How to not be constrained by what you already know? ~Ed Catmull
One of the greatest dangers in being a business coach is becoming a one trick pony and falling into irrelevance. Relying on the same old formula to solve problems grows stale. It becomes a dead language.
How then to stay ahead of the curve and stay relevant?
I like to ask questions, evolve questions based on answers, explore the patterns that arise. This approach is based on the premise that ideas are not a zero sum game. They are a multiplicity, exponential leading toward infinity. Each new answer is a seed growing a different tree.
To improve questions, the knowledge based must be expanded. I like to grow knowledge by reading in a variety of genres, reading articles with which I do not agree, reading books by global authors originally penned in languages other than English.
I find this grows my knowledge enabling me to see patterns I previously did not know existed. Which improves my questions leading to the bridging of minds adding to the infinitude of ideas available to address problems.