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Art of Manliness Podcast Episode #58: Flow and The Rise of Superman with Steven Kotler

Posted By Brett On February 22, 2014 @ 4:24 pm In Podcast | 11 Comments


In this episode of the AoM podcast, I talk to science journalist Steven Kotler about his new book The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance [1]. In his book, Steven takes a look at the world of extreme athletes and discovers that these so-called adrenaline junkies are truly pushing the boundaries of human performance, and that it actually isn’t the adrenaline that’s driving their advances. Rather, it’s the concept of flow — an optimal state of attention that slows down time and makes life-or-death decision-making possible.

In The Rise of Superman, Steven gives examples of extreme athletes — like big wave surfers, solo rock climbers, and base jumpers — who are tapping into flow to do the seemingly impossible. What’s more, he shares research-backed ways that Average Joes can hack their own flow so that they can improve their performance across all facets of life and truly flourish.

Show highlights:

  • What exactly is flow?
  • How flow changes our perception of time.
  • How flow saved a base jumper from falling to his death.
  • How you can “hack your flow” and become the best man you can be.
  • And much more!

The Rise of Superman comes out March 4, but right now Steven is holding a pre-launch promotion [2] for the book featuring a great discount and lots of bonus offers.

Listen to the podcast!

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[1] The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BW54XVO/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00BW54XVO&linkCode=as2&tag=stucosuccess-20

[2] a pre-launch promotion: http://riseofsuperman.com/rise-rewards/

[3] Find us on Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/art-of-manliness/artofmanliness

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