Week 15: Vol. 15. Exploring Vision

17 Apr

FINDING YOUR FLOW TOOLKITVOL. 15EXPLORING VISION “It’s a terrible thing to see and have no vision” — Helen Keller In every thread of human progress there are common factors that support excellence—among the most important is vision. We hear this word so often that it can be fatiguing—if it weren’t so central to our personal navigation. […]

Week 14: Vol. 14. Defining Your Life Missions

10 Apr

FINDING YOUR FLOW TOOLKITVOL. 14DEFINING YOUR LIFE MISSIONS “Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone’s task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.”   — Viktor E. […]

Week 13: Vol. 13. Building Synergy

03 Apr

FINDING YOUR FLOW TOOLKITVOL. 13BUILDING SYNERGY “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” — Aristotle Over the past several weeks we’ve discussed the “people” side of flow. While many describe their best and most profound flow experiences in isolation, most of our MLA’s include others– especially in competitive arenas, work groups, and teams. […]

Week 12: Vol. 12. Placing Value On Values

27 Mar

FINDING YOUR FLOW TOOLKITVOL. 12PLACING VALUE ON VALUES “Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values.” — Ayn Rand Ponder for a moment the following scenario: You have been asked to make a list of your top 10 values. You are then flown to Kuala Lumpur Malaysia and taken by […]

Week 11: Vol. 11. Embracing Your Uniqueness

20 Mar

FINDING YOUR FLOW TOOLKITVOL. 11EMBRACING YOUR UNIQUENESS “Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else.”   — Judy Garland I have been a student of peak performance and leadership my whole life. I’ve sought answers to the tough questions posed to peak performers, exceptional teams, high performing organizations, […]

Week 10: Vol. 10. Clarifying Beliefs

13 Mar

FINDING YOUR FLOW TOOLKITVOL. 10CLARIFYING BELIEFS “Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe  Beliefs play a vital role in our performance arenas. They can play either the role of the advocate or the enemy. As intentional peak performers and flow seekers, it behooves us to periodically review […]

Week 9: Vol. 9. The Power of Purpose

06 Mar

FINDING YOUR FLOW TOOLKITVOL. 9THE POWER OF PURPOSE “True happiness… is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose”  — Helen Keller  I like to describe Motives, Values and Purpose as three synergistic yet overlapping principles that are the core drivers of human behavior. In my mind, however, both motives and values […]

Week 8: Vol. 8. Tapping Into a Higher Power.

27 Feb

FINDING YOUR FLOW TOOLKITVol. 8TAPPING INTO A HIGHER POWER “Spiritual relationship is far more precious than physical. Physical relationship divorced from spiritual is body without soul”  — M. Gandhi   On June 15th 2012 Nick Wallenda set a new record, being the first person to traverse the roughest 1,800-foot section of Niagara Falls from U.S. […]

Week 7: Vol. 7. Removing Distractions

20 Feb

FINDING YOUR FLOW TOOLKITVOL. 7REMOVING DISTRACTIONS “By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination.”   — Christopher Columbus  It seems at every turn the world is competing for our attention. The world wants your focus—the only thing you have in this moment. Last week I flew […]