Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat

Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat

By Mo Gawdat

Slo Mo is a series of conversations hosted by bestselling author and former Chief Business Officer of Google X, Mo Gawdat. With stunning honesty, Mo and some of his wisest friends explore the profound questions we all face in the pursuit of purpose in our lives. Achieving happiness and fulfillment is a lifelong journey, but step one is simple: slow down, and listen.

Episodes

How To Live Life To The Full | Kevin Kelly And Mo Gawdat On Optimism, Happiness And The Future

Join us as we dive into an inspiring conversation with Kevin Kelly, a renowned futurist, author, and co-founder of Wired magazine. In this episode, Kevin Kelly shares his insights on living life to the fullest, embracing optimism, and finding happiness in a rapidly changing world. Don&apost miss this engaging discussion with Mo Gawdat, where they explore the future and how we can navigate it with a positive outlook.00:00 Intro2:53 Kevin&aposs home library10:30 How dropping out of college changed everything13:10 Live as &apospoorly&apos as you can17:58 Mo&aposs silent retreat21:00 Importance of exploring life&aposs possibilities27:50 The death countdown clock31:00 Prioritising love and joy33:30 Say no36:13 Advice for young people37:17 Should we be optimistic for the future?YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
20/07/2444m 10s

The Attachment Theory Expert: How Our Childhoods Are Affecting Relationships and Love

Dr. Natalie Cawley is a dedicated Psychotherapist and Counselling Psychologist with a specialisation in attachment theory. Her expertise in this aspect of psychological and emotional functioning informs all of her work, guiding her approach to help clients build healthier, more fulfilling relationships.00:00 Intro1:38 Why did Natalie write a book on her patients?3:30 Why be a psychotherapist?5:30 Natalie&aposs car accident 8:36 Dealing with the feeling of failure14:00 Feeling &apostrapped&apos17:58 How does Natalie cope?19:55 What is attachment therapy?23:30 How is attachment formed?30:50 Anxious attachment in romantic relationships33:34 Avoidant attachment styles40:00 Natalie gives examples of her patients&apos casesDr Cawley&aposs debut book &aposJust About Coping&apos is out July 25th: https://t.ly/uNXQ9YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
13/07/2444m 49s

'The Average Drinker Suffers The MOST!' Andy Ramage On How Alcohol Steals Our Time & Productivity

Andy Ramage is a wellness coach, entrepreneur, and author known for his work in promoting alcohol-free living. He co-founded the One Year No Beer movement, which encourages people to take a break from alcohol to improve their health and well-being. 00:00 Intro2:00 Having to retire early from football due to injury4:30 Reinventing yourself after hardship11:25 What is your biggest question to yourself right now?14:44 Removing alcohol increases productivity 18:00 Mo&aposs father gave him a glass of wine at 11 yrs old19:38 Why do people drink?20:49 Debunking the one glass of wine a day myth22:50 Alcohol is getting in the way of consistency25:22 Are there upsides to alcohol?27:40 Alcohol is more harmful than drugs33:00 Mo considered drinking due to stress35:00 Alcohol and confidence40:00 Social situations that don&apost involve alcohol44:00 Give yourself an alcohol break47:25 Tips on how to abstain from alcohol50:00 What happens if you give up alcohol?54:00 Stoicism1:05:26 Should government govern alcohol consumption more?1:08:40 Rise in alcohol-free drinksYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
06/07/241h 13m

AI Ethics Expert: The AI Myths You SHOULDN'T Believe

Dr. Rumman Chowdhury is a leader in applied algorithmic ethics, creating ethical AI solutions.  She heads Parity Consulting and the Parity Responsible Innovation Fund and is a Responsible AI Fellow at Harvard. Previously, she led the META team at Twitter and founded the algorithmic audit platform Parity. This year, she was one of four scientists to serve as a new U.S. Science Envoy.00:00 Intro 2:54 Are tech companies delivering on their promise?4:19 Why is Rumman no longer in tech?5:30 The culture at Google has changed7:52 Corporate culture in tech companies11:10 Being legal is not always ethical15:45 Does AI reflect society?20:45 AI errors27:00 Should we believe what AI tells us?40:00 Is AI more intelligent than us?42:50 What is intelligence?48:00 Will AI free up more time for us?YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
28/06/2452m 19s

'I'm Ready To Forgive My Mum' Davina McCall On Chaotic Childhood, Addiction & Finding Love Again

Davina McCall is a renowned British TV presenter, best known for hosting Big Brother. With a career spanning over two decades, she&aposs also an advocate for fitness and health. Despite facing personal challenges, including a tumultuous childhood and overcoming addiction, Davina has become a beloved public figure, inspiring many with her resilience and positivity. In this conversation, we explore her journey, triumphs, and the secrets behind her enduring success.00:00 Intro02:00 Who is Davina McCall?08:45 Sliding doors13:30 Mo&aposs view of the mathematics of dating18:20 Davina&aposs relationship with partner Michael21:20 Why you shouldn&apost be picky when dating23:30 You can&apost help someone who doesn&apost want to be helped28:00 Mo&aposs responsibility to warn about the dangers of AI34:18 Davina&aposs difficult relationship with her mother48:00 Davina&aposs relationship with her late sister Caroline49:20 What would you do differently as a parent now?51:00 Mo&aposs grief after losing his mother57:00 No regrets1:00:34 Why Davina and Michael&aposs relationship works1:05:47 Dealing with ex partners1:14:00 Love languages1:19:00 What are their 2024 intentions?1:21:50 Masculine and feminine1:25:00 Mo on his relationship with wife Hannah1:29:00 Davina&aposs new podcast1:33:00 Davina on not wanting fame or money anymoreYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
22/06/241h 36m

"We Are Afraid of Our Own Light" Bryony Gordon on Joining the Daily Mail, Criticism & Mental Health

Bryony Gordon,  journalist, author, and mental health advocate, recently faced criticism for joining the Daily Mail as a columnist. Despite the backlash, she vows to use her platform to raise awareness about mental health issues.0:00  Bryony has received criticism for moving to the Daily Mail03:45 Mo introduces Bryony05:40 Why was Bryony attacked on social media for joining the Mail?14:00 Mo&aposs experience of online criticism 17:56 Bryony&aposs critical voice in her head27:20 Why Bryony writes about her mental health31:00 Mo reveals his recent stressful time34:00 Making mistakes40:00 Solutions can be made with compassion43:30 Mo on receiving criticism for &aposnot publicly supporting Gaza&apos45:45 Shame doesn&apost work in making people feel better50:00 Why rejecting people who think differently isn&apost helpful53:00 The &aposshadow&apos side of us1:05:00 Seeing the beauty in everyday life1:06:31 How does Bryony manage to write a column every week?1:08:58 Taking accountability 1:16:33 We think we&aposre scared of our darkness, but we are really scared of our lightYou can order Bryony&aposs book &aposMad Woman&apos here: https://rb.gy/y192scYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
15/06/241h 17m

SLO MO REWIND: Yanis Varoufakis On Imagining A Fairer and More Equal Society

Please enjoy this rewind episode with Yanis Varoufakis, globally recognized economist, and former Greek finance minister, famously known as the “rockstar politician who challenged the EU.”As voters across various countries prepare to make crucial decisions, Varoufakis&aposs perspectives on economic justice and democratic reform provide valuable context and food for thought. Listen as we dive into:My fanboy experience watching Yanis during the economic crisis.Why Yanis refused to play political games.The crucial role of debt in capitalism and why banks want to keep you indebted.Comparing feudalism and capitalism.Yanis’s captivating history lesson on the economic collapse.How 2008 marked the death of capitalism.The illusion of money and its diminishing usefulness.COVID-19&aposs impact on global economic mismanagement.Who really controls the Federal Reserve?The challenging future facing younger generations.The importance of avoiding predictions.Wise advice from Yanis’s father on true value.The lack of safe havens in today’s world.Insights from "Another Now" on a better future system.The creative freedom of writing a novel.Why banks don’t belong in a utopian financial system.The true potential of blockchain beyond Bitcoin.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
08/06/241h 16m

Surviving Human Trafficking & Torture: Lurata Lyon's Journey to Positivity | Slo Mo with Mo Gawdat

Lurata Lyon was just a young girl when war broke out in the former Yugoslavia. What lay ahead was a nightmare. She endured captivity, torture, and abuse. A girl sold for sex to the highest bidder. Lurata was not only taken once, but twice. Listen to her harrowing story as she explains her journey to positivity despite such unimaginable hardships. 00:00 Intro 2:35 Mo is like a &aposfather figure&apos5:10 Human connection 7:00 Can we truly find connection with other people?13:50 Lurata&aposs book &aposUnbroken&apos14:44 Lurata&aposs childhood in Yugoslavia16:15 Civil war 17:38 Lurata&aposs attempted escape25:11 Abduction32:00 Close to death41:00 Abducted again45:27 Innocence &apostaken away&apos47:15 Finally rescued53:00 What did Lurata learn in solitary confinement?59:25 Can we have faith in humanity?1:09:16 How is Lurata so positive?1:13:06 Working out to feel good1:15:50 How does Lurata find joy in life?1:17:00 Why did God let Lurata go through so much?Buy Lurata&aposs book &aposUnbroken&apos here: https://rb.gy/hz4s5qYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
01/06/241h 24m

TJ Power: How Social Media Is Destroying Our Brains And How To Become Happier Humans

TJ Power is the remarkable neuroscientist and author, reaching a whole new demographic of young people through his informative social media posts. 00:00 Intro 02:08 Why has TJ become a social media success?3:34 Combining tech and psychology5:58 What is D.O.S.E?15:20 How can we get to a happier state?19:20 How gaming can improve our brain health24:50 Why is ADHD considered a &aposproblem&apos?31:36 Could AI taking traditional jobs create more room for creativity?37:30 Neurodiversity 41:30 Why don&apost we have hobbies anymore?57:03 Oxytocin in a world of loneliness1:00:01 Practices on how to increase brain hormones naturally1:09:38 Ego and &aposwanting to be right&apos1:13:10 A world with no social media?1:18:58 What is addiction?You can pre-order TJ&aposs book &aposThe DOSE Effect&apos here: https://t.ly/LWtqeYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #OneBillionHappyYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
25/05/241h 20m

Unstressable with Corey Keyes - The Path to Flourishing

Thanks to all of you who pre-ordered it, the book has already done incredibly well.  If you haven&apost already, you can still help the book reach 1 million people by ordering a copy (https://amzn.eu/d/ipz9OUW).Today on Slo Mo, we bring the Unstressable series to a close with a captivating conversation featuring Corey Keyes, a distinguished sociologist and professor emeritus at Emory University. Corey is renowned for his pioneering research on human flourishing and mental health, introducing the concept of "languishing"—a state of being where one is neither mentally ill nor mentally well.Many of you may be familiar with Corey&aposs influential work and his acclaimed book "Languishing," which has been lauded by thought leaders like Adam Grant, Arianna Huffington, Angela Duckworth, and Jonathan Haidt. But there&aposs so much more to Corey than his academic achievements.Outside of his groundbreaking research, Corey is a passionate advocate for holistic well-being, emphasizing what he calls the "Five Vitamins" for a fulfilling life: love, learning, work, spirituality, and play. He believes that these elements are essential for overcoming languishing and achieving true mental wellness.Listen as we discuss: 2:00 Unstressable2:25 Intro10:00 The concept of Languishing 19:58 Morality24:52 Tips for Flourishing 47:37 Emotions58:20 Play1:06:07 Loving YourselfJoin us for an enriching conversation that explores the depths of human flourishing and the pathways to a more vibrant, fulfilling life. Corey&aposs wisdom and expertise offer valuable guidance for anyone looking to navigate the complexities of mental health and personal growth.Looking forward to sharing this enlightening episode with you, and as always, thank you for tuning in. To learn more about Corey Keyes and his work, I recommend you start with:Languishing: https://sites.prh.com/languishingbookYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
18/05/241h 20m

Unstressable with Helen Marie - Unraveling Ourselves

In our ongoing Unstressable series, today I’m joined by the remarkable Helen Marie, a therapist who has dedicated her life to helping individuals navigate through their trauma toward a path of healing. While many of you might recognize her from her public seminars and writings on emotional recovery, there’s much about Helen that remains beneath the surface.As an avid mountain climber, a hobby that she describes as a metaphor for her approach to therapy—focusing on one small step at a time to conquer seemingly insurmountable challenges. Her insights extend beyond the therapy room, offering practical advice for anyone looking to overcome their own personal hurdles.Join us for a profound conversation that dives into the heart of emotional healing and personal growth. Helen shares her professional insights and therapeutic approaches, offering a wealth of wisdom that can benefit anyone looking to navigate through their own challenges.Listen as we discuss: 0:33 Unstressable3:50 Presenting Yourself10:46 Trauma19:10 What is EMDR?23:00 Window of Tolerance28:25 Being Human34:00 Childhood trauma42:49 Looking at ourselves53:10 BoundariesLooking forward to sharing this powerful episode with you, and as always, thank you for tuning in. Continue the conversation with Helen on:https://www.instagram.com/h.e.l.e.n.m.a.r.i.e/?hl=en or https://www.tiktok.com/@h.e.l.e.n.m.a.r.i.e?lang=enYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
11/05/241h 5m

Unstressable with Michael Carlisle, Elizabeth Beier, and Alice Law - Behind the Pages

Today we have a special treat on Slo Mo, diving into the fascinating world of books with Michael Carlisle and Elizabeth Beier, two people responsible for  Unstressable being published. Both Alice and I, want the book to reach as many people as it should. You can help us by pre-ordering the book (https://amzn.eu/d/ipz9OUW) ahead of its international publishing day on May 9th. We get up close and personal with Michael Carlisle, literary agent at InkWell Management, and friend. Not only has Michael represented Pulitzer Prize winners, but his journey from the bustling corridors of the William Morris Agency to InkWell is a story of passion and dedication to the literary arts. Then, we switch gears to chat with Elizabeth Beier, the executive editor at St. Martin’s Press. While Elizabeth is known for her sharp editorial eye, there’s a playful and distinctly personal side to her that often goes unnoticed. We delve into industry secrets and tips for aspiring writers too! Listen as we discuss: Unstressable Who Michael and Elizabeth areThe challenges of the publishing IndustryHow to get publishedAlice&aposs perspective on becoming UnstressableThe most stressful things in publishing Drivers of the publishing IndustryMo&aposs and Alice&aposs writing processWhy Unstressable got publishedJoin us for this enlightening exploration of the literary world. Whether you&aposre a devoted bibliophile or simply curious about the people behind the pages, this episode offers insights for everyone.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
04/05/241h 27m

Unstressable with Stuart Sandeman - Breathing Better

In today’s episode, I&aposm thrilled to share an enlightening conversation with a truly inspiring person and a wonderful teacher, Stuart Sandeman. Many of you might know Stuart as the mastermind behind "Breathpod," where he transforms lives through the power of breathing. But there’s so much more to his story that isn’t widely known.He is here to help us move closer to our mission of getting 1 million people out of stress and you can help too. "Unstressable: A Practical Guide to Stress-Free Living" is almost here, so please pre-order it before the end of April. Today, we start off by exploring Stuart’s unexpected journey from a successful career in music and entertainment to becoming a breathwork specialist. Stuart opens up about how the loss of a loved one deeply influenced his mission to help others find healing and resilience through breathwork.Listen as we discuss: Being too busy to breatheStuart&aposs personal storyHallucinating with just our breathingBreathing and its effectsHow "simple" breathing isWhy we are not breathing correctly The 5 archetypes of breathers Eating healthyBreathing and StressBreathing and SleepPractical steps to improve our breathingSo, grab your headphones and join us for this deep dive on breathing. Whether you’re already a breathwork enthusiast or just curious, there’s something in this episode for everyone.You can order Stuart&aposs book &aposBreathe In, Breathe Out&apos here: https://rb.gy/sxtqthStuart&aposs Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breathpod/?hl=en Looking forward to you joining us, and as always, thank you for listening.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
27/04/241h 1m

Unstressable with Bassem Youssef - Humanity, Palestine And The Price Of Speaking Out

In today’s episode of Slo Mo, I sit down with the inimitable Bassem Youssef, a man whose wit and wisdom have challenged and changed the contours of political satire in the Middle East. In a departure from our usual tone, this conversation takes a more contemplative and, indeed, somewhat pessimistic turn as we delve into the complexities of modern life and the daunting challenges that lie ahead. As we continue our Unstressable series, Bassem&aposs courage to speak about the world&aposs most challenging topics should remind us never to be afraid to take, even the biggest problems, head on.  00:00 Intro05:00 The oversized role of ego 07:36 Fame is not real11:49 Bassem&aposs veganism12:42 The last time Mo and Bassem met14:53 Is most of humanity disappointing?18:00 Bassem&aposs influence in the Israel-Palestine conflict21:10 Are we in an era of hyperinformation?23:45 Cancel culture24:37 Will humanity ever change?32:57 Can we be hopeful?37:56 Are we heading into more conflict?40:23 The end of the truth48:50 How will AI affect us?1:00:35 How does Bassem keep going?This episode is a compelling journey through the darker sides of our modern realities, offering no easy answers but many important questions. Bassem&aposs voice is an important warning to those who might choose to ignore the world. His reflections invite us to think deeply about our own beliefs, biases, and the kind of future we are creating, so take the time to Slow Down with us and look for answers to some truly tough questions.For more thought-provoking exploration and a lot of laughter you can catch Bassem Youssef on his European "Middle Beast" tour in: Oslo, Berlin, Zurich, Munich, Hamburg, Antwerp, Stockholm, London, Copenhagen, Birmingham, Dublin, Manchester, and Paris: https://www.bassemyoussef.xyz/upcoming-shows/  YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
20/04/241h 4m

Unstressable with Jodi Wellman - Living Fully

We&aposre well into our Unstressable series on Slo Mo where today I have the profound pleasure of sitting down with Jodi Wellman, a luminary in the realm of living fully. You can help our mission by preordering "Unstressable: A Practical Guide to Stress-Free Living" written by me, Mo Gawdat, and Alice Law. In today&aposs conversation with Jodi, we ventured into the heart of what it means to truly embrace every moment of our existence, guided by Jodi&aposs remarkable journey and the wisdom she&aposs garnered along the way.Jodi, with her vibrant approach to life, challenges us to confront the finiteness of our time with grace and intentionality. Her work, centered around maximizing the richness of our days, resonates deeply with my own quest for happiness and meaning. We explored the delicate balance between acknowledging our mortality and using that awareness as a catalyst to live more fully, a theme that has touched my life personally and profoundly.Listen as we discuss: UnstressableDoing the Math of LivingTuning InScheduling vs. Savoring Living without RegretsAfterlifeWhat Brings us Joy What should we Care AboutThe Joy ListSociety at LargeJodi&aposs message is a call to action, urging us to not only chase our dreams but to savor the journey along the way. Learn more about it here: https://fourthousandmondays.com/ I left our conversation more inspired than ever to embrace the beauty of the unknown, to appreciate the finite nature of our existence, and to live every day to its fullest. I invite you to continue the conversation with Jodi on her Instagram, or LinkedIn. YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
13/04/241h 17m

