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Five Key Focuses

These five key focuses are the core outcomes that many leaders and entrepreneurs seek to achieve for both personal and business successes:

  • Personal Satisfaction
  • Meaningful Contribution
  • Innovation
  • Resilience & Scalable Growth
  • Financial Robustness.

Each focus requires a specific mindset pattern in order to further develop and continuously assess one's current mindset in order to adjust theirs to better support their goals.

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Defining Mindset

Mindset is a determined set of attitudes, beliefs, in which guide the individual's life either fulfilling their potential or hindering them from it.

It is the engine behind the process of how we pursue our goals, our perspective in life, and the behaviors we exhibit towards other people and society.

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  1. Meta - this mindset level encompasses our attitude towards the world. Our perspective in life is fundamentally based on this level including the work we do, and our perception of our roles in life.
  2. Macro - this mindset level focuses on our mental disciplines to put our personal and business mission into motion.
  3. Micro - this mindset level is what produces the concrete steps necessary to create a viable and sustainable roadmap for our projects and future ventures.

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  1. Eradicate the belief that mindset is a pattern that is difficult to change.
  2. Determine what your current focus is.
  3. Explore and ascertain your meta mindset. Identify the journey that you are on and whether or not you're willing to continue the said journey.
  4. Delve into what your micro mindset is.

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Growth Mindset:

  • tend to understand basic abilities as malleable, and believe they can be developed over time.
  • love new challenges and view setbacks as opportunities to learn.
  • display better self-esteem, more resilience, and enjoy better outcomes in life

Fixed Mindset:

  • tend to believe their basic attributes )like intelligence and talent) are innate and set in stone;
  • avoid difficult tasks, fearing that failure might expose a lack in ability.

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Working strategically

A famous quote from Thomas Edison is that "genius is one percent inspiration, and ninety-nine percent perspiration."

While passion and perseverance are essential to reaching your goals, we should remember the strategic process involved in reaching our goal. Edison didn't just randomly move from one failed design after another but adapted and refined his ideas. He made intelligent decisions that learned from the failures and built on the successes.

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Social structure

Social structure is the organized set of social institutions and patterns of institutionalized relationships that together make up a society.

Social structures are not immediately visible, but they are always there and affect all dimensions of our experience. They operate on three levels: macro, meso, and micro levels.

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