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Unblocking Self Sabotage With The Real Life Psychologist From TV Show Billions — Denise Shull | Flow Research Collective Radio

Unblocking Self Sabotage With The Real Life Psychologist From TV Show Billions — Denise Shull | Flow Research Collective Radio

August 10, 2020

About the episode

If you’ve seen the TV show Billions, you’ll know the character Wendy Roades. She’s the mindset coach for the Billionaire hedge fund manager, Bobby Axelroad. If you haven’t seen Billions, well it’s worth at least watching the first episode! 

Anyway, the producers of Billions based the character Wendy Roades on a real-life performance coach to financiers and hedge fund managers. Her name is Denise Shull, and I’m joined by her today. 

Denise is an expert in neuroeconomics, the founder of the ReThink Group and the author of Market Mind Games, which explains the deep psychological influences that can cripple Wall Street traders. 

In this episode, we talk in depth about Denise's style of coaching, the kinds of psychological blockages she helps her clients overcome, and how you can apply similar practices at home to unstick your own psychology and break self-sabotaging patterns. 

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • The Field of Neuroeconomics (6:00)
  • Anticipation & Performance (6:54)
  • Awareness of what you feel (12:00)
  • Kinds of physiological blockages (18:39) 
  • How to break self-sabotage patterns (26:30)
  • Billions & Wendy Rhodes (31:50)
  • Journalist exercises & book recommendations (41:14)

About the guest

Denise Shull is a performance coach who uses neuroeconomics and modern psychoanalysis in her work with hedge funds and professional athletes.

She is also the founder of The ReThink Group. Shull focuses on the positive contribution of feelings and emotion in high-pressure decisions.

She is the author of Market Mind Games, which explains how Wall Street traders act out Freudian transferences in reaction to market moves.

Shull postulates that human perception contains fractal elements in the same manner as the fractal geometry of nature.

Resources

Book: Market Mind Games by Denise Shull
Web: The ReThink Group
Twitter: Denise Shull

Unlocking Creativity and Maximizing Gratitude -  Dr. Glenn Fox, Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman | Flow Research Collective Radio

Unlocking Creativity and Maximizing Gratitude - Dr. Glenn Fox, Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman | Flow Research Collective Radio

August 3, 2020

Today, we’re joined by Dr. Glenn Fox and Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman, both of whom are dear friends and partners with the Flow Research Collective. 

 

Dr. Fox is one of the world’s leading experts in the neuroscience of gratitude and the Head of Program Design, Strategy, and Outreach at the USC Performance Science Institute.

 

Dr. Kaufman is a humanistic psychologist He received his Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Yale University and was named by Business Insider, one of “50 groundbreaking scientists who are changing the way we see the world”.

 

In today’s episode, we talk about the neuroscience of creativity, how gratitude impacts the brain, and how it can boost both your creativity and level of baseline gratitude.

Mastering Optimal Performance in High-Pressure Environments -  Dr. Andrew Huberman and Rich Diviney | Flow Research Collective Radio

Mastering Optimal Performance in High-Pressure Environments - Dr. Andrew Huberman and Rich Diviney | Flow Research Collective Radio

July 28, 2020

In today’s episode, we discuss optimal performance in high-pressure environments.

We are joined by Dr. Andrew Huberman and Rich Diviney. 

Dr. Andrew Huberman is a neuroscientist at Stanford. 

Rich Diviney draws upon more than 20 years of experience as a Navy SEAL Officer. 

Both of them are widely experienced in training optimal performance.

Here is the thing, stress and the fight, flight or freeze response are part of our everyday life. 

Understanding stress and leveraging stress to your advantage can crucially impact your overall quality of life.

We tap into the expertise and experience of our guests as we discuss how performance is related to fear, anxiety, struggle and pressure. 

You will learn how you can influence your nervous system as Dr. Huberman highlights the science behind stress responses. 

We also study the difference between peak states and optimal performance - as well as the habits that you can implement to improve your daily performance.

