Maximilian Gotzler On the Flow State

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Teemu Arina interviews Maximilian Gotzler, the founder of Flowgrade on the flow state. What is the flow state and how can we access it for higher performance?

Maximilian Gotzler is the Founder and CEO of Flowgrade, a leading brand for cutting-edge Performance Nutrition. As a biohacker, former professional athlete, blogger, and organizer of the Quantified Self group in Berlin, Maximilian’s work has been covered by prominent media outlets including ZEIT ONLINE, Brand Eins, ARD, ZDF, and Bloomberg. Based in Berlin, Maximilian and his team are working to offer the highest-quality nutritional products to the European biohacking community. Maximilian holds an MSc in Economics from Sorbonne University in Paris and a BA in Psychology from Boston University.

Transcript of the show:

  • 0:53 – Teemu welcomed Maximilian Gotzler to the show
  • 1:20 –  Background on Flowgrade
  • 4:45 –  Biotrackr – the first platform to track blood work
  • 7:00 –  Max discussed his shop that offered products for target groups (self-optimizers and self-healers)
  • 8:17-  Max became a reseller for Bulletproof Coffee which lead to starting his own products
  • 9:58 –  Flowgrade
  • 10:30 –  Definition of flow
  • 12:00 –  In the flow state there is a sense of immediate feedback
  • 12:50 –  Max explained in greater detail about the Flow State
  • 14:34 –  Three Flow State areas
  • 15:46 –  Process more information; Become more of your primal self
  • 20:19 –  Flow State is the ability to be in the moment
  • 22:30 –  Brain activity in Flow State
  • 24:11 –  Measuring EEG in Flow State
  • 25:11 –  It is best to be in a stationary state for a good reading
  • 26:40 –  Different meditation practices
  • 28:25 –  Teemu gives example of a football referee   
  • 30:06 –  Meditation is like taking the mental trash out
  • 31:46 –  Practical advice about techniques of Flow State
  • 32:17 –  4 types of Flow types: 1st  Extreme risk to trigger flow
  • 33:01 –  2nd Deep thinkers
  • 33:32 –  3rd Flow goers
  • 33:58 –  4th Crowd pleasers
  • 35:17 –  There are 17 created triggers known to trigger Flow
  • 35:36 –  Environmental triggers are the strongest
  • 37.20 –  Statistics show that less than 30% of normal people experience flow
  • 38:34 –  Scientific study shows that if the skill is 4% more challenging that it is an ideal trigger to get into flow
  • 40:57 –  Tips to get more flow
  • 41:50 –  The Pomodoro Technique A Separating technique; you work on ONE task for 25 minutes
  • 42:17 –  Flow follows Focus
  • 47:32 –  Flow State releases Norepinephrine and Dopamine
  • 48:34 –  Hormones released during  “Runners High” are made of 2 active compounds: phenethylamine (PEA) and anandamide
  • 50:00 –  Natural compounds in raw chocolate
  • 51:26 –  Cinnamon as a MAO Inhibitor
  • 53:04 –  Steady blood sugar levels help flow state
  • 54:16 –  MAO inhibitors can be harmful when combined with the wrong compounds (e.g. tyramine)
  • 55:52 –  Preparing to be in the Flow State / What to do when you are in the Flow State
  • 57:32 –   8 hr work day; 20% of work equals 80% results
  • 59:33 –   Find a small window that you can easily be triggered into your flow state
  • 59:49 –    Create habits that work
  • 1:01:27 –  Learn more about Flowgrade here
  • 1:02:00 –  Presentation on FLOW at 2016 Biohacker Summit London
  • 1:03:28 –  Flowgrade coffee is lab tested for high quality (low toxin levels compared to other brands)

Maximilian Gotzler also gave a great presentation on the flow state the Biohacker Summit UK. Watch it below:

Max will be speaking again at the Biohacker Summit 2016. See tickets and program here.

 

Biohacker Summit Helsinki - 13-14 October 2017

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