Flow Trigger #6 – Rich Environment

Written by Stuart Haden on May 18, 2016

Our second environmental flow trigger is Rich Environment. A rags to riches story calling upon the environment you create to possess novelty, unpredictability and complexity.

A sparkle that catches our eye, increasing our focus. Rather than the power of now, we shift to the power of next. If the environment is novel, what will happen next? The word maybe has a tremendous impact on flow.

If the environment is rich then the volume of information is high, another factor that kicks us into flow. When we travel to a new destination it’s novel, unpredictable and complex. We never forget the dynamic aspect to stepping off the plane in foreign lands. We crave it again and again, an environment that has value. Of course too much wealth is a pitfall in its own right, complexity that spirals out of control.