The Flow State

Posted on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

Welcome to the Manchester Enterprise Group newsletter, brought to you by our copywriting agency, Making You Content.

We’re experimenting with a few new ideas at MEG this month – rotating the chair of the meetings and mixing up the format to keep things fresh.

There’ve also been some great guests turning up at Cloud 23 in recent weeks, including the likes of networking host Scott Hadden. The Food & Film founder also into the travel industry, offering bespoke holiday experiences on behalf of Mark Bratt Travel. MEG’s own Jacob O’Brien has already taken advantage – booking himself a South African safari!

Here are all the rest of the highlights from late October, as well as what we can look forward to in November.

The Theme: The Flow State

As hardworking business owners, we’ve all experienced that sensation where time completely vanishes – a point when we’re so deeply immersed in the task at hand that hours flash by in what feels like a matter of minutes.

Our performance psychologist Stuart Holliday picked apart this phenomenon in our last MEG meeting, labelling it: ‘The Flow State’.

Research has shown that many athletes and professional sportspeople have enjoyed their best performances and greatest successes when immersed in the Flow State – where the inner critic is deactivated and their focus is sharpened.

But entering a state of mind that empowers ultimate human performance isn’t something we can switch on and off. It must be an activity that is suitably challenging yet familiar – a testing activity within a craft you know inside-out.

Finding the Flow State means committing to mastering a trade and being willing to tackle the tougher tests. Once you’re in this frame of mind, you can achieve something rather special. Stu signed off by encouraging the group to find their Flow State – wishing us the best for the rest of the week.

If you’d like to be among the guests at the next MEG, you can book your spot by visiting our Eventbrite page.

The Events

We like to share details of local events that might involve, or be useful to, our networking group. In this section, you can discover more about the best business meetings in Manchester and find out where our members are in action outside MEG.

Managing Your Emotions For Success In Running

Saturday 24th November 2018

ASICS Store, 527 Oxford Street, Mayfair, London, W1C 2QL

14:00 – 16:00

Are you getting maximum enjoyment out of your training? Do you ever struggle with the mental battle under pressure in races? Could you get more out of your performance if you worked at your mental game?

If the answer to any of these questions is “yes,” then this workshop is for you.

Join Stu Holliday and his fellow professionals as they offer insight into taking running to the next level.

Learn more here:

Maximise Your Personal Wealth

Thursday 29th November 2018

The Village Hotel, Waterfold Business Park, Rochdale Rd, Bury, BL9 7BQ

17:00 – 19:30 

MEG members Mark Carnighan and Calvin Husbands star in this specially designed seminar for entrepreneurs who want to build a fast-growing, profitable business and keep their wealth protected. The event will include guidance on:

  • How to grow your company so that it can operate without you
  • How to deliver the business valuation you want to achieve
  • How to prepare for retirement from your business and maximise your income
  • How to deliver on your personal goals

There will also be an opportunity to network with fellow business owners after the event.

Tickets available here.

Joining MEG 

It’s currently free to join MEG; once 25 members are signed up, a joining fee of £195 will apply. It costs £55 per month to remain a member, which entitles you to:   

  • Weekly breakfast meetings at Cloud 23 
  • Opportunities to engage with a diverse mix of fast-growing businesses 
  • Fantastic views of Manchester city 
  • Continental breakfast 
  • Bacon, sausage, and egg rolls 
  • Unlimited tea, coffee, juice, and water 

Our Values Are:  

  • Commit
  • Collaborate
  • Cultivate

Our Purpose Is:

To create a tight-knit network of likeminded businesspeople that consistently creates new opportunities for everyone.



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