The fifteenth episode looks at fixed mentalities and growth mentalities. Which do you have? How can you use that info to get ahead in your career? Total length: 5:30.
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0:00 – The theme song is a snippet of a Camper van Beethoven concert on October 25, 1986, shared via their very open taping policy. Listen to the concert in its entirety.
0:20 – I should definitely mention the excellent book Mindset, which explains the differences well.
1:05 – This topic is covered really well by Michael Graham Richard on his blog.
2:02 – Here’s a great article by Jonathan Fields about cultivating the right mentality in your child.
2:52 – If you’re growth-oriented, Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell can be a powerful read.
3:40 – A fixed mindset would do well to work on these fifteen things you can do right now to help your career.
4:39 – Transferable skills are incredibly useful, particularly to growth mindset folks, but even fixed mindset folks might find them useful for solidifying their position.
5:20 – A preview of next week.
One thing I’d like to do in a future episode is have an audio reader’s mailbag. If you have a microphone on your computer and can record an MP3 of a simple, short question you might have on personal finance, careers, pop culture, or anything else you’d like me to answer, record it as an MP3 and send it to me. Keep the total recording under 15 seconds, please. Also, if you use Skype, feel free to ask your question that way – my username is trenttsd.
Comments and suggestions welcome.