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Steven Kotler: Ultimate Performance

Steven Kotler: Ultimate Performance

Steven Kotler, a New York Times best-selling author and award-winning journalist, teaches us about "going for it" -- and the path through chronic pain that has led him to explore the neurobiology of flow.

Kotler is the cofounder and Director of Research for the Flow Genome Project, an international organization, dedicated to putting flow state research onto a hard science footing.

In this episode:

-How dealing with lime disease led to discovering flow
-Overcoming injury as a skill and finding a way forward (grit)
-Writing as his main pipeline into flow
-Framework for allowing him to be fully committed to the now
-Creativity and passion as triggers for flow
-Focusing on the things that produced the most flow in his life 
-Making a list of all the things that already work for him
-Starting the day in flow
-Quitting when you are most excited 
-Physical vs. Social Risks
-Divorcing self from results
-Removing the transitions
-Turning fear into a compass
-Finding the right language to co