Who Read it?
Amanda Carroll, Business Development
3 out of 5 stars
The goal of our “Wednesday Reads” series is to spread the word about books that we enjoy and feel will help fellow business owners (and in this case, fellow parents as well). While I did not actually “read” Mindset, I did spend what felt like endless hours listening to the audio book. I took some valuable information from this book, and I feel it is worth reviewing in case you would like to read, or listen to it as well.
I gave Mindset 3 out of a possible 5 stars because while I do believe the book was informative, I think the main points could have been delivered in half the time. There was too much time spent explaining the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset (and defending it through real life scenarios), and not enough time spent letting the reader know how to actually develop these strategies or how to actually improve a growth mindset.
The main point of the book is that we all need to embrace a growth mindset by focusing our efforts into everything we do. This relates to being a successful parent, student, or professional. Being successful at something doesn’t mean that you don’t have the ability. Instead, we should look at failure as a learning opportunity.
As an employer, I am sure you have met an entitled college graduate who thinks he or she deserves a certain salary based on the degree they have earned or the college they attended. You may also have someone on your team who thinks they deserve a raise simply because they come to work every day. Much of the entitlement we see stems from a fixed mindset. These individuals have a fear of failure as they have been praised their entire lives and can’t process constructive criticism.
If you are interested in Mindset , but don’t want to dedicate the hours to reading (or listening to) the entire book, I can save you a bit of time by summarizing my key takeaways:
More useful information:
I am on a never-ending quest to find fun ways to brainwash (I mean teach) valuable lessons to my children. I came across a list of family-friendly podcasts that our family listens to when we are driving around town… I thought I would share this list with you:
I would love to hear your feedback if you listen to any of these!
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Thanks for reading!
President, PCR Business Systems