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Flow Research Collective Radio is a podcast dedicated to helping you unlock the upper edge of your potential. Join New York Times bestselling author Steven Kotler and Co-Founder of the Flow Research Collective, Rian Doris as they attempt to decode the science of peak performance and flow with world leading experts on the topic. Kotler is the author of thirteen bestselling books including Bold, Abundance, Rise of Superman and Stealing Fire. His work has been translated into over 40 languages and appeared in over 100 publications, including The New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Wired and TIME.The Flow Research Collective is focused on researching the neuroscience of flow states and training individuals and organizations to harness the power of flow so they can achieve more, faster. Research partners include institutions like USC, Imperial College London and Stanford University and clients include organizations like Accenture, Google and JP Morgan.

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Flow Research Collective Radio is a podcast dedicated to helping you unlock the upper edge of your potential. Join New York Times bestselling author Steven Kotler and Co-Founder of the Flow Research Collective, Rian Doris as they attempt to decode the science of peak performance and flow with world leading experts on the topic. Kotler is the author of thirteen bestselling books including Bold, Abundance, Rise of Superman and Stealing Fire. His work has been translated into over 40 languages and appeared in over 100 publications, including The New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Wired and TIME.The Flow Research Collective is focused on researching the neuroscience of flow states and training individuals and organizations to harness the power of flow so they can achieve more, faster. Research partners include institutions like USC, Imperial College London and Stanford University and clients include organizations like Accenture, Google and JP Morgan.

    Action Sports As A Tool For Accelerated Self-Development — Cedric Dumont | Flow Research Collective Radio

    Action Sports As A Tool For Accelerated Self-Development — Cedric Dumont | Flow Research Collective Radio

    Join our flagship cognitive performance training. 👉 Zero to Dangerous helps you accomplish your wildest professional goals while reclaiming time, space, and freedom in your personal life. Today, we welcome a true peak performer to share his story: Base jumper, Cédric Dumont. He started BASE jumping in 1996, and since completing his first jump has competed in the X Games three times, finished third in the Skysurfing World Cup, and won the Brazilian Open of Skysurfing. Cédric has more than 10,000 skydives and 2,000 BASE jumps on his record, always traveling the world in search of new adventures.He is a true multi-talent: He’s always been passionate about flying, but has also been a snowboarder and surfer – he’s even claimed a spot on Belgium’s national golf team.Besides being an Action/Adventure Sports athlete, Cédric's degree in Applied Sports Psychology allowed him to begin his coaching vocation by giving professional athletes the mental edge and skills necessary to achieve their goals and unleash their full potential.His new book “Dare to Jump: Everything You Want is on the Other Side of Fear” is just coming out now, so make sure to check it out.In this episode, we not only talk about action sports and base jumping but we talk about the practical learnings that business people, entrepreneurs, and knowledge workers can draw from Cederics experience.Make sure to stay until the end to learn what entrepreneurs and managers can learn from extreme athletes. OUR FLOW TRAININGWe are currently accepting new participants in our flagship flow training: 👉 Zero to Dangerous.Our science-backed peak performance training is for entrepreneurs and knowledge workers like you wanting to accomplish their wildest professional goals while reclaiming time, space, and freedom in their personal life.In Zero to Dangerous, you’ll work one on one with our Ph.D. level peak performance coaches. They’ll help you implement flow practices and push you to where you want to go—and far beyond.You’ll master the maps and models of peak performance through our online video course.You will get lifetime access to weekly calls with our community of peak performing business leaders who provide you with accountability, support, and feedback. After the training, you will be able to access flow states on-demand, so you can spend your entire workday in that hyper-focused zone and say goodbye to the distractions of politics, colleagues, and trivial nonsense.To apply for Zero to Dangerous, go to 👉 getmoreflow.com/ to book a call with our team who will help you assess if it is a good fit for you.Rooting for you! 

    • 47 min
    Why Sleep Is A Crucial Component Of Performance — Dr. Wendy Troxel | Flow Research Collective Radio

    Why Sleep Is A Crucial Component Of Performance — Dr. Wendy Troxel | Flow Research Collective Radio