Unstressable with Gabor Mate - Overcoming Stress, Pain, and Suffering

Joining us on Slo Mo today is Dr. Gabor Maté, a revered figure in the fields of addiction, stress, and childhood development and someone I personally deeply respect and admire. We engage in a conversation that feels as intimate as one between lifelong companions and Gabor shares insights from his extensive exploration of the human condition.Don&apost forget that you can help us in our mission by preordering "Unstressable: A Practical Guide to Stress-Free Living" written by me, Mo Gawdat, and my wonderful co-author Alice Law. Dr. Maté&aposs journey reveals the profound connection between our emotional well-being and physical health, shedding light on how our environments, from early childhood onwards, shape our behaviors, relationships, and even our susceptibilities to diseases. Dr. Maté invites us to consider the complex tapestry of factors influencing addiction and stress, advocating for a compassionate approach to generational healing and recovery.This episode is a homage to the power of understanding, the importance of authentic connection, and the transformative potential of embracing vulnerability.Listen as we discuss:What Pain and Trauma are and how to Accept themWhy You should never compare Pain and SufferingWhat we can do Individually to Make a DifferenceHow to Awaken OurselvesWhat Integrative Thinking isWhat are the Choices we MakeA sort of Preprogramming of Humanity The Effects of Longterm StressHow to Face the TruthAnd How we can Begin Generational HealingFor more wisdom and guidance from Dr. Gabor Maté, follow him on Instagram or visit: https://drgabormate.comYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
06/04/241h 11m

Unstressable with Robert Sapolsky - Revealing Humanity's Inner Workings

Today I&aposll start with a gentle reminder that our upcoming book "Unstressable: A Practical Guide to Stress-Free Living" is available for preorder. It is written by me, Mo Gawdat and my wonderful co-author Alice Law and we hope it will truly make an impact in getting a million people out of Stress.To help us learn more about Stress, in this episode of Slo Mo, I am honored to welcome Robert Sapolsky, a luminary in the field of neuroscience and a master storyteller of human behavior. A truly remarkable human being. Like a deep and engaging dialogue between friends, Robert shares his journey through the intricate maze of the human brain, discussing the marvels of biology that underpin our emotions, actions, and the essence of what makes us human.Beyond his groundbreaking research on stress, Robert explores his passion for teaching, his profound insights into the intersection of biology and behavior, and his unyielding curiosity about the human condition. This episode is a celebration of intellectual exploration, the wonders of scientific discovery, and the profound impact of sharing knowledge to illuminate the mysteries of our existence.Listen as we discuss:The upcoming release of UnstressableThe Biology of StressHow our Compassion sometimes contributes to our StressHow humans are a species of ContradictionsHow Contextual is StressThe Evolution of our Tribal mentality DopamineFree WillThe Positive impact we can makeFor more insights and inspiration from Robert Sapolsky, dive into his lectures and books (his most recent: https://a.co/d/iZTAUed), and follow his work at the forefront of neuroscience and behavior. To stay in touch with Robert, you can follow his academic contributions and public engagements, or subscribe to his Instagram page.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
30/03/241h 5m

Unstressable with Katie Maycock - Reclaim Your Passion by Overcoming Burnout

Today we begin by shining a spotlight on the upcoming "Unstressable: A Practical Guide to Stress-Free Living", a book written by me, Mo Gawdat and my wonderful co-author Alice Law. This book is a beacon of hope and practical advice for anyone seeking to preemptively tackle the stress epidemic in our modern world. We encourage you to pre-order this transformative guide towards a more serene and fulfilling life.In this enlightening episode of Slo Mo, we&aposre honored to host Katie Maycock. Katie&aposs profound understanding of the intricate link between stress, anxiety, and physical health has made her a sought-after voice in the wellness community. Through her work, she addresses the root causes of stress and anxiety, especially in high-performing individuals, offering strategies that promote not just mental well-being but also physical health.Join us as Katie Maycock offers a treasure trove of knowledge and practical tips that promise to enlighten, inspire, and empower you to take control of your well-being, paving the way for a life marked by less stress and more joy. This episode is a heartfelt invitation to embrace a holistic approach to health and to discover the profound connection between mind, body, and spirit.Listen as we discuss: What Burnout actually isWhat really Drives a personOur Perception of Stress and how to change itEmotionsPerformance The Compounding effects of tiny StressesThe Physical Signs of Stress6 Stages of BurnoutHow to Protect Your Capacity for PressureWhat to do to tackle BurnoutFollow Katie on LinkedIn and Instagram to Get Your S**t Together! For those who do pre-order the book, Alice and I will be hosting a special webinar for those that do: https://www.unstressable.com/the-bookYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
23/03/241h 27m

Claire Ghabrial - How Resilience in the Ring Inspires Empowerment Beyond It

In this episode of Slo Mo, we sit down with Claire Ghabrial, a powerhouse in the world of female boxing and a beacon of resilience and empowerment. Like a conversation between old friends, Claire shares her journey from the disciplined world of karate to the dynamic ring of boxing, revealing the challenges and victories that have shaped her.Beyond her athletic prowess, Claire delves into her passion for coaching, her commitment to empowering others through fitness, and her unique approach to wellness that transcends physical strength. This episode is a tribute to the power of determination, the beauty of evolving with grace, and the impact of inspiring others to embrace their own journey with courage.Listen as we discuss: If getting punched hurtsWomen in Boxing The Psychology of SportsSelf Realization and PressureMarriageGratitudeWorking to inspire othersFoodThe "Good Enough" thingFor more insights and inspiration from Claire Ghabrial, check out her story at Glove Up. To stay in touch with Claire you can follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok, or learn more about her at: https://youtube.com/@gloveup_punchyourfearsawayYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
16/03/241h 2m

Sah D'Simone - How Community Transforms Your Spiritual Journey

Today, I warmly welcome back Sah D&aposSimone, a beacon of spiritual awakening and mental health advocacy. As a bestselling author, meditation teacher, and transformational speaker, Sah blends ancient wisdom with his humorous and accessible approach to mindfulness. In this episode, we peel back the layers of Sah&aposs journey from fashion to finding peace, discussing how to embrace our true selves and the power of compassion-based meditation. It&aposs a conversation between friends, diving deep into practices that foster self-love and mental clarity. Join us for an uplifting chat that feels like a heart-to-heart with an old friend.Listen as we discuss: Writing about LonelinessThe contrast between Eastern and Western cultures The Dunbar effectTechnology, Fragility, Connection Chasing distractions How to break the Mould The Third Truth InterconnectednessFor more about Sah and his work, follow him on Instagram @sahdsimone and explore  Sah D&aposSimone&aposs Official Site, and of course take a few minutes today to slow down. YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
09/03/241h 10m

Neeta Bhushan - How to Cultivate Resilience and Grit Through Emotional Agility

In the latest episode of our podcast as I am honored to host the exceptional Neeta Bhushan, a celebrated author, emotional health educator, and the visionary co-founder of the Global Grit Institute. Neeta&aposs profound insights into emotional resilience, grit, and the art of overcoming adversity have captivated audiences worldwide, making her a sought-after speaker and a beacon of hope for many.In this inspiring episode, Neeta delves into her own life story, marked by personal tragedy and immense challenges, which led her on a path to discovering the power of emotional resilience and the courage to embrace vulnerability. Her pioneering work offers not just strategies for navigating life&aposs inevitable ups and downs, but a holistic approach to living a life marked by authenticity, purpose, and joy.We&aposll dive deep into the heart of emotional resilience, understanding how it can transform our relationships, our work, and our approach to life&aposs trials and tribulations. Neeta shares actionable insights on how to cultivate grit, foster a mindset of growth, and the importance of emotional agility in achieving peak performance in all areas of life.Listen as we discuss: Neeta&aposs book: "That Sucked, Now What?"How to Embrace the Joy of LifeWhat it means to live through Loss in your 20sHow connected are Self-Responsibility and Resilience How to awaken yourself without the HardshipSpirituality and why it is importantMotherhood and ChaosFollow Neeta and her work on her website (https://neetabhushan.com/) and be sure to get a copy of That Sucked, Now What if you found our conversation interesting. And as always, find a bit of time for yourself. A bit of time to Slow Down. See you next week! YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
02/03/241h 6m

Alice Law & Mo Gawdat - Unstressable as Your Guide to Wellness and Stress Mastery

In this episode of our podcast, I am thrilled to welcome Alice Law, a personal friend and my co-author. She is a distinguished Stress & Wellness Expert, International Speaker, Author, and Podcast Host renowned for her profound work in stress management and wellness. Alice, with her extensive experience working with leaders and corporations, provides private consultancy and corporate workshops aimed at managing and preventing stress to unlock their highest potential while maintaining authenticity and effectiveness.Today Alice shares her own transformative journey, where personal challenges and the loss of her father to stress-related illness propelled her into the realm of stress management. It&aposs a journey that brought us together to write Unstressable. Ahead of the book&aposs release on May 9th, we&aposll soon begin a series on Stress. So keep an eye out for more episodes on the topic from around mid-March. For now, listen in as Alice and I share our personal experiences and lots of valuable pieces of the book in today&aposs conversation. But please do visit and join us on the Unstressable platform (https://www.unstressable.com) for groundbreaking strategies and tools for those seeking to navigate the complexities of modern life stress-free. Listen as we discuss: What is takes to publish a bookOur Story of UnstressableLoss and StressWorking togetherThe Formula of StressLimit, Learn, and ListenHow do we Feel to HealPhysical Symptoms of StressWhat Spiritual Stress is8 Practices to keep you Unstressable And more Tips to UnstressFor more on Alice Law&aposs work and how to embrace a life of calm and resilience, visit her website: www.byalicelaw.com and continue the conversation over Instagram: @alicelaw._Subscribe, share, and remember to find the time to slow down with us, amidst all the chaos of our modern lives. YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
24/02/241h 23m

Steven Kotler - How the State of Flow Transforms Your Wellbeing

Dive deep into the flow state with the latest episode of our podcast, where we&aposre thrilled to welcome the phenomenal Steven Kotler, a world-renowned expert on peak performance and the psychology of flow. Steven, an award-winning author, journalist, and co-founder of the Flow Research Collective, brings his groundbreaking insights into how we can tap into our ultimate potential and unleash unparalleled productivity and creativity.In this captivating episode, Steven shares his personal journey of discovery, from the initial spark of curiosity that led him to explore the outer limits of human performance to the development of practical tools and strategies that empower individuals and organizations to achieve their best work. His work is not just about achieving more; it&aposs about transforming the way we live, work, and play to create a richer, more fulfilling life.We&aposll unpack the science behind flow, the elusive state where we feel our best and perform our best, and explore how understanding this state can radically alter our approach to challenges and opportunities. Steven will share real-world applications of his research, from enhancing productivity to fostering innovation and resilience in the face of adversity.Listen as we discuss: How to Optimize for FlowWhat Peak Performance isLanguishing vs Flourishing Cognitive ReserveDoes Proficiency Matter AgingProtecting Your Time Neurochemical Cocktail of Flow5 Things to Start You on the Path of FlowWho the Boss isBeing in Charge of Your FateFind more information about Steve&aposs wonderful work on https://www.flowresearchcollective.com/ and https://www.stevenkotler.com/  to continue the conversation.And as always, we&aposre on a mission to bring transformative conversations to our listeners. Join us in our journey towards enlightenment, empowerment, and excellence, and help us create a community of happy people. Subscribe, share, and remember to find the time to Slow Down. YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
17/02/241h 26m

Gemma Newman - How Plant-Powered Wellness can Redefine Your Health

In today&aposs episode of Slo Mo, we welcome the inspiring Dr. Gemma Newman, also known as the Plant Power Doctor (https://gemmanewman.com/). Gemma shares her holistic approach to health, emphasizing the transformative power of plant-based nutrition not just for individuals but for the planet. Beyond her medical expertise, Gemma reveals the personal journey that led her to embrace a plant-based lifestyle, including her initial skepticism and the dramatic health improvements she witnessed firsthand. With stories of resilience, change, and hope, Gemma discusses the challenges and rewards of advocating for a healthier world, her involvement in the medical community to promote lifestyle medicine, and her vision for a future where healthcare and preventive medicine are inextricably linked to environmental sustainability and ethical choices. Listen as we discuss: Plant Food and Information The Neolithic ManReligion and DietSpiritualityLongevityPersonal nutrition The Gloves FrameworkThe Importance of giving Love The Universe and finding Empathy Slowing DownContinue the conversation with Gemma (https://www.instagram.com/plantpowerdoctor) and us. YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
10/02/241h 9m

Tom G. Palmer - How to Love the Freedom of Others

Join us for a profound exploration with Tom Palmer, a luminary in the libertarian movement, whose life&aposs work has been dedicated to championing the principles of freedom and dignity across the globe. A Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute and the Executive Vice President for International Programs at the Atlas Network, Tom&aposs influence spans from the halls of academia to the front lines of policy advocacy. But beyond his public persona, Tom&aposs personal narrative — from his early involvement in movements against compulsory military service to his victorious fight for individual rights in &aposParker v. District of Columbia&apos — reveals a deeply principled individual. Tom&aposs story is also one of triumph over adversity, standing firm in his identity and beliefs despite facing challenges. This episode offers an intimate glimpse into the experiences that shaped him, the convictions he holds dear, and his unyielding commitment to a world where freedom and liberty are accessible to all.Listen as we discuss: Where our World is headedThe Million dollar question Is Social Media shaping our identityWhat the Algorithms are doing to our PoliticsIs the World becoming more Dangerous How do We handle the FutureDo we need a Big Reset2035 - Will it be more or less Free?What we All Need to DoContinue the conversation with Tom (https://www.threads.net/@tomgpalmer) and me through our social channels. YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
03/02/241h 8m

Rob Moore - How to Improve Your Relationship with Money

Today we welcome Rob Moore to the show. A distinguished entrepreneur, author, and podcast host known for his disruptive approach to business and personal development, with so many interesting facts about him that would hardly fit this episode&aposs description. Rob began his entrepreneurial journey in the property/real estate sector nearly two decades ago, building a substantial part of his wealth in this field, he&aposs written 19 best-selling books on topics like Money and Life Leverage, he hosts the #Disruptors podcast,  engaging a wide range of guests, from entrepreneurs to public figures, discussing revolutionary ideas and current issues.Through The Rob Moore Foundation, he focuses on assisting young and underprivileged individuals in starting meaningful businesses and making impactful changes in society, deeply committed to improving financial education globally.Listen as we discuss: "Oh my God" momentsIs Money a Tool? About Privilege SuccessMoney Fundamentals Who needs a Lamborghini Rob Moore&aposs Advice for YouTurning Cash into Assets For more information about Rob&aposs work visit his website and continue the conversation through our social media channels. YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
27/01/2458m 33s

Greg McKeown - How Essentialism Brings Meaning to Your Life

In today&aposs episode of Slo Mo, we&aposre joined by Greg McKeown, the mind behind the &aposEssentialist&apos philosophy. Greg, renowned for his insights on simplifying life&aposs complexities, shares his personal journey, shedding light on the experiences and inspirations that have shaped his perspective.He is an influential author and speaker, best known for his work on essentialism and simplicity. His notable books include "Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less" and "Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Most." His philosophy focuses on the importance of prioritizing the most vital aspects of life and work, advocating for a disciplined approach to decision making. Greg has reached a wide audience, with his books being translated into multiple languages, and he has spoken to numerous top-tier companies worldwide. Additionally, Greg hosts "The Greg McKeown Podcast," popular in self-improvement and educational categories, and his newsletter, the 1-Minute Wednesday, is rapidly growing in popularity.Listen as we discuss: What makes a Bestselling Book? Hoarding and UnburdeningPeople in Modern TimesSuffering, Gratitude, and MeaningAbout LossWhat changing the past can look likeWhat is the Dark PlaygrounHow important is Effective Dependence?Are Online Connections Good? Finding balance in our lives.How to be an Essentialist and live effortlessly Our Systems and our Values Please visit Greg McKeown&aposs website and continue the conversation on our social media channels. YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
20/01/241h 42m

Africa Brooke - How to Keep Your Voice Amid Collective Sabotage (with Q&A)

Today on Slo Mo, we welcome the remarkable Africa Brooke (@africabrooke), a globally recognized thought leader, speaker, and advisor. Before we get into the episode, we&aposd like to thank Simon Salter (@mrsimonsalter) and Dirtea World (@dirteaworld) for hosting us at The House KOKO for the production of this episode.  You can find out more about it through the links below: FB - @thehouseofKOKO Linkedin – The House of KOKOYouTube - @KOKOCultureIn this deeply personal episode, Africa shares her unique insights on overcoming self-censorship and the journey towards authentic self-expression. Known for her impactful work around mindset, Africa delves into the less-explored aspects of her life, including her Zimbabwean roots and how her upbringing shapes her perspectives. Join us for an inspiring conversation that transcends boundaries and empowers you to embrace your true self. Listen as we discuss: Why is Africa Brooke here? Addiction & FreedomHow getting well sometimes doesn&apost feel rightRelationshipsConflict Avoidance Africa&aposs tips to avoid AddictionUpcoming work and Collective SabotageFashion StyleThe role of Social MediaHow to overcome the shadow selfFriendships & Relapses Loneliness How to change existing beliefs and future generationsVisit Africa Brooke&aposs website for more information about her work and background.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
13/01/241h 44m

Marisa Peer - Transforming Yourself Starts with Your Thoughts

In today&aposs enlightening episode, we&aposre joined by the extraordinary Marisa Peer, a globally recognized therapist and best-selling author. Marisa, with over three decades of experience in transforming lives, discusses her innovative approach to therapy, Rapid Transformational Therapy® (RTT®), and its profound impact on people&aposs lives. A true pioneer in the field, her methods have helped celebrities, royals, and top athletes achieve remarkable personal breakthroughs. In this episode Marisa shares her journey and the powerful ways in which her work challenges and changes the limiting beliefs holding us back, inspiring a journey towards self-acceptance and profound change. We&aposll be exploring the transformative insights her work has accomplished and give practical advice for positive changes. Listen as we discuss: How Marisa became who she is todayWhy therapy usually takes longHypnosisReframingThe "do anything" brain defect The state of Being & the state of DoingCan everyone be enough?ComparisonsMarisa&aposs childhood awakeningAdvice for the futureAre we in a world of Pain?What we can doFind more information about Marisa&aposs work on Marisa Peer&aposs website and continue the conversation on her Instagram or X.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
06/01/241h 19m

Best of the Year 2023 (Part 2)

Welcome back to Slo Mo. With this episode, we complete the list of the Top 10 episodes for 2023, and share with you some moments that really left a mark on me. I&aposve grown as  a person with every conversation, and I hope that if you&aposve been with us for the whole year, some have left a mark on you. For yet another shift in our perspectives, and for an always happier new year, listen as we revisit the following moments from 2023. I love you all. Caggie Dunlop (full episode here) was an original cast member of the award-winning UK-based reality show Made in Chelsea. She is also a singer/songwriter, poet, entrepreneur and now author. Her new book Saturn Returns explores the relationship between planetary movements and the ups and downs of life. Stephen Jenkinson (full episode here) is someone I consider an important teacher in my life. He is a cultural activist, he is a farmer and a philosopher. He is the author of a number of books including some that are my favorites. He has years of experience as a palliative care worker and is a former program director at a major Canadian hospital.The Minimalists (full episode here), one of the most popular in the world, are a trio of like-minded people helping others achieve a happier lifestyle by removing the unnecessary items that may clutter up their lives.  Original members Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus were joined by  T.K. Coleman in 2022. April Rinne (full episode here) is the author of &aposFlux: 8 Super Powers for Thriving in Change.&apos She is also a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and ranked one of the “50 Leading Female Futurists” in the world by Forbes.  Hannah Lord (full episode here) is a psychologist and business consultant. Hannah&aposs goal is to rewire the cognitive pathways keeping people stuck through her work as a therapist and her online program, The Weight Lift. You&aposll hear why she is much more than a guest on the show.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
30/12/2344m 18s

Best of the Year 2023 (Part 1)

