It is when I am in a flow state, a time of effortless focus, like a shortstop turning a double play or Arthur Rubinstein performing Chopin’s Mazurkas, that I am the most valuable. I can create something of value for my clients.
But during these times I am considerably less valuable in a human sense. Being human, after all, is about connection.
I can do human. I can be a friend, converse, share, establish and build relationships.
I just can’t do both at the same time.
Nor can I switch gears quickly.