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Mo Gawdat: How To Programme Your Brain For Happiness

Lobster Brain

Mo Gawdat was the Chief Business Officer for Google X, the innovation lab that works on robots and self-driving cars. After the tragic death of his son, Ali, Mo now dedicates himself to his mission of helping one billion people learn how to be happy.  His international bestseller “Solve for Happy” introduces you to the idea that there is a happiness equation that you can follow, to help you find greater happiness.  In this wide ranging and inspiring conversation, Mo tells Danny Donachie and Lisa Morton how his son inspired him to take a different path, away from a role you might traditionally associate with a ‘top lobster’.  Mo discusses the fact that we currently know more about using our mobile phones, than about using their own brains.  He also has some advice on why we’re wired to think negatively and what you can do about that, to achieve happiness.  —------------------Danny Donachie is Transformational Coach and Founder of Embodyism. Having worked with many high performers and in high stakes sports environments, in his work Danny wants to help every person reach their full potential. Danny inherited an interest in meditation and mindfulness from his father, his interest has seen him study somatic, movement and mindfulness practices which are central to his work.Lisa Morton, started PR company Roland Dransfield in 1996, one month after the fateful IRA bomb that tore apart the city centre.  From that point, the business, and its team members, have been involved in helping to support the creation of Modern Manchester – across regeneration, business, charity, leisure and hospitality, sport and culture.Connect with DannyVia LinkedInVia TwitterVia EmbodyismConnect with Lisa Via TwitterVia LinkedInVia Roland Dransfield


1 Dec 2022

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Happiness is an Equation according to Mo Gawdat

The Happy Pear Podcast

Can happiness be taught?According to this week's podcast guest, Mo Gawdat, it can!“It’s not the events that make you happy in life, it’s the comparison that happens inside your head between the event and your expectation of the event.”Mo Gawdat is the former Chief Business Officer of Google X; host of the popular podcast, Slo Mo, author of the international bestselling books Solve for Happy and Scary Smart; and founder of One Billion Happy.After a 30 year career in tech and serving as Chief Business Officer at Google X (Google's 'moonshot factory' of innovation)  Mo has made happiness his primary topic of research, diving deeply into literature and conversing on the topic with some of the wisest people in the world.Motivated by the tragic loss of his son, Ali, Mo began pouring his findings into his international bestselling book, Solve for Happy: Engineer Your Path to Joy. His mission to help one billion people become happier, #OneBillionHappy, is his moonshot attempt to honor Ali by spreading the message that happiness can be learned and shared to one billion people.“If a parent only wish is happiness for their children than why aren’t we teaching it in school?” According to Mo, happiness is an equation, and gratitude is the ultimate expression that can remind us to be happy.“You are the one that is setting your expectation. You are the one interpreting the event a certain way, therefore you are in control of your own happiness.”We had a great chat with Mo, on our favourite topic, you guessed it - happines! A brilliant episode that will hopefully leave you feeling elevated, grateful, and dare we say it… happy!What’s more, Mo has also offered you a gift! The first 100 listeners of The Happy Pear Podcast to sign up, will get an exclusive two month free access to his membership community. You get all the training material, rieki infused meditations, and live webenars with Mo, his co-author Alice and expert guest speakers. This is worth 50 Euros and you get it for free on Unstressable.com. sign up now and use the code THEHAPPYPEAR to be one of the first 100!Lots of love,Dave & SteveTo find out more about Mo and his work please check out: https://www.mogawdat.com/Produced by Sara Fawsitt & Sean Cahill Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 50mins

2 Nov 2022

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E143 - Mo Gawdat: The infinite power of gratitude

