Summer is in full swing and we hope you are enjoying it fully.
I don’t know about you but since the summer months are so short here in Canada it seems like a MUST to be outside, active and taking advantage of as many moments to enjoy the pleasant weather as you can. The festivals, city events here in Toronto, golfing, cycling (although I must admit I don’t cycle as much as I should) all take priority over my efforts to connect in the social spaces, write and even read.
Last month’s pick, Todd Henry’s book The Accidental Creative, offers us opportunity to organize our lives in a manner such that we can achieve all those things that we find important to our creative pursuits. One of those, for me, is balance. After 47 years, I am still not very good with balancing my time and tend toward one activity over another and in the process sometimes neglect some of the things that interest me. A work in progress let’s say.
This month I am working my way through a tougher read. It’s an important one for me as I work on the issues of balance and the ability to focus and hone in on a specific task. The challenges with focus are real in this world. If you are anything like me you have many competing priorities and time constraints so really getting focused can be a serious challenge.
So, without further ado, I give you July’s pick.
FLOW by Mihaly Csikszenmihaly. The book is cited in a recent blog post here in reference to sharing expertise. I have been following Mihaly’s work for a while now and have just recently started to wonder more about FLOW. It’s not a complex theory but the psychology behind it is interesting.
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Enjoy it and feel free to drop a line to discuss the book.