Blueprint Process Tammi Brannan
How Your Blueprint Can Validate Curiosity
Curiosity is exciting: it signals the potential for something new.
We all get curious; we're bombarded with new opportunities all the time, big and small. New exercise routines, new diets, or new products and services you can add to your business are all examples of potential opportunities you may find.
So how do you know when to follow that curiosity, and when to hit the pause button? Because if you frequently find yourself curious about new things, chances are you've been burned by things that seem exciting. In theory, new opportunities are exciting and perfect. But in practice, you might find the opportunity boring, overwhelming, or even tiring.
Instead of leaping after every "curiosity" you encounter, think of curiosity as a beacon. It's your brain telling you to pay attention to something. The next step is NOT to dive right into the opportunity, it's to investigate. What is the beacon trying to say?
Then, you can pull out your Blueprint and compare the opportunity with your Blueprint. Is the opportunity actually something that works for you and uses your skills and values? Or is it just exciting for now?
By adding in this research phase, you can save yourself a lot of time, energy, and resources on opportunities that may not be a right fit. Then you can identify what ELEMENTS of that opportunity sparked your curiosity. This gives you some information to move forward.
And if the opportunity DOES seem to align with your Blueprint, you have an exciting new thread to follow.
Long story short, your Blueprint gives you the chance to pre-assess all the things you're curious about so that you can validate your curiosity AND find the right opportunities for your Blueprint.