Julia & Gino dive into the book Mindset, by Carol Dweck, and share their personal stories of when they exhibited a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. They begin the show by discussing the fixed mindset, the mindset that feels the need to prove themselves, that is ego driven and takes failure personally. The fixed mindset individual tends to become less active and involved when they become depressed. People who consider their personal qualities unchangeable have a fixed mindset. The belief that skills, intellect and talent are unchangeable live in this mindset. Finally, the fixed mindset does not take responsibility for their lives. It’s always someone’s fault, or it’s the situation that is holding them back.
On the other hand, the people who think they can improve or change their personality traits over time have a “growth mindset.” The belief that skills, intellect and talent can be developed through practice and perseverance. They are responsibility junkies, and are not worried about how they are perceived, and their motivation is in constant improvement.
The couple give examples of famous people who exhibit both mindsets, and show how the growth mindset led more to happiness and fulfillment. They discuss how one can begin to adopt a growth mindset by:
- Learn new skills.
- Life coaching.
- Don’t focus on self.
- Have a desire to learn.
- Surround yourself with growth mindset individuals.
The couple also discuss how a fixed mindset can destroy relationships and communication amongst couples, and can strain business relationships as well.
Choose NOW to begin adopting a growth mindset!