Hi TEN Members,
Over the past few months, we decided to explore some useful tips and techniques designed to help improve your interview experience. Some of these newsletter topics included:
- “The 3 Questions That Matter Most When Interviewing For A Job“
- “Don’t Be Afraid To Ask These 5 Tough Questions In A Job Interview“
- “10 Good Ways to ‘Tell Me About Yourself‘”
- “17 Tips to Ace Your Next Phone Interview“
- “Nobody Hires Between Thanksgiving and New Year…Right?“
- “New Job for the New Year: How to make it happen“
- “Top 10 Interview Mistakes“
- “Tips for Successful Video Interviewing“
- “Tips to Improve Interaction Among the Generations“
- “Eight Career Skills You Need To Be Competitive In 2016“
- “O.C. bosses creating jobs like it’s 1999“
- “Job Seekers’ Not-So-Secret Weapon: Recruiters“
If you didn’t get a chance to review any of these articles, or if you would like to review them again, please click on the links above.
October is always a fascinating time of year. For (American) sports fans, in particular, this may be the most exciting month of the year – with events like the World Series for baseball, College and Pro Football are in full stride, and basketball and hockey are just getting started. For naturists and the outdoorsmen, the seasons are beginning to change and there’s always that hope of trying to have that one last “summer” experience. For the young and the young at heart, there’s nothing better than Halloween with costumes, and candy and scary movies. For many, October also serves as a transitioning period to the Holiday season.
But what does October mean for active job seekers and those keeping their options open to move to the next stage of their career? Many think that businesses and job availability (outside of the retail sector) tend to slow down at this time of the year. This may be partly true…or it may be mostly true. But from our experience, many of the decision makers at these businesses are still working behind-the-scences; determining how to optimize their remaining budgets for the current year, planning their budgets for the next year, and even trying to see whether and when they will be able to bring in new resources a.k.a. you!
So even if this time of year may seem like things are slowing down, just remember, it’s always a good time to work on making a better you. Below our job openings section is this month’s featured article “The 8 Tremendous Ways to Develop a Growth Mindset”. For access to the entire article, please see the citations section near the end of this newsletter. As always, we hope you enjoy reading the article below as much as we did.
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The 8 Tremendous Ways to Develop a Growth Mindset
By Angelina Zimmerman | October 16, 2016
The truth is having a fixed mindset as the name implies, increases the limitations you have in your life.
Optimists believe the glass is half full whilst pessimists believe it’s empty. The same can be said for those with a fixed mindset vs a growth mindset.
The expert in mindset is Dr. Carol S. Dweck, a Stanford University psychologist. Dweck tells us that those with a fixed mindset firmly believe that intellect is static whilst those with a growth mindset strongly affirm that intellect evolves.
In Dweck’s book: ‘Mindset – Changing the way you think to fulfill your potential’. She explains the differences between the lives of those with a fixed mindset and growth mindset.
Developing A Growth Mindset
One’s mindset stems from our own set of powerful beliefs. Thankfully, beliefs can be changed when they no longer serve us or enable us to achieve our goals.
After decades of research on the mindset, Dweck explains that:
‘The view you adopt for yourself profoundly affects the way you lead your life’.
I would like to share with you the 8 tremendous techniques for developing a growth mindset.
- Create A New Compelling Belief
Create a new compelling belief by believing your talents and skills can be honed by applying oneself.
It is your consistent effort and enjoyment of one’s chosen path in life that illuminates the road to mastery.
- View Failure In A Different Light
Failure is the time to apply extra effort to significantly improve your results. Failure is what you do and understanding what you can learn from it. Remember, it is not who you are as a human being.
This quote says it all perfectly, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, a track and field athlete and Olympic gold medalist explains:
‘I derive just as much happiness from the process as from the results. I don’t mind losing as long as I see improvement…If I lose, I just back to the track and work some more’.
- Sky Rocket Your Self-Awareness
Become acutely aware of your many gifts and talents. Fully comprehend your key strengths and weaknesses.
Ask others for feedback such as your closest friends, family members, boss and colleagues as they can offer slightly different views and give you an overall perspective on what to focus on and areas for development.
- Become A Curious Learner
Act like a child does on a daily basis, live in wonderment and discover the beauty of life. Decide today, to continually focus on learning and growing.
Begin by asking more questions and being more curious about everyone you meet, the journey they have been on and what they can teach you.
For every person I have met, every experience I have had teaches me about the world, myself and others. It is one of the many delights within this world for the unquenchable thirst for knowledge helps me to move forward with undeniable gusto, unbounding love and provides the deepest sense of appreciation for those who have touched my heart.
- Challenges Are Your New Best Friend
As in life, it is the never ending mountain ranges like the highest mountain in the world, Mauna Kea.
When one chooses to climb the mountain, they must overcome the insurmountable challenges in order to get to the top. They choose to risk their life, help others in their journey, and become indestructible in body and mind.
Those with a growth mindset excel with challenges. Challenges propel them forward towards their goals, it is the fuel that inevitably helps them rise to the top.
It is all about learning and taking positive action time and time again. No matter how far they fall, they continue to get back up to begin playing the game once more.
- Love Takes You To The Top
Those with a growth mindset whom naturally love what they do, rise to the top more organically.
With some of them having no aspirations to go there, it is purely a spin-off from doing what they absolutely love and continuing to do so with all of their heart and soul even when faced with adversity and challenges.
- Tenacity That Ignites
The tenacity forms part of their character and is an essential ingredient in becoming unstoppable. Giving up is not part of their vocabulary, they have a goal and won’t stop until they arrive.
Their tenacity is an essential ingredient to one’s success, without it one will falter, slip and inevitably fall to the lowest levels. This is what separates a novice from a champion.
Champions simply keep going, the man whom immediately springs to mind and defied all odds to become a 3 time Formula One Winner – Austrian born Andreas Nikolaus Lauda. Rush is one of my favorite movies for this very reason.
- Massively Inspired By Others
Those with a growth mindset love to see others reach the echelons of success.
This add more fuel to their blazing fire that is alight within and helps them continue their journey. Watching others succeed liberates their soul as to the possibilities of life.
Their genuine happiness and excitement for others unwittingly attracts and returns success back to them. For one can never receive what they resent.
The bottom line is like all wonderful things in life it takes time just as day moves into night, the moon shines bright and the stars light up the sky.
In similar fashion, developing a growth mindset is based on your willingness and commitment to change your most powerful beliefs to wake up to become a new, better version of yourself. It is now your time to make that decision, so you can lead an incredible life tomorrow.
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