Unblocking Creativity | BONUS EPISODE | TSMP #021

Hacking Productivity – BONUS Coaching Call – Dhiraj G | TSMP #030 The Successful Mentalist

In this BONUS podcast episode, Aidan & Ashley are bringing together not one, but TWO private coaching calls on the topic of 'productivity'.In August 2020, Dhiraj came to us with the intention of learning more about what it takes to become more productive and learn some of the ways that this can be applied to the practice and rehearsal of magic/mentalism. There is a LOT of information covered in this episode. Grab your notepad and be prepared to start plotting the ways in which YOU can start optimising your lifestyle for maximum output. Things That You Will Learn: CALL ONE Steven Kotler's 'XDS' Approach To Task Management [04:05] The Impact of Sleep on Productivity [07:10] Aidan & Ashley's Sleep Schedules [10:30] Ritualising Your To-Do List [12:52] Finding A Task Management System [14:50] The Importance of Distraction Management [17:59] CALL TWO 3 Simple 'Speed Reading' Tips [24:05] Aidan's Morning Routine [29:35] Breaking the Timeline of Practice [33:30] How to Practice Properly [38:10] FOOD FOR THOUGHT: "Ideation without Execution is Delusion" (Robin Sharma) "Your days are your life in miniature" (Robin Sharma) Resources Mentioned In This Episode: BOOKS: 'Eat That Frog' by Brian Tracy 'Indistractable' by Nir Eyal The Code of the Extraordinary Mind by Vishen Lakhiani The 5AM Club by Robin Sharma Productivity For Working From Home [FREE COURSE] (mindvalley.com/remote) Book Our 'Boring Mentalism Lecture' At Your Magic Club (thesuccessfulmentalist.com/boring) Free eBooks (https://my.captivate.fm/thesuccessfulmentalist.com/free (thesuccessfulmentalist.com/free)) Did you enjoy this podcast? If so, don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE on https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-successful-mentalist/id1512659543 (Apple Podcasts) or https://open.spotify.com/show/41CivTlicy4DWUkDGoQh5n (Spotify) so you never miss an episode! Share and tag us on Social Media (http://facebook.com/thesuccessfulmentalist (@TheSuccessfulMentalist)) or use the hashtag #thesuccessfulmentalist
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Have you ever faced any blocks to your creativity?

Been stuck with ‘writers block’ or something stopping you from creating something new?

On today’s episode of the podcast we are bringing to you something slightly different – we’re sharing with you a PRIVATE 2:1 COACHING SESSION on this exact topic!

Sam came to us with some questions about overcoming his creative blocks and in this coaching session we take a deep dive into why these blocks occur, how to overcome them and how to tackle them going forwards.



  • Where to start when creating a routine/effect/idea/presentation etc.
  • Sam’s Creativity Triad
  • Applying the Passion Cycle from the Flow Research Collective
  • Understanding the 4 Stages of Creativity
  • Tips to help induce more creativity
  • The problem with ‘End Goals’ as motivators
  • Understanding your real desires in a creative situation
  • Why you MUST keep your goals to yourself
  • Mindset shifting to prevent ALL FUTURE creative blocks


  • “Creativity is simply a muscle that you can train”
  • “Your books are there as a source of INFORMATION not INSPIRATION” (Timon Krause)
  • “If you fight for your limitations, you get to keep them” (Jim Kwik)

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