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…

Succeed by doing more of what you enjoy

Hey, I’m Joanna. What’s your name? Whatever it is, the chances are that you will be able to hear your name even across a crowded and noisy room. What was mentioned to you recently which then seemed to crop up everywhere? These are both examples of selective attention. Attention is a limited resource and our…

10 top tips for unleashing your full potential

yourSecondWind is all about unleashing your full potential and carving out a life of significance. A crucial element is determining what truly matters to you. As soon as your path is congruent with this, you will find yourself naturally building on your experiences and strengths. Your motivation will lead you to tap into your latent…