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07 Dec Wim Hof Wins The War

Warrior Wim
Wins
The War
The “Iceman” — Wim Hof — Prevails
In My 10-Week Disciplined Attempt To Prove Him Wrong
by
Tone Floreal

SUBJECTIVE SUMMARY: After completing the 10-week Wim Hof Method Video Course, I KNOW w/o a doubt, that combining the structured WHM course of cold, breathing, and yoga exercises creates the alchemical catalyst for certain optimal physiological and psychological transformation.

HINDSIGHT – It would have been “cool” to have more before-and-after objective data to verify my own subjective realizations. That’s my wish for the future (since this was such a GAME CHANGER). I wish institutions will conduct the full 10-week experiment on beginning students of the Wim Hof Method with before-and-after objective physiological and psychological data.

Public Accountability on Social Media – sticking neck out there and being fully vulnerable enabled me to stay disciplined (even in the most weakest of times) to complete the course in its entirety without missing a single day even while traveling the world. I didn’t want to let my supporters and “fans” down.

When I first met Wim after being invited to his home in the Netherlands, I told him, “I’ve been trying to prove you wrong and so far, I’m losing the war.” He loved that!!

Showering and Breathing Fits Seamlessly into Daily Lifestyle. Yoga took more dedication. I invested about 1 hour total every day.

Feedback is based on my own PERSONAL EXPERIENCE during and while finishing the course…These are my RAW comprehensive notes, straight up!

Payoffs – Upsides –

Embodied Happiness
Embodied Health
Embodied Strength
More control over the mind. Overall Stronger Mindset.
More Confident and Assertive yet more humble (Am I being cocky about being humble? LOL!!) 😉
More Creative and Wild – increased use of metaphors and analogies
More Loving and Peaceful
More Intuitive and in tune, Bull Shit Detector enhanced. 😉
More Self-Aware, more winks 😉
More Patient and Compassionate
More Funny (even writing that sounds funny. LOL!)
Better Communicator
Better Ambassador
More Psychic and Telepathic
More Synchronicity and Serendipity
More Resilient
More Actualizing
More Momentum/FLOmentum
Stronger immunity
Significant Reduction in Jet Lag, Hangovers, Anxiety and Depression
More Energy, Vitality and Power, More Magnetic, Charismatic and Charged, More Alive.
Limiting habits, “bad” thoughts, fear, doubt, anxiety and insecurities self-correct on their own.
Feel Both More Human and Superhuman
More Balanced, Centered and Flow
Significant reduction to resistance and struggle. Better recovery from Hyper-Flow-Overdrive Hangovers
Significant increase in compassion and empathy
More Satisfaction, Determination, Influential
More friends and friend requests, More opportunities and invitations
More calm, clear and focused
More clear visions and sense of feeling guided
Natural exemplary leadership
More graceful, grateful, thankful
More connected to nature – interior and exterior
Greater respect for life and sentient beings
Feel and listen more. More understanding.
Less or no body odor or bad breath, better skin and hair, better bowel movements, younger, better complexion – still have dandruff but less! 😉
Increase in awareness – feedback bandwidth – notice more in and around myself – signs, signals, significance of words, power of words like “value, investment, etc.” – feel embodied with the words
Self-deprecating – Laugh at self more
Move past failures and rejections lightning fast. less dwelling
Steroid-like hormonal effects in 10-15% performance (subjective perception) and positive body composition and physiological transformations – leveraged endocrine system
More weight behind words
Flexible and Stronger on all levels, including exercises
notice that breakthroughs and epiphanies happen more frequently and is normal to learn constantly and flow more
More Mojo, Juju, Halo, Aura, Pheromones, X-Factor, Sexy, Glow, Sweet Spot
More noticeable – Contagious, Viral, Piqued interest, more respect
Feel more, Heart more open, more grounded
Less reactive and triggered. Even if, can neutralize or transmute faster – nip at bud the self-limiting thoughts and inner demons
More playful and active, More child-like
Can feel the Force, Mitochondria density, ATP enhanced
Less judgement to self and others
Still snap while driving car (so many idiots on the road, including me. HAHAHAHAHAH!) but sense of heart rate and blood pressure doesn’t increase, adrenaline response is under more control, stress response is significantly diminished, amygdala hijack is less likely
Feel more Intelligent and Assertive
Brain firing on all cylinders – access to more resources including vocabulary
Provided a contrast from the past to compare and learn from.
Going Deep – Realized Depth of Soul and Spirit – Flow Real
Feel more and more like me, More permission to be me.
Greater Love from the Heart without being creepy?!! LOL!!
Full Integration – proof in the pudding – body, mind and spirit
Incredible listener, hugger and lover
Don’t realize you are doing things you used to fear till mid stream or after the fact, surprise yourself constantly.
Leverage and Loverage
Feel like I’m reversing age like I’m in my twenties without the confusion
Influence over fight or flight reaction into conscious response – hijacked or choice
Contrasting Contrast – Better Filter – your own being either attracts or repels
No excuses, feeling like I can conquer any challenge
Hyper-present and mindful
Significant less fear of the unknown
Deep sleep, less dreaming hence waking up more restful, was a chronic over-dreamer (felt exhausted)
Feel the literal physiological and psychological adaptation, breeding and bleeding confidence and creativity and more curiosity – capillaries and neuronal bridging, neuro-plasticity and neurogenesis, healing and shifting
Deeper presence, even though retention times were less
Time got more wonky
Saw stroboscope and felt tingles, felt the waves of neurotransmitters flooding system
Broke down old paradigms – getting sick with wet hair in the cold, yoga stretching in the cold
Relaxation during gasp reflex, shiver response and startle reflex under direct conscious influence
Inner fire – brown fat activation and control of shivers while in ice
Public accountability kept me from quitting even when traveling, or late training or bad weather, or monotony
Overcome perceived mental and physical barriers
Mind disentanglement and natural sighs of release and relief from interior suffering
Knowing the flow cycle from Flow Genome Project helped
Hot showers felt unnatural while doing the course
This shit is legit! There’s no speculation in my mind.
Reset/reboot the nervous system – literal excitement to fully live and engage in life – return to how I felt as a child.
Less unaffected personally by others but still not disengaged, disassociated or checked out
More bonding and service helper high neuro-chemicals
reduction of tension in tissues, more fluid body movements and posture
greater capacity to work, less stressed and accepting of challenges
things clicking more often
progression and momentum
black and white to technicolor 3D IMAX VR
responsibility – embrace chaos
more laser intensity in eyes according to people’s feedback
awareness of breath and breathing
more social and goofy and engaging
Improved sex hormones and functions 😉
Monkey Mind under control
More Non-attached
heart – less stress to pump as periphery blood vessel pick up the slack.
Satisfied and Rewarded for taking risk and making the effort.
Food taste better, Overall Sensory Enhancement, Becoming more naturally a morning person, improved appetite and conscious food choices.
Wim Hof Method is simple, yet effective. I drank the Kool-Aid and took the RED PILL and… Overall, I feel FUCKING AWESOME!!! 🙂
Tradeoff – Downsides – These seemed this way but are actually blessings in disguise as a feedback guide/teacher for iteration and continual evolution, progress and growth…

