March 2015


Flow Performance Academy Q & A Call Notes ~ March 24, 2015

w/ Kevin Lawrence

1. Announcing Business Partnership.

We met through Flow Fundamentals ~ Flow Genome Project. Tap into flow ~ Ultimate Human Peak Performance

2. Kevin moved out from Chicago; Professional Poker Player

3. We signed a contract to form our business partnership.

4. Recorded out first Podcast already.

5. Both Excited to work together. “Go fast, go alone; Go far, go together.”

6. The Multiplier ~ In one week of official business, we accomplished so much by putting our egos aside. Lots of feedback and collaboration.

Good connection, rapport, support, and communication, including critical feedback without taking things personal. Egos aside = Group Flow

7. Lightning Bananas (TM) ~ “Optimizing the Human Experience” & The FLOWx Show ~ Flow Exponentials ~ Health, Flow, Traveling, Entrepreneur Lifestyle

8. Feedback and Community ~ Puking it out, spilling out your guts, get the thoughts out ~ without fear ~ Talk it out and mine the gold nuggets. More Feedback loops = faster learning

Non-judgmental, being vulnerable, other people can relate because this open and safe environment. Community space to grow and learn fast. Safe environment to express creativity, without judgement.

9. Puke out what’s on your mind, Cathartic and Healing without feeling judged. Coming out of the closest ~ Lots of people are fearful.

10. We provide the Platform ~ Community speaking the same language ~ Tribe. Keeping thoughts in your head limiting

11. Exponential Growth ~ Spread the message. Lightning Bananas name came from Flow. It capture the essence of the vision = Duality/Dichotomy ~ Balance between work and play. Learn to not feel guilty when recovering from hard work. Result = More Productivity

12. We can have it all, the balance of life. Eliminating the old Operating System of the Industrial Age.

13. Video game analogy ~ Fun challenge to become your best, up-level. Document the process. 

14. Technology ~ BOLD book: becoming a start-up is the more easy than ever. 

15. Exciting times ~ Power of the People


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26 Mar Flow Performance Academy Q & A March 17, 2015

Flow Performance Academy Q & A Call Notes ~ March 17, 2015

w/ Steve Engle

1. What Distinction or Message do you want to get across, in addition to that being made by the Flow Genome Project?

Practical, Motivation and Inspiration. Leading by example.

B. Micro-chunks, break it down

C. Flow Reality Show ~ Document the process, objective, clear goals, flow cycle

D. Distinction ~ Real world evidence in action using the skin of research of FGP and other flow research

2. How group flow happen between you, Kevin and I?

Common language ~ we’re all the same page, instantaneous rapport, prior history, FHN FB community, we’re flow practitioners

B. Some people don’t have the same language even though they experienced flow…just have to be reminded, perhaps using their language.

C. Connection with world and community ~ Why we do flow, flow impact in our lives, sharing, happiness, fulfillment

D. We’re equal playing field ~ riff, rhyme and reason

E. Steve ~ interest level, language, creative mode rather than analytic mode, playing the basketball ~ share the ball, create a team, even when we disagreed – mild oblique, still search something additive, keep momentum, the ball is not stuck to one person. every body has a chance, give up the ball and move it around, analogy, lack of criticism, so freeing, turns off the critical voice in ourselves, critical voice on group and another person. this kinda rules, increase the momentum…another thing ~ interesting ideas, fun words, natural joy from brand-new, empower to go to the next person

F. sense of play, safe environment, no domination or hog the spotlight, sharing environment. Corporation don’t allow play traditional, Google example ~ new company and creativity, brain storm and group,

G. people could show there true colors, true curiosity to be interested in the other person, be ready to listen. Really healing for the other person, be very present in that person, open to learning and hearing the other person, really empowers them to say what they really want to say. You’re willing to be there, fully mindful
H. my history ~ hearing impaired, not an impediment, forced to listen, mom was present ~ mentor, coaches and teachers ~ i personal excelled in those caring environment

I. “tough skin” ~ exposure is beneficial as well

3. We want to attract those who want to open environment, come out of flow closet,

4. Running ~ two types of flow 1. disappear 2. fully present, nothing hurts, ongoing memory

A. my reply ~ unconscious flow, writing the book, while driving automatic, bizarre
science ~ different gradients of flow

B. second kind of flow ~ different shades, signature
light of what we study ~ different events, executive function going away, parts that disappear , different kinds of things, no descriptions, the flow genome project FGP trying to decode
the meditation -~ lose the EGO, the Big SELF, Pure awareness. 2. Active engagement, no loss of the self, personage,
similar. research subjective outcomes ~ distinctions

