The Art of the Flow State: A Conversation With a Freestyle Artist Duncan Horst
The Flow State is the Foundation for Maximizing Productivity & Creativity
What Is The Flow State:
A recent buzzword that is currently being spoken of by many entrepreneurs and artists alike is ‘the Flow State’. The Flow state is a state of mind where one loses the sense of self and merges into the activity that one is engaged in.
For improvised artists, this could mean complete freedom from the mind chatter and an experience of ‘flowing’ without the sense of the passage of time and one’s internal state. For artists, being in the flow state means that he/she can continuously ride the wave of creativity and generate ideas without the slightest distraction; an experience of complete unity with their art.
Benefits Of The Flow State for Leaders and Their Team:
Accessing the Flow State is also a key skill for anyone in the business world because leaders today are ever more distracted trying to balance work with the never-ending notifications, emails, and social media. For those of us in the start-up world, as rare as this may be, once we access this state of mind, we can enjoy a kind of deep work that is both focused and filled with creative potential.
If you find yourself struggling at work with creative problem solving, cultivating the flow state in an activity outside of work that you enjoy doing, can have a game-changing effect on the quality of your work. The flow state is like a muscle, it doesn’t really matter how to engage it but the more you do, the stronger it gets, and you can enjoy its endless potential for your work once it is developed.
To check whether you are tapping into the flow state, just observe how engaged you are in your activity; if you are so engaged that nothing in the world can bother you, then welcome you are in the flow!
Join us to listen to a truly unique podcast where our guest a multi-talented freestyle artist Duncan Horst begins by showing us firsthand how he taps into the flow state by improvising rap. If you like to hear Duncan’s story, and how he taps into the flow state, listen until the very end as the podcast gets very deep!
Just a side note, I also attempted to freestyle rap to experience the flow state that improvised artists tap into 😊.