#12 Rian Doris & Conor Murphy: Flow — Cultivating the optimal experience of life (part 2)
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.
Clear goals and why they matter for flow
Levels of goals
Convergent & divergent tasks
Can we actually multitask?
Strategic thinking vs. Convergent thinking
Flow is a game of attention
The golden rule of flow
Mindfulness, gratitude, and flow
How to gain autonomy
Passion & purpose
Deliberate practice and flow
The challenge/skills balance
How to create an environment that is more conducive to flow