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Ep 2. Growing Your Most Valuable Asset

growing your most valuable asset

You are your most valuable asset.

Your mind, your skills, and your experience are what make you valuable to an organisation. Being more proficient and more skilled is what enables you to charge more and push your career forward, which is why we need to be constantly upskilling and investing in ourselves. 

Often what keeps people stuck in the same place is not a lack of opportunity, but their thinking. A fixed mindset believes that talent and success is innate, whereas a growth mindset believes that effort leads to improved outcomes.

Success requires perseverance, dedication and tenacity. A growth mindset will push you to keep going through the ups and downs and embrace challenges as opportunities for improvement. 

In this episode, I talk about the importance of cultivating a growth mindset and share 5 ways to do this in your own life. If you practice these steps consistently, you will become a more valuable asset and your career will go from strength to strength.  

I talk about embracing the word “yet”, focusing your attention on your trajectory rather than your current position. I share how making small consistent changes will allow you to shift things exponentially and why challenges are opportunities to better ourselves. I also talk about the importance of keeping the big picture front and centre and creating an environment that supports risk taking. 

It’s never the how that keeps us stuck. What keeps us stuck is our own thinking. Start implementing these steps today, be consistent and you’ll begin cultivating a growth mindset that will set you on a trajectory for the life you want to create.

Topics discussed:

[0:55]: YOU are your most valuable asset. Being more proficient and more skilled is what makes you valuable to an organisation, which is why we need to be constantly investing in ourselves and upskilling.

[2:55]: Success has nothing to do with natural talent and everything to do with mindset. Think about how you can cultivate a growth mindset.

[3:50]: A fixed mindset believes that talent is innate, whereas growth mindset believes that effort leads to improved outcomes. 

[4:50]: A person with a growth mindset embraces challenge and sees it as an opportunity to develop and build their skills. 

[5:30]: People who have a career plan tend to do better because they have something that they’re working towards. If you don’t have a plan, you’re responsive instead of proactive.

[7:25]: Failure becomes a learning opportunity for people with a growth mindset. With a fixed mindset, failure can feel like a reflection of your own inadequacies. 

[8:25]: We all have elements of fixed and growth mindsets. We need to become more aware of our subconscious thoughts and commit to fostering a growth mindset every day. 

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[9:25]: Beliefs are formed at pivotal moments in our lives and our mindset toward learning is engrained in us at a very young age. Brain plasticity research shows that our neural pathways can change. Our actions impact our beliefs and our beliefs can change. 

5 ways to cultivate a growth mindset

[10:10]: #1: Start embracing the word yet. 

Adding the word “yet” at the end of every sentence focuses your attention on your trajectory rather than your current position. 

[10:50]: #2: Focus on continuously improving your habits. Making small consistent changes will allow you to shift things exponentially. 

[11:10]: #3: Create an environment that supports risk taking and places value on the process of achieving, not just the outcome.

[11:45]: #4: View every challenge as an opportunity. Ask yourself, what went well, what didn’t go well, what would I do differently?

[12:15]: #5: Focus on the big picture. Keep your purpose front of mind. 

[12:50]: If you do these steps consistently, your career will go from strength to strength. Your own professional development shouldn’t wait until you hit a brick wall. 

[13:35]: It’s never the how that keeps us stuck, but our own thinking. 

Resources

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