You were born with a growth mindset.
Mindsets have the power to transform behaviors, trajectories and entire systems. 🧠
Mistakes, failure and awkwardness are not a sign of weakness or inferiority.
They are the very ingredient of something NEW.
When something feels awkward or unfamiliar, that’s a sign that you are activating new electrochemical activity in your brain... venturing into ‘new neural territory’.
Every firing of new connections increases the chance that those connections will fire again. Those first electro-chemical firings don’t feel familiar or masterful. But they are necessary for launching new networks that eventually (with consistent effort) become a place of mastery and earned skill.
That is the essence of growth mindset. It's a pillar of everything I have taught and embodied when it comes to learning about how our brains function.
Bonanno, G. A., & Burton, C. L. (2013) Regulatory flexibility: an individual differences perspective on coping and emotion regulation, Perspectives on Psychological Science
I will be recording a Talks@Google this Friday on the topic of mindset and healing.
I am also in the midst of recording a master seminar series for Big Life Journal on the topic of building growth mindset in kids - for their Growth Minded app.
I will update you when these are up and published!
This April, I will be holding a free seminar on how to build your presence as an expert and authority in personal development/ life mastery. Some people believe we need to have a huge social media following for this to be true. But social media followers do not necessarily translate to devoted, repeat and influential clients who grow your business for you behind the scenes - they of course can, but in my case this hasn’t been needed. There is also something called the ‘living room approach’ - creating a more intimate circle of connections that are interdependent of each others’ expertise (having a newsletter and using LinkedIn has been helpful as well). If you’re looking for how to stand out in the sea of sameness that exists in the personal development space, this workshop is for you! Stay tuned!