I had a hectic schedule traveling the world while training ten- to twelve-hour days, spending additional hours preparing for these trainings and honing my own skills, and I loved every minute of it. I had become like the pianist that did not notice the room, his hands, the keys, the score, but instead became conscious of only being one with the music and expressing emotion.
|--Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, author of Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience|
You know that feeling when you become so immersed in what you're doing that you completely lose track of time? Some people get lost in a book, some get lost surfing the Internet, and some people get lost in their work. Whatever it is, you're in the zone. Total immersion in what you're doing is another key to unlocking your entrepreneurial mind and waking up rich. When this level of mental energy is connected to your business, you can easily achieve your financial goals for yourself and others.
But first, you have to recognize that almost-meditative state. Then you need the power to enter it at will . . .
The idea of a flow state or zone has been thoroughly explored by the psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi of the University of Chicago. In an interview, he recalled studying students at the Chicago Art Institute in the 1960s. When they started painting, the students would almost fall into a trance. They were oblivious ...