In this episode of the AoM podcast, I talk to science journalist Steven Kotler about his new bookThe Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance. In his book, Steven takes a look at the world of extreme athletes and discovers that these so-called adrenaline junkies are pushing the boundaries of human performance, and it isn't the adrenaline that's driving these advances. Rather, it's the concept offlow-- an optimal state of attention that slows down time and makes life-or-death decision making possible.InThe 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 Supermanlaunches March 4, but right now Steven is holding a pre-launch promotion with lots of bonus offers. Visithttp://riseofsuperman.com/rise-rewards/to find out how you can grab hundreds of dollars worth of free content simply by pre-ordering his book before March 4.
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