There is so much value in finding success in our lives and business, but what is the driving factor and number 1 predictor in your success? Having a growth mindset. In today’s episode, we’re walking through 5 signs of a growth mindset and how you can adjust your approach to a growth mindset if you’re struggling through any of these signs.
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What Does it Mean to Have a Growth Mindset?
Personal happiness and success are not a result of where we come from, or what we know—instead, it’s a result of how we think. One of the best ways to know if you are headed in the direction and growth is through your mindset. But what is a growth mindset and how do you know if you have one?
Growth mindset is a way of viewing the world around you, specifically the way of viewing challenges, setbacks, and failures.
Five Signs of a Growth Mindset
As you take a look at your own character traits and mindset to evaluate if you’re on the path to growth, here are five signs to look for to determine if you have a growth mindset.
1. Make space to slow down and evaluate.
The very first thing you should consider is if you make space to slow down and evaluate. The reason why we have to do this is to become more self aware and identify what is happening in our businesses and in our own heads. While pausing may be the last thing that you think you have time for in your business.
Put it into the perspective of the famous quote, “An hour of planning can save you 10 hours of doing.” If you can slow down for an hour, you can save an immeasurable about of time in the long run. For me, this means taking time to do a planning weekend for my yearly planning. You can grab my free guide, The Strategic Business Planning Guide, which will help you look at your business and questions you should answer in planning.
2. You ask for help and are open to feedback.
This is your reminder that you do not have to do it all. You can ask for help, pay for help, etc. You can pay for your time back to work on things that will grow your business and yourself (this could even mean paying for personal time, like childcare when you need time to yourself).
Your job is not to do it all. It’s to make sure it all gets done.” – Patrick Lencioni.
In addition to asking for help, you should be open to feedback. If you work alone, this can be really tricky! It’s hard to accept the feedback from people you know and respect, yet if you don’t have that feedback or knowledge of an outside perspective, you won’t have as deep of a relationship with your customers.
3. You identify your shortcomings to grow from those things and not to shame yourself.
It is so easy to ignore your shortcomings and not accept them, but you can grow from them. It’s also important that you’re not shaming yourself for them, but rather learning from them.
4. Make time for yourself and your business.
Don’t forget that you run this business, but also the big picture of this business is just as important as the day-to-day.
5. You see failure as a crucial part of growth.
Failure means you move forward and grow for the better.
My personal challenge to you is to identify one of these growth mindsets that you heard and felt like that is an area you need to work on. In improving each of these on your own, you’ll have the personal accountability that you need in order to have that growth mindset.
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