In This Episode…
This week I have committed to re-focusing my efforts on developing a growth mindset. In today’s episode I thought I would share exactly how my Fixed Mindset manifests itself in my attempts to learn a variety of latin dance styles.
I am brutally honest about my experiences and had to think twice about whether I share this episode with you… but I decided to risk vulnerability and publish it. It is a great example of how a Fixed Mindset is indeed like having a brake on your ability to learn, grow and develop.
Episode Show Notes
00:25 – Previous episodes featuring Fixed and Growth Mindset:
- Episode 031 – Use of a Current Reality Tree analysis to identify I have a fixed mindset.
- Episode 054 – How my new focus is going to be on developing a Growth Mindset.
- Episode 055 – The differences between a Fixed and a Growth Mindset.
- Episode 056 – Why I think I have a Fixed Mindset.
- Episode 059 – How to change from a Fixed to a Growth Mindset.
01:07 – Why I want to use my experience of learning to dance Salsa as a way of demonstrating my Fixed Mindset.
02:33 – Even though I have become a reasonably proficient dancer, I feel my progress has been like moving forward with the brake firmly on. I feel I have endured the process rather than enjoyed it!
03:00 – The anatomy of a typical latin dance class.
- Warm up
- Dance class
- Social dancing
03:45 – The warm up and how my Fixed Mindset shows up here.
06:04 – How my Fixed Mindset manifests itself during an actual class.
09:28 – Social dancing is really where my Fixed Mindset shows through.
12:58 – Everything I have described manifested itself in a single dance class just yesterday!
15:01 – What I think is going on underneath the Fixed Mindset that is contributing to it.
16:22 – Why I am willing to be vulnerable and share my experiences of having a Fixed Mindset.
16:49 – My favourite Joke (courtesy of Alan Pease) to lighten the mood a bit!