Hello and welcome to applying growth mindset to your career. I'm Lisa Montenegro, your instructor, and I am delighted that you're joining me for this course. This is your welcome video, and I will be reviewing with you several things. What you will learn in this course, what you'll gain from taking the course, how to apply growth mindset to your life and more importantly for this course to your career, and the format that we will be using throughout the course. Let's start with what you will learn. If you're not familiar with it, the first thing we will do is discuss and define what is a growth mindset, and then we will contrast growth mindset with something called fixed mindset. Throughout the course, you will learn: What is a fixed mindset? What is a growth mindset? How to shift from the fixed to the growth to help you improve throughout your career. The mindset shift exercises are something that I developed for this course to help you with that shift, which is really important. You will sometimes write out a script, you'll sometimes engage in a role-play, and you'll do several exercises to help you put a plan into action to help you move again into a more growth mindset. I'd like you to think of growth mindset as something that's evolving and changing. Which means that it's something that you can improve, which is great. What will you gain from taking this course? These principles are both theoretical and applicable. They are also holistic, which means that you could use everything you learn in this course to help you not just with your career, but with your personal life. Think about it. You can use these principles to help you with parenting, sports, athletics, coaching, relationships with other people, maybe with school or education if you're a student or a teacher, for example. Another thing that's great is everything that you learn can of course be applied to the workplace setting to you as an employee or a supervisor to your career. You will learn how to give and receive feedback using a growth mindset. You will also learn how to stop being addicted to what we call fixed mindset praise. A lot of great things that you will gain from taking this course. Who will benefit from taking this course? I would imagine that if you are watching this welcome video, you may already have a little bit of a growth mindset, and that is fantastic. We will expand on that and grow it even more, so that you are spending more time in the growth mindset state as opposed to a fixed mindset state. But I want you to think about some triggers that may have happened within your career. Perhaps you received a negative evaluation at work. Perhaps you were up for a promotion and you didn't get it. Maybe you failed at work recently. Something basically happened that made you to start thinking that you might want to improve your mindset for your career, and you found yourself here, which is wonderful. This course will help you to continue to improve in all of those areas that I just mentioned. The format of the course is wonderful because it's a self-contained course, which means you do not need to do any outside reading. Everything that you need is summarized within this course. All of the videos, all of the readings, all of the quizzes, and all of the mindset shift exercises and there's also some great self-reflection exercises, and discussion prompts. One thing to think about is if you were the type that loves to dive deep and learn a lot more, which you will learn is something that many growth mindset people have. Then you may benefit from taking a look at the resources that I provided. Those will be websites to visit, articles to read, other videos to watch, and some great books also. One thing that we have with us along the journey, are these two personas that I made up. They are called Thomas (phon) and Priya (phon). Thomas and Priya will demonstrate the fixed mindset, and sometimes the growth mindset in action. An example would be that in a fixed mindset exercise that I've given you, you have to take Thomas or Priya and help shift them to a growth mindset. In doing that type of exercise, you will learn a lot more yourself. It'll be a little fun because you will have Thomas and Priya with you along in that journey. Without further ado, let's go ahead and dive into the content. I will see you in the future modules, and I look forward to being with you on this course, taking this journey with you to help you shift to more of a growth mindset.