When you’re in a flow state you’re in “the zone,” or a concentrated state. You’re super productive—you’re in the matrix.
We often set goals in terms of income. We want to make X amount of money. Then we try to figure out how to get there, often wondering what’s keeping us from our goals.
But a more productive way to look at it is to think of the things we can do today to move us forward to where we need to go.
If today you are making a habit of putting yourself in a productive flow state, carving out a solid chunk of 2-4 hours, you are ultimately helping yourself grow your income.
Flow state increases your productivity. If I said “productivity is a leading indicator of income,” it would seem like a no-brainer. Being more productive will eventually translate into higher earnings.
Working in a flow state is a step you can take today, and every day, to increase your productivity and ultimately your earning potential. Commit yourself to it. If you find things encroaching on your productivity, find ways to address those. Set boundaries, communicate asynchronously, and condition your contacts and clients to expect this. Give yourself every chance to allow yourself to stay in the zone and focus.