Welcome back to Slo Mo. Thank you for being with us throughout the year. It has been a turbulent and unpredictable one. To help remind us to slow down and reflect, today we are revisiting our favorite moments and nuggets of wisdom we&aposve discovered over the course of the year 2023. Exploring the path to calm the mind and slow down is Nikki Mirghafori (full episode here). She has grown up in Iran and then immigrated to the US where she studied at Stanford and UCLA and became a visiting professor at  UC Berkeley. Next we shed some light again on what being happy can mean. To do this, we are revisiting our conversation with Dr Bradley Nelson (full episode here). He is a world-renowned holistic healing expert, lecturer, author of The Emotion Code, and creator & author of The Body Code.Then , we&aposll revisit the idea of a friendship contract with Elizabeth Day (full episode here), a practice that can help us better understand the value friends have in our lives, and the value we have in the lives of others. She is an award-winning author and broadcaster. This leads me to think of another important topic we&aposve covered in a long series on Love & Romance. I&aposm sharing a snippet from a great conversation on romantic relationships with Matthew Hussey (full episode here), a speaker and New York Times bestselling author, columnist for Cosmopolitan Magazine, and dating expert on ABC’s digital series What To Text Him Back. Finally, we&aposre sharing a small bit of an incredible conversation with Deepak Chopra (full episode here), a world-renowned speaker and author, for a more wholistic perspective on our existence. A definitive reminder to often look inward. Take this time to slow down and reflect. See you next week for Part 2 of our Year in Review. YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
23/12/2338m 7s

Simone Heng - How to Connect in a Lonely World

I am so amazed by the wonderful Simone Heng who joins us today to talk about the importance of connection during the wave of loneliness sweeping the modern world. As a Human Connection Specialist, Simone introduces us to her mission to inspire people to connect in a world that terribly needs it. She is a former international broadcaster for, among others, Virgin Radio Dubai, HBO Asia, and CNBC, and one of the youngest female Certified Speaking Professionals in the world.Simone is based and was born in Singapore but has also studied in Switzerland, was raised in Australia, and worked in the United Arab Emirates. She has a communications and cultural studies degree from Curtin University of Technology.Her latest book “Let’s Talk About Loneliness” is out and today we dive into the many valuable nuggets of wisdom you can find there. Listen as we discuss: What realizing your Dreams may look likeHow Lonely are we today?How we respond to high quality connections5 Types of ConnectionsRomantic Connections and their impactQuality and Algorithms of RelationshipsCoffee! Why we are so Lonely todayGen Z and the impact the Pandemic hadHow to see the Signs of LonelinessThe importance of Self ConnectionAlone vs LonelyHow Traumas compoundThe Blessings Do we get Points for dealing with Hardships?The Solutions for beating LonelinessConnect with Simone Heng on Instagram, TikTok, and Youtube, and continue the conversation.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
16/12/231h 8m

Shaun Galanos - How to Communicate Better for Stronger Relationships

Today we welcome Shaun Galanos. A dear friend and a loving individual who will have a lot to add to our Love & Romance series because he&aposs chosen love as his career. After long love struggles in his personal life, Shaun found his calling. His communication theory background came in handy when he started applying it to his relationships: And he will share his secrets with us today! He started The Love Drive podcast and have interviewed over 100 experts and thought leaders in the field of love, becoming certified as counselor supporting women in their healing journey after abuse. Listen as we discuss: Who Shaun Galanos isA Fascinating Wedding Habit of an African TribeIf Yoga studios a great place to Meet SomeoneIf Women should Approach MenHave we Failed with RomanceWhat are Non-Traditional RelationshipsSex Positive CultureWhy Women are More interested in Happiness than MenConnection to Social MediaTaking a SabbaticalShaun&aposs Verdict on Dating AppsIf Dating is a SkillWomen&aposs Relationship Immersion TrainingIntimacyTips on Creating Closer ConnectionsTalking moreConnect with Shaun Galanos on X, Instagram, or through his Website and continue the conversation. YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
09/12/231h 15m

Angela Ahola - 100 Dates and How to Improve your Dating Game

Our guest today is Doctor of Psychology, Author, and Speaker Angela Ahola. Dr. Ahola specializes in human behavior and the primary forces that drive human psychology. She is a sought-after keynote speaker, interviewee, and author of educational self-improvement books.She has worked with everyone from corporate leaders to academics and police officers, and is the author of 100 Dates, Dina dolda drivkrafter ("Your Hidden Motives") and Konsten att göra intryck ("The Art of Making an Impression&apos).Today we speak about first impressions, power and influence, the art of meaningful communication, dating and relationships, the secrets of happiness, and the mysteries of love. Listen as we discuss: One wild experiment to help you understand What DATING is Be happy being single How many matches does it take to get a date? Keeping an open mind The mathematics of dating How to improve your dating profile? What to look for in a man’s profile?Do dating apps work? When to say “no” to a second dateChemistry and attraction The 3 types of dates you will run intoWhat the title of Angela’s book should mean for the listeners Connect with Angela Ahola on Instagram @angelaahola and learn more about her work at https://angelaahola.com/en/ YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
02/12/2347m 25s

SLO MO REWIND: Michaela Boehm on Never Losing the Spark in Your Relationship

Today we are revisiting another great conversation, continuing our Love and Relationships series.Listen in as Michaela Boehm and I continue to discuss one of my absolute favorite topics: relationships. Michaela has given Slo Mo one of my favorite takes yet on the perpetually interesting and controversial topic of human sexuality and intimacy. (See my interviews with Dr. Robert Glover, Alain de Botton, and Kasia Urbaniak for some other fascinating takes). Michaela travels and teaches internationally as an expert in intimacy, relationship and sexuality. Her unique body of work centers around the intersection of intimacy and embodiment. With over 30,000 hours of in-person counseling, clinical experience in trauma and addiction and innovative somatic approach, her work with celebrities (Will Smith, Gwyneth Paltrow, etc.) has been featured in international print publications, TV programs and online talk shows. Most recently her approach has been featured on the Netflix Series [UN] WELL, which is how I first saw her and decided I had to reach out. Michaela is the creator of The Non-Linear Movement Method, and her book The Wild Woman’s Way  was published in 2018.Listen as we discuss:What is intimacy?The meaning of embodiment, the ability to hear and feel the messages of the bodyHow intimacy with yourself is the fundamental step before intimacy with othersIs it normal to lose the spark in your relationship? Yes, and here&aposs why.Caution: Attend to the issues in a relationship before it&aposs too late. They&aposre fixable.Erotic friction vs. Relationship , the clash between familiarity and newnessA relationship problem is when you&aposre not agreeing, not alignedAn attraction problem is the result of too much familiarity, too aligned."I married my best friend, but we no longer have sex."The biological, emotional, and spiritual layers of human relationships.How to rekindle the spark and introduce variety into your relationship.Do women really like men in uniforms? (And why?)The importance of being honest about the compromises you make in a relationship.Learn new sexual skills! Sex-Life BalanceConnect with Michaela Boehm on Instagram @micboehm77, on Facebook @boehm.michaela, and her website, michaelaboehm.comYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
25/11/2354m 3s

SLO MO REWIND: Alain de Botton on How to Keep Your Partner Happy

Continuing our love and relationships series, we revisit my chat with the incredible Alain de Botton.  One of the most listened episodes on Slo Mo, I and the British-Swiss philosopher, Alain de Botton, dive deep into one of my favorite topics: Love. Alain de Botton is a philosopher and writer of essayistic books that have been described as a "philosophy of everyday life." He’s written on love, travel, architecture and literature. His books have been bestsellers in 30 countries and have sold millions of copies. Alain also started and helps to run a school in London called The School of Life, dedicated to a new vision of education. His latest book, published in September 2019, is a collection of essays written for The School of Life, titled The School of Life: An Emotional Education.I love talking about love, just as much as I&aposm happy to discuss happiness. Alain&aposs body and scope of work is so vast, I decided to focus this conversation entirely on love, sex, and relationships. I&aposm so glad I did.We will revisit:What is love? Alain&aposs definition of love: &aposwhen two people meet in their raw condition.&aposHow the opposite extreme of love is Loneliness, not Hatred.How Life is a desperate emergency, and if we can just admit that, things open up.Why Christianity gives a privileged role to those who sufferOne of the most honest takes on sex you&aposll ever hearHow we&aposre always trying to get our life as close as possible to our true realityIf we&aposre all imperfect, doesn&apost that make imperfection perfect?How we&aposve replaced happiness with "fun" just as we&aposve replaced love with "romance"The contradictions in love and how they&aposre only glaring because they violate a script or story we expect from our relationshipHow we shouldn&apost be held accountable for what we feel, but rather the actions we take based on those feelings.Reinterpreting the typical disaster scenario in a relationship when one partner cheats on another.Humanity&aposs transition from demonizing sex to trying to understand itThe differences (or lack thereof) between male and female in love and sexSexual fetishes and their unique place in couple connectionsUndertakers and nurses as beacons of acceptanceThe game of life is trying to find connectionsThe ironic outcome of jealousy&aposs intentionsHow to keep your partner faithfulAlain&aposs love advice to my daughterCoping with the feeling of being rushed into marriage as a womanWhat "God is love" really meansSeeing your partner as an Adorable Idiot rather than just a regular idiotConnect with Alain de Botton on Twitter @alaindebotton and alaindebotton.comYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
18/11/231h 3m

SLO MO REWIND: Dr. Jed Diamond on the 5 Stages of Lasting Love

Continuing our love and relationships series, we revisit my chat with the wonderful Dr. Jed Diamond.Jed is the founder and director of MenAlive, a health program that helps men, and the women who love them, to live fully, love deeply, and make a positive difference in the world. He is one of the world’s leading experts in the field of gender-specific medicine, men’s health, and trauma recovery. His training programs on The 5 Stages of Love have been taken by men and women throughout the world. Jed has written 16 books, including international best-sellers Male Menopause, Surviving Male Menopause, The Warrior’s Journey Home: Healing Men, Healing the Planet, and The Irritable Male Syndrome. His most recent books are 12 Rules for Good Men and Survive and Thrive in the Post-COVID World.I&aposm so grateful to Jed, who has written multiple articles featuring some of my work alongside his own brilliant work and writing. I was so excited to get a chance to chat with him, and I&aposm certain this will be an eye-opener for you.Listen as we discuss:A dive into Jed&aposs past and how he found his creative side.Why he committed his life to understanding the world of men and women.Why do men often become angry and irritable?What is Male Menopause and Irritable Male Syndrome?Our past marriages and the importance of knowing the 5 stages of love.Why disillusionment is a precursor to real, lasting love.Understanding the ancient reality of the male and female division.Breaking out of the "man box" and the 12 rules for good men.Jed&aposs one core piece of advice for men.Connect with Dr. Jed Diamond on Facebook @dr.jed.diamond, Twitter @menalivenow, and his website, menalive.comYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
11/11/2350m 2s

SLO MO REWIND: Kasia Urbaniak on Lessons from a Dominatrix and True Female Power

Continuing our Love and Relationships series, we&aposve decided to revisit a few of our favorite past episodes on the subject.Today we revisit my talk with Kasia Urbaniak, the founder and CEO of The Academy, a school that teaches women the foundations of power and influence. Kasia&aposs perspective on power is unique. Over the course of nearly 20 years, she has worked as a professional Dominatrix, practiced Taoist alchemy in one of the oldest female-led monasteries in China and obtained dozens of certifications in different disciplines, including Medical Qi Gong and Systemic Constellations. Since founding The Academy in 2013, Kasia has taught hundreds of women practical tools to step into leadership positions in their relationships, families, workplaces, and wider communities. She is the author of UNBOUND: A Woman&aposs Guide to Power,  released in March 2021.Listen as we discuss:Kasia&aposs seriously incredible storyBeing a dominatrix, where you&aposll learn more about the art than you ever thought existedHow she went to teach other dominatrices her methodBein born into a world that made no sense to herThe reason she become a dominatrix: earn money to pursue spiritual journeyThe difference between "performing power" vs. leading from a place of carePower dynamics, and how we find them everywhere, and how that&aposs not a bad thingHow men don&apost know how to make women happy, and women stay silent and angry about itGood girl conditioning, and how to reform itReacting to life with attention in vs. attention outCuriosity is one of the best ways to get through conflict and come out with goldMy experiences working at Google with female leadersKasia&aposs belief that if she teaches women well, they&aposll teach the men"Women in a Meeting Syndrome"How women struggle with asking because they fear being bossy or needyThe belief that needing things is badHow can men empower women? Why women should keep an invisible labor log"Where there is no awareness there is no choice"Train women to love the word "no"People don&apost say no to be jerks, they say it because it threatens something importantResistance is precious!Imagining the first woman ever who asked for maternity leave!How a complaint always has a desireKasia&aposs upcoming book, UnboundGood Girl Reformed School: a seat in the class for anyone who pre-orders the bookWe need more levity!Connect with Kasia Urbaniak on Instagram @realkasiaurbaniak, on Facebook @therealkasiaurbaniak, and kasiaurbaniak.comYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
04/11/231h 14m

SLO MO REWIND: Dr. Robert Glover on Boundaries and the Pitfalls of Being a Nice Guy

Continuing our Love and Relationships series, we&aposve decided to revisit a few of our favorite past episodes on the subject.In this episode, I speak to Dr. Robert Glover, author of the brilliant, often life-altering, and slightly controversial bestselling classic, No More Mr. Nice Guy.  It may not sound like the kind of book I&aposd have read, but it is a little piece of self-help magic and has helped countless people recognize their own "Nice Guy Syndrome": the trait of hiding feelings and truths that we fear will get a negative reaction from other people so as to maintain the belief that we are "nice", leading to a host of toxic relationships and fundamentally dishonest behaviors.Robert is an internationally recognized authority on the Nice Guy Syndrome, and through his book, classes, and therapy groups, he has helped thousands of Nice Guys transform from being passive, resentful victims to empowered, integrated males, transforming their professional careers and intimate relationships along the way.Before we get started, I implore you as always to stay open minded for this conversation. The concepts, though admittedly slanted toward men due to the focus of Robert&aposs work, certainly apply to women as well, and to all sexualities.Listen as we discuss:What is wrong with being a nice guy?How &aposnice guys&apos are often dishonest, resentful, and give to get.How Robert&aposs second marriage was falling apart despite his best efforts.The "Victim Pukes"The confused belief that if sex is bad and evil, why should it only be for the one you love?The three covert contracts that lead to toxic relationshipsThe reason men become nice guys is due to desiring the validation of womenThe crucial need for a stronger involvement of fathers in their sons&apos livesNice guy logic: "If I have needs, I&aposm bad, yet I want things, but I won&apost accept them."For women to experience sexual attraction, they need to experience emotional tension."If a man can&apost stand up to me, how can he stand up for me?"The effect of 50 Shades of Grey on society.Human women are the most sexually evolved creatures on the planet. Men are basically apes.Co-dependency: "I don&apost exist unless I&aposm in a relationship"Healthy interdependence The &aposhugging until relaxed&apos exerciseCalm is contagiousYou can want your partner, but as soon as you start needing them, you lose themTo have the best sex, there needs to be an interplay of dominance and submissionEqual does not mean the sameUsing men&aposs motivation to have sex to expand their emotional intelligenceThe struggle between man vs. woman as a profound catalyst for growthThe lingering effect of not having our childhood needs meetWomen are  sexual Ferraris and men are sexual mopeds"Slut shaming"The Disney and Hollywood effect on women&aposs perception of monogamyRepressing female sexuality has become par for the courseMen need a tribeConnect with Dr. Robert Glover on  Facebook @drrobertglover, Twitter YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
28/10/231h 24m

Hannah Lord - Why We Live in the Most Difficult Time in History to Be Single

Today&aposs guest is psychologist and business consultant, Hannah Lord. Hannah&aposs goal is to rewire the cognitive pathways keeping people stuck through her work as a therapist and her online program, The Weight Lift.I met Hannah on the streets of London when I heard someone shout "Mo!" She mentioned that she&aposd been listening to the podcast and had a different perceptive on love and romance. I felt a strong desire to have her on and I&aposm so glad I did.Hannah mentions that this is the most difficult time in history to be single, and I&aposd have to agree. Luckily, we also go over what we need to do to navigate this time to eventually find true love. And surprise, surprise, it starts with you, not them.Listen as we discuss:3:30: This is the most difficult period in history to be single. Why?9:00: Rejection Fatigue12:00: Hannah&aposs experience treating alpha males in her practice.15:00: The Yin and Yang the balance between feminine and masculine.18:00: Why your brain seems to fight itself in weird moments.24:00: My experiences as a "giver" and Hannah&aposs personal learnings in dating.29:00: Defining Masculine and Feminine properly.32:00: The alchemy of finding true love.35:00: What does it mean to "fall in love" vs. "being in love"?42:30: Until you understand yourself, finding love is far more difficult.45:00: Soul-Matching49:00: The Weight Lift and how to care for your mind like you do your body.56:30: The number one question: what are my needs? 1:01:00: What is a need? Why don&apost we attract what we need?1:04:00: My number one need: to be free.1:06:00 Being seen is a core human need.1:08:00: The differences in how we express anger.1:10:00: A final overview of needs in a relationship.Connect with Hannah Lord on Instagram @hannahlord__ and learn more about her work at hannah-lord.co.ukYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
21/10/231h 17m

Dr. Lalitaa Suglani - How Finding Yourself Can Help Find Love

 My guest today is Dr Lalitaa Suglani. I asked her how to introduce her and she said people always talk about fancy titles but I just help people connect to their hearts. I think that’s a very very nice and sufficient introduction.  You should listen to my conversation on her podcast - it was Jedi Master level, but today we&aposre going to talk about love and romance. Dr. Lalitaa Suglani is an award-winning psychologist, renowned leadership coach, and international speaker. She holds a PhD in counselling from the University of Wolverhampton. Lalitaa believes that the key to achieving real lasting success and happiness in all areas of our lives lies within our own mind. She has seen how through personal growth and self-awareness, we learn to harness our thought patterns, gain control of the voice in our heads, cultivate a positive mindset and create the life and career of our dreams.Listen as we discuss:02:30 - Love and respect07:00 - Are we at war?11:00 - How therapy can help find the root of relationship turmoil16:00 - Is it worth it?20:00 - Love for rent24:00 - Self-awareness and loneliness27:00 - Should we make it work or not?32:30 - Repeating the same pattern36:30 - relationship of a therapist41:30 - Looking in and finding yourself47:00 - Conflict resolution 50:00 - The Tick List53:00 - The 98 per cent58:30 - Safety and self-trust01:01:30 - FOMO and vulnerability01:03:00 - How can we fix it?01:07:00 - Reset love01:09:00 - Be honest01:11:45 - The last wordConnect with Dr. Lalitaa Suglani on Instagram  @dr.lalitaaYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
14/10/231h 14m

Julianne Dallas - How Trauma Can Influence Your Relationship Choices

 My guest today is relationship coach Julianne Dallas. I stalked her Instagram content, like, really almost read all of it. There is a level of honesty in what she speaks about that is truly refreshing. In a way, it openly discusses how feminism works for us, or against us, and how masculinity works for us, or against us. Julianne is a coach with the mission of helping sensitive, brilliant women build happy, healthy relationships with masculine men. Her story is a very interesting reflection about being informed about what she teaches because she wasn’t always in this space - she started in a very different place. Julianne is going to take us through the journey of going through trauma to find healthy relationships between the masculine and feminine. Listen as we discuss:03:00 - How it started 08:00 - You’re not broken 10:30 - My Trauma 15:00 - My dream guy! 19:30 - What is a masculine man? 26:30 - Do you want kids? 29:00 - Be a real man 32:00 - Responsibility Vs Control 39:00 - Nurturing Vs Mothering 45:30 - Solving the problem 53:00 - Change and vulnerability 58:30 - Be like a man culture 01:03:00 - Standing up for your beliefs 01:06:00 - Intentions and actions 01:10:00 - Testing love 01:14:00 - The Heroes 01:17:00 - Venus Vs Mars Connect with Julianne Dallas on Instagram @embodybyjulesYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
07/10/231h 23m

Dr. Annie Zimmerman - How to Know You've Found the Perfect Partner and Thrive in Dating