5. Flow Elements of SuperStates ~ enjoyment and practical

Flow Genesis ~ skin on top of Flow Elements ~ application, step by step, productivity

Discount ~ part FPA community, build out the system enable people to accomplish
Powerful when other people see other people achieving together
Whims of to tame the wild stallion mind

C. Steven Kotler ~ Ski and maximize that
Pragmatic~ implementation
3 best way I get into flow, how do I get into that and often, practical

D. Getting more getting more flow, learn fast, pick up new skills and achieve goals
show people by real examples

E. experience in learning, shunted for some reason,
implementation, taking action on the information

6. Open to the feedback of others to create an amazing program; Flow Storming

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09 Mar Cryotherapy Flow Hack ~ Cold Thermogenesis

Cryotherapy Flow Hack ~ Cold Thermogenesis (Liquid Nitrogen Chamber) at CryoHealthcare in Los Angeles. The only fully enclosed cryo-chamber in North America. Here’s a great article by Ben Greenfield on the benefits of cold thermogenesis, including burning more fat.

Temperature: -175 F to -250 F

3 days consecutive (March 6, 7, 8)

Duration and 2 sets of cold exposure:

Day 1: 1min30sec & 1min45sec
Day 2: 2min15sec & 2min30sec
Day3: 2min45sec & 3min maximum

Before Cryotherapy, skin temperature was around 84 F. After 1st exposure, skin temperature was around 54 F. Then, 5-10 min warm-up on elliptical machine between cold exposure to raise body and skin temperature. After that, back in the cryo chamber for 2nd exposure resulting in skin temperature of 42 F. Each resulting day, the final skin temperature would rise. The last cryo exposure on the 3rd day resulted in a skin temperature of 47 F, a five degree increase from the last exposure (42 F) on the first day.

Subjective Experiences:

1. Although I’m a great sleeper, I noticed an even deeper restful sleep.

2. Weird phenomenon of feeling like neurogenesis/neuroplasticity was occurring in the brain. Hard to explain the feeling.

3. Shift in normal morning moodiness. Felt more engaged upon waking.

4. Had phase two of a large tattoo worked on a day prior to the cryotherapy. Normal inflammation, swelling and redness significantly reduced as result of the cold thermogenesis. Even the after-itch was significantly reduced.

5. Felt highly triggered and susceptible to flow, creativity and lateral connection during those three days of cryo exposure.

6. This version of cryotherapy (flash freeze) was way more tolerable than doing traditional ice baths/cold showers/cold streams. The duration of 1min30sec-3mins made this more manageable and highly convenient. Seem like pareto efficiency in effect 80/20 rule.

7. The endorphin after-feeling was quite addictive. I would easily to this version of cryotherapy every day. I’m considering the unlimited monthly membership of two cold exposures/day.

8. I felt super alert and awake after each treatment. I would prefer doing this therapy as a stimulant vs. coffee/other stimulants to shift any lower-energy mood.

The recommended dose is to start at a one minute and a half and build up 10 secs at a time. I convinced the staff to let me go more aggressive, which I was able to go the maximum allowed duration of 3 minutes on my last cryo exposure by the third day. I definitely really felt the methol-type coolness on my skin as i heated up in the LA sun after walking out after the last exposure. The feeling was that I might have pushed the adaptation envelope too fast. Although I didn’t feel any ill effects a day later – suggesting that i fully recovered – my recommendation is to go more conservative and build up to 3 mins in over a week’s time.

Personally, I didn’t notice any downsides to doing this type of recovery. I love how convenient it was to create a rapid immune, hormonal, and blood flow response and recovery. I could see many flow applications to using this type of cryo stimulus for learning, mood boost, and body healing.

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01 Mar Roscoe’s First Electro-Proscope Session

Nearly 14 years young 😉 Roscoe receives his first ever spinal and hip microcurrent session to alleviate any age-releated soreness and stiffness.

After his therapy, he plays with his neighborhood doggie buddy, nicknamed “Scrappy.”

To learn more about this amazing painless, non-drug technology for animals and humans, give me a shout here.

On Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 @ 4pm, Flow Performance Academy is releasing its inaugural course on Flow Elements of SuperStates ~ 10 Simple Strategies for Bending Time, Learning Fast and Feeling Superhuman. The course is FREE!! Sign up fast before space runs out! Click the link

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