Being a multipotentialite and confidence

People who are called multipotentialites are those with a wide array of interests and skills which can be completely unrelated. They also tend to change careers or hobbies on a frequent basis.

This can often affect their confidence as society is prone to specialization and specialists. Multipotentialites are what we call “jacks of all trades” which makes them excellent connectors and creatives. But more often than not, they struggle to convey their worth and potential to future employers.

Multipotentialite and proud

It is only a couple of years since I discovered that I am a multipotentialite. And boy did I feel relieved. Knowing that I belong and that there is nothing wrong with me was one of the most freeing feelings.

But on the second thought, it makes you think why did I need another human tell me I am worthy. That I am enough. It shouldn’t work like that. We should all already be brought up with the notion that we are enough just as we are.

Well we all know, it doesn’t, unfortunately, work like that. But the good news is, times are changing and so is society. Our consciousness is rising as is our understanding of the self and society as a whole. We are much more open to diversity.

Being a multipotentialite is becoming more and more recognized and there are communities forming and holding space for those who are just discovering their precious gift. And with that, confidence to step into our full power is increasing as well.

Recognize your gift and wear it proudly

Being a multipotentialite and a life coach I have the perfect setup to coach other multipotentialites into their power. Empowering them feels to me like I am taking care of one my own. It’s the most natural thing to do.

And the joy of their recognition of their own potential is immense. Both for them as for me. Because for so long, society has been telling us there is something wrong with us. That we started believing it. Even though we could not understand why.

So if you are a multipotentialite or if you are not sure yet, or if you just found out that you might be one…be proud! Step into your power and offer your gifts to the world without a doubt or shame.

A perfect job for you

There is no one-size-fits-all job for you. Because of the fact that each of us is so diverse and has so many different combinations of skills and competencies. However, there are certain types of jobs one can consider.

As a multipotentialite you know there are going to be times of big changes which will come either every couple of months or could be years. And you should not be afraid of those changes. But if you are your own boss, the adaptation might be easier because you decide where you want to take your business.

So if you’re not already an entrepreneur, consider becoming one. It might be scary at first, but so is looking for a new job with that CV of yours which might look like a Disney wishlist to those who don’t understand us.

One area where you can thrive is in some creative roles where you need to think outside the box. Because what else are we than outside of box thinkers? With so many interests that are often not even related, we can see the connection and pull them together.

Being a connector is our natural role. I don’t know if it happened to you, but I know many different groups of people because every topic of my interest has a community around it. And guess who is the link between those communities. You are! So think of it as an asset.

Reframe how you think of yourself

The most important thing for a multipotentialite is to reframe how we think about ourselves. Instead of seeing our multiple interests as a fault, see it as an asset.

Because that is really the essence of your self-image. And once you change your thinking, you will automatically see opportunities everywhere and be open about your ideas. Share with other people what options you see and perhaps you will make them see what you see.

If you turn your diversity into your biggest asset, people are going to see it as well, because your confidence is going to confirm that you are walking the talk and that it can be done. Because after all, you are an expert in being a multipotentialite with lifelong experience.

 

Become a flow personality

Transform yourself into a flow personality

Become a flow personality

How would you feel if you could invent and upgrade yourself into a completely new personality? Into a person who flows through life in a meaninful and peaceful manner.?

You can. The first thing you need is deep desire within yourself that you actually want to become a flow personality. Without the desire, you are most likely going to stay where you are and continue living inside your comfort bubble.

What is a flow personality?

A flow personality is a concept. It’s a deliberate construct of a personality which strives to tap into the state of flow on a more consistent basis than people usually tend to.

There are several personal traits a flow personality develops:

  • persistence
  • curiosity
  • low self-centered
  • positive
  • internally driven
  • open minded and open to challenges

Can you intentionally build a flow personality?

Yes, you can. And this is precisely the aim of the FlowCode®. It serves as a roadmap to the state of flow. It gives us the understanding of what traits are needed and what circumstances are necessary for actualization of such a personality to emerge.

Anyone with understanding of the science behind the flow and the practical utilization of the FlowCode® tools can experience more flow than other types of personalities.

