Curiosity didn’t actually kill the cat. But it can make you a better entrepreneur


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Seek new experiences. One of the best ways to expand your curiosity is by seeing more of the world around you. Try to regularly step outside your usual silo to get a feel for how things work beyond your comfort zone. You might be surprised by what you can find out there — and just how applicable it is to your core competencies.

Ask more questions. An inquisitive mind is key for an information-rich society such as ours. Want to know how something works? Don’t be afraid to ask! Even if you’re not always phrasing your questions out loud, take time to observe the world around you, especially in regards to the landscape of your startup. What have you always wanted to know about the industry you’re in? Now’s the time to find out!

Learn something new. Studies have found that just learning the basics about something can make you curious to learn even more about it. Our economy increasingly favors those who can adapt through learning, so making a habit of it now will make it second-nature when you’re looking to a pivotal moment in the life of your startup.

Like a muscle, curiosity can be strengthened and developed through regular training. Bulking up this trait can make you even more innovative this year and in the years to come!

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