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7 Steps To Get In The Zone, On Demand

Written by: Mike Van Thielen, PhD., Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.


You know those days when everything just goes right? You deliver that killer presentation at work, knock out a thousand words or lines of code effortlessly or crush your sales goals? And after it’s all said and done, you catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror, smiling. You recognize this person and it’s not just you but the best version of you, firing on all cylinders. What if that could be you every day? What if you could be at your best, bringing your A-game and get in the zone when you need to? It’s possible.

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How To Get In The Zone?

Most of us have experienced being in the zone at some point, but it was merely by chance or accident. However, getting in the zone or achieving a flow state is a skill that all of us can master.

Being in the zone or flow state is the experience of being so absorbed by an engaging, fun, purposeful task that your attention is laser-focused. You often lose sense of time and self-consciousness. Nothing can distract you. Implementing the seven steps below will allow you to reproduce that state of mind and get in the zone on demand. You will optimize your focus, productivity, health, life, and free up valuable time.

1. Purpose Of Life

Living with purpose is about having a clear sense of direction in life and working towards meaningful goals that align with your values and passions. It involves understanding yourself, pursuing a career or volunteering that aligns with your values, taking care of yourself physically and mentally, and being open to learning and growth. When you live with purpose, you can find fulfillment, satisfaction, and meaning in your work and life.

Your purpose sets the stage and is the foundation for winning on demand. With purpose and passion, obstacles become stepping stones and opportunities to get closer to your desired success. Your focus sharpens, your drive becomes relentless, and you wake up wanting to get things done and function in the zone.

2. Taking Control Of Your Life

We live in a world where distraction is the default, and we get overwhelmed with over 14,000 digital messages daily, making it seem impossible to get ahead and organize the chaos. It’s imperative to take control of our lives and our calendar.

Control creates clarity, and clarity omits stress and worry. We need to free up valuable time and live in the moment, be fully present to our families and ourselves, and bring the focus and purpose that allows us to perform at the highest level, in the zone.

3. Optimize Focus And Productivity

Find the strategies that serve only you in your journey to optimize focus and get you in the zone on demand. The IZOD Method™ – in the zone on demand – includes strategies to eliminate distraction, maximize focus, avoid procrastination, maximize productivity, free up valuable time, omit stress and anxiety, manage your emotions, control your life and your calendar, and stop projects and activities that you don’t like and don’t serve your purpose.

4. A plan And Strategy

Whether your dream is to solve poverty in the world, bring a new invention to market, monopolize your marketplace, crush your competition, create a masterpiece of art, land a recording contract, publish a bestselling book, break a world record, graduate first of your class, regain control of your health, find inner peace, or perform at your highest potential, you need a plan and a strategy. Without a plan, nothing significant comes to fruition. It's not necessary to know all the details of your plan as they will fall into place as you move forward.

However, a written plan with goals and strategies is vital.

As part of your plan and strategy, identify your strengths and weaknesses and start a list of people you need on your team to guarantee success and perform at your highest potential. Surround yourself with people who will help to foster your growth and encourage you to become the person you know you can become. Your team includes people that are strong where you are weak. You should continue to improve upon your strengths.

5. Beyond Optimal Health

No matter who you are or your purpose, dreams, and goals, one can only perform at maximum potential in optimal health. Assess your current health and implement lifestyle modifications to optimize your health so you can be fit, strong, and vital. Manage your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

Optimal health is the ideal foundation to maximize the benefits of biohacking strategies and technologies, reverse biological age objectively, and become superhuman. Today, science fiction has become a science fact and everyone can take this unfair advantage. I recommend hiring a biohacking coach or mentor to guide you to optimal health, and beyond. Only then your superpowers will be revealed.

6. Upgrade Your Mind

Your mind creates your future. Your mind and thoughts are the blueprint to your failure or success. There is no source of failure, worry, or fear. There is only disallowing of success, inner peace, and love. Learn how to manage your emotions and eliminate false core beliefs. A belief is only a thought you keep thinking so you can change it anytime. When your belief matches your desires, your desires must become a reality. To realize your wishes, dreams, and goals you need to assume the feeling of these fulfilled.

Most of us are driven by our past. It’s imperative that we choose to be pulled forward by our future. Our future needs to be defined by a clear path, a plan, a strategy, and measures of success. R. Brault stated:

“We are kept from our goals, not by obstacles, but by the clear path to a lesser goal.”

Take advantage of meditation, breathwork, visualization, and manifesting practices to navigate the various brain waves and get in the zone on demand. In addition, consider biohacking compounds and nootropics. The goal is to customize a STACK that works well for you, balancing and optimizing the five intelligence hormones. This will facilitate getting in the zone on demand.

7. The “In The Zone” Power Routine

A power routine can help increase energy, focus, and mental clarity, allowing you to work more effectively and get in the zone. As you integrate the steps in this article on how to get in the zone and achieve a flow state, you will find out what works best and develop a unique power routine, one you can always count on.

Being in the zone isn’t just for top athletes but for anyone who wants to live life to their fullest potential. What would your life look like if you could function in the zone on demand? Let’s start making the right choices, live with purpose, be in control, and upgrade your body, brain, and life.

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Mike Van Thielen, PhD., Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Dr. Mike Van Thielen, PhD. and World Record holder in swimming is a leader and visionary in biohacking the body, mind, and life. After working with thousands of patients, Dr. Mike realized that most people are not living their purpose and do not perform at their highest potential, with many afflicted by worry, fear, lack of focus, anxiety, and depression. He now dedicates his life helping people find purpose, take control of their life, and unleash their superpowers. Dr. Mike is the CEO of Biohacking Unlimited and developer of the IZOD Method™, a strategy for anyone to get “into the zone” on demand and bringing their A-game.


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