Transformational Life Coaching enables and empowers your ability to discover and engage FLOW in your life. Some of us are fortunate to discover the concept and observe it in our lives early. Some struggle with acquiring the skill set necessary to apply the art and science. I discovered an author, awarded the ‘Thinker of the Year’ in 2000, who devoted research, study and translation of findings into several works on FLOW.
Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s famous investigations of “optimal experience” have revealed that what makes an experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called flow. During flow, people typically experience deep enjoyment, creativity, and a total involvement with life. In this new edition of his groundbreaking classic work, Csikszentmihalyi demonstrates the ways this positive state can be controlled, not just left to chance. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience teaches how, by ordering the information that enters our consciousness, we can discover true happiness and greatly improve the quality of our lives.
I’ve incorporated many of the tenets Csiksentmihalyi presents and have found even better techniques to help clients become more attentive and aware of their own flow. It isn’t just personal, though, as our lives aren’t islands. We engage people, places and things to achieve our daily goals, let alone life goals. The better we get, the more joy and happiness we experience; a kind of synchronicity that brings a smile of recognition.
Now some may argue that joy and happiness isn’t all its cracked up to be; that it is overrated and overvalued. I would offer that those folks have succumbed to the level of simply accepting their lives as they are, tolerate the misery and false promises of poorly chosen relationships and wish something would change. They haven’t determined what needs changing as the discomfort hasn’t grown to the point of intolerance.
Ultimately, we seek joy and happiness. It often comes in the form of loving and being loved. Not everyone has that, though, yet the desire to be happy still remains as a driving force, consciously or unconsciously. We know we deserve it, yet our beliefs about self often counteract the desire with self-deprecating inner statements. Those statements surely impede flow if not stifle it completely.
This brings us to the question: “How do you find flow?” It’s as simple as paying attention to what is right in front of you. Too often we look all around us – to the side, behind, to the horizon – and forget to notice what is present and purposeful right in front of us. This applies to business and personal goals and objectives as well, practical and pragmatic applications for success.
Access to flow is always there and sometimes we need help to see it, removing the distractions and clarifying the course of action. A good coaching relationship provides those keys and tools with ways to implement them on a regular basis, creating new habits that promote your life-goals and well-being. Your action plan will have clear and simple steps that excites you now. The dread of each day will disappear, if you’ve had it.
Now, what if you are wondering about ‘life goals’ and haven’t really figured out what those are yet? Great coaching assists you in getting clearer, utilizing your aptitude, skill set and understanding of what matters to align your passions with purpose. It isn’t a great mystery.
The prudent path is already inside of you, perhaps buried by things you don’t even realize are there. We’ll discover and transcend those bottlenecks and align your mind, body and spirit to work better for you. You’ve got the power to perform. I can show you how to use it in far less time than it would take for self-discovery.