Today&aposs guest is London-based psychologist Dr. Annie Zimmerman,  who goes by Your Pocket Therapist on Instagram where she has over 250,000 followers. As part of our miniseries on presenting a variety of perspectives on love and romance, I reached out to Annie because she avoids the gimmicks of presenting as an expert on dating while focusing strictly on the psychology side, which she does brilliantly. Annie drops gold nuggets of wisdom so effortlessly that you might miss them if you&aposre not paying attention. If you&aposre in a relationship already or trying to be, this episode will equip you with clarity on what to look for and what to stop looking for.At points, this episode might seem like a broadcasting of my personal therapy session, so don&apost hold it against me as I may have forgotten a time or two that an audience would be listening.Listen as we discuss:3:30: Why do good girls date bad boys?6:00: What draws us to needy and draining relationships?10:00: How attachment styles are formed.14:00: Is your childhood always to blame for your dysfunctional relationships?18:30: Is a lack of childhood traumas the key to a perfect partner?20:00: What should we look for in a perfect partner? (Consciously vs. Unconsciously)23:30: My period of time in monk-mode and dating  platonically. 26:00: The illusion of abundance in dating apps and the reality of scarcity mindset.29:30: Is it a waste of time to date without an objective? 31:00: Annie’s upcoming book, Your Pocket Therapist and redefining success in a relationship.34:00: Is it wrong to feel desperate to find someone to have kids in your 30’s?36:00 Is sustainable happiness possible in a relationship? Can love last forever?41:00: The torturous push and pull between stability and adventure.44:00: Alternate models of relationships such as polyamory.48:00: Has couples therapy ever really worked, and how we can improve odds?55:00: Incompatibility is a reality too.57:00: What does it truly mean to love somebody?59:30: Just because you love somebody doesn’t mean you should be with them.1:01:00: How can you become unafraid to fall in love?1:06:45: The economics of dating.1:09:21: Being prepared to walk away is the ultimate superpower.Connect with Annie Zimmerman on Instagram @your_pocket_therapist  and learn more about her work here.You can pre-order Annie&aposs upcoming book, Your Pocket Therapist, here: https://geni.us/YourPocketTherapistYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
30/09/231h 15m

Sarah Dawn Moore - How To Break Up With Your Bad Relationship Habits

My guest today is someone I’ve waited four months to speak to, mistake on my side by the way, we just didn’t coordinate very well. But four months ago Instagram, for once, showed me something I liked, so I clicked. It was a video about a relationship coach speaking about how women do certain things in a relationship, and I found myself nodding vigorously. Like yes, absolutely I feel this is what I have gone through, and so I clicked for more content, and I was head-banging all the way through. Until I finally said I’m going to follow that person. I have to admit almost every single piece of content she puts online is so well thought through, and is valid in a very interesting way, at least to me, so I thought maybe you guys should get introduced. My guest today is Sarah Dawn Moore.Sarah Dawn Moore is a dating and relationship coach turned content creator. She combines practical evolutionary psychology, behaviour modification and gender dynamics, to uncover and reverse the unhealthy patterns and dynamics that cause the most discord between men and women. Sarah has coached hundreds of people and has over 1.5 million online followers.Listen as we discuss:03:00 - What’s the problem? 08:00 - Speaking like a man 12:30 - What do women know? 15:00 - My journey 18:00 - Father figure Vs Bad boy 23:30 - Let men be men 32:00 - Managing expectations 34:00 - First love 37:30 - Trust issues 41:30 - Probabilities and affirming bias 44:00 - Taking a step back and breaking up with your patterns 47:30 - Beauty and the Beast 52:00 - Being nice and being good 54:00 - Transactional love 56:00 - The drama queen 58:30 - Peace and insecurity 01:05:00 - State your needs at the start 01:09:00 - Fatherhood and Ali 01:11:30 - A safe space Vs emasculation 01:15:00 - What do men really want? 01:17:00 - The chase Connect with Sarah Dawn Moore on Instagram @sarahdawnmoore  and learn more about her work here.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
23/09/231h 22m

Shahzad Younas - How Faith And Culture Impacts Finding Love

 My guest today is Shahzad Younas, who is the founder of Muzz, which you would absolutely know about if you are a Muslim - you would know nothing about if you are not - it is the world’s largest Muslim dating site - if dating is the right word to use. He used to be an investment banker and then realised this is not what he wanted to do with this life, and what a journey! If you know the story of how business works in the background for some of those things you end up having in your hand, it would blow you away. So excited to have a conversation about, not only how he ended up here but why he ended up here, and you know, how different some of our cultures are when it comes to love, dating and romance. Shahzad Younas (London, UK) is the founder and CEO of Muzz (formerly muzmatch). Previously a Vice President in Equity Portfolio Trading at investment bank Morgan Stanley for 9 years, Shahzad quit his career to fully focus on building a high-quality mobile app to help Muslims around the world find their perfect marriage partner.Backed with a total of $9M investment (Seed and Series A) from a range of Silicon Valley and global investors, headquartered in Aldgate, London, and boasting a fast-growing 65+ strong global team, Muzz (formerly muzmatch) is transforming how Muslims meet and marry.Listen as we discuss: 02:00 - Muslims don’t date they marry! 06:30 - The gamification of dating apps 09:30 - Finding Love 16:00 - The process of choice 19:00 - Sex education 21:30 - Where’s the romance? 25:30 - Looking for the one 27:30 - What does the science say? 31:30 - When things go wrong 35:00 - Leave her in kindness 36:00 - Treat others as you want to be treated 38:30 - Ethics 40:30 - Do dating app works? 47:00 - AI 49:30 - Solve it for women 56:00 - Working from home 59:00 - Good boys win 01:07:00 - The mechanics of it 01:11:30 - Honestly 01:13:00 - Ghosting Connect with Shahzad Younas on LinkedIn and learn more about his work here.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
16/09/231h 17m

Matthew Hussey - What Makes A Happy Relationship?

Today I bring you the first of a mini-series on relationships which I have been waiting for for a while. But I couldn’t start them without my guest Matthew Hussey who started from humble beginnings, you know, being a life coach in the cafes of London, to being the coach for Christina Aguilera, to then having half of the corporate world listening to his advice, including Hugo Boss and others. And today he’s just talking to us so hey we’re doing well! But the thing about Matthew is that in 2013,  he had a  New York Times best-seller called Get The Guy. From there he became more and more successful internationally with millions and millions of followers, with events that changed the lives of thousands of people at a time - a wonderful human being. In the studio today we have his wonderful fiancée Audrey, and my incredible ex-girlfriend and a true, true soul partner for me, Shelly. Matthew Hussey is a speaker, New York Times bestselling author, columnist for Cosmopolitan Magazine, and dating expert on ABC’s digital series What To Text Him Back. Matthew’s rise to success as a motivational speaker has been meteoric. From humble beginnings working as a life coach with individual clients in London’s coffee shops and cafes, Hussey now runs programs across the globe, helping thousands of men and women reach their true performance potential. Through his online programs, viral internet broadcasts, sell-out seminars, NYT Bestselling book, and his roster of private clients, he has been able to pass on his insights and strategies to countless people. 50,000 women have attended his live events and he has reached over 10 million online. Hussey is the new international guru of the dating and relationship-coaching scene.Listen as we discuss:03:00 - Why is finding love so difficult? 07:00 - Show me a picture 09:30 - Trust the feeling and faulty wiring 11:30 - The dating casino - does it work? 19:00 - Addicted to dating apps 23:30 - Closure 25:00 - Sell mode 29:00 - The impetus for change 31:30 - Possibilities Vs Trends 34:00 - There’s no control 37:00 - Throwing the dice 38:30 - Four stages of importance 47:00 - Ticking the boxes 49:00 - The Love of My Life? 52:30 - Building it together 56:30 - The un-datables 59:30 - Showing up on a white horse 01:04:00 - What’s most important in life? 01:07: 40 - The Mathematics… 01:15:00 -  Trying new things 01:17:00 - Where the happiness is 01:20:00 - Honesty and vulnerability 01:25:00 - What makes a happy relationship 01:31:00 - People pleasers Connect with Matthew on Instagram @thematthewhussey and learn more about his work here.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
09/09/231h 37m

Lavina Mehta - How Movement Can Help Change Your Mindset

My guest today is Lavina Mehta who during covid, decided out of nowhere, to help millions of people find health and purpose by doing modified forms of exercise that basically were available to everyone for free on the internet, for that, she was awarded an MBE. She went on to discuss publicly, very vulnerably and beautifully and intelligently, her journey with menopause, online. Lavina is a Patron of the Menopause Mandate, is a proud Ambassador for Diabetes UK and The Alzheimer’s Society.When we spoke two years ago, she told me about her approach to &aposexercise snacking&apos which to me sounded delicious. I have been waiting to bring this to your attention for a very long time.Lavina Mehta, is a 45-year-old British Asian award-winning Personal Trainer, TEDx speaker and mum of three. Lavina has been awarded an MBE for services to health and fitness during Covid-19. Her mission is to help people of all ages feel good physically, mentally & emotionally through her concept of “Exercise Snacking®” & free chair/desk workouts.  Her slogan is “Exercise for Sanity, not Vanity®.” Lavina is a Patron of the Menopause Mandate, is a proud Ambassador for Diabetes UK and Alzheimer’s Society, and supports many charities. She won the Inspiration in Health and Fitness Award in 2020, and was a finalist for the Sports Category in the Asian Women of Achievements Awards in 2020 & UK Coaching Heroes Awards in 2021. Lavina was recognised & awarded by the Women of the Future Kindness Rules Programme, BBC Make a Difference bulletins, British Asian Trust British Asian Heroes Award for her COVID work. Lavina is on a mission to keep giving back so people can use exercise as medicine, for positive changes long-term in their life. She is currently writing a book, due to be published 2024.Listen as we discuss:03:00 - Staying healthy and helping others07:00 - Jainism and education10:00 - My first job14:30 - Falling in love with motherhood16:00 - Strength training and the power of movement17:30 - Studying fitness20:00 - Getting in the gym22:00 - Being in nature25:00 - Exercise snacking27:00 - Diabetes30:00 - Eat the Rainbow31:30 - Lockdown workouts34:30 - Spirituality and enlightenment36:30 - Humble beginnings40:00 - Perimenopause52:00 - The second spring53:30 - Andropause - Men get it too55:00 - Stress management57:00 - How exercise makes you feel better01:02:30 - Food for perimenopause01:07:00 - The Ripple Affect01:09:30 - A mindset changeConnect with Lavina Mehta on Instagram @feelgoodwithlavina and find out more about her work here YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
02/09/231h 14m

Gelong Thubten - How A Retreat Can Help You Find Yourself

 My guest today is one of my favourite people on the planet, Gelong Thubten. I never met Thubten before - we met on a Zoom call two and a half years ago during the times of covid where he truly changed my life. He doesn’t know that but I’ll talk about that in a minute.  At that time I saw in Thubten an amazing soul that went through an amazing journey to help the rest of us souls find a path to happiness and enlightenment. We stayed in touch as much as we could after we recorded that podcast episode. And now finally at my best friend’s studio in London, we meet for the first time and we meet for me to realise that he is exactly what I thought he was. Thubten has written a new book that he so kindly shared with me before he shared with the rest of the world it’s called Handbook For Hard Times -  such an appropriate title for what we are about to go through if you don’t mind me saying. It’s a monk’s guide to fearless living. I absolutely loved it. The book is out in just a few days on August 31st. I would ask you to please pre-order it. Gelong Thubten is a Buddhist monk, meditation teacher and author. He became a monk 30 years ago and has spent over six years in meditation retreats, including one which lasted for four years.  He is regarded as one of the UK’s most influential meditation teachers, working with corporations, schools, hospitals, prisons and rehab centres. He has lectured at the University of Oxford and for large organisations such as Google and The United Nations. He is also a director of several meditation centres as well as the humanitarian aid charity ROKPA International. Thubten is the author of the Sunday Times bestseller ‘A Monk’s Guide to Happiness’. His new book ‘Handbook for Hard Times’ will be published in August 2023.Listen as we discuss:02:30 - Finding Monk-hood 05:00 - Getting through a hard time 06:30 - Spreading the message 09:00 - What my teacher taught me 12:30 - A humbling retreat 15:00 - Pretentious spirituality 17:00 - The high of meditation 23:00 - The opposite of meditation 25:00 - Hard times, risks, fear and anxiety 30:00 - Growth from adversity - The Four Noble Truths 33:00 - Fearlessness 36:00 - From resistance to acceptance 42:00 - The Great Depression 44:00 - What is the point of retreating? 46:30 - How to cope with suffering 48:30 - Suffering is the teacher Connect with Gelong Thubten on Instagram @YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
26/08/2353m 28s

Ella Mills - How A Journey Of Self-Discovery Helped Others To Live A Healthier Life

 My guest today is one that I waited to meet for a very long time - Ella Mills. If you’re from the United Kingdom you will know her from her brand Deliciously Ella, which became incredibly successful as I started to interact with the UK as Solve For Happy was published. At that time, she had an incredibly famous and popular podcast that she cleverly decided to put on hold for a while - I wanted to be on that podcast so now she is on mine. Ella is a very successful businesswoman, she is a beautiful brand for healthy eating, and she is truly a representation of what she tells the world in many ways, but more importantly, hopefully, if you dig deeper below the brand you will see an incredible story of vulnerability, of success, of perseverance resilience and of living true to her feminine I would say - one my heroes - I hope you will enjoy this as much as I will.  Ella was diagnosed with postural tachycardia syndrome while still at university. This led her to research other people’s experiences of relieving the symptoms of this rare diagnosis and she discovered that turning to a plant-based diet could be the key to her health. With little experience in cooking Ella began to experiment with recipes and started to keep an online diary that would later become her impressively popular blog, Deliciously Ella. Her blog has had over 130 million hits, she also set up social media accounts to inspire a larger community and is now hosting supper clubs and cooking classes. Her small personal project soon led to the creation of her own mobile app which landed at the top of the Food and Drink charts on the UK App Store as well as the publishing of her own cookbook which became the Best-Selling Debut Cookbook ever in the UK. Taking the idea to a whole new level, Ella and her husband have opened a few delis around central London. They have also launched their own product range, also titled Deliciously Ella which includes breakfast cereals, energy balls and oat bars. Listen as we discuss:03:30 - What made Ella, Ella? 09:00 - A dark place 12:30 - Choosing food 14:00 - A better bad day 15:30 - The Unstressable Retreat 18:00 - Health choices 21:00 - Food plan 23:00 - Deliciously Ella 26:00 - Right time, right place 29:00 - A shrewd businesswoman? 32:00 - Finding love 35:00 - The media attention 39:00 - Solve For Happy 41:30 - Focusing on the business 46:00 - Working with my husband 55:00 - Decision-making at work 56:30 - Where I am now 01:01:20 - A bizzarre duality 01:04:00 - Tough love 01:05:00 - Cancer hit the family 01:07:30 - The journey of self-acceptance Connect with Ella Mills on Instagram @deliciouslyella and learn more about her work here.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
19/08/231h 11m

Shivani Pau - How To Stay True To Yourself While Following Your Dream

My guest today is Shivani Pau. Shivani is the host of an incredibly successful global podcast, A Millenial Mind and she is the CEO of a firm called  My Performance PlannerA very interesting diversity because when you meet Shivani, you feel there are signs of both of those very very present in her. One is that idea of exploration and curiosity and then there is that very disciplined, very organised person that is focused on performance, optimising every minute of every day. The mix of the two makes for an intelligent friend and informative and quite frequently challenging and mind-opening.Shivani Pau is the CEO and founder of My Performance Planner and host of &aposA Millennial Mind podcast.  The podcast was first published in 2020 and is rated in the top 2% globally, it was also nominated for Asian Media Award in 2022. Shivani has also worked as a change consultant with a variety of clients, delivering transformation at scale and pace, with sustainable and tangible benefits. Despite graduating with a law degree, she furthered her education to study Applied Management at Warwick Business School focusing specifically on leadership within the workplace. Over the last few years, Shivani coached and mentored leaders with specific tools and practices to increase their employee engagement, staff retention and overall team performance and productivity.Listen as we discuss:02:00 - A Millennial Mind 05:30 - Social Media and being accessible 10:00 - Staying authentic 14:00 - Insecurities and being a good kid 20:00 - Finding your tribe 23:00 - Fame, money and status 25:30 - The moment that changed my life 32:00 - The Steve Bartlett Story 38:00 - Self-doubt 40:00 - Pretty privilege 45:00 - Seeing the world differently 51:30 - Being the best 53:00 - Intuition 56:00 - What’s on a Millennial’s mind 59:00 - Elder Millennial 01:01:00 - Why am I amazing? 01:03:00 - Ali 01:04:00 - Solving problems and performance 01:07:00 - Quitting my job 01:09:00 - Being in control and living your life Connect with Shivani Pau on Instagram @shivani.pau and find out more about her work hereYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
12/08/231h 14m

Daniel Priestley - How To Build A Multi-Million Dollar Business From Scratch

 My guest today is Daniel Priestley. Daniel is an entrepreneur, international speaker and best-selling author. He started from scratch and build a multi-million dollar business that spans from Australia to Singapore to the UK and he wrote four best-selling books. Daniel was named in the top ten business advisors in the UK by Enterprise Nation. He is one of the top 25 entrepreneurs in London in the Smith and Williamson Awards. I regularly try to vary the topics here on Slo-mo is always an invitation to slow down and think about how you can reshape your life in ways that are important and successful for you. I think in a time where there is so much change and so much happening perhaps to jobs it may not be a bad idea to start learning about how we can create our own success, our own businesses in a fast-changing world. Daniel Priestley is the co-founder of Dent Global, one of the world&aposs top business accelerators for entrepreneurs and leaders to stand out and scale up. With offices in London, Sydney, Singapore and Tampa, the program is endorsed by the Institute of Leadership and Management. Over 500 entrepreneurs and leaders, each year participate globally in developing their businesses with the support of high-net-worth mentors. Daniel is the author of four best-selling books Key Person of Influence, Entrepreneur Revolution, Oversubscribed and 24 AssetsListen as we discuss:02:00 - Mutual connections 04:30 - Twitter Vs Threads 06:00 - How the Entrepreneur was born 10:00 - Creativity and construction 16:30 - Describe yourself in one word 19:30 - Taking a risk and problem solving 25:30 - Who is the Founder? 30:00 - AI and the trees 34:00 - Teamwork and inspiration 38:00 - The kill sign and growing Google 43:30 - The 3 brains 50:00 - Bad Humans 53:00 - Protecting the village and killing the tiger 58:30 - Miserable Billionaires 01:04:30 - $5 dollar tip 01:09:00 - The Ministry of Meditation 01:10:30 - Naive optimism 01:14:30 - Supply and demand 01:19:00 - Tools of revolution 01:22:00 - 99 per cent 01:24:00 - What is happiness to you? 01:27:00 - The power of stupid little dots Connect with Daniel Priestley on Instagram @danielpriestley and on Twitter @DanielPriestley.  Find out more about his work here.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
05/08/231h 32m

