In this episode of the Business Broken to Smokin’ Podcast:
Lodestone True North’s Head Coach Mark Whitmore and co-host Shane Kardos kick off Book Club 2.0 with an overview of the book Grit: The power of passion and perseverance by Angel Duckworth, published by Scribner (an imprint of Simon & Schuster) 2016 (291 pages, notes go to page 338) Website: https://angeladuckworth.com/
24:00 The Grit test: you can take this online at https://angeladuckworth.com/grit-scale/
31:24 Part II overview, “Growing grit from the inside out”
37:14 Promoting growth mindset:
’43:21 Part III overview, “Growing grit from the outside in”
Music – Love is a long road by Tom Petty
Book is broken up into 3 parts:
Part I – What grit is and why it matters
Part II – Growing grit from the inside out (Ep 028 with guest Chrissy Myers)
Part III – Growing grit from the outside in (Ep 029 guest Josh Gordon)
Afterword: Seven questions I get asked about grit
Ch 1 – Showing up
Ch 2 – Distracted by talent
Ch 3 – Effort counts twice
Ch 4 – How gritty are you?
Ch 5 – Grit grows
Ch 6 – Interest
Ch 7 – Practice
Ch 8 – Purpose
Ch 9 – Hope
Ch 10 – Parenting for grit
Ch 11 – The playing fields of grit
Ch 12 – A culture of grit
Ch 13 – Conclusion
Angela Duckworth is co-founder, chief scientist, and a board member of Character Lab, a nonprofit whose mission is to advance scientific insights that help children thrive. She is also a professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and in 2013 was named a MacArthur Fellow. Prior to her career in research, she was a math and science teacher at public schools in New York City, San Francisco, and Philadelphia. Angela shares research-backed advice for parents and teachers in her Tip of the Week.
In this instant New York Times bestseller, Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.” “Inspiration for non-geniuses everywhere” (People).
The daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of “genius,” Angela Duckworth is now a celebrated researcher and professor. It was her early eye-opening stints in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience that led to her hypothesis about what really drives success: not genius, but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance.
In Grit, she takes us into the field to visit cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, teachers working in some of the toughest schools, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she’s learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers—from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll.
“Duckworth’s ideas about the cultivation of tenacity have clearly changed some lives for the better” (The New York Times Book Review). Among Grit’s most valuable insights: any effort you make ultimately counts twice toward your goal; grit can be learned, regardless of IQ or circumstances; when it comes to child-rearing, neither a warm embrace nor high standards will work by themselves; how to trigger lifelong interest; the magic of the Hard Thing Rule; and so much more. Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that—not talent or luck—makes all the difference. This is “a fascinating tour of the psychological research on success” (The Wall Street Journal).