Long ago, “barnstormers” were pilots who traveled across the country offering airplane rides and showcasing aerial stunts. Charles Lindbergh initially started his aviation career as one of these barnstormers.

A notable aspect of barnstorming involved “flying by the seat of your pants.” Brainstorming pilots had to rely on their physical sensations to navigate when flying through clouds, fog, or over mountains because they lacked precise instruments. They couldn’t see where they were going. 

This method is inherently unreliable, so modern pilots use instruments like altimeters, artificial horizon indicators, speedometers, and radar to accurately determine their location and avoid crashing.

The phrase “flying by the seat of your pants” now generally refers to relying on instincts rather than formal plans or technology in new or challenging situations.

Are you finding that some areas of your life are advancing while others are lagging? Maybe you’re winning at work, but your health is not up to par. Perhaps finances are strong, but your relationships are a mess? If so, it’s time to check the instrument panel.

Imagine yourself as the pilot of your life, and your dashboard is equipped with sophisticated instruments.

Instruments that make sure every vital system is optimized and that your “airplane” is on course to arrive safely at your desired destination.

Think of the Doing Good at Work Coaching Model as your personal empowerment tool. We call it the “Rhythm of Life ©,” a potent instrument that equips you to understand and take charge of your life’s design. By using this tool alongside the Health Leader Index assessment©, you can gain a clear understanding of your current position. And with the guidance of a coach, you can then chart a course for improvement, taking back control of your life’s direction: no more uncertainty, no more scattered efforts.

No more barnstorming your way through life, flying by the seat of your pants. Just focus and intentionally progress toward the life you want; all you need is a few minutes and an open mind.

Doing Good at Work encourages people, engages leaders, and empowers transformation. One of the ways we do this is through Professional Coaching. Do you want to stop flying by the seat of your pants? Click HERE to start a conversation.

REMEMBER: Better People make Better Businesses, and Better Businesses make a Better World.

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Dr. Boomer Brown, Ph.D., is the CEO of Doing Good at Work. Doing Good at Work is a 501(c) 3 organization that functions like a business. We desire to “Make People Better” because we know better people make better businesses and better businesses make a better world. Learn more:

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