According to world-renowned mindset psychologist, Carol Dweck, those who have a growth mindset are more likely to experience success compared to those who are limited by their fixed mindset. This is not only extremely important for all professionals seeking success, but also for event planners since one of their top 5 sources of stress is Career Growth Potential (which was reported by Forbes Magazine). With that in mind, here are 5 growth-minded practices that actually work.
#1. Consider what is needed for success- Many times we want success so desperately that we end up making frantic attempts that are anything but strategic. Before executing your next plan, take a step back and ask yourself, "What is needed for me to be successful with this?" This will help shape your plan for optimal success and growth.
#2. Ongoing education- Carving out time for personal and professional growth through education is crucial. Whether you enjoy reading a book at the end of a long day, listening to a podcast while you are stuck on the freeway, or watching webinars between meetings, ongoing education will allow you to constantly be perfecting your craft.
#3. Don't try and be a master of everything- One of the biggest obstacles of growth is trying to know everything before even taking the first step. Instead of trying to master every aspect of events, align yourself with event professionals who are masters in areas you are not, and create a mutually beneficial partnership with them.
#4. Surround yourself with the right people- We've all heard that we are the average of the 5 people we spend the most time with, but have we considered how that plays into the success we see in our career? When considering where your growth opportunities are, make sure to also consider adding people to your network who share the same growth-minded values as you.
#5. Embrace feedback- Asking for and embracing feedback will ensure that you don't keep doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results. Taking the time to listen to both positive and negative feedback will allow you to make changes that will help both you and your business grow.
We hope these 5 growth-minded practices that actually work help you on the path to the success that you deserve. To get to know our team and hear about our next growth-minded strategies, contact us today!