12 episodes

Have you followed all the rules but feel unsatisfied with where that’s gotten you? We’ll help you to reach your goals through creativity, intuition, and flow instead of the hustle.

Flow into Authenticity Esther Loopstra

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

Have you followed all the rules but feel unsatisfied with where that’s gotten you? We’ll help you to reach your goals through creativity, intuition, and flow instead of the hustle.

    Episode 12 - Workin' It

    Episode 12 - Workin' It

    Once you’ve gotten clarity about what you need and have explored your options, done your research, and made connections with people who can help you start to see what your next step looks like, there’s only one thing left to do: Work it! In this episode, we talk about:

    ⭐️Moving from dreaming and learning to taking the first concrete step on your new path
    ⭐️Building capacity for taking bigger risks
    ⭐️Letting go of the idea of achieving a specific outcome
    ⭐️The importance of learning from failure

    • 51 min
    Episode 11 - Opening Up to Possibilities

    Episode 11 - Opening Up to Possibilities

    Getting to a better place in your life might not look like how you imagined it. Sometimes, when we open up to new possibilities, we find authentic ways of pursuing our passions that we had never dreamed of before. In this episode, we talk about the importance of opening up, expanding our ideas about what is possible.

    In this episode we talk about:
    ⭐️ How to transition to living a more authentic life using the FLOW process
    ⭐️ How opening up to possibilities helps you find focus in your life
    ⭐️ Allowing life to support you in the phase of your life
    ⭐️ How knowing your values helps you find your next step
    ⭐️ Creating community to support us during this transition
    ⭐️ How not get stuck in overwhelm
    ⭐️ Listening to your intuition to what’s next
    ⭐️ Doing the prep work to know what you want so that the universe can help bring it to you

    • 52 min
    Episode 10 - What the 'F' to do when life gets hard

    Episode 10 - What the 'F' to do when life gets hard

    Everyone needs to take a little mental health break sometimes, including your Flow into Authenticity hosts. In this episode, we hit pause and talk about anxiety, depression, chronic illness, parenthood, grief, and more. What happens when "life gets too life-y"? How do we keep moving forward when we're struggling? How can we reconnect with our creativity, our passions, and our values? (Hint: Find the F!)
    In this episode we talk about:
    ⭐️ How to achieve your goals when you have chronic illness
    ⭐️ Depression, anxiety, neurodivergence, and hard times
    ⭐️ How do we keep moving forward when we are struggling?
    ⭐️ How to re-think working in a traditional way
    ⭐️ Seeing creativity as a process
    ⭐️ Leaning into the thing that’s blocking you
    ⭐️ How your values can get you through hard times
    ⭐️ Why quiet and meditation help creativity
    ⭐️ How to use ‘curiosity questions’ to find solutions
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    https://www.flowintoauthenticity.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/estherloopstraart/
    https://www.youtube.com/estherloopstra

    • 49 min
    Episode 9 - What Procrastination is trying to tell you

    Episode 9 - What Procrastination is trying to tell you

    Are you procrastinating on something in your life? Feeling guilty about it? Maybe you shouldn't. In this episode, we'll be talking about why we procrastinate, what we can learn about ourselves from noticing our behavior, and what we can do to move forward.

    In this episode we talk about:
    ⭐️ Why procrastination could be a good thing
    ⭐️ The deeper meaning of procrastination
    ⭐️ Why pushing through doesn’t always work
    ⭐️ Building in time for procrastination
    ⭐️ How to work with the seasons of life and your creative process
    ⭐️ How productivity culture contributes to procrastination
    ⭐️ How listening to your body helps you to get out of the procrastination cycle
    ⭐️ Why fear and trauma keep us procrastinating
    ⭐️ Creating a support system to help
    ⭐️ How do we do things we don’t want to do

    Jay Shetty’s 4 Steps to Break Procrastination Patterns
    https://jayshetty.me/blog/jay-shettys-4-steps-to-break-procrastination-patterns-2/

    • 52 min
    Episode 8 - How to let go of assumptions that hold you back

    Episode 8 - How to let go of assumptions that hold you back

    We all have assumptions about what we can and can't do. This can hold us back from dreaming bigger or opening up to what is possible in our life. We are aware of some of these, while others are so deeply embedded that they're like the air we breathe. In this episode, we explore why we have assumptions and the benefits of letting go of some of them.

    ⭐️ How our bias helps and hurts us
    ⭐️ Identify limiting beliefs and assumptions–what’s the story you tell yourself?
    ⭐️ Interrogation of your fears
    ⭐️ Binary thinking traps–leave room for the magic!
    ⭐️ How to stop comparison
    ⭐️ How to shift your beliefs to reach your goals
    ⭐️ Why it's important to find role models
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    Resources:
    Byron Katie- 4 questions
    https://thework.com/2017/10/four-liberating-questions/

    Free ‘Get Unstuck Challenge’
    https://www.flowintoauthenticity.com/unstuck-creativity-challenge
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    Find out more:
    https://www.flowintoauthenticity.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/estherloopstraart/
    https://www.youtube.com/estherloopstra

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 7 - How to Use the FLOW framework to get unstuck

    Episode 7 - How to Use the FLOW framework to get unstuck

    😜 A note to our regular listeners: A previously released version of this episode contained editing errors. If you have automatic downloads of Flow into Authenticity, you may have received this unpolished version of the show. We apologize for the mistake.

    In this episode, we give an overview of the FLOW framework, and how you can use it to get unstuck and create a meaningful, authentic life.

    In this episode we talk about:
    ⭐️ Using the FLOW framework to find focus and joy in your life
    ⭐️ How to go from being a beginner to finding your flow
    ⭐️ Why 'think positive' or spiritual bypassing is not the answer
    ⭐️ How our brain has evolved to keep us safe
    ⭐️ How to stay open, even when facing challenges
    ⭐️ Why making authentic connections is so important in this journey
    ⭐️ Accepting your own timing

    The Art of the Impossible - Steven Kotler
    https://tinyurl.com/2u5ntmhb
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    Find out more:
    https://www.flowintoauthenticity.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/estherloopstraart/
    https://www.youtube.com/estherloopstra

    • 56 min

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