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Learn, Enjoy, Flow & Grow

Using the principles of positive psychology to help find passion and meaning in life

Learn, Enjoy, Flow & Grow by Derek N Tate

Learn, Enjoy, Flow and Grow is in essence a ‘coaching method’ that can be applied to yourself, or others with whom you work. Ultimately, it is a process of self-development and if you are open to learning and seizing opportunities, throughout your life, then you will give yourself the opportunity to learn, enjoy, flow and grow and, in turn, find more passion and meaning.


In this innovative book, Derek Tate shows you how to be a lifelong learner who exudes passion, who understands how to achieve flow experiences, and who can unlock the full potential that lies inside you.


"Derek offers a roadmap for learning and having fun while doing so, with the purpose of helping us find greater satisfaction in our daily lives so increasing our mental wellbeing.  Anyone interested in improving themselves and the quality of their lives will relate to this comprehensive and insightful book".

Sheelagh Lennon (MIACP), counsellor and psychotherapist 

"Learning or developing a skill involves a change in behaviour by the learner.  By nature, we all learn differently.  It may involve ‘trial and error’ for some, deliberate practice for others – but we all require appropriate and effective feedback to develop our skills further.  After over thirty years of assisting individuals in that developmental process within a mountain environment, Derek has once again dovetailed his extensive, practical experience with contemporary thinking within the field of psychology – the result of which is the production of his latest book.  Combining real-life observation, underpinned with the appreciation and appliance of science, the contents of this book will definitely assist you to develop your skills further".

Dougi Bryce, Chief Executive Officer, JudoScotland 

"I love Derek’s writing style; it reads very well, and it feels personal.  I also love how everything interacts and how well it is connected.  The LEFG method is excellent and makes total sense".

Inge Beckers, career & leadership coach and talent development specialist

"This book is engaging and fascinating, with Derek's thoughts and ideas flowing easily into each other and you find yourself thoroughly absorbed from the start.  He has given me thought provoking methods with which to review my own coaching practice and develop ideas.  Derek suggests a number of great ideas to work with, all of which equally apply to life as well as sports coaching.  I can't pick one chapter or topic from the book as a favourite, as for me they are all linked together and take one on a journey of thought, reflection and review.  A very valuable book to own". 

Jane Campbell Morrison, MBE, sailing coach

"This book encompasses the coaching approach I have used with Dave Ryding over the last ten years and I thoroughly believe that this kind of method is essential for improving performance".

Tristan Glasse-Davies, Dave Ryding’s lead coach since 2010


This book will help you to embrace the following:

Learn - I am curious and open minded

  • Your experience: Interest, challenge, curiosity.

  • Your beliefs: Learning involves failure. Practice must be purposeful. Skill maximises talent. 

  • Your questions: What am I interested in? What do I want to learn?

Enjoy - I am intrinsically motivated

  • Your experience: Excitement, fun, joy.

  • Your beliefs: Passion is the fuel that drives you forward. The journey is more important than the destination. 

  • Your questions: What are my internal drivers? Am I flexible with my goals?

Flow - I flow with mindfulness

  • Your experience: Effortless attention, action-awareness merging, loss of self-consciousness, transformation of time. 

  • Your beliefs: The foundations of flow are controllable.

  • Your questions: Can I make flow happen? Can I get in the zone whenever I want?

Grow - I am life & life is me

  • Your experience: Transcendence and moving beyond ego.

  • Your beliefs: Growth is a result of the previous three parts. Growth is a worthwhile pursuit.

  • Your questions: Am I a human being or human doing?

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