17 Sep 2021


Ep. 184 - #AuthenticAF P8 | Growth Vs Fixed, Nature Vs Nurture

Are Michael Phelps, Tiger Woods and Usain Bolt the best in the world because of their make up, or their nurturing? Is it a coincidence that so many of the world’s biggest technology companies started in or near Silicon Valley? Are you stuck in a fixed mindset, or are you seeking every opportunity to grow? Find out the answers in today’s episode, let us dive in.

“Genetics loads the gun; environment pulls the trigger.”

-Ivan Gavranic


00:00 – Intro

02:08 – Theories and relative factors

05:35 – Why African-Americans are explosive in sports

07:38 – Places and types of people

09:40 – Environment fulfils potential

13:25 – Pyramid approach of focus

15:10 – Fixed Mindset

18:05 – What people are capable in extreme situations

21:35 – Grind and orchestrated suffering

24:45 – Definition of growth mindset

27:55 – Self reflection

29:15 – Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

31:05 – Concept of boredom

33:15 – Achieving checkpoints

35:35 – Active vs Passive coping

39:20 – The Journey

44:30 – Importance of education

46:12 – Working with a coach

51:15 – Principles vs Plans

54: 30 – Wrap up

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