Connection to Circadian Rhythm of Nature means I got tired at 5pm winter time darkness – made it more difficult to have longer productive days.
I developed crazy munchies at night after unintentionally fasting during the day (this didn’t matter as I still lost fat and gained muscle)
Old patterns and conditioning are subject to examination and elimination – even though not pleasant at time during catharsis = blessings in disguise
I had initial fear of Pneumonia (had yellow and green phlegm congestion in sinuses and lungs) yet I still pressed on based on listening to my intuition. Other fears: Getting Sick and Dying, Creating Permanent Damage, never experienced a Cold Detox Effect, other unknowns. etc.
Still had off-days and needed naps occasionally
How do you quantify more Happiness, Health and Strength? Who sets the optimal standards? – seemed personal to me based on how I felt especially after developing a more sensitive body/brain connection during the course.
By the time I realize and actualize these things subjectively and objectively (the adaptational effects happened, i just didn’t measure a majority of them although I super curious), I cared less about measuring it anymore but I feel so DAMN GOOD?!! I still would love for science to run the objective experiments to validate, verify and confirm on me and others.
Yes, the cold still fucking sucks after completing the course yet the payoff is super rewarding. Wim said it first and best on the London Real interview… “People think I like the cold too much. I fucking hate it, man. I don’t like it all! I like it warm – hot place. I like palm trees!..THUS, I RESPECT THE COLD. IT’S MY TEACHER.” ~ Wim Hof
I still sweat profusely when it’s hot, while working out or in a hurry.
Still need 7-9 hours of sleep
Excessive yawning during the beginning of course, maybe some sort of physiological shifting going on?? I don’t know.
Not all pain/myofascial trigger points in body disappeared but significantly reduced
Afterdrop effect (intense shivering after the end of cold exposure) is not pleasant sometimes, especially if using hot water to warm back up.
I can still be absentminded – daydreaming – imaginative – forgetful of things – insignificant things become less important. Overall, feel more integrated and grounded in the body.
Still feel negative emotions and reactions, although not polarized by them and can consciously shift state/mood in the moment easier than ever before.
BE SAFE!!! — DO NOT do breathing exercises in the water (shallow water blackout) or while driving/operating machinery.

DON’T FORCE – Progress wisely and build momentum through consistency. Just go a little past your comfort zone. No need to take the BIG RISKY LEAPS or experience the AFTERDROP EFFECT because you pushed or forced too hard. It doesn’t take much stimulus to create an adaptation response.

Just like weight training, slow steady progression is a better long game and safe approach than trying to lift a car on your first day. The BIG LEAPS occurs when you see what your initial pre-testing data were when you started and then, 10 weeks later, seeing what your post-testing data are. You’ll be blown away how much progress and adaptation you’ve made over that short period of time.

While the Wim Hof Method is powerful — both physiologically and psychologically — and is a effective path toward Health, Happiness and Strength, you still need to DO THE INNER WORK to locate the cause of your anxiety, depression, addictions, or other suboptimal subconscious emotions.

The Wim Hof Method, by itself, will not eliminate old, self-limiting patterns. Be careful of not falling into the spiritual trap, known as the Spiritual Bypass, where you use a powerful technique to just “get high” or blissed out on the endogenous state (bliss junkie) that occurs when doing any breathing techniques, cold/hot exposure, meditation and/or other methods that influences the physiology and psychology of the body and brain.

Be careful not to use the Wim Hof Method like a magic “chill” pill. It’s not a cure or panacea. It can influence and create the stimulus needed for the body to reset itself. However, you must also work on creating new habits and making better choices, or else, if you regress from the Wim Hof Method, your old habits will still dominate you.

