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The Science and Traits that Promote Curiosity
The role of curiosity in influencing our thoughts and actions

The majority of the novel discoveries and incredible innovations throughout history, from the printing press to airplanes to landing on the moon, all have something in common: They are the result of curiosity.

Walt Disney once said, “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious…and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.

By taking good note of the points mentioned in this podcast and acting on them, you will be able to reach heights you never thought possible and achieve things you never dared to imagine before. So, go ahead and explore all the world has to offer.

And in case you didn’t already know it, John R. Miles (@john_r_miles) takes your requests for topics on Momentum Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Momentum Friday episodes, drop us a line at [email protected]Let’s dive in!

Throughout history, curiosity has been credited as the driving force behind human progress and advances in science, language, and industry.

John R. Miles

In This Week’s Episode, John R. Miles Explores the Role of Curiosity in influencing our Thoughts and Behavior

  • I use a fable of Odd George to illustrate the birth of curiosity into the world with the invention of fire.
  • I discuss why the instinct to pursue new knowledge and adventures and explore untried possibilities is a fundamental human characteristic vital to our personal development.
  • How when our curiosity is activated, we think more profoundly and rationally about decisions and develop more creative solutions.
  • The science behind curiosity.
  • What are the eight traits of curious people?
  • What are the eight advantages of being curious?
  • Six ways we can create curiosity in our own life.
  • How to apply this in our life and desire to be Passion Struck.
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114 | The Science and Traits that Promote Curiosity | John R. Miles | Passion Struck Podcast
114 | The Science and Traits that Promote Curiosity | John R. Miles | Passion Struck Podcast

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Quote by John R. Miles "Evolution has wired us to become the ultimate learning machine and to utilize this capacity fully, we require a healthy dose of curiosity"

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Time Stamps:

  • 0:00 Introduction to curiosity
  • 1:57 Raycon and Grammarly
  • 5:19 The story of the village of Naive Hill
  • 9:23 Podbean and Grammarly
  • 11:21 The science of curiosity
  • 12:15 Why is curiosity tied to success?
  • 15:00 What are the eight traits of curious people?
  • 15:30 Eight ways to develop curiosity
  • 16:16 Six benefits of curiosity
  • 17:15 How curiosity changes our beliefs
  • 18:28 Conclusion and Synthesis


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Are you having trouble prioritizing yourself? John discusses where you invest your love; you invest your life in Episode 104

John explains how your environment influences who you become in episode 102.

Do you know the science of healthy habits? John explores this in-depth in Episode 108.

Suppose you missed our interview with Jen Bricker-Bauer on Everything is Possible. Don’t panic! You can catch up by downloading it here.

About John R. Miles

Passion Struck with John R. Miles cover episode 114 on Curiosity

John R. Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content.

John is also a prolific public speaker, author, and was named to the ComputerWorld Premier 100 IT Leaders. John is the host of the PassionStruckPodcast, a show focused on exploring the mindset and philosophy of the world’s highest achievers to learn thJohn’sssons to living intentionally.

Passion Struck aspires to speak to the humanity of people in a way that makes them want to live better, be better and impact. Stay tuned for John’s latest project, his upcoming book, which will be published in summer 2022.


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