So can you do something about it? If it is a problem, the answer is yes, then go do it right? We have two wordy and if the answer is no, you cannot do anything, then why in the world would you have to worry about it? The whole idea is that you need to understand this a wonderful loop. That, you know, you have three options, vibratory and this question series is really popular. Find it funny yet simply put, that is very, very interesting. Furthermore, I have two wonderful Other points of importance to share to you about curiosity. This comes down from the idea of seeking new opportunities in life. There's this wonderful quote that I read, that the success of your life is not dependent on the things you learned, but the people you stumble upon, I mean, that's, it's to rate you see that you are where you and your life because of the few people you are at. Your wife, your children, your parents, that shaped your and your personality. A friend that you met in a conference and all that stuff. So when you are open to opportunities, when you're curious, Okay, how is this happening? How is that happening? If you are putting yourself into new avenues, exchange programs, conferences, you're curious to learn. And when you get those opportunities, are meeting new people, curious to meet new people, you make those connections and that is really, really powerful. So there's this wonderful advertisement that Google put up. Let me show the picture to you that said about finding this 10 digit number and first playing 10 digit number and the first-person, a few people to send us the right answer will be called for the interview. What people did not know in the billboard is that this billboard was from Google and people are few people who did the vent for interview and they got hired by. Can you believe that that's funny, right? But that's how it worked for them. Now, basically, when you're open to opportunities, you open yourself to new possibilities. An open door to open. That's how you learn a lot of new stuff. Furthermore, our very final yet very, very important point of part of curiosity mighty events, is curiosity leads to humility. We are going to a little speech will end right now. And I find it really important because, you know, I had a recent opportunity to interview the, one of the, you know, one of the earliest entrepreneurs is Naipaul and managing wreck of the largest company in the pilots called SO3. Let me show you a clip of Nirvana interview. Right? So we looked at grandfather quite a lot who we consider as very, very humbling. So we've always grown up with the fact that humility is the first core value that will lead to happen. Where drank be equal to the bigger you become neutral state that much more grounded. And you need to have the ability to listen to people, to listen to other people. Need to be able to have the ability to constantly learn and educate yourself The Daily. Tell yourself that I knew everything you're finished. And B, is all that. All that is humility. Humility, while you can still be aggressive at the same time we humidity. The second value we've already been calculated is being compassionate. Having a mindful this in terms of your sentence off the chakras. Now that you have the energy that you have, the sense of purpose of giving back to the societies compassionate. To have that sense of compassionate that you know, you're not causing harm to people. You're not causing harm to any particular society or the population at large. You're doing good, you're making a difference in people's like, you know, third value that we'd been inculcated is a strong sense of entrepreneurship. We see an opportunity everywhere. I'll give you an example of the guy who owned by my shoes. He said Do of a sales guys to a village and told them, please go and check the feet. How much shoes can we sell? And one guy came back and said, Sir, so over here, I don't think we can sell any shoes. The other guy said. So no one-way shoes over here. Just imagine how many shoes we can play. That sense of perspective of entrepreneurship, of seeing opportunity when there's chaos, when seeing how you can close the gap between demand and supply. Where you can see products and services that's worked at a global level that might be relevant to your local contexts. Having the right sense of entrepreneurship is another value we've been, we've grown up in, you know, like that. Having the value of working together with a team, respecting individuals. Usually also fulfilling that responsibility that you've taken. Resilience through persistence, through hard work, and through honesty, is how we've grown up. You know, today, people talk about CG becoming like Bonnie's or reliance. I really respect reliance and my knees, but CGs goal is to become like Tata's. Core values are different. Our core values matches in the database. We always look up to the doctors and want to aspire to be like that. What he basically talked about to me is that humility comes because when you grow further, you are trying to learn new stuff, new idealized that things pass on, people come, people go, and there's no reason to boast or Boost about anything. So why do you have to be proudly about something? And humility is a powerful trait in all the champions, all those people at the very top as well. So finally, you know, via the learner mindset, exist when you are what, what's humility basically accepting that you are ready to learn new stuff and you don't know everything. And that's what curiosities, you want to learn new stuff. So basically, curiosity and humility, I directly interlinked. We're talking about some wonderful importances of curiosity. Now, we will go ahead mighty offense further in this course of curiosity. First of all, to find out specific ways in which we can inculcate curiosity in our life. I'll see you in the next video. 6. Excersice Triggering Curiosity: Welcome back. Now, in this video, what we're going to do is that we are going to check out some question that we have about curiosity or when to trigger curiosity using the right questions. And you'll be able to see that by the time you avidly watching this or you're solving your own curious questions, I'll have the same questions, put them in the project section as well. Your mind would be sold triggered to think creatively, okay, the first question now, you don't have to be logical away here. You have to be just thinking over here, thinkings, thinking without the thought if it is logical or not, okay, just come up with as many answers as possible every single time. So let's go into asking ourselves this question. The first question we have is why our blackboards plaque now come up with answers. Well, blackboards are black because the word Blackboard has black in it. That's a basic answer. Can you pick up more complex sensors? Just try to think for a moment and you'll be able to figure something out. Just keep yourself in the process of thinking that way. And one after another, the ideas will come to you and the lab hub. The one thing that could be very good. One answer that I got from one of my students, khomeini God, that she shared to babble so blackboards or black in color. And remember to just a team, 12-year-old, 13-year-old, right? But also blackboard is black in color because like the Blackboard, we have darkness all around, all around us in our life. And the wide shock is like the knowledge that removes all the darkness in LA. Similarly, the white chocolate mousse, all the darkness near life. And for the same reason SAP also blackboard is black and I love that answer. Kids are, and need to think creative in same format. And I very much encourage you to do the same while we are, we are trying to think of other reasons why Blackboard could be black. Just think, think, think, think, think. Okay, you're coming up with something. Well, oh, black boots are black because black is only black is of five lettered words rather than other, other words like red, blue, and check damage only for later, which can make more people, can make students speak more. That's a random idea, makes sense. Remember, don't let yourself see that this is a wrong idea or right idea. Just go on brainstorming one after another, one after that and you'd be able to figure something out. Well, let's try to find one more reason why black boots or black in color. Well, we talked boards, right? So black is something that is full rate. Black is something that humans are black. So most people have hollow within them. So that's why black boots are black and low. Does that make sense? Is that sad hour? Yeah. That makes sense. I don't know. No, most possibly, but we're coming up with random ideas. They're going for quantity rather than quality, right? The other thing, why do suites taste sweet? The answer generally is, well, the word suite has suite in it, so that's why sweet, right? But when we go deeper, we'll be able to find out that suites, our suite tried to come up. You're trying them answers. Because sweet sounds sweet, right? And that's why we call it sleep. Because people have a sensation in their tongue that it is sweet. Because if we call it, sorry. It will be hard. You know, people will confuse between the shower and the shot as well. That's why showered that, you know, that pours water. That's why sweet, sweet, right? This is a very good approach I find, try to find the opposite of it. And because I posit operator is not reliable, reliable, That's why we are using the direct version of it. Okay. One, Moodysson. Okay. Why do sweet taste sweet? Okay, because suites, if they don't taste sweet, people are not willing to buy it. People will get bored by it. Okay, Let's go further. Why our plates circle and see, Okay, this is interesting that if you want to put up buying somebody's face, it can be a proper structure, right? While further so pleased circle so that we don't want to come up with logical answers so that it can feel full, but rather create a circular over there. Because just by walking and having food, if your teachers comes up in the class, you can basically make around and try to show you some micro teacher that you are studying. Web folder black plates, circular in shape because circle in itself is okay. She shape because circle is easy to make and circle cannot be made by naked hands direct times. And that's why it's hard. So the people who are making one to boast that, okay. Yeah. Oh, we can make circular as well. Very, very though, Jackie, I'm just coming up with this answer. So your why do we have only five fingers, right? Well, good question. We have only five fingers because we are made of only five things in life. You know, the C, EO, this, everything in the world is made of five elements. What are the five things over damped? I can't precisely remember that for that reason. Well, other reason could be that the garden god is idealizing that you must have five people in your family. The other thing could be because when we are showing five, because when we're using our own hands and we have five. And because the price of, of, of pick, wick and market is five rupees because a quick snack or you're in a pile. And so you don't have to put extra effort to think and you can just show five and get your pick weeks. Random ideas, right? Furthermore, we have a question for the more, why do most, why I am who spends black or blue? This one is interesting because the easy answer, cost-effective, et cetera, could be one thing because most of the things I lightened color, That's why we need data like black and blue for the move. We need black and blue because they are BBN, bees and second letter. So even if a kid is having a hard time in school, they can try speaking this letter and find out if they can do it. Haha, doesn't make sense. I know. Further move. One more thing that we can think about why appends mostly black and blue is because when you write in people black and blue, you can basically overlap it easily with other data. You cannot overlap it easily. And it will be light colors cannot overlap it and light colors can write them easily overlap for that reason. Okay, let's discuss about one final thing. Why do we sleep at night and wake up one day? I found a very wonderful answer from one of my students because if you work in night, then working night, then gushed might come up and be like Who? That's what we don't want, right? Furthermore, why do we sleep at night? Because if we even wake up at night, even if you've week because we made we are going to feel a lot hungry, right? Because I don't know for you, but I'm specially a 100 during the pen one Moody's and to come up with, let's try it. We we like to sleep at night and we like to wake up in day because the sun is looking for company via the moon has, because moon is cheating on sun and is not want to look at it. That's as simple as that. These are some random answers, nothing too literal about it. I want to go there, cry this tandem answers. You know, try to find random answers like this answer and just see I'm feeling so, you know, so thoughtful at this point of time, I believe you will do after you do this assignment, rather. That's what I wanted to talk about in this video. I might be feeling a little creative. I might run. We're feeling a little creative depending on the energy that I already possessed, but it's a very wonderful practice to do my defense. I cannot wait to see you in the next video because you have so much to do together in this course. Buh-bye. 7. Curiosity Tests: Okay, My dear friends, Welcome, welcome back. Now what we're going to basically do is that before we go ahead and see about all of the stuff, Let's have a quick test to understand basically that at this point of time how curious, obvious. So this is a wonderful course on institute of curiosity towards, slash curiosity test. I'm going to share, Do it with me along with you. So I'm going to do it. I very much encourage you to do it as well. And why am I doing this test basically, well, it's important to understand my d of 10 stack to get to where you want to get, you need to start by knowing where you are right now. That's why I'm taking this course to understand where I am for you as well. You can know where you ask for it. You can know how to get better, get good at it. Let's start the quiz. I just click Start quiz. Let's go one question at a time into conversation with a friend, they make a comment that you don't have B with. In fact, you admittedly the district disagree with what they have said. You tell them then idiot, you know, tell them you don't agree and proceed to share your thoughts on topic. You want to know more about their point of view and ask them what their reasons are thinking is that way, like this third, in most cases issue palmy. But sometimes I go for the second is let's be honest. When at a meeting with others, you talk some times and listen sometime mostly listened to like to heal. Other people have to say talk to him as much as possible. It is important to show people how much, you know, I'm somewhere in the middle. I don't agree that I listened all the time. I like to put my opinions forth. And I'm the middle point. Most often you are at your computer developing an email to send. A person comes to talk to you, continue to write your message and try to listen to what they're seeing at the same time, you'd love to multitask, get frustrated. You don't have time to listen to people at PUC, stop what you're doing. So you can't pay attention. You want to hear what they have to say. Now this is very different for me. Depending on person to person. If the person is someone important, not in terms of their designation or monetary value, but in terms of my invoke if something important, very, very different for me. So I'm going to go with, because with a new to the answer into this, let's go for, you know, multitask, okay? Depending I do that very often you have the opportunity to learn a new skill. You, the idea of learning is something new, new fields like too much of work. You don't want this not true at all. You declined, you feel, you know, everything you need to know, get excited, you learn new skills. And definitely the third one I'm am I love learning new stuff and if I can learn it through any place, I go out there and try to acquire that skill of learning. Someone comes to tell you their problem. You ask them they think they should do about what they should do. You ask them what they think they should do about the problem? Get excited. You love telling people how to solve problem. Tune out. We are not in I do seconds. I would do first. First of all, I listen to what they have to because I'm professionally into team coaching as well. I've developed this attitude of talking to them out and therefore giving solutions because when, once they respond, they are in a better position to seek for their biases wet. So you had a new manager in an area that has been. Completing tasks the way, the same way for a really long time, you watch people to make sure they are all doing the job the way they should. You know, how to do it best, right? Support everyone doing exactly the same way to work. Learn what the end goal is and the different way I am very much about optimizing even if I have to pack something for my mom, sometimes even sub3 and she needs some help. I tried to find out how I can optimize the time of doing that stuff. I tried to white booking as well, trying to get as many tools as possible so that I can support the speed of my work. So yeah, I'll go for the third one. Asking question makes you feel excited. I love being asked questions most often. I love. This is something I love. I love asking questions and seeking questions at the same time. You have a family party to attend this weekend and you don't want to go because your family member always gets too angry for no reason. Make an excuse, don't cook the party, go to the Patreon, avoid the angry family member when the angry man, you know, when the family member gets angry, you decide to try to understand what is bucking them, not in a party. I'll go for the second one. The second thing yet assigned to work with a group of three people on a special project. We're excited because you know, you have great ideas that will benefit the project. Immediately take the lead, tell others, ignored what anyone says you have the best ideas. And the third option is listen to what others have