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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.

    Change Your Perception of Time and Meaning with Oliver Burkeman

    Change Your Perception of Time and Meaning with Oliver Burkeman

    TODAY´S EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE FLOW RESEARCH COLLECTIVE

    Are you an entrepreneur, a leader, or a knowledge worker, who wants to harness the power of flow so you can get more done in less time with greater ease and accomplish your boldest professional goals faster? If you´ve answered this question with “hell yes” then our peak-performance training Zero to Dangerous may be a good fit for you. If this sounds of interest to you all you need to do is click here right now, pop in your application and one of our team members will be in touch with you very soon.

     

    ABOUT THE GUEST:

    Oliver Burkeman is the author of the New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller Four Thousand Weeks, about embracing limitation and finally getting round to what counts, along with The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking and Help! How to Become Slightly Happier and Get a Bit More Done. For many years he wrote a popular column for the Guardian, 'This Column Will Change Your Life'. In his email newsletter The Imperfectionist, he writes about productivity, mortality, the power of limits and building a meaningful life in an age of distraction. He lives in the North York Moors. 

     

    ABOUT THE EPISODE: 

    In this episode, you will learn about:

    Intro (0:00)
    Core Message of 4000 Weeks (1:09)
    How Perception of Time Has Changed (5:22)
    The Idea of Deep Time (12:22)
    Role of Capitalism in Time  (13:54)
    Cosmic Insignificance Therapy (22:55)
    Misconceptions About A Meaningful Life (31:49)
    Reason for 4000 Weeks' Success (37:49)
    Practices To Better Relationship with Time (42:57)
    What Oliver's Day Looks Like (47:19)
    How Being A Father Affects Time & Meaning (54:51)

     

    RESOURCES

    Website: https://www.oliverburkeman.com/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/oliverburkeman



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

    His books include The Art of Impossible, Stealing Fire, and The Rise of Superman. His work has been translated into over 40 languages and appeared in over 100 publications, including the New York Times Magazine, Wall Street Journal, TIME, Wired, Atlantic Monthly, The Harvard Business Review and Forbes.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Psychology of Poker, Non-Verbal Behaviour, and Coaching in High Risk Situations with Blake Eastman

    The Psychology of Poker, Non-Verbal Behaviour, and Coaching in High Risk Situations with Blake Eastman

    TODAY´S EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE FLOW RESEARCH COLLECTIVE

    Are you an entrepreneur, a leader, or a knowledge worker, who wants to harness the power of flow so you can get more done in less time with greater ease and accomplish your boldest professional goals faster? If you´ve answered this question with “hell yes” then our peak-performance training Zero to Dangerous may be a good fit for you. If this sounds of interest to you all you need to do is go to getmoreflow.com right now, pop in your application and one of our team members will be in touch with you very soon. 

     

    ABOUT THE GUEST:

    Blake Eastman is the owner and founder of The Nonverbal Group. He is also the creator of Beyond Tells and was an Adjunct Psychology Professor at the City University of New York. Blake’s entire life has been dedicated to three things. Psychology, Poker, and Nonverbal Behavior.

     

    ABOUT THE EPISODE: 

    In this episode, you will learn about:

    Intro (0:00)
    Getting Into The Psychology of Poker (2:18)
    Measuring Data from Poker Players (6:55)
    Managing Peak & Down States (10:23)
    How Sleep Affects Arousal & Judgement (13:27)
    Thought Patterns of Underslept People (15:50)
    Developing Intimate Relationship With Clients (19:42)
    Finding Meaning in High-Risk Situations (23:34)
    Metrics for Burnout & Lack of Motivation (27:49)
    The Myth of The Poker Face (31:44)
    Metrics of Flow in Poker (39:34)
    Performance Practices For Getting Into Flow (41:35)
    Rewriting Maslow's Hierarchy (47:54)
    The Dark Side of Flow (49:41)
    Re-aligning with Values (55:33)
    Exercising Cognitive Empathy (58:13)
    Mechanisms of Social Perception in People (1:01:04)

     

    Social Media Handles

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/beastman/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eastman.blake

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blake_eastman

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Blakeeastman



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

    His books include The Art of Impossible, Stealing Fire, and The Rise of Superman. His work has been translated into over 40 languages and appeared in over 100 publications, including the New York Times Magazine, Wall Street Journal, TIME, Wired, Atlantic Monthly, The Harvard Business Review and Forbes.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Workplace Mindfulness: Tame the Chaos of Work and Turn it Into Flow with Dr. Jared Weintraub

    Workplace Mindfulness: Tame the Chaos of Work and Turn it Into Flow with Dr. Jared Weintraub

    TODAY´S EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE FLOW RESEARCH COLLECTIVE

    Are you an entrepreneur, a leader, or a knowledge worker, who wants to harness the power of flow so you can get more done in less time with greater ease and accomplish your boldest professional goals faster? If you´ve answered this question with “hell yes” then our peak-performance training Zero to Dangerous may be a good fit for you. If this sounds interesting to you all you need to do is go to getmoreflow.com right now, pop in your application and one of our team members will be in touch with you very soon. 

