Rich Fettke

Getting Back Into The Flow

"In this life we will encounter hurts and trials that we will not be able to change; we are just going to have to allow them to change us." -Ron Lee Davis


With the current challenges our world is faced with, many of my clients have told me they can’t seem to get back on track and focused. Their emotions range from fear to anger to mourning. Often, it’s a mix of all of these emotions.

Several of my clients have told me that they are so distracted by the media that they keep focusing on the problems instead of what they can do to help themselves and others. Some clients have told me that they feel guilty when they focus on their work or on their goals. The truth is that using your time and your talents to contribute back to society is one of the best ways that you can help those who are struggling. Giving back to our economy and each other is vital to keep our country strong and united.

So how do you get back into the flow of your life and get out of the struggle that is holding you back from peace of mind and fulfillment? Well, the worst thing you can do is to do nothing. The key is to take one step towards your goals and the momentum will begin. And then momentum will create momentum.

Think about the last time you felt really "on." How did you prepare for and move into your day? What was your daily ritual? What is the one action that you were taking on a regular basis that contributed to your effectiveness, joy and peace of mind? What were you doing that excited you and was moving you towards your future intentions?

These are the types of questions that can help you realize what that one step is — for you — that will help you create momentum. There’s no reason to wait. If you’re feeling knocked down, please pick yourself up and get back to work and into the flow.


Choose one action that you WERE doing on a regular basis that was adding to your personal achievement and to your overall quality of life. Make a commitment to yourself to begin this action again either today or tomorrow. It only takes a second to create momentum and to get back into the flow. You just have to take action.