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May 2011

Don’t be your own “crab in your bucket”

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I’ve talked a lot about the people in your life who may be crabs in your bucket. They’ll say certain things that come off as caring but are actually hindering. But maybe the most persistent crab in your bucket is you. Certain fears and insecurities can be so crippling that they handicap us into inaction.

Your own worst enemy

Not many people are open enough to accepting the faults in themselves. Instead of facing their short-comings head-on, people Read More

Typical catch-phrases of the crabs in your bucket

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Last week, I talked about the fixed mindset and how it doesn’t foster positive change. Focusing on your growth means taking the numbers out of the equation and looking at how you’ve changed as a whole.  It also means steering clearing of those looking to pull you back into a “fixed” way of thinking. And those people are usually the crabs in your bucket.

Maybe you don’t know what the crabs look and sound like. The crabs in your bucket can be as blatant as people Read More

Growth vs. Fixed: how your mindset shapes your behaviors

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I recently came across a few articles about mindset and how it affects your behaviors. Turns out, a great professor, social psychologist and author by the name of Dr. Carol Dweck presented a few interesting ideas about mindset in her book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. Much of what she talks about focuses on business, but I think that it’s an excellent resource for those looking to make some financial changes as well.

Fixed vs. Growth

According to Dweck, there are two types of mindsets: a growth mindset and a fixed mindset. People with Read More