Using adversity to our advantage

With Steven Kotler

In this episode of Unstoppable, I had the opportunity to speak with Steven Kotler, the Executive Director of Flow Research Creative, a business which looks to help individuals accomplish their most ambitious professional goals by unlocking their peak possible human performance. 

Steven has been labeled as one of the world’s leading experts on human performance, having written numerous books which are New York Times best-selling. Alongside his incredible knowledge, Steven has been honoured as an award winning journalist, further adding to his incredible understanding of psychology and human behaviour, which makes him an incredible guest to learn from.

In this podcast, Steven and I share ideas surrounding the importance of self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and how adversity can contribute to a greater consciousness… and how adversity can be used to your advantage.

In this episode, you will learn:


  • 00:00 Intro
  • 02:00 How Steven got into the area of peak performance
  • 06:00 Connection between tough upbringings and peak performance
  • 09:00 Relationship between self preservation and peak performance
  • 19:00 Steven’s new book: The Art of Impossible
  • 22:00 Where does motivation start?
  • 28:00 Steven’s opinion on the author of DRIVE
  • 31:00 The six levels of grit
  • 38:00 The six things key performance comes to
  • 43:00 Entrepreneurial recovery 

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