Grit

Do you have grit? 10 steps to getting where you want to go

Raw ability alone is an inadequate predictor of success. In her New York Times bestseller Grit: The power of passion and perseverance, Angela Duckworth shows that the secret lies in a special blend of passion and persistence. She calls this grit. There is both good news and bad news. If you have prodigious talent you will…

Framing

Three steps to framing challenge as opportunity

Framing is essentially how you see the world. Whether you are an introvert or extrovert, it is quite normal to have a constant running commentary in your head. This can serve a useful purpose as you take note of your surroundings and process the myriad possible responses and actions. However, it is also common to…

Decide

Moving on from maybe: smart decision-making

  Decisions, decisions, decisions – they confront us all the time. Acquiring the habit of spending the right amount of time on decisions and committing to efficient implementation will free up more time for whatever you deem most important in your  life. Solving five choice conundrums 1. I have ‘analysis paralysis’ Set a time limit…

Coat of arms or tattoo – what’s your brand?

What’s your personal brand? We are totally familiar with consumer brands conveying an impression. After all, a designer handbag is so much more than a container and a sports car so much more than a means of transport. While people are full of complexity and contradiction, our words and actions send out signals. Have you…