My system for managing overwhelm, anxiety, and stress when work is too difficult

My system for managing overwhelm, anxiety, and stress when work is too difficult

One of my biggest problems in my work life is perpetually biting off more than I can chew. Agreeing to things that I shouldn’t be doing, and then in doing so, creating far too much work for myself. The problem with this is often that I underestimate how long something will take me, or how … Continue reading My system for managing overwhelm, anxiety, and stress when work is too difficult

How I maintain productivity when I'm bored at work and can't focus

How I maintain productivity when I’m bored at work and can’t focus

When I was a child I was diagnosed with ADHD. The doctors told me that I couldn’t focus and that I was a “hyperactive” child. As a teenager they tried to give me adderall and it turned me into a zombie. I hated it. Felt like it stripped me of my personality. Needless to say … Continue reading How I maintain productivity when I’m bored at work and can’t focus

How I use flow triggers at work

How I use “triggers” at work to improve focus, memory, and learning

What “triggers” a flow state for you? Is it nature? Exercise? A specific activity like writing or a physical sport? Music? All of these stacked together at once?! If you want to get into flow states on a reliable and consistent basis, an important aspect of this is learning what gets you INTO flow in … Continue reading How I use “triggers” at work to improve focus, memory, and learning

How I structure and sequence my day for flow states

How I structure and sequence my day for flow states and peak performance

My journey into flow states started around 2016 when I first discovered the world of Tim Ferriss while running my startup company (but it really started a lot earlier than that). He was the guy who pointed me in the direction of people like Josh Waitzkin, who talks about Flow in the Art of Learning, … Continue reading How I structure and sequence my day for flow states and peak performance

How to reverse engineer flow states

How to consistently and sustainably reverse engineer flow states for peak performance

Have you ever felt so focused and so immersed in an activity that you lose track of time, things are seemingly effortless, and you perform at your best? That feeling of being “in the zone”, “tapped in”, “in the pocket”, or simply “flowing?” If so, you have experienced what is called a “Flow State" A … Continue reading How to consistently and sustainably reverse engineer flow states for peak performance

People in flow are the happiest on the planet

The happiest people on earth are the ones who consistently experience flow states

Throughout the last month or so I’ve been writing a lot about Flow States - what they are, how to achieve them, what is going on in the brain, and more. It’s become a recent passion of mine because it explains many of the times that I have produced my best work. It also explains … Continue reading The happiest people on earth are the ones who consistently experience flow states

How to improve team collaboration and performance by harnessing the powers of group flow

How to improve team collaboration and performance by harnessing the powers of group flow

Ever been in a great conversation where hours seem to pass like seconds? Been a part of a team where everyone is in sync and you can predict each other’s movements? Had a creative brainstorming session at work where that felt like creative wildfire? Played in a band where everyone falls into a groove together? … Continue reading How to improve team collaboration and performance by harnessing the powers of group flow

why you should start practicing Visualization Meditation

Why you should start practicing Visualization (as backed by scientific evidence)

Visualization - it’s one of those terms that brings up a lot of connotations of woo woo hippie communities, spiritual practices, and the law of attraction. “If you want a better life just visualize it and manifest it!” (Eye roll) I’ve always been very skeptical of visualization practices and their ability to bring the future … Continue reading Why you should start practicing Visualization (as backed by scientific evidence)