to say. Add your ideas, ask question, make sure everybody listens everybody. And yet, the third one, we have one final question. You ask your partner where the keys are and they tell you they are on the table. You go to the dining table and their nucleus there, you shout at them, you're frustrated and the key is not clearly. Get annoyed. Silent disagreement, the case where they said they were and now you have to look for them, find out what people they meant. There are a lot of tables in your house now, I basically, first of all, it's self ask which table they mean. And if I don't find, I just search it on a little bit and then exactly ask them. I couldn't find it. Which table do you mean they just say table in the very beginning I asked, well, which table are you meaning about? Just tell me, right. I don't want to be wasting their time on my tank because if I reach out to them again, they might be frustrated as well. Savings, you know, putting forward the same thing. So let's click on Submit of this quick test. And I hope we can get the result as soon as possible. These are some interesting questions. Okay, so welcome back your VR to discuss yet another wonderful curiosity tests that you can do. This comes from Britannica, and I love this one as well. So let's go there. Find out which it divides the curiosity into a few segments like that of inventories, total scientists, artists. Let's find out which category do we fit in the best. So let's click on take the quiz. I want to, this is, I loved this. I want to experience, I love to experience stuff. Yep. To experience something. Let's go with that to the next question. What are you curious about the world as it is full as it could be? I believe that that's a strange question. I need, I need to think about it. I want to see as much of the world, but I want to. Curious as well. Let's go for a musically. What would you like most, what you would most like to understand yourself, outer space people, technology, I want to understand myself the most. You are most interested in investing in topics of interest of knowledge with others, understanding yourself and expressing law experiences and filtering. Learning about how things work and think how you could make them better, discovering new places, meeting new people, I would say 34. Can I choose to know only one? So let's go for fourth one then. Next one. Choose a person that you are most inspired by image. I heard they're celebrated. Nikola Tesla, the famous inventor. I would say Nikola Tesla. And we have Mary Curie, Madame Curie as well. But I would go with the second one. Right? With that, if you had to pick one, which one of these would you choose how to play instruments, how to build, speak a foreign language, advanced cooking, so you know how to play an instrument, how to build furniture. I would go for how to play the instrument. Next question, which group of subject is most interesting to you? Music, film, art, literature, technology, engineering repulse your knowledge in geography, philosophy. Certainly the fourth one, I would say, because this will give me opportunity to explore basically a friend directing a movie and ask for your help, which would, you know? Which would you like to help manage the budget, schedule, logistic, write the script and edit the film. Okay, I'm good with this. Builder set and work on cameras. This is what I love because I love to write stuff with superbug. Would you choose the power to move and manipulate things with your mind? Super genius, rapid learning and perfect memory. Boy, this is me. To read, understand, influence mind. I would go for a second because if I didn't do second, probably I can somehow to the third is that if you're watching a documentary about Explorer's in Antarctica, what would you interest you most about the story, the geography of biodiversity of article, the beauty of landscape. The Explorers embarked on their journey, the equipment and technology. Well, I would be this the second one with the stuff over there. If you had a reliable tool, one of the site foods you choose the largest cern accelerator, particle accelerator, much of which Homer, I would see the art museum because I love that. That's a subject I love. Would you rather write a song exploded new genre of music? Study how music affects brain 110 for first and forth. But I will go for the first one basically, if you were to learn about steam engine, which of the following spectrum to learn the history of steam power and its impact on the world, the art of aesthetics, design of steam engine, the signs down how I would go for the first one because I'm looking for inspiration and that could be something that I can as well do something and that could create a global impact. Next question, if you went Gaussian through news site, which of these four section would you most likely to look at first? I would go for travel and art, but let's, technology is also something that interests me, but I prefer travel. Choose a person that you are most inspired by. Anthony the chef, the basketball player, writer Carl Sagan's, i'm, I'm sorry, but I have not known about for this. Maybe it's because I'm in a pile and I'm not open to that possibility, but at the same time, I would go for this because this sounds different. Finally, if you were visiting Chicago, the home of Encyclopedia Britannica, which of the following museum, art, technology as well as archaeological and the fact and science specimen architecture. And the third one. That's what we have for today. And I have come up with the understanding that I'm more of an artistic explorer and less of a scientific and inventory as well. I can think, I believe you can go out there and do the whole of the stuff for yourself as well. This has come up with good data for me, and this is another good test to find out about yourself. Hey, This suggests this test. This one comes from Harvard Business Review, so this can be very much highly trusted. Let's answer this question. I get bored easily. Know, I don't get bored easily. I don't care how it works as long as it works. In most cases, no, I am curious about how things work. I love the excitement of the unknown very much. I like repetition. I don't know what the repetition is meant by over here, but I might not like repetition in the sense that we like doing the same thing. Again, depends on what the thing is. I prefer word searches to return. It's okay. No. I'll try anything once to see what it's like. I won't. Especially anything that said if it is was about new thing because I have some bad news, but in most cases I can't, right? So that's a cool yes. I enjoy trying new approaches very much. I asked very few questions. We'll certainly not. I don't enjoy meeting strangers. I very much do. I welcome new ideas and changes? I do. I like to understand how things work in most cases, yes. I generally hang out with the same people. Know, I have a whole bunch of people in my circle. I like to do things my own with, in many cases, yes, I enjoy solving complicated research results. Depends on what the reals is, but yeah, and socialize with lots of different people. Yes. I've written questions, I do very much my quality hit stat. I like to ask lots of questions very much. I stick to the foods I like. No. Yeah, I'm skeptical about food. Let's be honest. I like to question the status quo very much. I like to seek out additional dreaming. Yes. I love meeting new people very much. I prefer falling tried and true methods are yes and no. Let's go for new into this. I'm satisfied with the current skill set. No, no, I am not a thrill seeker. I am very much right. I am. Let's see, I am, I am into, let's say strategy and business development, right? I am into, I would say, let's call myself a student over here, although I am from easier. And therefore, let's see the results we are putting in stuff. Unconventional thinker. People with high schools in this area typically question authority and have an independent thinking style that regard themselves as free spirit and avoid the falling mainstream trends. They are often, they're, often, they're often early adopters and trendsetters and those with low scores careful to follow. This is an intellectually hungry as well. Wow, I love that. I can adapt to new situations. Thank you for telling me that Harvard Business Review. But this is good. 21 more test that we're going to do today. I got this one as well for you because I found this could be very, very wordy. Okay, Let's go forward to it. Very wonderful. I am never bored. I am I'm hardly board. I'm mostly true. Yeah. If I am not sure the right answer, I'll try to guess it. Partially true. This one is a better one because I can find the middle way around as well. I try new ideas to see how things will pan out. Very much partially true. I examine objects carefully and repeatedly, fine details that depends on what the thing is, but yeah, so partially true. If I don't know something, I simply asked someone who does, yes, and I research in services as well. I think the most people tend to complicate things more than they need to. I don't know. Okay. I enjoy planning in add things in advance, partially true, and into unusual, exotic things. I guess I'm done meditation and stuff. I won't play a game unless I'm confident of them. No, I like to play things. I like to invent new things, even if it is impractical. I don't know. I imagine different scenarios of my future then please myself. That's so true. I persist until I get things right. Partially true. Agenda. I'll get answers from making mistakes. And no, I don't I never play unfamiliar games. I do. I stick to tried and true methods. I don't know. I hate it when things are all out of, please. I don't know. Usually I don't go out of my way to confirm things. Not true at all. I am always curious about new books and upcoming movies, faults. I'm not curious about new movies, et cetera, until it is something later to self-help. I like to what so let's put I don't know either because you don't know the context. I like to try new things. Mostly crew. I want to become someone or I want to be some one special and very true. I like to meet new people, mostly crew. I like to disassemble things and put them right back. Well, yeah, partially true. I have a rich fantasy life fonts. I don't waste time dreaming of things I don't expect to happen. That's not true. Sometimes I get so excited about a new idea that I forget the reality so true, I would want to be adventure traveling astronaut. Yes, I want to be tablet as well along with entrepreneur. I get nervous if I can't predict outcome. I don't know, but I don't faults. I tried to guess other people's thought very often. I do. Yeah. It's just one of my favorite subjects, partially true because I'll not history but museums or something I love. So I think that will be relatable. I like to discuss my ideas with friends. I don't know. I don't have a lot of fence that out. Similar pattern of thought. I am more comfortable, non-conventional people, false. I often will books, mostly true, enjoy problem-solving, partially true, but mostly crew. I like to experiment with new things, partially true. I tend to overthink. I don't partially true. Yeah. I'm comfortable with public speaking. Yes. I have my courses and about today. So while watching a movie or reading book, I imagined myself, I wanted mostly true. I like to imagine how people lived a 100 years ago, mostly true. I don't like people who have confidence norm because like to talk to them great. I'm really curious. Oh yeah, that's a straightforward question. Typically avoid seems false. I want this retains independent, but they are still I like to inches. I trust my intuition. Mostly a partially true I like to guess things then check if I was draped. Yeah. I like to play strategic games. Yeah. Partially true. I never think I can never think of something original. That's not true at all. I am mentally prepare myself for failures that could happen in the future. Some of the questions are matching from the last test as well. I plug ins of one naught for the sake of feeling, I loved playing. No, I love playing and winning and winning original thinker, mostly true. I try to look at things from different perspective that most people don't mostly true. So that was a quick test. You know, I don't want to take a lot of your time over here because I just wanted to show you the result and what my scores. And that's what I wanted to discuss in this video. My dear friends, we went through some of the best tests about curiosity out there. I can't wait to see you in the next video where we get into the actionable segments of this course, buh-bye. 8. Case Study-Da Vinci & Steve Jobs: Okay, welcome back, My dear friends. This is babbled and you're watching how you can become an amazing speaker by using some amazing tactics. In this video, I just wanted to make a quick look to share you about a quick case study. That could be an INO, a very good thing to look at when we're talking about curiosity, know wholesome, probably the best. The best example of curiosity is someone who himself said that I am, you know, I'm aggressively curious, I am, I'm assertively curious. I'm too curious. And in his own language, this was what came down from Leonardo da Vinci. Now, who's Leonardo da Vinci? He is a Superman. I mean, people in their lifetime expertise on one subject, but this man, not just expertise to work multiple subjects, but he turned out to be transformational for each of the subject. He studied microbiology, he studied astronauts, he studied whatever he or she studied this in so many ways. He studied human anatomy, he studied this and that in fact, his liabilities considered to be the most was that he had in his type years back, you know, you know, hundreds of years back. So basically they're looking him as a case study because he was able to acquire all of that. Because we can see this with conformation because he told his notes. And we found these notes in 72 70 to 100 pages of notes. And those notes, he had talked about all these different things, right from the very beginning here. All these different concept yet all these different ideas he had, all these different thought processes that you had enlisted in that specific book and what you would find in all of those that he's a pattern. So he's curious and it was passionately curious to learn, you know? And this is the same trait we saw in Steve Jobs says then was another man who transform the computer and the mobile industry. You know, my mobile phone industry first week by personal computers therefore will move bile folds. And he was able to do it because he was curious about so many tough he couldn't stop thinking about questions. He was so curious to go then search for the answers as well. Now, these are two best examples and we're talking about a quick study, case study right now because they themselves considered themselves to be curious. They themselves stated them to be curious. And if you, if you just write in the YouTube, if you write in any platform with a Google, successful people are curious. You'll just get a list of people whom you know, when you call the super successful. And they say that they went just insanely curious. They were just passionately curious. They wanted to see if it was possible. They wanted to check if they could make the most out of themselves and they found the answers when they were able to execute the most challenging things that they thought would be really, really hard for them to do. And that's what being a champion is about doing what they personally as well taught is challenging. Now, while we're taking this case study, I wanted to add one perspective that is very, very fresh over here. And this is what came down from her three ADA, who's my tiara, you'll check out he's not the most thinkers in the world, I believe today, in the world, in the world of self-help. And everybody's trying to make the interpretation of the basic pact. He comes up with amazing concepts and ideas. So basically what he said is that to be curious, you have to seek curiosity. You are set. What does that mean? To be curious to ask other questions, you have to take questions from others at the same time. Now, you might have a basic and expertise into computer language. Go out there and codeine type answers as, you know, answer as many questions as possible. You might have some level of expertise into web development. Go out there you have, you might promote a backers. You might know about anything writing, thinking, making friends, stealing out, you know, reading books, anything about their their platform that is seeking to answer especially coulda, woulda answer the questions and that's how you cultivate the thought. You invite curiosity and therefore imbibe it within your life as well. Now, I find is particularly interesting when Mahalia freezes it in the way that you can actually choose to be curious by asking people, by yourself, you know, seeking curiosity. You can be happy by seeking happiness and then giving it as well. So you support someone else's curiosity and you become curious yourself simultaneously because you are incorrect. Now, if you ask them, what's the neuroscience behind it? Visually neurons could be a new reasons I talk about this very powerful signal so many times in my different courses that Abraham's replicates the same thing that we've seen people in front of us. That's why Bill Gates also agreed that the person you become depends on the people you meet and the books you read. So the people around us matter because we have a mirror neutron we tried to duplicate of what we see in front of us. Similarly, is, it is working with seeing as well that are happening. We can seek curiosity and be curious at the same time, right? That's what I wanted to discuss with you in about, in this very quick video. Taking the example of Steve Jobs as well as Leonardo da Vinci, we can basically understand, we can see curiosity and therefore be curious because they used to love asking questions. Learning answered then also asking questions to address, you know, and helping others type their curiosity. Steve Jobs said that he loves to answer people. He loves to respond to people. He loves to help back people at the same time. And that's what's what's seen by you use loyalty number da Vinci that he go, we went out there to learn about how things function, but at the same time was over they helping people learn about something. So you learned and shared. That's what the very old petition is. That, you know, sharing is learning place teaching is learning twice, you know. So basically, that's what I wanted to quickly cover in this course that if you want to learn basically any single freaking thing, you can call them idea of tens. Open us up for the answers. Open you're asking yourself up to help somebody else lead their curiosity, and therefore you pay for pH of the fourth curiosity as well. Thank you so much for watching this video with me. I have some amazing content. Have heard some amazing content in this course. Thank you so much for being a part of this course. Let's go further. 