The Black Notebook Series: Intro
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I’m starting a new side project.
I purchased a little black notebook at The Shops at Columbus Circle in NYC, but it wasn’t any little black notebook. It was a Moleskin journalism notebook, which means it’s set up kind of like a legal pad except a whole lot prettier. And it has magic powers. Well, I think it does. Why else would I have been moved to buy a $20 Notebook?!
Anyway, I’ve been lucky enough to meet up with really inspirational souls and make some wonderful friends through Instagram, and I realized that I could start a new collection! I could collect wisdom from these people that I’ve met.
So now I have a notebook! And as I continue meeting people, I will bring my little black notebook along with us for coffee to scribble down anything that they say that is inspiring to me. (Because if it’s going to be that expensive, I want the stuff that’s in it to be priceless)
I also have a growing list of questions to ask people. Here’s what I have so far:
1. What are your biggest fears? (As in future plans and dreams – not like spiders)
2. What do you think is important in a leader? Any qualities you have that help you lead more effectively?
3. How do you try to stay balanced?
4. What is your identity built on? Who are you at your core?
Each person I interview has the opportunity to add a question to the list. And I’ll be publishing their wisdom right here on The Opened Book!
If you would like to contribute to the question list, or know someone you think I should meet with, let me know! Comment on this post or shoot me a quick email through the contact page!