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The Aisling And Richie podcast

Cultivating a Growth Mindset

Aisling FitzGibbon

 Photo credit: Pawel Nowak 

Photo credit: Pawel Nowak 

Podcast intro music from Richie Ros's song Strange Mentality. 

On today's episode we discuss how we cultivate a growth mindset. The top 3 principles include:

1) Accepting where you are with clarity and gratitude. This is a tricky one for high achievers as we always want to be further ahead than where we are now. We must understand that in order to get to the place where you want to get to, you have to accept where you are now. You must master the level you are on before you can reach the next level. Life is similiar to a computer game like Super Mario (remember him and his cool gold coins?).

In order to reach the next level in your life you have to learn and master your lessons through practice and failure. "Master the moment" is a daily mantra that really helps to embed this understanding. 

2) Exercise, as a healthy body is a healthy mind. Richie and Aisling share their current exercise practice. We both agree that movement is essential for cultivating our growth mindset. Stagnant energy in your body can lead to very low vibe thinking and decision making. It's either the upward cycle of positive energy and empowerment or the downward spiral into low energy and disempowerment 

3) A daily practice that promotes a growth mindset is a morning routine and scheduling your top 3 priorities in your calendar. A 20 minute meditation in the morning to start the day and either night before or the morning schedule your top 3 priorities for the day. Focus your time, energy and commitment on getting your top 3 priorities done instead of trying to cram in everything and respond to all the urgent tasks that are never ending. You must access what is important so you can focus on the things that will move your life forward as opposed to spinning in all directions and not really getting the results that you want. 

Richie and I have committed to 30 days of daily meditation and scheduling top 3 priorities daily. We will report back next week on how this is going and what we learn from this challenge. 

We'd love to hear from you, what is your biggest insight from this week's episode? Share in the comments below.