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Dec 7, 2015

Episode 7: The Adventure of Mindsets: Part 1

Becky and Diana begin a 4 part series on the book Mindset, by Carol Dweck. In this episode they introduce Growth vs Fixed mindsets.

  • Imagine a bad day… how do you react? Do you feel like a failure? Do you blame someone for your bad day? Or, do you move through it, assuming the next day will be better?
  • Fixed Mindset believes things are the way they are. They are static and out of your control
  • Growth Mindset believes things can change. They are dynamic and in your control.
  • Mindsets are learned, so they can be changed.
  • Growth Mindset understands that there is no growth without risk.
  • Expectations always influence the journey to an outcome. They can be premeditated resentments. If you have an expectation of an outcome, and that outcome doesn’t happen, do you resent it? Are you angry about it?
  • Your mindset isn’t always fixed or always growth – there are plenty of gray areas.


You can identify your mindset by looking at the difference between your gut reaction to a situation and the next action you take.