The High Performance Podcast

Mo Gawdat is an Egyptian author and entrepreneur. Previously he held the position of Chief Business Officer for Google X, he is now host of the popular podcast Slow Mo. Mo is known for creating the happiness equation. Mo has co-founded more than 20 businesses, and continues to mentor ten start-ups at one time.In this episode Mo discusses how the death of his beloved son Ali, began his search for happiness and doing good. Although he has suffered tragedy within his life, Mo’s aim was to come through suffering and “make things better” for others. Mo discusses flow state, the importance of learning and how he achieves his highest performance whilst playing video games.Mo shares the importance of not trying to cheat your way to high performance and “miss blocks”, stating we should be focusing on “looking under our feet, not at the target”.- - - - - -Pre-order the new High Performance Daily Journal - 365 ways to become your best! smarturl.it/HPJournalWant even more from High Performance? We have launched our brand new premium podcast service 'High Performance Plus' for people who want to support the podcast, listen to ad-free episodes and have access to exclusive bonus content so we can get you even closer to a life of high performance. Sign up on Apple Podcasts apple.co/highperformance or Supercast https://highperformanceplus.supercast.com/Remember you can join the free HIGH PERFORMANCE CIRCLE! Just go to https://www.thehighperformancepodcast.com/thecircleYou will get:Weekly Monday Motivation Newsletter with Book Recommendations, Discount Codes, and more!Exclusive early video accessKeynote speeches that keep you learningAnd much more! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 22mins

20 Sep 2022

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The Happiness Expert Making 1 Billion People Happier - Mo Gawdat

Deep Dive with Ali Abdaal

🔔 Sign up to my FREE Camera Confidence Course: https://aliabdaal.com/camera-confidence-crash-course/?utm_source=deep_dive&utm_medium=podcast &utm_campaign=camera_confidence_deafult If you take control over your brain, you can do anything - but what’s the formula? Some moments in life fundamentally change the way you think about the world - that’s what this conversation with Mo Gawdat did for me and what I’m certain it will do for you too.  Mo is the former Chief Business Officer of Google X, Google's moonshot factory of innovation, a prolific researcher and writer on the topic of happiness and has an incredibly touching story.In 2014, Mo lost his son Ali unexpectedly during a routine medical procedure. Days after, Mo set off on a mission to solve one of the biggest problems of our time, by pouring his research into the international best selling book, ‘Solve For Happy: Engineer Your Path To Joy’ - the audiobook brought me to tears. #OneBillionHappy is his moonshot attempt to honour Ali by spreading the message that happiness can be learned and shared with one simple technique: the happiness equation. For the next 90 minutes I ask you to forget everything you’ve learned about happiness from the modern world until now. In the episode we talk about a lot of things, things that may sit uncomfortably with some people, but also have the potential to be truly life changing.00:00 Intro 2:16 Writing a book about happiness after losing your son 07:37 Battling the negativity bias instinct10:42 Is happiness a choice? 19:59 The difference between happiness and fun31:07 Understanding the happiness equation and unhappiness 39:23 Do lower expectations make us happier?43:01 How should we manage ambitions?57:00 You are born a millionaire 01:01:31 Is solve for happy the domain of the privileged? 01:09:00 Relationships: life is a question of context 01:15:22 Feminine vs masculine energy 🔔 Sign up to Cohort 6 of my Part-Time YouTuber Academy: https://academy.aliabdaal.com/🔗 CONNECT WITH MO🎥 YouTube Channel 🐦 Twitter 📸 Instagram 💻 Website 🎙 Slo Mo Podcast😊 Solve For Happy: Engineer Your Path To Joy 🗣 That Little Voice In Your Head 🔗 CONNECT WITH ALI🎥 YouTube Channel🐦 Twitter📸 Instagram💻 Website👥 LinkedinFind the show notes and the transcript on the website: https://aliabdaal.com/podcast/Sponsored by Shortform This episode is kindly brought to you by Shortform, the world's best provider of guides for non-fiction books. Shortform gives you comprehensive coverage of thousands of books, the key ideas, clearly and simply explained, plus smart commentary and analysis. It’s like your smartest friend teaching you about a book. Go to https://shortform.com/deepdive to get 20% off the annual premium subscription.Leave a reviewIf you enjoy listening to the podcast, please do leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts - even one line helps! You can also Tweet @AliAbdaal with any feedback, thoughts from the lessons you've learnt from the episodes and we can thank you personally for tuning in 🙏Check out the episode on the Deep Dive YouTube Channel.See privacy policy at https://transistor.fm/privacy

