Get into Flow NOW
One thing that I see now among financial professionals in our industry is Anxiety. There are several reasons for this and for many of us this is probably the most challenging phase of our careers. I cannot think of a better word than “Flow” if I had to tell you one word to address your challenges. What do I mean by Flow? Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s book “Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience” captures this brilliantly and it is a powerful concept that you must understand.
Mihaly says that to get into Flow, 2 things must happen:
- You need to have a Clear Goal
- Your Skill = Challenge
I see many of you setting goals, but the issue happens at the second step.
Look at the Sketch below
When your Skill > Challenge, you get Bored.
When your Skill < Challenge, you feel Anxious. This is exactly what is happening with many distributors and advisors today.
The challenges that we are facing are enormous. We thus require the skills to tackle these challenges. Thus, the need of the hour is to build the Skills that are necessary for you to match or overcome the challenges that you are facing.
a. Write down the Challenges you are facing.
b. Identify the Skills that are necessary to overcome these.
c. Just Do the Work and Start building these Skills TODAY.