In this Expert Insight Interview, Samantha Stewart discusses growth mindset and business strategy. Samantha Stewart is the Founder and CEO of SR=S. As a certified life coach, she brings two decades of business building and mentoring experience to her coaching practice.
This Expert Insight Interview discusses:
- What it means to have a growth mindset
- Why your mindset determines your life’s trajectory
- How to start journaling for self-reflection
A growth mindset means having the idea of being flexible. With this mindset, you know who you are and what your product/service is, but you can pivot, think outside the box, and not be so set in your ways that you can’t be flexible.
As you go along and meet with clients, you’ll realize that there’s always something missing. There’s an additional pain point that needs to be hit. You can start thinking about some other ideas and how you could even change your current process and your existing programs. This is what Samantha talks about when she talks about a growth mindset.
The opposite of a growth mindset is a limiting mindset which relates to seeing things in a very narrow, confined context. Samantha believes that we are all limited by our thoughts. So, whatever you think the cap is of where you can go in your life or where you can go in your business, you’re correct.
So, your mindset will determine the outcome of the trajectory that is your life.
Journaling for Self-Reflection
Many people do not know what their mindset is. To understand this, you need to do a bit of self-examination. So, how do you start to look at, analyze, and assess the kind of mindset you have and how it impacts your life? The very first place to start is by having some self-awareness. An excellent tool for that is to start journaling.
Sit down and do what Samantha calls a “brain dump,” where you just write out your stream of consciousness, whatever is in your mind. It will take you a little bit of time to ultimately get to where you need or want to be, to have an idea of what’s going on for you, who you are, what your strengths and weaknesses are, and any underlying memories that are still running in your subconscious.
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.