Where have I been?

Or, what my cat has taught me about multi-tasking…Multi-tasking, flow

They say it’s great to be busy. But those same people also say there is no such thing as multi-tasking. Only doing many things poorly. So, one thing I have learned of late is the importance of doing one thing at a time. Then doing another thing. So, for example, as I write this, I am just writing this. I am not flicking over to email, Twitter or Facebook (both shut down) so I can focus on this.

It’s challenging at the moment, as my business partner and I have started a new company called That Online Stuff, that helps people attract, engage and convert their ideal client online. We have combined my coaching and NLP skills with Priya’s online skills to create products to assist clients get the most out of their online presence. It’s been so exciting, I’ve not been writing much here. As I have wanted to give this growing business singular focus. It has paid off as we have launched our website and even got some clients! So, while the foot is still on the pedal, I wanted to show some flexibility and ensure my coaching business and clients keep getting the love and attention they deserve from me. Because, when I coach someone, or even write about a coaching concept, the entire external world disappears. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, in his book “Flow” describes this as “a state of concentration or complete absorption with the activity at hand and the situation”. Singular, focused attention to achieve something amazing. I love it! It’s something I work at incorporating in to every task I undertake, rather than letting my “monkey mind” take over and run from one thing to another.

Look no further than the animal world for inspiration. Do you ever see a cat trying to do two things at once? No way. When it’s nap time, it’s nap time. Then it’s time to eat. Then it’s time to patrol the house looking for things to pull down from shelves or knock over. Then it’s time to eat. Then it’s time for a cuddle. Rinse. Repeat. And they say we are the most evolved species? Hmmmm….