Flow personality is more likely to experience higher self-esteem and lower anxiety. Because in flow, you lose the sense of separation between people, you are fully immersed in what you are doing so you have less time to engage in overthinking and analyzing of things.

They have a positive view of their lives and live a more harmonious lives. They are in need of less posessions which would fullfill their lives and experience less fear because they understand that in order to overcome fear, you need to conquer it by facing it.

Active flow control

The more you practice entering the flow, the deeper and more profound the feeling becomes. You also start understanding how to manage all the circumstances which help you set the perfect environment for the state of flow.

It means we gain an active control of the flow which gives us a powerful sense of being able to manage our experiences and interpret them in a way that suits us. Thus also manage our perception in general.

Become a flow personality

What are 5 signs of stress

5 signs of stress

Stress is one of the hot topics of the 21st Century.  The truth is that it has been around since the early ages and it’s nothing new in itself. However, the stress we experience today is much different from the primal one.

What causes stress?

Reasons for stress can be very different but what they all have in common is that we get an uncomfortable feeling inside of us. That means no matter what is the external cause or trigger, it all ends up in your head and your thinking. And those thoughts can become distorted with time because you are always on high alert. It’s exhausting.

What really causes this feeling inside us are actually elevated levels of a hormone named cortisol. This hormone helps us to deal with stressful situations and is meant to make us more focused and ready to act on the danger. At least that is how it was meant to work.

The difference between escaping a mammoth and dealing with work-related chronic stress nowadays is that we are experiencing it on a regular basis. And that’s definitely not good. Our bodies are constantly in high alert mode and we never get to have the “down-time” we so desperately need.

What are the 5 signs of stress?

  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Feeling overwhelmed and unmotivated
  • Sleeping problems, either too much or not enough sleep
  • Low energy, rapid heartbeat, chest-pain, regular headaches

How to manage my situation?

There is a scientifically proven method that helps us with managing and reducing stress. And it’s called “calming down your mind” a.k.a. meditation, mindfulness, stillness, you name it.

Our prefrontal cortex, the front part of our brain which is located at our forehead, is where analytical logical thinking is happening. And the frequency of thoughts directly contributes to our stress levels.

We normally produce between 6,000 and 50,000 thoughts per day. (Read this article I wrote) And knowing, that you can actually try to reduce that number intentionally and control your thoughts and your reaction to the thoughts, is very empowering information.

When we are not in the flow state, our mind works like a crazy machine but rarely gives a consistent output. When we reduce our thinking frequency, we are more likely to tap into the state of flow and produce outstanding results with ease and without becoming exhausted.

 


If you feel you might be suffering from chronic stress, do not ignore the signs. Act on it and do something about it. If you don’t know what to do, ask someone for help. For milder forms of chronic stress, you may hire a coach like me, but if you feel you’re way past that first level, you might consider a psychotherapist.

We are brainwashing ourselves by thinking thoughts

How thinking influences our mind

Do you now how many thoughts cross your mind every day? Based on various scientific researches, the range number of thoughts is apparently somewhere between 6,200 and 50,000. And your thinking is repetitive.

But more important than that number, is the next one. 70% – 80% of those thoughts are negative.

Did that fact struck you when you’ve read it? No? Then read it again. And then imagine the huge consequences that negative thinking can actually have on how you view the world, your mindset, yourself.

In this blog post I will mostly focus on the negative thoughts, for the sake of the message I wish to convey. Please keep that in mind. I sincerely hope, you are thinking more positive thoughts in general.

What thoughts do to us?

Have you ever asked yourself what your thoughts do to you? How they influence who you are? How repeating each thought can become so embeded into you and your identity that at one point these, once random thoughts, become your beliefs. Yes, this is actually how beliefs are created.

A thought which is thought continuously for a longer period of time, becomes our belief. So we literally brainwash ourselves with our thinking. And the scary part is that most of the time, we do not consciously choose which thoughts we are going to think.

Now isn’t that interesting? I bet many of us approach other areas of our lives in a pretty structured and planned way. Let’s say you’re a movie director. Do you just randomly pile up some shots and call it a movie? I bet the shots are organized in a manner that they serve a certain intention that the movie intends to convey.

