Introducing Zero to Dangerous—the world’s leading flow-hacking training:

Access Flow State Consistently. Boost Your Results. Explore The Upper Possibility Space of Human Potential.


Learn the peak-performance secrets that Silicon Valley trailblazers, the US Navy SEALs and maverick scientists are using to invent the future and stay ahead of the curve.


Steven Kotler is the Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective and a 3x New York Times bestselling author. He is one of the world’s leading experts on peak-performance and flow. Steven has trained everyone from Fortune 100 companies like Google and Goldman Sachs to organizations like the US Naval War College and the Young Presidents Organization. Steven’s books include Stealing Fire, The Rise of Superman, Bold and Abundance. His research has been translated into over 40 languages and appeared in over 100 publications, including The New York Times, the Atlantic Monthly, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Wired and TIME.  

"Steven is the foremost thinker that I pay attention to when I’m trying to learn how to do my best work. He is the author I’ve read more of than any other over the last five years." 

- Vishen Lakhiani, Founder and CEO of Mindvalley, Author of NYT bestseller The Code of the Extraordinary Mind

So, what even is a flow state?

Flow is an experience you've definitely already had. 

It’s that experience of “being in the zone”. That zone where focus is so high that everything else disappears. The world around you evaporates—slips away, vanishes. 

Action and awareness merge. Self-consciousness melts away and you’re plunged deep into the present moment. Creativity jacks to heights otherwise unattainable. Learning accelerates resulting in near perfect recall. 

Performance goes through the roof and all the while it feels damn good. 

Why does access to flow matter?

In the 21st century, those who can unlock flow consistently, win. It’s that simple. 

There are more distractions than ever before. The market is crowded. Competition is increasing at breakneck speed. With that comes increasingly higher expectations for those who want to play all out—in business and in life. 

 If you don’t have the tools needed to reach flow, you’re going to get left behind by those who are able unlock the performance improvements that flow provides.  


Diving deep on the neuroscience of flow with photographer Chase Jarvis of CreativeLive

Talking optimal performance and human capability on CNN

Abundance—Steven’s first book with Peter Diamandis— receiving a much appreciated shoutout from former U.S. President Bill Clinton.

And the research is clear—flow is at the epicentre of peak-performance…

  • Research done at the management consulting firm McKinsey, found that when executives are in flow, their performance increases by over 500%.
  • The University of Sydney found a 430% increase in creative problem solving when in flow and work done by Teresa Amabile at Harvard found that creativity spikes for three days after a flow state.
  • Work done by DARPA and Advanced Brain Monitoring found a 490% increase in speed of skill acquisition.
  • Forbes, recently coined the term the "flow state percentage" (he amount of time employees spend in flow) and called it the most important management metric of the 21st century.

But here’s the challenge…

For most of us, flow is elusive. It shows up randomly. Sporadically. Then it disappears again. Sometimes, maybe, if you’re lucky, you get into the zone. 

But the world's most elite performers are able to get into the zone consistently. On demand. They can drop in every day, for hours on end. It's this consistency that resuls in the meaningful performance improvements.  

Covering the fundamentals of flow science and research with a seriously receptive audience.

Delivering a keynote to Thomson Reuters.

Consciousness hacking fun at National Geographic.

"For me this was an existential instructional manual. It’s amazing the things I learned. The training lets you peek behind the curtain to show you the guts of what it means to be a peak-performer. If I had taken this workshop ten years ago, it would have saved me so much time, and money, and pain and aggravation. I’m pissed I didn’t do this earlier!" 

-Tucker Max,

 4 x NYT Bestselling Author & CEO of Book In A Box

So what's the deal with Zero to Dangerous?

In Zero to Dangerous—you’re going to learn, apply and integrate the most cutting-edge maps and models for hacking flow. Evidence-based tools that you can start applying immediately in your day to day. 

You’ll leave the program knowing how to turn flow into a tangible, trainable skill set. It’s going to be something you have control over. 

You’ll be able to tweak your state of consciousness and drive yourself into flow at will.  

This means more of your time spent in flow. Longer flow states, deeper flow states, more consistent flow states. And all of the performance improvements that come with that: 

Amplified productivity

Accelerated learning

An end to all inefficiency

Consistent motivation

Consistent motivation

No more living your life in that grey zone where your neither fully focused or fully off.

Heightened creativity

No more “half working”, ever again.