1hr 32mins

23 Jun 2022

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Artificial Intelligence Is Going To Rule The World - Mo Gawdat Tells His Story

Anything Goes with James English

Anything Goes with James English Ep/262Artificial Intelligence Is Going To Rule The World - Mo Gawdat Tells His StoryYou can contact James English on his social media platforms ⬇️⬇️http://instagram.com/jamesenglish2http://twitter.com/jamesenglish0 Sound Edited by Stephen Pettigrewhttps://www.facebook.com/shinersp/https://soundcloud.com/shinersp Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 58mins

22 Jun 2022

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E144: Happiness Expert Returns: Retrain Your Brain For Maximum Happiness: Mo Gawdat

The Diary Of A CEO with Steven Bartlett

Mo Gawdat is the former Chief Business Officer of Google X, it’s ‘moonshot’ division behind it’s most exciting and futuristic projects, as well as the author of Solve For Happy, Scary Smart and his new book, That Little Voice In Your Head, where he returns to the theme of happiness which made his last appearance on the podcast such a success. Mo Gawdat’s first appearance on Diary of a CEO is still my, and I know many of your, personal favourite episodes. This reunion doesn’t disappoint, as we go more in depth and Mo shares his incredible wisdom on how to approach relationships, how to prevent human suffering and how to be at peace with your choices in life. Mo’s new book, That Little Voice in Your Head, is available from the 26th May. Inspired by the life of his late son, Ali, he has set out to share a comprehensive model for how to achieve happiness, with an emphasis on generosity and empathy towards ourselves and others. Topics: How have things changed for you since last time? The signal for you to “move and flow” Are you single? Recognising phases in your life Did you feel like something was missing? Why did you decide to write this book? What illusions did you live under? Our whole lives are a contradiction The economics of love Money is an illusion Not all thoughts are equal Changing the shape of our brain Masculine and Feminine energy Your one selfish request The last guest question Mo: https://www.instagram.com/mo_gawdat/ https://twitter.com/mgawdat Mo’s book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/That-Little-Voice-Your-Head/ Watch the episodes on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDiaryOfACEO/videos Follow us on Telegram: https://t.me/diaryofaceo Sponsors: Huel - https://my.huel.com/Steven Craftd - https://bit.ly/3JKOPFx

2hr 12mins

19 May 2022

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How to take control of your happiness, with Mo Gawdat

Conversations of Inspiration

Mo Gawdat had it all. An illustrious 30 year career in tech, serving as the Chief Business Officer of Google X, all the money he needed and more, and was happily married with two children. However despite his many riches, he never felt completely satisfied. Fascinated by his lack of fulfilment and with his passion for technology, Mo began building an algorithm for happiness.  Then, after the sudden and devastating loss of his son Ali, Mo turned to his calculation for happiness to make it through the darkest period of his life, and soon swore to honour Ali’s death, by helping one billion people to become happier.  Now a best selling author and public speaker, Mo’s expertise on achieving happiness is captivating, as he shares his theory that we are all born with happiness as our ‘default state’, but it is the circumstances or choices we make whilst growing up that create unhappiness from within.  Mo also discusses his second area of expertise  —  the rise of Artificial Intelligence  —  and how by just 2029, the smartest being on planet earth won’t be a human. A topic that can often be difficult to comprehend, Mo explains what AI is, and most importantly why we must learn to coexist alongside it.  Discussing the art of practising gratitude, accepting grief and also revealing his secret formula of how to unlock a life that is 99% joyful, this truly is an unmissable episode, which Holly swears has already completely changed her life.  If you enjoyed this conversation, you might also enjoy Holly’s episode with Asma Khan, founder of The Darjeeling Express.  This Conversations of Inspiration podcast episode is brought to you with support from Adobe Express. Enjoying listening to these unfiltered chats? Subscribe to Holly’s weekly newsletters on our website, where she shares small business inspiration of all kinds, exclusive nuggets of wisdom from her and her guests, plus offers, creative ideas and topical, 'ungoogleable' business advice.

