Today we are going to discuss about the book “The Gap and the Gain”. Since the concept is very easy to understand; therefore it’s totally fine if you haven’t read the book before the meeting:)
Nonetheless, you can still have a quick review about this book with the following references:
https://iamjesushusbands.medium.com/boo ... e88cebe2d6
https://www.opengrowth.com/resources/th ... n-sullivan
Here is the clear description regarding the Gap and the Gain in the first article:
Session 1The Gap Mindset is when we focus on what we lack, what we haven’t achieved, and what we need to improve. We constantly compare ourselves to others and measure our success by how far we are from our ideal state. This mindset can be demotivating and lead to feelings of inadequacy and frustration.
On the other hand, the Gain Mindset is when we focus on progress and growth. We acknowledge and celebrate our achievements, no matter how small, and use them as fuel to keep moving forward. We are grateful for what we have and see our challenges as opportunities to learn and improve.
1. Have you noticed any differences in yourself compared to last year? For example, now you may be learning something that you didn't know last year or trying things that you were afraid to try before. Share your experience with us.
2. Let’s move the timeline to the past three months. What are the Gains you've had in the past three months? You can share your experience in different aspects (e.g. work, relationship, self-learning ) with us.
3. Are you used to value more Gaps or Gains in your life? For example, now you earn less money than others, you focus more on “I need to earn more money like others..’’or you put emphasis on "although I earn less now, but I can have more time to accompany with my family”.
4. Have you ever transformed the experience from a Gap to a Gain? Share your experience with us.
1. According to the author, spending more time on social media makes it easier to fall into the Gap. Do you agree that the social media let us easily fall into the Gap? What do you think?
2. According to the book, 1 hour before going to bed is very important. It not only influences how you end your day, but also determines the direction of your life. How do you usually spend the time before you sleep?
3. According to the book, one useful tip to stop comparing yourself with others and falling into the gap is to practice gratitude every day/week. Please share one to three things you are grateful for this week.
3:45 ~ 4:00pm Greetings & Free Talk / Ordering Beverage or Meal / Getting Newcomer’s Information
4:00 ~ 4:10pm Opening Remarks / Newcomer’s Self-introduction / Grouping
4:10 ~ 4:50pm Discussion Session (40 mins)
4:50 ~ 5:10pm Summarization (20 mins)
5:10 ~ 5:15pm Regrouping / Instruction Giving / Taking a 10 Minutes Break (Intermission)
5:15 ~ 5:55pm Discussion Session (40 mins)
6:00 ~ 6:20pm Summarization (20 mins)
6:20 ~ 6:30pm Concluding Remarks / Announcements
Meeting Date: As shown on the Subject Line
Meeting Time: 4:00pm – 6:30pm
Meeting Venue: 丹堤咖啡 Dante Coffee (Minimum Order $80)
1. We advise participants to print out the discussion questions and bring them to the meeting for reference. As for the supporting articles, feel free to print them out, as well, according to your preference.
2. We suggest that participants read the articles and think about the questions in advance.
3. Newcomers should prepare a two-to-three minute self-introduction in English to deliver when called upon by the host before the start of the discussion. The host may also ask you to give brief feedback about the meeting at the conclusion of the meeting.
4. We conduct the entire meeting in English. All participants should have at least moderate English-conversation skills and be able to articulate your ideas for each discussion question.
5. We welcome newcomers and other guests to attend the meetings and join the discussion freely for two times. After that, we hope you will consider becoming a YoYo English Club member. We charge a NT$1500 lifetime membership fee, or NT$1000 for students.