Hi Creative Explorers,
Today we're going to talk about having a growth mindset.
One thing about me is that I'm always learning something new (4 new software programs to create reels, so far) ~ and I teach that mindset to my voice students, too.
My nickname may be "Karey Poppins", but I wasn't BORN that way!
Like Michael Jordan and countless others, was originally told that I had NO TALENT. I had to learn singing and voice coaching through trial and error, getting a Jazz Studies, Vocal Performance degree, studying many books, CDs, online courses, workshops, working with 15 different voice coaches ~ and inventing new solutions on the fly!
Having a growth mindset is the foundation for personal and professional development. It's the belief that our abilities and intelligence can be developed through dedication and hard work.
5 KEYS OF A GROWTH MINDSET
1. Appreciate Challenges
Challenges are opportunities for growth. Instead of avoiding them, learn to appreciate them. Challenges push us out of our comfort zones and help us develop new skills and perspectives. Embracing challenges allows us to learn from our mistakes, adapt, and ultimately become better versions of ourselves.
2. Cultivate a Positive Attitude
A positive attitude is crucial for maintaining a growth mindset. Instead of dwelling on failures or setbacks, focus on the lessons learned and the potential for growth. Embrace the power of "yet" - if you haven't achieved something yet, it doesn't mean you never will.
3. Emphasize Effort and Persistence
Effort and persistence are key ingredients for success. Understand that mastery takes time and consistent effort. Embrace the process of learning and view setbacks as opportunities to learn and improve. By persisting through challenges, you'll develop resilience and achieve greater success in the long run.
4. Be Open to Feedback
Feedback is a valuable tool for growth. Instead of shying away from criticism, embrace it as an opportunity to learn and improve. Seek feedback from mentors, peers, and colleagues, and use it to refine your skills and strategies. Remember, feedback is not a reflection of your worth, but a stepping stone towards growth and improvement.
5. Surround Yourself with Growth-Minded Individuals
The people we surround ourselves with greatly influence our mindset. Surround yourself with individuals who have a growth mindset and who inspire and challenge you to reach your full potential. Engage in meaningful conversations, share ideas, and collaborate with like-minded individuals. Together, you can create an environment that fosters growth and supports each other's aspirations.
Remember, developing a growth mindset is a journey. It takes time and consistent effort to make these habits. By embracing challenges, maintaining a positive attitude, emphasizing effort and persistence, embracing feedback, and surrounding yourself with growth-minded individuals, you'll be well on your way to unlocking your full potential. Keep pushing forward and never stop growing!
If you have any questions, feel free to ask. I'm here to help!
BTW - I regarding feedback, I would love to get more feedback on the New Choice Game reels that I have spent dozens of hours making! I have hardly done any video editing since 2000, and it has been a tougher, slower - but super cool - road than I thought it would be!
That said, the FIRST Guess Where I Am? country square reel will debut this Sat, Dec 2nd. Apologies for the wait, due to various issues.
Can you please take a look at what I've created so far, and comment with any ideas, suggestions, or encouragement?
I'd appreciate it!
SUPPORTER SHOUTOUT: Shoutout to compassionate and imaginative author, Brad Foster.
This is an interesting and fun game that lets you creatively express yourself!
~ Brad Foster, Writer
Karen Lyu (she/her)
Holistic Voice Coach + Keynote Concert Speaker + Game Designer
aka "Karey Poppins"
NEW CHOICE Game Links (2 VIDEOS POSTED)