Again, don’t fall into the trap of getting high off your own supply/shit/stash (endogenous opiates and neuro-chemicals/hormones) which temporary suppresses any negative symptoms and makes you feel good, but does not create permanent transformative changes by itself unless you actually do THE WORK simultaneously (working on your psychology through self-help or through a trained professional) – Explore your inner emotional triggers that is creating unease and let them go, while integrating and remaining whole.

In the spiritual traditions, one of the traps is to “chase the dragon” — the high that occurs from having a profound experience or shift. This is similar to a heroin junkie who is seeking that first incredible high and continues to shoot up time and time again, never to find that first nirvana state and ends up OD’ing. Similarly, meditators can get addicted to the high they feel from meditation and in the effort to discover enlightenment, end up having a hard time interacting and functioning in the world — oftentimes losing their jobs, having relationship problems, their lives begins to unravel, etc.

In the dedicated and devoted effort to achieve these high “aware” states, be careful not to disassociate from the body and from the world. Be aware of all your personal cognitive biases. Have a community or tribe of people you trust that can reveal your blindspots.

REMEMBER:

Keep your feet on the ground when your head is in the clouds.
Transcend and INCLUDE all the lower levels.
Integrate.
Don’t compare yourself to others. Compare yourself only to yourself. Understand yourself and progress with maturity.
Understand the difference between a positive culture/tribe vs. a negative cult/egocentric teacher. Like Wim says, “I’m not your motherfucking guru.”
Finally, EveryBODY is different. We all have different metabolic rates and sensitivities based on sex, activity levels, muscle mass, hormones, resolve of mind, understanding of self and etc. Learn to become more situationally aware of yourself and your surroundings. Adjust and course correct based on the internal and external feedback (data) you quantify. This is the fun part of truly maturing and really understanding what makes you tick. The cold training cuts through the bullshit.
Baseline Testing before start of the 10 week WHM COURSE –

Breath hold (with air in lungs) = 50 secs
Pushups (while breathing) = 28
Coldest Personal Best (full body ice bath) = -0.7 C, 30.7 F for 20 minutes
Coldest Outside Temperature Exposure = 3 C, 37.4 F

Personal Bests during the 10-week WHM COURSE –

– Max pushups (w/o air in lungs)

fists = 75

palms = 77

– Longest retention time (w/o air in lungs) = 3:10 minutes

~ Wim Hof Quotes ~
“I’m not afraid to die. I’m afraid not to live fully.”
“What I am capable of, anyone can do.”
Hope you enjoyed my personal summary of my experience experimenting with the 10-week Wim Hof Method. The course truly upgraded my life and has become permanently part of my lifestyle! I am truly grateful to Wim Hof for discovering this simple, no BS method and sharing it to the world. As he says, there’s no more speculation. Science is proving it. Don’t take our word for it. Find out for yourself if it helps you COME ALIVE. Otherwise, it is still merely speculation in your own life.

If you want to JUST FUCKING DO IT, here’s the link for WIM’s FULL ENCHILADA 10-WEEK COURSE:

http://www.wimhofmethod.com/elearning/10-week-video-course?tap_a=11734-206e82&tap_s=70214-f55a66

*** 100% of ALL AFFILIATE COMMISSIONS earned from this link is donated to THE WARRIOR ANGELS FOUNDATION ( http://waftbi.org ) which pays for the treatment of Veterans suffering from Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) under the protocols of Dr. Mark Gordon ( http://millenniumhealthcenters.com ) ***

So with that…like Porky Pig says, “Th-Th-Th-Th-Th-… That’s all, folks.” Mahalo Nui Loa.

Aloha with Love,

Tone Floreal

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24 Jan Flow Real TV Episode #8 – Gaile Lynn – The Spiritual Gangster

“Gangsta G” ~ Gaile Lynn has studied religion, philosophy, Socratic methods, tantra, yoga, metaphysics, energy medicine, plant medicine, and multiple healing techniques.

She has also traveled to sacred sites around the world to absorb ancient wisdom and to experience varied cultures.

All of this developed a powerful background for her knowledge base as it relates to life and living, yet for Gaile, it has all been distilled down to one single perspective:

There’s really nothing to do and nowhere to get to. It’s just about giving the mind a break from running the show. It’s all an inside job!

Gaile is writing her first book due in December 2016. It’s titled “Thank You For Breaking Up With Me”, which was born out of an epiphany during a challenging break-up of her own.

This book is both a fun and profound exploration of consciousness, and how break-ups can happen sans drama & trauma and actually reveal incredible blessings.

You can visit her website at www.gailelynn.com

She can also be reached via email at gratefulgaile@gmail.com

Show Notes:

6:43 – Persevering through challenges.

8:07 – Being aware and observing the little brain while feeling it out.

9:35 – Relaxing into resistances. Lessons learned from her mom.

10:58 – The Iceman. How did her mom know these insights?

12:08 – Her journey from 8 Mile Detroit to the Big Island of Hawaii. Mana Energy.

13:59 – Catching herself going unconscious to the moment. How we all go into spooky autopilot mode during the day. Having a dialogue with our self simultaneously while dialoguing with others.

15:21 – The Matrix – We can’t see the water we’re swimming in. Choosing new actions rather than being reactive.

17:19 – Telepathy phenomenon. Fish talk. Surprise guests. Thought-sending experiment and stage play acting with coffee shop barista.

21:11 – Potent example of FLOW and Magic.

