In positive psychology, a flow state, also known colloquially as being in the zone, is the mental state in which a person performing some activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. In essence, flow is characterized by the complete absorption in what one does, and a resulting transformation in one’s sense of time. As leaders its important to hit our peak performance all the time, flow is one of those ways which ensures we do so.
With over 10 years of coaching experience, Matt has developed expertise in areas such as mental skills training, personal behaviour change, leadership development, high-consequence environments, and team dynamics. Upon earning his Masters of Sport & Performance Psychology at the University of Denver, Matt was a professor at Humber College for 5 years and has worked with clients in professional, athletic, and academic settings. In 2019, he founded Emergent, a High Performance consulting firm.
During this interview, Matt and I discuss the following topics:
- His background and story
- The components of high-performance mindset
- How to get into our performance “sweet spot”
- How adversity can set you up for success
- The habits and routines of high-performing leaders
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