Have you ever given up on something too early because you put it in the ‘too hard’ basket? Maybe it was a business venture, a new skill, a subject you studied, or a hobby. What if you gave it another go with a greater sense of openness, passion and willingness to improve? With the right mindset, support and hard work, you can get closer to where you want to be.
Today’s guest, Eddie Woo, is a perfect example of what can be achieved when a growth mindset is combined with passion.
Eddie has a received a swag of awards for his incredible work including being one of ten teachers to win the inaugural Choose Maths Awards, he won the 2017 University of Sydney Young Alumni Award for Outstanding Achievement, and he was one of 12 Australian teachers to win a Commonwealth Bank Teaching Award which is a prestigious national awards event co-presented each year by the Commonwealth Bank and education charity Schools Plus.
The list goes on - he was also the first teacher to ever give the Australia Day address, he won the Australia's Local Hero Award at the Australian of the Year Awards and was named a Top 10 Finalist in the Global Teacher Prize.
Eddie’s WooTube channel started simply to help a student who was in hospital suffering from cancer, and now has over 550,000 subscribers and more than 25 million views worldwide as of December 2018. In 2018, Woo hosted a show called Teenage Boss on the ABC, which gave teens control of their family's financial decisions for a month.
Eddie wrote a book called Woo's Wonderful World of Maths.
Eddie opens up about:
- His journey from teacher to over 25 million downloads on youtube
- The power of adding value without expecting anything in return
- Creating a healthy tension instead of life balance
- How a growth mindset changes everything
- How you are far more natural at maths than you imagined
- His inspirations
- The greatest things he has learnt
Eddie’s challenge for the week: find something that you closed the door and give it another go.
Contact Eddie at:
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq0EGvLTyy-LLT1oUSO_0FQ
- Instagram: @misterwootube
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eddiew00
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/misterwootube
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