10 Insights on the Science of 'Flow' | Steve Kotler of the Flow Genome Project

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Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist, and cofounder and director of research for the Flow Genome Project. His books include The Rise of Superman, Abundance, A Small, Furry Prayer, West of Jesus, and The Angle Quickest for Flight. His work has been translated into thirty languages and his articles have appeared in more than seventy publications, including New York Times Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, Wired, and Forbes.

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10 Insights on the Science of 'Flow' | Steve Kotler of the Flow Genome Project

  1. 1. Powered by insights from Steven Kotler
  2. 2. This presentation consists of highlights from the interview with Moe Abdou, founder & host of 33voices®.
  3. 3. Steven Kotler Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning jour- nalist, and cofounder and director of research for the Flow Genome Project. His books include The Rise of Super- man, Abundance, A Small, Furry Prayer, West of Jesus, and The Angle Quickest for Flight. His work has been translated into thirty languages and his articles have appeared in more than seventy publications, including New York Times Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, Wired, and Forbes. @kotlersteven
  4. 4. 1 Flow follows focus because it drives your attention into the now. Here’s what you’ll experience:
  5. 5. 1 Flow follows focus because it drives your attention into the now. Here’s what you’ll experience: Profound mental clarity
  6. 6. 1 Flow follows focus because it drives your attention into the now. Here’s what you’ll experience: Emotional detachment associated with that clarity
  7. 7. 1 Flow follows focus because it drives your attention into the now. Here’s what you’ll experience: and Fluidity in your decision making
  8. 8. 2 The conditions of ‘Flow’ are likely to be ignited when you have:
  9. 9. 2 The conditions of ‘Flow’ are likely to be ignited when you have: Clear goals that define immediate success
  10. 10. 2 The conditions of ‘Flow’ are likely to be ignited when you have: A challenge/skill ratio that gets incrementally more difficult
  11. 11. 2 The conditions of ‘Flow’ are likely to be ignited when you have: An immediate feedback loop
  12. 12. 3 The path to ‘Flow’ requires that you trust the truth of your own life. Ignore your voice of intuition at your peril.
  13. 13. 4 If you aspire for greatness, get comfortable with risk. You’ll notice that when risk becomes a challenge, fear will become your compass
  14. 14. 5 Want to hack ‘Flow’ in your organization? Start with:
  15. 15. 5 Want to hack ‘Flow’ in your organization? Start with:A high consequence environment because risk will drive greater focus
  16. 16. 5 Want to hack ‘Flow’ in your organization? Start with:Be deliberate about blending novelty, unpredictability, and complexity
  17. 17. 5 Want to hack ‘Flow’ in your organization? Start with:and Seek a deep embodiment that heightens all senses
  18. 18. 6 On the flow path,sideways is sometimes the best way forward. When the going gets too tough, don’t shy away from stepping into something else.
  19. 19. 7 Commit to a creative act - one that requires risk and pattern recognition - and, you’re likely to trigger ‘Flow. “When you can’t proceed on automatic pilot, that’s when Flow will show up.”
  20. 20. 7 Commit to a creative act - one that requires risk and pattern recognition - and, you’re likely to trigger ‘Flow. “When you can’t proceed on automatic pilot, that’s when Flow will show up.”
  21. 21. 8 When you understand the correlation between your visual system and your physiology, you’ll start to see and believe that what was once impossible, is now possible.
  22. 22. 9 Your ability to learn faster than your competitors is the only sustainable competitive advantage.’ - Arie de Geus
  23. 23. 10 ‘Flow’ is not an every moment state, but follow this cycle and you’ll learn to ignite it:
  24. 24. 10 ‘Flow’ is not an every moment state, but follow this cycle and you’ll learn to ignite it: 1. The Struggle - overload your brain and get beyond the point of comfort
  25. 25. 10 ‘Flow’ is not an every moment state, but follow this cycle and you’ll learn to ignite it: 2. The Release - As you near the breaking point, be deliberate about taking your mind off the problem
  26. 26. 10 ‘Flow’ is not an every moment state, but follow this cycle and you’ll learn to ignite it: 3. The Flow - Your ‘Flow’ state
  27. 27. 10 ‘Flow’ is not an every moment state, but follow this cycle and you’ll learn to ignite it: 4. The Recovery - You must replenish your lost energy
  28. 28. How far can you stretch your imagination? REALLY REFLECT...
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