Maximize Your Second Half of Life

Steven Kotler
by Flow Research Collective
August 1, 2023
Steven Kotler


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Get ready to unlock the secrets of peak performance aging and defy the natural aging process with grace!

In this episode, the spotlight is on the captivating world of staying rad as one grows old. The conversation revolves around Steven Kotler's book, "Gnar Country: Growing Old, Staying Rad," and how mindset, exploration, and social engagement can play a critical role in keeping cognitive function sharp.

Listeners will discover how to find the perfect training partner, unleash their creativity, and tap into the power of wisdom. The discussion also explores the fascinating role of embodied cognition and flow in achieving success.

Don't let age hold you back - tune in now to learn how to live your best life at any age!


In this episode, you will learn about:

Time Stamps:

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 02:01 The Long Slow Rot Theory
  • 04:52 Steven's Opening Statement For Gnar Country
  • 07:57 The Peak Performance Aging Experiment
  • 12:15 Recovery As You Age 
  • 15:17 Developing New Thinking Styles 
  • 21:26 Mindset & Aging
  • 24:32 Getting Creative In Your Fifties 
  • 27:52 Strategies To Age Well
  • 32:49 Flow Proneness Changes Overtime
  • 35:21 Accessing Flow In Your Later Years
  • 40:40 Action Sports Are Anti-Aging
  • 45:16 Working Memory Is Trainable
  • 50:39 Effects of Short-formed Articles On Aging
  • 53:02 Getting Into Flow State When Reading
  • 55:03 Keeping Curiosity Alive

Steven Kotler’s Social Links: 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stevenkotler/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KotlerSteven/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/steven_kotler 

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-kotler-4305b110/ 

Gnar Country: https://www.gnarcountry.com/ 

Flow Research Collective’s Social Links:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/flowresearchcollective

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

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

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@achieveflow

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/RiseofSuperman

Twitter: https://twitter.com/thefrc_official

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

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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