People often start out their education, jobs, and careers with high aspirations and excitement. But, once they face the difficulties they need to overcome to reach the desired outcome, many lower their standards or settle for easier paths that they feel comfortable achieving. The biggest threat to innovation, creativity, and productivity is when individuals get into a habit of ‘playing it safe’.
It’s important for employees to be aware of the self-sabotaging habits a fixed mindset creates and know how to foster a growth mindset in themselves and within their team. In addition to my own experience as an educator, I draw from the works of Drs. Carol Dweck and Angela Lee Duckworth and provide solutions in the following ways:
- Using neuroplasticity of our brains to our learning advantage
- Emphasizing on the process of improving, not the results
- Using mistakes and failures to propel us to success
- Steps to fostering growth mindset in the workplace
With these solutions, participants take away techniques that they can work on and nurture within their team to foster a growth mindset, and ultimately, a healthier outlook towards uncomfortable and new challenges.
Obstacles, challenges, and failures are guaranteed to strike us at some point in our lives. Grit helps us face challenges successfully, but researchers have had difficulty pinpointing exactly how some individuals build grit and others don’t. In this inspiring talk Mehrnaz uses her personal story of how she beat her own debilitating struggle with selective mutism and takes you through the path she followed to confidently land on the TEDx red circle.
Mehrnaz motivates her audiences to reach their highest potential by rethinking what reaching a goal means by:
- Focusing on progress, not results
- Building habits and learning strategies
- Walking the path of mastery
At the Intersection
Goal setting allows organizations to come together and coordinate the work of individuals so that everyone is pulling in the same direction. The desire to act and move toward a goal has the potential to unlock intrinsic motivation and productivity. However, research shows that only 8% of people actually achieve the goals they set for themselves. There is a disconnect between the potential of a goal and the actual results we often see. Implementing effective goal-setting techniques creates a bridge between this potential and the actual results and leads employees to the true power of their goals.
This workshop will focus on the techniques of setting goals that lead to results. We’ll cover:
- The wrong way most people set goals
- How goals, habits, and process work together
- The steps to setting short-term and long-term goals
- How to measure progress
- The power of detecting small wins in achieving goals
Participants will walk away with the mindset, techniques, and the steps they can implement immediately to set and achieve short-term and long-term goals.
“Mehrnaz is happy to deliver customized presentations based on you group’s unique needs.”