Flow is being in the zone, the state of mind where you are effortlessly focused on what you’re doing. Everything else falls away, time stands still and all you hear is cowbell. Imagine if you could be in flow all the time? You can, and a great way to up your flow quotient is to make it part of your EO experience.
Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s famous book of the same name is a great intro to the subject. And you can get into flow doing almost anything, but what works best for me is physical activity outdoors. I grew up in San Francisco, and even though I was a city kid, my parents made sure that got a lot of air and water time in the mountains and the ocean. I learned to rock climb with my dad in Yosemite at age nine, the same year I learned to skateboard and to sail – and the same year I started my first company!