25:14 – Gaile going gangsta rapper. Adding new vocabulary to your repertoire. The joy of discovery.

26:51 – Recognition of subtle clues, cues and nuances of body language and energies. Becoming more aware during altered states of consciousness. Microdosing and other examples to consciously alter your brain states.

30:21 – Funny how the solutions are always in front of our eyes but we can’t see them??

31:03 – Is struggle really necessary? Putting forth the effort to overcome hard-wired habits and reinforced neuro-patterns.

31:57 – The Healing Aspect of Flow. Supportive environment and tribe for learning, growth and health.

33:02 – Passing of her brother. Change in energetic form. Loving deeper and more passionately.

35:01 – Pressure creates diamonds. Experiencing our humanness. Devotion to “feeling the burn” of unpleasant body sensations until it “loses its grip”. No longer being hijacked by the little brain.

37:22 – No techniques, tools, guru, philosophy – only the willingness to feel and see.

40:57 – Gaile’s big flow moment. Boyfriend breaks up with her. Thought she had abandonment issues addressed already from the past work.

44:33 – Michelangelo and David. Being in perpetual despair.

47:35 – When flow kicked in and the heartbreak broke her open.

48:38 – Freedom from suffering. Non-resistance. Alchemy. Becoming Grateful Gaile – Thank You For Breaking Up With Me

53:53 – Not adding more information to the intellect. Accessing deeper wisdom and shifting perspective.

54:52 – Vulnerability. Putting ourselves out there. Sharing message of self-healing and transformation. You’re not alone. There are other raw and real, goofy and deep people out there, too!

56:20 – Catharsis and expressing your soul, your art.

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24 Jan Flow Real TV Episode #7 – Constanza – Fire & Grace

Constanza Palavecino is a talented singer, dancer, actress and model, originally from Chile, South America.

Rare is to find such a combination of skills in one person. Rarer is to find an artist willing to put in the work to become better. Even rarer is an artist that can maintain grace despite obstacles and resistances encountered throughout the journey.

Constanza radiates those qualities with confidence and beauty. In the couple times we’ve hung out, I only felt pure authenticity and humility emanating from her – qualities often lacking in the entertainment industry.

Impressive is her fiery and graceful perseverance to achieve her dreams. Her latest music video and single, “Feelin’ Like It’s Hot”, will be released January 8th, 2016.

Show Notes:

0:04 – Tone returns from a two month hiatus and gets vulnerable on why he disappeared during that time. He also gives a little preview on Constanza’s short and sweet interview.

6:00 – Raw and Real Intro. Plan B and Improvising.

8:09 – Her Journey from Chile & when her performing career started. Her curiosity led her to recording editing video and music the “old school” way back in the nineties.

9:40 – As long as she could remember, she always wanted to be an actress and little later, as a performer. The first public reaction to her work blew her mind and gave her confidence that she can touch people with her art.

10:42 – Her uncle passed away when she was 15 and she was asked by her mom to sing at his funeral. Was a shower singer and sang just for fun prior to that. Her only training at that point was singing in church while attending an all-girl catholic school.

13:30 – Received her first voice lessons. She had to choose between being an actress or being a singer at that time in Chile. While in music school in New York, she realized that something was missing.

15:26 – Was at a disadvantage starting music school so late compared to other kids that grew up in musical theatre. Overcame that challenge by fully immersing herself during that two-year conservatory education while barely sleeping. Love and passion gave her the devotional drive herself to learn rapidly.

17:10 – She had to take accent-reduction classes while in music school even though she knew English. Her insane work ethic came out of this period as she was extremely grateful for the opportunity, being that school was expensive and she felt lucky to be studying in the USA. She continues to hone her craft everyday.

18:20 – Talking about her flow state experiences. Getting in the Zone. Timeless, observer state as a performer. Flow amplification performing in front of crowds. Her own process of observing and listening to herself while studying and rehearsing. How we think we sound funny on recordings. This process is different when you’re in the moment of performing.

20:28 – The magical moments where time freezes after all the previous training and rehearsing have been put in. Oddly, she actually get nervous after a performance rather than the typical butterfly anxieties most people feel before a performance.

23:03 – Had many peak flow experiences during rehearsals, not necessarily during the performance. She in love with it all, the pre-, the actual and -post performances.

24:15 – Perfect Synchronicity and Signs of the Universe. Being aware enough to see and feel signs. Paying attention. Manifestation.

Constanza’s website and new single can be found here:

http://constanzaofficial.com/

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29 Oct Flow Real TV Episode #6 – Kevin McNamara – The Aussie Juiceman

KevinMacAussieJuicemanGetting Juicy with the Aussie Juiceman!

Kevin McNamara is a 20-year veteran of the Australian Police Force and now, currently an immigration officer. Despite a series of seemingly setbacks and tragedies – like losing his first-born daughter to SIDS (sudden death infant syndrome), going through two divorces and being diagnosed with prostate cancer, he has taken responsibility for the curveballs life has thrown at him and healed himself from all these tough challenges. His life’s mission now is to give people to the exact tools he’s used to create health, wellness and vitality in his own life.

Show Notes:
4:01 – Meeting through London Real Academy, created by Brian Rose the host and founder of London Real TV. Like-minded inspiring people from around the world looking to “Build The Best You.” The biggest benefits of joining the LR Academy?

5:58 – Tone Floreal explains why he flew across the world to Australia just to meet Kevin.

6:55 – Kevin opens up and explains his process for healing from the grief of losing his first-born daughter, Holly, to sudden infant death syndrome.

