Mar 10, 2020 • 1HR 5M

#12 Rian Doris & Conor Murphy: Flow — Cultivating the optimal experience of life (part 2)

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This is the second half of my conversation (part one here) with Rian Doris & Conor Murphy of the Flow Research Collective. We discuss Flow, which is defined as an optimal state of consciousness and is considered to be the optimal experience of life.

This episode helps you tactically to increase your time in flow, so you can get the most out of every aspect of your life. Flow dramatically increases every measure of performance you can imagine, as well as your subjective quality of life experience.

You may want to listen to part one of the conversation first, but this second half can stand alone.

Listen now on Apple, Spotify, Google, Overcast, or Youtube.

Topics discussed

  • Clear goals and why they matter for flow

  • Levels of goals

  • Convergent & divergent tasks

  • Context switch

  • Can we actually multitask?

  • Strategic thinking vs. Convergent thinking

  • Flow is a game of attention

  • Flow triggers

  • The golden rule of flow

  • Mindfulness, gratitude, and flow

  • How to gain autonomy

  • Vital engagement

  • Passion & purpose

  • Deliberate practice and flow

  • The challenge/skills balance

  • How to create an environment that is more conducive to flow