Steven Kotler’s Gnar Country – Peak Performance and Aging

Do you suffer from “the mindset of old”?

Are there any benefits to getting older?

And how can we leverage aging to experience greater meaning, passion, and purpose?

Steven Kotler’s known as the flow guru and he’s got a new book called Gnar Country. He’s put his peak performance theories to the test to see if he can pull off the seemingly impossible — learning how to park ski as a 50-something year old guy.

Today, Kotler brings his firehose of flow info to discuss the inevitable midlife crisis, how flow is the key to overcoming fear, and how he uses THC as a performance enhancing drug.

In this interview:

  • The keys to peak performance aging
  • Waking up to your midlife crisis
  • Are you too old to really enjoy your life?
  • Can you stop the long slow rot of aging?
  • The benefits of aging


  • Why does flow matter to us as we age?
  • How flow protects us from dementia and Alzheimers
  • What causes us to get more fearful as we age?
  • Why is deliberate play better than practice?
  • THC as a performance enhancing drug

Click here for Gnar Country: Growing Old, Staying Rad by Steven Kotler.

About Steven Kotler

Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning journalist, and the Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective. He is one of the world’s leading experts on human performance. He is the author of 11 bestsellers (out of fourteen books), including The Art of Impossible, The Future is Faster Than You Think, Stealing Fire, The Rise of Superman, and Bold and Abundance. His work has been nominated for two Pulitzer Prizes, translated into over 50 languages, and has appeared in over 100 publications, including the New York Times Magazine, Wired, Atlantic Monthly, Wall Street Journal, TIME, and the Harvard Business Review.

Click here for Gnar Country: Growing Old, Staying Rad by Steven Kotler.