13:24 – Was lost for quite some time and found meditation. Was always spiritual despite not agreeing with his Catholic fear-based religious upbringing. Was alway in awe staring at the stars, the sun, the sky since his early childhood. Always asking the big picture questions.

15:36 – Listened to self-help/self-development tapes of pioneering teachers like Dr. Wayne Dyer, Norman Vincent Peale, Napoleon Hill

16:09 – Not being able to talk DEEP with his peers in the police force. Knew over time that being an officer is not really his calling.

17:03 – Stop blaming and taking responsibility for his own life was the key to his healing.

19:26 – Started support group for parents who lost their child to SIDS.

21:35 – Ignoring the SIGNS. Finding about having prostate cancer. Hearing about Don Tolman, the Whole Food Medicine Man, and decided to go the “alternative” route to healing versus conventional medicine. Was able to heal himself following the juicing protocol.

28:59 – Believes being on blood pressure pills for 7-8 years contributed to his prostate cancer. He trusted his medical doctor. The scary side effects of medications. Big Pharma – huge money maker. Believe in medical intervention for emergency situations. Otherwise, most ailments and symptoms can be healed through natural means.

33:28 – Maintain a healthy lifestyle while still having fun, like eating french fries occasionally. Don’t be too rigid.

34:14 – Sharing his story, message, and education through smilingbodysmilingmind.com and KevinspiresTV on YouTube

36:27 – Greedy Big Business of Big Pharma & Big Charity – The bottom line reality as opposed to actually helping the cause. Organizing a charity event in Holly’s memory and lessons he’s learned.

41:12 – Kevin recalls his Flow Moments. Attitude of Gratitude for life. His partner, Joy, had a big positive impact on him. Using meditation as a portal for inner peace. Enjoyed the adrenaline rush during car chases as a police officer – felt THE ZONE.

47:21 – The Information Junkie Trap. Collaborating in the future on the “Nothing” Retreats. The difference between Motivation vs. Inspiration.

Kevin’s website: http://smilingbodysmilingmind.com

Kevin’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/smilingbody…

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16 Oct Flow Real TV Episode #5 – Scott Jeffrey – The Alchemist’s Journey

Author, Cult Branding Expert & Business Strategist, Scott Jeffrey riffs on little “c” and BIG “C” Creativity, the myth of being born a genius, and how holding the tension between the Conscious (awareness) & the Unconscious (the shadow) as an alchemical process, creates the high energetic conditions for tapping into your fullest human potential and flow…

2:31 – Meeting in 3D, in the flesh. Real in-person connection vs. digital relationships. How people used to meet in the past. The irony of being isolated even when surrounded by people.

4:08 – Creativity and Flow. Cross-polination of ideas, Lateralization. The Hero’s Adventure. What is the source for inspiration?

5:35 – Big “C” Creativity and little “c” creativity. The myth of being born a genius. High performers discovering and falling in love with their passion. Mozart study everything in music prior to creating his own work and developing unconscious competence. High performers invest in passion with time, effort, failure and strategy to reach excellence.

10:20 – Experimenting in our own life laboratory. Play and Fail. Learning process formula – Fail, Fail Quickly, Adapt. Failure is Feedback. Self-Correction

11:00 – The Power of Language. Internal Negative Self-Talk. Positive and Negative Asymmetry – 3x more negative words than positive words in our emotion vocabulary. Bias toward negativity. Solution is to consciously cultivate the positive vocabulary override the negative context of the brain, environment & language will work against you.

11:55 – How to change your old negative patterns and cultivating your development and creativity. Starting point – first know that 95% of our behavior is unconscious. Then, shine the light of consciousness onto the Unconscious and bring it into balance.

13:39 – What is the Unconscious and Conscious Mind? Putting the power of intention and attention (conscious awareness) onto the Unconscious. Using mindfulness training as the starting point.

15:57 – The Spookiness of the Unconscious. Sleepwalking Zombie Motif. Applying consciousness to “wake up.” Scott’s personal practices to wake up to the present moment & allowing anxiety to be. Thinkingness vs. Non-thinking. The dominance of over-thinking leads to neurosis. Integration of head, heart and gut (different brains)

21:15 – What’s the point of becoming present? The Unconscious behavior constantly hijacks us. Adults acting like children, thinking they’re acting like adults. Tapping into your own fulfillment and enrichment.

22:33 – Scott’s earliest memories of Flow. The Natural State. The Zone. Mindfulness to the present moment, passion and curiosity to amplify the brain’s learning capacity. The Spectrum of Mental Illness and Health.

28:07 – The mad scientist/genius. The Convention vs. the Outliers. Seeking approval and status seeking. The Haters. The Self-Actualizers. The Renaissance.

32:58 – What causes children to learn fear and anxiety? Parent and School Architecture. Sir Ken Robinson. Divergent Thinking. Carol Dweck’s Growth and Fixed Mindsets during parenting.

35:36 – The Conspiracy of the Public School System. Nietzsche’s Slave and Master’s Consciousness. Advertising was born out of the military. Mind control. Propaganda. Reversing the programming.

38:25 – How countries like Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan could convince their citizens to go to war. Consciousness is innately innocent. Projecting specialness to the charismatic figures of authority. Reclaiming your power to self-actualization.

43:09 – Children throwing Truth Bombs. Comedy. Vulnerability. Heart Space shutting down through power struggles and dependence for survival. Unconscious viruses being passed down through generations.

