Gary Hoover once told me that ‘Curiosity is the opposite of Creativity’. He recently gave me a tour of his house where he showed me his personal library with over 45,000 books! Everyone of his businesses (i.e. Bookstop Books, Hoovers.com, and Storystores) was based on the principle of curiosity.
In my opinion, creativity and curiousity fuel each other. Have them both and you’re golden. As an individual looking to build your brand, come to the table with the mindset of mastery and innovation. Sam Decker, over at Decker Marketing, says that if you combine the two with the addition of competence and the entrepreneurial spirit, you will have a workplace mindset that will set you apart from your co-workers and spark your career. You no longer fill a role at your company, but you solve a problem.
How do you balance curiosity and creativity? Do you think that too much of one without the other is harmful?