#138: Master the Impossible with Steven Kotler
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Ready to achieve the impossible? In this episode we are talking with Steven Kotler, best-selling author, award-winning journalist and the Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective, whose mission is to understand the science behind ultimate human performance and use it to train individuals and organizations. He is one of the world’s leading experts on human performance.While best known for his work on Flow, he also writes about the use of other unique states of consciousness in order to optimize performance. Steven is also the cohost of Flow Research Collective Radio, a top ten iTunes science podcast.  Steven is the author of nine bestselling books, including The Art of Impossible, The Future is Faster Than You Think, Stealing Fire, The Rise of Superman, Bold and Abundance. His work has been nominated for two Pulitzer Prizes, translated into over 40 languages, and has appeared in over 100 publications, including the New York Times Magazine, Wired, Atlantic Monthly, Wall Street Journal, TIME and the Harvard Business Review. In today’s episode, we discuss Steven’s new book The Art of Impossible and take a deep dive into its lessons. Some of which include the definition of “impossible”, Intrinsic versus Extrinsic motivation, and the core pillars of peak performance. We also talk about the importance of learning, why to-do lists are a must, and why reading books is the best ‘return on investment’ for your brain! If you want guidance on how to create clear goals and reach your optimal performance in life, keep listening!  Sponsored by -  Fiverr Business. Get 1 free year and save 10% on your purchase on Fiverr Business with promo code YAP Gusto. Get three months free when you run your first payroll at gusto.com/YAP Notion. Get up to $1,000 off Notion’s team plan by going to notion.com/startups Social Media:  Follow YAP on IG: www.instagram.com/youngandprofiting Reach out to Hala directly at [email protected] Follow Hala on Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/htaha/ Follow Hala on Instagram: www.instagram.com/yapwithhala Follow Hala on Clubhouse: @halataha Check out our website to meet the team, view show notes and transcripts: www.youngandprofiting.com Timestamps: 0:30- What is “Flow” According to Steven 1:52- The Art of Impossible and What It’s About 6:15- Steven’s Definition of impossible 10:02- Why Does Motivation Matter? 19:03- Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Motivation 26:12- How Much Autonomy Do We Need? 34:35- Why Mastery is Important 37:04- Why Goal Setting is Important 46:35- Why We Need Grit 50:20- The Importance of Learning 56:37- What Creativity Means to Steven 1:01:21- How Do The Pillars Tie Back to Flow? 1:03:40- Steven’s Secret to Profiting in Life Mentioned In The Episode: Steven’s New Book: https://www.stevenkotler.com/book-pages/the-art-of-impossible Steven’s First Appearance on YAP: https://podcasts.apple.com/za/podcast/32-flow-into-the-future-with-steven-kotler/id1368888880?i=1000445189295 Steven’s Website: https://www.stevenkotler.com/ Flow Research Collective: https://www.flowresearchcollective.com/
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