In the 15th episode of The Mindset Forge, Barton and Colette discuss her leadership as the President of Huston-Tillotson University, a historically black institution. She discusses how she sees her role creating "fertile soil" for her students to succeed. Her stories of growing up in the 1960 highlight her mindset on overcoming stereotypes, her commitment to outworking everyone to get what she wanted in life, her mindset around perseverance, and ultimately, how she's learned to love people without needing their love in return. Her perspective is powerful, vulnerable, and servant-hearted.
Listening to this podcast episode, listeners should look for several mindset take-aways:
1. As adults, we must provide the next generation with "fertile soil" so they may discover their full potential.
2. Become a warrior for justice in your life. Stand up for what is right.
3. Have the courage to love unconditionally even when love is not reciprocated.