Episode #128: Tyler and Mike with Brian Grow-“Replace Judgment With Curiosity”

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Tyler and Mike are mixing things up for Season 5 of the Richest Men In Town podcast. The guys will be bringing Brian Grow into the conversation every once in a while to make meaning and break down what the RMIT guests have been sharing. This week Brian joins in the conversation around all kinds of topics including sports (shocker!), community, Zion, the power of curiosity, sympathy vs. empathy vs. compassion, not knowing answers, admitting when we’re wrong, and questions of the soul like to pickleball or not to pickleball. Listeners might be able to check off Jimmy V’s checklist for a good day with some laughter, some thinking, and some feels. Thanks, Brian for joining the madness. 
Show Notes

Who Said It…

“It was then that I decided to replace judgment with curiosity and allowed myself to really listen and hear what they had to say.” -Lynn Nottage
“I would like to beg you dear Sir, as well as I can, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.” -Rainer Maria Rilke
“My scientist friends have come up with things like ‘principles of uncertainty’ and dark holes. They’re willing to live inside imagined hypotheses and theories. But many religious folks insist on answers that are always true. We love closure, resolution, and clarity while thinking that we are people of ‘faith’! How strange that the very word ‘faith’ has come to mean its exact opposite.” -Richard Rohr
“There is no power for change greater than a community that discovers what it cares about.” -Margaret Wheatley
“One of the things we need to learn is that very great change starts from very small conversations, held among people who care. Forget about the politics or the staff person who is driving you crazy…What are the things you really have deep, abiding concern for? What is it you really have some passion for? If you go into that question for yourself, you will find the energy to go forward.” -Margaret Wheatley
“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” -Howard Thurman
References…
Elf Jack in the Box scene
John 6
Acts 9
RMIT E-Book: Sweet Sixteen 
RMIT Episode #126 with Rachel Spencer
1993 Jimmy Valvano Espy Speech
RMIT Episode #123 with Nick Webb
RMIT Episode #115 with Mitch Bahr
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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Episode 127