• The Flow of Imagination – Creativity

    Friday, February 23, 2018 Daily Thought 2018 The Flow of Imagination – Creativity Creativity is the process of developing original ideas that have value. We are deeply afraid of creativity at times as it requires us to come up with something completely new that has not been done before. The mystical thing called creativity cannot

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  • Group FLOW

    Thursday, February 22, 2018 Daily Thought 2018   Group Flow – Social Triggers Social trigger are conditions that promote collaborative environments that produce group flow and team unity. Group flow is a social unifier and social leveler, creating what’s called “communitas”- the deep solidarity and togetherness that results from shared transcendent...

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  • The We of FLOW

    Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Daily Thought 2018 The We of Flow – Innovation Breeds Imitation Flow is found at the far edge of our abilities. Athletes have to stay in top shape to continue to push up the challenge level and access Flow. We see it in the way Olympic athletes keep moving what is possible

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  • Mindset and the Flow Cycle

    Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Daily Thought 2018 Mindset and the Flow Cycle The concept of mindset refers to our feelings toward basic qualities like intelligence and athletic talent. There are two basic mindsets: fixed mindset – a belief that abilities and talent are innate and unchangeable. growth mindset – a belief that abilities are gained through...

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  • Inner FLOW

    Monday, February 19, 2018 Daily Thought 2018   Inner FLOW- Internal Triggers Conditions in our inner environment that create more FLOW. Internal triggers are psychological strategies that drive attention into the moment of now. Clear Goals, Immediate Feedback, and the Challenge/Skill Ratio are the three most crucial. Clear Goals that define immediate...

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  • Hacking FLOW

    Friday, February 16, 2018 Daily Thought 2018   Hacking FLOW – the external triggers in the environment (outer FLOW) drive our intense focus especially when danger is present. Consequences do more to catch our complete attention, they also drive the neurochemistry of our brains. As risk increases our survival emotions and the accompanying neurochemicals...

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  • Outer FLOW – The FLOW Landscape

    Thursday, February 15, 2018 Daily Thought 2018   Outer FLOW The FLOW Landscape – There are many ways to access FLOW state, adventure sports being only one of them. For writers, poets, painters, sculptors and other creative pursuits, creativity itself is their gateway. Any pursuit that you can lose yourself in the effort is an

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  • Matter of the Heart

    Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Daily Thought 2018   Matters of the Heart: The Reason Why is More Important Than How On this day of hearts, it’s important to look at what is inside your heart. What gets you motivated to achieve your goals? Once you have set some goals for yourself you will have to

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  • The FLOW Shortcut

    Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Daily Thought 2018   The FLOW Shortcut How can we access this FLOW State and use it to improve our lives through sustained high performance? Several factors that enhanced FLOW State were identified across several research projects. The question was asked: was it special individuals or special circumstances? Was this FLOW...

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  • The What of Flow

    Monday, February 12, 2018 Daily Thought 2018   The What of FLOW The innovations of extreme sports like BASE jumping, big wave surfing, extreme skiing and many others has been an amazing window into the science of ultimate human performance. As a competitive cyclist, I am always looking for legitimate ways to improve my performance

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