Week 47: Vol. 47. The Corridor Of Flow Part 2: Building Simplicity Out Of Complexity

04 Dec

FINDING YOUR FLOW TOOLKIT VOL. 47 THE CORRIDOR OF FLOW PART 2: BUILDING SIMPLICITY OUT OF COMPLEXITY  “I would not give a fig for the simplicity this side of complexity, but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Last week we spoke about the […]

Week 46: Vol. 46. The Corridor Of Flow Part 1: Building Complexity Out Of Simplicity

27 Nov

FINDING YOUR FLOW TOOLKIT VOL. 46 THE CORRIDOR OF FLOW PART 1: BUILDING COMPLEXITY OUT OF SIMPLICITY “Enjoyment appears at the boundary between boredom and anxiety, when the challenges are just balanced with the person’s capacity to act.”   — Mihaly Csikszentmhihalyi One of the central principles of the flow experience is the balance between […]

Week 45: Vol. 45. Minimizing Self-Judgement

20 Nov

FINDING YOUR FLOW TOOLKIT VOL. 45 MINIMIZING SELF-JUDGMENT “Men of ill judgment ignore the good that lies within their hands, till they have lost it.”   — Sophocles There is a built-in mechanism in all of us—designed to yield good—but often fails. Like every system that takes in feedback for the purpose of re-direction, humans have […]

Week 43: Vol. 43. Leveraging The Past: Breaking Through Self-Image Boundaries

06 Nov

FINDING YOUR FLOW TOOLKIT VOL. 43 LEVERAGING THE PAST: BREAKING THROUGH SELF-IMAGE BOUNDARIES “Truth lives, in fact, for the most part on a credit system. Our thoughts and beliefs pass, so long as nothing challenges them, just as bank-notes pass so long as nobody refuses them” — Williams James There is a powerful scene in the […]

Week 41: Vol. 41. The Value of Reflection

23 Oct

FINDING YOUR FLOW TOOLKIT VOL. 41 THE VALUE OF REFLECTION “I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.” — […]

Week 39: Vol. 39. Feedback Loops & Measuring Success

09 Oct

FINDING YOUR FLOW TOOLKIT VOL. 39 FEEDBACK LOOPS & MEASURING SUCCESS “Feedback is the breakfast of champions.”   — Ken Blanchard Twenty years ago (at Georgetown University) I took a fascinating class called “Natural Science and the Aesthetics”. The premise of this class was to observe and learn about natural physical systems—systems that revealed beauty, […]

Week 38: Vol. 38. Exiting The Moment

02 Oct

FINDING YOUR FLOW TOOLKIT VOL. 38 EXITING THE MOMENT “I think it’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better.”   — Elon Musk Engaging Moments of Performance will be written in a 3-part series. This week we will focus […]