The Rise of Super You

Today I am introducing you to Steven Kotler, bestselling author, and peak performance expert. Plus get this, the creator of The Flow Genome Project. In his great book called The Rise of Superman, I know I have told you before that I get my research wisdom from everywhere, but this is not from the film!!! It is, however, fascinating.
Steven shares how to bridge the gap between extreme and mainstream and unlocks the code of ultimate human performance. Drawing on 15+ years of research, including first-hand reporting with dozens of top action and adventure athletes (Laird Hamilton, Travis Rice, Ian Walsh, Danny Way, Dean Potter, among many others), RISE explores the frontier science of ‘flow,’ an optimal state of consciousness in which we perform and feel our best.
By using what seems to most of us like ‘impossible’ athletic feats as case studies, the book deciphers what these athletes are doing to harness flow so successfully, he shows us how we can apply this knowledge across all domains of society.
In other words, despite the unusual ‘them’ at the centre of this book, this story is really about ‘us.’ You and me. Who doesn’t want to know how to be their best when it matters most? To be more creative, more contented, more consumed? To soar and not to sink? Yeah me, I do!!!
As the deeds of these athletes prove, if we can master flow, there are no limits to what we can accomplish. He also challenges some myths of mastery, he tells us that it’s not so much about having the right DNA or the willpower to delay gratification for 10,000 hours (more about that another time).
For this week, I’m sharing my favourite piece of wisdom from Steven.
He was asked what ONE piece of wisdom he’d share with someone looking to optimise their life and actualise their potential.
His answer?
“No pressure, no diamonds.”
He tells us that we need to be willing to exit our comfort zone if we want to catch a glimpse of our ultimate potential.
“No pressure, no diamonds.”
That’s become one of my favourite new mantras.
No pressure. No diamonds.
No pressure. No diamonds.
No pressure. No diamonds.
This mantra cuts through fear like a razor-sharp, diamond-bladed sword.
Try it, next time you’re feeling a little pressure.
One more time: No pressure. No diamonds.
Here’s to the Rise of Superyou!
Stay Focused, Keep Positive and Choose to +1 in Every Moment.
Love, Hugs, High Fives and Fist Bumps
Toni x
Ignite Your Passion, Fulfil Your Dreams and Awaken Your Greatness!
PS.- Talking of your super you! Imagine how great it would be to get clarity on your Purpose, your key goals for the next year. How would it feel to break down the barriers and limiting beliefs that have been holding you back – FOR YEARS!!!
Think about the impact that achieving those goals, being clear on what YOU WANT could have on you and doing the work could have on everyone else. Start to believe that it is possible and fall in love with the outcome.
Are you ready, let’s get down to it… here’s a chance to absolutely do all of that, sign up to my
5 Ways to A Better You – Mastery Class
Be sure to book your place for just £147.00, why not bring a friend for half price.
Join my three hour, jam packed session, with scientifically proven tips and tools and real-life experience and other likeminded women like you over Zoom.
Feb 11, 10.00 – 13.00 (GMT) OR Feb 16, 18.00 – 21.00 (GMT)
I am so excited to see you there.
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Toni C. Eastwood



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