Growth Mindset

As someone who has been working on developing a growth mindset for quite some time, I can say that it is an ongoing commitment. It requires patience, dedication and a willingness to step outside of your comfort zone.

In this article, I will share some of the strategies that have helped me develop a growth mindset. Hope you find these helpful too! 

1. Become an Expert in Your Niche

When you have a deep understanding of your niche, you are better equipped to identify opportunities for growth and learning. You can stay up-to-date on the latest trends and techniques, and develop new skills that will help you stand out from the competition.

I allocate time every week to learn new things. I read a lot, listen to podcasts, and network with other professionals in my field. On top of that, I regularly invest in courses, memberships, and tools that help me develop new skills and knowledge.

2. Don’t Focus on Money

One of the biggest obstacles to developing a growth mindset is a preoccupation with money. When you are focused solely on making money, you are less likely to take risks and try new things. You may also be less likely to invest in your own growth and development.

Instead of focusing on money, focus on the value you can provide to others. Identify the problems your customers or clients are facing and find ways to solve them. Focus on building strong relationships and providing exceptional service. When you focus on providing value, the money will follow.

3. Test Your Ideas Quickly

When I have an idea that I want to put out in the world, I make sure to have a clear plan of action. Then, I break down these goals into smaller, more manageable steps, and focus on completing those steps as quickly as possible. (you can learn my technique here)

When you test your ideas quickly, you are allowing yourself to make mistakes and learn from them. This can help you develop a growth mindset by showing you areas where you have room to improve. You also free up more time and energy to focus on other goals and projects.

4. Be 100% Accountable for Your Actions

Accountability is another important aspect of developing a growth mindset. When you take full responsibility for your actions, you are eager to learn from your mistakes and make improvements. You are also more likely to take risks and try new things, knowing that you can learn from any failures or setbacks.

To be 100% accountable for your actions, you need to be willing to admit when you are wrong. You also need to be willing to learn from your mistakes and make changes to your approach. When you take ownership of your actions, you can build resilience and develop a growth mindset.

5. Practice gratitude

Finally, gratitude is an essential component of developing a growth mindset. When you are grateful for what you have, you are less likely to focus on what you lack. You are also more likely to approach challenges with a willingness to learn.

To help myself cultivate gratitude, I take time each day to reflect on the things I am thankful for. You could write these down in a journal, but you can also consider sharing them with a loved one.

Final Thoughts

Developing a growth mindset is a lifelong journey that requires hard work, dedication, and a willingness to step outside your comfort zone. By becoming an expert in your niche, focusing on value, testing your ideas quickly, being accountable for your actions, and cultivating gratitude, you can develop a growth mindset overtime. 

I’m Nat, a business mentor in Auckland helping women through Girl in Motion. Inside my online membership, you will find tools, resources and support — all part of my proven system to fast-track your success and guide you from idea to a thriving service based business. Book a discovery call today to learn more!