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Success and Being in Flow

By Helen Thomas

“Success is doing something you love, which gives you satisfaction, fun and in business, the income you need to achieve to live the life you are happy to lead.”

Sometimes we lose sight of this from failing to being in the moment, present and knowing why.

We often think we know ourselves really well, but in today’s world we have often learned new behaviours – things which, yes we do well, but can often drain us of energy.

If we know more about our natural strengths, those things which, when we are doing them, life seems to zip by, we have a great day and the sense of achievement is amazing – and if we do these more often, then success will be just that bit closer!

This is when we are truly in flow, the image below denotes the 4 different energy types if you are acting in one of you’re “learned behaviours” you step into another energy zone and this is where you will feel drained.

There will course then be gaps and challenges for us, but recognising and acknowledging these will give us the opportunity to tackle them more effectively.

Some thoughts for consideration include

  1. Know yourself well enough to use your talents wisely, ensure your role plays to those talents or delegate or outsource those tasks that don’t
  2. You are great and unique! Have the self belief which allows you to be confident and your authentic self.
  3. Ensure your style engages others authentically whilst adapting to their expectations and needs
  4. Make sure you are focusing on what you love doing and not getting tied up with what others want you to do, this is especially pertinent when looking to change roles and are experienced. Ask those questions in the interview, or if you run a business don’t swap time for time in these tasks.

When we know who we are, allow our thinking processes to follow a natural path and present ourselves to others from this perspective, confidence will grow and success will follow.

Featured image used with thanks to Neil Walters

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