How To Age With Fulfillment

Steven Kotler and Matthew Barr
by Flow Research Collective
August 14, 2023
Steven Kotler and Matthew Barr


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Steven Kotler, the renowned New York Times bestselling author, distinguished journalist, and Executive Director of the esteemed Flow Research Collective, teams up with the visionary journalist and co-Director of All Conditions Media, Matt Barr, the inspirational creator of Looking Sideways Action Sports podcast.

In this episode, Steven Kotler delves into the fascinating concept of his most recent book, Gnar Country and how it serves as a framework for rewriting the rules of aging. He explores the idea of growing up and learning through flow, shedding light on the impact of risk aversion, fear, and stress on the brain. Discover the key to achieving exceptional results through motivation and the practical applications of triggers for peak performance. Steven shares insights on how to cultivate a trainable path to peak performance and fulfillment, leveraging motivation and flow for continuous progress. 

Tune in as he unravels the secrets to unlocking human potential and achieving remarkable outcomes in various aspects of life.


In this episode, you will learn about:

  • (00:00) Intro
  • (04:11) Core Idea Behind Gnar Country
  • (07:38) Rewriting the Rules of Aging
  • (15:18) Growing Up and Learning Through Flow
  • (23:54) The Impact of Risk Aversion, Fear, and Stress on the Brain
  • (35:37) The Key to Exceptional Results through Motivation
  • (40:29) Triggers and Applications for Peak Performance
  • (52:24) A Trainable Path to Peak Performance and Fulfillment
  • (59:43) Leveraging Motivation and Flow for Continuous Progress


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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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