You’ve probably heard of “flow states” as they’ve always been represented as “peak” experiences.
This is where the focus of traditional high performance leadership development is today. To train people to be at their best for their sales pitch, product delivery, or board meeting presentation. It’s a game-time mentality, where you can access flow on-demand in short-term temporary bursts.
Flow state is when you are fully present with the task at hand, where the self-critique of the narrative mind totally deactivates. The state of Flow refers to temporary moments of rapt attention and absorption, when you are fully focused on the task at hand – a concentration cruise control.
As a high performer, you might know that flow state has been named a leading 21st century necessary skill.
Why are flow states insufficient for leadership today?
While these flow states of “peak experience” are indeed wonderful, they’re always transitory. This type of temporary “high” is simply not relevant to the demands of the busy entrepreneurial workplace. It adds to the ups and downs of stress and adrenaline.
You need flow states that last all day, allowing you to get your work done without distraction, stress and panic from task-to-task and day-to-day. A type of flow that actually protects and optimizes your nervous system, rather than dimmish it. That’s why you need Stabilized Flow.
Stabilized Flow is a persistent TRAIT. A permanent state of optimal performance.