Path to Happiness: Achieving a State of “Flow”

    Studies show that although we’re more comfortable than previous generations, our happiness levels are not higher. Why? Because comfort does not lead to happiness; comfort leads to boredom. Being in a state of “Flow” is what leads to happiness.“Flow” is when we are so focused and engrossed in what we’re doing that we don’t even feel time passing. The activity becomes intrinsically meaningful and valuable. Now imagine taking that and applying it to everything you do in your life.

    The Unlocking Greatness spotlight features Mario Herger, CEO, founder and partner of Enterprise Gamification Consultancy LLC, a strategic consulting group focused on gamification, innovation, social business, and “intrapreneurship” in the enterprise. Charlie and Mario explore how to make work and life more fun, productive and engaging by applying the concepts we enjoy when we play games.

    The show concludes with a Q&A from #TheAskCharlieShow on overcoming boredom and living with purpose.


    • Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi on Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life
    • steps to reaching “flow”
    • Unlocking Greatness Spotlight: Mario Herge
    • #TACS Finding with Purpose


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