Amy Polly - Why We Need A Mental Health Rebellion

I am filming from the apartment of one of my dear friends, Kevin. We had a plan to go to a Roger Waters concert in June, but he couldn&apost make it. I ended up going with a plus one who was recommended by two other friends, who turned out to be a wonderful human being and it was such a wonderful coincidence. I asked her what do you do? She said &aposI founded Mental Health Rebelion&apos.  This led me to invite her on my podcast. My guest today is Amy Polly. She teaches people to find a path to peace.Amy Polly is a  teacher, speaker, author and mental health campaigner. However, prior to this she had a corporate life and worked as a fully qualified accountant in the private and public sector.  Amy gave up the corporate world in 2021 after almost 20 years! As she shifted her focus to mindfulness and well-being she focused her efforts on bridging the gap between businesses and mental health by debunking the myths. Her most recent role was as a senior leader in the Fire Service managing three departments as well as leading the strategy for mental health and well-being.Trigger Warning - This episode has references to suicide Listen as we discuss:03:00 - Pink Floyd and Rebellion 07:30 - Moving towards Mindfulness 11:00 - Self Awareness Vs Auto-pilot 13:00 - Love and Romance 15:00 - Post-natal Anxiety 24:00 - Right and wrong 29:00 - Embracing the difference 32:30 - Suicide 34:30 - Finding balance 39:00 - Ruby Wax 42:00 - Can the corporate world change? 48:32 - Intention then action 55:30 - The Minion and fearlessness 57:30 - Masculine and feminine 01:00:35 - A mental health rebellion 01:03:30 - The proactive unstressable Connect with Amy on Instagram @thisisamypolly and learn more about her work here.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
29/07/231h 8m

Nikki Mirghafori - How Silence Can Awaken Your Emotional Healing

I don’t think you can come across a person with so much diversity as my guest today Nikki Mirghafori, or in Persian it would be Mir - gah - foor- ri. She has grown up in Iran and then immigrated to the US where she studied at Stanford and UCLA and became a visiting professor at  UC Berkeley. There is a side of her that is interested in technology and AI, specifically the ethics of AI. But then there is the other side of her which is an empowered teacher who holds a lineage in Theravada Buddhism, she studied all different kinds of Buddism and felt connected to mediations and silent retreats.  She brings together, perhaps a bit like I do but a lot more, an interesting perspective of east and west of science and spirituality that  I believe is incredibly  needed in the times of confusion we are about to embark on,Nikki Mirghafori, PhD, is of Persian heritage and immigrated to the US in her teens.  She was introduced to contemplative practices and yoga in the early 1980s, to meditation in 1991, and to Theravada Buddhism in 2003. Nikki has studied at Stanford&aposs CCARE and UCLA&aposs MARC and is a Stanford-certified Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) instructor and UCLA-certified mindfulness MAPS facilitator.  She spent four years as a Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley&aposs Psychology Department with the renowned psychologist, Professor Eleanor Rosch, the co-author of the seminal book The Embodied Mind . Her teaching includes lectures, classes, day longs, workshops, silent retreats on meditation and Buddhist contemplation in the San Francisco Bay Area and internationally.  Concurrent with her dharma practice and teaching, Nikki has been an Artificial Intelligence scientist and academic at a research institute affiliated with UC Berkeley.  She holds a Ph.D. in computer science from UC Berkeley. She has also served on the IEEE P7010 Standards Committee on Well-Being Metrics for Ethical AI.Listen as we discuss:03:00 - Science and spirituality06:30 - The Islamic Revolution09:00 - Change of scenery11:30 - Falling in love13:00 - Meeting mortality 16:30 - The Four Noble Truths19:00 - Grief is the price we pay for love23:00 - The tick that bit me24:30 - Silent retreat27:00 - The well of sadness31:00 - The gift of space34:00 - Human connections and awakening39:00 - A question of singularity 43:00 - Weak AI Vs Strong AI48:00 - The consciousness of trees 51:00 - Buddist cosmology56:00 - Already here01:01:00 - Is AI conscious?01:08:00 - Where are the ethics?01:15:30 - Snake Oil Phenomenon01:21:00 - Spiritual AI01:25:00 - Utopia Vs Dystopia01:33:00 - How to break the rules ethically01:38:30 - The practice of goodwill01:41:00 - Greed, hatred and confusionConnect with Nikki Twitter @NikkiMirghafori and LinkedIn. Find out more about her work here.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
22/07/231h 47m

Elizabeth Day - How To Cope With Being A 'Friendaholic'

My guest today is the awesome Elizabeth Day. Elizabeth is a very dear friend and a person who has affected my life incredibly positively. If it wasn&apost for her you wouldn&apost know about me. Back in 2019, she hosted me on her podcast &aposHow To Fail" which now has more than 35 million downloads. Elizabeth is an amazing soul who has found a way to use her vulnerability to dig deep inside to tell us about what we all feel but don&apost say or address. She now has a new book out called &aposFriendaholic&apos it&aposs a beautiful approach to understanding that friendship is not always better when there is more of it. Anyway I just used that as an excuse to meet my wonderful friendElizabeth Day is an award-winning author and broadcaster. Her chart-topping podcast, How To Fail With Elizabeth Day, is a celebration of all of the things that haven’t gone right. Every week, in a one-on-one interview, a guest discusses what they have learned from failure. Elizabeth has written two books off the back of the podcast: How To Fail: Everything I’ve Ever Learned From Things Going Wrong, is part-memoir, part-manifesto. It is also a Sunday Times top 5 bestseller. Failosophy: A Handbook For When Things Go Wrong was described by Alain de Botton as ‘beautiful, timely and humane.’ Elizabeth is currently developing her first screenplay - a fictionalised adaptation of How To Fail. Two of her novels have also been optioned for screen. https://www.elizabethday.org/Listen as we discuss:04:00 - Friendaholics10:30 - What is friendship?17:00 - Social media friends19:00 - What makes a good friend?27:30 - Dunbar&aposs number34:00 - Love trumps everything36:00 - The break-up40:00 - The Friendship contract44:00 - Social conditioning47:00 - Guilt is a stupid feeling50:00 - Revisiting 1’s and 0’s52:00 - Justin56:00 - Connecting with others60:00- Quiet01:02:30 - Scales of connection01:04:00 - Why human connection is at risk01:10:00 - Thank you Alexa!01:12:30 - Game overConnect with Elizabeth Day on Instagram @elizabday and find out more about her work here.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
15/07/231h 16m

Mona Kattan - How Eastern & Western Values Made One Of The Most Successful Women In Dubai

 I started a mini-series at the start of this year called &aposRemarkable Women Of The Middle East&apos, and that surprisingly got massive appreciation. So I thought I could do a bit more on this, and bring you the most remarkable of them all. So today my guest is Mona Kattan. Mona is the Global President of Huda Beauty,  HB Investment and Kayali and has millions of social media followers, she is very loved by the Middle East community. All of that doesn&apost matter to me, because when the camera is off and I sit with her as a human she is the most wonderful soul ever. What you see on camera, all the fashion and beauty and elegance, when you really look inside and find such a humble soul, that is what is remarkable.Mona Kattan is the Global President of Huda Beauty, which she co-founded alongside her sisters Huda and Alya Kattan. A driving force behind the launch of Huda Beauty, Mona saw potential when her sister Huda, a makeup artist, started designing her own faux lashes and encouraged her to create a product line. Together in 2013, they launched a line of faux eyelashes at Sephora, and the debut collection sold out almost immediately. Today, they have grown the company to a valuation of $1B with a line of groundbreaking products that include everything from body foundation to lip contouring pencils, melted eyeshadow to 3D highlighters, all of which are globally distributed at leading retailers including Sephora, Harrods, Net-a-Porter and others .In 2018, Huda Beauty launched their fragrance line, Kayali, with a collection of four scents designed by Mona. She has built a global social media audience with more than 2.5 million Instagram followers, who engage with her inspiring beauty content, fun-loving attitude and positive energy. She has appeared on the cover of Entrepreneur Middle East and Cosmopolitan Middle East. Born and raised in the United States, she resides in Dubai. Listen as we discuss:03:00 - Overprotective dads 10:00 - The husband and marriage 19:00 - Coffee and pie 21:00 - The joyful mindset 24:30 - Religion and spirituality 26:00 - Beauty and perfumes 36:00 - East and West 40:00 - Finding a partner 46:00 - Redefinition of purpose 49:00 - The journey to success 56:00 - Is there even a finish line? 60:00 - Fitting in 01:06:00 - Masculine and feminine 01:11:30 - Video game champion 01:15:00 - Feeling the feels 01:19:30 - Blink 01:21:00 - It’s ok to play Connect with Mona Kattan on Instagram: @monakattan, YouTube: Mona Kattan and TikTok: Mona KattanYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
08/07/231h 26m

Spencer Lodge - How You Can Help To End Human Trafficking

Trigger warning: This episode has references to human trafficking and child prostitution Today my guest is Spencer Lodge. We met a year after I was introduced to him. He comes from humble beginnings and in his journey, he became a successful entrepreneur with a business that not only makes money but also makes a difference. His podcast became the most popular in the Middle East, hosting incredible guests from my favourite human being Steven Bartlett to another favourite of mine Tony Robbins. He started to communicate a message to make a difference in the Middle East region by bringing different thoughts, and different approaches to living. He then packed up to make a documentary about issues that matter.Spencer Lodge is an award-winning podcast host, business strategist, investor, and among the top 100 most influential people in Dubai. After making waves in the international financial services and sales industries for over three decades, building some of the largest and most successful multicultural sales forces, and being honoured with countless corporate awards, Spencer expanded his role to serve his passion for elevating businesses and peoples’ potential in an integrated way.Listen as we discuss: 03:00 - How we met - crossed wires 05:30 - Zero to hero 11:00 - A lesson on rejection 19:00 - Dating 21:00 - Spoilt for choice 27:30 - Mission and purpose 33:30 - Human trafficking 44:30 - Kindness diaries 47:00 - Nepal/Child Prostitution 55:00 - Kindness and compassion 58:00 - Power and money 01:02:00 - How can I make a difference? 01:13:30 - Unstressable and wellness 01:20:30 - The 5th Emergency Services 01:22:30 - The Loners 01:24:00 - Success Connect with Spencer on Instagram @spencer.lodgeYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
01/07/231h 27m

The Minimalists - How To Let Go Without Losing Out On Happiness

It is so wonderful when you can recall a moment that had an impact on your life. A moment when something clicked in your head and then you decided to change something in your life. One such moment for me was when I watched The Minimalists documentary on Netflix. I wasn&apost always the simplest guy, I had a lot of money a lot of cars, a lot of toys and a lot of stupid things and then I watched the documentary, and I realised how much I was wasting my life actually. Not in work but in how much those things I allowed into my life drained me. The documentary was followed by a massive impact, almost a movement that changed the lives of millions of people.The Minimalists are a trio of like-minded people helping others achieve a happier lifestyle by removing the unnecessary items that may clutter up their lives.  Original members Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus were joined by  T.K. Coleman in 2022. Together they host a podcast The Minimalists, one of the most popular in the world that has reached more than 100 million downloads. Listen as we discuss01:00 - Discovering The Minimalists 04:00 - What does it mean to be a Minimalist really 06:00 - Stories not stuff 09:30 - Letting it go 12:00 - Purpose of objects 13:00 - 52 things 15:00 - 10 things every Saturday 16:00 - Just in case and FOMO 19:25 - Managing guilt 22:00 - Wasting money 26:00 - T.K.’s story 29:30 - Profit and consumerism 31:30 - The hard part 36:00 - More will make me happier 38:30 - The Spontaneous Combustions Rule 40:00 - For the love of a perfect cup of coffee 41:00 - The philosophy of mindfulness 45:30 - Happiness is a drug 50:00 - The power of marketing 54:00 - Brands and self-worth Connect with The Minimalists on Instagram @theminimalists and find out more about their work here.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
24/06/2359m 10s

Stephen Jenkinson - How To Find Peace By Asking The Right Questions

My guest today is someone I consider an important teacher in my life, Stephen Jenkinson. He is a cultural activist, he is a farmer and a philosopher. He is the author of a number of books including some that are my favourites. He presents life as it really is and because he has worked with the dying for so many years, he attempts to anchor us in the reality of where we are. There isn&apost a time that we need this more.This might not appear to be a very cheerful conversation but if you understand my work, I expect to have one of the most cheerful conversations about the reality of where we are today. This is definitely an important moment in my life when I meet one of my teachers.  Stephen Jenkinson is an author, a farmer and a philosopher. He has years of experience as a palliative care worker and is a former programme director at a major Canadian hospital. Stephen has Master’s degrees from Harvard University (Theology) and the University of Toronto (Social Work). He is also a co-founder of The Orphan Wisdom School. Listen as we discuss:03:30 - Tie your camel 05:00 - The internal shift 07:00 - A Wondering Dervish 08:00 - A useful compromise 11:30 - The human struggle 15:00 - Is it too late? 16:30 - Finding peace 22:00 - The answer is asking the right question 26:30 - Hunger for money 30:00 - What the soul needs 33:00 - The spirit work 37:30 - From awful to awe 40:00 - A drop of the Divine in us all 42:00 - Gilgamesh 45:30 - More God than you need?  Find out more about Stephen Jenkinson and his work here.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
17/06/2352m 20s

Deepak Chopra - How Self-Awareness Connects Humanity

My guest today needs absolutely no introduction - Deepak Chopra.  If you’ve ever followed this work, my podcast here you would know I normally am not the type of person that would get excited by a rockstar or a top athlete but, when I meet one of my teachers I am so humbled in his presence, and I am so grateful for the opportunity. We met a couple of times. The first time was around the time I published my first book, I had no idea what I was doing. Deepak’s always been Deepak, and we spoke together on a panel in New York City, where obviously he knew a million times more than I did but, he was so kind and so generous. For every question that came to the panel, Deepak would look at me and say “I think Mo would answer this better.” No, I would not answer it better, but the confidence and kindness of his encouraging me to do what I was doing, is probably the reason I am here today speaking to you, and probably the reason you’ve heard of my work. I have learned so much from Deepak that I honestly feel I spent a retreat with him because I followed all of his work, and I always found nuggets of wisdom that are summarized in such a precise and articulate way that it would blow me away. It’s such a joy because today is the second time I meet my teacher. Deepak Chopra is a world-renowned speaker and author. He is the founder of The Chopra Foundation, a non-profit entity researching well-being and humanitarianism, and Chopra Global, a health company at the intersection of science and spirituality. He is also a Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of California, San Diego and serves as a senior scientist with Gallup Organization. Deepak has written over 90 books, including numerous New York Times bestsellers.  Chopra has been at the forefront of the meditation revolution and his 93rd book, Living in the Light (Harmony Books) taps into the ancient Indian practice of Royal Yoga. TIME magazine has described Dr. Chopra as “one of their top 100 most influential people.” Listen as we discuss:03:00 - Figuring out our identity05:00 - ‘I’ is a constant and infinite07:30: Artificial Intelligence, Digital Deepak and consciousness11:30 - How awareness unites us15:00 - There is no universe17:30 - ‘Our life is a dream’19:30 - Perplexity and entropy23:30 - What is happening right now28:00 - Space is awareness30:00 - The Multiverse and The Singularity34:00 - Sensations, Images, Feelings and Thoughts36:00 - You are not the roles you play - You are the awareness37:30 - Superintelligence40:00 - Love is the ultimate truth42:30 - The more you know, the less you know44:00 - ‘God’s language is silence’47:00 - Resist or FlowConnect with Deepak Chopra on Instagram @deepakchopra and on Twitter @DeepakChopra. Find out more about his work here.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
10/06/2349m 55s

Tori Jenae - How To Use Post-Traumatic Growth To Help Others Heal

My guest today is an example of someone who faced a lot of struggles in life and yet continues to want to make the life of others better. She faced her first trauma while still in the womb and went on to look after her addict mother and her sibling at a young age. Tori Jenea now helps thousands with their trauma experiences. She was introduced to me by my dear friend Alice Law. I started to listen to what she taught and she made sense to me. Her approach to trauma is not - I&aposve studied this in a book, but I have lived this experience. I definitely have been looking forward to this for a while not only because of what Tori knows, but what she represents, in terms of not only proving you can overcome your own traumas, but you can also help others heal.Tori Jenae is a Business Coach and Energy Therapist and has over a decade of experience in coaching. She has multiple academic qualifications including two Masters in Psychology. She also holds certificates of 500 Hour Yoga & Meditation Teacher and Energy Psychology, Level I & II. Her work has helped thousands of people work through their trauma and reach their potential. Listen as we discuss:03:00  - Why so many degrees? 10:00 - Losing family/Post-traumatic growth 12:00 - Lived experience/Pain is a powerful teacher 15:00 - Soul paths and karma 19:00 - The struggles we’re destined to overcome 20:30 - What is trauma 26:00 - First-world problem? 29:00 - Truth of the tribes 32:00 - Recognising trauma 38:30 - Addison’s disease 40:00 - Grief in your body 43:30 - What is the Soul? 47:30 - Anger and bitterness 50:00 - The process of forgiveness 56:00 - Men and emotions 01:00:00 - Ah ha moments 01:06:30 - Prayer 01:13:00 - Have a plan 01:14:00 - Energy psychology 01:20:00 - Results 01:23:00 - The wisest man… Connect with Tori on Instagram @manifestsoulsuccess and find out more about her work here.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
03/06/231h 29m

Jagatjoti Khalsa - How To Lead With Your Heart

I am inviting you to join a conversation with a friend Jagatjoti Khalsa as we’re pondering life like two grumpy old men. I met Jagatjoti at an event with Tony Robbins a few years ago. We were invited there to play our part in teaching what we know. He was teaching meditation, looking like a serious yogi. He has an amazing calm on stage. We had breakfast together the next morning and man…what a shrewd businessman! He&aposs had a big role in many successful startups, but the duality of that beautiful soul along with a shrewd businessman, and calmness... We stayed in touch as friends and decided we will chat one day in front of you all. And today is the day. Jagatjoti Khalsa is a US-based entrepreneur, yogi and author of two books , Altar Your Space: A Guide to a Restorative Home; and I’m Down with You, An Inspired Journey, a book that shares through portraits and stories, the community of Down syndrome. He has also successfully launched many start-ups across different industries.  Listen as we discuss:03:00 - The trials of 2023 from mental illness in the US to the global rise of authoritarianism 07:00 - Innocent until proven guilty in the US 10:00 - The projection monkeys 15:00 - Dialogues of discovery 17:00 - Becoming Sikh - from apples and honey to the turban 22:00 - Why did God make me like this? 25:00 - Teachers who shape our lives 30:00 - Discovering divinity 32:00 - My True Beloved 35:00 - The Milkman and Deliveroo 38:00 - Rhythm of the Raag 41:00 - The Golden Temple 45:00 - Music and mantra 47:30 - Morphing slowly 49:00 - Leading with my heart 55:00 - A Temple conference 59:00 - The businessman 01:00:00 - Pizza together 01:04:00 - Fair share 01:06:00 - Equality and food waste 01:10:00 - A Love Story 01:12:00 - Bedtime stories, wisdom stories 01:14:00 - Tagore’s poem 01:17:00 - Attaining the goal Connect with Jagatjoti on LinkedInYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
27/05/231h 19m

Tanya O'Callaghan - How To Change The World Through Music

 My guest today is an actual Rockstar! Tanya O&aposCallaghan has played bass with the likes of Guns and Roses and White Snake and is now playing with Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden - my second favourite band of all time.  Crying in the Rain is one of my favourite songs of all time. I was listening to this song when I saw Tanya&aposs message. She told me she was with White Snake about to go on stage! But she is not a full Rockstar. She is the one who does yoga before the show, drinks soda water instead of beer and goes to explore the cities she tours in by walking around the streets instead of partying. I asked her why and she answered "Music is my passport to making the world a better place."Tanya O’Callaghan is an established freelance musician/bassist, speaker and activist with an eclectic impressive career to date. Tanya began crafting her skills at home making a mark for herself on the Irish music scene early in her career, playing with just about every band around and regularly guesting in house bands for many high-profile Irish TV shows and artistsListen as we discuss:07:00- Burn 10:00 - Logistics 12:00 - Becoming the Rockstar 15:00 - Taking every opportunity 18:00 - Talent 21:00 - Ali’s band 26:00 - Changing the world 32:00 - Understanding fate 37:00 - Humanity is dumb 41:30 - Motarian 47:00 - Humour 49:00 - Become the change 52:00 - Making excuses 1:00:00 - A privileged diet 1:04:00 - The source 1:05:00 - Highway to Health 1:08:00 - The only veggie in the village 1:09:00 - Thriving in chaos 1:12:00 - Just put it out 1:16:00 - Taking a break  Find out more about her work hereYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
20/05/231h 20m

