Some days you don’t feel like showing up. Even when you are not trying to change the world, the effort needed to get the everyday things done can feel overwhelming.

It happens to all of us, and when it does, it can be worth looking at approaching things from a different angle, one that utilises your innate talents. Leaning on your natural strengths gives you alternate ways to proceed that are energising over draining – a pigeon and a squirrel may be both sitting at the top of a tree but they used different abilities to get there, trying to fly when you don’t have wings is both tiring and ineffective!

Using your talents is also a proven way to enter a flow state, or the optimal state of consciousness where we perform and feel our best. Think of a time that you were in flow, when time was speeding by, what you were doing at the time? This is one of the ways we use to uncover natural talents in our coaching programs. It can be difficult at first because when we are using an innate ability you will tend to think nothing of it simply because it comes so naturally.

Start with what feels effortless and be more pigeon.