Our March Favourite Resources for a Growth Mindset
April 2, 2021
One of Doceo’s core values is champion continuous growth and one way to do this is to always be open to learning more. There are lots of go to books, podcasts and YouTube channels which provide great educational value so I thought I’d share some of my favourites and some suggestions from others in the Doceo team.
Atomic Habits by James Clear
This book is amazing if you’re interested in why we act the way we do and how we can change our actions and behaviour. It’s also really useful for looking at why we have bad habits, how we can break them and how we can make new ones. If you’re worried about reading a book which ends up having little practical advice then don’t worry, I personally loved this one because of how simple the writing is and how practical the chapters are. Definitely one to read with a pen or highlighter in hand.
Make it Stick by Peter C Brown
If you’re wanting to become a more productive and efficient learner, you might enjoy this book. It looks into the psychology of how we learn and offers techniques to help you learn effectively.
Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
Sheryl Sandberg is the CEO of Facebook, this book examines the experiences of women in work, particularly in higher positions and the small changes women can make to effect wider change within the world of work.
How to series by Merky books
This amazing series has short and practical books covering a range of different topics from ‘how to calm it’ to ‘how to save it’.
Thinking Commercially Podcast
This one is really useful if you want to increase your commercial awareness and understand how current affairs can affect the economy. Click here to check them out.
TED Talks Daily
TED talks are a fantastic way to learn something new or just listen to an interesting idea from a different field. They’re also the perfect length for a short and engaging listen! Click here to check them out.
Wake Up to Money
Another really useful listen if you’d like to improve your commercial awareness. Even if you’re not specifically trying to, the discussions on here are really clear and help you understand what’s going on in the world of business. Click here to check them out.
Today in Focus
Another really good one for understanding the stories behind what’s going on in the world currently. The topics range from abolishing the monarchy to the climate crisis and much more! Click here to check them out.
Youth Power Podcast
By one of the Doceo community members, this podcast aims to empower young people and nurture their inner success. Would definitely recommend checking this out! Click here to check them out.
3: Instagram Pages
Of course, I had to put this in there but if you’re looking for weekly tips to help increase your academic, personal and professional development then definitely follow the Doceo Instagram page! Click here to check them out.
Black Youth Excellence
This page focuses on sharing positive stories of black youth in the UK. I really enjoy their posts and their stories are always populated with lots of opportunities to get involved in! Click here to check them out.
The RoK Network
If you’re in Year 12 and are looking to apply to university, this youth-led page aims to help students apply to top universities through workshops, events and useful posts. There’s also some career content on here as well if you’re interested. Click here to check them out.
Pennies to Pounds
This is a page which aims to promote financial literacy through useful posts, videos and podcast episodes! (another podcast recommendation) If you’re looking to improve your financial literacy, then I’d recommend having a look at this one! Click here to check them out.
This one is for all of you aspiring medics. Jess is a current medical student at King’s and works as a HCA. She has a personal website and blog with lots of advice and insight for aspiring medics as well as her gap year experience. Jess also hosts lots of conversations with current medics on a range of topics- definitely worth having a look at! Click here to check them out.
4: YouTube Pages
Lamide is a recent Economic History graduate from LSE who now works as an Investment Banker. Her channel which has lots of really useful insight and advice around academia, succeeding in internship applications and personal finance. (Her second channel also has a more university and academia content!) Click here to check her out.
Journey 2 Med
Hazal and Lydie are two second-year medical students who document their journey and provide lots of useful advice for aspiring and current medics through their videos. Click here to check them out.
Success with Steph
Our very own Steph makes useful videos about business, law, time management and productivity. I would really recommend the ‘Non-legal work experience that helped me get a Training Contract’ and her Interview tips video. I watched these ahead of an interview I had recently and found them really useful for thinking about how I could extract transferable skills from my past experiences and responsibilities. Click here to check her out.
Cass Speaks Official
Cassylda is a Management student at the University of Warwick who provides lots of useful advice around academics and careers. She has a whole internship series covering topics from what you should do before you apply to CVs, cover letters and online assessments. Click here to check her out.
Ali is a Medicine graduate, junior doctor and content creator. I find his videos on productivity and time management really useful. Plus, he has some great book reviews and summaries on his channel! Click here to check him out.
I hope you’ve got some good recommendations from this list, it really encourages me to see that there are so many avenues through which we can learn and develop ourselves these days. Sharing is caring so let us know in the comments: which books, podcasts, Instagram pages or YouTube channels would you recommend?