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igniting curiosity

Ollie Martin, founder and director, has an extensive and exciting background in the police force and the wider public sector. Off the back of a series of events at home, work and in health he wanted to reignite the fire in his belly that existed before careers, before children and before life’s reasonability’s had taken over.
 

He has manifested the space, knowledge and tools through his own journey of self-discovery into creating Get Curious.
 

Now he thrives on encouraging men to take their own journeys of curiosity towards a life that delivers more for themselves and those around them.

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igniting curiosity

Such a simple question, so very difficult for many of us to answer.

 

As a solution, we need to start asking questions of ourselves to recognise what it is that impacts our moods.

 

When are you at your best? When are you at your worst?

 

This curiosity creates motivation and drive in the direction we want to move in.

 

We can get derailed and lose focus, so it is important to remain self-aware, remain curious.

what makes you happy?

Where are you heading and what does it look like?


The '5am Club’ is a fantastic book to help put foundations in place and take ownership of your own existence.

The author Robin Sharma has written many books and this a best seller, it makes you analyse your day. week, month, years and life. It is possible to see how it could lift people and get them motivated to go beyond mediocrity.

Its the simplicity in what it teaches that is both humbling and astonishing.

When and how did we forget to appreciate the simple things in life? And why do we now have to work so hard to embed these behaviours to find lost fulfilment?




Use curiosity and remove limitation


Complete this peace of work over a week.

Consider other sections on ‘Initiating A Curious Mindset’ and ‘Talking The Truth’

Write a vision statement for home, work and in health.

Then draw your vision using the prompts provided; the 5WH tool and your vision statements to trigger your imagination.

Remove limitation from your mind.




Write a personal vision statement about HOME...


Write a personal vision statement about home (no limitation):

“I want to live in a location where I am surrounded by space, countryside and the climate is warm, where my children can play safely and my wife and I can do our hobbies in comfort. Home needs to be peaceful, but not too remote and I want access to a community where I can meet new people.

I will have time with my wife and children that I value and can be ‘present’ to feel love, laughter and truly engaged in the relationships”.

A vision statement is 'the best case scenario' of what you would like to achieve or accomplish.




Prompts for creating vision


Where do you want to be?

What do you want to be remembered for?

What characteristics do you need to install to achieve the vision?

What do you want to leave behind?

What will it feel like to achieve this?

Where do you want to be in 1 month, 1 year and 3 years?




5WH


The six most important words for you to remember: what, where, when, who, why, how. Keep asking yourself these words.




Write a personal vision statement about HEALTH


Write a personal vision statement about your health (no limitation).

A vision statement is 'the best case scenario' of what you would like to achieve or accomplish.




Write a personal vision statement about WORK


Write a personal vision statement about WORK (no limitation).

A vision statement is 'the best case scenario' of what you would like to achieve or accomplish.





5wh

The six most important words for you to remember: what, where, when, who, why, how. Keep asking yourself these words.

speaking the truth

What do you need?


Such a simple question, so very difficult for many of us to answer truthfully and seek to obtain.

As a solution, we need to start asking questions of ourselves to identify what would help us improve our mood, make progress and feel better.

Think openly, honestly and with pride set aside.

You would not deny an engine of oil if you needed the car to move.




Put an hour aside, get comfortable and without distraction


Without deliberation, write a list of ‘needs’ you personally require to get through this period.

For example do you need:

Reassurance?

Money?

Consistency?

Physical contact?

Sleep?

Keep fine tuning and identifying those needs. How many are there?

Record all your findings in a journal/notebook, in as much or little detail as you wish.




Your needs may vary across home, work and in health. They may even integrate.


Read and acknowledge the list of needs you have created. You have worked well to gain detailed insight. Where can this lead you?

As you pass through the list of words, note those that would provide the greatest impact for you in the immediate (1-14 days), short (14-28 days) and mid term (28+ days).

You may also want to group these into headings of home, work and health.

Starting with your immediate needs, use the 5WH tool to help you identify how to obtain those needs.

Set yourself actions to start obtaining them.




Needs are personal, here are some examples.


Air

Food

Hydration

Home

Clothing

Warmth

Sex

Exercise

Sleep

Security

Safety

Control

Predictability

Order

Employment

Freedom

Mental fitness

Physical fitness

Friends

Family

Intimacy

Trust

Acceptance

Mastery

Respect

Status

Calm

Noise

Change

Space




Start accepting your needs and seeking ways to obtain them.


With the list of ‘needs’, time frames and areas of life they sit in. Making it clear where to reach first.




5WH


The six most important words for you to remember: what, where, when, who, why, how. Keep asking yourself these words.





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CREATING THE VISION

Where are you heading and what does it look like?


The '5am Club’ is a fantastic book to help put foundations in place and take ownership of your own existence.

The author Robin Sharma has written many books and this a best seller, it makes you analyse your day. week, month, years and life. It is possible to see how it could lift people and get them motivated to go beyond mediocrity.

Its the simplicity in what it teaches that is both humbling and astonishing.

When and how did we forget to appreciate the simple things in life? And why do we now have to work so hard to embed these behaviours to find lost fulfilment?




Use curiosity and remove limitation


Complete this peace of work over a week.

Consider other sections on ‘Initiating A Curious Mindset’ and ‘Talking The Truth’

Write a vision statement for home, work and in health.

Then draw your vision using the prompts provided; the 5WH tool and your vision statements to trigger your imagination.

Remove limitation from your mind.




Write a personal vision statement about HOME...


Write a personal vision statement about home (no limitation):

“I want to live in a location where I am surrounded by space, countryside and the climate is warm, where my children can play safely and my wife and I can do our hobbies in comfort. Home needs to be peaceful, but not too remote and I want access to a community where I can meet new people.

I will have time with my wife and children that I value and can be ‘present’ to feel love, laughter and truly engaged in the relationships”.

A vision statement is 'the best case scenario' of what you would like to achieve or accomplish.




Prompts for creating vision


Where do you want to be?

What do you want to be remembered for?

What characteristics do you need to install to achieve the vision?

What do you want to leave behind?

What will it feel like to achieve this?

Where do you want to be in 1 month, 1 year and 3 years?




5WH


The six most important words for you to remember: what, where, when, who, why, how. Keep asking yourself these words.




Write a personal vision statement about HEALTH


Write a personal vision statement about your health (no limitation).

A vision statement is 'the best case scenario' of what you would like to achieve or accomplish.




Write a personal vision statement about WORK


Write a personal vision statement about WORK (no limitation).

A vision statement is 'the best case scenario' of what you would like to achieve or accomplish.