9. Exploring Using the 4P Method: So, so welcome back, My dear friends. Welcome back. Now, in this series of video, we are going to talk about practical tips and tactics to develop a wonderful skill, not a hobby, not app, but the skill of curiosity. We are going to discuss about different specific models. You know, I talk a lot about being specific with lot of research backed ideas as well. Right now again, we're going to talk about a very research back scientific idea. And that is, we are talking about, number one, explore using the four P methodology. Well, what does the Hopi mean? I very definitely explained to you, you see this model is specifically powerful because it gives you a clear specific framework which you can easily apply and get started with developing amazing curiosity so that different models in the four P, Okay, Number 1 P stands for people. What does people mean? Well, people means any random people's trying to meet new people so that you can challenge your perspectives and go yourself, well, it is so powerful of meeting new people because we have more than 7 billion people in the world and everybody is living their life based on the circumstances they started with, surrounding they had for themselves and eventually they are where they are because of the people we met. Just look around, right? I talked about this before as with VR, so much about the people you'll be with. You know, bill gets one sent. The person you become is the result of the book should eat and the people you meet. So exploding with newer people is really, really powerful tool to help you develop your creative intelligence and curiosity as well. What we're talking about is, you see when we meet you or people that newer layers of perspectives developed within us because they think in that way we don't and v pink in the way they don't. So when we are discussing openly to them about anything, right, new perspectives are developed and width perspectives. We can bring a lot of difference into the world, into our life itself as well. And furthermore, my dear friends, it helps us counteract own beliefs. I mean, if you think chocolates, someone should eat chocolate. And the other person says, you should not eat the chocolates. And they justify it in the right way of why you should not eat the chocolate. It helps you develop critical thinking because you're challenging your preexisting beliefs, isn't it? Although whom idea of fence every individual person comes up to their life through the individual experiences, just how fun it is. And we hear about stories of someone traveling to some traces of what they learned and discussing your point of view, I love it. So the next time you do this, okay, I try this very often and it has been really powerful tool whenever you find someone new, tried to say to them, So what's your story, right? This meet them where they're comfortable, how you're doing, what you're doing, and then see what story. I'm going to give you a few other practical frameworks to how to jump into conversation with. Newer people, but right now, it's important to understand, to ask them of what the story and go dig deep, okay, Just don't do it for the sake of doing it. Because you see, it's not just about curiosity, but in the long-term, the networks you can develop with these people is dense, unbelievable. Like I curiously met a person when I'm meant to cut mandu for a trip in Nepal. And that person was so kind that he developed a such a good relationship that he ended up developing my website for fee in the longtime back right. When you're getting started, these little heads up offal. So it is very powerful. Furthermore, it is very important to give when we meet you people to understand that every person has flogged, no one's perfect. So you should be focused on their strengths rather than their weakness because it's so much happens. Okay, she has this, he has this, this is a flaw and that's very genuine for people we do, but this is what Socrates said, Okay? Worst people talking about people, average people talk about events and greet people talk about ideas. So you gotta be in two ideas, the experiences, and that's what you are looking for. Go for developing an active and bottom-up community of people that you can talk to, reach out to and all of that stuff. You see, when I was in graduate school in my recent trip, I made this wonderful Kohn-Sham G, okay, his name was going Chomsky. This man was very interesting. We took a stop near the highway at his restaurant, Taba, They call it the local one. And he cooked us some poses, some regional food and so does and this was eight o'clock in the morning and this had huge space. I mean, they were cheers all around. So I took a pause and asked him about his story and guess what? He shared me. That is an illiterate guy who does not even know how to write and he wants all of this. He started with a single, you know, selling tea and coffee pot and then grew further in the last 20 years, he has this big restaurant or a hotel behind it. His son as a past engineer from a different big city, big education hub, he comes back and both of them are running this TBI in Hy-Vee site. That's an interesting thought, isn't it? If the time you meet the people know buddy has ordinary lives, like every life is interesting, exciting. And when you get started with talking to people, you'll realize how much of adventurers learning you can have when you meet new people. So again, how to get started with the conversation to a new person. It really simple, what you will do is that every time next you encounter a new person, then you reach out and say, hello, I know you don't know me, but I want to talk. You look interesting, okay? You look interesting. That's a key phase. And most often people would like to talk to you because you are saying they're testing your creatinine and report and then you can conversation, get started. How are you coming from what you're doing? And then they'll depots. What's just 2D, where you're coming from, how this happened and genuinely interested, keep asking them questions and don't forget to connect with them for future purposes. Great. You never know how you can help her, how you can seek help from anybody in life. Furthermore, if two-body are, two people are having conversation, you want to join in what best strategy I found, I tried many thing, but the best strategy I found was you go reach out to them and simply say, well, what you're talking sounds really interesting. Can I join your conversation? Most welding shop. And then you give a quick introduction and then to relate to what they are talking to. And go ahead. Sounds like a good idea, right? We talked about people. Now let's jump into talking about pleases, the four P, the first pe, people. The second P is paces. Now, all of us are not just built by the people around us, but the cultural norms that we have, like in certain societies, unlike mine, we don't it nonetheless, that's a part of culture, right? So I wouldn't be ever open to some non-negotiables about eating nonwhite. But if I go to Tokyo and sit around people who are eating, not just non-wage, but something that is that I find, that my culture might find a little demonstrating and, you know, I could see why they're doing it. I could explore why they're doing it. Obviously, if I don't want to, I won't do it, but I'll be able to find out why they're doing it. And, you know, exposing yourself to new cultures gives endless scope of learning as well, right? You open the box bigger. You say that, let me give you this wonderful anecdote, Okay? For everybody, the stadium is different. For someone that's TDM is a simple part of the room. The bench is a stadium or somebody that's the game they want to play. They want to after steady, get started with the abdominal job and that, right for somebody this class is the stadium. They want to do good with a bunch of people have a good name within their locality. So for somebody, the school is the stadium, they want to make a big name in the society, right? For somebody that district. If the stadium that they want to create a worthwhile impact on a larger scale for somebody the nation is the CBM, right? But somebody they're playing at international level, so it's all a personal choice. How much you want to open yourself up for exploration and learning. Because endless scope, what I believe in his open up your box, I mean, just travel with somebody sometimes to some new please. And you remember the memories? I always believed, you know, investing in experiences over, you know, events, right? You get yourself, Nicholas. And that's amazing if you can do that, of course, personal choice, but for me, experiences are something that I really worthy. And this brings you a very good opportunity to meet to the right people rate only if you travel to new places, you'll meet the right people. We talked about the, you know, the buyer and part of meeting new people in the last section right now, but that's what it is. Furthermore, you know, what basically happens is you explored, you learn, right? Everybody wants to learn visa, we get certain anecdote that makes us learn. So if I travel to the Islam ADL, see kids who are really struggling and having a hard time even going to a washroom. And I have all these facilities to to wash rooms in my home. Right. And that means we gratitude it about the gifts that I have. So it is with any other thing you go to a new please explore new people, new stuff, and you become gradually gratitude it to the gifts that you are, right. Still whole idea. And you know, most people never open themselves up for these possibility because that took and find, I wanted to remember them bite this line rather. You know, conformity is the enemy of growth. Once again, conformity is the enemy of growth and not just goods but curiosity. This is okay. Why do I have to talk to new people? Why do I have to travel rate? Don't ever felt that's a curious question, but not the right kind of curious question that we're talking about, right? That's the whole idea. And furthermore, my defense, we are here talking about the third P. Was the third p trying new or profession. What does that mean? Lab, let me explain now this is a little different. Okay, try new professions. Some people might take it really person, some people might find it not appropriate. Let me explain, okay. And actually trying new professions, let's say you are a student, okay? And you are up in your university and you are having a good time. What you can do basically is that turning into different cafes vest on eating out to business houses, the kind of job or business that you want to start. Obviously business, That's what I said, yeah, but obviously you get into pieces, put yourself out there, meet new people, see of how it is working out there, and then you grow yourself to that experience, right? The whole idea is that when you do different things, professions, you develop unique learnings about each professions. And there's this wonderful part of associative thinking of using this skill that was used in a restaurant, of how that can be used in a business as well, right? So this was very popular with Steve Jobs. You know, he learned handwriting but then put it in personal computing, which are to massively different industries in itself, my dear friends. Furthermore, you know, when you find your people, you are basically finding what you love. I have a course on finding your passion. You can check out right now itself or further later. But it helps you find what you love. Exploding is very powerful tool. I talked about this in the last course as well, just a little bit, but I'm explaining it larger over here. Furthermore, my defense, you learn too more about your leadership style. You know, all of us have unique leadership style. Some people add mode of being authoritative. Some people are more friendly and everything has its own benefits and losses. But you know about your leadership style when you're working with new people. You can know how to solve problems because you are in a realistic environment and physical stimulation of problems and without costing money, you can learn how to solve this pump. Isn't that interesting, that some crazily amazing to me. Furthermore, my dear friends, your chances of meeting new people again through these different professions is really high as I talked about first, meeting new people as well. Also, you know, without hurting you builds, you get to do all of this. You don't have to put a single penny for any of this, just work, enjoy the work you do, and you can learn all of that. So I internship is a very powerful idea for me, right? Dig deeper into how the systems are working over there. You can be observable or you can see a, B, a simple Watcher. There's a lot of difference. Being an observer of the systems enables you to learn things that you wouldn't learn otherwise. So very, very suggesting you the same as well. And you know that, you know. Flipkart is the second largest e-commerce and India and the founder was BD bunch, al, right? So we mean by Ansel actually used to work in Amazon. First of all, he saw how it works and then got back to starting his own company. I mean, I don't want to you to start your own company may get you anything like that. But the idea I'm sharing to you right now is exploring new profession. Well, if you said Babel, I'm doing a job, how do I do this? And lab, lab, simple. You have Saturdays, give a few amount of time to love and you never know when you continue doing it over time, you can convert that love for what you do into professional as well. All you know, you're doing a tie jobs in the evening, you can say to time two hours of time getting some online learning on the subject matter, trying to do some in-home. A lot of interns shall and law this application that enable this idea of trying to, you know, open up yourself for new professions. And finally, when we're talking about professions as well, let me go a step further. And now I'm going to talk about the final P and the final P, my dear friends is simply particulars. What does that mean? Well, particulars means anything. Simply write anything. The whole idea is, you try and new food. Ryan, new people. Try new people, you meet new people. That's a slip. But excluding yourself to new food, new tradition, new culture, new movies. If you are able self-help genre, try reading some romantic stuff, not the whole, but if you're mentally prepared, right, see how it works. Very careful because if you're starting out and that might be a distraction, but you be careful of what you're looking at, how you can relate it to your personal growth rate. Transfer yours knowledge into different fields. I mean, I like to be into the world of personal good. That's my field of expertise, but I love watching documentaries about other stuff, about, about the universe, sometimes Big Bang theory, etc. I never know what might trigger me at any point of thing, right? So being open to possibilities like that is really helpful. Trying new food. Again, if you have weekend, I'm not asking you to ignore whether it's a personal choice, same for me, but you eat yourself in it. New things on the ground of the extent that you have built that you have. This enables you to learn a lot of stuff. Furthermore, my idea fence. It is really powerful that after you complete a movie, let's say you're watching a movie, go back to finding where that movie comes from. What's the reality behind the person? If you're, what's a wonderful movie by Tom Hanks, anybody go back? Where is it coming from? Why it is it saying, saying sued Robin Williams, YZ summing. So is it reality based? Okay, this is the person, real person. Okay, Let's watch a few of the interview, okay, this is how they think, Okay, this is what I can learn from it. This is how when you put yourself into that zone of exploitation, learning new stuff, That's what I'm saying to you, Okay? Get immersed into what you are doing and learning and you will find something later. But I love this quote that Coby brand and says, you know, love it. He says that when you are a seeker and willing to learn, the whole world becomes beautiful. The whole ones become a beautiful library to you. I very much believe in me. And whenever you are doing this meeting, new people trying new food, set a quota. That this is amount of things I want to do. This is an amount of expeditions I want to do. This is the amount of new people I want to meet. And when you do that, it is, you don't realize, but it is very, very powerful because this is something, at least this much I have to do. I find it firstly, very, very powerful to set a quota whenever I have two, 12 minus 2 plus 2 should, should do anything, okay, set a quota for yourself. Furthermore, you know, hands-on experience is very powerful. So if you're into India, let's say to asthma, you'll see people into doing handicrafts. You just go and say, can I sit here and see how it's working? And then you ask them into it. These little beautiful freaking moments that you would really enjoy. I believed me, trust me. Thank very much suggesting you to do the same, exploiting new stuff that way as well. And finally, when we're talking about all the stuff relating to curiosity and be my geofence. The final thing I'll say u is when you are talking about the four p model, the people, the professions, the places, the particulars. You'll only be able to see the beautiful impacted brings to your life, how much your life changes over a period of time when you execute it. So I have put out of work sheet along with this about you noting down right now because