2.) Own up to the actions that you took while you were in a fixed mindset state.
It may be tempting to make your mistakes disappear and pretend that they never happened. Most of the times, people don’t even notice the mistakes because they are so small. They only seem huge to you because of your vantage point. Keep that in mind, and then, take ownership of your actions and their consequences anyway. Don’t shy away from the discomfort and vulnerability built into this. It is exactly these that are going to keep you growing.
In my case, here was the mistake I made: I made a couple of posts on Facebook and LinkedIn well into the night. I was very raw and transparent about how my workshops and masterclasses were adding to the deluge of webinars we’ve all been facing lately. I bemoaned the added stress that I felt I was exerting on people by adding to the crowd in this oversaturated space. In extreme frustration, I even declared that I didn’t care anymore, and that I would offer my events for free without caring for who attended and who didn’t.
Clearly, this came out of a moment of frustration. It also led to me devaluing myself and my services. When I woke up the next morning, I was glad to see that my posts only had 2 or 3 views, so I deleted them. For a while I was able to pretend that I never posted them in the first place. But, as any good mindset coach would tell you, and as I tell my all my clients, this is not growth mindset at all. It didn’t sit right with me. Thats why I decided to do the livestream and this blog post to take ownership. And, to keep my integrity and sense of self intact.