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Staying In A Flow State

I want to explore the concept of flow. For your sake, but also for my own.

Flow is when you’re ‘on’. Incredibly on. When you notice that over the past few days, weeks, months, you have felt increasingly energised and alive, empowered, passionate, happy and healthy, successful and basically just, well, ON.

When you’re in flow you feel as though you truly could do anything.

Be anybody or anything.

Even have anything.

You feel as though the world is there for the taking and sometimes as though the world is being handed to you on a plate. Have you ever felt that way?

I’ve been happily falling further and further into flow over the past 2-3 weeks.

The makings of it have been whispering away at me for a good 3 months or so, but I’ve had plenty of back and forth before arriving where I am now. Plenty of self-loathing, self-doubt, worrying, second guessing. All not so fun stuff which draws my attention away from the good, and therefore perpetuates itself if I’m not careful.

But somehow – magically almost – I’ve slipped over to the other side in the past few weeks. And now that I’m fully in flow, fully on?

I feel unstoppable.

Here are some of the things I notice about being in flow. They’re recurring for me. I can think back to other occasions in my life when I was in complete flow and I know I felt exactly the same way.

flow

  • I feel as though all of my senses are on super high alert.
  • Opportunities are everywhere. I’m seeing more of them, and acting on more of them as well.
  • I feel energised, alive, creative, happy
  • I feel an incredible sense of pent up energy, like I just need to be writing or creating nearly all of the time. It’s literally bubbling up to get out of me.
  • My workouts have become extreme. I’m able to push myself in a way I haven’t regularly done for years. I literally had to go hand over hand down the stair railing leaving the gym yesterday because my legs were completely and utterly spent. There was not an ounce of oomph left in them. And my clothes had to be wrung out. I was lifting weights, by the way, not doing cardio.
  • My work is getting better. My writing I mean, but also my general efficiency, my knowledge of what needs to be done next or first or at all.
  • I’m having more fun. In my business and in communication with you and other readers, but just in general in my life.
  • I’m smiling more
  • I feel powerful
  • I feel happy with my body, and my hard work is paying off more and more each week
  • I feel fulfilled
  • I know that things are only going to get better, that I’m going to kick some major life planning butt this year
  • Oh and the ideas! Ideas are falling out of me at a crazy pace. I have started idea files everywhere, and just keep adding to them. It’s not about wanting to carry out all the ideas, but the act of constantly being in idea mode means that out of the 100 or so I’ve recorded in the past week or two there are a couple of very good ones I probably will act on.

the mystery of flow

Being in flow is amazing.

I feel as though living this way is what I was designed for. Who I’m supposed to be. And I love it. Wouldn’t you love feeling and being all of those things? Of course you would 🙂 I hope that you do already.

And I’m sure you have experienced your own similar version of being in flow at some point.

Yes?

Perhaps not for a very long while, or perhaps quite recently.

Maybe you’re in flow at the moment, and you’re nodding your head, laughing and smiling as you delightedly recognise everything I’m saying.

Or maybe you’re rolling your eyes at my frivolity. Maybe this post is annoying you because you think – you know – that life just can’t be that good. And you think (admit it, a little smugly) that I’m heading for a fall.

If that’s the case you’re definitely not in flow. At the moment. Not to say you can’t get there, but there’s some work to be done first.

Which brings me to the point of this article, and I hope you’ll comment on the article and help me out.

Because here’s the problem –

While I can point to certain actions I believe contributed to my gradually and then very suddenly falling into flow, I can’t give you an exact blueprint for how I did it. More annoyingly, for me at least, I can’t give myself one. And, as I wrote earlier on, I can think back to other occasions in my life when I was in complete flow.

Clearly, something happened to drag me out of flow.

But this time I don’t want that to happen. I refuse to let it happen! (Stamps foot). I think that recognising it’s a possibility for me to let it slip away rather than just assuming it won’t may be part of the answer.

If you’ve ever been in flow (and you have, but it’s possible you can’t remember), you’ll know that you can fall out of flow just as suddenly as you were swept up into it. It can be brutal. Literally from one day to the next – even from one moment to the next – you can go from feeling confident, powerful, energised, to being riddled with doubt, anxiety and worry.

This, of course, is the moment of choice.

The moment when we can say to ourselves NO. No I do NOT want to go back to thinking that way. To acting and choosing out of fear rather than out of possibility and love.

Instead, thank you very much, I think I’ll continue to focus on the good things. On the no-matter-how-small nugget of hope I find in even the most upsetting situation. And I’m going to continue believing that my thoughts do manifest my reality; my future and even my present. So while I may not be able to stop myself observing the things I don’t like about myself or my surrounds, I’m going to use that observation clinically, simply to note down at least one useful and positive ‘take away’, and then turn my energy back to being in flow.

And in doing so I’ll continue to manifest happiness. Hope. Energy. Success. Good things for myself and for others.

It’s quite amazing, if you think about it, how a simple mindset shift can give you back your power.

