GIG 1.1 - Optimal Engagement

FOUND: The Preparation - In the beginning, we set the foundation for a life in flow. We learn the philosophical interpretations of how optimal performers think about and see reality...

The Art of Cultivating Flow in Life

Transform your relationship with your music to build the foundation for a meaningful and fulfilling artist journey. Turn your passion for music into a calling by finding vital engagement. 

GIG 1.1 - Optimal Engagement (Intro)

GIG 1.1.1 - Cultivate more Flow in life

TRAINING: GIG 1.1.1 - Knowing Oneself

Journal on the following questions:

  • What are the things that matter most to you?

  • Who are the people you admire most?

  • What do you admire about them?

  • What kind of person do you definitely not want to be?

  • What are the values you would not compromise under any circumstance? 

  • How do you express your personality through your music? 

  • What are the factors that motivate your actions in different areas of your life other than music?

TRAINING: GIG 1.1.1 - Big Five Personality Test

Take the free big five personality test: ACCESS HERE

It’s a scientific personality assessment and gives you accurate scores for the Big Five personality traits which are Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism.

TRAINING: GIG 1.1.1 - Hallowell Self-Report

Take the 'Hallowell Self-Report' by psychiatrist Dr. Edward Hallowell: ACCESS HERE

The 'Hallowell Self-Report' is a structured interview designed to get to know yourself a little bit better. The process is based on self-reflection.

TRAINING: GIG 1.1.1 - Know Your Strengths

  • Reflect on your greatest achievements and the biggest challenges you’ve faced.
  • Mentally review your most significant accomplishments and seeming leaps of understanding and inspiration.
  • Track what you think enabled you to arrive at these.
  • Think about 5 strengths that you used in each one of those areas.
  • Can you identify any overlaps or patterns among them?

GIG 1.1.2 - Identify the fundamental concepts

TRAINING: GIG 1.1.2 - Reflect & Identify

  • Make a list of the concepts and ideas that are most fundamental to your individual experience as a musician. 
  • Explore how those principles connect to other areas of life.
  • What were the early obstacles to your pursuit?
  • Did you have any mentors who nurtured your passion and skillset?
  • How did you prepare for “wins” and “losses” in your struggle for excellence?
  • Are you emotionally prepared to do the work necessary for learning and growth?

TRAINING: GIG 1.1.2 - The Power of Presence

  • Make a list of your commitments and activities and rate them on a scale of 1-5 in terms of your investment in them—this is not about time, but rather about your commitment to excellence.

  • Consider how your degree of presence fuels or inhibits your learning process. 

  • Now think about how your level of presence affects your degree of personal success.

GIG 1.1.3 - Get your relationships right

TRAINING: GIG 1.1.3 - Intrinsic Motivation

Rate on a scale of 1-5:

  • How passionate am I about my music and what I’m doing? Think about how much you love the activities you’re doing day to day. 

  • How deeply do I resonate with the purpose and mission what I’m doing contributes to?

  • How curious am I about my art and what I do day to day? Think about how often your attention is spiked and pulled in by curiosity around something you’re doing. 

  • How possible is it to continuously grow and improve at my craft and what I’m doing? Think about whether you can reach your maximum at what you’re doing or can pursue mastery to infinite. 

  • How much autonomy do I have around my music, creative expression, and what I’m doing? Think about how much control you have over your work and its direction.

TRAINING: GIG 1.1.3 - Vital Engagement

  • On a scale of 1-5, how engaged is my relationship with my work (art, music).

  • On a scale of 1-5, how engaged is my relationship with others.

  • On a scale of 1-5, how engaged is my relationship with something greater than myself.

  • Solve the lowest score.

TRAINING: GIG 1.1.3 - Your One Big Thing

What's the one big thing you are here to achieve through completing Creative Thrive?

GIG 1.1 - Optimal Engagement (Outro)

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