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Mere Mortals Unite (MMU) and Businesses that Care (BTC) are two distinct series in this podcast. BTC is focused on building a business culture that allows your business to recruit and retain good talent. Our guests share ideas that work, to create a culture of engagement. On previous episodes of MMU we share superpowers that everyone has although they may not have discovered them yet, or forgotten them or given them away. Take them back, increase their use in your life. provides skills and techniques so you can discover your superpowers. The result is an increase in success and joy in your life and the lives of those that surround you. Let’s change the world one person at a time, starting with you!
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Jun 21, 2017

103 Navigating the Game of Life - Mo Gawdat

URL:  http://www.julieannsullivan.com/solve-for-happy/

 

How can happiness arise from a devastating loss? Is it possible to choose happiness over despair? What can we learn about life from video games? These may seem like unrelated questions, but today’s guest brings them together in a fascinating discussion.

I’m thrilled to share my interview with Mo Gawdat, the Chief Business Officer at Google’s [X]. This is an elite team of engineers who make up Google’s futurist “dream factory.” At the early age of eight, Mo decided to focus on a topic of interest each year and learn as much as possible. This incredible habit lead to some life-changing discoveries. I found his new book, Solve for Happy, to be a wonderful mixture of engineering genius and a huge empathetic heart. You’ll see this unique mix in our interview.

Mo’s bio: In the past ten years, Mo has made happiness his primary topic of research, diving deeply into literature and conversing on the topic with thousands of people in more than a hundred countries. He is also a serial entrepreneur who has co-founded more than twenty businesses. He speaks Arabic, English, and German. In 2014, motivated by the tragic loss of his son, Ali, Mo began pouring his findings into his first book, titled Solve for Happy.

 

You’ll discover:

  • Why Mo describes his superpower as “navigation.”
  • The tragic story of losing his son, and how it has changed his life.
  • How to look at life as a game, and strategies for navigating the hard parts.
  • Concepts to be better navigators in life.
  • How to reframe your emotions by reframing your thoughts.
  • Three types of thoughts happening in our heads.

 

Interview Links & Other Resources

SolveForHappy.com

Solve for Happy by Mo Gawdat

Mo’s interview with Lewis Howes
Mo’s interview with the Free Library of Philadelphia

Follow Mo on Twitter (use hashtags #10MillionHappy and #SolveForHappy to tweet about Mo and the book)

Connect with Mo on LinkedIn

Connect with Mo on Facebook

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