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The First 20 Hours by Josh Kaufman – Review & Summary

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The First 20 Hours by Josh Kaufman is a book about rapid skill acquisition: the art and practice of obtaining new skills as quickly and efficiently as possible. The core idea is that, with a bit of strategy, you can learn just about any skills to a sufficient level with around 20 hours (and often […]

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15 Benefits of the Growth Mindset

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Followup to: Why Your Mindset is So Important Want to have more fun in life? Enjoy learning? Have better relationships? Improve your business? A growth mindset is associated with all of these benefits plus more. This simple attitude impacts your success, health, happiness, careers, and relationships. Your mindset is the view you adopt of yourself—whether your […]

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Changing Mindsets: Can it be done?

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Followup to: Mindsets: Where Do They Come From? In Why Your Mindset is So Important I introduced the concept of fixed (we can’t change) and growth (we can improve through effort) mindsets detailed in Carol Dweck’s book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.1 The benefits of a growth mindset are plenty: increased creativity, greater success, […]

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Mindsets: Where do they come from?

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Followup to: Why Your Mindset is So Important In Why Your Mindset is So Important I introduced the concept of mindsets from Carol Dweck’s book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.1 Your mindset is the view you have of your qualities and characteristics; specifically, where they come from and whether they can change. A fixed […]

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