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

Transient Hypofrontality calm down the mind

Transient Hypofrontality – The Scientifically Verified way to Get out of Your Head

Thoughts racing too much and feel like the monkey mind has taken over? Can’t focus and too many distractions? Inner critic in your head running wild and won’t give you a break? So many of us struggle with a mind that, quite simply, won’t shut the fuck up. Regardless of what we do there’s a … Continue reading Transient Hypofrontality – The Scientifically Verified way to Get out of Your Head

The Brain Dump – How to clear your mind and relax

I speak to a lot of people who are stressed out, anxious, and frustrated about some area of their life - with no way to release it.  They carry this stress around with themselves day in, day out, occasionally letting go by venting or waiting until it’s unbearable and they explode.  For example the other … Continue reading The Brain Dump – How to clear your mind and relax

Gasoline vs. Logs – How to build and maintain high energy levels

I have VERY high energy levels. I’ve always been a jittery, talkative, bouncy and positive person bursting with energy and enthusiasm. Much of this is natural - I’ve always been this way and it’s the disposition I was born with. As a child I was diagnosed with ADHD - key letter in here being the … Continue reading Gasoline vs. Logs – How to build and maintain high energy levels

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