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…

Take responsibility and be your own leader

Who is in the driving seat?

Are you taking responsibility and being the leader of your own life? This question can be interpreted at two levels. Are you assuming responsibility for your actions and thoughts? Do you see yourself in the driving seat with your gaze ahead and with constructive self-talk? Or are you beset by doubts, uncertainty or lethargy and are…

bigger, bolder,brighter future

Nudge to budge – your bigger, bolder, brighter future lies ahead

  Your bigger, bolder, brighter future lies head. Have you ever finished a gym class or personal training session looking cool, calm and collected? Of course, you haven’t. Instead, you are more likely to be dripping in perspiration, red-faced and in urgent need of a shower. Most us find it nigh on impossible to exert…

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…