Hacking Flow with Steven Kotler

Flow states, peak experiences, in the zone, runner’s high, being unconscious—the lingo is endless. But the experience lives up to the hype. Time slows down, self vanishes, and there’s a complete merger between action and awareness. It almost sounds like nonsense, but fifty years of serious research says otherwise. Flow states are now known to optimize performance, enhance creativity, drive innovation, accelerate learning, amplify memory and underpin happiness itself. And you can watch some of Steven Kotler’s presentation on the topic above.

Steven Kotler, Director of Research for the Flow Genome Project, is a bestselling author and award-winning journalist. A lifelong adrenaline and adventure junkie, Kotler has taken “participant observer” to new levels as one of the most trusted voices articulating the leading edge of action sports, and grounding it in the hard sciences of neurobiology and performance psychology. His articles have appeared in over 60 publications, including The New York Times Magazine, Wired, GQ, Outside, Men’s Journal, Popular Science, Discover and National Geographic. His books include the non-fiction works “Abundance” (co-authored with X-Prize founder Peter Diamandis), “A Small Furry Prayer”, “West of Jesus” and the novel “The Angle Quickest for Flightless.” He also writes “The Playing Field,” a blog about the science of sport for PsychologyToday.com

Are you eager to learn more about Flow? Steven Kotler has written a new book that teaches you how to achieve it- The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance. Learn all about how you can consistently reproduce “the most desirable state on earth” HERE.   

What did you think of Kotler’s presentation? Let us know in the comments, on Facebook, or on Twitter!

Flow states, peak experiences, in the zone, runner’s high, being unconscious—the lingo is endless. But the experience lives up to the hype. Time slows down, self vanishes, and there’s a complete merger between action and awareness. It almost sounds like nonsense, but fifty years of serious research says otherwise. Flow states are now known to optimize performance, enhance creativity, drive innovation, accelerate learning, amplify memory and underpin happiness itself. And you can watch some of Steven Kotler’s presentation on the topic above.

Steven Kotler, Director of Research for the Flow Genome Project, is a bestselling author and award-winning journalist. A lifelong adrenaline and adventure junkie, Kotler has taken “participant observer” to new levels as one of the most trusted voices articulating the leading edge of action sports, and grounding it in the hard sciences of neurobiology and performance psychology. His articles have appeared in over 60 publications, including The New York Times Magazine, Wired, GQ, Outside, Men’s Journal, Popular Science, Discover and National Geographic. His books include the non-fiction works “Abundance” (co-authored with X-Prize founder Peter Diamandis), “A Small Furry Prayer”, “West of Jesus” and the novel “The Angle Quickest for Flightless.” He also writes “The Playing Field,” a blog about the science of sport for PsychologyToday.com

Are you eager to learn more about Flow? Steven Kotler has written a new book that teaches you how to achieve it- The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance. Learn all about how you can consistently reproduce “the most desirable state on earth” HERE.   

What did you think of Kotler’s presentation? Let us know in the comments, on Facebook, or on Twitter!

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