    Join our flagship cognitive performance training. 👉 Zero to Dangerous helps you accomplish your wildest professional goals while reclaiming time, space, and freedom in your personal life. More than 35% of adults aren’t getting enough sleep (according to stats by the CDC.)This is a concerning stat. Sleep deprivation affects mental and physical health in many ways. So, in this episode, we talk about sleep science.We love talking about flow and peak performance but flow is actually more than a moment of peak experience. It is a cycle.The 4 steps of the flow cycle are struggle, release, flow, and recovery.And today, we want to focus on recovery and sleep and how to factor them in as crucial components of performance.We kick off this episode by talking about the most common misconceptions that people have about sleep.Our guest is great. Dr. Wendy Troxel is a Senior Behavioral and Social Scientist at RAND and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. She is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in behavioral treatments for insomnia and other sleep disorders across the lifespan. Her research is funded by the National Heart Lung Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense. Troxel's research focuses on the interface between sleep, social environment, and health, as well as the implications for public policy. She is considered the leading authority on how sleep affects and is affected by close relationships.In this episode, you will learn why sleep is considered an overnight therapy and why you should not skip it. ABOUT THE EPISODEIn this episode, you will learn about:Misconceptions about sleep (0:27)Sleep & memory consolidation (1:41)Specific stages of sleep (3:15)Sleep from an evolutionary perspective (6:29)Norepinephrine & Sleep (9:37)The importance of fundamental social connection(10:39)Restoring quality sleep (12:17)Reframing and visualization (15:46)The content of dreams (17:06)The positive things about sleep treatments (18:54)Active recovery protocols (21:10)Sleep & Cognition (22:23)What to do to improve your sleep (24:09)The first night effect (30:17) OUR FLOW TRAININGWe are currently accepting new participants in our flagship flow training: 👉 Zero to Dangerous.Our science-backed peak performance training is for entrepreneurs and knowledge workers like you wanting to accomplish their wildest professional goals while reclaiming time, space, and freedom in their personal life.In Zero to Dangerous,You’ll work one on one with our Ph.D. level peak performance coaches. They’ll help you implement flow practices and push you to where you want to go—and far beyondYou’ll master the maps and models of peak performance through our online video course.You will get lifetime access to weekly calls with our community of peak performing business leaders who provide you with accountability, support, and feedback.After the training, you will be able to access flow states on-demand, so you can spend your entire workday in that hyper-focused zone and say goodbye to the distractions of politics, colleagues, and trivial nonsense.To apply for Zero to Dangerous, go to 👉 getmoreflow.com/ to book a call with our team who will help you assess if it is a good fit for you.Rooting for you!

    • 45 min
    Burnout, Futurology, and Flow — Steven Kotler | Flow Research Collective Radio

    Burnout, Futurology, and Flow — Steven Kotler | Flow Research Collective Radio

    Join our flagship cognitive performance training. 👉 Zero to Dangerous helps you accomplish your wildest professional goals while reclaiming time, space, and freedom in your personal life.  This episode is a fun one because we turn the tables, you’re going to hear Steven Kotler, co-founder here at the Flow Research Collective, being interviewed by the guys—Charlie and Ben— behind the famous Youtube channel Charisma on Command. Charisma on Command has over four million subscribers on Youtube, and both Steven and Rian have been fans of the channel for years. About six months ago at a party in Venice Beach, Rian bumped into Ben, who knew of Steven’s stuff, so we set this up. Anyways; it’s a fun episode and a chance to hear Steven go into topics he doesn’t often delve into as much:From futurism and Steven’s book, The Future is Faster Than You Think, to dopamine abuse, psychedelics, drugs, and the backstory Steven’s book Stealing Fire.One of my favorite bites just in the beginning is Steven talking about Tune in, turn on, go to a bake sale - so make sure to catch that moment.ABOUT THE EPISODEIn this episode, you will learn about:Shifts in perception (1:11)The hardball reaction (2:53)The Future is Faster Than You Think (6:06)The biggest migrations in human history (9:33)The transportation change (14:38)Dopamine in the sense of bonding (17:26)Altered states of consciousness (21:45)Psychedelics vs. Flow (24:26)What is Flow? (27:31)Flow Triggers (31:47)Risk and flow (37:55)Tech and morality (40:29)The history of evolution (55:56)Lean deeper into your craft (1:01:05)Quantum dynamics (1:03:40)Dealing with burnout (1:06:02)How to sustain flow (1:08:50)The passion recipe (1:11:08)The future of AI (1:16:55) ABOUT THE HOSTSCharisma on Command: Charlie and Ben help millions of people around the world to turn on their most confident, charismatic self in the moments that matter most.OUR FLOW TRAININGWe are currently accepting new participants in our flagship flow training: 👉Zero to Dangerous. Our science-backed peak performance training is for entrepreneurs and knowledge workers like you wanting to accomplish their wildest professional goals while reclaiming time, space, and freedom in their personal life.In Zero to Dangerous, You’ll work one on one with our Ph.D. level peak performance coaches. They’ll help you implement flow practices and push you to where you want to go—and far beyondYou’ll master the maps and models of peak performance through our online video course.You will get lifetime access to weekly calls with our community of peak performing business leaders who provide you with accountability, support, and feedback.After the training, you will be able to access flow states on-demand, so you can spend your entire workday in that hyper-focused zone and say goodbye to the distractions of politics, colleagues, and trivial nonsense.To apply for Zero to Dangerous, go to 👉 getmoreflow.com/ to book a call with our team who will help you assess if is a good fit for you.Rooting for you!

