Developing a Growth Mindset - 6 Characteristics

In the wake of the pandemic there seems to be a major reshaping of how we work happening right before our eyes. Businesses have closed, business owners are being forced to go in a different direction and many fitness pros are reeling trying to figure out their next move. It’s abundantly clear that we are not going back to “normal” anytime soon. 

As an entrepreneur you already know it takes grit and determination to bring your vision to life, but how do you make it through challenging times such as these?

 Develop an Opportunity-Focused Mindset

We believe your #1 tool is to adopt an opportunity-focused mindset or a growth mindset.

According to Carol Dweck, psychologist and researcher, “in a growth mindset, people believe their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work…This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment.” 

Individuals with an...

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Conquering Mountains

Today I was running (ok jogging at best) a particularly hilly 5k loop. Let’s just frame the day a little – on one had I was feeling super blessed that we have had several 70+ degree days here in NC in February and I have the flexibility to be outside, commune with nature, etc, etc. But as I got closer to the trail I started to dread the run – all the negative thoughts started creeping in – “oh it’s too hilly,” “actually, my hip flexor hurts, yeah it must be really injured, I shouldn’t run all these hills with a hurt hip flexor, etc. etc.” Being a huge fan of the power of the mind I started switching the narrative in my head – “think about how good you’ll feel when it’s over” “something is better than nothing so just do your best,” etc. etc.

So I take off running with Jessica (who btw is always just a little faster) so her pace pushes me to lactate threshold almost right away (not...

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