The Mindset of a Winning Entrepreneur (MWE) The MINDSET EQUATION I - Ravin S. Papiah
10th JUNE 2021
Season 5 – Show 10
Building YOU to BUILD your BUSINESS!
Season 5 - The Mindset of a Winning Entrepreneur (MWE)
Show – The MINDSET EQUATION I
Theme – IF YOU ARE NOT AWARE, YOU ARE NOWHERE!
Talking Points – WHAT IS MINDSET?
Welcome to the TENTH show of Season 5 Building YOU to BUILD your BUSINESS with Ravin Papiah!
WELCOME to the TENTH Show of Season 5!
AS USUAL, I am really excited for today’s show – Why? Because today I will AGAIN be talking about YOU! Yes, YOU! The Good YOU, The Amazing YOU, the Incredible YOU, and a bit of the BAD YOU!
MINDSET IS THE BIG TALK OF THE TOWN!
Every now and then, we hear people say, BE POSITIVE! Have the Right Mindset. Then, what is a POSITIVE ATTITUDE? And on TOP of that, what is MINDSET?
THE MINDSET EQUATION I
SEGMENT 1 – What is MINDSET?
Your mindset is a set of beliefs that shape how you make sense of the world and yourself. It influences how you think, feel, and behave in any given situation.
According to Dweck, there are two basic mindsets: fixed and growth. If you have a fixed mindset, you believe your abilities are fixed traits and therefore can't be changed. You may also believe that your talent and intelligence alone leads to success, and effort is not required.
On the flipside, if you have a growth mindset, you believe that your talents and abilities can be developed over time through effort and persistence. People with this mndset don't necessarily believe that everyone can become Einstein or Mozart just because they try. They do, however, believe that everyone can get smarter or more talented if they work at it.
Here are some fixed vs. growth mindset examples.
Either I’m good at it or I’m not.
I can learn to do anything I want.
That's just who I am. I can't change it.
I'm a constantly evolving work in progress.
If you have to work hard, you don't have ability.
The more you challenge yourself, the smarter you become.
If I don’t try, then I won’t fail.
I only fail when I stop trying.
That job position is totally out of my league.
That job position looks challenging. Let me apply for it.
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BUY THE BOOK “MINDSET, The New Psychology of Success!” by Carol S. Dweck, PhD
SEGMENT TWO – The IMPACT of MindSet
Your mindset plays a critical role in how you cope with life challenges. When a child has a growth mindset, they tend to have a hunger for learning and a desire to work hard and discover new things. This often translates into academic achievement.
As adults, these same people are more likely to persevere in the face of setbacks. Instead of throwing in the towel, adults with a growth mindset view it as an opportunity to learn and grow. On the other hand, those with fixed mindsets are more likely to give up in the face of challenging circumstances.
In her book "Mindset: The New Psychology of Success," Dweck writes that those with fixed mindsets are constantly seeking the validation to prove their worth not just to others, but also to themselves.
"I've seen so many people with this one consuming goal of proving themselves in the classroom, in their careers, and in their relationships. Every situation calls for a confirmation of their intelligence, personality, or character. Every situation is evaluated: Will I succeed or fail? Will I look smart or dumb? Will I be accepted or rejected? Will I feel like a winner or a loser?
— CAROL DWECK
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SEGMENT THREE – Emotional Intelligence
Emotional Intelligence is a set of abilities to do with emotions, specifically the capacity to perceive and understand emotions within oneself and others; express emotions effectively; and manage emotions within oneself and others.
The science of Emotional Intelligence has shown that these abilities can be learned and improved over time and with training. They are not fixed; they are more like skills that can be improved.
In fact, there are many other links between Emotional Intelligence and the Growth Mindset. This article describes the science of emotions and how our Emotional Intelligence can be used to facilitate Growth Mindsets and behaviours.
The science of emotions has shown that our emotions guide our thinking and behaviour. Positive emotions broaden and build our thinking and cause us to show more engaged behaviours.
For example, when we experience positive emotions we tend to show more interest, pay more attention, ask more questions and interact with others in a more open, exploratory fashion.
