In this episode, we share with you dear listeners our honest life hacks – the things that help us with our creativity and our businesses. So without further ado, let’s jump into the show!

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Show Notes for This Episode:

[1:30] What is flow state? Lisa explains.
[2:00] Your brain goes into a different state when you are in flow.
[3:00] This is how flow state feels.
[4:00] Flow state makes work prolific.
[5:30] Can you purposefully get into a flow state?
[6:00] Tom explains how he moves into his flow state.
[7:00] If you feel creative block, do this to summon creative thinking.
[8:20] Tom asks the gang what they do to cultivate flow state.
[9:00] Lisa shares how she routinely enters flow state.
[10:05] Ian talks about two things that kill his flow state.
[11:00] Analog helps Ian move into flow state.
[12:00] You’ll never get into flow state when you are spinning plates.
[13:00] Dustin’s sweet spot is writing.
[14:20] 100 days of drawing sparked a great flow state for Dustin.
[15:20] This is the universe’s gift to us.
[16:00] Running, writing, painting to get into the flow.
[17:00] Lower expectations to get more work out.
[18:00] The value of warm up exercises.
[19:00] Just act natural.
[20:00] Listening to one song on repeat helps Tom.
[21:00] Mad World – Boss B!tch.
[22:00] Mindful meditation.
[23:00] The best music for work.
[24:40] Tom hires a Virtual Assistant.
[25:20] Getting rid of tasks that prevent you from the work you love.
[26:30] Dustin talks Trello.
[27:00] Random tasks keep you from your most productive self.
[28:00] Free your mind with a brain dump. Write stuff down!
[29:00] Priority #1 – tip top mental health.
[30:00] Dustin asks for tips to help others find their creative groove.
[31:10] What are the best activities for encouraging flow state?
[32:00] Separate your responsible brain from your hand.
[33:00] Warm up sketches work creative muscles.
[34:00] Forget perfection and draw freely.
[35:00] Repeatable flow state.
[36:00] Just getting started removes the fear.
[37:30] Creativity comes after action.
[39:00] Act on the bad ideas so you can forget them.
[40:00] Ian talks about how he battles overwhelm.
[41:00] Ask yourself this one question to get your project moving.
[42:00] Dustin asks if he is experiencing flow state?
[43:00] Floss, brush and flow.
[44:00] Transfer new creative habits to subconscious.
[45:30] Ian talks interrupting a routine to get work done.
[46:00] When feeling burnt out take it easy on yourself.
[47:00] Be kind to yourself. Some days will be.
[48:00] That’s a wrap!

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