#YAPLive: Unlocking Peak Performance with Steven Kotler (Cut Version)

#YAPLive: Unlocking Peak Performance with Steven Kotler (Cut Version)

#YAPLive: Unlocking Peak Performance with Steven Kotler (Cut Version)

Have you ever been completely in the zone? Hours go by without you noticing, your creativity and productivity seem to be off the charts? Or you’re out for a run and your pain and exhaustion seem to fall away, and you are only focused on that exact moment? If so, you’ve been in a flow state. A flow state is a place of high productivity, creativity, and happiness. It’s when we are living in the moment, feeling and performing our best. But is this something that can be harnessed? Can we learn how to get into a flow state? Productivity expert and best-selling author Steven Kolter believes we can all regularly reach peak performance. In this episode, Hala and Steven define flow states, go in-depth about the neurobiology behind flow and hypo frontality, talk about flow as a spectrum, cover flow state triggers, dive into the limits of flow, and give actionable advice about reaching peak performance and managing anxiety.  

Topics Include:

– Intro to flow states

– What happens to our mind when we’re in a flow state 

– Defining transient hypo frontality

– The deep now

– Why does the brain perform hypo frontality?

– What gets amplified during flow?

– Peak performance in evolution

– Flow as a spectrum 

– Flow state triggers 

– The importance of setting aside time for flow 

– Can technology help us get flow? 

– What are the time limits of flow?

– Helpers high and passion as caveats

– Is there anything that prevents flow?

– Peak performance basics

– Three techniques to manage anxiety 

– And other topics…

Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning journalist, and the Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective. He is one of the world’s leading experts on human performance.

He is the author of thirteen books, nine of which have been bestsellers. His books include The Art of Impossible, The Future is Faster Than You Think, Stealing Fire, The Rise of Superman, Bold, and Abundance. Steven is also the cohost of Flow Research Collective Radio, a top ten iTunes science podcast.

Steven’s work has been nominated for two Pulitzer Prizes, translated into over 40 languages, and has appeared in over 100 publications, including The New York Times Magazine, Wired, Wall Street Journal, TIME, and more.

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Resources Mentioned:

#YAPLive: Unlocking Peak Performance with Steven Kotler on Clubhouse:https://www.youngandprofiting.com/yaplive-unlocking-peak-performance-with-steven-kotler-on-clubhouse/ 

YAP Episode #32: Flow Into The Future with Steven Kotler: https://www.youngandprofiting.com/32-flow-into-the-future-with-steven-kotler/ 

YAP Episode #138: Master the Impossible with Steven Kotler: https://www.youngandprofiting.com/138-master-the-impossible-with-steven-kotler/ 

Steven’s Website: https://www.stevenkotler.com/ 

Flow Blocker Website: https://www.flowblocker.com 

Steven’s Books: https://www.stevenkotler.com/books 

Steven’s podcast, Flow Research Collective Radio: https://www.stevenkotler.com/radio 

Steven’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-kotler-4305b110/ 

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