Get into Flow NOW

Amar Pandit , CFA , CFP

Amar Pandit

A respected entrepreneur with 25+ years of Experience, Amar Pandit is the Founder of several companies that are making a Happy difference in the lives of people. He is currently the Founder of Happyness Factory, a world-class online investment & goal-based financial planning platform through which he aims to help every Indian family save and invest wisely. He is very passionate about spreading financial literacy and is the author of 4 bestselling books (+ 2 more to release in 2020), 8 Sketch Books, Board Game and 700 + columns.

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:

  1. You need to have a Clear Goal
  2. 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.