How to prevent a brain crash after working in an intense flow state

How to prevent a brain crash after working in an intense flow state

Innovation Leaders are no average people. Being driven, intense and excitable enables them to perform at high levels for hours on end, hyperfocused. To an outsider, it may seem as if these people are somehow superhuman and they expect them to be able to do their special stuff at will. But reality is often different, very different... 

(...) Many Game Changers confided in me that they have had similar experiences. They even started thinking they were bi-polar. On a high one day and totally depressed the next. Why oh why could they perform so well and feel so drained afterwards. And more importantly, why couldn't they perform at a steady level the whole time? Some are so embarrassed about this, that they try to hide their 'downside' from their colleagues and spouses. More than a few potential Innovation Leaders are stopped in their tracks because they can't get a handle on this 'flow > crash > flow > crash' pattern...

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