Creative Flow Expert & Music Coach
‘Inspiration’, ‘Flow’ or ‘The Zone’.
Whatever you call it, I’m sure you’ve been there and think you can’t control it.
But you can.
Creative Flow Music Coaching
I’m Mike Monday and I’m a creative flow specialist who helps music producers and composers enter the highly productive and hugely enjoyable state of ‘flow’.
There are many names for it. But whether you call it inspiration, flow, the zone or something else – I’m sure you’ve experienced it. It’s well documented and familiar to many, and certainly to us musos.
Here’s what happens:
You have no fear or doubt. Procrastination and perfectionism evaporate and you stop agonising over every single note.
You are completely absorbed in your music. Often you lose track of time. You are so immersed that you don’t notice the distractions that you usually blame for slow progress.
Your Output Skyrockets
You can easily get more done in a day than in a normal week. You instinctively know what to do next and one activity naturally flows into another. This, with your certainty and focus result in a huge productivity boost.
You Love What You’re Doing
Times like this make you remember why you’re making music. They can be the most pleasurable moments of your life. (Yes – right up there with sex!)
The Inspiration Is Effortless
You no longer feel that you’re ‘working’. It’s almost as if your inspiration is coming from elsewhere and you’re merely the vessel.
(This is why many cultures in history have attributed this state to external influences – like “The Muse” of the Ancient Greeks.)
You Do Your Best Work
What you produce while in this state is as good as, if not better than anything else you’ve done.
So How Do You Do It?
Most people think that this happens randomly. I did during my 17 year music career.
I was pretty prolific, commercially releasing well over 300 tracks, but I’d only get into “the zone” occasionally.
Most of the time I’d procrastinate, second guess myself and every bar of music would be a struggle. And I became obsessed with the reason for this.
What was the difference that made the difference between inspired Mike and stuck Mike? Why would the same guy get wildly different results?
My Big Discovery
So I decided to analyse my creative process. I also extensively researched and studied all the positive psychology I could find.
By piecing together what I’ve noticed in myself and using the tools and techniques I’ve found during my ongoing studies I’ve discovered a methodology that works for me and others.
There are certain similarities in what we do, say and think when we’re inspired, loving it and hyper-productive, which are absent when we’re bored, stuck and struggling.
It Is Possible – You Can Do it
Even though this might sound like some kind of magic pill, the fact is that it’s a learnable skill like anything else. Despite what most ‘tortured artists’ will tell you, achieving this peak creative state whenever you want isn’t a dream.
But in order to do it you have too make sure that a number of prerequisites are present in your work, life and approach to both.
Before I tell you anything else, if you’re interested or just curious go ahead and put your name and email address below. I’ll send you my “30 Things Every Music Producer Should Know: ebook for free. I wrote while I was working this stuff out. It’s a good introduction to me and my ideas.
And then if you like that, I’ll start sending you even more valuable content which will reveal the methodology I’m now using to help musicians do much more in a fraction of the time with great results.