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Pushing Limits With Flow — Dr. Michele Ufer | Flow Research Collective Radio

    Pushing Limits With Flow — Dr. Michele Ufer | Flow Research Collective Radio

    Join our flagship cognitive performance training. 👉 Zero to Dangerous helps you accomplish your wildest professional goals while reclaiming time, space, and freedom in your personal life.  Today’s guest is a treat and a true flow scientist. And I am not just saying that: Our guest Dr. Michele Ufer is a runner, performance coach, and researcher that studies all things flow. Recognizing, testing, and overcoming limits – that’s what Dr. Michele Ufer is all about.As a scientist he researches the subject of limits, as a successful extreme runner he tests his research on his own body, and as a coach, he has the expertise gained from 20 years of professional experience.What skiing is for Steven, running is for Michele.He has written 6 books on hunting flow, some in English, many of them in German. One of his German books is called “flow hunter” which we find a pretty cool name for all of us flow hackers and impossible seekers.In this episode, we hear how he defines flow, how self-talk impacts the challenge skills balance, and lots more.In this episode, you will learn about:The 250 k race in the Atacama Desert (4:35)Michele’s journey into research (11:00)What is flow? (14:14)Mental training (15:35)Self-hypnosis (18:02)The right techniques to get into flow (18:32)The top golden motivational tip (20:46)Michele’s coaching protocol (21:19)How to achieve peak performance (24:44)The power of self-talk (27:26)Self-talk and the challenge skills balance (31:31)Michele’s mental training (38:38)The power of flow (43:47) ABOUT THE GUESTDr. Michele Ufer is an internationally sought-after expert in sports and management psychology and a successful ultrarunner. As a speaker, coach, and mental trainer, he motivates athletes, executives, and other high performers, promoting top performance. As a runner and someone who pushes his own boundaries, he is attracted by challenges beyond the marathon distance or at great heights. Whether it’s a desert, rainforest, Himalayas, or the polar circle, Michele Ufer is at home on the most extreme running tracks. He has regularly achieved the top 10 ratings.OUR FLOW TRAININGWe are currently accepting new participants in our flagship flow training: 👉Zero to Dangerous. Our science-backed peak performance training is for entrepreneurs and knowledge workers like you wanting to accomplish their wildest professional goals while reclaiming time, space, and freedom in their personal life.In Zero to Dangerous, You’ll work one on one with our Ph.D. level peak performance coaches. They’ll help you implement flow practices and push you to where you want to go—and far beyondYou’ll master the maps and models of peak performance through our online video course.You will get lifetime access to weekly calls with our community of peak performing business leaders who provide you with accountability, support, and feedback.After the training, you will be able to access flow states on-demand, so you can spend your entire workday in that hyper-focused zone and say goodbye to the distractions of politics, colleagues, and trivial nonsense.To apply for Zero to Dangerous, go to 👉 getmoreflow.com/ to book a call with our team who will help you assess if is a good fit for you.Rooting for you!

    • 45 min
    Peak Performance on The Long Haul — Remi Adeleke | Flow Research Collective Radio

    Peak Performance on The Long Haul — Remi Adeleke | Flow Research Collective Radio

