The insights and strategies in Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi are essential to mastering happiness, focus, performance, mastery, and mindfulness. This book helped me successfully make the transition to teacher, coach, and entrepreneur.
Reflecting on 15 years of reinvention, I discovered that specific moments of my life required certain teachers. Here I share how I find them, learn from them, and who I’m learning from in the current chapter of my life.
Today, I realized that one thing I said in 2008 is what made all of my reinventions possible. Without it, I would not have made it very far along this crazy journey. Reinvention may not start with this, but it is made possible by it.
Good habits were always a nice-to-have for me. Then I realized they could lay the groundwork for exponential growth if I set them with greater intention and desired outcomes.
It’s so easy to tolerate things we don’t like and simply move on. Sometimes we don’t even notice the things we tolerate. What are we missing out on when we tolerate? I did something about it and learned that we get the life we tolerate.
After I started to apply the growth mindset for myself, I realized that without this one thing, growth mindset did not work. For the growth mindset to drive success, I can’t only focus on my growth.
Since I was young, I was obsessed with learning how people succeed over and over again. As an adult I studied the science and psychology success. In my research, I found 4 building blocks that created a foundation for successfully reinventing myself multiple times.
While building my new business, I realized I was thinking too strategically for my own good. It was slowing me down and I wasn’t even enjoying the process. Then I remembered the #1 lesson I teach aspiring entrepreneurs.
Sometimes I think back to all of the things I should have started or done earlier in life. It makes me wonder if it’s too late to start now. A walk by the seaside helped me have a breakthrough shift in my thinking about this.
One of the challenges with reinvention are all of the new skills you must learn to be successful. However, this can also be one of the best things about reinventio