Podcast Episode 030: Grit Part 4 – Takeaways


In this episode of the Business Broken to Smokin’ Podcast:
Lodestone True North’s Head Coach Mark Whitmore and our guest Tim Campbell CVO of Dearman Moving & Storage ( https://dearmanmoving.com/ ) discuss some practical applications from the book Grit by Angela Duckworth (https://angeladuckworth.com/ ).

0:00 Intro
1:06 Update on Dearman Moving and Storage
5:04 Practical applications from the book Grit
7:59 Tim’s big take-aways
12:19 Hierarchy of the few (Page 70)


17:10 The Hard Thing Rule (Page 241)
– Choose something hard with daily deliberate practice
– Can’t quit in the middle
– Something that is interesting to you, and you pick it. It’s not picked out for you by someone else.
24:29 Land of Awesome exercise
33:31 3 things for Tim – Coaching – Financial markets – Faith
36:03 Hallmarks of a vision – Compelling – Not a “how” or “when” – It’s a picture not a process
41:36 Tie Downs (Page 261)
43:24 Deliberate Practice
44:28 Importance of clarity breaks
45:38 Pros practice…
48:00 Link to our SOAR video:


54:00 Leader practice points… – Simulate the situation – Create a framework – Write down some notes – Do a bunch of dry-runs with another leader
57:41 Purpose and passion
1:01:17 Saying yes to a big goal, you have to say no to a lot of other things…
1:04:55 Shut the noise off…
1:06:48 Growth vs fixed mindset
1:06:54 Book reference – “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” by Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D.

1:11:40 Our next Book Club book: “The 6 Types of Working Genius” by Patrick Lencioni

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Angela Duckworth


About Angela:
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).

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Mark Whitmore is the Head Coach and founder of Lodestone True North, a dynamic firm of experienced business coaches who help entrepreneurs and managers get to their Land of Awesome.

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