Remember the start of 2021 when you set a bunch of goals/intentions/postures/words/resolutions/experiments for the year?

One month in, how are they going?

What have you observed? Are you creating the conditions you said you wanted? What variables do you need to tweak?

Originally published at https://noodlescratchers.com on January 31, 2021.

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The beauty of a good rabbit hole is that we don’t know what’s at the bottom.

Knowing we’re in the dark we’re able to curiously explore a topic staying open to what might be found, remaining unattached to what the end result must look like.

We do this particularly well when researching something new on our own. Perhaps it’s “Best Gazebo’s for camping” or “what’s a poet laureate?”

So what if we took that same posture, of exploration and curiosity, to our conversations with others? What might we see? What might we learn?

Originally published at https://noodlescratchers.com on January 24, 2021.

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A writer isn’t born a passionate writer. They develop said passion after experiencing the profound effect of writing.

A Broadway artist isn’t born passionate about performing. They experience theatre at a young age and then develop a passion for it.

A peanut butter enthusiast isn’t born one. This comes from experiencing the deliciousness of such a magical spread.

Passion isn’t innate.

It is developed through experiences and practising specific skills.

PS. Jen Waldman and I recently recorded a podcast on this very topic. I hope you’ll check it out.

Originally published at https://noodlescratchers.com on December 16, 2020.

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Peter Shepherd

Peter Shepherd

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Pete is the Founder and Director of Human Periscope: helping others see things they can‘t by asking questions others aren’t. https://humanperiscope.com/