Description: Find a person who is doing cutting edge work in your particular field of interest ( sports, religion, psychology, business, etc) and do a short informational interview. One of the main intentions of this exercise is to find their secret sauce / their magic.
Actual drill: Through dialog find out what makes this particular person so unique and cutting edge? What habits do they embody? Do they have specific practices? How do they do what they do? Is what they do teachable/ learnable? Do they have mentors? Who and why?
Reflection questions: Is the person able to objectify their own thinking and behaviors enough to teach you what they do and how they do it ? Is how they think something you can learn and embody in your own life? Are their practices something you could incorporate into your own life? What did you learn about yourself while asking them questions?