Flipping the switch on a Growth Mindset with Sean Sheppard [The Polymath PolyCast] artwork
The Polymath PolyCast with Dustin Miller

Flipping the switch on a Growth Mindset with Sean Sheppard [The Polymath PolyCast]

  • S2E11
  • 57:11
  • June 3rd 2020

Today we are talking with Sean Sheppard the Founder of GrowthX and GrowthX Academy! We are here to talk about the future and philosophy of growth hacking, why it is important, and what new workers in the tech field can do to be more innovative!

## Links:





### GrowthX Academy







## Timestamps:

0:00 Intro

1:10 Freedom is like a product to market

3:00 Find a product that will go at timely fashion you'd win

5:00 "I think that long form podcasting is the new great content marketing channel" #FTW

7:15 The Ability to engage in deep thought... has been lost

9:00 Sides sides sides... How do you interact with other people?

10:00 "It's really possible to disagree with somebody, and still like them!"

11:15 What is Growth Hacking to Sean?

13:45 The skill of learning rapidly

14:30 Entrepreneurship

17:00 "Learn how to build. design, and deploy things" #ZerotoOne

19:00 Foray into entrepreneurship


24:00 Knowledge Levels #expert

25:00 Knowledge, skills, and behaviors

26:00 Expanding people's perceptions

26:30 What is a polymath to Sean?

28:00 Learn to fail

29:45 How do you define the person you are trying to solve a problem for?

32:00 Growth Mindset

33:25 Hypothesis vs Assumption

34:20 - 36:38 I don't know, what I don't know.

38:00 Mutually beneficial outcomes

38:40 GrowthX

40:45 A lack of stage relevant talent

43:00 Wide ranging reach of growth

44:00 A hub of innovation

46:00 - 47:40 [MC] The Five Skills to Win in the Innovation Economy

48:00 Last Mover advantage


50:00 - 51:00 [MC] Digital transformation

54:00 Innovation Economy

56:00 Where can you find Sean?

57:00 Outro

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The Polymath PolyCast with Dustin Miller

This show is for the polymathic, the entrepreneurial, the multipotentialites, and the Innovators!

Now on Season 5!!

PolyInnovator (The overarching personal brand that the PolyCast is under), means Innovation Polymath, or future global changemaker. Created a Modular Degree curated with online courses and micro-credentials. You will find topics wide ranging in interests!

PolyInnovator works in #OmniContent sprints, which are like multi/omni channel episodes. So each release gets a OmniBlog Post, TeleInnovator Video, and PolyCast upload! :D


Between the OmniContent, and the guest interviews I have on the show, there are multiple formats for the #PolyCast. It can get a little confusing, so here is the series that you will see:

Fireside Micro-PolyCast

Bits of idea bursts, rants, explanations, and simply short form 3-10min episodes.


These don't happen often, but they are the medium sized episodes that may have a didactic feel to them. They are solocasts, with a bit of flare.


Each episode of the Omnicontent series starts with a blog post, turns into a slideshow, then a video, and with the video I extract the audio and turn it into a PolyCast!

The Polymath PolyCast Interviews

The interview and guest arm of the show, these episodes tend to be much longer, as they are interview discussions. They have been great, and the nuggets of knowledge anyone can get from them have been insanely awesome. Go take a listen!

If you would prefer the video version:


All in all they keep a similar polymathic feel, and stay true to the "Niche".... However the subniches can be essentially anything. Meaning the topics could be as well, so don't worry if one episode doesn't fit the bill. I'm sure another one will hit it out of the park!