Thought-full Thursday: Creativity and Flow


Every Thursday, we provide you with a thoughtful way to coach yourself – something all leaders need to do. Today’s quote is from Tanmay Vora, whom I became acquainted with through the blogosphere and Twitter. What stands out on a personal level for me was the phone call I received a couple of years ago from Tanmay – he simply reached out because he wanted to use a different way to connect; it was a wonderful surprise. His blog is called QAspire, and in his words it “aims to work as a catalyst to improve quality of outcomes for knowledge organizations and businesses”. It’s well written and unique. You really should subscribe.

So take five and enjoy the quote and reflect on the questions that follow. Your comments and answers to the questions are always welcome!


Creativity isn’t always about doing something that no one has done before – but in my view, it is always about executing your ideas with great love, great joy and a deep interest. ~ Tanmay Vora

  • Consider a time that you experienced flow at work or in other parts of your life. What activity were you involved in at that time?
    • Was there an element of creativity in the flow for you? Describe it.
    • What emotions did your experience of flow bring forth?
    • How can you enjoy more flow experiences?

I am a former executive in a Fortune 100 company. I have owned and operated an executive coaching firm since 2003 called Aspire Collaborative Services LLC. We partner with great leaders to help them become even greater at developing, improving, and sustaining relationships with the people who are essential to their success. This blog is for leaders and those who help them to be more intentional about relationships at work. My top personal values include respect for others, kindness, compassion, collaboration and gratitude. I work very hard at practicing my values daily and when I don’t succeed, I practice some more. I am married with two wonderful daughters and two spoiled pugs.