In this episode of the Business Broken to Smokin’ Podcast:
Book Club: Part 2 of Grit, “Growing grit from the inside out”
Lodestone True North’s Head Coach Mark Whitmore and guest Chrissy Myers (CEO of AUI https://auiinfo.com/ ) continue the conversation in this second installment of the book Grit: The power of passion and perseverance by Angel Duckworth.
2:03 Chrissy’s top 5 Strengths in Strengths Finder (Clifton Strengths)…
13:17 Book Club: Grit Part 2 – “Growing from the inside out”
13:37 Character quality of grit: consistent action over time
16:15 How do you describe grit?
20:19 General take away on the book Grit as a whole
22:06 If you had read this book 20 years ago, how would you be different?
24:47 Variety vs. vocation
25:38 Job to career to calling
35:54 Professionals practice, amateurs don’t
42:01 Practice purpose intentionally, and deliberate practice
44:57 Book Reference: Culture Code by Daniel Coyle
47:00 Book Reference: “Business, like life, is all about how you make people feel. It’s that simple, and it’s that hard.” ― Danny Meyer, Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business
47:44 What things in your life have been grit generating?
50:08 ETC show choir shoutout https://etc-schoolofmusicalarts.org
52:50 After reading this book is there anything you will do differently in parenting?
1:01:30 Is it a good idea to have gritty employees?
1:04:00 How would you interview someone to find out if they are gritty? Ask “how” questions…
1:12:18 Book Reference: Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
1:16:01 Mindset by Carol S. Dweck – growth vs fixed mindset
1:19:21 Personality isn’t permanent by Dr. Benjamin Hardy
1:20:14 Anything in the book that didn’t resonate with you?
1:21:30 Grit vs. Obsession
1:24:11 Grace is giving someone more time to get it right
1:25:40 Quote from the book, “As a psychologist, I can confirm that grit is far from the only-or even the most important-aspect of a person’s character.”
1:26:27 The three virtue clusters: will, heart, & mind
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).
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