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Get Into Your Creative Flow

with Steven Kotler

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  •   01 How To Watch

  •   02 Introduction to Workshop

  •   19 Hacking the Mind


Class duration: 4h 39m

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About The Class

Stop feeling tired, wired, and stressed.

Do you want to learn more about flow? Take the Free Flow Profile to find out if you are a Deep Thinker, Crowd Pleaser, Hard Charger, or Flow Goer.

If creativity is already core to your life, then this program is perfect for you. This could mean you’re a copywriter at an ad agency, a scientist hunting a breakthrough, a coder designing software, an entrepreneur dreaming up your next start-up, a writer aching to finish that novel or a landscape painter trapped in the life of an accountant — all that matters is that generating novel ideas (and putting those ideas out in the world in some form or another) is core to your life and purpose.

Why Does “Flow for Creatives” even matter?

  • You keep losing the battle to be innovative in the rush to be productive.

  • You have writer’s block or coder’s block or painter’s block and the thing you used to love most in your life has become a source of pain and frustration.

  • You have trouble managing your emotions and fear keeps getting in the way of your good ideas.

  • You have trouble sustaining momentum on projects and tend to quit early rather than to finish what you started.

  • You have no idea how to gain access to groundbreaking insights and ideas when you need them most.

  • You don’t actually believe creativity is trainable.

  • You’re numbing yourself with substances and placating yourself with distractions as a way to ignore the fact that you’re not living up to your creative potential.

  • You get lost in the fixing to get ready phase, and never get down to business.

  • You keep bashing into creative walls but never breaking thru.

  • Your emotions keeping getting in the way of your desired outcomes. Fear of failure keeps you from committing to projects; perfectionism keeps you from making your work public.

Flow For Creatives can help.

It’s like an inspiration turbo-boost training program. It’s practical, experiential and experimental. You learn a new idea about Flow and Creativity, apply it to whatever problem you’re trying to solve, see what happens, then make it your own.

And, did you know…

  • When in Flow, your creative problem-solving abilities can spike by over 400 percent.

  • Research done at Harvard shows that the heightened creativity produced by Flow can outlast the state by a day, sometimes two—suggesting that Flow actually trains the brain to think more creatively over the long haul.

  • Creatives are more prone to depression than most people, but an understanding of the process can protect against this liability.

  • Creativity tops the list of 21st-century skills—meaning those skills that are essential for thriving in the modern world—yet 75 percent of people think they’re not living up to their creative potential.

  • The baseline brainwave state produced by Flow is also the ready condition for “Ah-ha” insight, meaning being in the zone makes you primed for breakthrough insight.

  • Fear blocks creativity, while Flow resets the nervous system, calming us down so we can avoid burnout and gain access to much-needed insight.

  • Unless you know how to train the brain properly, most people tap into their deepest creative potential at age 5.

  • Frustration is actually a built-in component of the creative process—it’s a sign that you’re moving in the right direction not a sign that you’re going about it all wrong.

Life is better than ever and we are feeling worse than evener. We are neurotic, stressed, unmotivated and it’s literally killing us. This class is for anyone that is serious about staying in their highest performing state.

*Warning: this instructor occasionally uses strong language. Viewer discretion advised*

Topics Covered

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    How To Watch

  2. 02

    Introduction to Workshop

  3. 03

    What is Creativity

  4. 04

    Mapping the Creative Process

  5. 05

    The Creative Personality

  6. 06

    Fulfill Your Creative Potential

  7. 07

    The Seven Creative Agreements

  8. 08


  9. 09

    The Bannister Effect

  10. 10

    Flow Overview

  11. 11

    The Science of Flow

  12. 12

    Your Brain on Flow

  13. 13

    Your Flow Profile

  14. 14

    Flow Triggers

  15. 15

    Tuning the Challenge Skill Balance

  16. 16

    Overview of the Flow Cycle

  17. 17

    The Struggle Phase

  18. 18

    Hacking the Grind

  19. 19

    Hacking the Mind

  20. 20

    Hacking the Most

  21. 21

    Sh*t to do When Sh*t Goes Wrong

  22. 22

    The Release Phase

  23. 23

    Release Triggers

  24. 24

    Build a Trigger List

  25. 25

    The MacGyver Method

  26. 26

    The Flow Phase

  27. 27

    The High Perch Experience

  28. 28

    Flow's Creative Trigger

  29. 29

    Minimal Feedback for Flow

  30. 30

    The Recovery Phase

  31. 31

    Post-Flow Visualization

  32. 32

    BONUS SEGMENT - The Passion Recipe


Meet Your Expert

Steven Kotler

Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning journalist and the cofounder/director of research for the Flow Research Collective. He is one of the world’s leading experts on high performance. He is also the author of eight books, including Stealing Fire, The Rise of Superman, Tomorrowland, Bold, Abundance, West of Jesus, A Small Furry Prayer and The Angle Quickest for Flight. ... read more

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  • Jeremy Richardson

    Jeremy Richardson

    June 2017

    I've watched and participated in many webinars and online classes, and this was by far one of the best. The depth and breadth of information that Steven covers in this class is not only really important, but he structures it in a way that is engaging and most importantly: PRACTICAL. I'm coming out of this with a clear list of ways to improve my ability to get into Flow while accomplishing all of my creative endeavors. I highly recommend this to anyone who would like to do the same!

  • KimberlyAnnMurphy


    June 2017

    This is amazing. Steven is hitting so many pain point for me about reframing my fear. He is also an amazing presenter. Thank you, Steven! I am excited, I am excited, I am excited!

  • Isaac Freed

    June 2017

    Utterly mind blowing. Wow. A few hours listening to Steven Kotler felt more like a few days. He has done his research, and offers so much practical application advice that I will review this material several times. Well worth it, and highly recommended. Thank you, Creative Live!

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