If you are a writer, do you carefully plan which paragraph goes where and how the whole story fits together? Or do you just randomly write down words and then call it a book?

I think you understand where I’m going with this. So why then are we not filtering our own daily thoughts and let them toxify our mind without any control? If we could crack that code, we’d all be superhumans already!

Upgrade and filter your thoughts by changing your thinking

Here’s a crazy idea. Why don’t you intentionally pick your thoughts and filter what comes inside your mind? How’s that for a game changer!

The great thing is that now, you are aware what are the facts and that you can actually do something about it and influence the future you. By changing your thoughts. Because you deserve better. Because you need to raise your standards.

You wouldn’t let people come into your house and s*** all over would you? So why do you allow yourself and others to do that inside your mind? It’s the same exact thing if not worse. Because repeating thoughts stay with you and turn into beliefs and eventually influence your identity.

And I can just hear the question popping in your head now:”But Maja, I have no idea what that means. How do I change my thoughts?

Glad you asked. There is a magic moment that happens in your mind that can change everything. The moment right after you think that thought. After a thought enters our mind, we usually react emotionally to that thought, which puts us in a certain emotional state. Or we transit into a next thought which might be similar and sometimes even more intense than the previous one. If we are talking about negative thoughts, that is, thoughts which have negative emotions attached to them, that would usually lead the thinker into a sad, depressed or anxious state. We’ve all been there. Some more often than others.

And the difference that makes the difference is exactly in that moment. When the thought arrives. Because then and there YOU can decide whether you will entertain that thought or not. So this is the door to your mind, your subconscious, where you can decide if that guest thought is welcome or not. And if you judge that it is not beneficial for your wellbeing, then you simply decide to stop thinking that thought and refuse it by replacing it with a more empowering thought.

Because thoughts are like soap bubbles. Nothing more, nothing less. They don’t have an agenda. They are just floating around. The thinker is the one who decides what and how that thought will influence him or her. And if you love yourself enough, if you value yourself enough and respect yourself enough, then you will know exactly which thoughts are welcome in your mind and which aren’t.

Activity of the brain

Our brain is an amazing machine. It produces so many thoughts, emotions and memories that it’s simply fascinating. But the brain activity is also fluctuating. Meaning that it is not always the same. And how we measure the activity of the brain is in wave frequencies. The higher the frequency, the more intense the brain activity is. Of course that depends on the cognitive processes going on, complexity of our thoughts, our emotional state and so on.

But as we all know body and mind are connected. So by thinking certain thought, our body would react accordingly. And with having more thoughts, with higher negative emotional intensity, we could end up and we often do, in a state of stress or anxiety. And long term that means also burn-out.

So what we can do to avoid that, is intentionally calming down our brain activity and frequency of the brainwaves. We call this “transient hypofrontality”. It literally just means a temporary slowing down of your brain activity to a certain brainwave frequency. This enables our body and our mind to recharge, to allow our mind to “open” and tackle into our superhuman side of ourselves. This state is also a prerequisite for achieving The Flow.

Listen to this video if you want to know more about transient hypofrontality.

When we calm our mind down, our body is releasing different types of chemicals than when we are in our fight or flight mode. And that has many beneficial factors for us. So the more often you do this, the less stressed and less tired you are going to be in general.

And don’t tell me that taking 3 minutes several times per day is too much of a commitment. Because then, I seriously doubt you have any intention to change for the better. And I would really like to be wrong

Take action by doing nothing

Yes, you’ve read it correctly. In order to achieve a calmer mind and decrease the brainwaves you need to be still. So in your body as in your mind. And you easily achieve this by breathing. And that’s all.

The biohacking portal that I use with all my clients TheFloHub7® contains more than 700 triggers that help you achieve that state. So if you’re not sure you can do it on your own, there are resources out there which can support you. All you have to do is reach out.

