Flow : Nightingale-Conant: Personal Development

  • von Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Ph.D.
  • Sprecher: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Ph.D.
  • Serie: Nightingale-Conant: Personal Development
  • 5 Std. 31 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch


In flow, everyday experience becomes a moment by moment opportunity for joy and self-fulfillment. Flow is the brain-child of a fascinating psychologist, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, a renowned social scientist who has devoted his life's work to the study of what makes people truly happy, satisfied and fulfilled. While much of the study of psychology investigates disorders of the human mind, Dr. Csikszentmihalyi takes a different route. He focuses on the noble side of human nature, our capacity for living a life of integrity, courage, and perseverance. With his landmark research on flow, he reveals what he considers beautiful in life, ways of being and behaving that make people happy, satisfied and delighted to be alive. His insights into the "flow experience" show ways to lessen stress, fear and anxiety while increasing feelings of challenge, joy and excitement. The revolutionary findings of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's Experience Sampling Method offer unprecedented information about the specific ways we can turn life into a continuous high quality experience. You'll discover how anyone can enrich his or her quality of life simply by learning how flow occurs and what it feels like. You'll learn about the key elements of the flow experience including:

why it is important to know what you want to do in any given moment
specific activities you can do that produce flow easily and naturally
how to improve your experience of work so you feel in control and rewarded by it
keys to harnessing the power of concentration
the difference between pleasure and enjoyment (only one leads to personal growth)
how to match challenges with skills to avoid boredom and frustration and maximize enjoyment

Once you experience the exhilaration of the "flow" state of being, you'll want to return again and again.
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Generally underrated!

If you are into peak performance or have a background in competitive sports you will already be familiar with the concept of flow. In basketball for instance "being in the zone" - a synonym for flow - is something often talked about by fans and players alike. When you are in a flow state you are performing at your best and you are doing so effortlessly. At least so it seems. If you are interested in learning about this mind state from a fairly scientific, but also practical perspective, this book is for you. I consider FLOW a classic on the topic, which stands unrivaled to this day, although it was published more than two decades ago.

The book is narrated by the author, a now retired professor of psychology. I consider narration by the author virtually always a plus, because in my perception it makes the spoken word more credible and authentic. This is also true for this book.

Like the other books I have reviewed, this book has earned my appreciation by making every word count. It is to the point. A quick read and definitely worth a re-read. The audiobook comes with a pdf, which contains a summary of each of the book's chapters. I found this summary to be quite handy if you want a quick refresher on the main concepts of the book.
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- Felix

Detailed, relevant, practical. Thank you!

I genuinely appreciated that it was read by the author. This was detailed, relevant, practical. Thank you!
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- Jovana

Weitere Infos zum Titel

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 06.01.2015
  • Verlag: Nightingale-Conant