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.
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.
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!
[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
[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
See links below to connect with Jeffrey