the hammer's hard right now, the pieces do you want to exclude that are reachable? Maybe right now, right? Maybe for your three table, you send us to reach out to UK, London. But for somebody, they might be able to reach for the 30 kilometers because they are student yet whatever that is right down. Places, People, profession that you want to try randomly professions could be, you know, anything you don't die. I want to work on a drive-through or whatever that is. And particularly maybe you want to try sushi, sushi for me. And that's what it is my defense. It is fun talking to you, and I am so damn excited to see you in the next video further where we talk about eNodeB, very, very, very beautiful model to be able to see the beauty of curiosity. See you the next video we'll be talking about the another wonderful tool to develop curiosity in your beautiful life. Thank you so much. 10. Challenging Existing Beliefs: Welcome back My dear friends. I hope you're able to fill up your worksheet of places people knew or professions, as well as newer particulars. And now as we go ahead, we are talking about something really interesting, a very wonderful model that has really helped me be curious every single time to get the title of most notoriously curious student in the class. Yeah, but I love it. So now we're talking about some wonderful tools to build curiosity into your life. And in these series of tools, my dear friends, first of all, we are going to talk about challenging our existing beliefs. What do I mean? Again, challenging our existing beliefs means showing openness to the new ideas, possibilities of newer ideas. And this is very, very powerful because it enables us to experience new dimensions of things that we haven't before. Okay, let me explain to you what exactly mean yellow Elon Musk has this wonderful idea of looking at every single thing from the first principle basis. Now, let me show you a clip of Elon Musk talking about the first principle. Okay, well, I think there do you think is a good, a good framework for thinking? It is physics and other sort of first principles reasoning. But generally the quicker. What I mean by that is boil things down to their fundamental truths and reason up from there, as opposed to reasoning by analogy. Through most of our life, we get through life by reasoning by analogy, which essentially means kinda copying what other people do with slight variations. And you have to do that. Otherwise, mentally, you wouldn't be able to get through the day. But when you want to do something new, you have to, you have to apply the physics approach. It physics is really sort of figuring out how to discover new things that are counterintuitive like quantum mechanics, It's really counter-intuitive. So I think, I think that's an important thing to do. And then also to really pay attention to negative feedback and slow slip, particularly from friends. This may sound like some for advice, but it's hardly anyone to sac and it's incredibly helpful. But what is the first principle basically, so you put down to seeing things from the very basic failure rate. If it is a pen, you want to create a new pen. What are the fundamentals that we believe of a pen that could be challenged, right? When you look at everything from the first principle basis, what basically happens my new fences, there is a direct challenge to the existing code believe that we have. And when we challenge our existing beliefs is when we open up to new or ideas, find out new things. Now just imagine if Columbus never a challenge the idea of a down to earth he wouldn't eat, wouldn't we wouldn't believe it right? We all started somewhere. Someone had to someday challenge a pre-existing belief. And just because they challenged it that day, the fact that we are alive and living that reality, right? But there's so much so many beliefs that we have today that are existing. And if we challenge into them, we can come up with new things. You know, Steve Jobs had this wonderful idea of reality distortion, right? All of these friends call him reality distortion field because he'd see something from a completely different perspective that no, I had no one had seen before. We put himself to work. To finding out how that idea can be executed and none. And that's how Apple has its wonderful creation. Seeing things from the first principle basis, you know, questioning the most fundamental things. And this is so powerful because it develops critical thinking within you. So you don't accept things just as they add your question, you know, critical thinking your question, okay, maybe this is not our test. Maybe this is how it is. And when you see things from the first-principle basis, this week is a hell lot of opening up possibilities for you in your life, learning new steps as well. My dear friends. You don't give. What basically does is it gives you new sets of wisdom, right? When you open yourself to challenges, you'll give us a new set of wisdom. Let me show you a personal experience that I had. Okay. My challenging where personal beliefs all of us have many people call challenging a personal beliefs as you know, challenging your limiting beliefs as well. So there's this wonderful story that I have and let me share it to you. Where is your cookie jar? We feel demotivated in life. We feel down sometimes if everything is wrong and we feel the pressure. What I'm going to share in today's video is going to help your zip lift off every time you feel down. And this technique so that effective and this will help you come out every time you fall down to get up like a champion. So dreamy talking about the cookie jar concept which came from an amazing man called David Goggins who went on to get multiple world records and completing the most difficult matter, pounds and military training in the world. Also, he is widely regarded as the toughest man on the planet right now. Well, this concept is super interesting, but even more interesting is the person behind it. Just in previous or prior knowledge, Goggins had to learn a 100 mile race for selection for omega marathon. He hadn't ran more than a mile in six months to a 100 mile is equal to four to five full marathons, long stops. So he gotten the line and started the race in 25 miles. He finished diet in 50 miles. He was exhausted by the time you reach this 70 minus Mark, he had multiple fractures in his tools and have blood in his urine. He was barely being able to stand. And that's when he used the cookies are concept to fight through to complete the race, which was literally next to impossible. Now, I'm sure like Goggins, you wouldn't have to run a 100 miles for something. But then life, we have situations when we are just close to a goal and we feel down or de-motivated and everything sucks. Not like the fracture, but something else that's subjective to you. Sometimes our exams go really bad and sometimes it's a friend who cheats on. Sometimes a business has an unexpected teams like the COVID all. Sometimes it's a wheel feeling it hard, and that's when and sometimes it's releasing us that we can't do something. And that's when you can use the cookie jar concept. Well, we've talked a lot, so what the cookie jar wrapper, Let's keep it simple. I wanted to look back to your life and run a search operation. To find moments in your life that were super hard, yet you enjoyed them. It could be a super hard exam, a difficult given cricket, but you want it could be any situation that was super tough and you went through it. It could be a time that you had in a hospital or a school or whatever that. Now this is the cookie that we're talking about for your cookie jar. Everytime you feel down, you take the cookie from inside E2 through and remind yourself how, how big of a champion you are. And get back to, let me show you my cookie jar in 2019, I taught of doing something that was never done before. The biggest principles some met in the history of proven with the 125 plus principles from all over the province. Now, just imagine, no, I was 17 then convincing principles to come long distances to the conference, convincing the four-star hotel that I'll be able to pay and very challenging to get sponsorship of lakhs of rupees from companies to a 17 year-old kid whom they had never heard of before. Believe me, it got me nuts. I had exams, my board exams coming in just a few days from Ben, board exam. Now some school organizations promised to bring principles for the program. I had to look for the sponsors and some sponsors polymer that did help. But a week before the event, I had less than 30 principal confirmed sponsors, less than the cost of food in the four-star hotel. And I was almost fighting alone. I didn't have much of a team. I could have easily given up seeing at least I tried, but that time I did it after postponing the, even for a week, we did the largest principle Summit in the history of proven. And it feels amazing within that week period, I know what I did. I couldn't eat food because I was so scared. I worked day and night in the night to get the sponsors and write e-mails the day traveling to schools all over the province to requesting principles to come and then get back to work. And so I keep these letter all the time in my desk. This is a letter I gave for the principles in the program to remind myself of how big of a champion I am. Now I am sure you might have a different memory for yourself. Whenever I feel down or any failure comes up, I take these people and remind myself that if I could do that, I can do this too. That's my cookie to get me back to my champion mood. Now what I want you to look back to a few things in your life that seemed impossible, but you did it. Keep a memory or a small memorial with which you can remind yourself when you are stuck, when you are down to Peter and pick up, you also have to that cookie in the cookie jar and get yourself back to work. You can have many of the cookies in the same journey in the CMB. Along with all of this confronting yourself, I hope you understood of wartime meant with that video that I created for you right now. But furthermore, basically challenging the belief that you believe in yourself, confirm you. You believe that person should matter then why should a person not marrying? The other day, we were having a debate on the school, organized debate by the college. If. You know, people, you know, if people should get into relationship as young people are not and get married or not. And someone said yes, someone said no, and you come up with new or beliefs when you challenge our beliefs and it's very powerful to have those challenging fence around you. You know, what basically Steve Jobs did is he had a bunch of really powerful people around him. So he would see a fact that he believed in and let the person argument proved themselves rate. And if they could prove them rate, you would respect them. But he would first of all, believe that he was right, would challenge their belief and would be open to being challenged and proven wrong with his beliefs might be offense. That's what am talking about. And then topping about challenging your ideas and beliefs. You eat non-wage. Ask your friend why they do not use non-wage by the eat vegan and may give their own ideas and okay, you try to understand, okay, this is how they think if someone believes that they should marry, okay, why they should not? If someone says someone should go to school, the other person said, you know, college is just a waste of money. Talk to them, find out why they're seeing so. And it is through these exploration and open discussions that you'll be able to figure it out of what you know, what you want to consider as dealloc depot, your cell because the reality is I'm merely using that V. Believe it, right. And as we grow further, my dear friends, it is important to understand that every single time you put yourself in a state to challenge of beliefs, be ready to be put down. Now, there is a difference, fundamentally difference over here. There is a difference between the word, the first word that I'm saying, the first there is a difference between your beliefs and your values. Values are non-negotiables for me, I don't take non wish That's a non-negotiables know talking about it. Right. But for your beliefs that people should Maddie, okay, Let me hear. People should know, fab all these concept discussion and be ready to be put down. Because if you're going in there with ego, you will try to prove. And if you argue for your excuses, if you argue for your own, you can keep it with Lawson rate. No one's going to hit you in the face. So what I'm basically saying to you is be open to be challenged. We opened, be proven wrong, and accept their beliefs as well, not a values but believes. Finally, what I, what I want to send to you, this wonderful line that I learned is keep your perspectives as bulla tied less sand and your beliefs as strongest tone, not beliefs or values, right? Perspectives and beliefs might be challenged, be open to keep them challenged, but make sure that you keep a different segment for your values. Okay, So this is what I wanted to share to you about challenging your beliefs. What is the revenue that you can enter into today? I have that question. Would you get started with doing it? And I'm so excited to see you in the next video, we'll talk about further wonderful techniques to develop unstoppable level of curiosity in your life. I'll see you in the next video. 11. Observation Beyond Judgement: Okay, once again, welcome my wonderful family. It has been a wonderful journey discussing with you about the power of curiosity. We have discussed two amazing way to develop curiosity into our life. Now further, you are going to look into the third model. This is probably one of the most inspiring ones that I've learned. And ever since I learned this, fundamental changes that came into my life, my geofence, you already have talked about the 14 method of people, professions pleases, as well as particular string youth exploding into these four dimensions. And also we have already talked about challenging our existing beliefs and how we can be able to do it. Now in this particular video will see the power of observation. Well, what does that mean? Let me explain to you. There's this wonderful famous old, you know, biologists need named Louis Agassiz, right? So he used to have students like all the students and aspiration that when I grow further, when I get into practicing, when I get my degree for the final years, I want to be practicing with Louis. I want to see how do we able to do it. And I want to become a big microbiologists. So this is the value can show me the way. And they used to be tons and tons of young kids who would come to him to learn and then many wouldn't be able to do so. This other young kid who went to him the other day saying that he wants to learn research and all that stuff. So you are so famous, you have done so much. I want to learn how can I be able to do research in, you know, in your supervision. And the young kid said, and then Louis said, Sure, Let me give you a first tag. So Louis simply took small aquarium. It had a goldfish in it and kept it in front and said the student that go observe it and give me written notes of what you find about it. Now the kid was a little baffled as advil seems like all good professor that mad, right? All of them have some level of insanity, but yeah, I'm supposed to do it because I want to research with him. So it gets started with writing notes. You observe the color of the color of the skin of the goldfish when it, What's the beading with them and all that stuff. You writes notes and gets back to Louis with the notes after two hours, a Lewis acid and save more time off. And it's like, Oh, I've worked two hours into it, right? How can you see it's not enough. I've worked hard into it. It says not enough. The kid again goes to the place he sees of how it is working out and then look steeper. And just to realize, to find out that he spend today's into it again, trying to observe the different ways in which it is happening. Then after two days, he writes all his observation saying that is a master of goldfish now is understood. Everything gets back to Lewis who's the nodes and Louise again, not enough. It's lake kidding me up, put my old days into it. I mean, this is the most we can now want to goldfish and verse like not enough. So the good again goes back to the drawing room in observing the little goldfish, he spends the next seven to eight days over 80 hours observing the goldfish rights detail nodes by, throws away all the old ones, right? All detail notes once again gets back to Lewis and this time. Expecting to get a result. And finally, when Louis checked out the nose eyes him some questions. Finally said now you are ready for research. Remember, you are ready to start research that, so you get started. I am so damn amazed to learn the power of observation. Just when we start. Our ability to observe this so much happening every day that we can have a wonderful inspiration for my highly recommend you to check out this movie called a loan. That's, that's a wonderful movie that recently came out from Pixar. But the whole thing I'm trying to share is there is an incredible power in observation in my book that is guys teach is based around this same idea of learning amazing things by simple observation. Now the whole idea might be offenses. 