Flow and the Personification of Emotions - Troy Erstling

Flow and the Personification of Emotions - Troy Erstling

Today we’re interviewing somebody who is a world traveler and expert in flow states. He’s a writer and consultant and has even given a TEDx talk on freestyling.

Besides designing his digital nomad lifestyle, he employs a variety of activities to get into a flow state, including slacklining, freestyle rapping, exercising, and meditating.

His name is Troy Erstling and he’s an extremely interesting and well-spoken guest.

In this episode, Troy shares his thoughts on flow state, how meditation makes you less distractible, resources for productivity, how to set up successful systems for the absence of friction, how to dial in and out of the flow state, and how to maintain the most important relationship in your life.

This is a deep dive episode on flow state, so get ready to get in the zone with us!

Resources From The Episode

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Personification of Emotions (Blog)

Vipassana Meditation


Stealing Fire by Steven Kotler

Rise of Superman by Steven Kotler

Deep Work by Cal Newport

The Dice Man by Luke Rhinehart

Show Notes

01:50 - What is yours why?

03:58 - What is a flow state?

09:57 - Where can one go so he can learn more about flow cycles?

12:26 - Do you believe that everybody needs to find their flow state?

20:29 - How do you meditate while applying the principles of Flow?

28:39 - Do you have any stories on your end about how meditation has helped you?

30:00 - How did you come up with the personification of emotion?

34:00 - What is anchoring and how does it help?

37:00 - Can you tell us about your meditation practice, Vipassana?

45:00 - What is hypofrontality?