Dr. Nathan Mellor shares valuable stories and insights from his upbringing that will help you understand the power of your mindset. In today’s workforce, some may be surprised that they have more control than they think.
Noteworthy Topics from this Episode:
1:50 – How did you get into coaching and how it all come about?
3:12 – What are some common challenges that you see are facing organizations from the leadership perspective?
8:27 – People who thrive in life are the people who choose to live their own life. Success is about you deciding who you want to be and then charting a course that allows you to become that.
10:24 – A lot of people want to lead a company and employees while they still struggle to lead themselves.
13:27 – You can change the way your brain works and go from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset.
15:33 – Where does one start in overcoming a fixed mindset.
24:37 – You need to say “This is my life and I am going to choose my own path. I am not going to live someone else’s life.”
31:35 – When we hire new employees we immediately tend to discredit all of the wisdom and the experience they have garnered in their life up to this point.
40:32 – In a similar way that a leader can impact employees’ life. Do you have an example of how employees were able to shift the mind of a leader?
43:30 – Humility connects people and arrogance separates people.
47:42 – When you are surrounded by people who don’t think highly of you, you start thinking maybe they are right.
Growth vs Fixed Minset
Dr. Nathan Mellor adds that we should all develop a growth mindset and keep constantly working on developing ourselves. In a fixed mindset, individuals believe they are either born with talent or they’re not. They believe inborn talent determines success.
Individuals with a growth mindset believe talent comes through effort. They believe anyone can be good at anything; that their abilities can be developed through dedication, perseverance, and the right strategy. The good part? You can actually change the way your brain works and go from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset. Dr. Nathan Mellor recommends works by Carol Dweck to read further on the growth mindset.