What is growth mindset? As a coach, you are in the business of helping other people. Your business relies on guiding your clients to achieve the results they are looking for in life.
But what about you? What happens when you have a setback or are stuck in a rut? Developing this mindset is fundamental to business success.
Last week we talked about what it means to have a fixed mindset. Now, let’s address a Growth Mindset.
What Is a Growth Mindset?
A growth mindset believes that even though you may not have certain qualities, you can develop them through learning and practice.
For example, if you have a growth mindset, you might say, “If I practice my writing skills, I can get better at creating novels.” Or you might say, “I can learn to quilt if I take a class about it.”
The beauty of this mindset is that it gives you freedom. You’re free to try new things, experiment, and study the results. With this mindset, the outcome of a situation doesn’t become your identity.
How Can You Lean into a Growth Mindset?
Developing this mindset doesn’t mean you have to do something radical, like sell all your possessions and move halfway across the world.
Instead, having this mindset is more about staying open to new experiences and new people.
It can be as simple as a willingness to try a hip-hop dance class at your local gym, change your comfortable routines, and seek out new relationships with people who are different from you.
So how can we apply this mindset to your coaching business?
What If You Surprised Yourself?
A growth mindset stems from the root of self-love and self-belief.
Challenges help you grow. So, what if you wrote that first blog post or created that first live video for social media?
What if you had the confidence in your business to share your experience with that potential new client looking for the confidence to ask for a raise or change her relationship?
This mindset is a wonderful way to go through life. It means embracing the unknown and being willing to take risks, even when it feels a little bit scary (and fun!).
To Your Success,
Coach Cheryl Thacker