These engaged behaviours are essential for adopting a Growth Mindset. Conversely, negative emotions narrow and limit our thinking and cause us to show less-engaged behaviours. We tend to show less interest in what’s being said, look for the fault or problem in others’ propositions, and be more defensive when our own propositions are challenged.
Negative emotions, therefore, tend to facilitate a more Fixed Mindset. Indeed, mood and emotions are very interlinked with our mindsets.
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SEGMENT FOUR – The Genos Model of Emotional Intelligence
The Genos model shown below comprises a set of emotionally intelligent workplace behaviour competencies. Competencies represent skills and behaviours, based on underlying abilities and experiences, that are measurable and observable. The six emotionally intelligent leadership competencies of the Genos model capture the skills and behaviours that manifest from emotional intelligence abilities.
The Genos Model of Emotional Intelligence, including the six core skills is as follows:
The competencies of the model help us consistently demonstrate the productive being states on the right side of the model, as opposed to the unproductive being states, that we can all be at times, on the left side of the model.
Emotional Self-AwarenessSelf-Awareness is about being aware of the way you feel and the impact your feelings can have on decisions, behaviour and performance. People who are emotionally self-aware are conscious of the role their feelings can play in these areas, and are better equipped to manage this influence effectively. When we are emotionally self-aware we are present with the role feelings are playing in our decisions, behaviour and performance. When we are not, we are often disconnected from this influence.
Emotional Awareness of OthersAwareness of others is about perceiving, understanding and acknowledging the way others feel. This skill helps us identify the things that make people feel valued, listened to, cared for, consulted, and understood. It also helps us demonstrate empathy, anticipate responses or reactions, and adjust our behaviour so that it fits well with others. When we demonstrate this skill effectively we come across as being empathetic. People who do not demonstrate this skill can come across as being insensitive to the way others feel.
AuthenticityAuthenticity is about openly and effectively expressing oneself, honouring commitments and encouraging this behaviour in others. It involves honestly expressing specific feelings at work, such as happiness and frustration, providing feedback to colleagues about the way you feel, and sharing emotions at the right time, to the right degree and, to the right people. People high in authenticity are often described as genuine whereas people low in this skill are often described as untrustworthy.
Emotional ReasoningEmotional reasoning is about using the information in feelings (from oneself and others) when decision-making. It involves considering your own and others’ feelings when making decisions, combining the information in feelings with facts and technical information, and communicating this decision-making process to others. Feelings and emotions contain important information. For example, the level of commitment colleagues demonstrate often provides insight into whether a decision is going to be supported; the emotional appeal of products and services often provides insight into selling and marketing messages. When this type of emotional information is combined with facts and technical information, people make expansive, creative and well thought-out decisions. Conversely, people who do not use emotional information and focus on facts or technical information only tend to be limited in their decision-making.
Emotional Self-ManagementSelf-Management is about managing one’s own mood and emotions, time and behaviour, and continuously improving oneself. The modern workplace is generally one of high demands and pressure, and this can create negative emotions and outcomes. Our mood can be very infectious and can therefore be a powerful force in the workplace; productively or unproductively. This skill helps people be resilient and manage high work demands and stress rather than being temperamental at work. People who are proficient in managing their own emotions are optimistic and look to find the opportunities and possibilities that exist even in the face of adversity.
Positive InfluencePositive influence is about positively influencing the way others feel through problem solving, feedback, recognising and supporting others work. It involves creating a positive working environment for others, helping others find effective ways of responding to upsetting events and effectively helping people resolve issues that are affecting their performance. This skill helps people create a productive environment for others. Positive Influence equips you with the capacity to encourage colleagues to cooperate and work effectively together. People who can positively influence others’ moods, feelings and emotions are empowering to work with and easily motivate those around them.
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Name of Host : Ravin Souvendra Papiah
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See you Next Thursday (13 00 GMT – 17 00 Mauritius), WHERE WE KEEP TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE & LEADERSHIP, Module 10 – THE MINDSET EQUATION II – THE ROAD TO SUCCESS IS THE ONE LESS TRAVELLED!
Until then, Keep tight! See you NEXT THURSDAY!
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