The creative industry has never been so mentally and emotionally demanding. Pressures are rising, temper’s are fraying, and we get paid less too.
But because we haven't been taught how to pressure-proof our brains, fear has hijacked our flow, anxiety has kidnapped our joy, and gridlock has taken over our minds.
This training is the antidote you’ve been looking for.
The jury's no longer out.
Science and psychology has shown us that our brain, body and nervous system is not built to withstand the mental and emotional pressure we put it under.
And in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment like ours, where big idea thinking and rock-solid leadership are critical to longterm success and survival, driving your brain into the ground is not a great idea.
TRYING TO GENERATE HIGH PERFORMANCE LIKE IT'S THE NINETEEN NINETIES is mental, emotional and career suicide.
Over the past 18 months I’ve asked and interviewed hundreds of creative leaders across the world about their emotional and mental wellbeing. And the results weren't pretty...
92% said they were stressed out and anxious. 68% said anger and insecurity were daily emotional states. 65% felt undervalued and disengaged. And 56% said they'd been burnt out – with 21% saying "Not yet!"
Hands up if you’re surprised? I wasn’t.
The path to creative leadership is clumsy and out-of-date.
First you get recognised for your success as a creative thinker, then you get promoted way above your abilities. And because no one teaches you how to manage as a leader (let alone manage others), the pressure intensifies and the frustrations mount.
But despite the sleepless nights, migraine attacks, and ever-present sense of pervading doom, we keep on telling ourselves that stress is our fuel, anxiety is our motivation, and one day all of this madness will pay off.
And both you and I know that’s bullshit.
But because we’re desperate to not let ourselves or our teams down, our battle-weary brains default to “fight or flight” and the adrenaline and cortisol it releases batters our immune system, destroys our love of the job, and damn near kills us.
And here's the truth...
THE OPTIMUM STATE OF MIND FOR FEAR-FREE 'BIG IDEA' THINKING AND ROCK-SOLID CREATIVE LEADERSHIP IS NOT MINDFULNESS...
After years of coaching and mentoring some of the sharpest, smartest creative leaders in the world, I can tell you one thing for certain. Box-breathing, yoga, and 'mindfulness-based-navel-gazing' is not the answer you've been looking for. They may chill you out a bit. They may keep you in "the moment" more often. And they may plaster over some of the stress you’re under.
But if you want to xxx you need to turn flow from an elusive state, to a hardwired trait. And that's what this training will do for you.
And this training will teach you how to IGNITE, AMPLIFY and SUSTAIN it on demand and under pressure.
F**K Fear, let’s ignite, amplify and sustain the greatest performance-enhancing brain steroid known to man, women or business.
Professional-grade flow accelerates productivity by 500%, increases creativity by 700% and speeds up learning by 200% – Leaving sweet FA for burnout to grab hold of.
ABOUT THIS TRAINING
Over the course of 6-weeks I’ll personally work with you and the group to deliver everything you need to pressure-proof your brain, and make ‘flow-and-excel’ your default mode under pressure – with just 2 hours commitment from you a week.
I’ll take the mystery, myth and misinformation out of the flow state, and teach you the exact mind-recoding process you need to bake ‘flow triggers’ deep inside your subconscious habit centres so that you automatically respond to challenge and opportunity with the sharpest, quickest, most fluid and flow-driven you – all of the time, not just when the muse decides to strike.
You’ll develop the mental muscle you need for rock-solid focus, unwavering self-motivation and stress-free drive, and you’ll have the emotional intelligence, core alignment and self-awareness you need to create a creative life you never want to escape from.
So if you’ve been looking for a way to obliterate stress, fear and anxiety, at the same time as youradically increase your creativity, productivity, happiness, self-esteem, courage, confidence and crystal-clear clarity, this flowstate training is for you.
In the high-stake race for 'big idea THINKING' AND rock-solid leadership we can no longer afford to let fear run wild and leave flow to chance.
Flow is the answer to the question on all our stressed out lips, "How the f**k am I gonna cope and keep up?" It's the brain's high-octane antidote to fear, stress and anxiety, the source-code to intrinsic motivation, and the action zone you drop into when you feel your best and perform your best.
When you're in flow your conscious mind slows down and your subconscious mind steps up-to-the-plate, expanding your mental, emotional and creative clarity, vision and focus a thousand-fold. Time bends in your favour, performance goes through the roof, and the relentless inner critic in the back of your head falls silent – making way for the voice of insight, inspiration and intuition.