Alysia Silberg - How To Find Success While Being "Unemployable"

Today’s guest Alysia Silberg is not someone you meet every day. She started her first business at 11 - an import-export company. She studied at Harvard, Stanford and Cambridge. She is now a renowned venture capitalist in Silicon Valley. She hosts a radio show, &aposThe Global Fireside Chat&apos reaching a million people and she recently wrote a book. Her book is called ‘Unemployable’ I think she is very employable if you ask me I felt this is a very timely topic. She is driven to succeed but is also looking at life to see what impact she can leave behind. Alysia is a leading venture capitalist in Silicon Valley, where she mentors tech startups and helps them go public. She is CEO & General Partner of the investment firm Street Global. As a thought-and-knowledge leader, Alysia earned acclaim for her groundbreaking online radio show, Global Fireside Chats, bringing together global industry titans to share insights on our fast-changing world. She is a UN Women Empower Women Global Champion, and an international board director with sovereign wealth fund experience. “Unemployable, How I Hired Myself” detailing her life story and guide to financial freedom, is Alysia’s first book.Listen as we discuss:03:00 - My journey06:00 - A human with a heart10:00 - Snapshot success13:00 - Unemployable16:00 - Taking a compliment19:30 - Insecurity22:00 - Courage24:00 - Artificial Intelligence33:00 - Unemployment38:30 - Empowerment42:00 - Prisoners dilemma44:00 - Success47:00 - Adjusting the path49:30 - Being a female entrepreneur55:00 - Trust58:00 - What’s next?1:04:00 - Steve JobsConnect with Alysia Silberg on Twitter @AlysiaSilberg, Instagram @alysiasilberg and LinkedInYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
13/05/231h 11m

Dr. Bradley Nelson - How Your Body Can Heal Itself

My guest today is Dr. Bradley Nelson. His work is changing the paradigm of health by empowering people to understand the relationship between our physical state and the emotions that we feel. He is an expert on a topic that I believe strongly in but know very little about - the idea that our bodies can heal themselves.Dr. Bradley Nelson is a world-renowned holistic healing expert, lecturer, author of The Emotion Code, and creator & author of The Body Code, Dr. Bradley Nelson is changing the paradigm of health and healing by empowering people with  understanding the fundamentals of how the body interacts with energy, emotions, our mental state and more so that they can begin to significantly prevent or even reverse disease.  Listen as we discuss:03:30 - What’s your story?08:00 - A health nut10:00 - The career choice14:30 - Asking for guidance20:00 - A higher power26:00 - A connection problem30:30 - Ancient medicine Vs modern practice32:30 - The symptom is not the problem37:00 - Finding balance39:30 - Mind mapping43:00 - The sub-conscious mind45:30 - The body code system51:00 - A broken heart 54:00 - Six imbalances1:12:00 - The Big Bang Theory1:15:00 - Campho Phenique1:16:30 - Finding the answers1:19:30 - Self-help1:21:00 - Is your liver happy?1:24:00 - Unconditional love1:29:30 - The Power of LoveConnect with Dr. Bradley Nelson on Instagram @officialdrbradleynelson and find out more about DiscoverHealing @discoverhealing. Learn more about Dr. Bradley&aposs work on his website.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
06/05/231h 35m

Sah D'Simone - Discovering The Secret To Sassy Spirituality

I first spoke to Sah D’Simone around the time Scary Smart was published, we had the most incredible conversation ever. A conversation that went back and forth between AI and spirituality. I knew I had to invite Sah to talk to me on Slo Mo. Sah tries to advocate that you can be whomever you are AND be a spiritual seeker. I have been waiting for this conversation for some time, because I believe that Sah radiates what he advocates; joy and authenticity. I hope you will enjoy this conversation, I know I will. Sah D’Simone is a spiritual revolutionary, yogi, mystic, artist, best-selling author, top-rated podcast host, and creator of the Somatic Activated Healing™ (SAH) Method.  His first book, 5-Minute Daily Meditations, has been translated into Spanish and was called “a yearlong personal retreat of daily meditations” by Sharon Salzberg and his 2023 Page-a-Day Calendar, 5-Minute Daily Meditations is available now. His second book, Spiritually Sassy: 8 Radical Steps to Activate Your Innate Superpowers, is out now and has been translated in German; and his podcast, The Spiritually Sassy Show, is a top 100 podcast in the United States in Spirituality. Listen as we discuss:07:00 - Losing my mum13:30 - What is death?17:30 - The Math of the Divine20:30 - The absence of time24:00 - The heart will lead29:00 - Being at the edge31:00 - The American Dream35:00 - The Dalai Lama39:00 - Befriending your demons42:00 - Being queer46:00 - Humiliation53:00 - Light and shade55:00 - Seeing the dark56:30 - 2.5%58:30 - Mindset upgrade1:02:00 - SAH method1:13:00 - Every movement needs a face1:18:00 - Spiritually Sassy1:23:00 - No person is unforgivable1:26:00 - Stay in your bodyConnect with Sah D&aposSimone on Instagram and TikTok: @SahDSimoneYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
29/04/231h 34m

Jigme Ugen - Dalai Lama - The Opinion And The Other Opinion

I came across my guest, Jigme Ugen after he uploaded a video in response to a viral clip of a young Indian boy with the Dalai Lama. The video Jigme uploaded explained Tibetan cultural traditions and tried to give another opinion on what was going around on the mainstream media. My intention here is not at all to convince you that the Dalai Lama is one thing or another but when I decided to share this video on Instagram some of the responses I got enraged me. Some people rejected it without even watching it.  This led me to decide to have this conversation to tell my listeners that the top skill we need in today&aposs fake world of social media, is to always listen to the opposite point of view before we make up our mind.Jigme Ugen is the President of the Tibetan National Congress who has lived in exile in Minnesota, USA since 2001. Listen as we discuss:05:30 - Important disclaimer 08:00 - The opinion and the other opinion 10:00 - Meaning of prayer 13:00 - History of Tibet 18:00 - Seven Years In Tibet and Kundun 21:00 - Injustices and struggles 22:30 - Empathy and compassion 28:00 - Child abuse 30:30 - Culture shock 32:20 - Sky burial 37:00 - Tibetan culture 41:00 - Squeezing cheeks 43:00 - THAT video 58:00 - The long tale 01:03:00 - A community in pain 01:06:30 - The impact of hate speech 01:15:30 - The truth and the sun 01:17:30 - Finding peace and harmony 01:19:00 - The inner child 01:22:00 - Obama’s ears 01:24:00 - Sexual harassment 01:25:00 - Consider ALL opinions to find the truth Connect with Jigme Ugen on Instagram Jigme, Twitter  @JigmeUgen and LinkedIn YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
22/04/231h 29m

Simon Alexander Ong - How To Connect Your Heart and Mind To Energize Your Life

 My guest Simon Alexander Ong started a high-flying career in the financial sector working at one of the top firms in the industry. Just 14 months into that the company collapsed, causing the ripple effect of the 2008 global financial crisis. Without the demands and what he now considers a false sense of security, of the corporate world, Simon retrained to follow a career in coaching. His mission in life became focused on helping as many people as he can connect the heart to the mind to transform their lives. He does this by using true wisdom instead of glamour to convey his message.  Simon Alexander Ong is a personal development entrepreneur, coach and public speaker.  His work has been recognised by major corporations such as Sky News and BBC who have invited him for interviews, while Barclays featured him in a nationwide campaign asking him questions on how families could embrace better lifestyle habits.  He’s an award-winning life coach, and international keynote speaker and published his best-selling debut book Energize in April 2022. Listen as we discuss: 02:30 - Asian values - Western environment 04:00 - Collapse of Lehman Brothers 06:40 - Experiencing loss 08:30 - Moving on 12:30 - Decision time - turning interest into commitment 14:30 - Becoming a coach 17:45 - Energize 21:35 - Energy is a universal language 24:30 - The 4 dimensions of energy 28:00 - Purpose unlocks your energy 30:00 - Journey from the mind to the heart 32:00 - The power of silence 33:50 - Wisdom being by knowing yourself 35:00 - Me time 39:00 - Connect to your heart 41:30 - The role of technology 45:00 - Reality is perception - Pronoia 47:00 - Ego Vs Humility 52:00 - What really matters? 54:30 - One step a day 57:00 - Find an hour for yourself - it’s important 58:50 - Happiness is gratitude Connect with Simon on Instagram @simonalexanderoTwitter @SimonAlexanderOLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simonalexanderongFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/simonalexanderongYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/simonongFind out more about Simon&aposs workYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
15/04/231h 6m

Rachel Schofield - How to Find Your Dream Job in 5 Steps

 I first connected with today’s guest Rachel Schofield on LinkedIn. I was impressed with her work and she was impressed with mine. Our exchange led to her telling me about her book  The Career Change Guide: Five Steps to Finding Your Dream Job which I would say is a timely topic. Rachel had a serious career change herself, after spending 20 years as a successful BBC journalist she became a career coach.  Initially, her focus was on helping women who were returning to work after motherhood, but she then branched out to include other members of society. Rachel Schofield worked as a BBC journalist for more than twenty years. Her work included reporting for Radio 4&aposs &aposWoman&aposs Hour&apos and presenting on the BBC News Channel. In 2021 she made a career change and became a career development coach. This change came after her maternity leave left her with the challenge of finding work that would fit around her family life. Rachel discovered there were other women in the same position and started a podcast to share her experiences and which then led to publishing her book in January 2023. Listen as we discuss:03:00 - Is holding on the right thing to do? 05:30 - Getting off your but 07:00 - Negotiating with yourself 11:30 - Meeting my husband 12:30 - Working my way up 15:00 - Career identity 18:00 - 5 stages of a career change 26:00 - Ego 30:00 - Women returning to work after having kids 32:00 - What is a career? 34:00 - Work-life balance 36:20 - Imagining and designing 41:00 - Your brain is not your friend 43:00 - The magic is in other people 47:30 - Exploratory steps 53:30 - Keep going 55:30 - The muddle in the middle 57:00 - Advice for young people 1:02:00 - Finding your passion 1:05:00 - Can a career bring happiness? Connect with Rachel Schofield on Instagram @reworkyourlife and find out more about her work on the website.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
08/04/231h 10m

Hasan Kubba - How to Take Advantage of The Unfair Advantage

My guest Hasan Kubba, is a dear friend of mine who I met in London through a mutual friend and fellow podcaster Ali Abdaal. In our first meeting, I learned all about his fascinating work. We talked about his best-selling book ‘The Unfair Advantage’  which I would describe as an approach to acknowledging the unique advantages we each have, and providing a tool kit to using them in our favour. Hasan Kubba has gone from starting his business from his bedroom to becoming a best-selling author. His co-authored book won the UK&aposs Business Book of the Year Award in 2021. Hasan has a decade of experience in personal branding, thought leadership and communication, and has been invited to the stage of a big firm to share his knowledge and expertise. He is also the co-founder of The Unfair Academy, through which he has worked with some of the biggest online influencers and businesses, providing coaching and strategy that&aposs helped them reach millions in profit.Listen as we discuss:03:00 - Escaping war06:30 - Going back to Iraq10:30 - Life is in your hands13:15 - Defining success 19:20 - Failure of marketing21:00 - Fight Club24:00 - Rejecting the corporate world29:25 - Being strategic32:00 - Life is unfair37:00 - We all have an unfair advantage42:45 - Strengths and circumstances45:00 - Intention and mindset - M.I.L.E.S. framework51:00 - TikTok Comparisons55:00 - It&aposs not about perseverance01:00 - Auditing our advantages01:05 - Importance of collaboration01:09 - It&aposs not about the &aposwhat&apos01:11 - GratitudeConnect with Hasan Kubba on Instagram @startuphasan and on LinkedIn YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
01/04/231h 15m

Maya Raichoora- How Your Vision Can Become Your Reality

I&aposve been looking forward to this conversation ever since I first met today&aposs guest over a year ago. Maya Raichoora is an expert on visualization and co-founder of Remap, a self-help programme that is aimed at helping people to live their best life. Maya is not just another person talking about healing. I believe she has the right credentials because she has lived experience in successfully using a specific technique of visualization.Maya Raichoora was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at just 16 years old. It is a painful life-changing incurable disease. The condition meant Maya was unable to do things a normal person would be able to do without having to consider how the disease would impact her everyday decisions. Lying in her hospital bed she began to dream of a different life, one where she could learn to live with the challenges that she has been presented with. This is how she discovered the power of visualization. Listen as we discuss:04:00 -  Win it in your mind before winning it in reality06:30 - Why top athletes use visualization09:30  - Outcome visualization11:00 - Incurable diagnosis14:00 - Shame and loneliness16:00 - Discovering visualization20:30 - Changing the brain, changing your life25:00 - Process vs outcome28:15 - Live in your mind first then live in reality30:30 - Travelling32:00 - Technique34: 50 - The end of the movie40;30 - What makes you feel alive43:30 - Entrepreneurship45:00 - So much potential50:00 - Controlling your feelings56:00 - Why me?01:02: - Accountability01:08: - From victim to victor01:10 - Happiness is not a destinationConnect with Maya Raichoora on Instagram @mayaraichoora and LinkedIn YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
25/03/231h 14m

Danny Gray - Is Talking about Mental Health Enough?

Around 2 months ago a friend of mine in London wanted to introduce me to a start-up, that he said was making big changes in the well-being space. I reluctantly agreed to meet the team and to my surprise, the idea they pitched blew me away. In fact, as cheesy as it sounds, they got me at &aposHello!&aposFor full disclosure, I ended up investing in the organisation because they have one free component. I&aposm on the board of directors and also offering tech advice. JAAQ, an online mental well-being platform was founded by Danny Gray. He&aposs well known in the UK for having one of the most successful &aposDragons Den&apos pitches for &aposWar Paint&apos his men&aposs make-up brand. He&aposs very passionate about protecting others from going through the same mental health challenges as him. Danny Gray is the founder of men&aposs make-up brand &aposWar Paint&apos and more recently an online mental well-being platform, JAAQ. He lives with body dysmorphic disorder, a mental health condition that inspired him to launch both of his companies. Part of Danny&aposs mission is to provide better access to support, for anyone concerned about their mental health.Trigger warning - This episode includes mention of suicide Listen as we discuss:04:30 - The personal story08:00 - The breakdown?09:13: - Body dysmorphic disorder14:00 - Reaching out for help18:00 - War Paint21:00 - Everyone is struggling with something25:00 - JAAQ: The mission and the purpose30:00 - Making the World Better32:00 - Suicide and depression35:00 - Tick box organisations38:00 - Where next for JAAQ?41:30 - Mental health crisis in the corporate world44.30 - Get to know the challenge early46:00 - Eating disorders48:30 - The avengers of healthcare50:30 - Breaking down barriers of what people think mental health is52:30 - Depression Vs unhappiness53:30 - Artificial intelligence and mental health58:00 - The right people in your life can make you happyConnect with Danny Gray on Instagram @danny.h.grayYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
18/03/231h

Sara Sadik - Discovering the Magic in the Mess

You know that saying when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Well, I have a dear friend Sara Sadik and when life gives her challenges she makes books! Her firstborn child arrived with challenging circumstances of her own and as a result, Sara wrote a best-selling book about motherhood, Finding the Magic in Mommyhood. When lockdown hit a couple of years ago she wrote a book for children, The Extraordinary Pause. When life turns left, Sara writes. She is on a journey to find what truly matters in life. She is a remarkable woman and that is because of what she has come through on that journey.Sara Sadik is a best-selling author and communication strategist based in Dubai. She has worked for the United Nations Human Rights and UNICEF offices. She has also been employed by the UAE Prime Minister&aposs Office leading major projects. Some of her latest work involves mentoring other writers and working on her next book.Join us as we discuss:04:00 - The beginning of the road - Adriana&aposs diagnosis06:00 - There is no magic - you create your own07:25 - Sweet and sour09:28 - Angry Mothers14:30 - The Love Story20:30 - Beauty in the scars21:45 - Coping mechanism24:00 - Committed acceptance29:00 - Voice it out32:20 - Finding the magic in the mess36:00 - Slowing down38:30 - Meditation40:00 - Is this an intervention?42:25 -  Pivoting43:30 - Storytelling46:00 - Reason for being48:00 - Picnic at the mountain50:00 - Secret to happinessConnect with Sara on Instagram @bysarasadik YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
11/03/2353m 12s

Aalia Thobani - Helping the Next Generation Find Their Voice

Today I continue my conversation with remarkable women of the Middle East. I would like to remind you that remarkable is not just about the impact these women have had on the region, but also about how far they have come through their own challenges in life. Remarkable truly is about the journey, not the destination and my guest today is a perfect example of that. Aalia Thobani is a Canadian who grew up in Kenya and moved to Dubai to live a life in line with her passion. Her interests in cognitive science and learning and development led her to earn a dual master&aposs in the US, where she worked for a while before returning to Dubai. Her work began with helping children with learning disabilities and providing speech therapy. Aalia has helped thousands of children and has now expanded that help to adults.Aalia Thobani is an experienced life coach whose career began with helping children with learning difficulties over a decade ago. Since then she has expanded her work to help adults by offering the Stanford Design pioneered Designing Your Life programme which presents a tailor-made workshop package for each client.Listen as we discuss:05:45 - Save the world and change the world07:00 - Losing Dad and the Sacred Wound10:00 - Grieving 16 years later11:49 - What is a Sacred Wound14:05 - Healing together16:20 - Unlocking potential18:46 - Stigma and empowerment20:30 - Giving up eating or speaking21:30 - Stutter26:00 - The Kings Speech27:20 - Vessel for God&aposs work29:30 - The most important person in the room34:00 - Crunchmums36:00 - Connecting on humanity38:10 - We are all the same39:45 - Communication, connection and coaching40:51 - Early intervention45:00 - Designing Your Life47:00 - Finding alignment, finding happiness48:40 - Choose happy!50:15 - Follow your curiosityConnect with Aalia Thobani on Instagram @aaliathobani and find out more about her work on her websiteYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
04/03/2352m 41s

Dr. Michelle Jasmin Dimasi - Hope, Solidarity and Death, Telling the Stories of Refugees

My guest today is talking about a topic I have wanted to discuss on Slo-Mo for a very long time. Dr. Michelle Jasmin Dimasi is a PhD holder in Philosophy, she&aposs lived in 5 countries but our focus today is on her work as a refugee and women&aposs rights advocate. She&aposs recently released a book, Hope, Solidarity and Death at the Australian Border. Her objective is to raise awareness about the Australian government&aposs policies toward asylum seekers who flee their countries because of war or fear of persecution. She is currently involved in researching what matters most to refugees to help them feel settled and welcomed in their new homes. Dr. Michelle Jasmin Dimasi has more than a decade of experience in working on refugee-related issues, empowerment of women and unaccompanied asylum seeker minors and human rights. Michelle holds a Doctorate of Philosophy and held Adjunct Associate Research positions at Swinburne University of Technology and Curtin University’s Centre for Human Rights Education and has published extensively on asylum seeker issues, Afghanistan, and women’s rights. Her work today involves campaigning for the rights of refugees and women whilst raising awareness for the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. Listen as we discuss:Christmas IslandMigration and apartheidUN refugee conventionPeople smugglersGetting on the boatSurrendering to GodFear of the &aposother&aposThe Human StoryBack to the beginningDetention and Human RightsBoats arriving and children locked upHopeThree weeks to liveSurviving at seaLost all hopeOffshore islandLove and compassionWe are all the sameDangers and ThreatsGuest of GodGod only gives us the challenges we can handleThe language of spiritualityHope, Solidarity and DeathDocumenting my deathFinding gratitudeConnect with Dr Michelle Jasmin Dimasi on Instagram @michelledimasi or find out more about her on her website. Her book Hope, Solidarity and Death at the Australian Border is available on AmazonYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
25/02/231h

Maryam Fattahi Salaam - Finding Strength in Vulnerability

I find it funny when people outside of the Middle East ask about what it is like to live here. Questions like, &aposDo the camels have a speed limit?&apos I have to admit the Middle East is one of the jewels of the World. So I wanted to bring a bit of this region to you by sharing some of the stories featuring remarkable women who live here.Maryam Fattahi Salaam is Persian in origin, born and raised in Dubai and is one of the most successful entrepreneurs in fitness in the region. She is a coffee fan and a mother of three. She has dealt with many challenges in life in her professional and personal life. Maryam also shares with me a much deeper connection with those we love. Listen as we discussEarly education - killing creativity Fitness therapyEntrepreneurship Introducing NeginPrognosisPurpose in lifeGratitudeSuffering is a choiceFinding joy in painBlessingsMy strengthLife shows youWe are not life&aposs victimsWhole-hearted presenceGame of LifeWhat is happiness?Test of hardship/Test of easeGrief awakeningFacing realityHeart conversationConnect with Maryam  on Instagram @mfsmaryamYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
18/02/2357m 1s

Rahaf Kobeissi - What Do Women Have to Do with Men’s Mental Health?

