60 Seconds: Re-Frame to Shift Your Attitude!

Episode Summary

Consider an attitude re-frame to shift into successful possibilities.

Episode Notes

Hello to you listening in Belle Rose, Louisiana! Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds for Thoughts on Thursday and your host, Diane Wyzga.

Moving from one home to another often means leaving behind some of what you owned as well as figuring out what to do with what you brought once you arrived.

When I washed up on Whidbey Island I realized that some artwork I brought with me was looking tired. Time for an upgrade! I found a small shop in Coupeville and piece by piece the owner and I experimented with new frames until we were satisfied. I left the shop somewhat skeptical that I’d made the right choices; but it was out of my hands. When I returned a few weeks later to see the work I knew that the re-frames were just what the photos and prints needed.

Likewise, when we feel uncertain, negative, anxious, or unsure of the next direction all we may need is a re-frame.

Practical Tip:

Re-frame ‘Impossible’ to ‘I’m Possible!’ The space in-between I’m and Possible is not merely a space but a zone of infinite possibilities!  Why not give it a go! 

Diane F. Wyzga
Diane F. Wyzga
Remember the first time you rode a bike and took your hands off the handlebars? And then because it felt fun and daring you did it again - and again - riding down a hill with the wind in your face, arms up over your head screaming, “Look, ma! No hands!” You showed up. You did it. The arc of my professional career stretches from serving as a US Navy officer and nurse, corporate businesswoman, lawyer, platform storyteller, and professor before shifting into a solopreneur as a litigation consultant, wordsmith-er/editor, noted podcaster, and story consultant who was lucky enough to scuba dive the Continental Shelf, become a pilot, hike the Rocky Mountains with Outward Bound, kayak off the coast of Mexico, parachute out of a perfectly good plane, walk the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, and so much more. Over my lifetime I've been letting go of the handlebars but - just as often - having my fingers pried off when I’ve been most afraid. At some of the darkest moments in my life where the true way was wholly lost to me, a person or opportunity beckoned and I said "Yes!" That’s the place where the story changed. This is my life purpose: Helping women identify, sort out and transform unclear messages into confident, connection-making stories, and those stories into powerful sequels. How? 30 years of story work in courtrooms, boardrooms, universities, retreat settings and more has taught me that story principles are key to conscious connection. Together we distill hazy ideas into easily understood metaphors and direct emotional language using words with power, passion, and precision so your message, your story rings true and achieves desired outcomes. My media company has three interlocking components: Quarter Moon Story Arts: "Shaping stories into sequels." Stories From Women Who Walk (podcast): "Like magic, the sorcery of stories is this: they help each of us to be seen and heard, to understand and be understood." My Life As Compost (blog): "What matters in our life is not what happens to us but how we respond, transform the difficulty into advantage, and tell *that* story."