2004 was more than 80 thousand seconds that we have imitate, right? It's passing every single day and so many things are changing in the world in every single second, justifications take a pause and observe of these little things happening. Tried to see and literally tried to learn from what's happening. You have no idea how much will be able to seek, right? What I'm saying again is we need to get deeper into observation. Albert Einstein was very famous for something called his thought experiment. It sees something then get so lost into the tort of he used to put themselves in the beam of light and is blowing if they're seen the wonderful series from coiled genius, from Nadia, if I'm not wrong, that talks about it is through deep into thought experiment that he used to get himself lost into it. And that's how we came up with all these amazing ideas, right? Elon Musk, as I shared before, is when used to get sores loss as a kid, looking and thinking about things that he had no idea of what's happening around because it's so lost in the observation of a single thing. My difference, if you just take a pause and see a leaf in front of you, you can spend as observing It's veins. Like if you see the veins that the linings that leave, as you'll find out that they're so similar to our body knows. That's one observation. The more time you give to it, the more you'll be able to find out how with color changes, with temperature, how it falls down, when is the right time it changes its shape, how it is so much, right? The whole idea is we need to take a pause and then we'll be able to learn. And remember, this is such a powerful learning. Okay? The biggest value to observation is gentlemen. Either you can observe or you can judge. You cannot observe and you're judging and you cannot judge when you're observing because you are sued in depth, lost, wondering and thinking about it, that you don't have time to make it confirmed decision into it. You're looking and exploring and experimenting into it. And every single time a general attitude is we judge into things and obviously judging important. I mean, if you don't judge things for general high of truth, then it's going to be hard to observe all of these things. But very often there are things that we can take a pause into. And rather than judging people specially, rather than judging a special scenario you can take opposed to observe what's happening, taken depth whatever is happening. And there's so much that we can learn from it, my dear friends. That's where it is very much an often said that trivial questions out a very wonderful way to develop your, you know, develop your mental attitude and stuff. Maybe making some Sudoku has happened. And that's why, because you can take a pause and things when you're observing rate, there is no space for you to criticize or to lament over anything. There's no time for you to say you can or you cannot because you need to work on it, make things happen, right? So the whole idea, once again, as we go ahead and like to repeat, is remember, when you're observing, you cannot judge and when you're judging you cannot observe. Most often whenever possible, take pauses and try to observe deeply. Observe, are authentically observe, rather than drawing intentional assumptions. Because judgment most often is a set of assumptions that may be true in some cases and might not be true in other cases. Now that we have discussed about observation and judgment, we'll get into the next video when we talk about a wonderful, Another tool to develop wonderful, unstoppable level of curiosity into my life. I'll see you in the next video. 12. Develop Empathy: So welcome back, the wonderful family in the quest of getting curious about life and what's happening in life. Welcome back. We have talked about some wonderful methods to develop curiosity tuned, do I live? And this specific video, we are going to find out the amazing part of empathy and how it can help us develop curiosity to highlight. So let's get started, my dear friends, in a basic term, you and I know what empathy is. What is empathy in simple terms, MPT basically is getting into someone else's shoes, feeling it with them, and then trying to help them or discuss with them, or you being into your situation. Now, before we get to start talking about empathy, it is very important to make you realize that there is a very big gap between sympathy and empathy. Like I'll give an example. Sympathy is when you are looking something from the outside, seeing something happening. And then you say, well, I understand how you're feeling and I want to help you and stuff, right? Empathy rather is that you get into the other person su, space what they are facing and then sell on I feel what you're feeling, right? And then from the bottom you try to take the person upon the person's feeling good, you feel the goodness with them. Empathy is now classified as of the most amazing skills it is. It is very easy to understand. It is so powerful for us to connect with people or people to feel connected to us because we think, you know, if someone's being empathetic towards art, we feel that the person belongs to a family. He's a part of me. And if you do the same, the persons has similar emotions into the heart. You know, for us, that's a very general fact that we all understand. As we go further, we are trying to understand about the, you know, the facts behind empathy and how it can be implemented into I like empathy is what first of all, deal Carnegie talked in his wonderful, it obviously existed, but a lot of, you know, widespread understanding of it gained when Dale Carnegie talked about it very wonderfully in the book How to Win Friends and Influence People. Basically my defense, what happens is when you are empathetic towards the other person, the other person gets a feeling of importance. All of us as individuals are seeking feeling of importance. Most often we are not seeking money. They're seeking the lifestyle that money brings to us. We're seeking the lifestyle it brings to us because that gives us respect. They're seeking respects because we wanted to, we want to feel important within us, right? And that importance is often something that is based upon the approval of people staying us, that we had important right? At the end of the day, feeling of importance. Those are basic needs that human have until the Enlightened, of course, very often in most cases. Leads to negative outcomes as well. But you know, as, as, as the wonderful code says, you are not what you think you are, you are not what they think you are, what you are. Basically what do you think they think you are? That's what empathy is all about my dear friends. As you go ahead, you know, when the empathetic now you're talking to new people developing new perspectives. And when you're developing this new perspectives, what basically happens, my dear friends, is you develop Lear's of perspective that you wouldn't develop otherwise. This enables you to learn things that you wouldn't learn otherwise. In the four pin method, we learned about how powerful it is to be able to communicate and network with new people. And that's what you'll be able to do by developing the skill of empathy, my defense, you know, we have a wonderful course on communication already up if you're watching now and you can check that out. Or it might be uploading if you're if it is either a proton or to uploading right now. And basically I want you to check it out as well if you want to get deeper into how you can apply empathy into the light. But for now, I want you to make understand knowing that it is a very powerful tool for you to be able to develop curiosity within New. Now, this is very wonderful, interesting fact that I learned the other day, you know, Amazon, It's office, right in its office, involved meetings most often, he perceived empty when the einem board meeting, can you guess why? Yes. Take a pause and try to think of it. Yeah. Okay. They do it because they keep the seat once it's empty because that represents the consumer, right? What it is taking, what they are thinking, and I find it powerful. So basically when we have a team meeting, I keep proceed for my most inspiring people sometime it is rotational while sometimes with someone else so that they are giving advice and the advice is coming in through our head. But they don't literally seeing obviously, but it really powerful tool for us to reinforce our beliefs. And many people mistake empathy in so many different ways, so empty. Basically, my defense is not very important to understand. It is not to feel or to say that I feel sorry for you. It is feelings thought in itself for them, right? It's not saying that you feel happy it right? It's sort I'm happy to see you happy. I'm feeling happy along with you. You're in the other person's shoes were experiencing what they're experiencing. That's what empathy is, right? When you can develop empathy as a skill into our life, you'll be able to get amazed of how it gives you the returns in terms of connecting with people, getting job, creating closer deletions and all that stuff. And, you know, in everybody's individual universe, you know, the world is a different place, different thing, different elements, different importances. And basically because you have your own universe, we are connecting with the other person. Will you peep into their universe and see how they see the world, right? And you give them permission to come into your universe and seaward from your angle. And when we are able to do this, my defense, it helps us a lot into our growth mountain, letting me give you some really quick tips of how you can develop empathy. A very wonderful way to develop empathy is asking the right questions, right? So, and asking the right questions in the sense when you're talking to a friend or two, trying to make a friend over and you're talking to a new person, right? Basically, when you're talking to them, how do you talk to them was the tone of voice, What's the discussion about? What's the topic of discussion? That's a secondary thing. The question is when you're asking the question, how intentional you about the question and how much the question matters to the person, right? So you had to asking about how are you doing today and then how was work? And they say that it was good. And what do you work with him? And they say they I worked with this. Okay. I book on your work in this company would departments offering wow, software engineering, deducing that update that came in, et cetera, et cetera. It's a 10 in the process of asking these questions. What you do need to do next, my dear friends is trying to find a common ground. What a common ground, or common ground from their perspective, what they think, what you think, and when you intersect in this common doubt, you can go deeper into their discussions. And when you are able to do it, that's when you crank jack. Your ability to have wonderful friendship with that person may be your friends. A very, very powerful tool, again, very much recommended to you to have in your life as a part of your life if you want to grow further as well. With this, it was amazing talking to you about the amazing mind-blowing skill of empathy. I'm so excited to see you in the next video of the course when we discuss about another path will element to develop curiosity into our life. I'll see you in the next video. 13. Asking Questions: Welcome back My dear friends into the amazing quote to develop an unstoppable curiosity within your life. This is your friend vapor and V are talking about another amazing tool to develop curiosity as part of your life. Now as you grow further, quick reminder, we have talked about empathy, we have talked about other ones will be is like challenging yourself, the Hopi modeling and all that stuff. Now we go ahead, we are going to go into more practical V's directly that I can give to you so that you can make and imbibe curiosity as a part of your everyday life. So let's go ahead. We are discussing about the wonderful simple part of asking as many questions as possible, point blank, as many questions as possible. I showed you about the power of questions by the story of my little nephew, ladder long back. So basically what happens is have you ever tried Gei into a primary school classroom, right? That kids all loaded that jumbling and bumbling and having fun and enjoying them serve Ma'am. Ma'am. Ma'am, that happens all the time when they are inside the school. But what basically happened thereafter is somewhere down the line as we go ahead, I curiosity as part gets loss, have you seen little kids hide that? Could you rarely see that, right? Little kids, I don't often check that. Amused and they're having fun and all that stuff. And that is the same for most of us. But as we go ahead, go further in life before asking a question. And that's when we start, I believe dining in one sense because if there's no spots within us, what, how does it make sense to even be alive right? Now, as you go ahead, the question is, how we can develop questioning habit within our leaf. I mean, we should take a pause to ask the questions from the very basic version I talk to you about the first principle rate in a similarly, let, let's, let's discuss a few question. Why is the color of the sky blue? Why are the whiteboards black, blackboards, black in color? And these basic questions are so damn powerful. So I run these programs for students called Super Champ and add them seem questions about questions like, why are black boots black via Skype waste, sky blue. Why sky blue in color? Why it is dark at night and you know, in the day. And these are simple questions, right? And I got amazing answers. There's this other kid. When I asked, why is the Blackboard black in color, we want to know what her response was. 100 response was the blackboards are black in color VAP answer because life is filled with darkness, like the black color. And education is the light, like the white chalk that can erase the darkness, right? That can replace the darkness. And that's why the color of the blackboard is black and the color of chalk is value. Let's interesting, right? We don't think like that very often. I ask you, are the kid, why is it dark in the night and, you know, and right in the day because Having hosting the days, not a good idea. That's interesting, right? I asked them questions like, if you were, if you've made a fan, what are the things that you'd like to change about life, about people? And I got this answer from the other kid that I would like to put that fat into the face of people and remove the fake mass in their face and help them become themselves. Wonderful mind going idea that aid is just that when we take pause to ask the right questions, that we can get the right answers. But somewhere down the line, it's very unfortunate that we have stopped asking questions. Very much recommending you to get back the skill that we have of asking questions. And there's this wonderful, Wait, you know, there's this wonderful tool of asking question that leads to all the chains. And that is, it can be very powerful to solve almost any problem in life. And that is called the process of 55. What did I say? The process of 55? What does this mean up? Let me explain. So five bys is a very basic get amazing technique to find answers to the most challenging questions in life. Like many scientists use it, many professionals use it. Many people from all different walks of life are using the five whys technique because it's really powerful. So what is the five way at weird to explain nobody's basically what you do with five eyes might be offenses. You asked that question. Why is this block like this? Let me give you explain to you this with a case study. Does this lighthouse and on this please, that used to get dirty with chemicals every single time and they were trying alternative solution to get a solution, but they're having a hard time with it swipe, they asked simply, why are the chemical soil around? And they said that they have to put chemicals because y is the y is the thing that started, right? And they asked the question, they got the answer because they put chemicals. Why do they put chemicals? Because they are pigeons who shipped over there and it has to be clean and stable via two pigeons come over there. Because the lighting that comes up over there is really interesting. Really interesting. And as they go deeper into that in five-step, they realize the simple solution to it could be changing the color of light in the night, that faeces that light up. Can you believe that this spent thousands of dollars into cleaning using chemicals and it was distorting the monument at the same time. And one simple thought, and there we have the solution. That's the simple here, the wonderfully powerful parvo, maybe your friends off asking the right questions, right? And phi one is particularly interesting because it can be used in any walk of life. Like very often we start judging people when they do something wrong. Like why didn't you do why do see why she'd be why did she do that and why did he do that and all that stuff. And while we ask this questions, if we can simply take a pause and ask why did they genuinely well, maybe the appearance come up, please. That is not good. Why did why did she do this? Because maybe CP is something in the past that was similar and she wanted to take revenge and whatever that is, right? If he asked, start asking wise for little things in life and we'll get wonderful answers. And y can be constructive and destructive as well. Be very, very choosy to make sure that you answer your buys in constructive ways. Because if you choose to answer them in destructive is there is low and, and that thing that can help you find solution, right? With this, my dear friends, we are going to go through some exercises. I'm going to take you through some quick exercises. I'll be streamed coding right now, and we'll be discussing some problem-solving random questions of why this is so and why that is. So we're going to discuss about it for a while and then I'll see you in the next video idea of tense. Till then, be excited and Yap, be curious. 