“Failure is not even a part of my vocabulary”.

On the 38th episode of the Flowstate Performance Podcast, I talk with Danny Flood, surfer, author of 6 books, founder of www.openworldmag.com, and digital nomad who spends his life researching and applying alternative routes to peak performance.

Danny’s first book, Buy Your Own Island opened the flood-gates for Danny to write 5 more, each one exploring a specific area of performance he wanted to master, including sleep and his own mind.

I love how Danny uses his natural curiosity and all the tools at our disposal to dig deeper into areas that he senses will optimise his performance and lead to a happier and more productive life.

He intelligently and consciously seeks out challenge and has figured out the most powerful way for him to find flow and deal with fears: “You are most in flow when you are in the ring, going 12 rounds with your opponent. If I’m not challenging myself, I don’t feel satisfied with myself.”

Performance areas you will learn about:

  • The Circadian rhythm and sleep patterns: How to understand your energy as ebbing and flowing to harness your peak creative states
  • Danny’s experimenting with polyphasic sleeping, and how he has “engineered flow state” in different ways
  • How light, pineapple, coconut oil are all parts of Danny’s optimal sleeping plan
  • Danny’s 3-level system to break up types of work to match peak creative states and states of highest will-power
  • The power of visualisation and launching from failure
  • How to re-frame reality and use your past experiences to empower you to greater success in the now and the future



I know you will enjoy this episode. Danny has a great vibe and take on life and I love the way to applies wisdom to his life. If you enjoy this episode, please leave a comment and a review on itunes. And don’t forget to check out Danny’s books and website.

Finally, if you enjoyed this, you will love this episode with Derek Loudermilk. 

Jiro Taylor

Author Jiro Taylor

I'm a mystic, artist and founder of Flowstate. My jam is connecting with the source of life and joining its flow.

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  • Hi Jiro,

    The thing I love about Danny is that he is open.

    Having been connected with him for a while, the guy just is open and willing and ready to embrace new opportunities. This theme from your chat and from me watching him has inspired me to be open, to be ready, and to be willing to seize what flows my way. The flow is constant; we need only tune in.

    Thanks for the fun share guys.


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