Ann Holm and Joe Lynch discuss developing grit, which is having perseverance and passion for long-term goals. Grit is often recognized as one of the keys to success.

About Ann Holm

Ann C. Holm, MS, PCC, is a Professional Certified Coach specializing in executive, career, and sales coaching. In addition to being a certified Master practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, she offers the Type Coach online assessment, with a focus on personality as it relates to the process of generating leads, closing, and maintaining sales accounts. She also has 25 years of experience in applied brain science, using her hands-on experiences to help her coaching clients understand how to stay focused, be engaged, and energized given the demands of the 21st-century workplace. Ann has both a BA and an MS from the University of Michigan which focuses on psychology, brain science, and language.

About Ann Holm’s Coaching Practice

Ann helps individuals position themselves for success by increasing their self-awareness, which is a must-have skill in the 21st century. Through coaching and proven assessment tools, Ann helps people become aware of their personality, emotional intelligence, and how they manage their brain energy. She also helps her client to better understand their value proposition or personal brand. Areas of expertise include: personal self-awareness, sales coaching for logistics professionals, emotional intelligence, communication and influence, team building, MBTI Master Practitioner, extensive experience with the MBTI Step III, 360 Reach/Personal Branding, and applied brain science.

Key Takeaways: Developing Grit

According to Ann, you can develop grit by doing the following:

  • Have a growth mindset that recognizes that you can continuously improve your attitude, skills, and knowledge. Treat setbacks as an opportunity to grow and improve.
  • Know your why, which will remind you to focus your efforts on what matters most, compelling you to do the work, take risks, and push forward regardless of how hard the path becomes.
  • Identify a movie character or scene that moves you to keep going and bring that extra effort.
  • Listen to a song or songs that inspire you to push forward regardless of the odds or obstacles.
  • Avoid negative media that can sap your energy and demotivate you.
  • Think of a relative like a parent or a grandparent who embodies grit in your mind.
  • Avoid the “what the hell” effect which is the feeling you get when you’ve already failed so you decide you might as well fail spectacularly. To keep the progress going, manage your slips.

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