Stephanie Jones, MA
My Philosophies..........about failure.
I believe everyone should experience waiting on tables and failure. I worked in all kinds of places throughout college; Friendly's, upscale restaurants etc. My point? How many times have you been out to eat and you or the person you're with complains about the service. Well, if you haven’t done it, you have no ground to stand on. Waiting tables is hard work; you have to multi-task, be friendly, deliver food on time, and deal with plenty of difficult customers. Anyone waiting tables has experienced failure in some way! Spilled a drink, dropped a plate of food or didn't get a tip. And guess what? They got up and did it again the next day....life didn’t end. I practiced, persevered, and got better at waiting on tables.
Everyone should experience failure. It’s what makes us stronger, more resilent, have grit.
....about a growth mindset.
I believe having a growth mindset is the key to having it all!
If you believe that you have the power to change your brain and improve your abilities than the sky’s the limit. It takes hard work, determination, and practice to learn or get better at something. It could be reading, playing basketball or learning how to play the drums.
Turn a challenge into an opportunity to try something new. Take a risk, make a mistake, practice until you get it, and be a lifelong learner!