Never Lose Your Childhood Genius: How to Live with Wonder with Jeffrey Davis (Episode #90)

In today’s episode, we have Jeffrey Davis to talk about wonder, and recognizing the interconnectedness of everything and experiencing joy in the face of challenge. Jeffrey will share how we can see the world in a new way, and how we can focus on the things that make us feel connected to the world.

Episode Highlights


About Our Guest

As an author, team culture consultant, educator, and CEO of Tracking Wonder Consultancy, Jeffrey is here to tell us that there is no one right way to do things. We just have to be humble and open minded, and our journeys will take us in our own unique ways.

Resources Mentioned:

You can connect with Jeffrey through LinkedIn or Twitter. Also visit www.trackingwonder.com/podcastbonus to get the first chapter of his book, “Tracking Wonder”. Discover how you rank on the wonder ratio scale by taking the Wonder @ Work Assessment through the same link!

Show Notes

[00:06 – 09:18] opening Segment 

I introduce Jeffrey to the show

What does it mean to wonder?

The joy in recognizing that the ordinary is the ultimate reality

How this can be found in creative processes

[09:19 – 21:32] Innovators do Wonder

We talk about the emerging science of wonder and how it applies to innovators

Wonder is pervasive, evasive, and fleeting 

How we are limited by our own perceptions

[21:33 – 34:59] Limiting Beliefs Limit Wonder

Cultivating a mindset of openness and curiosity to experience wonder

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The three facets of wonder

The flock

The mirror

The admiration

[35:00 – 47:24] The Genius In All of Us

Celebrating confusion and problems

We talk about how we all have a unique force of genius when we were born

Genius doesn’t equate to having a high IQ or possessing unique skills

Genius is also about having a childhood mindset

Being curious and humble

[47:25 – 50:15] Closing Segment

Finding wonder in your everyday life

Final words

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