A neuro-chemical cocktail of Dopamine, Serotonin, Noradrenaline, Anandamide and Endorphin races through your nervous system and drives you into the "deep now" – ramping up your self-confidence, certainty and innate sense of meaning, passion and purpose. Before you know it, you’re riding the crest of a legal high – leapfrogging plateaus, breaking down boundaries, and mainlining the most potent, feel-good chemicals your ecstatic brain can produce.
So if you've been looking for a way to crush it at work without work crushing you, your teams or your marriage, it's not stress you need to fight, it's professional-grade flow you need to IGNITE, AMPLIFY and SUSTAIN.
And people in flow are among the happiest people alive
But despite flow's MASSIVE upsides, it comes with one MASSIVE downside.
It's so fucking fragile. One minute you're in the thick of it, confidence booming, kicking serious creative ass, and the next you're spat out of its loving arms like a pellet at a pigeon-eating competition.
when flow stops flowing fear creeps in. Big ideas are replaced by small. confidence is replaced by doubt. and courage and curiosity are drowned in insecurity.
Sometimes you blame others for knocking you out of flow, sometimes you blame your lack of focus, but the real reason you got knocked out was because something bubbled up from your subconscious mind and made it so – a self-limiting belief, a ‘dirty’ goal, a value violation, or an unconscious fear from a previous time, job or life-stage.
And because flow is more subconscious automation than conscious decision, you can do all the deep breathing, yoga stretches and mindfulness training you like, but until you get under-the-hood of the conscious mind and release the subconscious handbrakes that trigger the Fuck Everything And Run response (F.E.A.R.), your flow will be hit-and-miss, your creative A-Game will be castrated, and your emotional health and wellness will be hijacked – when you least expect it and can least afford it.
When you apply the tools, techniques and teachings I'll personally guide you through, you'll spend your entire life in flow – not just the moments when the moons are aligned and the muse decides.
About This Training
By fusing performance psychology and neuroscience, with the brain recoding powers of clinical hypnotherapy and NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming), this 6-week coaching program will pressure-proof your creativity, productivity and emotional health and wellbeing by short-cutting your path to flow mastery.
I'll demystify and decode the flow state for you and give you the knowledge, brain-retraining MP3’s and cognitive behavioural frameworks, strategies and neurohacks you need to ignite or reignite the passion for what you do, and switch your automatic default mode under pressure, challenge and opportunity from fight-or-flight, to FLOW-AND-EXCEL.
And because you'll have the tools to bake the changes into your subconscious habit centres, FLOW-AND-EXCEL will become an automatic and instinctual part of who you are, and how you react for the long haul – with no chance of breaking, buckling, or snapping like a twig when you most need it.
What You'll Learn AND Apply
Through big ideas and actionable tools I'll give you everything you need to IGNITE, AMPLIFY AND SUSTAIN a flow-based state of living so you'll exceed (not just meet), the demands of modern-day leadership in a way which will enrich your personal and professional life, not shorten it.
► I'll debunk the myths and misconceptions about flow and show you why too mindfulness is a BAD thing for leaders who want to live a flow-based life.
► I'll unpack and demonstrate the psychological foundations of flow through the C.O.U.R.A.G.E.™ and T.H.R.I.V.E.™ models of Sustainable High Performance.
► I'll show you what happens in your conscious and subconscious brain when you’re panic buttons have been pushed, and teach you how to reverse the mental hijack so that you effortlessly, and without thinking, default to flow under pressure, not fear.
► I'll train you to work with your biology rather than fight it, so that you can fuel a Sustainable High Performance mindset that won’t crumble, explode, or run-to-the-hills in the face of challenge, threat, or the weight of expectation.
► Through my F.A.S.T.E.R. THETA™ brain-retraining MP3's we'll access the super-learning state of consciousness that will enable you to bypass your conscious mind's firewall and instal subconscious ‘flow triggers’ which will automatically ignite flow when the situation calls for it – at work, at home and every place in between.
► I'll teach you how to strengthen the physical architecture of your brain, so that you can sustain rock-solid 'flow focus' in the face of challenge, distraction and disruption.
► I'll teach you how to cognitively prime your brain and nervous system to flow not fear when you walk into any room, meeting, or high-pressure business (or personal) situation.
► I’ll give you the ‘flow blueprint’ you need to create a meaningful, purpose-driven creative life that you never want to escape from – even if you work in a network :-)
► And I’ll coach you one-to-one to align your subconscious core values with flow-based living, and remove any unconscious conflicts, beliefs or fears which stop you reaching your full flow potential.
