#180 - How Do You Know That You’re In The Flow State?

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By Tom Sabella/Bob Bender and Bob Bender. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

How Do You Know That You’re In The Flow State? Do you find yourself playing something on your instrument without putting any thought or consciousness into the process? Does it just happen freely without any effort? What makes such people as Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and companies like Uber and DropBox become successful in the tech world? And how does that translate into being successful in the music industry?

Meet Shawn Livermore, the best-selling author of “Average Joe: Be the Silicon Valley Tech Genius.”

Ranked best-selling non-fiction book in five separate categories by Amazon, Average Joe covers numerous tech entrepreneurial founders and software developers and the exciting brands or products that they created. It goes deep on a handful of them, narrowly divulging exactly how a few software developers and startup founders created breakthrough tech products like Gmail, Dropbox, Ring, Snapchat, Bitcoin, Groupon, and more. It highlights and unpacks the general hero-worship that the media and our own minds practice about tech founders and tech entrepreneurs. This idealization of tech success can create a paradox, preventing average tech professionals from their own successful journeys. This book provides hard evidence that anyone in tech can create, and anyone on the peripheral of tech can break through to the center where innovation, creativity, and opportunity meet.

The anecdotes, stories, evidence, facts, arguments, logic, principles, and techniques provided in this book have helped individuals and businesses engage in slow creation cycles, improve the morale of their development teams, and increased the delivery potential of their technology solutions overall.

  • oduced and Hosted (by the guy who has a face for podcasting): Bob Bender
  • Co-Producer, Creator, and Technical Advisor (the man behind the curtain): Tom Sabella
  • Director of Video and Continuity (the brains of the entire operation): Deborah Halle
  • Audio/Video Editor Mark Sabella Midnight Express Studio Olian, NY
  • Marketing and Social Media: Kaitlin Fritts
  • Executive Assistant to Bob and Tom (the one who keeps us on track and our schedules straight) Tammy Kowalski
  • All Around Problem Solver: Connie Ribas
  • Recorded at: The Bunker in Franklin, TN (except during the Covid 19 pandemic, then it's pretty much done VIA Skype or over the phone, with the exception for those fearless enough to come to Bob Bender’s living room… and there are a few).
  • Mixed and Mastered at Music Dog Studios in Nashville, TN
  • Production Sound Design: Keith Stark
  • Voice Over and Promo: Lisa Fuson
Special Thanks to Tom Sabella and Traci Snow for producing and hosting over 100 episodes of the original “Business Side of Music” podcast, and trusting us to carry on their legacy. Website: Sponsorship information Interview submission

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