Steven Kotler: Peak Performance Aging, How to Stay at the Top of Your Game in Your 30s, 40s, 50s, and Beyond | E211
When Steven Kotler was a kid, he was skinny, klutzy, and often the last guy picked for any team or athletic contest. He spent a lot of his childhood losing fights to jocks. At 53 years old, he decided to conquer his past shame and push his own aging body past preconceived limits by learning how to park ski. In this episode, Steven discusses how to navigate peak performance as we age and how to keep our use-it-or-lose-it skills. He will also dispel myths about the aging brain and give insight on how to always stay young and profiting!
Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning journalist, and the Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective. He is one of the world’s leading experts on human performance. His work has been nominated for two Pulitzer Prizes and has been translated into over 50 languages. Steven 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 this episode, Hala and Steven will discuss:
- The long slow rot theory
- How we keep our “use it or lose it” skills
- Why old dogs actually can learn new tricks
- The importance of deliberate play
- Negative stereotypes about aging
- The 3 types of thinking as we age
- Benefits of cross-generational friendships
- Embracing authentic learning as we age
- Illustrating flow through Steven’s dog sanctuary
- And other topics…
Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning journalist, and the Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective. He is one of the world’s leading experts on human performance. Steven is the author of eleven bestsellers (out of fourteen 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 50 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 his latest book Gnar Country: Growing Old, Staying Rad, Steven tests his knowledge and theories on his own aging body in a quest to become an expert skier at age fifty-three.
Alongside his wife, author Joy Nicholson, he is also the co-founder of The Buddy Sue Hospice Home for Old Dogs, a canine elder care facility, and Rancho de Chihuahua, a dog rescue and sanctuary.
Steven’s Website: https://www.stevenkotler.com/
Steven’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-kotler-4305b110/
Steven’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/steven_kotler
Steven’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stevenkotler/
Steven’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KotlerSteven/
Flow Research Collective Radio: https://www.stevenkotler.com/radio
Flow Research Collective: https://www.flowresearchcollective.com/zero-to-dangerous/overview?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=url&utm_campaign=getmoreflow
Steven’s book Gnar Country: Growing Old, Staying Rad: https://www.amazon.com/Gnar-Country-Growing-Old-Staying/dp/0063272903
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