46:44 – Our” Inner Animal” and not fully acknowledging these reptilian subverted thoughts, feelings and impulses. Learning to process these impulses in healthy ways. How comedians express honestly what’s on their minds and why we laugh when we hear this truth. We realize we are not alone and that we are all the same. Being honest with ourselves, than communicating openly and connecting with humanity.

49:45 – The Shadow – we all have a darker side. It’s uncomfortable to unpack the shadow to become whole and wakeup from the Unconscious.

52:41 – The benefits of shadow work to tap into flow. Childhood repression of the animal impulses that leads to the feeling of carrying around heavy psychic energy, which limits our vitality. By owning up to your shadow, you can manifest your innate human potential.

55:43 – Cutting off a part of you, you kill your energy, your vitality, your creative potential. Bringing everything into balance and integrating the “seeming” opposites. Why we identify with one or the other? The Alchemist’s Journey – holding and allowing the tension between the seemingly opposites leads to the Alchemical Magic of Creativity and Flow.

Check out: http://scottjeffrey.com

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11 Oct Flow Real TV Episode #4 – Pineapple Olive of New York Real

An artist, musician and actress, Olive Hui is also the founder and host of New York Real TV. She was challenged by London Real’s founder, Brian Rose, to start her own Real. Now over ten episodes and growing, she’s has interviewed rock star, Andrew W.K. to End of Life Doula, Suzanne B. O’Brien. In this episode of Flow Real, Olive talks about growing up in a religious family in Hong Kong, overcoming an eating disorder and moving to New York City to gain her independence and identity. Perhaps for the first time in television history, Olive calls out the Flow State during the filming of her own interview on Flow Real TV?!! Make no mistake, Pineapple Olive KNOWS Flow. Check out her interviewing me on New York Real!

1:59 – Challenged by Brian Rose of London Real to start her own REAL

3:35 – Olive suggested to the NY Yellow Cab driver to watch Dan Pena, Peter Sage and Tai Lopez episodes of London Real for financial inspiration.

4:11 – Olive uses Twitter to connect with amazing people, including Brian Rose

5:02 – Wanted to learn from Brian Rose. She wished he had a school. Lo and behold, he starts the London Real Academy?!

6:32 – Olive’s tip for reaching out to someone prominent or creative.

7:17 – Olive starts New York Real with no experience or skills.

8:24 – Probably stumbled across London Real through YouTube suggestion after watching Lilou Mace, an online interviewer & vlogger. She remember watching the Brian Rose and Peter Sage episode and it stuck in her mind.

9:15 – Peter Sage talked about how people don’t love themselves. But why? Becky Walsh explains that our brains are filled with negativity everyday.

10:24 – Growing up in Hong Kong and moving to New York. Her upbringing in a religious Chinese family, being rebellious while developing an eating disorder. Pondering the universe, questioning religion and dealing with the stress of growing up.

16:13 – Girls with eating disorders tend to leave home. They needed space to discover and find themselves.

18:00 – Overcoming her bulimia. Her boyfriend told her he would still love her no matter what. Recovery could even be self-love. “No matter what you’ll be fine.”

19:51 – Becoming a performer and artist. Double major. Had some theatre experience growing up.

21:51 – Expressing yourself in healthy and creative ways.

22:46 – David Allen’s “Getting Things Done” and Brain Dumping & organizing your life. Getting out of your comfort zones and connecting with strangers.

24:44 – Expressing through painting and sketching. Minimalist-style. Going to art meet up. Loves playing out-of-tune old pianos. Art and emotions. Playing in a band and going on tour in the US and Europe.

30:04 – Connecting with the fans. Nothing else matters in the moment of music playing. Group Flow States.

32:04 – Olive shot calls the Flow Moment. Powerful when everyone is in the flow state together. When you’re doing what you love and are passionate about, you feel it. Going through the healthy cycle of happiness and sadness – being human.

35:15 – Actors and performer wanting to remain high after the performance so they do things to try to stay in that state, like drinking and drugs. Olive shares how lucky we are to live in our bodies and live life like a performance. The older she gets, the more she feels blessed to be in her body living life.

36:11 – Flow States in the band – each band mates are in different states. Someone has to be the leader in the band. Communication and Trust. Your twenties is a buffet to try everything. She love being in her thirties – it’s like living in her twenties, twice.

40:48 – Recognizing the flow state moment while interviewing Brian Rose on London Real. Trusting yourself, trust who you’re interacting with, trust your journey, trust the world. Trusting the Unknown. Sharing with the world. “Life is too short not to share.” Inspiring people.

43:17 – Knowing flow through the opposite of flow, which includes Death. End-of-life Doula with Suzanne B O’Brien. Losing close ones to death. The death of her grandfather. Shedding the body shell. Doesn’t know about the afterlife, but what she does know is to make this life AWESOME! Losing her dear friend recently and his incredible impact on others. Constant reminders in life to check in and get back into flow.

49:32 – Olive’s respect for her grandparents and elders. Leaving their legacy and sharing stories. We all love stories. The older generation has been through so much, including war…

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01 Oct Flow Real TV Episode #3- Austin Einhorn & Xander Centenari – The State of Flow Performance

Austin Einhorn and Xander Centenari rap about high performance training and flow states. Austin is a former professional athlete who now coaches athletes and the general population how to move more efficiently and powerfully. Pro athletes like Professional Tennis Player, Xander Centenari, seek Austin out because he helps athletes produce dramatic results even at the highest professional level.

