Dec 14, 2015
Episode 008: The
Adventure of Mindsets Part 2
Becky and Diana
continue their 4 part series on the book Mindset by Carol
Dweck. In this episode they discuss abilities and
- The 2 mindsets look at abilities
- Fixed Mindset - Talent will take
me where I need to go.
- Growth Mindset - If I work hard,
I can go anywhere.
- Fixed Mindset is not always
negative, in many cases it is comfortable and
- Growth Mindset is not always
positive, because it can be hard to stay in the present
- The power in Failing
- Fixed Mindset sees failing as
personal. Something is wrong with me. Somebody did something wrong.
It’s also about blame.
- Growth Mindset sees failing as a
- Thomas Edison taught us the
power of surrounding ourselves with people who compliment our
abilities so we can be successful.
- His life also shows us that
there is freedom in starting over
- Are you holding on to things you
should let go of?
- If you learn something from a
situation that didn’t turn out the way you wanted it to, it’s not
- When you learn from failure, you
start learning what’s important to you.
- Uniquely Brilliant minds
sometimes seem to shut down and be still.
- When that happens, embrace
- Figure out what you can do to
get past the shut down.
- Strategy: begin naming
everything in your surroundings to help bring you back to the
Podcast referenced in this
episode: Hack the Entrepreneur with Jon Nastor. Jon asks
interview subjects about how they handle the entrepreneurial gap –
jumping from one project to the next without taking the time to
recognize what they accomplished in their last project.
Another way to figure out
your Mindset is by examining how you react to failure. People
with growth mindsets see failure as a learning experience. People
with fixed mindsets see failure as personal, that something is
wrong with them, that they are not good enough.