For today’s blog I have invited my very good friend Roger Hamilton, Creator of the Wealth Dynamics Profiling system to share some of his amazing insights into how we can build our ultimate lifestyle business when we understand our life purpose and are truly in flow.
Greg and I are huge fans of Roger’s Wealth Dynamics profiling system and I am very excited to have Roger write for my blog today. Over to you Roger…
Are you feeling excited about what the future holds but privately anxious about what could happen if things go wrong? Today’s paradox is that in a global sea of information, it’s as easy to sink as it is to swim. It’s easier to be empowered, but also easier to be unsure. The increased noise means there is more chance of losing our way.
More distractions mean more chance of losing ourselves.
What’s the solution? My work over the last ten years has been on the middle path; not to sink or swim, but to surf. The Wealth Dynamics profiling system I created works like a lighthouse, illuminating both the rocks and safe passage in stormy seas. Over 60,000 people around the world have taken the test, and from the data we’ve collected I’ve drawn insights that I think you’ll find interesting.
Insight 1 – Life is flow; follow your path of least resistance
The idea that life is flow seems obvious. Health is about mastering the flow within our body and wealth is about mastering the flow in our markets. Yet many of us are doing things that feel like hard work. We take for granted our strengths and spend our time working on things that we are weakest at.
One of the biggest insights that people – from students to speakers and from entrepreneurs to experts – say when they learn their Wealth Dynamics profile, is that they finally have true clarity and certainty on who they are and who they are not. Like tuning in to a radio station, the music becomes clear and the static disappears.
We treasure what we measure!
Most of us want to find our flow – where things occur with effortless ease – but don’t assess our actions, environment and relationships based on flow. We use other criteria, such as ideas of success, trade-offs and being busy.
Incremental change comes from measuring our change. Transformational change comes from changing our measure. When we measure all our actions and plans based on “does this add positively to the flow?” a true transformation occurs – be that our health, wealth, passion, purpose, relationships or any other part of our life.
There is a unity between our health, our wealth and our relationships that are set alight the moment we follow our natural path.
Insight 2 – Life is a game; master the rules to play
In a football game, the great footballer isn’t thinking about his flow. He’s thinking about the flow of the ball. He doesn’t try to chase the ball and he doesn’t worry about obstacles. He is simply focused at being at the best position at every moment to create openings and add to the flow of play.
Too many of us are not living with this same elegance. It’s too easy to forget the ball and lose our way. It’s too easy to forget we have a limited time in which to play this magical game.
Life is a game. As with all games, that means it must be fun, and you need to know the rules. The reason Wealth Dynamics (and all personality tests that are of value) resonate with so many people is because it is based on 5,000 years of history – originating from the first book in human history, the Chinese I Ching.
In the I Ching there are eight ‘trigrams’ that are organised on a square with sides that represent the four seasons of time. These in turn are made up of the opposites in how we think (intuitive and sensory) and the opposites of how we act (extrovert and introvert).
There are eight wealth dynamics profiles that represent these trigrams. You have a natural path based on your natural thinking dynamic and action dynamic. Dreams become reality by turning thought into action, and it occurs naturally when you know the rules to the game.
For example, if you discover you’re a Creator Profile, naturally intuitive with your head in the clouds, great at starting things and terrible at finishing them, you can stop beating yourself up for constantly taking on too much or missing the detail.
You can be inspired by other Creators from Einstein and Edison to Steve Jobs and Richard Branson. You can see that they were criticised for exactly the same weaknesses that you have, but kept focused on their natural path and achieved their flow.
With the enormous amount of advice and stories we are bombarded with each week (often from experts giving conflicting advice, all which appear to work), it’s now more important than ever to have a lighthouse to light up the way and give us a reference point so we don’t get lost at sea or on the rocks.
Insight 3 – From flow comes fortune; your life purpose
Ultimately, we end up following our true path not based on what we say yes to, but what we say no to. Like the footballer who plays one position in the team by not trying to play all the others, and the music we hear by tuning in to one channel and not trying to listen to all the others, we are saying no to all else to give the space for one.
This is a new experience for most people – even focused people – who are still trying to keep too many channels open out of a fear of missing out.
When we follow our natural path we begin to tune in to our own rhythm and harmony. When we stay tuned in, a magic resonance begins. The I Ching calls this your fortune. Our English word ‘Fortune’ means three things. It means our material wealth, our luck, and our legacy. The word comes from the Greek Goddess ‘Fortuna’, who is the goddess of luck.
We all ask the big question; “what’s our purpose here?” There’s a temptation to want clarity before we try and get in to flow. But like a muddy pool of water, the easiest way to clear the mud is to flow water through it. Clarity doesn’t lead to flow. Flow leads to clarity.
The greatest phenomenon I have seen time and again is the three stage process for those that that take the Wealth Dynamics test and then commit to following their natural path.
- First, they find it easier to connect to their personal health and wealth.
- Then, they begin to find luck on their side, with synchronicity and magic being attracted on a daily basis.
- Finally, while they are in flow, their purpose becomes clear.
I believe it’s the process of letting go, as you must to get into the flow of a river that allows this to happen. I always see clarity on life purpose arrive at that magic moment when you stop creating the flow and the flow creates you.
That’s when your life literally sweeps you off your feet.
Life is short – make every day a masterpiece.
Wow, thank you Roger for a really inspiring post. What you say is so true and it’s always a joy for me when I see my students truly making their difference as a result of getting into their flow.
If you haven’t yet had the opportunity to discover your own Wealth Dynamics profile, I invite you to explore Roger’s Profiling system in more detail today. You will be amazed at the clarity you’ll find when you learn your true path to your ultimate lifestyle.
About Roger Hamilton:
Roger is a social entrepreneur living in Bali, with businesses in Singapore, Australia and UK. Eight years ago he asked the question “What could a committed group of people achieve by focusing on collectively increasing their power to create and contribute?” This led to what is today XL Nation, a network of Social Entrepreneurs connected across 30 countries.
Wealth Dynamics was created in 2002 by Roger, and has grown to become the No.1 Profiling test for Entrepreneurs. The test is available online, and has recently led to the launch of the Wealth Spectrum, which divides each of the eight profiles further into nine levels of entrepreneurial experience and expertise.