Jamie Wheal is Executive Director of Flow Genome Project which he heads up alongside Steven Kotler, who you might know from books such as The Rise of Superman and Abundance, co-written with Peter Diamandis.
Jamie is a leading expert on the neuro-physiology of human performance. His work ranges from Fortune 500 companies like Cisco, Google, and Nike, to the U.S. Naval War College and Red Bull. He combines a background in expeditionary leadership, wilderness medicine and surf rescue, with over a decade advising high-growth companies on strategy, execution and leadership. He speaks to diverse and high-performing communities such as Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), Summit Series, and MaiTai Global on the intersection of science and high performance.
At the Flow Genome Project, he leads a team of the world’s top scientists, athletes and artists dedicated to mapping the genome of the peak-performance state known as Flow.
Jamie and Steven have co-penned their new book Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work, out next month. The book explores four years investigating the leading edges of this revolution—from the home of SEAL Team Six to the Googleplex, the Burning Man festival, Richard Branson’s Necker Island, Red Bull’s training center, Nike’s innovation team, and the United Nations’ Headquarters. And what they learned was stunning: In their own ways, with differing languages, techniques, and applications, every one of these groups has been quietly seeking the same thing: the boost in information and inspiration that altered states provide.
Listeners will know I’m a big believer in the power of flow and a huge fan of co-author Steven Kotler’s earlier work, The Rise of Superman - and if you haven’t listened to it already, check out episode #15 on how flow can help you increase productivity by 500%.
This episode was jam packed with value bombs. Learn how to find your optimal creative state using everything from exercise and meditation to micro-dosing on LSD and hallucinogens!
Topics Covered:- What is flow- The neuroscience of flow, meditative, psychedelic and peak sexual states- What inhibits you from getting into your optimal creative state- Why brainstorming and all-nighters don't really work- Anandamide: the creativity molecule, why you need it to be creative and how to increase your production of it- Why the human mind only consciously processes 0.002% of its surroundings and how to tap into the other 99.998%- Micro-dosing on psychedelics and hallucinogens- How to create the optimal creative environment for your team- Is biohacking worth it?- Spiritual materialism - Getting back into the flow state after being interrupted- Priming practices to optimise your morning and day
Show Notes:1) Flow Genome Project: flowgenomeproject.com2) Flow Genome Project Facebook Page: facebook.com/Flowgenome3) Stealing Fire website: stealingfirebook.com4) Stealing Fire on Amazon: www.amazon.com/Stealing-Fire-Mav…ing/dp/0062429655
Like us? It'd make our day if you took 1 minute to show some love on iTunes, Stitcher or Soundcloud by subscribing, sharing and giving us a 5 star rating.
To sign up to our mailing list head to www.futuresquared.xyz
For more information on Collective Campus, our innovation hub, school and consultancy based in Melbourne, Australia and Singapore check out www.collectivecamp.us
Theories from these books might sound impressive and promising. But where do you start? It's not uncommon to fall prey to paralysis by analysis. What if you had experts to guide you through step by step? In our upcoming "Innovation Manager Crash Course", we'll spend the day helping you map out an action plan - tailored to your organisation.
Receive thought leadership in the form of blogs, ebooks, innovation resources, videos, invitations to exclusive events as well as the latest episodes of Future², our iTunes chart-topping podcast all about corporate innovation and entrepreneurship.
Access more blogs, podcasts, videos, innovation, tools, ebooks and more just like this one here!