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  • Writer's pictureLisa Chubinsky, CTS, CPC, CPCC

The Impact of Mindset on Your Career ☀️

During my childhood, my father worked as a route salesman, specializing in selling whipped cream. His largest client was Dairy Queen. Every summer, we’d receive urgent phone calls from Dairy Queen owners across Connecticut because they had run out of whipped cream. My father, always prepared, kept extra cans of whipped cream at home for such emergencies. Whenever the call came, he’d take me along, and I’d get to enjoy ice cream. To me, work seemed like an exciting adventure!

However, not everyone experiences work in such a positive light. Research suggests that our mindset and behavioral patterns are significantly influenced by the age of seven. Negative thoughts about work during our formative years can profoundly impact our entire career trajectory.

The good news is that you have the power to change this. Cultivating a growth mindset—believing that qualities can be developed through effort and learning—can be essential for career success. Unlike a fixed mindset that assumes our abilities are static, a growth mindset sees failure as a steppingstone toward improvement.

So, embrace the possibility of growth, challenge negative beliefs, and pave the way for a fulfilling career journey! 🌟

Lisa Chubinsky, CTS, CPC, CPCC is the CEO and Founder of Philadelphia based New Career Directions, and is a Certified Career Coach, Resume Writer, Keynote Speaker and Advisor to Corporations.

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