Finding the Flow. Hmmm. I thought I knew what that meant. But finding the flow is much deeper than “things are going well today”.
On July 30th we featured personal coach Eric Larson. Eric is a Professional Certified Coach and Owner of Men, Alive! Life and Leadership Coaching. Eric has been working as a coach for nearly a decade – first in the San Francisco Bay area and now in the Twin Cities. In that time, he has coached more than 1000 clients toward success in college, career, life and love.
This meeting was about finding the flow. I alluded to my definition above, but what does “finding the flow” mean to you? Think for a minute before you read further.
Being in the Zone
This is what was shared at the meeting:
• Getting your mojo back
• Finding or getting back on your path, imagine a river that flows
• Pursue happiness, peace, not being blocked
• Being fully engaged in life
After sharing, it dawned on me that finding the flow is the same as being “in the zone”; but it’s not playing a sport, it’s living life when you don’t have to think, you just do. Instinct takes over and decisions are quick and natural. Your focus is so high, everything else is blocked out.
The Eight Step Roadmap to Finding Flow
Eric provided an eight-step roadmap to finding the flow again:
1. Wake UP!! Where are you not alive in life?
a. Each person shared with the group where he is not currently alive (present, not engaged). It ranged from fatherhood to relationships to career.
2. Decide: What will you say when you wake up?
a. Each person decided one area in which to focus and become alive.
3. Envision: What do you have to do today to set #2 in motion?
a. There are three parts to this:
• Envision using all your senses (in 5D)
• Make and execute on a plan
• Become aware of what can make you fail
4. Go Forth! Take action and do it
5. Pay Attention as you go
6. Reflect: Engrain why you are doing this
7. Recommit: If you have not committed, recommit
8. Repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat
We discussed Steps One through Three and began creating that plan. Steps Four through Eight will be completed with the individual coaching sessions. Eric was generous enough to provide three months of coaching free to attendees!!
Now I ask you. What’s holding you down? When is it a good time to change?
Our surveys indicated this was a well-received meeting, giving the expert 4.5 of 5 stars. And feedback was very positive:
• “Presentation was well done.”
• “Eric really laid out a process to find the flow.”
• Most valuable part of the meeting were “the discussion and examples” that everyone provided.
You can see just how valuable and well received these meetings are. We’ll have Eric back again, but more importantly, instead of reading about it, I challenge you to experience one of our meetings in person. You can also reach out to Eric at firstname.lastname@example.org.