This episode is the first in a series looking at remarkable women of the Middle East.A remarkable guest is someone who has come a long way after hardships, and my guest Rahaf Kobeissi is remarkable because of her journey from a very difficult beginning to who she is now. Her name translates to something delicate but she is far from that in a way. She stands big in front of CEO&aposs in the Middle East, coaching them directly. She also works with women giving them the tools they need to excel. Her impact has been massive but may have been unlikely because of her journey.Rahaf Kobeissi is a well-being coach and host of the podcast "Don&apost be a Man About It"  and founder of Rays of Your Mental Health, after the sudden suicide of her father.Listen as we discuss03:00 What&aposs in a name?04:25 Roots and Anchors 06:50 Culture Shock08:28 The Mother of Anchor points10:30 Relationship with Mum 12:30 Drug addict brother 14:10 Losing Dad and blaming myself17:00 The last conversation19:00 Serious self-sabotage - suicide attempts22:00 Sitting with grief - cultural challenges in getting help25:45  The Mother wound27:15: Depression Monster29:15 Choices and showing up32:00 If your cup is not full...33:45: Forgiving yourself35:45 Changing the narrative39:29 Why it&aposs easier to blame yourself41:10 Know your worth - what the Qur&aposan says43:20 Don&apost be a Man About It47:37 Men&aposs rights49:07 Why men suffer alone51:00 What do women have to do with it?53:42 Boys don&apost cry01:15 Find a pace01:01 Gratitude01:04 Happy Ray Ray Jar01:05 Messages from Dad01:07 Frank Sinatra01:09 The Universal hug01:10 No secret to happinessConnect with Rahaf Kobeissi on Twitter @RayKobeissi and her podcast Don&apost be a Man About ItYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
12/02/231h 12m

April Rinne - Finding Your Superpower Through Uncertainty

I spoke to April Rinne at the Shahjah Entrepreneurship Festival late last year, where I was invited to speak about happiness in these uncertain times. April and I got in touch through LinkedIn, and I was blown away by her work. Her writing is not instructive but more reflective and allows readers to choose from whatever superpower they think will help them through uncertainty.April Rinne is the author of &aposFlux: 8 Super Powers for Thriving in Change.&apos She is also a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and ranked one of the “50 Leading Female Futurists” in the world by Forbes.  She is also a mental health advocate and has devoted her career to advising individuals and organizations on how to navigate a world of constant change. Listen as we discuss:05:32 An unexpected connection through food12:03 Healthy eating habits13:40 The importance of detox14:44 Listening to your body15:20 Opening up about the loss17:10 No recipe for grief20:47 State of Humanity21:30 9 beasts of grief/ loneliness of grief26:00 The heart gets stronger28:58 6 stages of grief - finding gratitude in the loss31: 30 Reactions to change and uncertainty37:20 Everyone has a different experience with change - The flux mindset40:00 Introducing eight flux superpowers49:00  Change. Flux. Not knowing - How to manage the unknown53:00 Running slower54: 00 See what&aposs invisible57:10 To get lost01:08 Trust is the Super Super Power01:16 Know you &aposre/your enough01:23 Your portfolio career01:30 Be all the more human01:32 Let go of the future01:36 Happiness of letting go Connect with April Rinne on Instagram @aprilrinne , Twitter @aprilrinne and her website Fluxmindset.comYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
04/02/231h 41m

Caggie Dunlop - How to Find Yourself through Astrology and the Power of Planet Saturn

Almost a year ago around this time, I was still on my Scary Smart book tour. A podcast interview, one of dozens at the time,  popped up in my calendar called Saturn Returns. I dialed in expecting to talk about AI, yet there was Caggie Dunlop wearing a pink Floyd T-shirt - peaceful, calm and spiritual. I could only ask, “Who are you?” Since then I’ve learned who Caggie is, and we’ve been chatting ever since about everything from life to spirituality. Naturally, I had to have her on the show to share her wisdom.Caggie Dunlop was an original cast member of the award-winning UK-based reality show Made in Chelsea. She is also a singer/songwriter, poet, entrepreneur and now author. Her new book Saturn Returns explores the relationship between planetary movements and the ups and downs of life. In it, she describes how astrology helped her find her identity and a sense of belonging, and how it can help you too.Listen as we discuss:05:50: Why Saturn?07:40: Who is Caggie Dunlop behind the celebrity?09:00: Rescue and return - seeking belonging13:15: Reality TV - bursting the bubble21:29: Leaving Made in Chelsea - losing yourself25:30: Battle of self - key to my heart29:00: Finding your tribe - the grief of losing friendship31:08: How does it work?  Astronomy and Palmistry - life changes35:45: Things fall apart so better things can come40:20: Astral bodies45:26: Where does the soul go?49:15: Shaped by pain57:00: Perfectionism, vulnerability and toxic love01:06: The non negotiables of love01:11: Love in between - closing poemConnect with Caggie Dunlop on Instagram @caggiesworldYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
28/01/231h 15m

SLO MO REWIND: Dr. Edith Eger on the Concentration Camp in Your Mind

In observance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, Slo Mo presents what is possibly the most powerful episode we ever aired. If you&aposve listened to Slo Mo across the years, you&aposve surely heard me reference my chat with Dr. Edith Eger more than any other. At the age of sixteen, Dr. Edith Eger, a trained ballet dancer and gymnast, was sent to Auschwitz. Hours after her parents were sent to the gas chamber, the “Angel of Death,” Nazi officer Dr. Josef Mengele forced Edith to dance for his amusement and her survival. He rewarded her with a loaf of bread that she shared with her fellow prisoners, an act of generosity that would later save her life.On May 4, 1945 a young American soldier noticed Edith&aposs hand moving slightly amongst a number of dead bodies. He quickly summoned medical help and brought her back from the brink of death. Today, Edith is a prolific author, a clinical psychologist, and holds a faculty appointment at the University of California, San Diego.Every story I&aposve heard on Slo Mo has left an impact me, but Edith&aposs was the first to make me openly cry while recording. It hit me like a spiritual experience.Listen as we discuss:How taking care of her mom as a child gave Edith immense patience.Revisiting our childhoods and healing the pain.How she forgave the Nazis who joked about her mother&aposs burning.We are not born with hate. We learn it.Question authority, don&apost blindly adhere to itHow we do everything with feelings except feel them!The healing power of crying.The effects of telling a lie and repeating it.How she danced for the Angel of Death shared the reward, saving her life.The biggest concentration camp is in your own mind.Why she decided to go back to Auschwitz.Feeling pity and sympathy for the Nazis that imprisoned her.Make peace with your parents and your past, or stay a prisoner of itThe positive side of trauma: "You realize you&aposre here now, and no longer there"Conflict between Palestinians and Israelis, and my own Middle Eastern upbringing."There is a Hitler in all of us"How her daughter teamed up with the grandson of a Nazi to spread peace."People killed my parents, not God. He had nothing to do with it."Edith&aposs series of questions for me, which opened me up too.Her advice to young women: become financially and emotionally independent.Her suicidal thoughts after being liberated.Her time spent with Martin Luther King and the Mamas and the Papas.Discussing the passing of my son Ali: "There is no loss. It&aposs just about celebrating what you have while you have it."Connect with Dr. Edith Eger on Facebook @dreditheger, Twitter @dreditheger1, Instagram @dr.editheger, and her website, dreditheger.comYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
21/01/231h 11m

Chris Voss - How to Become a Master Negotiator with a Heart

The first new guest of 2023 on Slo Mo is Chris Voss, who I met at the Global Citizen Forum in Ras Al Khamiah. What a way to start to the year.Chris is the world&aposs top negotiation coach, the former lead negotiator for the FBI, and the bestselling author of Never Split The Difference, which has sold millions of copies. He has used his many years of experience in international crises and high-stakes negotiations to develop a unique program that that helps individuals and businesses get what they want from other people. Chris&apos collaborative approach to negotiation emphasizes understanding and connection rather than contention as the optimal path to settling a negotiation.Listen as we discuss:What&aposs it like to have someone&aposs life depend on your negotiation skills?Looking back on his career and saying, "Wow, I can&apost believe I did that."The ripple effect of a negotiation and why kidnappers honor their ask.Al Qaeda and how terrorism is a form of PR.Understanding the endgame of your negotiation is key.How culture plays a role in negotiating styles across the world.Are we negotiating all the time? Is that being selfish?Win/Lose thinking never beats cooperation.Time and information are the commodities being negotiated in a relationship.The 3 core types of negotiation: fight, flight, or make friends.Chris&apos top secret for happiness? Adopting a family practice for gratitude.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
14/01/231h 1m

SLO MO REWIND: Nir Eyal on Becoming Indistractable

In this third rewind, I revisit my talk with Nir Eyal, my sensei of time management. Start the New Year with confidence by becoming indistractable.Nir teaches the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. He previously taught as a Lecturer in Marketing at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. Nir co-founded and sold two tech companies since 2003 and was dubbed by The M.I.T. Technology Review as, “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology.”He is the author of two bestselling books, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products and Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life. Indistractable received critical acclaim, winning the Outstanding Works of Literature Award as well as being named one of the Best Business and Leadership Books of the Year by Amazon and one of the Best Personal Development Books of the Year by Audible. The Globe and Mail called Indistractable, “the best business book of 2019.”Listen as we discuss:Hooked, which teaches how to apply habit forming design to good habits.Indistractable, which is about empowering people to break bad habits.Social media and tech is not mind control, and we are not helpless against it.The tendency to do things against our better interest is an age-old phenomenon.What is distraction? And what is its opposite?The Four Steps to Becoming Indistractable: Master Internal Triggers; Make Time for Traction; Hack Back External Triggers; Prevent Distraction with Pacts."The time you plan to waste is not wasted time." - Dorothy ParkerHow Nir wrote the books for himself and his own distracted life.The main reason for distraction? Uncomfortable emotional states.The 10 Minute Rule: Instead of saying "no", say "not yet!" (this is magical)Uncomfortable sensations are like a wave, but you can surf the urge until it goes away.Why To-Do Lists are actually toxic: they convince you of your own inadequacy.Why making a time box calendar is the optimal time management strategy.Aligning your schedule with your values and relationships, first and foremost.Reactive Work vs. Reflective WorkSchedule syncing, or how to get your boss to worship the ground you walk on.Communicate your time boundaries clearly, and everyone wins.Indistractable people are reliable to their word and therefore easy to back.The #1 reason people call meetings? To hear themselves think out loud.Brainstorming in groups is a terrible idea, according to studies.Meetings should have one purpose: to gain consensus after doing pre-work.Make a Ulysses Pact by making plans in advance to prevent distraction.Effort Pacts allow you to keep your word by creating a barrier to breaking it.Nir&aposs transition from obese to fit, and how he used his techniques to get there.Consistency over intensity is the best YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
07/01/231h 12m

SLO MO REWIND: Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor on Your Only Job as a Human Being

In the second Slo Mo Rewind, I revisit my life changing chat with one of my heroes, Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor. She is a Harvard-trained and published neuroscientist. In 1996 she experienced a severe hemorrhage in the left hemisphere of her brain causing her to lose the ability to walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life. Her memoir, My Stroke of Insight, documenting her experience with stroke and eight-year recovery, spent 63 weeks on the New York Times nonfiction bestseller list and is still routinely the #1 book about strokes on Amazon.In 2008 she gave the first TED talk that ever went viral on the Internet, which now has well over 26 million views. Also in 2008, Dr. Jill was chosen as one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” and was the premiere guest on Oprah Winfrey’s “Soul Series” webcast.In her newest book, Whole Brain Living: The Anatomy of Choice and the Four Characters That Drive Our Life, Dr. Jill debunks the myths that we use only 10% of our brain as well as the idea that our right brain hemisphere is our emotional brain, while our left brain houses our rational thinking.Listen as we discuss:What is &aposWhole Brain Living&apos?What she&aposs learned since her hit TED talk.The four characters of the brain:Character 1: Left thinking tissue is the rational brain that defines the boundaries of ourselves as individuals, has language, and seeks material gain.Character 2: Left emotional tissue that sounds the alarm to protect us against the unfamiliar.Character 3: Right emotional tissue that lives to only experience in the present moment without comparison or time. No conflict can be solved by two Character 2&aposs, and the present moment is perfect.Character 4: Right thinking tissue that embodies the thinking consciousness of the universe, knows no boundaries, and exists only to love, be grateful, and experience blissful euphoria. Purely in awe and blissful euphoria.Is love a thought or an emotion?Our first job as human beings is to love one another. Period.The left brain should not be the boss.The B.R.A.I.N. HuddleHow Jill gave her TED talk because she wanted us to love and revere each other, not her.Character 4 is who we are. The others are so noisy.Her new book, Whole Brain Living, is her roadmap to accomplish her life&aposs work - the reason why she recovered from her stroke.Psychedelics can induce similar states that bring us to Character 4.Character 2 is the one that needs to go into rehab in order to break addictions.Is there a masculine and feminine divide, or is just a cultural construct?Life knows that the present moment is fabulous.Connect with Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor and her book, Whole Brain Living, here.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
31/12/221h 15m

SLO MO REWIND: Dr. Stephen C. Meyer on Proving the Existence of God

For the next few weeks over the Holiday break, we&aposll be revisiting a few of the most impactful episodes of Slo Mo from 2021. Appropriately for Christmas, I wanted to again feature Dr. Stephen C. Meyer, who made a compelling case for the existence of God. For this holiday season, I can&apost imagine a more important contrast to the commercialization that has come to define this time.Dr. Stephen C. Meyer received his Ph.D. in the philosophy of science from the University of Cambridge. A former geophysicist and college professor, he now directs Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture in Seattle.He has authored the New York Times best seller Darwin’s Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design and Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design, which was named a Book of the Year by the Times of London Literary Supplement in 2009. Stephen’s books and research address the deepest mystery surrounding the origin of human and animal life, particularly the origin of biological information necessary to produce it.In his latest book, The Return of the God Hypothesis, Stephen presents groundbreaking scientific evidence of the existence of God, based on breakthroughs in physics, cosmology, and biology.It’s no secret that I too used a bit of math, physics and cosmology to try and show that our universe and everything in it is not the result of randomness but rather the product of intricate design. (Chapter 14 of Solve for Happy)Give us a chance today to take you through the possibility of the existence of a divine designer. This surely is a topic that, regardless of how busy you are today, is worth taking a little bit of time to slow down.Listen as we discuss:Political correctness in science.What led Stephen to dive into his work?The highly unlikely probability for evolution to generate new species in such time.The bike lock analogy.DNA is literally like software code, and therefore someone must have programmed it.Information is the hallmark of intelligent activity and inference to the best explanation.Darwin’s Doubt and the Cambrian Explosion.What did Darwin get right?The return of the God hypothesis: who is the designer?Connect with Stephen Meyer on Facebook @drstephencmeyer, Twitter @stephencmeyer, Instagram @discoverycsc, and his website, stephencmeyer.org.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
24/12/221h 13m

Katie Brindle - Immortal Healers of Chinese Medicine and Awakening from an Era of Lies

Katie Brindle lives for one purpose: to make people well. She is an encyclopedia of effective, holistic healing, and one of those forces for good on this planet.She is a Chinese medicine practitioner, healer, empath, teacher, influencer, women’s wellness commentator and mentor with over 20 clinical years under her belt. She is founder of the multi award-winning 360° lifestyle brand Hayo’u, the UKs leading qigong platform Hayo’uFit, a thriving virtual clinic and best-selling author of Yang Sheng: The Art of Chinese self-healing.Katie’s mission is to empower people to master their health, covering an extensive range of issues from aging to beauty, insomnia to anxiety, and menopause to the meaning of life. Her tools and techniques teach people to heal efficiently and effectively and, above all, by themselves.With her pioneering brand Hayo’u, Katie identified the unmet need for self-care tools, initiating  the huge explosion in gua sha crystals and gaining her global recognition as an expert in her field, endorsed by journalists, influencers, celebrities and of course a rapidly expanding community.Her qigong classes have touched the lives of thousands offering transformation in both health and body shape, energy levels and appetite for life.Listen as we discuss:The preventative paradigm shift of Traditional Chinese Medicine.Two reasons why people do what they do: inspiration or desperation.How a car accident ended her singing career but started her healing career.What are the Immortal Healers?The difference between sexuality and sensuality and the taboo of body work.Awakening from an era of lies.How manifestation is like the Spotify algorithm.Your organs are like five empires of the body.Once you&aposve transcended your deepest suffering, what else can hurt you?The female healing lineage that Katie is following.In this Age of Information, our choices can be incredibly influential.Tech mirrors ancient wisdom.Connect with Katie Brindle on Instagram @katie_brindle and katiebrindle.comYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
17/12/221h 27m

Vex King and Kaushal - How to Rise in Love and Why the Best Self-Help Book is Your Own

Today I speak with a couple that embodies the millennial dream: the husband and wife influencers and partners, Vex King and Kaushal.Vex King is the author of the Sunday Times #1 bestsellers Good Vibes, Good Life and Healing is the New High.  His first books alone has sold a million+ copies and spent two years in the Sunday Times top ten. His new book, Closer to Love, is releasing in February. Vex has a following of over 1.4m followers across his platforms. Kaushal is one of the world’s biggest beauty influencers with a following of over 3.6m across her channels. Together they founded wellness and meditation community The Rising Circle.Their first project together is The Greatest Self-Help Book (Is the One Written By You), an illustrated, interactive journal that will help you become the best version of yourself.Listen as we discuss:The romantic story of how they got together.The process of learning the entire humanity of your partner.How Vex went to extreme lengths to propose to Kaushal.How do you find a partner right for you? Know your worth.Rising in love rather than falling in love.Love is not created but found. It&aposs not only about relationships.Resisting the urge to post shallow photos for likes.Don&apost try and coach your partner!Is it healthy to be attracted to "bad boys" and "bad girls"?Why is beauty more popular than self-help on Instagram?Mastering social media while staying sane and authentic.The monumentally important day you decide to go to therapy.Why was Good Vibes, Good Life so successful?Don&apost do it if it doesn&apost spark any joy.How the new journal came together.Connect on Instagram with Vex King @vexking and Kaushal @kaushalYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappyYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
10/12/221h 52m

