WorkLife Book Of The Week: How To Let Curiosity Be Your Driving Force

Welcome to WorkLife Book Of The Week. Every week Monday through Sunday I serialise a story from the School of WorkLife book series. I do this each day in under 280 characters, which I post across my social media channels. Then at the end of each week, I bring all 7 daily posts together here as 1 weekly blog post, which I also share on my podcast: WorkLife Book Wisdom.

This week’s WorkLife Book of The Week is: How To Let Curiosity Be Your Driving Force

This week’s WorkLife Story of The Week: An Endless Source Of Inspiration From Curious Conversations

Travis’s Story: How he got to a place of greater creativity and wellbeing 

MONDAY

Travis had written songs for as long as he could remember. It was something that had always come naturally to him. He followed a simple and effective approach, which was always to write the lyrics first, and then create the melodies, which had always flowed from that. His songs 

TUESDAY

were recorded by many artists. He had always enjoyed the solitude of working solo, but it was also very isolating. Two things set him on a path to change that. 1. He was beginning to question if the amount of time he spent alone was good for his long-term wellbeing. 2. Lately he

WEDNESDAY

was feeling blocked in writing lyrics, which in turn was stopping the flow of melodies. This led him to think that he needed more interaction with people. He felt he needed to be open to new perspectives, or rather, in-person perspectives. Up until now a lot of his perspectives

THURSDAY

came from his love of reading, and the world that had opened up to him. But now he was feeling that he needed to get out into the real world too and talk to real people about day to day life. Travis set out to meet new people. he didn’t have an agenda or structure. His intention

FRIDAY

was to be in the moment and to let his curiosity guide him. Travis had an innate sense of curiosity. His intention was to broaden his perspective through meeting people, to learn about who they are – their interests and perspectives. Did this help his songwriting? Well actually, 

SATURDAY

yes. Within a short space of time, his lyric writing was flowing again and from this, the melodies also flowed. Travis believed this was because he got out of his bubble, exploring the wider world around him, with open eyes and ears and a receptive mind, leading to conversations

SUNDAY

that came from a place of curiosity. Travis now has an endless source of inspiration that inevitably finds its way into his songs. Did this help his wellbeing too? Well, yes. he came to believe that human interaction has a positive impact on his happiness and wellbeing.

That’s a wrap on this week’s WorkLife Story of The Week: 

An Endless Source Of Inspiration From Curious Conversations, from the School Of WorkLife book: How To Let Curiosity Be Your Driving Force

If you enjoyed Travis’s story, you may also like to learn about his fuller WorkLife story and the exercises that helped both his creativity and wellbeing, along with the other stories and assignments in this week’s WorkLife Book of The Week: How To Let Curiosity Be Your Driving Force

Click on the above image to see a preview of what’s inside, along with the main ideas and the meaning behind these.

Come back next Sunday for next week’s WorkLife Story of The Week: Vulnerability is a Strength and an Important Attribute of Effective Leaders from the School Of WorkLife book: How To Vulnerable And Courageous 

Click on the above image to see a preview of what’s inside, along with the main ideas and the meaning behind these.

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The School of WorkLife book series are designed to help you manage your own WorkLife Learning.

Each book tells real WorkLife stories of the successes and challenges people encountered in their WorkLife. Each book also includes the exercises that helped navigate these situations, which are presented as assignments for you to work through.

The stories I share are based on real life WorkLife situations – case studies of the challenges and successes people experienced in navigating the chapters of their WorkLife Story.

I believe stories are a powerful mechanism for teaching, a powerful medium to learn through, and also a powerful way to communicate who you are and what you stand for.

I hope you enjoy the stories and find them helpful in navigating the chapters of your WorkLife story.

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Published by Carmel O' Reilly

Carmel O’ Reilly: WorkLife Learning Practitioner & Writer Author of School Of WorkLife Books & Your WorkLife Your Way: Created to help you manage your WorkLife Learning Blogger & Podcaster: Telling people’s powerful stories about WorkLife challenges & successes Founder of www.schoolofworklife.com My guiding statement is to help people pursue their WorkLives with greater clarity, passion, purpose and pride by creating continuous WorkLife learning programmes that are accessible to everyone.

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