The peak performance state known as Flow, of being “in the zone,” where time slows down, everything becomes effortless, and we feel and perform at our best, is one of the world’s best-kept secrets to happiness. In this talk, Jamie Wheal, executive director of the Flow Genome Project (http://www.flowgenomeproject.co) shares how his own journey from isolation to fulfillment set the course for his life’s work on Flow, and how ground-breaking research from McKinsey, DARPA, and Red Bull, helps us cut 10,000 hours to Mastery in half, and increase our impact at work by up to 500%. In the final section of this talk, Jamie reveals the “genome of Flow”–the four-step path our bodies, brains and minds go through as we experience a Flow state, and how reverse-engineering this genome can help us live life to the fullest.
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