developing a growth mindset

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Episode 55: How to Align Your Talents with a Growth Mindset and Purpose with Anjali Maazel

December 15, 2020

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How can students move from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset which will allow them to discover, develop, and demonstrate their abilities and talent with purpose? What problems do you want to solve in this world? How can you use your talents to help solve these problems? Anjali Maazel joins us today to share her thoughts and advice for students on the importance of finding a college that is the best fit.

Key Takeaways:

  • Fit is everything
  • Advice for parents going through the college admissions process with their children
  • Focus on long term success
  • The 3 D’s of Talent Development: Discover, Develop, and Demonstrate
  • Align talents with a growth mindset and purpose
  • Setbacks are opportunities to grow and become resilient
  • Move away from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset
  • Allowing students to take ownership of the college admissions process
  • Self-reflection exercises – envisioning your ideal life
  • What problems exist that you might want to help address or get involved in
  • How will you use your gifts to benefit the world?
  • Engage in the community to develop the soft skills needed to succeed after college

Important Resources and Links:

Anja Education Consultants




Meet Anjali Maazel

Anjali Maazel

A former Princeton University interviewer, Ted Talk Speaker, and mother of a thriving grad student, Anjali draws on her international background in teaching, writing, PR, and the arts to help students maximize their chances of admission and scholarships to college and graduate school through her test prep and college advising practice. Her mission is to give students the skills to shape their talents and passions into a rewarding and successful life of purpose through her proprietary Talent Development Process™. As a result, she helps transform stress into excitement, and the college admissions experience becomes a journey of self-discovery. 

Thank you to Anjali for joining us today to share your expertise on how to develop a growth mindset. Focus on the three D’s of Talent Development – Discover, Develop, and Demonstrate your skills. Learn from your setbacks and move away from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset. Think about how you will use your gifts to help others and fix problems. You can find all of our show notes and links to the helpful resources mentioned throughout over conversation on our website at You can learn more about Anjali on her website at Anja Education Consultants and on FB and YouTube. 

Episode 55 Full Transcript

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