Seeking high performance? Frame your day with clarity

How deliberately do you live? Some days, do you feel like you get up and move through your day on autopilot routines? I do. Not every day but there are days that just feel fast forwarded. Days where you get up or go to work and lack clarity. What is it that I am supposed... Continue Reading →

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Take your learning to the stratosphere with flow

After about ten minutes of thought, I began to lose myself in the variations. It is a strange feeling. First you are a person looking at a chessboard. You calculate the various alternatives, the mind gaining speed as it pores through the complexities, until consciousness of one's separation from the position ebbs away and what... Continue Reading →

Take a walk and increase your creative output by 60%

Image source The following is the second post in a four part exploration series on the known stages of Flow as defined by the Flow Genome Project, an organisation dedicated to furthering the research on optimal performance and human potential. This builds on the extensive research of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. In my last post, I explored... Continue Reading →

Embrace the struggle and get into FLOW

"Flow is the state in which people are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter; the experience itself is so enjoyable that people will do it even at great cost, for the sheer sake of doing it." Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - Flow The following is a four part exploration series on the... Continue Reading →

Struggling with focus? Strategies to help you sharpen your concentration

Do you struggle to maintain concentration for an extended period of time? Do you find that the length of time that you can focus your attention has severely deteriorated over the past few years? Twelve months ago, I would have answered yes to both questions. There was a melting pot of reasons for this. Environmental,... Continue Reading →

Find your ‘flow channel’ and grow by 4% every day.

The "challenge/skill" ratio is listed in the 'Rise of Superman' by Steven Kotler as one of the most important triggers of flow. Flow is what Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, calls the 'optimal experience'. Csíkszentmihályi lists ten core components of flow, which I won't go into detail in this post. I do have however want to pick one... Continue Reading →

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