I don't know if you've ever heard of Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, but maybe you've heard of his "Flow" theory.  Even if you haven't studied or known what it is, I bet you've experienced it.  It's a wonderful theory and makes so much sense when talking about finding joy in the small things in life.

"Flow" is the ultimate pleasure in life.  I like to call it a natural high.  Another way to put it is being "in the zone" that is often related to sports.  It's basically when you're doing something that you find so natural that it becomes pleasurable.  If you were to draw a 2x2 table, it's where optimal skills meet optimal enjoyment.  I'm sure the phrase came from flowing water in a river, etc.

Why do I mention this?  Flow is what I feel like whenever I'm coaching.  I sometimes wonder what I'm doing and where I'll go next in the conversation, but it just flows naturally.  I never thought that life coaching would be a field that I would find myself involved.  Yet, it just seems like such a natural progression to my life and the experiences in which I've been involved.  It just flows.

Do you have something you're so passionate and skillful in that you just feel joy and peace whenever you practice or experience it?  What in your life do you love so much that if you got paid for it, you'd never work a day more in your life?  Please help me experience my passion more and let me help you discover yours.  You will NOT regret it.

Lisa Starr

Life and Business Coach


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