Adopting the right mindset to tackle high-stake challenges 

Jonathan 'Tofu' Yim

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Overview

In this episode, I chat with Jon (@apertureadv_co) about mindsets and how it helps us define and execute on our goals. Jon brings a unique mix of stories that really showcases where his head is at and how that translates into behaviours that drives tangible results - whether it is launching a national student-run organization, leading a business unit in a new country, or becoming a Nikon-sponsored photographer. This episode brings a unique flavour in that it ties stories with mindset theory - which is backed by world-class research. It is no secret that our brains are powerful supercomputers and is almost always the agent that drives our feelings and behaviours. As such, it is critical that we understand the tools and mechanisms that our brains are equipped with and how we have the ability to use them to drive results.

 

Almost all world-class icons, billionaires, and performers attribute their success to how they understand and use their brain for enhanced performance. Additionally, a common thread that I have noticed among people who are actively working towards their mission is their desire to learn and experiment with different mindsets to win. I trust you will enjoy this episode - as well as Jon's stories - and I would love to hear how you are employing a growth and stress mindset to crush the goals that matter to you.

Episode Highlights

  • Growth mindset versus fixed mindset [04:40]

  • Learning versus performance goals [10:50]

  • How our mindset and goals shape how we think, feel and behave [19:20]

  • Concept of stress [23:20]

  • How preparation and the stress response saved a life [27:00]

  • How stress impacts learning and memory [30:00]

  • Stress mindset [32:40]

  • Growing a hobby [38:00]

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