    ABOUT THE GUEST:

    Jared Weintraub, PhD is passionate about helping individuals, teams, and organizations to create, grow, and maintain purpose-driven, positive, and productive cultures. Jared has worked with start-ups, Fortune 500 companies, and organizations across various industries, providing internal and external consulting, coaching, and managing marketing and sales teams. He is also an Adjunct Professor who has taught undergraduate and graduate Psychology courses. He earned his Master’s degree from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s D.C. campus and recently received his Ph.D. in Applied Organizational Psychology from Hofstra University, where he researched Flow Theory - how, when, and why individuals, teams, and organizations can get into "the Zone." His most recent publication explored how we can use technology-based solutions to "nudge" behavior change to develop critical competencies for flourishing at work.

     

    ABOUT THE EPISODE: 

    In this episode, you will learn about: (*to be updated once edited)

    Why Flow Stood Out As A Topic (1:19)
    Flow State As A Musician (5:25)
    Mindfulness, Flow, & Mind Wandering (8:25)
    Mindfulness VS Flow (14:22)
    There's A Time For Flow & Mindfulness (20:35)
    Understanding Default States (24:59)
    Mindfulness for Finding Flow (26:27)
    Benefits of Mindfulness (31:23)
    Mindfulness & Spirituality (33:59)
    Nudging Flow (36:46)
    Mindful Multitasking (51:45)
    Goal-Oriented Flow (56:24)
    Joy of Being a Coach (58:25)
    Unanswered Question in Flow Research (1:01:55)
    Getting Others to Catch Flow (1:05:42)
    Flow in the Workplace (1:09:03)
    Flow is A Skill That Can Be Learned (1:14:07)
    How Long It Takes To Learn Mindfulness (1:16:34)

     

    RESOURCES

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaredweintraub

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jweintraub89

    Website: https://www.flowresearchcollective.com/team-members/dr-jared-weintraub

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/smoothcat

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/jaredweintraub



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

    His books include The Art of Impossible, Stealing Fire, and The Rise of Superman. His work has been translated into over 40 languages and appeared in over 100 publications, including the New York Times Magazine, Wall Street Journal, TIME, Wired, Atlantic Monthly, The Harvard Business Review and Forbes.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Using Flow To Solve The Impossible with M. Sanjaya

    Using Flow To Solve The Impossible with M. Sanjaya

    TODAY´S EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE FLOW RESEARCH COLLECTIVE

    Are you an entrepreneur, a leader, or a knowledge worker, who wants to harness the power of flow so you can get more done in less time with greater ease and accomplish your boldest professional goals faster? If you´ve answered this question with “hell yes” then our peak-performance training Zero to Dangerous may be a good fit for you. If this sounds interesting to you all you need to do is click here right now, pop in your application and one of our team members will be in touch with you very soon.

     

    ABOUT THE GUEST:

    Dr. M. Sanjayan is a global conservation scientist whose work spans from genetics to wildlife migration to nature’s impacts on human well-being. He has served as Conservation International’s chief executive officer since 2017.

     

    Sanjayan holds a master’s degree from the University of Oregon and a doctorate from the University of California-Santa Cruz, and his peer-reviewed scientific work has been published in journals including Science, Nature and Conservation Biology. He is a visiting researcher at UCLA and a distinguished professor of practice at Arizona State University. He is also a Catto Fellow at the Aspen Institute.

     

    ABOUT THE EPISODE: 

    In this episode, you will learn about:

    Intro (0:00)
    Environmentalism is Peak Performance (2:41)
    Dr. M. Sanjayan's Optimism (4:39)
    Ecological Awareness & Cross Species Empathy (9:59)
    Big Tech & Low Tech Environmental Solutions (17:19)
    Conservation Tech Nobody's Paying Attention To (28:19)
    Conservation Is Now More Talked About (35:11)
    Developing Ecological Awareness (38:23)
    How Company Leaders Can Support Environmentalism (52:26)
    How Conservation Has Evolved (55:30)

     

    RESOURCES

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sanjayan.muttulingam

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/msanjayan/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/msanjayan



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

    His books include The Art of Impossible, Stealing Fire, and The Rise of Superman. His work has been translated into over 40 languages and appeared in over 100 publications, including the New York Times Magazine, Wall Street Journal, TIME, Wired, Atlantic Monthly, The Harvard Business Review and Forbes.