Exponential Technology, Innovation and Navigating Entrepreneurship in the Midst of Uncertainty -  Jane Metcalfe and Salim Ismail | Flow Research Collective Radio

Exponential Technology, Innovation and Navigating Entrepreneurship in the Midst of Uncertainty - Jane Metcalfe and Salim Ismail | Flow Research Collective Radio

July 20, 2020

In this episode, we are joined by Jane Metcalfe and Salim Ismail. We discuss exponential technology, innovation, and navigating agile entrepreneurship.

 

If you loved the episode and our thoughts on flow in exponential organizations, make sure to check out our flagship flow training “Zero to Dangerous”. This training enables you to harness flow for your career.

 

In this episode, you will study the following topics:

  • We are learning about exponential growth in 2020 (4:45)
  • The importance of life sciences in 2020 (7:30)
  • How incentives drive decisions (12:25)
  • Risk in the biotechnology industry (16:45)
  • Hacking organizational culture at scale (22:00)
  • Why and how big companies enter into new technologies and markets (25:30)
  • Why real breakthroughs need to happen at a systemic level (31:00)
  • The 4 activities of rich ancient cultures (39:00)
  • Female archetypes in business (42:00)
  • How to integrate all of our system (48:00)
  • The future for small and medium-size business owners (48:30)
  • The neurobiological revolution (52:00) 
  • It starts with mindfulness and conversation (57:00)
  • How both guests handle ambiguity (1:05:00)

 

Flow States & Unlocking Permanent Enlightenment — Dr. Andrew Newberg | Flow Research Collective Radio

Flow States & Unlocking Permanent Enlightenment — Dr. Andrew Newberg | Flow Research Collective Radio

July 13, 2020

In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Andrew Newberg, a neuroscientist known for his research on mystical experiences, meditation, and enlightenment.

 

ABOUT THE GUEST

 

Dr. Andrew Newberg is a neuroscientist who studies the relationship between brain function and various mental states. 

 

He is a pioneer in the neurological study of religious and spiritual experiences, a field known as “neurotheology.” 

 

His research includes taking brain scans of people in prayer, meditation, rituals, and trance states, in an attempt to better understand the nature of religious and spiritual practices and attitudes. 

 


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How to Develop Grit and Amplify Your Creativity — Dr. Angela Duckworth and Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman | Flow Research Collective Radio

How to Develop Grit and Amplify Your Creativity — Dr. Angela Duckworth and Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman | Flow Research Collective Radio

July 3, 2020

About the episode

In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Angela Duckworth who’s TED talk is among the most-viewed of all time. Her book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance is a #1 New York Times best seller. She is accompanied by Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman.

Scott likes to share his enthusiasm for psychology through his teaching, writing, speaking, and podcast. 

In this episode, you will learn about:

 

  • The definition of grit (2:50)
  • Busting myths of creativity (08:30)
  • The relationship between grit and dopamine (15:00)
  • Why it is crucial to study outside your main area of expertise (18:40)
  • Grit and autism (22:00)
  • Achievement, talent and efforts (28:20)
  • The role of autonomy in being gritty (31:50)
  • Scott on his purpose in his life (36:00)
  • The little depression after finishing a project (40:00)

About the guests

Angela Duckworth is the founder and CEO of Character Lab, a nonprofit whose mission is to advance scientific insights that help children thrive. She is also the Rosa Lee and Egbert Chang Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, faculty co-director of the Penn-Wharton Behavior Change for Good Initiative, and faculty co-director of Wharton People Analytics.

 

A 2013 MacArthur Fellow, Angela has advised the White House, the World Bank, NBA and NFL teams, and Fortune 500 CEOs.

 

Prior to her career in research, Angela founded a summer school for low-income children that was profiled as a Harvard Kennedy School case study and, in 2018, celebrated its 25th anniversary. She has also been a McKinsey management consultant and a math and science teacher at public schools in New York City, San Francisco, and Philadelphia.

Scott Barry Kaufman is a humanistic psychologist exploring the depths of human potential. He has taught courses on intelligence, creativity, and well-being at Columbia University, NYU, the University of Pennsylvania, and elsewhere. He is interested in using his research to help all kinds of minds live a creative, fulfilling, and self-actualized life.