Before you’ve even taken action. And isn’t it just the most powerful thing ever to know that you have that choice?

Looking back I think that previous flow periods in my life slipped away because I didn’t know I had to appreciate them. I didn’t truly stop and think about how I got there either, I think a combination of youth and naivety and maybe even arrogance had me believing I was just going to continue merrily along without needing to actively prepare myself to do so.

The truth is that no matter how good life is, we are still going to encounter challenge. Adversity. Hardship. Pain. Flow doesn’t mean that none of those things will exist.

But understanding flow, understanding the constant choice you have over your mindset and your reactions means that you can determine how you react to those things.

And THAT is what will determine whether you stay in flow or whether you slip out. Sometimes when you slip out you don’t seem to be able to fight your way back in for months or even years. And it is a fight. When you’re not in flow life feels like a constant battle. And all the willpower in the world won’t mean that you feel in love with your life, even though you may claw your way to your goals and with grit teeth be able to acknowledge some success.

So really, it’s smarter to avoid the fight and simply stay in flow. And a lot more fun 🙂

getting to flow

Before I let you go, here are some things that I believe have helped me get into flow and that are helping me stay in flow. Most of them, if I think back, were present in previous flow period of my life as well.

  • Journaling. Nearly daily. Every time I start journaling regularly, it takes a few weeks but good things start to happen to me. I become more lucky.
  • Writing down ideas. Forcing them out until they start flying out. Why? Why not.
  • Being honest with yourself. Saying no to things that don’t truly sit right with you, or that you simply don’t have time or desire for even though you may have been trying to convince yourself otherwise.
  • Slowing down. Acknowledging that less is more. And that by doing less all of a sudden more is open to you.
  • Writing affirmations
  • Reading a lot. When I’m in flow I can’t even stand to read my favourite chick-lit stuff that usually acts as an escape for me. All I want to read is self-development stuff. And I’m churning through it. Often until late at night. Speaking of which –
  • Sleeping less, but deeper. Or maybe sleeping the same but noticing you are managing better. That you’re more alert.
  • Letting the ideas come out when they need to; the creativity. On Sunday I took the iPad to brunch with me and wrote 1500 words on my new book before my food arrived. I just had to. And it felt great. Why ignore something like that; why say ‘now is not the time’, or ‘I don’t need to do it’, or ‘I can do it later’? If now is not the time, when is? Life is NOW.
  • Setting goals and beliefs. In detail. Yesterday I spent 2 hours on life planning. I wrote 14 pages of large font beliefs I am manifesting into my life. I’m going to bluetack them all over my home and work office. I have 5 pages of small font goals as well. Written very specifically, with dates and detail. I’ve recorded where I am now and the difference required to get to where I want to go. I’m going to stick them up in both offices also. Being in flow is a great time to set goals, and to dream big. Not doing so would be silly. Why not take advantage of feeling (being!) so powerful and so certain of how much you can achieve? Set some audacious goals when you’ve got the nerve, and before your non-flow mind can roll its eyes start breaking the goals down. And then start making them reality.

So it seems in writing about flow and exploring the concept that I have started to figure out at least part of the answer. Which was kind of the point 🙂

But I’d still like your help.

I’d love your suggestions on how to stay in flow, for my own sake as well as yours. Please do share them with me. If you have no idea at all, all the more reason to think about it. To open yourself up to possibility.

And to remember –

Life is Now. PLEASE Press Play.

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Straight up from the gate up, you do NOT make money because of Facebook.

Because of Instagram.

Because of email.

Because of ANY of this shit.

You make money because of who you are and what you decide and make NON-NEGOTIABLE, period, The End!

As you may be aware, in the last day or so Facebook and Instagram went down down down OH so far down.

After a few obligatory ‘stop the world!’ messages to my team and friends (which resulted in a serious convo with one of my soul sisters as to whether we’d now have to become porn stars instead), I got back to business.

The business of posting and selling shit on Facebook, which is admittedly a big part of what I do each day???

Nah … the business of being ME, because THAT is what I actually do each day, and also?

It’s what gets me paid.

Funnily enough, as is often the way with these things, just yesterday somebody was making smart-ass comments to me about how all the coaches would survive if there was no Facebook or Instagram.

“How would they survive?”, I asked myself.

“Well, I have no idea how THEY would survive but I sure as shit know how I would survive:

Very fucking well indeed, thank you very much, because that is who I AM”

Word to the wise:

A) I was making serious money long before I used Facebook for it.

Allow me to say it again for those in the back: YOU MAKE MONEY BECAUSE OF WHO YOU ARE AND THE LEVEL YOU VIBRATE AT.

Vibrate?

It’s an energy thang baby, a frequency shiz niz, it’s just who you ARE and how life works for you.

Handy hint —> the level of wealth you enjoy or moan over now is already just a direct reflection of your frequency, and expectations. It ain’t got jack shit to do with what you do, and it certainly is not a product of which tools are available to you.

