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Finding my flow

Sue RevellJust over a year ago I worked with amazing coach Sue Revell on her 'Gotta Be Me' experience (which I highly recommend to anyone who wants to discover who they are and how they are when they're at their unstoppable best, and learn how to bring that understanding into everyday life). 

But it's amazing how you forget details of even the most memorable days. When I went back over my notes from that day as part of my review of the year, I found this sketch of my idea flow: 

RUNNING (idea emerges) -> WRITING (idea is explored, takes shape, is articulated) -> SPEAKING (idea is refined, tested, gets feedback, gets used)

I'd forgotten this when I put in place my daily running and writing habit back in September, following Seth Godin's challenge. It felt good, but it wasn't until I reread this that I fully understood why it works so well for me. 

If you were to draw out your idea flow, what would it look like? And what are you doing to put the first step in place consistently? 


This entry was posted on 02 December 2016 at 20:39 and is filed under . You can leave a response here.

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4 responses to 'Finding my flow'

Helen Collier says

Interesting to think about what my flow looks like. I tend to write and then something emerges from the writing. Often completely different style to what I began with. Thanks for reminding me about Seth I enjoy his pithiness.

Added on 03 December 2016 at 17:41

Kevin Skinner says

Excellent, simple and effective way of reproducing the results of a good day every day. Thank you.

Added on 04 December 2016 at 01:52

Nikki Thomas says

Really interesting - thanks Alison. My first step is my journal. I write in it everyday and that is what gives me my ideas. From there it just flows

Added on 04 December 2016 at 13:56

Alison Jones says

Thanks for taking the time to comments, Helen, Kevin and Nikki - so glad you found it useful! Nikki, I use Morning Pages, very similar principle. I think the consistency of daily writing is key to finding the flow, too.

Added on 04 December 2016 at 16:07

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