• SWAN

  • Explanation

    A SWAN analysis can be used on a daily basis or as a way to make a big decision.
    Either way, begin with your “Needs” or your “Aims/Ambitions”. Be honest with yourself about what you want, what you need, what strengths you can bring to achieving your aims or meeting your needs and what weaknesses will get in the way. The more you work with SWAN, the more it will change your life.

    Each card has an illustrative example.

  • Strength

  • Weakness

  • Aims/Ambitions

  • Needs

  • Physical
    Basically good health.

  • Mental
    Good problem-solving skills.
    Disciplined mind that can choose what I will think about.

  • Emotional
    Courage to face my past, my mistakes and my weaknesses.

  • Spiritual
    Strong faith that the all things will work together for good.

  • Physical
    Only 4 hours of sleep last night.

  • Mental
    Distracted and preoccupied with thoughts about the Boss’s complaints.

  • Emotional
    Angry and hurt and afraid.

  • Spiritual
    I really do fear what other people think of me.

  • Physical
    Walk 10,000 steps

  • Mental
    Work out a plan of action.
    Focus on today’s tasks one-by-one.

  • Emotional
    Go to lunch with Jay and talk through how I feel about my job.

  • Spiritual
    Keep saying the Serenity Prayer.

  • Physical
    Sleep and exercise.

  • Mental
    Stop obsessing about the things I wish I had said yesterday.

  • Emotional
    Heal from the Boss’s rant yesterday.

  • Spiritual
    Let go of resentment.

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