Vertical Development is Like Improving Our Eating Skills
Vertical development is about upgrading our internal operating system such that we elevate how we make meaning of our world in more cognitively and emotionally sophisticated ways.
Going From Mind 2.0 to Mind 3.0
Over the next several weeks, I want to share examples of people I have worked or interacted with that are at different stages of their personal vertical development journeys.
The purpose of doing this is to help you:
Better see what vertical development looks and feels like
See the value of focusing on your vertical development
Be inspired, as I have been, by the courage of others who are letting go of who they have been and embracing an elevated version of themselves
What Context Struggles to Create Space for Learning? The Workplace
I want to share with you an excerpt from Decoding Greatness by Ron Friedman that I found incredibly powerful. He writes: Growth requires strain. A moderate degree of difficulty is essential to both mental and physical development. Teachers know it. Bodybuilders know it. Athletes know it. Yet what’s the one place where stretching our limits […]
How to Enhance Our Psychological Flexibility
I have a six-year-old son who is in speech therapy. I listened in to one of his sessions this week, where he worked on his “th” sound. He tends to do an “s” sound when the “th” sound is needed. So, instead of “tooth,” often it comes out as “toose.” The whole point of speech […]
From Book: Shifting From an Inward Mindset to an Outward Mindset
My book, Success Mindsets, is officially available in print (click here to get it at your favorite retailer). To highlight the launch of the book, I have been sharing portions of my book. This week, I share a section about a profound experience that helped me shift from an inward mindset to an outward mindset. All […]
How to Develop More of an Outward Mindset
If you feel like a mindset novice, before reading this article, you might find value in reading these two articles: What are Mindsets & Why are They Foundational to Our Success? Research-Backed Benefits of Possessing an Outward Mindset These articles lay the groundwork for why we need to focus on developing more of an outward […]
Research-Backed Benefits of Possessing an Outward Mindset
If you feel like a mindset novice, before reading this article, you might find value in reading this article: What are Mindsets & Why are They Foundational to Our Success? It lays the groundwork for why I am focusing on and summarizing the benefits of an outward mindset. Inward and Outward Mindsets We possess an […]
The Cognitive Science Behind Mindsets
What causes one person to see challenges as things to avoid, but another person to see those same challenges as opportunities to learn and grow? What causes one person to see others as objects, but another person to see those same people as people? Our mindsets! But why? To answer this question, we need to […]
Unlocking Greater Success by Developing an Outward Mindset
Through this experience, Benjamin learned that having an outward mindset allowed him to not only enjoy his job more, but it allowed him to create better music, which opened up a world of opportunity to him.
What are the Four Mindsets Necessary for Success?
Just being able to clearly identify specific mindsets is powerful because it gives us specific targets that we can confidently focus in on. Without such identification and clear labels, we end up shooting a little haphazardly.