     

    • 1 hr 11 min
    The Devil’s Dictionary Launch Party with Steven Kotler and Sarah Sarkis

    The Devil’s Dictionary Launch Party with Steven Kotler and Sarah Sarkis

    TODAY´S EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE FLOW RESEARCH COLLECTIVE

     

    Are you an entrepreneur, a leader, or a knowledge worker, who wants to harness the power of flow so you can get more done in less time with greater ease and accomplish your boldest professional goals faster? If you´ve answered this question with “hell yes” then our peak-performance training Zero to Dangerous may be a good fit for you. If this sounds of interest to you all you need to do is click here right now, pop in your application and one of our team members will be in touch with you very soon.

     

    ABOUT THE GUEST:

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

    Sarah Sarkis is a psychologist by training, a certified executive and performance coach by practice, and the Senior Director of Psychology and Performance at EXOS. 

     

    ABOUT THE EPISODE: 

    In this episode, you will learn about:

    Intro (0:00)
    What Evo is (0:37)
    Steven's Fiction Writing Career (4:12)
    Big Themes Between Last Tango & Devil's Dictionary (7:30)
    Disruptive Technologies Today (17:19)
    The Role Empathy Plays in Devil's Dictionary (23:54)
    Biology of Cross Species Empathy (27:29)
    Negative Effects of Oxytocin (31:28)
    What MegaLinkages Are (36:42)
    Writing With Music (42:48)
    The Challenge With Writing Fiction (44:49)
    Process of Writing Devil's Dictionary (47:33)
    The Role of Reading Fiction in Peak Performance (54:39)
    Biophilia Hypothesis (1:01:12)
    Empathic World & Capitalism (1:04:10)
    Final Thoughts on Devil's Dictionary (1:09:32)

    RESOURCES

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/steven_kotler?lang=en

    Website: https://www.flowresearchcollective.com/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/flowresearchcollective/

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Faith & Flow #1: Find Flow Through Leaps of Faith with Dr. Kevin Ham

    Faith & Flow #1: Find Flow Through Leaps of Faith with Dr. Kevin Ham

    TODAY´S EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE FLOW RESEARCH COLLECTIVE

    Are you an entrepreneur, a leader, or a knowledge worker, who wants to harness the power of flow so you can get more done in less time with greater ease and accomplish your boldest professional goals faster? If you´ve answered this question with “hell yes” then our peak-performance training Zero to Dangerous may be a good fit for you. If this sounds of interest to you all you need to do is click here right now, pop in your application and one of our team members will be in touch with you very soon. 

    ABOUT THE GUEST:

    Dr. Kevin Ham knew he was going to be a medical doctor when he was 14 years old, as he lay in the hospital bed. Suddenly unable to walk or move from an autoimmune disease, he determined that if he lived he would help others cope and live healthy lives. He received his Medical degree from the University of British Columbia and his Bachelor’s of Science in Biochemistry Honours.

    Dr. Ham is also a successful serial entrepreneur touted as “The Man who owns the Internet” by Business 2.0 magazine. He is also the 2007 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Technology. Dr. Ham is an alumni of the Harvard Business School, completing the Advanced Management Program.

    Dr. Ham is the Founder and CEO of Reinvent Inc. a technology incubator, the CEO of Chit Chats Express, an e-commerce logistics company with half price shipping, the CEO of Venture.com, a premium domain leasing platform and the President of 123Dough, offering healthy organic ancient grain fermented foods. He is also an avid cyclist and a co-owner of the pro cycling team, Israel PremierTech.

    Some of his goals is to memorize the book of Proverbs in English and Hebrew, to live healthy and strong and ride a century km bike ride when he is a century years young at heart, curate the wisdom, health and wealth of people through reinventU, to help cure the big diseases of our time such as cancer and autoimmune diseases, create places of healthy retreats and eating, write and executive produce three epic movies and a musical, and other dreams of his heart.

     

    ABOUT THE EPISODE: 

    In this episode, you will learn about:

    The Man Who Owns The Internet (0:20)
    Immigrant Work Ethic (11:43)
    The Impact of Faith (16:55)
    Different Degrees of Faith (28:47)
    Michael's Faith Background (33:40)
    Michael's Time Management (36:50)
    Philosophy Around Renaissance Time (40:36)
    Kevin's Sabbatical Year (1:00:39)
    Process of Memorization (1:07:15)
    Digital Real Estate (1:17:06)
    Top Books That Kevin Reads (1:24:38)
    Defining Real-Life Goals (1:27:58)

     

    RESOURCES

    *unable to find official socials



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

    His books include The Art of Impossible, Stealing Fire, and The Rise of Superman. His work has been translated into over 40 languages and appeared in over 100 publications, including the New York Times Magazine, Wall Street Journal, TIME, Wired, Atlantic Monthly, The Harvard Business Review and Forbes.

    • 1 hr 32 min

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