 

Resources

Become A Rockstar Deal Maker By Learning To Negotiate In Flow — Chris Voss | Flow Research Collective Radio

Become A Rockstar Deal Maker By Learning To Negotiate In Flow — Chris Voss | Flow Research Collective Radio

June 25, 2020

About the episode

In this episode, we are joined by Chris Voss, the Author of Never Split The Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It and we talk about all things flow and negotiations.

 

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • The right frame of mind to negotiate (04:10)
  • Why the switch to a positive mindset is crucial (05:00)
  • Chris’ practices to stay in a good frame of mind (05:45)
  • Flow in relation to negotiation (09:10)
  • How to navigate the paradox of outcome independence and clear goals (16:45)
  • Forced empathy (23:10)
  • How to get passed your cognitive biases (32:45)
  • How to not feel bad about getting a good deal (37:25)
  • Group flow for crisis situation (43:00)
  • Training to be at your best and repetition (46:00)
  • Emotional intelligence and conflict (46:50)
  • Calling up the negative (55:30)
  • High performance in the face of repeated patterns (1:01:00)

About the guest

Chris Voss is the CEO & Founder of the Black Swan Group and the Author of Never Split The Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It.

 

Chris was the lead international kidnapping negotiator for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as well as the FBI’s hostage negotiation representative for the National Security Council’s Hostage Working Group.

Chris Voss was a member of the New York City Joint Terrorist Task Force for 14 years.  He was the case agent on such cases as TERRSTOP (the Blind Sheikh Case – Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman), the TWA Flight 800 catastrophe and negotiated the surrender of the first hostage taker to give up in the Chase Manhattan bank robbery hostage taking.

 

During Chris’s 24 year tenure in the Bureau, he was trained in the art of negotiation by not only the FBI but Scotland Yard and Harvard Law School. He is also a recipient of the Attorney General’s Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement and the FBI Agents Association Award for Distinguished and Exemplary Service.

 

Chris has taught business negotiation in the MBA program as an adjunct professor at University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.  He has taught business negotiation at Harvard University, guest lectured at The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, The IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland and The Goethe School of Business in Frankfurt, Germany.

 

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What is the Flow Research Collective & Who is Steven Kotler? — Steven Kotler | Flow Research Collective Radio

What is the Flow Research Collective & Who is Steven Kotler? — Steven Kotler | Flow Research Collective Radio

June 24, 2020

About the episode

This is the first episode of Flow Research Collective Radio where we introduce our organization as well as Executive Director, Steven Kotler.

 

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • The mission of the Flow Research Collective: Decoding the neuroscience of flow (1:35) and understanding what makes people perform at their best (06:20)
  • Why understanding the neurobiology made training flow much more practical (4:05)
  • Why we don’t want to rely on technology or substances to drive us into flow (04:50)
  • The difference between peak performance and flow (07:10)
  • Why you want to train states and not skills (08:55)
  • Flow is what happens when all of your trained up skills come together at once (11:15)
  • How Steven got into action sports and flow (19:10)
  • Why we use science to talk about flow (24:30)
  • The feeling of oneness in flow (24:20)
  • The mentors that inspired Steven (37:05)
  • The lineage of peak performance researchers (40:00)
  • Demystifying passion and purpose (42:00)
  • Can we solve the greatest challenges of today’s world? (48:30)
  • We are all capable of some much more than we know (52:10)

About the guest

The Flow Research Collective is a research and training organization. Our mission: understand the science behind ultimate human performance and use it to train up individuals and organizations.

 

Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning journalist. As the Executive Director at the Flow Research Collective, he is one of the world’s leading experts on high performance.

 

His book, The Rise of Superman, was one of the most talked about books in 2013 and the first book in history to land on the New York Times bestseller lists in the sports, science, psychology, and business categories simultaneously. In Rise, Steven decodes the science of flow, an optimal state of consciousness where we feel our best and perform our best.

 

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