3:56 – Austin describes his fast track path into the professional ranks. Physical therapist, Jeff Moreno (www.move2thrive.com), was a pivotal mentor in Austin’s early education.

5:50 – Working with Dwight Lowery, starting safety for the Indianapolis Colts ~ THE AHA MOMENT for both of them. This paved the way for working with more professional athletes.

6:55 – Meeting Xander through another professional tennis player he trains – Stephen Stege.

7:45 – Xander’s alway looking for ways to improve his game. Heard about Austin through Stephen.

9:13 – Xander explains Austin’s approach which comprises of a lot of measurable feedback – test & retest

10:38 – Austin goes more in-depth with his ever-molding philosophy due to his rapid thirst for knowledge. The foundation starts with looking at the individual and their unique way of moving.

11:11 – DNS – Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, method from Prague – http://www.rehabps.com – The best athletes in the world exhibit movement patterns that prevent injuries. No BS with the programming – No egos involved for both the coach and the athlete.

13:25 – Using technology to measure what may be missed by the naked eye.

14:11 – Athletes producing lots of force and speed but are “driving drunk” and the coach’s job is to “sober” the athlete – microgate.it

14:31 – Xander shares what results he’s noticed since starting the program two months ago.

16:37 – Culturally in sport, we have been misinformed about playing on the “balls of our feet.” Shawn Myszka (optimizemovement.com) – Who gonna be the one to break the old paradigms of sports?

18:09 – Xander learned about proper diaphragmatic breathing mechanics (something no one really talks about in the sports training world). Top ten tennis players in the world have better recovery than the bottom ninety.

21:17 – Xander talks about his passion – The Psychology of Sports Performance. Mindfulness of Breathing

24:57 – Increase Awareness of the “negative” dialogue in your head – Michael Gervais (http://michaelgervais.com), sports psychologist of the Seattle Seahawks.

27:05 – Brene Brown (http://brenebrown.com) – Negativity of our Minds – culturally primed by media. Perception of stress by researchers, Lazarus and Folkman. Growth mindset vs. Fixed Mindset. Physiological responses based on one’s perception to stress and actually, putting yourself into more hostile environments to get better at staying calm under pressure.

31:50 – Having conversation with yourself about “failure.” Common denominator of most successful people is that they experienced the most failures.

34:25 – Combining the Physiological and Psychological Games – the pitfalls and why you need a solid support team around you. The humility and vulnerability of Xander and Austin.

37:33 – The Backwards Brain Bicycle (https://youtu.be/MFzDaBzBlL0) – Difference between knowledge and understanding.

39:22 – Xander talks Flow and its elusiveness. Research now available to set up the conditions for flow (http://www.slideshare.net/StevenKotler/17-flow-triggers)

43:35 – Austin talks Flow – 23andme.com genetic testing – Warrior and Worrier genes

47:29 – Spirituality and Flow, Esalen.org, The opposite of Mindfulness is the Autopilot Dream-like Sleeping State

54:42 – Bone formation is directed by the brain – “Traffic both ways.” The role of genetics and environments and the influence on movement. Best thing to do is to let your baby figure out how to walk.

1:00:24 – Making accelerative leaps in performance w/o using performance enhancing drugs, olympic lifts, etc. “Does it grow corn?” ~ Jamie Wheal, Director of Programs for the FlowGenomeProject.co

1:02:45 – Contact Austin on Twitter @AustinEinhorn or email: austineinhorn16@gmail.com

Follow Xander Centenari on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/xander.centenari

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20 Sep Flow Real TV Episode #2 – Brian Rose of London Real – Escaping the Alcatraz Mind

Brian Rose of London Real – Escaping The Alcatraz Mind

A former banker and trader, Brian Rose started London Real TV from his flat in the Shoreditch district of London with just a couple of webcams four years ago. Millions of views and many incredible guests later, he has a TED talk under his belt  – and he created a new learning academy for people who want to build their best self.

Though a series of hurdles, synchronicity and flow, Tone Floreal manages to land Mr. Rose on the second episode of Flow Real TV…

Show Notes:

1:31 – “Talking Story” Quote from Marie-Rose Phan-Le

2:27 Extending the Hawaiian Spirit of Talking Story to Mr. Brian Rose

3:46 – Going back to Cali. “It’s not the where you go but the who you see.”

5:42 – Getting a Perspective on Life. Being humbled by Giant Sequoias and Half Dome in Yosemite.

6:42 – Monkey Mind

7:15 – London Real Academy SF Focus Group. Alcatraz – becoming a prisoner of our own mind. Supermom.

10:11 – Were there consequences of coming out of the psychedelic closet?

12:45 – Being public about the Psychedelic use was perhaps his USP/IP. Mention: @DanPena, @JoeRogan

13:09 Being Vulnerable. Screwing up in life. Mention: @JamesAltucher

14:21 – Starting London Real was therapeutic for Brian – listening to other people’s stories and being around the guests. The need to broadcast himself.

15:55 – How did Jujitsu and doing interviews help in learning to feel people’s energy? Mention: @EddieBravo

18:44 – How did Jujitsu transfer over to London Real? Flow States and being Present. Mention: @DaveAsprey

20:09 – Were there some guest who were not congruent with their message off-camera?

21:39 – What is the most profound Flow State you remember where you felt superhuman? Mention @PeterSage

23:05 – Being in flow with @PeterSage during a London Real episode

24:16 – The higher the risk, the greater the flow potential.

