Finding Flow Through Passion & Purpose

Steven Kotler and André Duqum
by Flow Research Collective
September 11, 2023
Steven Kotler and André Duqum


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Steven Kotler is a bestselling author, a renowned journalist who has won many awards, the Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective, and a peak human performance expert. He is joined by André Duqum, the host of the Know Thyself podcast, which is dedicated to helping people on their spiritual journey, reducing human suffering, and offering practical advice for living a free and fulfilling life.

In this episode, they discuss how to achieve flow. They talk about how passion and purpose can guide us to flow, how to manage self-expectations and the difference between microflow and macro flow. Steven also shares some helpful tips to get into flow more easily and the possibilities of group flow, where teams can work together in harmony and creativity. He also shares his opinion on how the mystical macro flow happens. Tune in now and learn new insights about the elusive flow state.


In this episode, you will learn about:

  • (00:00) Intro
  • (03:25) Flow and Meditative State
  • (08:38) Defining Flow State
  • (10:12) Effective Ways of Triggering Flow
  • (18:22) Achieve Flow Through Passion and Purpose
  • (26:32) Passion and Purpose Misconceptions
  • (33:23) When Work Turns to Play
  • (36:56) Grit is a Recipe For Burnout
  • (40:26) Flow Starts With Struggle
  • (44:01) Managing Self-Expectations
  • (51:17) Microflow vs. Macro Flow
  • (57:11) Four Stages of Flow
  • (59:35) Helpful Tips to Get Into Flow
  • (01:08:11) Positive Psychology Basics
  • (01:15:27) Group Flow Possibilities
  • (01:18:36) How Macro Flow Happens


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Steven Kotler, the founder and executive director of the Flow Research Collective, is one of the world’s leading experts on human peak performance. He is an award-winning journalist and an author with over ten bestselling books.

Some of his works include: The Art of Impossible, The Future is Faster Than You Think, The Rise of Superman, Stealing Fire, and so much more! Look out for his latest upcoming book, Gnar Country: Growing Old, Staying Rad, where he debunks the old myths about aging and how you can boost your longevity through flow!

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