It is a product of YOU.

When the socials went down today it was FASCINATING to me to observe the response that came through in the in-between-y bits when people managed to post something.

People worrying about how it would impact their business, or feeling in some way handcuffed.

This is crazy! It’s fear-mongering at its worst and it’s an absolute SHITTY mentality as far as belief systems around where results come from.

Do you know what I felt, when I realised we couldn’t use Facebook as normal for our biz stuff?

EXCITEMENT.

It took a minute to click in, but I found myself getting all wriggly and lit up with excitement.

I love a damn challenge 🙂

And since I also choose to believe that everything is happening FOR me, I also took personal responsibility for this occurrence.

Obviously FB and Insta had gone down in order to force me to finally pull my finger out and learn how to go live on YouTube.

But mainly – hell YEAH to the opportunity to get creative!

Probably taking the whole thing a little bit too far, as I worked my way through some sprints on the rower post HIIT weights session, I started to imagine what would happen if Facebook was TRULY GONE AND NO LONGER OF THIS WORLD.

I got MORE excited with each second that passed (which makes me remember how damn BORED I get as soon as I know how to easily do something aka make money all day err day on Facebook), and I also found myself AUTOMATICALLY GOING INTO ZAG MODE.

Zag?

You know, like ‘When They Zig you Zag’. A classic, if ever there was one!! Thank you Dad, for always having all the BEST books on your bookshelf for me to start reading from 10 or 11 years of age!

See, I have a belief system which works rather well for me and I guess is just part of who I am –

I believe that things ALWAYS work out perfectly for me, and are always done FOR me …

I believe I am always on path …

I believe I always make the right decision, so therefore I never have to beat myself up, I just wait for the lesson –

AND

(drumroll)

I believe that my outcomes are predicated only by my choices, and that there is nothing I EVER need in order to get or maintain or ONLY improve on an existing outcome.

It’s this mindset that causes me to wonder what TF it has to do with anything when people say things like they can’t be in shape ’cause they have kids or just had a kids … or ’cause they can’t get to the gym (for example)

And it’s also this mindset that causes me to KNOW that the money I make and the impact my soul work has in the world has NOTHING to do with what tools or platforms are available to me or working.

I programmed myself a long time ago to IMMEDIATELY swerve if something was no longer serving me or working for me. It’s this part of my mind which therefore right away started coming up with creative and imaginative solutions for how business would OF COURSE carry on (and improve!) with or without social media.

And it’s also this part of my mind which of course right away finds a way to monetize the damn thing and turn it into epic and highly helpful content for you, aka this workshop!

It’s just how I think, and who I am. I am simply unavailable for NOT moving forward, and nothing will ever ever EVER make me believe that I have to depend on anything outside of me for my results.

So why a whole damn workshop on the concept?

Well, it’s more than that, isn’t it?

It’s a mindset of believing that you always get what you want.

It’s a mindset of believing that everything always works out for you.

It’s a mindset of believing that NOTHING can stop you.

That everything is working in your favour.

And?

That you can monetize ANYTHING, any time you choose, and with no ‘requirements’ in order to do so!

I don’t have to tell you that obvs the outcomes you get directly follow and reflect your mindset and your beliefs!!

Here is what else, as well:

This is not just about making money any time, from any thing, and knowing that even with challenge or things going wrong you only THRIVE and EXPAND!!

For me this goes hand in hand with duh – I get to do all of that on my terms.

By having FUN, and being in FLOW, and with ease.

In fact, the more money the more ease!! #justhowitis

That I can literally click my fingers and money shows up for me, meanwhile I’m just over here doing ma thang.

Speaking of which –

I think it’s about time I shared exactly what I currently DO all day, yeah? And how I do it / fit it all in / honour ALL the areas, PLUS manage to spend so much time sitting on my ass doing sweet FA!

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3) When NOT to Monetize (okay that one you can have for free – never!!)

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5) Money Vibration Principles Revealed (… my own personal philosophies and things that I live by / instil into my being around this, including my own daily practices)

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4 Comments

  1. Jaculin Jones says:

    Hi Kat,
    I purchased The Look Great Naked Bundle
    Item Number 1066443 $29.70 on March 3rd and have not yet received it as at 16th March. Can you please let me know when this will arrive.
    Regards
    Jac Jones

    1. Kat says:

      Hi Jac, thanks for getting in touch. Possibly it went to your junk file? I will re-active the link for you and please let me know if you don’t get it. Maybe check the junk file tomorrow just in case 🙂
      Kat

  2. Linda A says:

    Hi Kat, this is a great post. In my experience, I’ve found a few things help me get into flow and stay there. Good nutrition, regular exercise and quality sleep all give me the energy to be in the state of flow. Daily positive affirmations, being organised, staying true to myself and living according to my values are also important for me to experience flow.
    Thank you,
    Linda

    1. Kat says:

      Thanks for commenting Linda! Being organised is an important one that is often overlooked I think 🙂

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