    Join our flagship cognitive performance training. 👉 Zero to Dangerous helps you accomplish your wildest professional goals while reclaiming time, space, and freedom in your personal life.  In today’s episode, we have someone who is the embodiment of peak performance over the long haul.You might know our guest Remi Adeleke from the movies ‘Transformers’ or his phenomenal book “Transformed: A Navy SEAL's Unlikely Journey from the Throne of Africa, to the Streets of the Bronx, to Defying All Odds”.What does it take for one young man to become a Navy SEAL, actor, entrepreneur, writer, and successful husband and father?This is the story that Remi Adeleke shares on this podcast with us.In this episode, we go deep and wide: We talk about the peak performance lessons Remi learned dealing with drugs in the Bronx, the most difficult aspect of hell week, and what it’s like to work in Hollywood.Hell Week is a right of passage for all Navy SEALs. It is the hardest week of the hardest training program in the U.S. military.Remi explains the importance of underlying motivation to make it through an environment that is cold, wet and physically and emotionally draining - where on average, 70 percent of candidates never make it past Phase One.I think this episode is an inspiring story of someone seeking the impossible and making it happen. OUR FLOW TRAININGWe are currently accepting new participants in our flagship flow training: 👉 Zero to Dangerous. Our science-backed peak performance training is for entrepreneurs and knowledge workers like you wanting to accomplish their wildest professional goals while reclaiming time, space, and freedom in their personal life.In Zero to Dangerous, You’ll work one on one with our Ph.D. level peak performance coaches. They’ll help you implement flow practices and push you to where you want to go—and far beyondYou’ll master the maps and models of peak performance through our online video course.You will get lifetime access to weekly calls with our community of peak performing business leaders who provide you with accountability, support, and feedback.After the training, you will be able to access flow states on-demand, so you can spend your entire workday in that hyper-focused zone and say goodbye to the distractions of politics, colleagues, and trivial nonsense.To apply for Zero to Dangerous, go to 👉  getmoreflow.com/ to book a call with our team who will help you assess if is a good fit for you.Rooting for you!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Maintaining Peak Performance As A Parent — Gabby Reece | Flow Research Collective Radio

    Maintaining Peak Performance As A Parent — Gabby Reece | Flow Research Collective Radio

    Join our flagship cognitive performance training. 👉 Zero to Dangerous helps you accomplish your wildest professional goals while reclaiming time, space, and freedom in your personal life. One of the biggest questions we get here at the Flow Research Collective is some version of:“I’m a parent and I’ve got big professional ambitions. Balancing both is tough. How do I maintain peak-performance, harness flow and crush my goals while building a family and handling everything that comes with that?”Well, if you’re a Mum or Dad, I’ve got good news. We’re going to address the topic head-on. In this podcast episode, we’ll be joined by Gabby Reece to talk about how to maintain peak performance as a parent. If there’s anyone who has the art of flow and parenting down, it’s Gabby. Gabby is a volleyball legend, an inspirational leader, New York Times bestselling author (My Foot Is Too Big for the Glass Slipper: A Guide to the Less Than Perfect Life), wife, and mother. As a former professional beach volleyball player and Nike’s first female spokeswoman, she’s masterfully integrated athleticism, entrepreneurship and family life. As a businesswoman, she’s created HIGHX, co-founded XPT, and is an Executive Member of Laird Superfoods.You may know Gabby’s husband, Laird Hamilton, the legendary big wave surfer.  ABOUT THE EPISODEIn this episode, you will learn about:How to not overshadow as a peak performance parent (6:09)What your kids can teach you (9:36)The balance between rest and recovery (12:00)Habits & practices before and after kids (13:17) The secret to a lasting marriage (14:57)Letting go of attachment patterns (16:51)Self-regulation layers (20:33)Personal growth as a parent (26:06)Inducing flow states with your kids at a young age (28:06)True goals as a parent (30:44)How to get into flow while raising children (34:14)The challenge skills balance as a parent (39:20)Flow blocks as a parent (44:06)High flow lifestyle with a family (47:29)Self-sabotaging habits on parents (52:35) OUR FLOW TRAININGWe are currently accepting new participants in our flagship flow training: 👉  Zero to Dangerous. Our science-backed peak performance training is for entrepreneurs and knowledge workers like you wanting to accomplish their wildest professional goals while reclaiming time, space, and freedom in their personal life.In Zero to Dangerous, You’ll work one on one with our Ph.D. level peak performance coaches. They’ll help you implement flow practices and push you to where you want to go—and far beyondYou’ll master the maps and models of peak performance through our online video course.You will get lifetime access to weekly calls with our community of peak performing business leaders who provide you with accountability, support, and feedback.After the training, you will be able to access flow states on-demand, so you can spend your entire workday in that hyper-focused zone and say goodbye to the distractions of politics, colleagues, and trivial nonsense.To apply for Zero to Dangerous, go to 👉  getmoreflow.com/ to book a call with our team who will help you assess if is a good fit for you.Rooting for you!

    • 1 hr 2 min

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David A Walker ,

Absolutely fascinating!

I’ve always been fascinated by how the brain works and this podcast explains the latest developments in neuroscience so clearly.
It’s a fun listen too. Love the banter with the guests!

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Absolute treat

Every evening I walk for an hour experiencing flow while listening to these brilliant minds talk about these invigorating insights. I am trying to apply these insights into tweaks that trigger flow for me & my family.

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A thrill a minute ride on the scientifically researched benefits and accessibility of the “in the zone” flow state.

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