I thought they were great habits for everyone to develop and included a 17th for good measure
Habits of Mind for successful entrepreneurs
2. Managing impulsivity - when you get ‘emotionally flooded' it gets hard to respond appropriately. Remaining calm, thoughtful and deliberate
3. Listening with understanding and empathy - genuinely looking to understand the other viewpoint
4. Thinking flexibly - being able to change perspective as necessary
5. Thinking about your thinking - Brain needs time to process, it's in the quiet time that understanding can happen. 3 x 3 mins per day
6. Striving for accuracy - doing your best - (but not perfection, that is impossible)
7. Questioning and problem posing
8. Applying past knowledge to new situations, know that you have the capability to use your past to help your future. You cannot really fail
9. Thinking and communicating with clarity and precision - Fuzzy language = Fuzzy thinking = Fuzzy results
10. Gather data through all your senses - don't use just your mind
11. Creating, imagining and innovating - something Kiwi's are good at, our number eight wire thinking
12. Responding with wonderment and awe - every day.
13. Taking responsible risks - it's in loss or perception of failure that learning and growth can happen, learn to live on the edge of your competence and try new things often
14. Finding humour - especially of oneself
15. Thinking interdependently- able to work with others,
16. Remaining open to continuous learning
17. Paying it forward - giving something back
The ideas are from ‘Habits of Mind' Art Costa
How many of these are habits of yours? 4 or 5? 10, none!
What are you going to do develop any of them further, and add more good habits to your score? And how will you ensure you keep yourself accountable to them and know that you have made the improvements?
I've been told it takes 21 consecutive days to change a habit, build a new one, or get rid of one.
The challenge - Choose one of the above...work on it for 21 days. Work our specifically what you may need to do or actions that you need to take. Tell others that you are going to work on it, ask for their help to hold you accountable.
Well done if you take the challenge.
Let me know how you get on. And if you need more help - call me.
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