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Understanding your mindset

In this module you’ll explore:

  • Key characteristics of fixed and growth mindsets
  • How to recognise different behaviours of each mindset
  • What’s stopping you from adopting a growth mindset

Start by downloading and saving the workbook (PDF 2.1MB) to your computer, to use throughout the module, capturing any key takeaways and completing the exercises at the end of each chapter.

Characteristics of fixed and growth mindsets

We know mindsets have a major influence on people’s ability to learn, and those with a growth mindset tend to learn, grow and achieve more than those with a fixed mindset. But why?

In this chapter we’re going to look at the key beliefs and focus of each mindset to understand this further.

Understanding your mindset

In the next chapter we are going to introduce you to a simple coaching tool to help you recognise some of the key behaviours of adopting a fixed or a growth mindset at any one time, as well as hearing from some fellow entrepreneurs about their own experiences.

What stops you from having a growth mindset?

We now understand a little more about the characteristics and behaviours of each mindset, but what fundamentally stops us from having a growth mindset 100% of the time?

In the final chapter we’re going to explore the science of this in more detail, reflecting on your own inner voice and some key ways to manage this.

Download our workbook

Understanding your Mindset workbook (PDF 2.1MB)

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