Today I’m focusing on mentors – people who I look to for inspiration & guidance. And something I’ve picked up from the mentors I’ve worked with is the concept of having & utilising a growth mindset.
Unsure what that is? Well, it’s the idea that if you have a growth mindset, then the way you think means you’re open to changing & growing. “Neuroplasticity” refers to your brain’s ability to do that over time when you’re exposed to learning new things.
In your personal life, this might look like being open to a big challenge ahead, practicing something so you have the confidence to do something uncomfortable, or asking a friend for help on something they’re more skilled in. In business, these still apply, but there’s other hidden benefits.
Here’s 3 ways that having a growth mindset can help you in business:
1) Refining the skills you have
You’re already great at what you do, that’s why you do it, but when we step outside of the idea that we have no more room for improvement, we might find we have a fair bit of growing to do in our area of expertise. So keep learning. Plus, it can be a lot of fun taking a course in something you know you’re already pretty good at. You never know what you’re going to discover.
2) Taking on feedback & adapting accordingly
Why is it that hearing feedback can sometimes be so hard? We know it’s great for our personal development, but there’s times when you feel, just ‘not today’. This is a reminder that the ability to receive feedback well & adapt is a powerful tool to have.
3) Adapting to changes
A new location for the show, a change of schedules, a complete overhaul of the line up or the producers deciding they want to change the concept of the series entirely is staple to my job. I’ve just spent a month booking an event only for National Rail to decide on a 3 day train strike affecting the very same day so the team have decided is too much of a risk for us & have pushed the event back a whole month. This means twice the amount of work for me for the same fee! My job as a celebrity talent booker entails lots of change; I could hit my head against the wall OR embrace the change & see what magic it brings (or perhaps a little of both haha).
Are you working on having a growth mindset? I’d love to hear if you’ve ever been interested in learning more about it.
I can’t wait to support you!
Love, Jessica x