Already on ArticleSlash?

Forgot your password? Sign Up

Staying in Flow


Visitors: 296

The term “flow" refers to a state of being that allows your full creative expression to pour out of you without thought or hesitation. It is often accompanied by a feeling of ease, comfort and a sense of timelessness.

The beauty of “flow" is that it feels as if your work, project or activity held no effort and was produced by a force outside yourself. You will often feel at the end that you have lost track of time and that the results are indeed fine work!

Creative expression is often attributed to artists, writers or musicians-rarely attributed to leftbrainers! However, even task-oriented careers or professions require an element of creativity for team work, strategic planning, presentations and collaboration. Sales professionals absolutely benefit from creative expression as a means to help distinguish themselves and add value and branding to their services and products.

In looking at your work or career today, ask yourself which moments have you felt this sense of “flow"?

  • Was it when you were involved in a team brainstorming session?

  • Was it in the midst of your engagement in a large project?

  • Was it when you really understood and communicated the needs of your client well and the “sale" seemed to close by itself?

  • Was it in developing new programs, new products or new services?

  • Was it in creating new joint alliances and collaboration with others?

    Your creative expression is not only measured by a canvas or music sheet, but can be measured by the way you communicate, by your ideas or by the way in which you collaborate with others. Knowing where your creative juices flow is the beginning to setting up situations and circumstances which will allow this to occur as much as possible. You will enjoy your work and projects more knowing where and how you can inject opportunities for expression.

    Flow is merely an expression of who you are and the uniqueness of how you project yourself. Being and staying in “flow" is allowing yourself to freely create without worry or attachment to the result while in the moment of creating. It is the state of pure potential, freedom and unlimited possibility!

    Joanne Baskin is a Certified Professional Coach with ignitus Coaching. “ignitus" helps individuals and organizations create a compelling vision, accompany individuals through their goal-setting and establishing work and life balance through empowering beliefs.

  • (428)

    Article Source:

    Rate this Article: 
    Let Your Energy Flow
    Rated 4 / 5
    based on 5 votes

    Related Articles:

    Watch The Cash Flow And Flow And Flow

    by: Ian Broadmore (August 20, 2007) 

    Cash Flow Loans - Helps Your Problems Flow Away

    by: Angela Alderton (May 27, 2008) 

    Flow Baby Flow (Or Come On Baby Let The Good Times Flow)

    by: Orin Walker (March 23, 2008) 
    (Self Improvement/Positive Attitude)

    Finding Real Estate Deals That Cash Flow: Positive Cash Flow In Tough Markets

    by: James Orr (January 21, 2007) 
    (Real Estate)

    Staying Fit While Staying Home - Strategies For Busy At Home Mothers

    by: Angela Ramos (March 19, 2007) 
    (Health and Fitness)

    Understanding Cash Flow Statement - How To Make And Read Cash Flow Statement

    by: Mike Ashley (August 21, 2007) 
    (Finance/Currency Trading)

    Keep in the Flow

    by: Peter Field (July 30, 2008) 
    (Self Improvement/Positive Attitude)

    The Joy of Flow

    by: Laura Bartolini Mendelsohn (June 09, 2008) 
    (Self Improvement)

    The Flow of the River

    by: Ellen Besso (July 07, 2008) 
    (Self Improvement/Spirituality)

    Let Your Energy Flow

    by: Sjef Van De Laak (March 03, 2007) 
    (Self Improvement)