The Flow Approach to Longevity

Steven Kotler and Ben Pakulski
by Flow Research Collective
August 1, 2023
Steven Kotler and Ben Pakulski


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Steven Kotler is an award-winning journalist, a New York Times bestselling author, and the Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective. He is recognized as one of the key figures in human performance worldwide. He is the author of fourteen books, of which 11 were bestsellers.

In this episode, Steven shares an overview of his new book entitled, "Gnar Country - Growing Old, Staying Rad," and the groundbreaking research behind it. He also shares an insightful conversation with Ben Pakulski on how to identify flow as it happens, the steps of the flow cycle, factors that affect peak performance, the importance of recovery, and so much more.


In this episode, you will learn about:

  • 0:00 Intro
  • 5:13 Advancing Art, Science, and Animal Welfare
  • 6:00 The Inspiration for Flow
  • 10:37 Harnessing Flow for Success
  • 15:46 Cracking the Code of Flow
  • 19:18 The Four Stages of Flow
  • 23:27 Overlooking The Importance of Recovery
  • 25:43 Flow as a Sign of Mastery
  • 28:12 Unpacking the Habits of High Performers
  • 30:27 Cognitive Direction
  • 33:35 Recreating the Impossible
  • 35:16 Physical and Cognitive Factors in Peak Performance
  • 37:26 Gnar Country and What It's All About
  • 44:02 Creativity and Pattern Recognition
  • 46:44 Embodied Learning: Flow State Skiing
  • 49:22 Mindset Matters
  • 57:07 Challenge Skills Balance: Key to Flow
  • 58:23 Flow Coaching Program


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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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