And by the end of this process you'll go toe-to-toe with challenge and opportunity with hardwired courage, confidence and ferocious curiosity – with no need to focus on your breath, count to 10, or dunk your head in a bucket of ice water if the shit hits the fan, because your brain won’t go to the places that require you to do that.
As a direct result of this training you will:
✔️ Optimise your brain for flow on-demand – and know how to ‘turn it on’ at will
✔️ Prevent stress and anxiety hijacking your passion, engagement and enthusiasm
✔️ Make better, more balanced decisions under pressure
✔️ Boost your creativity by 700%, productivity by 500% and learning by 200%*
✔️ Turn off self-doubt, insecurity and the self-defeating hum of negative head-chatter
✔️ Tune into your gut instinct and creative intuition
✔️ Convert obstacles and hurdles into springboards not roadblocks
✔️ Triple your energy levels without caffeine, Red Bull or Class A
✔️ Leave “a bad at the office” at the office
✔️ Rebuild or enhance your self-confidence and self-esteem
✔️ Increase your emotional intelligence and self-awareness
✔️ Strengthen your immune system
✔️ Reignite the passion for what you do
✔️ Know what drives, inspires and motivates you at a deep, unconscious level
✔️✔️✔️ Burn bright without burning out
* Data from McKinsey & Co., The Positive Psychology Movement and The US Military
Here's how we'll work together ▼▼▼
1. 1hr Skype Training Every Week (LIVE and INTERACTIVE)
Each week we’ll meet on Skype where I’ll teach you the latest FlowState Bootcamp™ training module. As well as being able to participate live on this call, this weekly, one hour session will be recorded incase you can’t attend live and/or you want to watch it again.
2. Keynote Slides & Written Transcripts of The LIVE Trainings
Brain studies show that inputting new knowledge in different ways makes it to move from short-term to longterm memory faster and more permanently. So to make sure each training module becomes unforgettable, they’ll be made available as text transcripts and visual slides – to read and absorb at your leisure.
3. MP3 Audio Recordings of The LIVE Trainings
Each module will also be made available as a standalone MP3 so that you can deepen or revisit the training modules while you work, run, drive, eat, or sit on the throne.
4. Email Support Throughout The Training
FlowState Bootcamp™ is a constant-contact training. Which means that if a question springs to mind after the training call or during practise, I’ll be on the other end of email to answer it. Plus, if there’s something more in-depth that you need help or clarity with, I’ll arrange a time to speak on Skype or FaceTime – at a mutually convenient time.
5. 2 x One-To-One Coaching Sessions via Skype (this alone covers the £500 value)
Coaching is the most powerful way to radically change your professional and personal life for the better. And because I’m 100% committed to giving you the best possible outcome from this training, I’m going to include 2 one-to-one coaching sessions at no extra cost. These 2 hour sessions will be used to position your mindset for the future ahead, and remove any psychological garbage that is getting in your way.
6. VIP Access to Private LinkedIn Group
When you become a beta-tester you’ll get private access to the Flowstate Bootcamp™ Mastermind Group. Here you can connect with likeminded professionals and share insights and learnings. I’ll also be on hand to answer any questions you might have.
6 x 15 MINUTES BRAIN-RETRAINING Audios
Each week you'll receive a new brain-retraining audio which is designed to upgrade the architecture of your brain, shape and strengthen your mental flow and focus muscles, and update and debug your subconscious flowcode. In each one I'll guide you into the super-learning 'theta state of mind' where we'll rewire your conditioned response to pressure, install new patterns of habitual behaviour, resolve unconscious conflicts, align core values, and build a power-base of self-confidence, self-esteem and emotional-regulation.
7. LIFETIME access to further FlowState Bootcamp™ trainings
As an early adopter to Flowstate Bootcamp I'll give you lifetime access to any new material, tools or strategies that I make available in subsequent trainings.
This training is currently in the early adopter phase, which means that as well as getting a major discount (the training will go up to £1,000 per person) you’ll get more direct access to me than any other student in future Flowstate trainings.
The only thing I ask in return is that you interact in the online classes and feedback your learnings (or misunderstandings) so that I can shape the course accordingly and deliver the greatest possible return for your investment.
To make sure that we both achieve our goals, the weekly time commitment needed from you is:
✔️ 1 hour per week on the group coaching call (Skype)
✔️ 15 minutes a day listening to the MP3 mindrecoding audios (a different one each week)
✔️ 15 minutes per week feeding back your learnings via GoogleDocs
Total commitment: Approx 2hrs per week in bitesized chunks