No-box-thinking with Dinah Liversidge

Nurture and Nourish your Mindset: How nurturing others can help your growth mindset

February 13, 2021 Dinah Liversidge Season 2021 Episode 16
No-box-thinking with Dinah Liversidge
Nurture and Nourish your Mindset: How nurturing others can help your growth mindset
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No-box-thinking with Dinah Liversidge
Nurture and Nourish your Mindset: How nurturing others can help your growth mindset
Feb 13, 2021 Season 2021 Episode 16
Dinah Liversidge

When we nurture others, we allow our own growth mindset to flourish. In this episode of my February Focus, I look at how when we provide nurture for others, we also allow our own mindset to grow.

I’m Dinah Liversidge and I’m a Coach and Trainer, a Celebrant and co-host of The Charcoal Hut, a woodland cabin in Myddfai, Carmarthenshire. I’m also a no-box-thinker. I believe when we stop trying to ‘think outside the box’ we take away labels and limitations that were always an illusion. There never was a box.

I love being a Coach, a Celebrant and a Host. All these aspects of my life help me achieve that illusive ‘work-life balance’ so many seem to be striving for. Join me in Myddfai in our woodland garden for a #MyddfaiMinute and listen to one minute of birdsong. I hope it brings you some peace.

If you’d like to explore Coaching, take a look at my Mindset Coaching here. 

I hope you’re enjoying my Podcasts. I’d love you to share them with someone you think would get something positive from them. 

Dinah  

Show Notes Transcript

When we nurture others, we allow our own growth mindset to flourish. In this episode of my February Focus, I look at how when we provide nurture for others, we also allow our own mindset to grow.

I’m Dinah Liversidge and I’m a Coach and Trainer, a Celebrant and co-host of The Charcoal Hut, a woodland cabin in Myddfai, Carmarthenshire. I’m also a no-box-thinker. I believe when we stop trying to ‘think outside the box’ we take away labels and limitations that were always an illusion. There never was a box.

I love being a Coach, a Celebrant and a Host. All these aspects of my life help me achieve that illusive ‘work-life balance’ so many seem to be striving for. Join me in Myddfai in our woodland garden for a #MyddfaiMinute and listen to one minute of birdsong. I hope it brings you some peace.

If you’d like to explore Coaching, take a look at my Mindset Coaching here. 

I hope you’re enjoying my Podcasts. I’d love you to share them with someone you think would get something positive from them. 

Dinah  

Speaker 1:

Hi there I'm Dinah Leversedge . And thanks for joining me on my no box thinking podcast. This month in my series of 10 short podcasts, I'm focusing on how we can nurture and nourish our mindset. In today's episode, I'd like to consider how, when we nurture others, we help our own growth mindset . Being a mentor has to be one of the most rewarding things that I do. I was first asked to mentor somebody in the 1990s, and I remember being really, really concerned that I probably didn't have that much more experience than they did. And just genuinely thinking, gosh, what on earth am I going to support them with, how can I add value? And very quickly it became clear that our mutual boss, our manager had asked me to mentor this person because they were experiencing something for the first time that I had experienced before myself. And I'd worked through it and I'd got through and learned how to overcome the problem. And so really what my manager had done was say, you can help this person not to make the mistakes you did, and also to learn potentially that they have a talent for something that they hadn't realized they did. Of course, what our manager was also sharing me was that perhaps I had a talent, I didn't know I had, and that was supporting others and explaining things that they had heard before, but perhaps in a way that allowed them to hear it differently and to act on it. So, as I was providing this nurturing of this person and helping them, I was also helping myself the growth of my abilities, of my experience and of my mindset benefited equally. I would say to the person receiving my mentorship . And in fact it became a mutual friendship that continued. They stay pickle is in the background today and has decided she wants to join in. She's. One of the ways I nurture myself, spending time with our animals are our family members that are non-human can be incredibly good for us and very calming. So helping other people and nurturing them by offering to help and support them. It doesn't just have to be about being a mentor. It can be being a good friend or a good neighbor. And at the moment, a great way to do this is to reach out by writing to people, send them a postcard or a letter, ask them, how are things in your world, maybe organized to talk to somebody on a regular basis that you know is living in a very isolated way at the moment. And you will find that as you do this, as you nurture others, it has this wonderful effect of nurturing you, caring for another, protecting another person and allowing them safe space to grow fulfills a really deep need in us. And it provides nourishment when we nurture others. Those two things so often can go hand in hand and by supporting another person through a time that they're finding challenging, we nourish our sense of self-worth and we give back in a way that makes us feel perhaps more able to receive.

Speaker 2:

Yeah .

Speaker 1:

So this week think about who you can support, who you can nurture that by doing so is going to be of mutual benefit so that both of you come away feeling nourished by that experience. I hope you found that an interesting thought for the day, and I hope you'll join me on my next episode, where this is going to be a conversation really about what you're resisting to stop you getting the nourishment and the nurture. Why do you resist that help? And are you perhaps ready to start embracing it? I hope you'll join me if you're enjoying the podcast, I'd love you to share them. And , uh , do you remember stop trying so hard to think outside the box? There never was a box.