Leverage for Growth Podcast

Episode 12: Achieving Flow State

Episode Date:Feb 8, 2023

Jesse P. Gilmore reflects on his experience achieving flow state, a state of mind similar to meditation where you focus on the work at hand and are producing results without distractions. Things flow naturally in this state of mind and time flies, as work is getting done. 

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Show Notes

Episode Transcript

00;00;24;10 – 00;00;51;14
Jesse P. Gilmore
You are now listening to Leverage for Growth. Everybody, this is Jesse Gilmore, founder of Niche and Control and creator of Leverage for Growth. Welcome to the Daily Leverage Edition. Today’s topic is this: Achieving flow state. Sit back, relax, and welcome to today’s Daily Leverage. So this morning I was doing my morning routine of stacking and running while listening to a book on part of the business that I was focused on improving and started to gather insights.

00;00;51;29 – 00;01;12;00
Jesse P. Gilmore
Prior to the run, I was finishing my stack and the guidance given was to go on the run and more insights would be there. So I went on a run, a long run. I’m training for two full marathons this year. One before the birth of my third child and one afterwards. And I have three months to train, so I went on a nine mile run this morning.

00;01;13;09 – 00;01;38;16
Jesse P. Gilmore
Now, during this run, I had multiple aha moments of what I needed to learn and apply them towards my business going forward. While in that running state, I achieved what is called flow state, similar to a meditative state, but it is where I’m operating and an optimal state of production. My legs in feel tired. I had a flow with my breathing and every insight it received during the run I captured using voice memos and transcript.

00;01;38;16 – 00;02;03;20
Jesse P. Gilmore
And they just kept on coming in, coming time. I use the same format as I write these daily leverage episodes. It’s the what? Why lesson apply. What is that? Aha moment or the aha and kind of insight that was received? Why is it important? What is the lesson being gathered and how to apply the lesson in the next 48 hours?

00;02;04;01 – 00;02;29;13
Jesse P. Gilmore
And this is actually one of my daily morning routines. If you’ve watched the YouTube video I have on four dimensional living, it’s all about this daily routine of a discover and declare. And ultimately, this is where reading books and things like that come from is I choose books based around whatever I’m trying to improve in the business, and then I’ll read until I have an aha moment and then I capture it.

00;02;30;05 – 00;02;59;13
Jesse P. Gilmore
Now, achieving this flow state is something that I have found to allow me to break through any limiting beliefs that I have picked up along the way and allow myself to continue to expand and grow as an individual, an entrepreneur. So why is this important? Many times as entrepreneurs, we’re stuck in a state of giving away all of our power to things that are external to us, things that we cannot control, or when we have some type of epiphany or insight or an aha moment, we delay capturing or acting on it.

00;02;59;24 – 00;03;20;28
Jesse P. Gilmore
And this delays us from achieving our goals in life and our business. And what we need to do is really to realize and listen to when insights come and have a method of capturing and applying those lessons immediately. Maybe that’s something for you to do while you’re listening to these podcast episodes, Maybe with a journal and a pen like I did today, or even a voice memo that was transcribed.

00;03;22;14 – 00;03;40;29
Jesse P. Gilmore
Now it’s time for the daily leverage. So where in your world, whether in your life or business, have you been giving away your personal power and delaying the insights that you hear and delaying the actions that you take on these insights? Is it in your life or with your health and body? Is it in your life with your spirituality or self-direction?

00;03;41;14 – 00;04;03;15
Jesse P. Gilmore
Is it in your relationships with your spouse, partner or kids? Is it in your business or your finances or team? Now, once you’ve located where you’ve been delaying, capturing and acting on the insights. My question is this What are you willing and able to do about it today as the end of daily leverage? This is Jesse P. Gilmore and you’ve been listening to Leverage for Growth podcast.

00;04;03;26 – 00;05;40;28

Jesse P Gilmore
Thanks for joining me on the Leverage for Growth podcast. I believe in you and your capabilities. I hope you spend the rest of your day feeling inspired. But keep in mind that inspiration is fuel to propel you into action. If you do not take action towards your own growth and the growth of your business, then that inspirational fuel that you’re feeling is wasted.

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