(Seriously, reach out for your 10% discount on monthly subscription to the FlowHub7 biohacking portal)

Here is a preview to how those triggers look and sound like:

To recap what we’ve covered in this article:

  1. We have thousands of thoughts in a single day and up to 80% of them are negative thoughts.
  2. Thoughts influence our state of mind, so if you have repeating negative thinking, guess how you feel most of the time an why?
  3. Good news is, that YOU can decide which thoughts you actually want to let inside your mind and which to let go.
  4. By decreasing your brain activity, you decrease the number of thoughts and you tap into your super human potential and you also feel better physically.
  5. There is a simple tool which can support you in that as well as coaching programmes which you can sign-up for on this website.

 

Why does having the right mindset matter?

awe mindset the flow

When we talk about mindset, do we really know what it means? Would you be able to describe it if someone asked? The most common mention we hear is the growth mindset VS. fixed mindset. I am assuming we all have a vague understanding of what those are and what characteristics they have. But are we aware of the power that the right mindset can have on our success?

Ever since I came across the Flow Code® I have been more focused on what state of mind I am in and what kind of mindset I have currently. And the best thing about my awareness is to be able to intentionally set my mindset in a direction I want. I am no longer only reacting to external events, I am the creator of my own reality.

What types of mindsets are there?

In FlowCode® we work with 7 mindsets. Those are:

  1. Gratitude mindset
  2. Playfulness mindset
  3. Awe mindset
  4. Growth mindset
  5. Observer mindset
  6. Transpersonal mindset
  7. Creator mindset

How can I get into a particular mindset?

The great thing about the FlowCode® is that it is created as the link that many other coaching practices are missing. That deep embodiment where you can literally biohack your body and mind.

It is all based on science and created by experts from different fields who worked together to create these tools. Now traditional coaches can expand their influence and help their clients to be even more successful in their pursuit of what ever they are after.

Setting the right mindset is crucial for achieving your goals. And when you focus on for example a growth mindset and practice the intention with triggers on a regular basis, your subconscious will start adopting this new way of thinking and approaching challenges.

It is even scientifically proven that there are numerous benefits if we regularly practice gratitude. And what is gratitude but a mind, set on the frequency of being thankful and grateful for what we have. Gratitude improves your self-esteem, it improves your sleep, physical and mental health and increases feelings of empathy.

Here you can see an example from the FlowHub® portal that I use in my coaching practice, how we hack into those mindsets intentionally:

This trigger is for setting the intention to all 7 mindsets, but we also have videos for a particular one that you want to work on should you choose so.

Why do I need to set my mind to anything?

Our brain is an amazing machine that processes the world around us and creates internal representations of it. What goes on in our conscious mind is only a tip of an iceberg in comparison to what goes on in our subconscious mind.

And the thing is, that our subconscious mind sucks things like a sponge and dictates our behavior. So if we are not careful what we think on our conscious level, we might negatively influence the subconscious. By setting a clear intention to a particular mindset, we increase the chances of our success.

And how the mindset triggers in FlowHub® work is that when you practice them regularly, they will sink in into our subconscious and set your road for success. Remember Pavlov’s dogs? Well, repetition is the mother of skill. So the more you repeat setting your intentions to positive mindsets, the more skillful and prone to success you will be. Science baby! How great is that?

Now that you understand the power of setting intentions for positive mindsets, go on and challenge yourself to do just a short 3 min gratitude meditation for a week and see how you’re going to feel. I dare you!

And if you get really hooked on mindsets, you can grab my promo code for a 10% discount and open a FlowHub® account. 

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What is transformational coaching

Horvat Maja Transformational coaching

Personal coaching in general is the process of helping people and teams perform at the peak of their abilities. It involves drawing out people’s strenghts, helping them to overcome limiting beliefs in order to achieve their personal best.

What coaching is not, is a form of therapy. Many times clients believe that coach is going to help them with deep emotional and sometimes even clinically diagnosed conditions. These realms are out of the scope of a personal coach and should be adressed by professional doctors and therapists with official degrees in these areas. Personal coaching is seen as a beneficial addition to other forms of healing but should never be a substitution for it.

Transformational coaching

What I mean, when I say that I am a transformational coach, is that I take you on a journey of a self-exploration and transformation. Because at the end of my coaching programmes I want you to come out a new person, a different person that you where when we first met. I want to help you transform into the best version of yourself. The person that you aspire to be.