"I’ve I wish I had done this earlier as things would have gone even better and been a lot more successful!"

- Kristen Ulmer, 

Fear Specialist & Former Professional Extreme Skier

"What I would tell a friend is that this is probably one of the best courses I’ve ever done. The material was really quite remarkable, stuff that I can apply immediately. I’ve already started applying it today!"

- Oz Garcia, 

President & CEO, Oz Wellness


One on One Coaching with Licensed Clinical Psychologist Coaches to optimize everything around your own unique psychology, physiology and life situation

Delivered Digitally so you can do it from anywhere, anytime at your own pace

Eight Weeks Long so that results become permanent and even compound over time. This kind of permanent, identity-level change can’t happen in a weekend, although you will see shifts from day one

Maps and Models on Flow Research so that you leave with a strong scientific understanding of how flow works in the brain and body

Daily Content, Exercises and Assignments to make sure you actually progress every single day

Community Accountability makes the program feel like an incubator. And ensures that you apply what you learn

Psychometric Testing academically validated psychological testing every other week so you can gauge the tangible increases in your performance over time

100% Evidence Based with all of the protocols developed directly from scientific research done at top-ranked institutions like Harvard, Columbia, Cambridge, Stanford, DARPA and more

Active vs. Passive Learning means that you’re actually applying everything to your life as you go, consuming information alone doesn’t shift results

"When you get into Flow you’re more creative, you draw more conclusions between things, you see patterns that you wouldn’t otherwise see. To be able to harness that and to be able to do it reliably and predictably is massive. He has basically given me more of my life back." 

- Nichol Bradford, 

Executive Director & Co-Founder of the Transformative Lab & Conference

"Steven shows us the systems we can go through to get into Flow, to sustain Flow, to recover from Flow. The systems and routines you should implement in your life to be successful. I got exactly what I hoped and lots more." 

-Charles D Lightfoot,

 Firefighter & CEO of Firebrand Media Group

What does Zero to Dangerous Include?

  • Bi-Weekly One on One Live Coaching Sessions with Licensed Clinical Psychologist or PhD Flow Researcher
  • 24/7 access to our in-house program manager Dr. Claire Sarah Johnson, PhD in Organizational Psychology and flow research
  • Lifetime access to your 8 week digital training, you can retake the training as many times as you’d like
  • Academically validated psychometric testing to provide you with a tangible breakdown of your performance
  • Onboarding and prep exercises before the start of Zero to Dangerous
  • Lifetime access to the Flow Research Collective flow-hacker network
  • FREE mobile app (iOS & Android) so you can experience it anywhere, anytime 
  • Daily guidance–video and audio coaching from Steven Kotler for 63 days 
  • Community support and group mastermind with a curated group of like-minded, peak-performing students from all across the globe 
  • An unconditional 10-day money-back guarantee after the start of the quest, so you can be sure this course is the perfect fit for you with no risk on your part 
  • Customer support whenever you need help, so you know you are always taken care of 
  • Plus FREE Bonuses Worth $747:
  • Bonus Training Video 1: FAQ on Flow w/ Steven Kotler 
  • Bonus Training Video 2: Monthly access to latest papers on flow research
  • Bonus Training Video 3: Steven Kotler interview with coach of the Seattle Seahawks Dr. Mike Gervais on Hacking Flow as Performance Psychologist  

What do others say about our thought leadership?

"A visionary roadmap for people who believe they can change the world" 

- Bill Clinton, CEO, Former U.S. President

"Inspiring, filled with incredible insights... a practical how-to game-plan for going big and impacting the world." 

- Michael S. Dell, CEO, Dell Computers

"Esssential for anyone looking for a better tomorrow" 

- Elon Musk, Technology Entrepreneur, Investor, and Engineer

 "A reminder of the infinite possibilities for doing good when we tap into our own empathy and wisdom." 

- Arianna Huffington, CEO, The Huffington Post

"A game-changing account of the secrets of ultimate human performance-a must for anyone interested in seriously raising the level of their game"

- Ray Kurzweil, Director Of Engineering At Google,Author of How to Create a Mind & &he Singularity Is Near

"Steven and Jaime have done a wonderful job to balancing the promises, perils and how to perscriptions of engineering peak states such as flow." 

- Tim Ferriss, Angel investor, Entrepreneur, Author of The 4-Hour Workweek