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Episode 108: Steven Kotler – Your Flow State: What Is It? How To Get There…

Episode 108: Steven Kotler – Your Flow State:  What Is It? How To Get There…

Steven Kotler is a remarkable leader… I really appreciate that he’s actively seeking out opportunities to get to his “flow” state.  Your flow state is your optimal level of consciousness.  On this episode, I learned a great deal about being in flow and finding ways to get there more often.  We had a fascinating conversation on this episode of The Learning Leader Show.

Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning journalist and the cofounder/director of research for the Flow Genome Project. He is one of the world’s leading experts on ultimate human performance.

His latest work, Bold was called a “visionary roadmap for change,” by President Bill Clinton and spent many weeks atop both the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists.

His previous book, The Rise of Superman, was one of the most talked about books in 2013 and the first book in history to land on national bestseller lists in the sports, science, and business categories simultaneously. In it, Steven decodes the science of flow, an optimal state of consciousness where we feel our best and perform our best.

Episode 108: Steven Kotler – Your Flow State:  What Is It? How To Get There…

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The Learning Leader Show

“Flow Is The Optimal State Of Consciousness”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Creating a life that maximizes time in “flow” leads to sustained excellence
  • Attacking life with a level of commitment… Day by Day
  • Waking up at 3:30 AM to write
  • The power and importance of momentum
  • Flow requires a massive amount of focus – Deep Work
  • Tim Ferriss’s 4 hour time blocks
  • Why Montessori schools are great – Focused on self-directed learning
  • What is the Flow Genome Project?
  • Be known for doing something that is uniquely you
  • Why action sport athletes are great people to hire
  • Learning Leader – Have a sense of humor… Life is hard for everybody
  • The speech process – Preparation and delivering
  • Playing quarterback and how it compares to other parts of life

 “Ideas Don’t Matter… I Care About Execution”

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Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

Bio From StevenKotler.com

Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning journalist and the cofounder/director of research for the Flow Genome Project. He is one of the world’s leading experts on ultimate human performance.

His latest work, Bold was called a “visionary roadmap for change,” by president Bill Clinton and spent many weeks atop both the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists.

His previous book, The Rise of Superman, was one of the most talked about books in 2013 and the first book in history to land on national bestseller lists in the sports, science, and business categories simultaneously. In it, Steven decodes the science of flow, an optimal state of consciousness where we feel our best and perform our best.

Just as Rise explores the upper limits of individual possibility, his book, Abundance, explores the upper limits of societal possibility, breaking down four emerging forces that give humanity the potential to significantly raise global standards of living over the next 20 to 30 years. Abundance spent 10 weeks atop the New York Times bestseller list and appeared on four prestigious “Best Book of the Year” lists. A Small, Furry Prayer—Steven’s book about the relationship between humans and animals—was a national bestseller and nominated for a Pulitzer Prize; West of  Jesus, which examines the neurobiology of spiritual experience, was a Pen/West finalist; and his bestselling novel, The Angle Quickest For Flight, won the William L. Crawford IAFA Fantasy Award.

His writings have been translated into over 40 languages and appeared in over 80 publications, including The New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, Forbes, Wired and TIME. He also writes “Far Frontiers,” a blog about science and culture for Forbes.com, appears frequently on television and radio, and lectures widely on technological, scientific and cultural issues, both to corporate and education institutions.

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