25:31 – Mention @DorianYates – Let’s talk from the Heart.

26:04 – People care more about the story and interaction than the production value

26:23 – Setting up conditions for Flow. Mention @NeilStrauss. Preparing, then letting go.

27:38 Flow moment (Floment). Perfectionism can kill flow states

28:38 – Tone Floreal’s story on how he met Brian Rose through Flow.
Mention @JoeRogan, @TaiLopez – “Knowing flow, I waited for the opening.”

32:03 – London Real Academy – [Edit Error – “…do camera setup and you’re actually releasing a show on “How to Broadcast” like in a few days from now.”

32:21 – Focus Group opportunity in London. Making the leap. Encountering Resistance on the way there from Hawaii.

33:06 – Community manager @NoorahNaker tells Brian that Tone Floreal was flying all the way from Hawaii. Timing is everything. Ripening Process.

35:08 – Yin/Yang of Flow

36:04 – Do both: Doing the hard work and letting things happen. The Art of Flow in the moment. Discovering the Mystery through our own journey.

37:43 – Flow during conversation and during London Real taping

38:18 – Don’t realize flow until after the fact. Feedback loops.

39:34 – Differences and similarities of various kinds of flow states

40:17 – London Real Focus Group Flow. Being truly human. Inauthentic to be positive all the time. Mention @IdoPortal – Dogma and Expecting hard times in life

44:29 – The Breakdown leads to the Breakthrough

45:48 – Feedback about the London Real Academy Culture

47:21 – The only metrics he focuses on is being super humble and being excited about the LR Academy. Keep the spirit going.

48:21 – Brian primed the REAL movement through the London Real Show. The hard-core London Realers that bleed London Real and want to become better.

50:59 – Brian Rose is changing and growing. Mention @MatthewMyro

51:35 – Matchmaking site, Facilitating connections with members around the world. Used to look at metrics on number of views and subscriptions. London Real Team Mention @JulianBailes, @DreDomenichini @LuisSolarat

52:52 – Humility to listen to the feedback of your peeps

53:36 – Flow Time Warp – Truly Living. Going to bed with a stinky grin. Mention @PhilipMcKernan, @MarianaAleksieva, @DanPena

55:00 – Constructive Criticism is valuable

56:46 – Taking the lumps from the internet feedback.

57:27 – Mention @RobertGreene, Blind spots are gateways to flow

58:10 – How do you know who to listen to? Mention @SiliconReal, Listen to your customers while still holding true to the your vision. So many modern companies still miss this. In-Person Focus Groups forces you to listen even if you don’t want to. Online comments are considered if 5-10% of the audience says the same thing over a period of time. Mention @OliveHui of @New York Real, Feedback toughens you up!

1:00:39 – What’s Brian vision for everything…

1:01:58 – Doesn’t even know what London Real is yet?! In TED Talk, he talked about finding your tribe that are just like you. Mention @OliveHui, @BrendaRamirez, Self-select people by being yourself and sharing your own message

1:04:10 – Mention @TimFerriss – Most billionaires are really unhappy

1:05:05 – Being a servant to London Real. Being in flow with London Real

1:05:53 – Flow is the medicine of the future. Words like Consciousness, Meditation, Psychedelics and Spirituality has a bent on it. Mainstream will gravitate to Flow. Flow is the Future. We all want to be around people that flow including ourselves.

1:06:57 – The Flow Glow (X-factor). Everybody has it. Remembering when NOT having it.

1:08:04 – The London Real Lifestyle and the people he’s met in the last four years. The impact it had on on his life through all the talks and conversations.

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10 Sep Flow Real TV Episode #1 – Bad Boy In A Good Way – Vince “The Odd Fella” Cucolichio

Vincent “The Odd Fella” Cucolichio – Bad Boy In A Good Way

Vinnie has always been a non-conformist his entire life of 85 years – always questioning everything.

He shares stories of his upbringing in San Francisco while going through the 1930s Depression with his immigrant Italian family.

Always a troublemaker, he manages to maintain his non-conformity despite the military’s attempt to indoctrinate him. Follow along as Mr. Cucolichio tells incredible and funny stories about his early life, and his 18 months tour of duty on Guam, a small island in the South Pacific.

Show Notes:

2:19 – He was born during the 1930s Depression.

5:32 – Why he is not religious.

15:00 – Found out why his father wasn’t religious either.

17:35 – Being a non-conformist and why he loves to travel.

23:15 – Didn’t enjoy high school. He couldn’t understand the point. Graduated despite being a troublemaker.

28:10 – Why he really joined the Navy.

29:02 – Discovering what he really loved to do.

37:30 – Getting seduced by a carnival gypsy.

39:30 – Enrolling into the Navy and going through Boot Camp indoctrination.

42:31 – Grown men crying for mommy and peeing their beds.

44:22 – Overseas 18 month duty on Guam and going through a typhoon (Tone Floreal had similar experiences on Guam in 2003).

47:34 – It’s a small world?!! – Synchronicity (Flow Moments). Military Meticulousness.

55:11 – His pirate dream came true. Bucking the system.

56:17 – Was more worried contracting possible venereal diseases than being in hairy war situations. It’s a small world AGAIN when he sees an old friend in Life Magazine.

http://www.ToneFloreal.com

SUBSCRIBE ON YOUTUBE:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCED1…

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26 Mar FLOW PERFORMANCE ACADEMY Q & A MARCH 24, 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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