How to Change Our Mindset

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Don Hutcheson interviews Ana Melikian, Ph.D.

“We have to learn to be forgiving [towards ourselves]–that is part of the process. And by persisting, mainly in the beginning…that is what allows us to transform and then create a new habit.”

Ana Melikian

In this episode, we are rebroadcasting a conversation where Don Hutcheson interviews Ana Melikian, Ph.D., the host of the Mindset Zone podcast. We talk about how to change our mindsets, what mindset is, Carol Dweck’s work, and glasses as a mindset metaphor.

We note that the capacity to change is especially important when circumstances demand more flexibility, resilience, and innovative solutions. I also share advice on what to do when you’re finding it hard to change your mindset, emphasizing that, though it is difficult, it’s worth it.

This Week on The Mindset Zone:

  • What is mindset?
  • The glasses metaphor of mindset.
  • The work of Carol Dweck on growth and fixed mindsets.
  • Learning to identify our fixed mindset and how to talk back to our fixed mindset voice with a growth mindset voice.
  • Going beyond awareness.
  • The blind spot analogy.

About Don Hutcheson:

Don Hutcheson is an entrepreneur for the last 45 years and has created six innovative companies in the fields of career planning, publishing, and advertising. Except for the three years he served in the U.S. Army as a Russian Linguist, he has never had a “boss.” He is also a coach, author, and host of the “Discover Your Talent–Do What You Love” podcast.

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