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Growth Mindset: Success of Others w/ Mary Kaufmann

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In Carol Dwek’s book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, she explains the difference between a Fixed Mindset and a Growth Mindset. Earlier this year, a colleague of mine, Mary Kaufman and I began recording a series of podcasts on the five stages of growth outlined in the book. Unfortunately, Mary moved on to a new gig before we got the fifth stage posted. So, we re-recorded the conversation and it’s going up live here at drunkenpm to help complete the stages. 

In this conversation, we cover “Success of Others” and explore those with a Fixed mindset tend to view the success of others as a threat and those with a Growth mindset find inspiration from others' success. During the podcast, we both share examples of times when we’ve each reacted to the success of others from the different viewpoints, how we are able to catch ourselves when we end up in a Fixed mindset and what steps we take to move beyond that. 

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Is there a such thing as going in the right direction , but making the wrong moves?

Listening to the podcast reminded me of that quote from Captain Kirk in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier: "I don't want my pain taken away! I need my pain!"

@Tyrone: There are no wrong moves, only learning moments.

Nice conversation with Mary Kaufman.

In reference to the 'Growth Mindset', it is very important that we become attuned to understanding our experiences and not be mired in mundane activities. User success stories and user experiences are very important to our goals.

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