“Flow is an optimal state of consciousness where we feel our best and we perform our best. It has a huge amplification to all aspects, to performance, motivation, productivity, learning, creativity, innovation” — Steven Kotler This week Sachit...
“Flow is an optimal state of consciousness where we feel our best and we perform our best. It has a huge amplification to all aspects, to performance, motivation, productivity, learning, creativity, innovation” — Steven Kotler
This week Sachit (@sachitgupta) chats with New York Times bestselling author, and award-winning journalist Steven Kotler (@steven_kotler). Steven is the Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective. In this conversation, they discuss the meaning of exponential technology, the future of content creators, how to ask the right questions, getting into the state of flow, and about his new upcoming book.
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“Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think” - Peter H. Diamonds & Steven Kotler
“A Small Furry Prayer: Dog Rescue and the Meaning of Life” - Steven Kotler
“Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World” - David Epstein
“The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change” - Stephen R. Covey - but in a negative context
00:27 - What is exponential technology?
04:48 - Disruptions in the world of entertainment
15:41 - How to think about the future as a content creator
24:59 - How to get into the flow state (22 flow triggers)
30:11 - Why devotion to craft is all that matters
33:24 - Success as a compound interest function
34:56 - Steven’s framework to learn anything
40:14 - How Steven picks what to learn and write about
42:01 - How to get better at asking questions
45:43 - #1 way to win in life and career
47:08 - How he and his co-author came up with the title of his new book
50:58 - How to find your extraordinary