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

There will always be excuses to fall back on (if you allow them to)

Just because you have an excuse doesn't mean that you need to take it There are always a never ending list of excuses that come to mind with why you shouldn’t do something - there’s usually only a few reasons why you should. I recently read the book “The Drawing of Three” by Stephen King, … Continue reading There will always be excuses to fall back on (if you allow them to)

Getting lucky takes practice

Getting Lucky Takes Practice

"Gaining enlightenment is an accident. Spiritual practice simply makes us accident-prone.” - Suzuki Roshi There’s a famous story in the world of Zen Buddhism where the Zen master says to the student “Enlightenment is an accident.” To this the student stands up and yells in frustration, “Accident! You’re telling me that it’s all an accident?! If that’s … Continue reading Getting Lucky Takes Practice

Troy Erstling Law of Attraction

Demystifying the Law of Attraction

The “Law of Attraction” is a concept I have a hard time believing in. It’s one of those mystical, psuedo-scientific, woo-woo hippie concepts I just can’t seem to give credit to. Books like “The Secret” and “The Law of Attraction” and names like Abraham Hicks pop up all over the internet and have a cult-like … Continue reading Demystifying the Law of Attraction