“What I love most about curiosity is sitting with someone I don’t know, asking what makes them tick, what brought them to this day, just really leaning into it — and enjoying it.” ~ Mike Morales
Mike Morales has just retired from the military, served as a White House Fellow, and has gone to both business and divinity school. We might never have met had a friend not made the introduction. “He is like sunshine,” she wrote. She didn’t mention his impressive credentials (other than a certain TEDx Talk on curiosity). She simply assumed we’d appreciate one another as people.
That was reason enough to have lunch — and then to invite him here to keep the conversation going.
As he puts it, curiosity is the gateway to connection.
Mike and I talked a lot about connecting dots, weaving threads, linking hands.
Which got me thinking about the all the ways we can connect dots. About building and maintaining relationships in general — and my mother-in-law’s in particular…
Catch Mike Morales’ TEDx Talk: Curiosity is the Antidote for Loneliness.
Sound alchemist Yoko Sen introduced me to Mike.
Check out the Choose to be Curious shop!*
Every C2BC conversation has its pearls that roll across the floor as we sit in the studio. This week I heard a gem that Mike attributed to his military training and that spoke to my experience as well… #truth