Flow to Balance

We were working on a strategy to support her Behavioral Support Focus – part of the Level I process – when she said:
“I am more balanced when I’m involved in work I love.”

She then said:
“I am more committed:
– I better understand the outcome
– I become unstoppable moving to that outome
– I become more creative
– I have to finish because I see something at the end.”

This was profound! She was describing the power of being in flow.

“Flow tends to occur when a person faces a clear set of goals that require appropriate repsonses.” Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi in Finding Flow – The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life (Basic Books 1997)

She expressed her flow in her strategic plan as follows:
Balance – knowing what I need to do and focusing my efforts there – I am more balanced when I’m involved in work I love
Knowledge – getting knowledge of those things I have to do will sometimes move me to the love of what I am doing – it is about understanding why we do the things we need and have to do
Networking – I am committed to my own success and that of others – my network is a place to share with others regardless of title and position

She has found her secret to balance … work she loves.
AND please notice in the outline above; she works hard to consciously create and keep this balance!

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About Jeff Brunson

In this whirling 21st Century the individual needs to embrace the authentic self and confidently leverage the energy and power found there. As we entered the 21st Century, I became more concerned about what leaders like you needed for successful influence and personal fulfillment. As we move deeper into this challenging 21st Century, I’m more convinced than ever that the core of my work is in helping individual leaders remember who they are − a trueness. It is about confidence found in your authenticity.

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