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Mindset Audiobook

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

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Publisher's Summary

Mindset is one of those rare audio books that can help you make positive changes in your life and at the same time see the world in a new way. A leading expert in motivation and personality psychology, Carol Dweck has discovered in more than 20 years of research that our mindset is not a minor personality quirk: it creates our whole mental world. It explains how we become optimistic or pessimistic. It shapes our goals, our attitude toward work and relationships, and how we raise our kids, ultimately predicting whether or not we will fulfill our potential. Dweck has found that everyone has one of two basic mindsets.If you have the fixed mindset, you believe that your talents and abilities are set in stone - either you have them or you don't. You must prove yourself over and over, trying to look smart and talented at all costs. This is the path of stagnation. If you have a growth mindset, however, you know that talents can be developed and that great abilities are built over time. This is the path of opportunity - and success.

Dweck demonstrates that mindset unfolds in childhood and adulthood and drives every aspect of our lives, from work to sports, from relationships to parenting. She reveals how creative geniuses in all fields - music, literature, science, sports, business - apply the growth mindset to achieve results. Perhaps even more important, she shows us how we can change our mindset at any stage of life to achieve true success and fulfillment. She looks across a broad range of applications and helps parents, teachers, coaches, and executives see how they can promote the growth mindset. Highly engaging and very practical, Mindset breaks new ground as it leads you to change how you feel about yourself and your future.

©2007 Carol Dweck; (P)2009 Gildan Media Corp

What the Critics Say

"A good book is one whose advice you believe. A great book is one whose advice you follow. I have found Carol Dweck's work on mindsets invaluable in my own life, and even life-changing in my attitudes toward the challenges that, over the years, become more demanding rather than less. This is a book that can change your life, as its ideas have changed mine." (Robert J. Sternberg, IBM Professor of Education and Psychology at Yale University, director of the PACE Center of Yale University, and author of Successful Intelligence)

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    Jonathan 04-05-17
    Jonathan 04-05-17 Member Since 2017
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    I recommend this book. The information can be applied for daily living. A lot of good stories highlighted throughout this book.

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    John L Evans 04-04-17
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    "Often Hard to Follow"

    while the book offers some great insight and comparisons into the fixed and growth mindsets. It was overly saturated with story after story (mostly of sports stars and coaches) and quotes by them. With me not being a sports guy, it was often hard to follow and I found myself tempted to fast forward or skip a chapter because I understood the point trying to be made a long time ago at the beginning of the chapter. great concept but I highly recommend the abridged version.

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    amanda sopko Valdosta, GA, US 04-02-17
    amanda sopko Valdosta, GA, US 04-02-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Sports, sports and more sports!"

    Great message and lots of helpful information, but WAY too many sports references. Perhaps a list of further readings would be better than spending so much time on all the different athletes. Message received after the first few.

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    BigT 03-30-17
    BigT 03-30-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Read the back cover"

    I heard a lot of really positive reviews for this book. My take: I feel like her points could have easily and accurately been made in 5-10 pages. Good points, but the horse was dead a LONG time ago.

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    Shebba 03-26-17
    Shebba 03-26-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it. "

    Loved it. The book had a lot of insights that transform the way I think.

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    Claire Prince 03-25-17 Member Since 2017
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    "I loved it!!!"

    It was so good I turned around and read it again, referred people to read it and will probably re-read it several more times!!

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    Matt 03-24-17
    Matt 03-24-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Book!"

    I am fond of reading books that combine anecdotes, studies, and tips & tricks for self-improvement. This book has all three, is well written, and for everyone and anyone to read. I am going to tell all of my co-workers, family, and friends to read Mindset.

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    Kindle Customer 03-23-17 Member Since 2016
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    Love it just what I needed on this phase of my life. Get it worth every penny.

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    Andrew S. Baxter Fort Wayne, IN USA 03-23-17
    Andrew S. Baxter Fort Wayne, IN USA 03-23-17 Member Since 2017

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    "awesome and so needed"

    I wish my parents knew this stuff when I was a kid. My academics would have been a different story.

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    Kristin Holtzendorff Colorado 03-22-17
    Kristin Holtzendorff Colorado 03-22-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Challenging and Inspiring"

    I enjoyed the book and appreciated all the research that went into it.
    It made me realize that I was a mix of the fixed and growth mindsets in different areas of my life.
    My son is about to be born next month and I can see many ways I will be raising him differently than my parents raised me. This book has not only changed my life but it has potentially changed the trajectory of my sons life as well!
    I highly recommend this book to anyone who has regular interaction with other humans.
    Enjoy

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