Flex Friday #5 - “Mindset” Book Review

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If you know me, you know I’m REAL into a mindset. I think having a positive, winning, “I Can” state of mind is the biggest differentiator toward one’s overall success. Success in business, life, relationships, and families.

I’ve read hundreds of books on leadership, mindset, and personal growth and this book are one of my absolute favorites. I read it every year.

Mindset” by Carol Dweck PhD

Brief Synopsis / Review

Mindset is a damn good book, and you should read it. The major crux of the book is that there is two kind of people in this world: those that have a ‘fixed’ mindset, and those that have a growth’ mindset.

People who have a fixed mindset think their intelligence is, well, fixed, and they care the most about looking smart. They avoid challenges (because they might lead to failure), give up easily (because setbacks might hurt their self-image), and see hard work and effort as a waste because they think they’re either talented enough to do something or they’re not.

Folks that have a growth mindset see their intelligence as malleable–they see their mind as something that can be developed, and they have an intense desire to learn. They embrace challenges, persist against setbacks, and see hard work as a chance to get better at something.

Stay Strong,
Coach Joe

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