• Michelle Ireland

Flow Performance is High Performance

My background is in high performance coaching. I moved to that field very quickly in my coaching practice because I loved the power of it all. I loved how we could train ourselves to be in control and master our minds in such a way that we could consistently be performing at our highest capacity. I loved the routine of it. I loved the mindset of it.

It all fit very nicely into what I found worked really well in my life and what worked well for people across the board.

As time went on I dove in deeper and deeper into the psychology of it. I became obsessed with learning more about how the mind works, the neuroscience, the mindset, and then eventually into thought work.

Which is where I work from now.

And the reason for this transition from high performance to thought work is centered on one basic change in approach.

In high performance we're trained in helping our clients with how to create motivational energy each day. To control our mental, emotional, and physical environments in such a way that we're consistent in our work and intentions.

And while I love all that, I found something that feels more natural for me.

The best part is that the results are the same - if not better.


I know it's something that people are talking about a lot right now, so I don't want to yammer on about it, however I will say that when I say FLOW, I mean FLOW. Like floating down a river, flow.

And the difference for me between the high performance approach and the thought work approach is that with thought work, I don't have to do anything to get into a state of flow. The opposite is actually true.

I have to do less work. No more creating the energy for motivation. No more mental, emotional, spiritual, physical prep work is necessary.

All I have to do is try to stay in a mentally relaxed and open state of mind as often as possible. When I do that, our natural state of flow, creativity, and inspiration has room to breath.

When that happens, all we have to do is go along for the float down the river.

Everything comes easier.

Everything is more inspired.

Everything is more aligned.

Everything is more connected and purposeful.

Everything comes with such clarity.

And that is what we all truly want, right? Alignment, connection, purpose, abundance.

That is what comes when you're in flow.

And all you have to do is get out of your own way, get out of your own head, and remove the things that are clouding your natural state.

If you're interested in learning how to do that for yourself so that you're in flow and floating down the river of creativity, then leave a comment below or message me directly.

Keep reading more in my Flow Performance series so you can see the benefit for yourself.

The Best of High Performance + How it Feels to be in Flow

With grace, grit, and gumption,

xo Michelle

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