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

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