Riding the Wave: How to Sustain Flow

Steven Kotler and Mark Bell
by Flow Research Collective
August 1, 2023
Steven Kotler and Mark Bell


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Renowned expert in human performance, Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, acclaimed journalist, and Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective. He also has an impressive collection of eleven bestsellers out of fourteen published books.

In today’s episode, Steven's expertise encompasses a range of fascinating topics. He deep dives into the concept of finding flow even in uninspiring work, uncovering the secrets to unlocking creativity through a preoccupied mind, the fascinating relationship between mindset and the unlocking of neurobiological potential, and valuable insights into hacking flow.


In this episode, you will learn about:

  • 00:00 - Intro
  • 02:16 - What is Flow?
  • 05:15 - Supplements as Blockers to Flow
  • 10:40 - Steven's Journey into Flow 
  • 19:07 - Testosterone as a Booster to Flow
  • 22:43 - Finding Flow in Uninspiring Work
  • 27:58 - Triggering Creativity with Preoccupation
  • 31:02 - Pre-writing Rituals to get into Flow
  • 34:59 - How Unconventional People Achieve Expertise
  • 40:52 - From Mindset to Neurobiology: Unlocking Potential
  • 43:52 - Steven's Experience in Flying a MIG 17
  • 47:57 - Hacking Flow: Achieving Peak Performance
  • 55:42 - Breaking Boundaries: Defying Limitations

Steven Kotler’s Social Links: 

Website: https://www.stevenkotler.com/

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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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