Flow : Nightingale-Conant: Personal Development

  • by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  • Narrated by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  • Series: Nightingale-Conant: Personal Development
  • 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.


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This written book is excellent, this is not

I have read the text version of this book a couple of times and it is very good. However this is not, as claimed an unabridged version of the book. It is a talk by the author that covers the same subject matter and ideas but, in my opinion not as well or as comprehensively as the written text.

The narration by the author is a prime example of why authors aren't always the best people to narrate an audio version of their book. Maybe his slightly unclear diction would have been more understandable and enjoyable to listen to if the recording and production values were good. But they are not, it is a noisy 'dirty', echoing recording.

If you are unable to read a text version of the book then go ahead with this because the underlying ideas are worth hearing. if it is at all possible for you to actually read the 'real' book then do that because it's a whole lot better than this.
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- Amazon Customer

I loved it!

This book should be listened to everyone. Mihaly shares such powerful insights in his speech. I am happy that I found it.
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- Charlott "Holistic Health Coach and Teacher"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-01-2015
  • Publisher: Nightingale-Conant