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 with one billion people.
“If a parent’s only wish is happiness for their children then 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 – happiness! 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 webinars 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 & Steve x
To find out more about Mo and his work please check out: https://www.mogawdat.com/
Produced by Sean Cahill and Sara Fawsitt