Motivation comes in all shapes and sizes, from money and fame to passion and family. For me, curiosity has been my driving force.

As a journalist, I’ve been fortunate enough to make a living by doing research and asking questions. As a coach, I’ve helped clients get curious about their own desires—and what’s really holding them back.

This quest to learn—about facts, about people—has informed everything I do, and made the world a whole lot more interesting. Not sure how to tap this skill? As a mentor once told me, “Just get curious.” Ask questions, then ask some more. You’ll be surprised where they take you.