Many times people are afraid of change. That’s ok, it’s completely human to be afraid of change. But that should not stop us from changing anyway. And that is the main difference between those who thrive and those who stay in the same place. High achievers are not fearless, they just do things despite the fear of unknown. Because that’s what transformation is, going into the unknown.

Transformational coaching aims at achieving the so called state of flow. If you’ve never heard of this term, read my other article on the topic HERE.

The state of flow is the utlimate version of you. It’s when you are performing at your best. And with transformational coaching I want to give you the tools and teach you to be able to get into that desired state whenever you need to. Transformational coaching is not a single-use solution for a single problem. It’s a longterm transformation of an individual who after the coaching programme is able to successfully implement the tools in any area of their life as these newly acquired skills and abilities are theirs for life.

What exactly can I transform and change?

That is up to you. Almost anything. As the tools and techniques are applicable to a wide range of problems, situations and challenges, there is almost no limits in what transformational coaching can do for you.

You may have a certain belief that is preventing you from achieving something. We call this kind of belief a limiting belief. We all have them. The question is if we are aware of them and how to change them so that they no longer limit us.

Another example of what can be changed is a certain type of behaviour that you do in your life that you know is not good for you, but you just don’t know how to stop doing it. Many times this is closely connected with your values and beliefs. So with coaching we can tap into that behaviour and see where the problem really lies.

Have you ever heard of phobias? Perhaps you even have one? Neurolinguistic programming is very successful in dealing with phobias and fears and overcoming them.

Very common thing that I help my clients do is goal setting. Practically it’s part of every coaching package but if a client is interested goal setting skills can be further discussed and learnt so that they can easily use them in other areas of their life. Just imagine how many times you are setting goals in your professional projects, because you understand that without knowing what you actually want, you can not achieve it. It’s the exact same with your personal life. We need to be clear on what our goals are in order to be able to achieve them. But how many people you know, that are actually setting clear goals in their personal lives? I bet not that many. Well, I think that’s one of the biggest mistakes we are doing.

Hopefuly you have seen and understood better how transformational coaching can change your life for the better. There are many materials online which you can search for and learn from. But if you want to get on that “Success train” fast, the best way is to reach out to a coach and sign up for a ride of your life! Noone has ever regret investing into themselves.

The state of flow or being “in the zone”

Horvat Maja Flow coach

The experience of flow is universal and it has been reported to occur across different classes, genders, ages, cultures. The flow state can be experienced in many types of activities. Optimal experiences are described in the same way by men and women, by young people and old, regardless of cultural differences.

It was reported in essentially the same words by old women from Korea, by adults in Thailand and India, by teenagers in Tokyo, by Navajo shepherds, by farmers in the Italian Alps, and by workers on the assembly line in Chicago.

Plato described flow ecstasis as an altered state where our normal waking consciousness vanishes completely. It gets replaced by intense euphoria and a powerful connection to greater intelligence.

In their own ways, with differing languages, techniques, and applications, each of these groups has been quietly seeking the same thing: the flow.

It has been described in many cultures in the past, including the Hindu Mahabharata and Daoist texts in China. There is also an old saying in Japan, which appears to indicate the flow experienced while riding a horse, according to Iwata: “Anjyo hito naku, anka uma nashi.” This means riding a horse so skillfully that it appears as if man and horse have become one.

We all remember those times when we were playing our favorite sport with so much focus that we completely lost ourselves in it. We lost ourselves in the moment, so much that before we know it, the time has already flown by. Or when we are sitting with a coffee glued to a fascinating book and something causes us to break our concentration. But then you look at the time and realize several hours have passed.

A sense of extreme happiness, connectedness, and harmony pervade into your being. You feel in tune with the task, moving with accuracy and composure, you don’t fully understand but at the same time enjoying it. You might not be aware of it, but you’re in the zone. You’re in the state of flow.

One of the reasons why practices that boost flow have positive & scientifically measurable health and psychological effects is because they somewhat disconnect us from the attachments that constantly take up mental energy and generate dissonance.
This allows us to be selfless, clear-headed, focused & driven more easily.

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