Join us today for the Saturday Night Special about why mindset matters but isn't magic...

In this episode I talk to you about mindset and how it affects you...

In tonight’s Saturday Night Special I talk about mindset.  I share why mindset does matter, but often we think of mindset as magic.  I also share why mindset can affect you and also change and  be changed by you.

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SNS 116: Saturday Night Special – Does Mindset Matter

[00:00:00] Scott Maderer: Thanks for joining me on tonight's Saturday night, special episode 116.

[00:00:06] R. J. Jackson: I'm RJ Jackson, the courage giver. I encourage you to have the courage you need to live your calling. And one way to be inspired to do that is to listen to this, the inspired stewardship podcast with my friend, Scott.

[00:00:22] Scott Maderer: begin to incorporate the word yet into your language. I haven't managed to do it yet. I haven't mastered this new idea yet, which implies that you will eventually master it. It begins to change the way you're looking at the situation. Welcome and thank you for joining us on the inspired stewardship podcast.

[00:00:48] If you truly desire to become the person who God wants you to be, then you must learn to use your time, your talent and your treasures for your true calling in the inspired stewardship [00:01:00] podcast, you will learn to invest in. Invest in others and develop your influence so that you can impact the world.

[00:01:09] it. Tonight, Saturday night special. I talk about mindset. I share why mindset does matter, but we often think of mindset as magic. I also share why mindset can affect you and also change and be changed by. No one area that a lot of folks need some help with is around the area of productivity. Getting not just more things done, but actually getting the right things done can be really.

[00:01:42] I've got a course called productivity for your passion. That's designed to help you do this and then to hold you accountable and walk with you so that you can tailor productivity, not just to be getting more done, but actually getting the right things [00:02:00] done. What's more, we take the approach of looking at your personality and how you actually look at things in the world and tailor the productivity system to your personnel.

[00:02:11] Because the truth is a lot of the systems that are out there are written really well for somebody with a particular personality type. But if you have a different approach to things, they just don't work, but there's tools and techniques and approaches that you can take that will work for anyone. And we help you do that in productivity for your passion.

[00:02:31] Check it out over@inspiredstewardship.com slash law. What is mindset? The definition of mindset is a set of beliefs that shape how you make sense of the world and yourself. It's the beliefs we have that influence how we think, how we feel and how we behave in any given situation. We've talked before about having [00:03:00] a fixed versus a growth mindset.

[00:03:02] This idea that everything that is the way it always will be. That's a fixed mindset versus there are things I can do about it to change things, which is a growth mindset. The truth is this, our mindset gets formed oftentimes from a very young age. If you've been praised your entire life because of properties that you have your so smart, you're so pretty.

[00:03:32] Then that tends to lead us to developing a fixed mindset while saying things like you worked so hard to study and did really well on the math test tends to lead towards us having a growth mindset. And mindset is really important. It has an impact on how we view opportunities to learn and grow whether or not we'll.

[00:03:58] We will [00:04:00] persevere in the face of setbacks. When we have a growth mindset, we tend to look for opportunities to keep going. But when we have a fixed mindset, we're much more likely to just give up and throw in the. Now, all of that being said, we also have a tendency sometimes to think about mindset as magic.

[00:04:22] This is this sort of, the affirmation makes it happen mindset of at the end of the day. If you just believe it, it will become true. The putting out into the university's positive thoughts makes it happen. The secret or that kind of mindset and mindset doesn't really work that way. It's not magic.

[00:04:49] It's not about making it happen through some sort of magical activity instead. It's about how mindset affects your ability to change [00:05:00] your actions. It's about the connection between belief and doing that makes mindset. The problem is when we have a fixed mindset, we tend to not take action. Where when we have a growth mindset, we're more likely to take action.

[00:05:17] And it's that action that leads to change. So there is a connection here, but each of them also has a feedback system. If you have a fixed mindset, you tend to not take action, which means things don't change. Therefore it reinforces your belief that things will never change. When you have a growth mindset, you tend to take action, which has some hope of making things change.

[00:05:40] And some of the times it works and some things do get better and therefore it reinforces the belief that you can make changes to improve things. Mindset affects everything we do. It affects how we act with others, how we act with ourself, [00:06:00] how we feel it can lead to. Entire physiology changing around our body, around our beliefs, around our activities, but it's through the interface and through that feedback loop that it really affects the world and affects you and makes change happen.

[00:06:20] So what do you do if you recognize that maybe you do have a fixed mindset, maybe you look at the world as something that you can't do anything about. You look at it with a helpless mindset. What can you do to change your mindset? How can you fix a poor mindset? You need to begin to first focus on the journey, focus on the process and the path, focus on the things that you do, and the opportunities that come up in the learning that you have along the way, forget about success or failure and focus on the [00:07:00] process that you go.

[00:07:01] Begin to incorporate the word yet into your language. I haven't managed to do it yet. I haven't mastered this new idea yet, which implies that you will eventually master it. It begins to change the way you're looking at the situation. Begin to pay attention to when you use fixed language and when you use growth language, when do you say things like either I'm good at it or I'm not versus I can learn to do things.

[00:07:34] When do you say that's just who I am? I can't change it versus I'm a constantly evolving work in process progress. I continue to change. If someone works hard. If you don't have the ability, you're still not going to succeed. Versus the more you challenge yourself, the more you grow, the more likely you are to succeed, pay attention to the way you phrase things, not just out loud, [00:08:00] but also in your heart of hearts and in your mind, and begin to replace the fixed language with growth language, and then begin to look for places that you can take on challenges, even small ones.

[00:08:13] And begin to have some level of success because that begins to reinforce the belief that you can have even more success. Look for opportunities to serve others and show that you have some input or success with them. And that begins to grow your mindset into a growth mindset mentality. Thanks for watching.

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