Find motivation when work doesn't feel like playtime

Being a farmer is something you love. There are parts of the job that don't even feel like work because you so enjoy taking them on. When you're entrenched in those parts of the job, time seems to fly by. It's a phenomenon first documented by 20th Century Hungarian psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, and he named it "flow." We also call it "being in the zone." When you're in the zone, it's easy to lose track of time and let other tasks you don't enjoy so much just sort of fall away neglected. It's a problem that requires leaders to finely and objectively balance their workload.

Darren Frye tackles the idea of how to get yourself more engaged in the parts of the job that offer you less natural enjoyment, in this week's Finance First post. No matter where your challenges lie, Darren helps you analyze where and how you can make a difference to the way you handle those less-engaging segments of your operation. You can read his full article over at FarmFutures.com.