17: Mo Gawdat | Chief Business Officer, Google X / How to Engineer Your Happiness
IN THIS EPISODE
Mo Gawdat is the former Chief Business Officer for Google [X], the division of Google responsible for moonshots like the self-driving car and worldwide WiFi delivered by balloons. After the unexpected death of his son, Ali, Mo went on a journey on how to engineer happiness as a way to process his grief. He shares what he learned in his bestselling book, “Solve for Happy.”
This episode was profound. Mo Gawdat shares so many well thought out tips and tools on happiness and living better, based upon his research that and personal experiences, that will help you in your life.
We dive deep into what happiness is, how to create it in your life, and why even though most people say it’s the number one thing they want, they don’t have it.
This episode will help you be happier in a deep and fulfilling way.
It’s full of applicable tips and take-aways that you can start to apply to your life now.
Gawdat shares the tragedy of losing his son and how this prompted him to create Solve for Happy as a way to process his grief and share the spirit of his son with the world.
We also discuss:
Why you need to have a clear definition of happiness.
The importance of creating a happy list and using it as a lens to make all decisions through.
The key on how to find out what matters most in your life and why you need to spend more time there.
The societal hedonistic treadmill you are on right now and how to get off of it.
The importance of gratitude in your quest to Solve for Happiness.
Demystifying the myth that force and masculinity lead to success.
The difference between pain and suffering.
How to process and deal with losing someone you love – and to find happiness through the experience.
Links from the Show
Solve For Happy: Engineer Your Path To Joy by Mo Gawdat. Order here.
Join Mo Gawdat in his quest to Solve For Happy here.