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Emily Ross, Inkvine Consultants : From Frying Pan to Fire: Finding Your Career Flow


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Emily Ross, Inkvine Consultants : From Frying Pan to Fire: Finding Your Career Flow

  1. 1. Find your career flow (and help others find theirs) Emily Ross
  2. 2. Hello.
  3. 3. What the hell do I know? Follow on twitter @emilyjaneross
  4. 4. The careers of the future do not yet exist. According to Dell Technologies and the Institute For The Future (IFTF) 85% of the jobs that will exist in 2030 haven't even been invented yet. How can you prepare for what you can’t see? Follow on twitter @emilyjaneross
  5. 5. Prepare to leap. Follow on twitter @emilyjaneross
  6. 6. What’s not on your CV? Follow on twitter @emilyjaneross
  7. 7. It’s ok to be different. Follow on twitter @emilyjaneross
  8. 8. Recognise the pivotal moments. Follow on twitter @emilyjaneross
  9. 9. TAKE A MOMENT When was I last ‘in the zone’? What was I doing? How can I do more of that?
  10. 10. Let’s talk about flow Follow on twitter @emilyjaneross
  11. 11. What is Flow Theory? Hungarian-American psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi became fascinated by artists who were so lost in their creative work that they would lose track of time and even ignore food, water, and sleep. Through his research, he noticed a similar experience with scientists, athletes, and authors. A sense of happiness, or creative ecstasy. Flow: A state of hyper-focus and complete engagement that can be described as “optimal experience”.
  12. 12. Five factors identified by Csikszentmihalyi and Nakumara as vital for achieving a state of flow. 1.  Your tasks must be rewarding 2.  Clear goals and a sense of progress needed 3.  There’s immediate feedback (to enable agency) 4.  Requires intense focus on the now 5.  Challenge must match the perceived skills Follow on twitter @emilyjaneross
  13. 13. The 8-channel model of flow. Published in 1987 by Massimini, Csíkszentmihályi and Carli.
  14. 14. Mentors come in all shapes and sizes. Follow on twitter @emilyjaneross
  15. 15. How do Lobsters Grow? Rabbi Dr. Abraham Tweski is an author, clinical director and Professor of Psychiatry. His clinical career specialises in addiction, self-improvement and ethical behaviour.
  16. 16. Bud Cadell – The Future Of Work The time we spend at work should amount to a legacy we're proud of. We should have the opportunity to find personal meaning at work.
  18. 18. Saying no: may mean you will be poor. Follow on twitter @emilyjaneross
  19. 19. Getting Better: Metacognition Learn to set goals Analyse tasks Figure out what you need to do Make adjustments in the moment Reflect on progress Follow on twitter @emilyjaneross
  20. 20. Getting better: Accept discomfort. Follow on twitter @emilyjaneross
  21. 21. Small wins every day bring motivation and meaning THE PROGRESS PRINCIPLE Research published in the Harvard Business Review showed that nothing contributes more to a positive inner work life than making progress in meaningful work, while small losses can have an extremely negative effect. The work doesn’t have to be curing cancer, it must only matter to the person doing it. Take satisfaction in the tiny, incremental achievements. It’s the secret to greatness!
  22. 22. How to find your flow •  Find your motivation •  Make time to truly evaluate your experiences •  Seek choice, agency and regular feedback •  Develop metacognition •  Welcome ‘uncomfortable’ •  Find a way to monetize what you love •  Find a mentor who encourages your growth •  Get steadily better with everyday wins •  Take practical actions to move closer to your desired outcome •  Embrace unconventional opportunities Follow on twitter @emilyjaneross
  23. 23. Thank you. Follow on twitter @emilyjaneross
  24. 24. Resources •  Coursera: Find online courses from great universities, on topics to upskill and learn on •  Upwork: Freelance website (research how much you might earn, or start to sell your key skills) • Future-Summary.pdf •  Experience new areas as a volunteer: •  TED Talk about Flow: •  Harvard-led research on the power of small wins: •  The Progress Principle – Small wins to ignite joy. •  READ: Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience (Harper Perennial Modern Classics) by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi •  Guide to being a mentor: Follow on twitter @emilyjaneross