Hi, I'm James and I'm crowdfunding to raise money to continue a training I'm on which will enable me to coach the state of 'flow'.
With this training I'll be able to develop my business in some pretty exciting ways, bringing leading-edge peak-performance tools into my existing work of helping people create and market high-value online-courses.
I'm offering a range of flow-based rewards in return for your support.
Most of us know what the state of flow feels like.
Described simply, it's 'an optimal state of consciousness in which we feel our best and perform our best'.
A more technical description includes the following six elements (all or most of which are present in all genuine 'flow' experiences):
- we're hyper-focused and yet fully relaxed
- action and awareness merge into one
- our sense of self vanishes
- time dilates (either speeds up or slow down radically)
- we feel a heightened sense of control or influence over what's going on around us, and
- we just feel great – unstoppable, limitless.
It's a powerful experience, bringing with it massively enhanced performance.
But most of the time this wonderful, almost magical state is elusive, coming and going only at rare moments, seemingly on its own accord.
We can change that though.
The training I'm on
It's possible to trigger the flow state at will, and to cultivate a life rich in flow.
I'm halfway through an in-depth masters-level training that's teaching me:
1. how to do this for myself
2. how to coach others to do this.
The training is by The Flow Research Collective, the world's leading peak performance research and training institute. (You can find out more about The Flow Research Collective here.)
These guys have drawn on decades of research into flow states and partnered up with top universities to study the state of flow as it shows up in athletes and peak performers in a wide range of fields. They then decoded it, discovering that there are various distinct elements to the flow experience. And finally they set about bringing together everything known about flow and figuring out how to reverse-engineer it, identifying a set of flow triggers and flow blockers that induce or hamper flow.
By cultivating these triggers and eliminating the blockers it's possible for anyone to access flow on-demand.
This enables us to harness flow's extraordinary performance-enhancing qualities and channel these into any area of our lives that we wish - personal or professional.
The training covers the biology, neuroscience and psychology involved, as well as the practical techniques for cultivating the triggers and eliminating the blockers.
It's an amazing training, based on rigorous research and experimentation, endorsed by some of the worlds leading high-performance figures.
But it's very expensive and I need to raise funds to continue.
In exchange for your support I'm offering a range of flow-related rewards:
- 75% off places on an 8-week group flow-coaching programme I'm putting together, that will run soon after I've finished the training - end of July.
- 50% off individual flow-coaching packages.
- 75% off places on another group coaching programme I'm putting together, this one combining flow training with the work I've been doing helping people create online courses.
- 75% off places on my forthcoming Reboot Retreats - 10-day deep-dive retreats to help you find your clarity and purpose - so that when you apply the rocket fuel of flow to your life you know its taking you in the direction you really want to go in!
Why I'm doing any of this
All these offerings are based around the beliefs that:
- We each have unique and valuable qualities and gifts, and if we can get really clear on what these are and build our lives around sharing them then we'll have a highly positive impact on the world and create a healthy abundance in return.
- In order to do this we need to break through the web of limiting beliefs that are keeping us stuck living lives we don't love and which don't let us contribute our most valuable gifts. This often requires some deep digging and outside assistance, but the tools and support are available.
- We're living in a time of unprecedented possibility, with digital technology and the power of the global network (evidenced clearly here on this site!) enabling anyone to create the kind of passion-based and purpose-driven lives and livelihoods that even 10 years ago were out of reach to all but a few.
The flow training I'm on is giving me the resources to act on these beliefs in my own life and to help others to do the same in theirs.
By doing so I hope to help in my own small way to create a world in which more and more of us are living deeply meaningful lives based on who we really are, fully contributing our innate gifts to the party, and generating a healthy abundance through work we love.
As I father, this is the kind of life I'd love my son and his peers, and all children, to grow up into.
I believe that passion- and purpose-based living holds solutions to many of the grave problems our world is facing right now.
My previous and future work
Over the past few years I've trained myself up in the digital skills needed to help people create and sell their own online courses. I now offer a range of services including web design and digital marketing, as well as guidance on course creation.
You can have a look around my business website here.
I'm not someone who particularly enjoys being on a computer for hours and hours every day (to find out just how much of an understatement this is you could explore this little rabbit-hole here - Disclaimer: I've come a long way from that wild state!), so this was a counter-intuitive step.
But I saw the potential to earn a decent income from this web-based work, through which to build a life for my son and I, and I recognised that I could help people with something valuable to teach to be able to share and monetise their knowledge.
There was something missing though.
Again and again I was working with clients who were running up against strong inner resistance to actually getting their lovely work out there. Sometime these blocks were paralysing.
And I found I didn't have the tools to help them through these blocks.
That's why when I discovered this flow training I knew I had to jump onto it. It's the missing piece I need to be able to offer the full service that I know can create success for my clients (and myself!).
With it in place I'll be able to apply leading-edge performance coaching to the process of helping people build their badass online knowledge business.