14. Thinking Connotatively: Hello my dear wonderful friends. Welcome, Welcome, Welcome back into quest of developing curiosity. Vi here to discuss about yet another wonderful tactical method to take our curiosity. But next level, we've already discussed six amazing ways to take our curiosity you next level, I'm sure you are checking out your worksheet and doing what you're supposed to do at the same thing by learning. And right now, we are going to learn about one of my favorite wonderful power of thinking qualitatively. What does thinking qualitatively mean? Well, there was this wonderful Indian mom called Dattatreya, who used to see things in the way they are and trying to find a meaning about it In a way to learn that does not directly related to the thing I'm getting confused. Let me give you a quick example. I'll do now was someone who wanted to, you know, one day he was someone wanting to learn, you know, RTD. And he had a wonderful group called Zona Sharia. And while donor China was an amazing glue, the challenge was used teaching only him because he came from the royal family. There was this another young kid right there and his name, and he also wanted to learn archery is named was a Columbia. But the challenge is you did not come from the real families. We did not have that background that he could leverage on to have him as a guide. They tried to reach out to him to learn, but you'd say no again and again. So used to sit in the Fordist and see Agena teaching him and then try to, you know, you know, those identities into Arjun I used to see and try to learn and at the same time the other day, do not try to find out is that a Clavey seeing everything that's happening when it gets really angry. So he still believes, you know, the young gay club is still believes do not cherry to be as good as radiates out to him and say, I want them, I'm sorry, I wanted to learn and stuff. Can I give to anything as a guru, ducks reduction and means of a gift to the teacher. And yet the door latch, I knew that this kid does not have anything. So he says because he was learning so well, he was doing so good actually, it was a threat to the royal family and stuff. So basically, he asked him for his thumb, right, though that Chadwick as a Columbia for is Tom and he took the Talmud, said never to watch if I'm not wrong rate. And then from the other day used to see an idol of doughnut chart in front of him and Ben learn actually without his thumb. And if you know, Tom is the most important part body for any Archer. And yet he learned it all and became the best arch in the entire, you know, in the, in the Indian subcontinent was long use bet. That's what connotative thinking is about. If I see this mine, what beyond this mind, can I learn from this Meg, right? We'll definitely do some exercises as you're coming towards the end of this. But right now I want you to give an example like if there's anything you can see, if I can see this paper in front of me, what is something that I can learn from this tape, right? So I can learn simply that, you know, keep yourself, you know, the inner spirit of yourself, always alone. Don't let people touch it because you must have some liberty and freedom to think about yourself, to learn and surround yourself with the right people in the outside who stick with you Don't leave you like in this tape, right? So when you stack learning like this from literal events that happen in life, you, you have no limits of growth because you are ready to learn from every other thing. The smallest and the biggest of scales might be event. That's really powerful. And this comes, you know, there's this very wonderful background. There's this wonderful idea of looking everything that's happening in light from new perspective. Just imagine that you are just born today, right? This comes from a wonderful book coil. You are a badass, right? Just imagine that this is a new day board for the first digit week cup like an alien, right? And see what's happening in life, this and that and every other thing. And you realize, oh, we have a beautiful life. There's so much to be grateful for this, so much to be a life or the stomates living alone does. And that's how you'll be able to, you know, develop the wonderful idea and skill of thinking qualitatively or quantitatively my dear friends. And as we go ahead, just in my ending you once again of this a wonderful par, that this simple two candies now, thinking qualitatively is something not only please, but I very much used myself and my life. In fact, my book is so much based around it. Coiled guys teacher, but also I used it for my students to see, okay, does this work as this student? Long back, two years back we used to school who scold 4000, 57% in this example eats and that's not considered a very good creative in terms of academics, you and me pal, because students are given 80, 90 percent. And I went to tutor him and all that stuff and we used to think quantity, what can we learn from this? What can we learn from that? And all that stuff? And in the process of doing that, we learned so many things about this and that, but very importantly triggered his brain to think. And at the end of the semester, when is the exam results came over 80, 85 percent. That's incredible, isn't it? This kid was able to learn all of this simply by being able to question and all that stuff. And I wanted to remind yourself that you're able to put yourself in the same place, then there's so much you can learn, you know, challenge all the v's. People think about a topic, right? If we think about a pen, just imagine if pen cannot do writing, what can we learn from it and all that stuff? Now this is what we're gonna do because I promised to you that this quote is all about activities and learning with activities, rather than me sharing to you, we are going to do some activities of thinking qualitatively about a few subjects. And then when we discuss about it and have a good time, we'll move into the final video with this. Thank you once again. And let's get into the next video where we practice of doing some quantitative thinking together. See you in the next video. 15. Spend More time around kids: Welcome, Welcome, Welcome back, my DA Champion community. Welcome back to the course. Here we are now talking about one of the most amazing things in the world, one of the best part, one of the most wonderful human beings in the world. And they are so amazing because they're so young, they are so filtered and unfiltered. They are so authentic, they also draw, and that's why they are so amazing. Remember that line from the poem that the child is the father of men. That's what we're talking about in this course. If you want to develop curiosity, observing children is a very powerful way. Observing and spending time with my kids is a super-duper, damn powerful way. Now why do I say so? Because kids are so curious about everything and we'll get a unique answer from them if you ask any single question literally, I mean, I'm flabbergasted, I'm moved, I'm inspired that I can use as many words to describe kits has wonderful beings because that's what they are, right? Let me show you some story over here. Okay. So just next to my home is a small playground kind of things. So we kids yeah, I'm the oldest of the kids often. But we go play cricket sometimes and all that stuff. And there's this other day in nip in our coach, at least if somebody has a birthday and if I'm wishing happy birthday, there's a secret, hidden wish of getting chocolates, and that's very general. So they'll just birthday of this little kid his name was but done and he had his chocolates ready. And we said happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to you. And these happy thank you so much. Thank you so much. And here it all of that. And then 22, 23 small candy chocolates to everybody, these red Mozilla chocolates, right? And when everybody had chocolates with them, what basically happened is this at all this differently, whereas banana, strawberry, and pineapple, guava and all that stuff. And among all of them, one of the favorite chocolates everybody loved to have is the chocolate of strawberry. And luckily I got it from my dad. And I see this little kid, he monetary staring at me like this. And I'm staring at him. Okay. What do you mean? And he looks at me, I'm sitting at him and then he says something really interesting. He says, Brother, can you please give me the strawberry chocolate? I'll give you my banana one. I'm like, obviously, yes, I gave him this property chocolate and obviously I did not take the banana and I'm good man, you know, you should love kids and all that stuff. Now basically what happened is that I took the, I gave him the banana flavor of chocolate. I took the banana flavor chocolate. I gave him the strawberry flavor chocolate. And he had a wonderful time enjoying himself and live with like web over. Yeah, he got this top anyone? Why didn't you give to me? And I said and he shouts out, well, I got because I asked for it. Why did you notice before me? And everybody's like, Okay, okay. Okay. Now, this was really interesting for me because I realized that most of us in life. Given certain facts, some people are born to. All of us have challenges in electric. Some people are born with disabilities, some people have emotional issues and all that stuff. The challenges we never questioned to get better at it, right? The beauty about life is that we can create our chocolates like him Manchu did like humans you gave me, they asked me to take the banana one and kilometers property 1 v in our life can choose to trade at chocolates in the simplest of baby can ask people to take their chocolate and give them a job. Let's add trade that face the challenges most people never dared to challenge and ask for better things in life. And just because they don't ask for better things in life, would get better things in life. I shared you about lambda 11 of the before videos. The other day, ladder was doing something really interests. She was writing and around and playing. And when she said, Mommy, I need an already in pencil, I need an orange pen settings. Like why do we need an orange pencil? You have a good pencil to write with just one. Keep writing with this and it's like no, I didn't all in pencil and was like she keeps making me worry and all that stuff secures disturbing when I say, Why do you need a white man or expense and ladder? She says, because I want to be a gold medalist rate. Now she was engraved that she wanted to become a Goldman day to night. And she associates most probably, I'm not sure. Love gold medal with the orange kinda, right? And that's so interesting. Kids can think that way. They are curious, asking question all the time. You see, if you see something, they'll respond back, how are you doing? I'll add then if they don't lie and say, it's how you doing and he keeps you keep repeating. Most often. That's what the quality that kids have that most of us elders lag there, particularly curious about almost every single thing I like to call them, the jaundiced beings in the world because they are the purest rate. And did you know that Edwin Land, who was the founder of the first Polaroid camera color picture. He came up with a camera called a picture because her daughter asked can we have color pictures as well? And it's made him curious. You did some research and finally came up with a color camera, right? Listened to your kids, maybe you come up with some innovation. The whole idea of trying to put over here is that if we put ourselves around, kids will let cylinder to what they're thinking, get into their shoes. Sometimes I'd love to get into the head of kids, you know, putting yourself in there too. We'll pay and seeing how they're thinking and trying to replicate and learn from it at the same peptides are very, very, very powerful tool. I very much recommend to you as well, my dear friends to go and try to see things sometimes unadulterated from like a kid's perspective. And you have no idea how much of development you'll have, right? This, you know. Let me show you one more story with this. Okay. Good. So basically what happened is that I have a cupboard in my home and in behind the complaint and the little toy to play them. There was this kid who came by whom someone of my relative sign and he came and I kept the end and I wanted to play it out in size it. And looked at the AICPA has the hydrogen said I have something amazing year but I won't show you is like I want to achieve this. I want to see this. Later. He started crying, right? You have so much keen to have what they want to have, right? And they get it. That's so amazing. He wanted to know what's happening in the soil fertility 80 cream that did not does hurt him because he wanted, he knew there was something and he knew that this something is an aeroplane. He played with internal input a while, and that is amazing. My defense, all of us can be like my little friend, militaries rate of sun, question about things and then get answers, play around the answer that we got. And that's how we can learn with this. Thank you so much. I'll see you in the further courses segment of this course. Remember once again, to spend time with kids because they had the most annelid adulterated form of humans. And there's a heck of a thing that we can learn from them. I'll see you in the next video. 16. Projects 1- Perspective Thinking: Okay, so welcome back My dear friends. In this video I want to talk about how curiosity can help you with prospective thinking. Perspective thinking is basically empathy. You can sit in another person's shoes and see how the situations look and therefore take action in the relevant ways. When I find perspective taking to be a super powerful tool for anybody to make anything happened in a larger scale. And therefore suggest you about the same. I think I've discussed about this in the course before as well, that curiosity and perspective thinking I directly interlinked and also the fact that Amazon image office keeps a one sit empty. You know why? Because they're curious to keep it as a seed, to represent the customer, that the customer represents what they want as well in a wholesome and that's a really powerful tool. Now, when we talk about prospective thinking, I want, I have avoided wonderful quick exercise for you and this is really interesting. What you can basically do is that I want you to see yourself as a fan. And what are the three things you would like to change in the world if you were a fan, just take a moment to think, what are the three things that you would like to change in the whole world if you were a fan. Okay, So one thing for an example could be that if you weren't a fan, you would like to, you know, I learned this from one of my students. He said that if I were to fan, I would like to remove the 50k masks that people have in their face and help them become more original. That's a wonderful answer. If you had a, you know, if you had a fan, you want to change the world. What you then do is that you can, the basic ideas could be things like I want to go over all the dust and stuff. No, You want to go a mile forward, push yourself forward to think a little more creative and innovative and we'll come up with better answer. Now, the other thing that you could do as a fan, just trying to think, okay, if I have a fan out rotate so fast, so fast, so fast there. Do you know if you want to actually time traveled, there is a certain speed. Is it eight light years or 10 light years or something like that? I would rotate so fast that I can help people time travel. Well, babble that does not make any sense at all. We don't want to make sense over here. We just want to come up with random ideas and as, as much ideas as possible. That's the whole idea over here. Okay, That's the second thing. What's the third thing that you could do? Well, what we could also do simultaneously attack if I made a fan, I would like to, I would like to people, you know, usually put fan in the top. I would like to start running without an extra city at all. The whole idea is that I want to want to result electricity at all so that I can inspire others. I look bands to not use electricity and we can walk on our own, become a family and therefore help us make the planet and little better now, again, does not make any sense, but that's how it is. One Phantom does not use electricity AND function on its own energy. It can inspire all the advance to do the same random ideas, random concepts. But these are what are non-filtered thought. You'll see if you sit around kids, they'll give you tons of these ideas. That's why they are so innovative, energetic and ideas because basically because they don't put a band-aid over there, I suggest you don't put a barrier as well, right? This is what I wanted to talk to you about in the project of perspective thinking that's tried to do a prospective thinking from the point of view of the microphone, right? What would you like to change in the role as a microphone? Right. I would like to get the right voices heard and knew the people we're talking about heap, right? What else has a microphone could I do? As a microphone, I could Empire the voices of the people who are having a hard time speaking up for themselves, right? I want to speak for themselves just from the mind. What else can I do S omega as a mike folder, what I would like to do is that I would like to basically, you know, make mass announcement for people because there are billions of people in the planet. I want to be so loud, oppressed peak that if there's a pandemic coming up, I can pulls all the people and, you know, just say them, get back to random ideas, come up with these. I have some questions in the project section, or you go out there, we'll call this assessment. And that would be a good practice of what we're talking about. A whale sounds cool. Thank you so much. This is what I wanted to discuss in the perspective thinking project. We have further move videos or visual. And I want you to check it out as well. Because we are practicing different aspects of basically thinking creative right now. Thank you so much. I'm so damn excited to see you in the next video. 