Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential

Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential Author Barbara Oakley
ISBN-10 1101982853
ISBN-13 9781101982853
Year 2017-04-18
Pages 304
Language English
Publisher TarcherPerigee
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Mindshift reveals how we can overcome stereotypes and preconceived ideas about what is possible for us to learn and become At a time when we are constantly being asked to retrain and reinvent ourselves to adapt to new technologies and changing industries this book shows us how we can uncover and develop talents we didnt realize we hadno matter what our age or background Were often told to follow our passions But in Mindshift Dr Barbara Oakley shows us how we can broaden our passions Drawing on the latest neuroscientific insights Dr Oakley shepherds us past simplistic ideas of aptitude and ability which provide only a snapshot of who we are nowwith little consideration about how we can change Even seemingly bad traits such as a poor memory come with hidden advantageslike increased creativity Profiling people from around the world who have overcome learning limitations of all kinds Dr Oakley shows us how we can turn perceived weaknesses such as impostor syndrome and advancing age into strengths People may feel like theyre at a disadvantage if they pursue a new field later in life yet those who change careers can be fertile cross pollinators They bring valuable insights from one discipline to another Dr Oakley teaches us strategies for learning that are backed by neuroscience so that we can realize the joy and benefits of a learning lifestyle Mindshift takes us deep inside the world of how people change and grow Our biggest stumbling blocks can be our own preconceptions but with the right mental insights we can tap into hidden potential and create new opportunities

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