What is Flow?
Flow is a peak state of consciousness where you feel your best and perform your best . Flow is a state of being in which you are in alignment with your true self and the universe. You spontaneously act in the most intelligent and life supporting way. Life becomes more effortless and charming.
What are the results of Flow?
When you are in Flow:
- You perform at your absolute best and beyond
- You are consistently in the right place at the right time
- Time disappears and you are fully present
- Your intentions manifest effortlessly
- “Miracles” happen more regularly
- You have access to an infinite well of intelligence that surpasses your own understanding
- Your levels of efficiency and productivity soar
- Your true self is awakened
- Your intuition is off the charts
- Your creativity becomes unlimited
- Synchronicity (magical coincidences) are frequent
- Your individualized sense of “self” disappears and you feel connected to all of life
Implications of Flow
Flow is often times perceived as something that is only accessible to spiritual masters, or during “peak experiences”. This paints a picture of flow as something impractical, reserved for select individuals, select moments, or select areas of life.
On the contrary, flow is highly practical, accessible to everyone, and applicable to all areas of life. The quotes and statistics below demonstrate the far reaching and wide spanning implications of flow.
“The opportunity cost… is enormous… Most report that they and their employees are in the zone at work less than 10 percent of the time. [But] if employees… are five times more productive in flow than they are on average, consider what even a relatively modest 20-percentage-point increase in flow time would yield in overall workplace productivity—it would almost double.”
~ The McKinsey Quarterly
“Flow naturally catapults you to a level you’re not naturally in. Flow naturally transforms a weakling into a muscleman, a sketcher into an artist, a dancer into a ballerina, a plodder into a sprinter, an ordinary person into someone extraordinary. Everything you do, you do better in flow. Flow is the doorway to the ‘more’ that most of us seek. Rather than telling ourselves to get used to it, that’s all there is, instead learn how to enter into flow. There you will find, in manageable doses, all the ‘more’ you need.”
~ Ned Hallowell, New York Times bestselling author and Harvard Medical School psychiatrist
“Military snipers trained in flow acquired new skills and new knowledge at a rate 230 percent greater than normal. Other studies have found a 500 percent increase in learning.”
“If flow is the source code to intrinsic motivation, and inspiration and ambition are key drivers of big, bold thinking, then mastering flow could be one of the best development decisions you make for yourself as an entrepreneur.”
~ Peter H. Diamandis, Founder and chairman of the X PRIZE Foundation, Co-founder and chairman of Singularity University
Powerful People Leveraging Flow
George Soros: Genius Trader
When asked about his trading style, George Soros, the world’s most consistently successful trader with a net worth of over $7b said, “My peculiarity is that I don’t have a particular style of investing or, more exactly, that I try to change my style to fit the conditions.
Bruce Lee: Legendary Martial artist
Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend.
I always believe that the easy way is the right way. Jeet Kune-Do is simply the direct expression of one’s feelings with the minimum of movements and energy.
I have not invented a “new style,” composite, modified or otherwise that is set within distinct form as apart from “this” method or “that” method. On the contrary, I hope to free my followers from clinging to styles, patterns, or molds.
Roger Hamilton : Chairman of Wealth Dynamics
“Wealth creation is not about making money. It is about creating flow”
“Water, like money, flows. Money is already flowing around this planet at an unprecedented rate. Great Wealth Creators have achieved their wealth not by ‘making money’ but by ‘creating flow’. They have learnt how to redirect some of this money flow through themselves and their enterprises.”
Michael Jordan: NBA legend
Michael Jordan’s success lies not just in his extreme competitiveness, but also in his ability to swiftly and frequently enter the flow state, or to be “in the zone”. When he is “in the zone”, he can jump with amazing ease, float through the air in gravity-defying grace, and never miss a shot. It is the state of euphoria that is addictive. He knows it when he is there. When in the flow state, he simply becomes unstoppable. This is the same experience you probably may have had in the past when you find yourself doing everything with amazing ease, as if aided by some divine forces. It is indeed the divine force that is within you when you are in that optimal state of mind, body and emotional alignment.
Bill Russel, Hall of Fame NBA legend
At that special level all sorts of odd things happened…. It was almost as if we were playing in slow motion. During those spells I could almost sense how the next play would develop and where the next shot would be taken. Even before the other team brought the ball in bounds, I could feel it so keenly that I’d want to shout to my teammates, “It’s coming there!”-except that I knew everything would change if I did. My premonitions would be consistently correct, and I always felt then that I not only knew all the Celtics by heart but also all the opposing players, and that they all knew me. As compelling as these experiences were, Russell says he never spoke about them: “I felt a little weird about it, and quite private.” The subject was taboo, and he knew that breaking that taboo would invite the mockery of his peers.
Imagine being guided in every moment of your life.
What percentage of your life are you actually LIVING in THE FLOW?
Most people spend only 3% of their lives in the flow. What would your life look like if that number bumped up to 10%, 20%, or even 30%?
Are you ready to experience Living In The Flow?