More about the rewards I'm offering
The rewards I'm offering are the various elements of the process I'm putting together to help people to make a great income doing what they love, sharing their unique gifts, and working less than 10 hours each week.*
You can claim any of these rewards for yourself, a partner, friend or family member, an employee, or even a total stranger (let me know if you choose the latter and I'll pass on your gift to someone who will value it).
The first two are not necessarily for people looking to build an online knowledge business, but anyone wanting to level-up their performance in any area of life: to move towards their existing professional or personal goals faster and with less friction.
The third is for anyone ready to harness the combination of flow and digital technology to create an online business based around what they love and have the expertise to teach.
The fourth is for anyone who feels that they're just not quite accessing or actualising the depth and authenticity that they know exists within themselves, and who is ready to take a deep-dive to break through what's been holding them back.
These four pieces will eventually make up a complete bells-and-whistles package, but for now I'm offering them individually.
1. Group flow-coaching programme
Get 75% off an 8-week training on how to bring more flow into your life.
Here I'll be teaching everything I'm currently learning from The Flow Research Collective about the neuroscience of flow and how to create a high-flow lifestyle.
This programme will sell for £1000 in the future, but in return for your support now you can grab a place for £250.
You can find out more about it here (I put this page together in a hurry and may have got a little carried away so please forgive any hyperbole).
Start date: Early August
2. Individual flow-coaching packages
Get 50% off a series of 1:1 coaching sessions.
Here you can get personalised guidance on how to cultivate flow in your life to significantly level-up your performance both at work and at play.
Get 5 sessions for £250
Get 10 sessions for £500
After I finish the training I'll be charging £100 and upwards for one of these 1:1 sessions, but in return for your support now you can grab a bundle of 5 for £250 or 10 for £500.
Start date: Mid July
3. Online knowledge-business creation
Get 75% off a 16-week group coaching programme that will go through the entire journey of creating a high-value online course, packaging it up online, building it its own website and putting everything in place needed to market and sell it effectively.
If you or anyone you know have ever though about creating your own online business around something you are passionate and knowledgeable about, this is the opportunity to do so.*
I'll be taking the group step-by-step through absolutely everything involved in setting up online - mindset (this is where flow comes in), strategy, messaging, content, and infrastructure (this is the tech side).
Nothing will be left out, and everything will be flowy (yes, that's actually how flow researchers describe flow-related activities and processes!)
This programme will sell for £2000 in future but in return for your support now you can grab a place for £500.
Start date: September
4. Reboot retreats
Get 75% off places on my forthcoming 10-day Reboot Retreats.
These online retreats will be deep-dive experiences combining powerful conscious relaxation practices with a gentle process of self-enquiry, to help you reach down into your depths and find inner clarity and purpose.
You'll be able to take these retreats at home or at a spa of your choice (recommended), and each of the ten days will include 8 hours of relaxation practices and self-enquiry exercises.
I aim to run one of these retreats every month from September onwards.
I'm offering various reward options for Reboot Retreats:
Get 1 retreat for £50
Get access to as many retreats as you like for a year for £125
Get access to as many retreats as you like for ever (lifetime access) £250
These retreats will normally sell individually for £250, cost £500 for 1 year's access, and £1000 for lifetime access, but in return for your support now you can grab a 75% discount on these future prices.
Start date: 1st retreat is scheduled for mid August.
5. The whole shebang
Okay, I've decided to put this out there now in case anyone is into it!
Be among the first to go through the whole bells-and-whistles flow-based online knowledge-business creation process I'm putting together!
Spend 6 months being individually guided every step of the way to mastering flow and building a business that will make you great money doing what you love, sharing your unique gifts, and working less than 10 hours each week!
You'll get all rewards described above (group flow coaching; individual flow coaching sessions x 10; group business creation journey; lifetime reboot retreat access; plus lots of additional personal support.
It will be 6 months of deep and intensive peak-performance training and fully supported business creation.*
I'll be charging £10,000 for this in future, but in return for your support now you can grab a 75% discount on that and pay £2500.
Start date: We could get going immediately.
How I'll spend the funds raised
I still need to pay £5k for the rest of the flow training, so that's my main goal for this campaign.
Any funds I receive on top of that will help me to build out the offerings outlined above faster and better than I would be able to if I was bootstrapping them.
If you've read this far then I guess you're either into the idea of cultivating more flow in your life or looking to start an online knowledge-business of some kind.
Why not do both!
Please consider supporting me, and investing in yourself, by choosing one or more of the rewards I'm offering and hitting the pledge button.
You can contact me to find out more about any of the rewards at [email protected]
Let's create more flow, purpose and passion-based abundance in our world!
There is no guarantee that you will earn any money using the techniques and ideas I will be offering in any of my programs.
Results will always be determined by a number of factors, such as your financial condition, experiences, skills, level of effort, education, and changes within the market.
Running an online business carries risks, and your use of any of the information I will present in my programs is as at your own risk.