17. Project 2 Associative Thinking 1: Welcome back my friends. In the project section we are talking about yet another thing now, I wanted to quickly touch upon the salt movement because this is a very, this is very amazing case study when we talk about curiosity and creative thinking at the same time we see Mahatma Gandhi wanted to rule British out of ADI, right? And there were people trying to get salts and trying to fight them out. And they comes in old man with a barrel head and, you know, a stick in his hand coming up and saying that I'll remove the British's simply by using salt. Salt that hi, Hadley costs some money. And the concept behind this was that salt is actually used by every single person. When we do this all papers, salt movement, every people will be connected because everyone right, from the poor to the very rich, you saw it, right? It's a component that every single person needs. And this is actually found a fundamental for, you know, for, for some bit of intersection. Now, if you alone, if he wasn't curious, you would also be a part of the hints, some movement where you'd make people, you know, trying to find with swords and all that stuff and it would be boiling, may be victorious movie not victorious, but salt movement turned out to be one of the most successful movement to push British out of India. Because they said that making salt was illegal on your own for Indians. And they went out there and made their own soil, right? And the Min, the major own salt, again, breaking the law. And because they had initially broken the law, my dear friends, they had the currents throughout right now to be able to continue and do all stuff. And this basically was somewhere that the movement started. And there was so much further that he and Indians came up together to fight with the challenge that we're having with the British's trying to colonize India and suppress Indians. That's how it began. And this was such a simple thing to do to try to connect. And what is really funny yet insightful at the same time is there was no sophisticated tool, but it's simple salt that was due to fight this. All right. You saw it and salt is something that everybody has. How was he able to come up with this concept? Well, it was just a question that what is that the one thing that unites rich and poor of my country? What is that one thing that brings together all races, all bytes, all those different kinds of people. He realized that it is nothing else but simply sold, right? There wouldn't be many other things but he picked up soil because it was so deleted every person use it every single day and therefore began. Do you know, his movement touched new heights? That's why salt movement was so popular media fence right now, we have understood why the salt movement was so successful right? Now. What's also interesting to understand is that along with salt movement, I gave you the example of Da Vinci's while before. He uses curiosity and associative thinking at the same time because he was into engineering, he was into sculpture, making those into writing. He was into aerodynamics, he was into waves, he was into chemicals, he was into every single thing. And while how he was able to do it as in his book, you know it when you have a 70 to 100 page script of his notebook available right now in today's time as well, we find out. He was able to do it because he was passionately curious. He said that I'm the most curious person. I've put out a quick case study on that for us. Well, But what I'm trying to basically put forth over humanity offense is that you and I can go out there and innovate like Da Vinci as well. What it basically did is he came up with something that other people could not. And boy, that was a difference that made all the difference right there. So at the same time, my question is, how can you relate two unrelated things used to go and relate a chocolate and a Pi used to relate to eat leaves and human nodes. And remember this guy abandoned from the society because in those times, he was born out of a mother who is not married. Because of that, he had to go through a lot of social stigma and struggle and he had to acquire or knowledge on, on, all on his own using books. And he, he, he didn't die. He created something that the world remembers. And so much of today's invention is credited to him. Seem it was Steve Jobs had talked about that in the curiosity as well. Now, what it basically did is I'll give you a quick story of what it is. Basically my defense, you know, he was, you know, the way people working on the iPhone for the first time, you know, I own and what he did iPods or the iPod for the first time and even making this big bulky stuff which had music, which could play music. And he said, Well, make something better. And they came up and said that this is all we can do and it was bigger. So he said It is fitting him a pound, make it smaller. They say it can't be done. He put the, you know, the stuff into the cranium and set their water bubbles, which means there's a space inside, make it smaller. So they went out their work again and he got this stuff again. He put it into water, got it back. And they said that make it most mole and that's how he came up with this. No same thing happened with the invention of engine. Says, well, you know, the, they said it was not possible. So keep stepping is people to walk on innovation. And at the end of the day, the variable to come up with that idea offense. So there's so many restore that. Now questioning that how can, how can know, how can basically food serving be more fun for people? And they came up with robots to serve food. And that became creative startup for people, right? So this is what, you know. This is how you can use associative thinking for creative thinking. Now, I have a quick exercise that we're going to do to get over here. What we're going to do is there a way to relate? Try to relate two to three unrelated things over here, and try to find out what we can learn from each of these. First of all, we're going to take each of these items and try to think of five uses that we can make of it. I want you to write down about it in your projects section. I'll do it in live in front of you by thinking of some ideas and sharing to you. And you can come up with your own ideas in a similar format, but in a different format because we don't want ideas to collide. Okay, so now let's discuss what we can learn from each of this. Let's pick. First of all, let's pick we pick this glass. What can we learn from glass board? Can you use the Glasgow? Beyond thinking What I just think for a second, we generally use water for drinking, right? That's a general perspective. Now you equate to use curiosity and the methods we hadn't curiosity to drive a different use of class. So maybe one news of this glass could be, just imagine for a second, what can be glass used for? Well. Can be used to grow a tree along with that, right? You can put out some boots and maybe a small port over then you can build something on it red. You can make a plan to wood there and try to meet somebody, new papaya mangoes or whatever that is, then, you know, you could use this as a utensil for the root of it. What is the other thing that you can do with it? Now here's an important and interesting thing to see, right? Whenever you are into Zoom meetings, et cetera, and benevolence, basically what happens is, I learned this sometime back whenever you amplify, put at the micro, the glass from the load end and therefore put down mumbles speakers over there in that side and then keep the other side open such fears in such a way you can connect five to ten of those and the sound quality is amplified, so you can make three speakers as well. Let's try to find three mode of the benefits we can have from this thing. So just think for a second. Yep, I want you to give some time for a moment because curiosity does not, you know, don't give yourself restrictions by time because that will not be appropriate in many cases, sometimes it is appropriate the other times when you want free thinking, it works as a challenge. So other use for a glass could be maybe that you could use a glass too. You know, basically keep a good stand of product if you want to, you know, show your product in a beautiful way. Just imagine, let's say you selling beds, the band belts that you use in the pant. So you put it, overlap it through this class and that looks really that could be used as a suitcase tool for your beds, right? Do you agree with me? Wonderful. What else can we use it for now? This has a good upper part. So you can make circles using a glass, right? You can use bigger circles and smaller circles as well. What else can we do with it? Well, we can basically break it around and try to, you know, try to use a piece of it to cut paper because glass is very, very sharp and that can be useful. You can make a tool of it. Is that right? That's how you suppose to think. You can use a glass for so many different tools at that same time, I want you to go in the project section, try to find out what are the five else uses according to you, that you can use a glass box. Let's go for this second thing now. What is this thing? A break? Now? Because popularly used for, That's right, for building a home, for creating structures and all that stuff. What we're trying to find out is what else can a brick be used for? Well, brick has a red color. So basically, just basically when you have when you're out of red pencils, you can use a piece of grip to color your people, right? Sounds strange. Well, That's where it begins. You know, you need to find out foolish ideas because all the ideas when the humans were having a hard time going through this piece. You know, there was this person who said that we land into March and that's how we did. So basically, don't worry of the ideas being 22, all too complex or too impossible. Just go out there, think of it and you'll find your vehicle. You know what the time one use can be for coloring purpose in emergency times. What else can you use a brick wall? Well, you can use a brick wall. To give hate to any object that you want to keep. Now, if you want to, you know, sometimes the level of your table is not as much. So you put brakes on all the four legs of your table and you have your table high for yourself, right? What else can we use a Big Four babble? Well, because a perfect rectangle. Now we're not trying to repeat the patterns like creating circles in this because we want some innovation right there, right? So what have we, what else can we use it for? Well, you can use a brick to actually create a goalpost for a football game. You know, you can just add to make it to distances and maybe put them into different sections and make a football post with that, you know, just, just I want you to know that I'm just coming up with instantaneously rate and while I'm speaking to you, it's being camera coordinate, I'm going to have a little level of normlessness as this, which will lead to not wonderful and best ideas coming up. I want to be open and candid with you while I'm doing this stuff, right? What else can be used for Nazi begs have wonderful edges, right? Because have wonderful edges. So we can use those edges for what stuff? We can use those edges. Basically my b offense, to actually cast things as well. You can use that to cache things as well and try to create levels in different stuff, right? That's how you're supposed to innovate, come up with ideas for how the break utility can be. Let's try to come up with a few more utility for the big. And this time rather than me putting forward ideas, I want you to brainstorm, come up with ideas of how bricks can be utilized, right? It's a very powerful way. Maybe you can see that I can use it to lift my laptop and I'm Adam Zoom meetings so that I can see it right in front of my piece and I don't have to buy a cooling pad, right? Whatever it is, you have own freedom to think about it and come up with as many ideas as you know, the type of ideas that you want to come up with no restrictions over there. My idea pens. Let's go a step further. What can we use a pen for now? Dependence generally for writing. Right? Now, if I have an argument with one of my friends, I can just throw ink with them and that would be a cool way, right? I mean, I'm not suggesting that that just a funny idea that comes to my mind and you can utilize it. Again. The other leverage that we have over pen is that we can hide cheat papers whenever we are going to exams. Not ideal, but you can do it right? If you have metallic people with a hollow inside, you can just do something out of it, not suggested they are just stand them ideas and you're not supposed to do it as well. Furthermore, what we can use a pen, pen for, well, especially pen has a liming like that. What we can further use it for is to clean your ears. And I know that sounds gross, but I'm just coming up with random ideas for you to get you started for thinking. You can just pull it out and put it in your ears and try to clean it. Very gross idea, but very random at the same time. So you see in this portion of the screen, in the middle part there is a goldfish thing over there. What you can use this golden thing for basically my dear friend, is you can use it for basically putting forward the idea that you can take that out and build a ring around it. You can make a ring of it and whenever you want to propose, you can use it for that purpose. Furthermore, we have a very beautiful stuff over here in different develops. We can use it as a stylist substance to put in our home to look, make it look good, right? That's how you come up with ideas for random stuff and just keep thinking, right? Furthermore, just imagine what we can do. This is a random thing that came to my, what can we do with all of these three things combined together? Well, we can break the grass, you know, brick the brick and put the pieces in, just bake it in the best possible way, put it in the glass and try to make a reddish ink out of the break and put it in the pen. And we can have the reading as well as random ideas, no particular pattern. But this is what is getting your brain to think. Remember there are no right or wrong ideas. And the expert on creative thinking, you know, who wrote so many books on lateral thinking once said that the need to be right is the biggest barrier to creative and great idea. So keep philosophy, be curious and come up with as many ideas as possible. Okay, this is what I wanted to do. In the further videos. I'll have some further examples for you. But for right now, there's one more thing that I want to put forth to you. How many of you know about the year bandwidth? It's a very popular tool rate. We put it in the year's winner with the school. Now, how do you know how Chester Greenwood came up with that? Well, he was willing to cool. And while playing football, if you put the caps over there, it was too uncomfortable for him. So what do you use to do that? He just got a rod. He made two circles. So were they in the DOD and then put, you know, to stuff from the mama's blanket over there. Too. Warm clothes were there and they used to wear it and therefore got popular. He made millions and patent rights for his stuff and became popular. Now, what the whole idea I'm trying to present to you is that you can come up with ideas by trying to associate two unrelated things, right? And that's how your innovation will begin. That's what I wanted to talk to you about in this video. We have further projects and activities we are going to do forward, but I don't want to make this video too long, so I will see you in the next video. Bye bye. 18. Project 2- Associative Thinking 2 : Okay, so welcome back, My dear friends. In the last projects we discussed about, you know, how Greenwood came up with a wonderful concept of year, your bugs. And at the same time we discussed about some, you know, what we can, what things can utilize with by using curiosity and creative thinking. In this video, basically we are going to see how the other week of trying to be curious and that is through the what's common tests, right? So what's the common, what's the worst call? What's common tests? Basically what you're gonna do, You're going to try to find the common similarities between two stuff that I innovate. The mundane way that we see they're very unrelated or not related at all. Here's what I want you to see. This leaf and this chocolate leaf and chocolate are two completely different things, right? But the question is, how are they related? You need to find things that you can relate from, right? So let's save it. Let's give ourself a quota. Giving a quota works very well, at least for me when it comes to creative thinking. So let's give ourselves a quota. That cutup would basically be React, supposed to come up with seven things that are common between both of them. So let's try to come up with as many ideas as possible you can be thinking with me and put down whatever you think, what ideas you come up with in the, in the discussion section. Okay, so number one thing that I think can be common between both of them, that both of them come from the same origin. And that is plants. That is route, because you see chocolates are actually derived from cocoa in most cases, and cocoa in most cases comes from plants. So both of them and plants comes from seed. So at the end of the day, both are coming from the same origin, right? Furthermore, mighty offense, if you've ever noticed, in every single droplet, they are leaders that are up and the layers that had down you see chocolates I reached and chocolates or down in this particular picture as well. Similarly, in a leaf, you'd see that the middle stem that is going through is some way most of the time in the upper part, you know, when you touch it, you'll see it is going up and down at the same time. That's how we can see it. The other thing that could be relatable, we have come up with two ideas. The third idea of relatability could be if you crash leaf and try to break it into pieces, what's going to happen is it's going to get really small and then you squeeze it, you'll come up with a liquid. Similarly, squeeze the chocolate really hard. You'll come up with the liquid form again, right? Let's go more deeper. We've come up with three to four points. One more thing, both the leaves have edges as well as the chocolates have hedges. Edges, both have edges in their own way right? Now, the other thing that is common is that both chocolate can meet it and many cases, leaves can also be eat it, right? Obviously they need a finely and stuff. In some cases they need to be washed, but they can be heated as well. Furthermore, my dear friends, leaf has so many different paths. Like if you see it this leaf, we have so many lines that I'm making segments. Similarly, in chocolates, we have segments as well. These are different blocks of chocolates, like two blocks of chocolates, three blocks of chocolates, four blocks of chocolates. Similarly, leaves have their own form of blocks is well, the other thing you'll see is that the leaf in the very top has the edge that is very kind of it is kind of. Very similarly, the chocolates sides, it has four sides. Yes, it's side's opinion. Many of the cases. Let's try to go and find out a little more, okay, The chocolate, you know, the leaf has chlorophyll right now, the chocolates has coca, both of them have Cs in common. Well, this does not make sense Any, any sense at all. Well, that's how creative thinking is about to think beyond the box. You cry to non-thing, the conventional way of thinking. And that's how you