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The Growth Mindset by Rick Capozzi

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SUMMARY: Part TwoGrowing the Business Requires That We Evolve, Lead, and Serve

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”

Henry David Thoreau

Growth mindset is a choice. Growing your wealth management practice is a choice—your choice.

It is up to you to choose your next destination. If you feel you have achieved all your goals and are standing on top of the mountain with your hands up high, find a new mountain. Discover or create a new height to scale. Build something, leave a legacy, be a mentor, make a difference in people's lives, and continue building your business by bringing the next generation into this wonderful business. A leader's greatest motivation is a new challenge. A new challenge may be writing an article or a book. It may be bringing in a new partner.

Recently, I visited Harry, a 77‐year‐old master woodworker. Since woodworking is one of my hobbies, I consider Harry my mentor (he is an outstanding teacher). He was working on a bird feeder that was quite elaborate and beautiful, and he was having fun trying to figure out how to get these particular corners the way he envisioned. They were more challenging than he originally thought. Harry doesn't look for the easy‐way solution; he looks to challenge himself. Harry derives a great deal of happiness when he tries to solve these challenges. I can see it in his eyes. If you have a growth mindset, new challenges will motivate you.

Creating passion in your life is key. Be ...

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