Shoshin Means Beginner’s Mind, And It Saved Me From Myself 👈

Not too long ago, I got over my “monkey mind” (for the millionth time), and I am happy I did! In this one-minute video, I share that experience, explain the meaning of Shoshin and its importance in my life.

Here are two recommendations: First, put up a yellow sticky with SHOSHIN on it. Shoshin is a word from Zen Buddhism meaning “beginner’s mind;” having an attitude of openness, eagerness, and no preconceptions in the areas of your greatest expertise – to eagerly see the many possibilities a beginner’s mind sees, instead of the few that exist in the mind of the expert. It provides fulfilling and functional results!

And second, if you haven’t already, I highly recommend that you read the book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck. I knew mindset mattered, but the perspectives and stories she shares offer something very lucid, useful, and actionable.

Finally, the next Speak Like a Leader Experience begins February 3rd, 2022. There’s still time for you to bring shoshin and join us – as a recipient of my emails you get a nice 10% savings: https://ess.teachable.com/p/speak-like-a-leader-experience-jan-2022?coupon_code=MINITRAININGCOUPON

Watch Shoshin Video

How John Bates blew his TED TalkBy JOHN BATES / ABOUT AUTHOR
Start Early, Practice More

Start EARLY and Practice More

Bringing your "Beginner's mind" to open yourself up to many possibilities.
Connect to your problems

Connect Us to the Problem, We’ll Care about the Solution! 💥

Bringing your "Beginner's mind" to open yourself up to many possibilities.
Idea worth Spreading

Take the Journey to Your “One Idea Worth Spreading,” and Make a Big Difference!

Bringing your "Beginner's mind" to open yourself up to many possibilities.
Gratitude India

An Attitude of Gratitude and What I Learned from my India Talk

Bringing your "Beginner's mind" to open yourself up to many possibilities.
Zoom Influencer

To Zoom Or Not To Zoom?

Bringing your "Beginner's mind" to open yourself up to many possibilities.