1hr 28mins

16 May 2022

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Mo Gawdat, Former Google X Executive and Author

Driven By Insight

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has said, “Finding a way to ensure that the advent of digital superintelligence is symbiotic with humanity is the single biggest existential crisis we face.”This quote encapsulates Mo Gawdat’s views and opinions in his best-selling book, Scary Smart, a roadmap detailing and predicting how AI can inevitably take over the human race.Mo Gawdat joins Willy Walker on this week’s Walker Webcast as he breaks down the evolution of AI, humanity’s cognitive limitations in controlling AI’s rapid growth, his biggest fears for the future of AI, its use in war and prevention in future disasters like COVID-19, and our responsibility as users in teaching AI to have “our best interests in mind”.Mo Gawdat describes AI not as machines but as “digital beings with experiences, fears, consciousness, and emotions”, capable of deep learning. He likens them to infants, absorbing every piece of knowledge being fed. “The more data you give them, the more they can see and observe patterns,” he adds.He emphasizes humanity’s refusal to take accountability in raising these “artificially intelligent children”, waiting for the government to control the inescapable doom of them disrupting our lifestyles, economies, political landscapes, and overall welfare.Mo Gawdat continues to warn us of the machine’s ability to sway public reasoning and opinions through social media algorithms.“They’re doing that in billions of recommendations every day…and then you start to realize that we are already in a place where we’re dominated. We’re already being told by the machines what to do.”Tune in to this new episode of the Walker Webcast — The Future of AI with Mo Gawdat, Author of Scary Smart and Former Google X Executive. GET NOTIFIED about upcoming shows: » Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5jhzGBWOTvQku2kLbucGcw» See upcoming guests on the #WalkerWebcast here:https://www.walkerdunlop.com/webcasts/

30 Apr 2022

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Mo Gawdat

Desperately Seeking Wisdom

Mo Gawdat is the former Chief Business Officer for Google X and the author of the international bestselling book “Solve For Happy: Engineer Your Path to Joy.” For years, he studied happiness as if it was a mathematical problem to be solved, and believed he had cracked the secret of being content.But when his 21 year old son, Ali, died suddenly during a routine operation, nothing made sense anymore. How could he even be alive, let alone happy, in a world where such a terrible thing could happen?Mo speaks about how he made peace with his son’s death and made his life worth living again.


7 Mar 2022

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#67 Mo Gawdat | Gratitude, Getting Happier Today & Grief

Miracle Mindsets

This episode is one that just blew us away from start to finish. Mo has such an abundance of knowledge and wisdom to share that we really just sat back and listened throughout the recording and I can't wait for you to all learn from him too. Throughout his life he has worked his way up to Chief Business Officer of Google (x), had a highly successful career, a perfect family and unlimited money but was completely miserable which led him to want to understand how to be happy. He then started on his journey to teach happiness which became a mission after his son tragically passed away. Throughout the episode, we cover everything from the science of how to be happy, his biggest teachings, achieving everything we all aspire to yet being clinically depressed, the difference between the Eastern and Western World and their approaches to life all the way to quantum physics. I hope you enjoy this episode, learn something new and find a way to become happier in your own life. Find Mo at: Instagram: @mo_gawdat Podcast: Slo Mo available on Apple and Spotify Website: www.mogawdat.com (where you can find more information about his best selling books and where else to find him)

1hr 47mins

12 Feb 2022