Keep Calm & F#ck Finding Your Passion (publicado de nuevo)

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Edited: 25 JAN 2023

2021 has arrived with the ‘new year, new me’ mantra everywhere. Millions of souls are inspired with resolutions and  following advice like ‘find your passion.’

Unfortunately, it’s kind of shitty advice.

In short, telling people to find their passion could suggest that passion is within you, just waiting to be revealed. It. Is. Not. Telling people to follow their passion suggests that passion will do the lion’s share of the work for you. It. Will. Not.

We look at the effects of both fixed and growth mindsets and their impact on learning, curiosity, and motivation.

The intro music is from Mr.Gnome; an alternative are rock married duo from Cleveland, Ohio.

Listening time: 23 minutes

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Book Review | The Creative Act: A Way of Being by Rick Rubin

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This is a must read for 2023. Stop procrastinating and get distracted with Rick Rubin.


From the legendary music producer, a master at helping people connect with the wellsprings of their creativity, comes a beautifully crafted book many years in the making that offers that same deep wisdom to all of us.

The Creative Act is a beautiful and generous course of study that illuminates the path of the artist as a road we all can follow. It distills the wisdom gleaned from a lifetime’s work into a luminous reading experience that puts the power to create moments—and lifetimes—of exhilaration and transcendence within closer reach for all of us.

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Bonus Banquet Show w/ Chris Swanson

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Hello and Happy December to the Curious.

Here’s a bonus episode with long-time supporter and one-of-a-kind human, Chris Swanson.

It’s a bonus show with a few Coors Banquet Beers shared, solid banter and a few laughs.


Check out Chris Swanson’s first guest appearance here.

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da Vinci was a Curious Bastard

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Did you know Leonardo was an illegitimate child born during what scholars have called a ‘Golden Age’ for Bastards?

How did he fuel his curiosity? This was a man who believed ‘learning never exhausts the mind.’ That is to say he was always learning.

His early years were spent living on his father’s family estate in Vinci. During this period of his life, he was also influenced by his uncle, who had a love of nature and had a hand in rearing him during his formative years.

He had a very short formal schooling, he was largely an autodidact. He was hugely curious and gained inspiration from both nature and the world surrounding him. To paint persons as accurately as possible, he performed anatomical studies that also helped him to understand some of the mechanics behind many of his machines. da Vinci was never satisfied to look at something from one single angle. He turned and rotated, disassembled and dissected to get the utmost understanding of the problems he was wrestling with.

Additional articles on da Vinci here and  here.

Listening time: 12 minutes

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