Welcome to the Mindset Map Module

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Mindset Mapping

What is Mindset? Mindset explains:

  • Why brains and talent don’t bring success
  • How they can stand in the way of it
  • Why praising brains and talent doesn’t foster self-esteem and accomplishment, but jeopardizes them
  • How teaching a simple idea about the brain raises productivity
  • What all great CEOs, parents, teachers, athletes know

Mindsets are the way people think about ability and talent. It’s a simple idea that makes all the difference. It’s essential to define and identify the characteristics of both growth and fixed mindsets in order to establish a foundation that will sustain habits to get you out of debt.

In a fixed mindset, people believe their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. They spend their time documenting their intelligence or talent instead of developing them. They also believe that talent alone creates success—without effort.

In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. Failure is viewed as an opportunity to learn. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. Teaching a growth mindset will enhance relationships, motivation, and productivity.

Let’s take a look at the responses of teachers with different mindsets. How am I supposed to get out of debt on a teacher’s salary?”  Fixed mindset responses may include: It’s impossible. There isn’t anyway to get out of (your amount) debt with a teacher’s salary. Living expenses are too high and there’s no room for extra cash flow. I can’t even make the minimum payments. How do you expect me to get out of debt when I don’t have enough time to get another job and I can’t make anymore money teaching.

Responses of teachers with growth mindsets may include: I’m not sure how, but I’m going to give it everything I’ve got. I’m not debt-free, yet. I can do anything if I put my mind to it. I’m tired of feeling trapped. I am going to be financially independent! I can do this!

Which mindset do you have? Some teachers believe they have a strong growth mindset when they might have a fixed mindset with some growth ideas. Use the D-F-T Mindset Map to determine your current mindset.

Complete the Mindset Map survey  to determine your current mindset.


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Your results from the Mindset Map are in and you found that your current frame of mind is growth, fixed, or a mixture of both. So now what? Take these 4 steps to transition to a full time growth mindset or to continue fostering your growth mindset.



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