Did curiosity kill the cat?

Did curiosity kill the cat or give it 10 lives?

Do you believe that “curiosity killed the cat”?  I don’t.  This proverb may be a wise warning against poking into other people’s affairs. However, its application ends there. In fact, curiosity is one of 24 Character Strengths identified by Chris Peterson and Martin Seligman (Character Strengths and Virtues: A Handbook and Classification.) This acclaimed advert…

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…