Unlock Your Curiosity
Would you say you or your business has reached your limitless potential? Have curiosity and passion helped you to impact others and to reach your goals? According to today’s guest, nurturing your curiosity is exactly what you need to elevate your business to the next level.
Nikki Barua is a change agent, and she’s leading a movement to empower people and organizations to thrive amidst disruption. She founded BeyondCurious in 2011 to help large companies innovate like startups, and since then, the award-winning digital accelerator has created massive impact by guiding brands to achieve their digital transformation goals. Nikki was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year by ACE in 2014, recognized as Top Woman Entrepreneur in North America by Ernst & Young in 2015, and as LA Woman of Influence by The Business Journals in 2016.
Tune in to hear why you should be fostering your own curiosity, why you should learn to pivot like a small business, and how to turn your business’s challenges into opportunities to level up.
In This Episode
- Why every child needs heroes
- The ways education can help you think differently
- How to nurture your own curiosity
- Why big organizations should think and operate like small startups
- What makes entrepreneurship like a video game
Quotes in This Episode
“I grew up with a belief that it’s possible for us to do absolutely anything. And with that belief in my heroes, I learned very early on to really dream big and be bold and take courageous action.” —Nikki Barua
“The gift that I got from education was in how to think. The most powerful gift or tool we can be equipped with is being able to frame great questions because when you know how to approach a problem, the answers emerge from within you.” —Nikki Barua
“As we grow, we tend to lose that curiosity because we’re afraid to ask or we’re afraid to simply pursue something where there’s a potential of failure. And so our fears tend to get in the way of our curiosity, and when we let that fear overtake our curiosity, it limits our ability to learn and to grow and to give back. ” —Nikki Barua
“As an entrepreneur, your challenges are never-ending. I’ve learned to frame it in a way that I measure my progress as an entrepreneur based on the size of my problems. So if my problems are getting bigger, I know I must be getting better.” —Nikki Barua
“One of the most important lessons of leadership is the humanity of being authentic and vulnerable and really being grateful for the opportunity to lead and to bring out the best in all of the other people.” —Nikki Barua