come up with ideas in there, right? Let's go a step further and try to look other things that are common. Oh, yeah. Okay. What's the other thing that's common nosier. The other thing that could be found as common defense is that the the belief that we have in front of us has no, It's basically in three-dimension. Similarly, leave your chocolate is also in three dimensions, right? That's how you come up with as many ideas as possible. Again, there are no right ideas node all ideas. We're just brainstorming and coming up with whatever we can. That thought is it Ising, you know, arising within our head. Let's go mile for the mighty offense. Let's go a mile further and find out a little bit more in terms of associative thinking, right? Okay, So what is common between, you know, between a bat and a ball, you know, basically baton ball are used in playing cricket. Bat and ball is the same term using playing cricket. Other than that, a very common thing that I could say, but I wouldn't say, but still I would say to let you know that I could say is basically that they would have the color black, right? Do you see the eyes of the bats are round. Similarly, the color of the shape of boils round. Also, my new friends. And the ball has lines, right? Similarly, if you observe closely, this bat has lines as well. Now if you closely observe the whitish layer that is in the bats, the fins or you call it the wings or whatever you call it. They have shining and if you see the ball is well in the upper right corner side, they have shining as well. What else can we find in common? You need to give yourself time to think and you'll be coming up with more and more and more ideas in the similar format. What do you think is else in common? Well, what else could be in common is that a backward completely hide the ball by being around it, right? It could simply surrounded and that would hide the ball itself. Okay? That's how we could see it as well. Now, basically what you can understand by both of these examples is that when you go out there and try to connect different things, you've come up with amazing ideas of association. And one for the activity that I'd like to do for you that pick out this, see, you know, pick out this, this different animals that we have over kel, right? You know, most of their names penguins, these are snakes, lizards, these are spiders, these are butterflies tried to, you know, create categories. And categories could be based on your own ideas and thoughts. You know, you could make, make it ugly on the basis of anything you have in that category of being poisonous. So you can sneak, you can put this, you know, you can put the spider, you can put, what else can you put? You can put back maybe, right? It's completely your idea. Tries to classify it in different segments. And these segments could be something funny as well. Which of these animals steal food? So monkey definitely steals food. Probably all of the animals steal food and I consider myself an animal, so i2 steal food. So I wanted to go out there and try to find out basically my dear friends, if you're doing associative thinking, tried to go there and find out how many stuff over here can be put into certain categories, right? That's what I wanted to put forth in these videos. This video, I wanted to give you an overview of what different perspectives you can have while you are creative thinking. Four different, separate topic. Oh yeah. Okay, Let's go further to the next project where we have a different segment who talk about, but meanwhile, thinking badly doing all of this lab as well. It is just an example, you know, when you put yourself out there trying to think differently, that's what your brain is wiring you use to think very creatively in this format when you were kids and you were trying to understand subjects. But now that we have grown, we do very less of it and it is very, very important. So that's for the same reason that we're doing this. Okay, let's go into the next video. We will further practice other projects. Meanwhile, I highly encourage you to check out the project section and do these activities yourself as well. 19. Project 3 Visualization with Curiosity: Come back my dear friends. Now, we have a lot of discussion about how to build our curiosity, what Curiosity is, and how it could build a transformational impact into our life. We all looked at so many aspects of curiosity. I'm so grateful that you were part of this course and discussion. Now, as it promised you before as well, this course is all about taking action, finding these to apply whatever we learned for the next, for the next couple of minutes, couple of videos as well. Possibly they're willing to discuss about how we can apply what you have learned. And of course, I'll make sure that the resources that I'm sharing that could be relevant for you is shared in the project section as well so that you can seek it. So going for the media friends once again, welcome back to the wonderful course. This is a new version. I'm not going to be showing my face that, that we're going to focus on the screen-share subject, the examples that I want to show you and all of that stuff. Now before we go ahead, I want to do a quick exercise with you. Let's go for it. Okay? Now the exercise is something really simple. I want you to hold your hands, both of the hands the right way. Okay. Hold your hands. Now what I want you to do is try to see, once you have your hands completely folded like this, you'll observe that one hand is a little bigger than the other hand. This closely observe, you'll find that the one hand, it's just a little bigger than the other hand. Right? Now. I hope you have identified with that hand is right now. So put that little hand in front of you and right in front of your face and say to it, you have bigger than this? Yes. Say it with me only then is going to happen. See with me you're bigger than this. You are amazing. Your fingers are the longest ever repeat after me of fingers at the longest ever. You have the biggest bomb that I've ever seen. You are amazing. You are unbelievable. I cannot think of a hand so big. I'm dazzled by seeing this big hand. You have mind-blowing. I want you to close your eyes once again and fold your hands in the same format and see once again the hands you have. Now open your eyes and see it. Yes. You'll observe in most cases, if you've had the concentration right there, a belief right there, you'd find out that the hand that was shorter has turned out to be bigger. Now how did this happen? Well, it's a very, very simple. The both hands when equal and when I said that one of the hands was smaller, then you visualize it was small and accepted it. When I said, when you get the positive affirmations, you assured your brain that one of the handles data bigger, and that's how the whole game happened. So it is very, very powerful, yet very, very amazing might be offense that we learned how we can persuade our emotions in the night format by using the pie. And that's the part of curiosity because we're seeing it. Because we were asking the right question, because we are answering the questions in the right way. We were able to do it. And this is not just about hands-free support the whole universe in a way, what we are trying to seek is rather seeking us as well. And that's how this whole journey works. So basically, I just wanted to give you a quick example of what potential we have as humans and what you and I can utilize in a wholesome. Going forward, I do a really quick exercise with you now. I make sure I advertise this in the project section is well for you. This is a quick exercise called a 3D circles. Now what is this going to do? What are you supposed to do with this? Now, this is what you're supposed to do. These are 30 B6 circles. What I want you to do is put out a timer for you of one minute. And I want you to go out there and put out, make as many things you can make inside the circles using your pencils and pens, right? Go out there, experiment as much as possible, shoe as many things and stuff that you can make in this circuit as possible. Therefore, we will discuss about it. Now. You'd be willing, what are the three things that circle can have apple visit anything. What do you mean by that? Let me show you the it could be something like a logo, it could be eyes. But these are some of the very basic things. What I want you to do is increase your curiosity just a little more. Go out them idea of fats and try to find out what, you know, what could be unlikely things to put out here that could be relatable to the content that you're talking about that could be delivered to the subject that we are discussing about. You know, it could be simply anything. One of the things that one of the students that did, he put the input a quick line between the two circles and then put other lines from both of their right side. And it basically became like a sunglass right now that's another basic thing to do, but it's rather something that is better than most of the other thing that other students are doing. So I want you to go out there, use your creative with Joseph and give yourself one minute, set up the timer right now itself, if you can download the worksheet that I have in the project section, or you can make 30 circles in your pen and paper itself and try to make as many things as possible. And after you make the circles, after curiosity, I wanted to try to do anything. And you'll see, okay, Now that we've already learned about the 30-second making, I hope you'll go there and make the three circles necessary so that you can take the experiment. I showed you this example in the last video. And what I'm trying to see is it can be anything different. It can't be relevant to something that you want, but please make sure that you do it. Once you do it, I have yet another exercise for you, and this exercise is something yet amazing now, this is what I used to do, okay? I used to do it with my students every single time. And I'd be crazy Surprise with the ideas they used to come up with every single time they use to be different. And they would, they would ignite me to think differently. So what you wanna do is basically this is a tree, right? You can see basically that this is a normal tree, but here's what you do. You've got to find a way to tag this tree. Now when I say cut this tree, obviously I do not mean to literally cut this tree in the PCA. I've made this. Now what you will do is that you use this segment to create anything of your head. This could be something you could. Obviously, it's not going to be a tree too boring. Try to come up with innovative ways that you can restructure something around the structure you have in front of you. You might want to, if you can just think from the first angle, you might want to connect this and you'll be able to make a leg right there for, let's say a diagnosis or a hand. But that's again, a very easy thing to do, right? Can you come up with ideas that are a little out of the box in the same content. Can you come up with something that is funny? Can you come up with something that is innovative? These ideally be like, well, what difference are these going to make them aware? Years how it all starts? Here's how you get started with thinking creative by taking your sediment with a course of action, by realizing that this is how you're beginning to think creatively and feedback is what is necessary. It all begins with this simple experimentation I have again that add this in the project section. Here's one thing that I came up with it, you'll see this. All I did is I added some stuff over here, and this turns out to be a crazy champion right there. Now, you might want to add something else to it and maybe make an ornament. Maybe you want to add something to it and make a jewelry. Maybe you want to add something else and make it something crazy. It's all up to you. But what I'm trying to say basically that you need to go there and do something with these designs out here. You getting ready going with this. Make some design flourish it with full flourishing, totally work on it a little bit up and down and make structures around it. And you'll be able to come up with some interestingly understandable concepts over there. Okay, here's how it starts in our journey. This, this is when we are in this segment of finding, curiosity and visualization at the same time. This is the intersection of both of the amazing concepts and a lot during this experiment with my students all the time. And that's why I'm doing it with you as well right now. So my dear friends, this is what I wanted to talk to you about in terms of two quick exercises for curiosity with creative thinking will have a lot of the exercises in the other segments of associative thinking, of using curiosity to further go miles ahead and understand concepts in a more deeper way. For a diode, this is what I wanted to talk to you about. Thank you so much. I want you to now go to the project section, get your stuff downloaded and work on it and please, please share it in the project section because it will not just be about you, but many people will be inspired to create their own stuff. After this, yours, I see this happening all the time. The first project is a plotted and then projects after perfect because people want to share feedback, people want to discuss and all that stuff. So I highly encourage you to add up your project section right here, MID of tens. Sounds cool. Well, wonderful. Thank you so much. See you in the next video. 20. Course Conclusion: Well, well, well, Well, well mighty a wonderful curious community. It has been a heck of a journey with you today, discussing about curiosity, different aspects of curiosity in how we can imbibe it as a part of my life. Thank you so much for taking on this course. I hope this has helped you take your creative intelligence or next level. Obviously, you are most probably working out with your worksheets as well. And with all of that happening, again, a big thank you for you to taking this course. Before we wrap up, let me take you through a series of everything that we learned in this course. Very initially we talked about the four pin method of developing curiosity. Being curious about meeting new people because new people bring new perspectives and new perspectives that we can grow ourselves as individuals. We talked about the second P That was pleases, you know, visiting new places, trying to understand the culture, trying to challenge the existing ideas regarding the place and all that stuff. We also talked about the third P of professions, you know, trying to do different professions at the same time. Maybe as a student triangular do internship, it's already working in your overtime. So all of these, you can try doing different profession. Then we talked about particulars, which is about you're trying to do different things in terms of eating NewFood, meeting new people, and all of that stuff. We also, along with the four P method, my dear friends talked about another wonderful idea of challenging our existing beliefs and challenging our existing beliefs. We've talked about trying to cross question of what we believe is reality already, right? Right. What if this could be that way? That could be this way. And if you're able to question the willing or Holtzman that way, there's a heck of a thing that we can learn from it. Furthermore, we learned about how thinking, you know, challenging existing beliefs can help us develop new perspectives about and enlight as well my defense. So then we talked about the wonderful concept of observation over judgment, not judging, but observing. And through observing, we tried to learn about what's happening in line, what's happening about late. Trying to draw meaning by observation, trying to develop understanding by means of creative specific observation might be of debts. Also, along with all of these, we talked about another amazing skill, um, the, um, another amazing power. We talked about developing empathy, one of my very favorite thinking, being grateful and thankful, you know, being, being empathetic about what the other person is thinking. And I also like to call this not mentioned the course before, but also I like to call it the second person thinking, trying to think from the associative way of what the other person is thinking. And it is through this that they'll be able to develop our creative intelligence. We also talk further might be a fence about asking as many questions as possible, challenging existing beliefs regarding the topic. And it is through those challenge in those perspectives that we can lift ourselves as individuals. Furthermore, along with asking questions we talked about, you know, the other powerful skill and that is of thinking qualitatively challenging this belief and that belief. And through thinking qualitatively, v will be able to see everything that happens in our life from diblock perspective. Like if I have this camera facing towards me right now, what can I learn from it? Like it has a tripod, it has a DSLR mounted upon it. So you need to have three ground, three reasons in your life powerful to stand as an individual and only then you'll be able to do good work. Or we looked at a lot of very effective examples to understand about the same topic. I hope that helped you understand it better. And along with all of that, we furthermore overshare discussing, I also showed you that, you know, I took my student's percentage compute P 72, you know, 85, right? Yeah. Yeah, I need to boast about it because that's a heck of an achievement. This kidding now, with this, it was an amazing discussion with you. Oh, I also talked to you about one other thing. You remember? We discussed about spending more time with kids because kids are super powerful for learning. I mean, I love kids. I am a kid myself maybe. I believe it ties keep that a secret. Meanwhile, well, with all of that we are discussing about why kids are really powerful. Because when they are kids, we're talking about an example of how, you know, the first color photograph was actually a desert question that a little kid as dismal remember, right? With all of that, I hope you apply everything we learned Peay State on this worksheet that we have along with those scores and try to go in a journey of learning. I tried to do as many practicals along with.