Hal Elrod - How to Grow Immune to Suffering and the Steps to a Miracle Morning

Today&aposs guest is Hal Elrod, who I interviewed in Austin, Texas. Meeting someone like Hal leads me to sick back in immense gratitude that I get to do this podcast and meet people like him.  (Thanks to Brandon Fong, who interviewed me on 7-Figure Millenials, for introducing us.)First and foremost, Hal Elrod is a family man. He is a loyal husband to his wife of 13 years, and a dedicated father to their two children. His mission in life is to fulfill his potential while inspiring those he loves, and those he leads, to do the same. When he’s not with his family, he is sharing his message as an author and keynote speaker. After surviving multiple near-death experiences and impacting millions of people through his books and speeches, Hal is also on a mission to elevate the consciousness of humanity, one morning at a time.As the author of 12 books, most notably, The Miracle Morning — which is translated into 37 languages and has sold over 2.5 million copies—he is doing exactly that. His latest project is The Miracle Morning Movie – a documentary that shows how millions of people are transforming their lives, by simply changing how they start their day.In this episode, Hal is going to show you how you can do the same and so much more.Listen as we discuss:Why Hal&aposs bio starts with "I&aposm a family man, first and foremost."The effects of his first near-death experience.The 5 Minute Rule, the most valuable strategy he ever learned.All emotional pain is created by resisting reality, so accept life before it happens.If battling cancer, don&apost put your health only in the hands of a doctor.Unwavering faith that you will heal can lead to miracles.The line between "can&apost change" and "can change".How the 2008 crisis led to the Miracle Morning.Does he ever have off mornings? Yes, this morning.SAVERS: Silence, Affirmations, Visualization, Exercise, Reading, ScribingThe Miracle Equation = unwavering faith + extraordinary effort until it happensHal&aposs secret to happiness? Choose it unconditionally and selflessly add value.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Hal Elrod on Instagram @hal_elrod and halelrod.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappyYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
03/12/221h 22m

Tallia Storm - The Reality of Being a Famous Young Woman

This week, I speak to singer and star, Tallia Storm, on the realities of navigating fame as a woman in her 20&aposs.Tallia was just 13 years old when she handed her demo CD to Sir Elton&aposs partner David Furnish in a hotel restaurant. Sir Elton called her 24 hours later and invited her to open his UK concert to 17,000 people to great critical acclaim. She now lives in an Instagram world that has enabled her to do what she wants and deliver the kind of music she wants. She has been featured on multiple TV shows and has a huge social media following.What struck me about Tallia was her genuine modesty. This conversation paints a portrait of exactly what it looks like to get famous by simply believing you can do it and saying "yes" when the opportunities come your way.Listen as we discuss:How Tallia got her big break at age 13 thanks to Elton John.The advantage of having 10 years of experience by age 23.When even famous artists can&apost afford to pay their rent.Taking the tube to the Brit Awards.The big break in the USA that almost was.The culture of bullying she encountered in Scotland.Her first heartbreak and the joy of being able to cry.A sit down I had with my mom at age 40.Dating, love, the usual.The "Year of Yes" and how she ended up writing with Nile Rodgers.Tallia&aposs secret to happiness? Relinquishing control and enjoying the moment.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Tallia Storm on Instagram @talliastorm and her website talliastorm.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappyYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
26/11/221h 3m

Bruce Daisley - How to Unlock Your Fortitude and the Unifying Truth Behind Resilience

This week, I bring back one of your most popular guests of the past, my good friend Bruce Daisley. (see episode 59 for our past conversation). Bruce is a best selling author and technology leader from the UK.  He is one the most respected thought leaders on the subject of workplace culture and the future of work. After 12 years running Twitter in Europe and previously YouTube in the UK, his book on improving workplace culture, The Joy of Work, became a Sunday Times number one business bestseller in 2019. His new book, Fortitude: How to Unlock Your Inner Strength, is already repeating this success. In Fortitude, Bruce disproves the myth that only extraordinary people are successful, showing how we can achieve a sense of control through simple mind exercises, and, above all, how we can draw on those around us to empower ourselves and build our inner-strength. The book, and this conversation, set out a practical path to greater self-confidence and courage, not just for the elite few, but for us all.Listen as we discuss:All of the bad information on resilience floating around.How the explosion in Beirut triggered his pursuit of understanding resilience.Why do some less fortunate kids do better than others?Gen Z is far more willing to express and address their emotions.We are not predetermined to end up as a victim of our experiences.The most elite athletes have had moments of trauma.We should speak about resilience as the strength we draw from each other.People naturally come together in disasters, despite what Hollywood shows.When people own their identities, they live healthier lives.How does control improve resilience?The lack decision making power in our jobs, despite our liabilities, hurts us.Bruce&aposs secret for happiness at work? Laugh!YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Bruce Daisley on Twitter @brucedaisley, Instagram @brucedaisley, LinkedIn @brucedaisley, and his website, findfortitude.netThe Unstressables membership is part of Mo Gawdat and Alice Law&aposs initiative to take 1 million people out of stress every year. It offers a training video library, a community space to share with other like minded individuals, a monthly webinar with Alice and Mo, frequent expert guest webinars, as well as practYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
19/11/221h 4m

Clover Hogan - How to Deal with Eco-Anxiety and Fight to Save Our Planet

I met today&aposs guest, Clover Hogan, at a panel where we both spoke. She was prompted to respond by the moderator, and her response, as a 23 year old, totally blew me away. She is a fighter for what is undeniably the most pressing cause of our time, a reluctant warrior of the generation we&aposve long known will inherit our reckless treatment of the planet.Clover Hogan is a climate activist, researcher on eco-anxiety and founding CEO of Force of Nature: a youth nonprofit mobilizing mindsets for climate action. Clover Hogan&aposs team at Force of Nature is tackling the climate and mental health crisis by empowering the next generation of leaders. In her decade of activism, she has worked alongside the world’s leading authorities on sustainability, consulted within the boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies and supported students in more than 50 countries to realize their power as changemakers. At just 22, she has taken the stage with corporate giants alongside global changemakers such as Dr. Jane Goodall and Dr. Vandana Shiva and interviewed the 14th Dalai Lama.Listen as we discuss:How did she become an activist at such a young age?The deep entrenchment of our denial of climate change.Is it too late to solve the climate crisis?Doom and gloom isn&apost the point. The facts are just gloomy.How we can transition to proper, ethical business and consider the future.Eco-anxiety and embracing the lessons in the heartbreak of our situation.Being uncompromising in building the world we want to see and save.Does Clover find time to have fun?Sharing stories about the Dalai Lama.Clover&aposs biggest secret? Her [honest] inconsistency.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Clover Hogan on Instagram @cloverhogan and her website, cloverhogan.comThe Unstressables membership is part of Mo Gawdat and Alice Law&aposs initiative to take 1 million people out of stress every year. It offers a training video library, a community space to share with other like minded individuals, a monthly webinar with Alice and Mo, frequent expert guest webinars, as well as practice exercises to help you find your path to a stress free life. This week&aposs gift code for two months of free membership for the first 50 redeemers is ILOVESLOMO. Redeem at unstressable.com. Because living stressed is not living.Don&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappyYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
11/11/221h 16m

The Happy Pear - How to Succeed Without Losing Your Childlike Wonder

On this week&aposs episode, I am in Greystones, Ireland. Before coming, I asked my Instagram followers if they could recommend anyone in Ireland that I could bring on Slo Mo. Pretty much every other message was for The Happy Pear, David and Stephen Flynn, and now I know why. These  brothers, identical twins, are two of the kindest, most positive, and most hospitable people I&aposve met in my life. They took me to their farm, store, and restaurant, force-feeding me on levels I&aposve only experienced in the Middle East. After an early life of adventure trying to find their identity, they started  an organic store that became a full fledged venture, and now also a podcast, around making healthy choices. They are what we all try to embody when we aim to live our purpose and spread love in the process.I wanted to get serious with this conversation, and sure, we did. But in reality, the biggest benefit of this episode, one that has made it among my favorites ever, is that it&aposs just pure fun.Listen as we discuss:What it&aposs like growing up as twins, with unconditional love from the start.Their trajectory from searching for identity to building a food revolution.The need for rites of passage and the value of uncertainty in travel.What we can learn from the whirling and wandering dervishes.Veganism and how to incorporate it without being radical.When you grow your own food, you savor every piece.Food is the center of every economy.How can you get involved in the food revolution?Manifesting, spirituality, and blah blah blah, let&aposs just enjoy this moment.Their secret to happiness: look at life through childlike wonder.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with The Happy Pear on Instagram @thehappypear and her website, thehappypear.ieThe Unstressables membership is part of Mo Gawdat and Alice Law&aposs initiative to take 1 million people out of stress every year. It offers a training video library, a community space to share with other like minded individuals, a monthly webinar with Alice and Mo, frequent expert guest webinars, as well as practice exercises to help you find your path to a stress free life. This week&aposs gift code for two months of free membership for the first 50 redeemers is INEEDTOSLOWDOWN. Redeem at unstressable.com. Because living stressed is not living.Don&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappyYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
05/11/221h 2m

Holly Tucker MBE - How to Find and Shine Your Diamond to Succeed with a Smile

In this week&aposs episode, I speak to someone close to my heart, Holly Tucker. I met Holly when she invited me on her podcast, Conversations of Inspiration, and I immediately felt I was talking to a friend. It&aposs no wonder Holly is a beloved mentor to so many.Holly Tucker is the founder of notonthehighstreet and Holly & Co and is the UK Ambassador to Creative Small Businesses. She believes that following your passion and building a business doing what you love is the key to a happy and fulfilled life. Through Holly & Co, a creative content company, Holly is working to positively influence this creative movement by redefining what it means to be a ‘small business’, encouraging more women to start their own businesses, as well as empowering our young with the skills to thrive in the new working world they are entering.Bringing colour and creativity to the business world, Holly seeks to advise and inspire anyone who is dreaming of starting or is already on their business journey through her podcast Conversations of Inspiration, events, her inspiration and advice hub, and now, Do What You Love, Love What You Do, a Sunday Times Bestseller business book.Listen as we discuss:How Holly and I immediately connected.Why she was "Holly Hurricane", working from age 7 and unstoppable.An ode to her parents, a model for partnership, and their secret to lasting love.Why settling in a relationship can actually be a good thing.Holly&aposs journey as a successful pioneer of female entrepreneurs..Women are already the CEO&aposs of their households and easily cut it in business.Her top business tip? Find your diamond and shine it.Emotional Commerce and the benefits of an &aposemotional workplace&apos.Recovering from the crushing grind of a failed business, like a phoenix.Holly&aposs top tip for happiness? Understand and embrace your mortality.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Holly Tucker on Instagram @hollytucker and her website, holly.coThe Unstressables membership is part of Mo Gawdat and Alice Law&aposs initiative to take 1 million people out of stress every year. It offers a training video library, a community space to share with other like minded individuals, a monthly webinar with Alice and Mo, frequent expert guest webinars, as well as practice exercises to help you find your path to a stress free life. This week&aposs gift code for two months of free membership for the first 50 redeemers is SLOWISGOOD. Redeem at YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
29/10/221h 17m

Lucy Davis & Ben Haldon - How to Thrive as a Couple in Love, Fitness, and Work

This week, I am joined by an incredible couple that makes me straight up insecure because they&aposre so fit. Lucy Davis and Ben Haldon, also known as the Not So Fit Couple, are all about no BS fitness. In addition to being social media influencers and trainers, they host the Not So Fit Couple Podcast, an off centre spin on everything health and fitness, relationships and business, with some epic guests along the way to help you transform your mind and body.I wanted to know more about keeps them thriving in health, wealth, life, and work, especially as a couple who does everything together. I learned just how much they had to go through to become the role models they are today.Listen as we discuss:How Ben proposed to Lucy on a hot air balloon and dealing with the stress.Working together as a couple, all the time, and loving every minute.Who&aposs the boss?Communication is the secret of a healthy relationship, and occasionally, secrets.Ben and Lucy&aposs individual experiences through eating disorders and therapy.Can we all get six pack abs?Lucy&aposs drunken sign-up for an ultramarathon and how she get through it.The changing idea of body image and what it means to fit.How to deal with negative comments and why you&aposll always anger someone.Top fitness tip? It&aposs not race. Enjoy it. Consistency is key.Lucy&aposs top happiness tip? The physical act of smiling more :)Ben&aposs top happiness tip? Revisit your childhood as much as you can.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Lucy Davis Fit on Instagram @lucydavis_fit and Ben Haldon on Instagram @mycoachbenjiThe Unstressables membership is part of Mo Gawdat and Alice Law&aposs initiative to take 1 million people out of stress every year. It offers a training video library, a community space to share with other like minded individuals, a monthly webinar with Alice and Mo, frequent expert guest webinars, as well as practice exercises to help you find your path to a stress free life. This week&aposs gift code for two months of free membership for the first 50 redeemers is SLOWMEDOWN. Redeem at unstressable.com. Because living stressed is not living.Don&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappyYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
22/10/221h 16m

Carly Meyers - How to Hustle the Healthy Way and Why You're Made for More

This week&aposs guest is the inspiring Carly Meyers, a woman who learned to do it all except the things that make her unhappy.Carly was a professional dancer performing in prestigious West End Musicals and arenas around the world. At the height of her success, her career was cut short when an injury meant she could no longer dance and was forced to completely start again. She believes this injury is the best thing to have happened to her as it threw her in the direction of entrepreneurship and her true purpose.Over the last 9 years she has built 2 hugely successful online business’s and reached the top 1% of leaders in the social marketing industry worldwide and is now the CEO of Girls Building Empires. She has coached hundreds of others to build their own online business and has a relentless passion for helping women reach places in their own personal and business growth that they never even thought possible.She is the host of the female entrepreneur podcast Made For More, on which I was a guest the same day we recorded this (check it out). Running her businesses around her 2 kids under the age of 3, she has figured out how to work smart and is obsessed with helping people earn more while working less.Listen as we discuss:The truth about being a West End musical dancer (it&aposs not glamorous).The fateful injury that ended her dancing career.Advice for aspiring artists on juggling passion and career.Why she left a job at Apple (it involves lunch).Experiencing extreme success wrapped around profound unhappiness.Learingn to celebrate achievements rather than continually striving.The hustle should only be towards the most fulfilled version of you.How she is leaning more into motherhood and away from her masculine.Women and mothers can do it all, but only if they want.Carly&aposs top tip for happiness: accept who you are.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Carly Meyers on Instagram @carlymeyerslife and her website, carlymeyers.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappyYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
15/10/2251m 43s

Imran Amed - How to Align Your Skills and Passion to Find Your Purpose

I met today&aposs guest briefly when he walked by while I was having dinner with a mutual friend. He is one of the most special people,  a perfect example of a person who has done the work. Growing up a" brown, gay, small, and muslim" man in a  post-9/11 North America, he has not only arrived at the very top of one of the world&aposs most prestigious industries, but also at the height of knowing and embracing his true identity. And I promise you, it&aposs a wonderful one.Imran Amed is one of fashion’s leading writers, thinkers and commentators, and is founder, CEO and editor-in-chief of The Business of Fashion (BoF), a modern media company and the authoritative voice of the $2.5 trillion global fashion and luxury industries.Imran began his career as a management consultant and started writing about the fashion business from his sofa in London in 2007.BoF sparked a new kind of fashion dialogue, exploring the key drivers of an industry  undergoing unprecedented change and rapid growth. Imran’s writing filled a void in fashion media and soon his analysis garnered tens of thousands of readers who would wake each morning to The Daily Digest email newsletter.  In 2017, ten years after founding BoF, he was appointed by Queen Elizabeth II as Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to the fashion industry. In 2018, Imran was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design. He has also been named in Fast Company’s annual list of the Most Creative People in Business, British GQ’s list of the 100 Most Influential Men in Britain, Indian GQ’s list of the 50 Most Influential Global Indians, and Wired’s list of the 100 most influential figures in Britain’s digital economy.As you can tell, this episode is longer than normal. As a result, the last 15 minutes were only recorded on a back-up device. You will notice a shift in audio quality that may be bothersome at first, but stick it out and your ears will soon adapt. It&aposs worth it. I am a one-man traveling podcast studio, and I don&apost always get the tech right. But we&aposre doing our best for you and thank you for your patience as we perfect this craft.Listen as we discuss:We&aposre all "fashion people", the most democratic form of expression.Why do wealthy people tend to dress extravagantly?The reason I wear a black t-shirt everyday (and my soft spot for cars).Imran&aposs childhood and his journey to becoming who he is.A broad, general, multifaceted education beats - and often leads to - specializing.You don&apost have to fit into life. You can fit life into who you are.How we can find gratitude for our pain.A defining moment: confronting anti-Islamic abuse at Harvard after 9/11.What it&aposs like to be an openly gay muslim man.The origins of his massively popular company, The Business of Fashion.Align your talent, skills, and passion, and you&aposll find your purpose.Why it&aposs refreshing to be asked personal questions.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
08/10/221h 30m

Yalda Alaoui - How to Heal Your Chronic Inflammation the Gentle Way

This week&aposs episode is focused on healing. We spend a lot of episodes discussing mental health, but anyone who&aposs ever been afflicted with chronic pain or disease knows hard it is to stay happy in that state.A former investment banker turned naturopathic nutritionist, Yalda Alaoui is the CEO & founder of Eat Burn Sleep,  an acclaimed &aposno-nonsense&apos science-backed nutrition platform focusing on anti-inflammation and promoting gut health. Yalda is disrupting the industries formally dominated by men. She is a London-based entrepreneur, inflammation pioneer, mother and creator who is giving people a second chance at life with her Eat Burn Sleep lifestyle. After suffering from an array of illnesses and getting no help in the medical field, Yalda looked inwards to cure herself. She now helps treat many conditions, some of which are only recently coming to the forefront of the broader wellness discussion.Listen as we discuss:Yalda&aposs upbringing in Morocco and career trajectory.Why she stopped working after motherhood.The hardwired guilt of a mother.Her diagnosis with multiple autoimmune diseases and the dangers of inflammation.Food, movement, and mental wellness: the pillars of healing.The body sees extremes as a shock, even healthy ones.Eat: Avoid processed foods. Feed your gut bacteria.Burn: Do the right kind of exercise for your body. The wrong kind can make you worse.Sleep: Tell yourself you&aposre going to sleep well tonight, over and over.Why Yalda&apos doesn&apost like the term "single mother."What is Yalda&aposs top tip for happiness? Think happy to be happy.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Yalda Alaoui on Instagram @eatburnsleep and her website, eatburnsleep.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappyYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
01/10/221h 2m

Jimmy Nelson & Prince Constantijn - Finding Fatherland Between the Sea and the Sky

For the last episode in my tour of Holland, I&aposm back in one of my favorite spots in Amsterdam with my wonderful friend Jimmy Nelson and accompanied by Prince Constantijn. We three met in September 2021 in the Netherlands at Jimmy&aposs exhibition, The Last Sentinels, which was absolutely breathtaking. I sat down with Jimmy and Constantijn to discuss the value in preserving heritage, the disappearing Dutch culture, the bliss of finding an adopted home, and Jimmy&aposs newest projects. The video of this episode, linked below, is simply the better way to consume this conversation. In his latest book, Between the Sea and the Sky, Jimmy Nelson presents portraits of twenty Dutch communities wearing regional traditional dress and the environment that shaped them. It is his most personal book ever. During the recent pandemic, which restricted travel across the world, Jimmy Nelson realized he didn&apost need to travel to the ends of the Earth to discover outstanding human beauty. This insight gave rise to a new project much closer to home, a stunning art book and ode to the Netherlands, his adopted fatherland.Listen as we discuss:Jimmy&aposs adopted Dutchhood and the root of his love for the Netherlands.His loving process of photographing 20 traditional Dutch villages.Why the Dutch don&apost brag about being Dutch and dealing with their colonial past.Between the Sea and SkyWhy does Jimmy carry a cumbersome old camera with limited film?Delayed gratification and the beauty of the process.Some features of Dutch culture with the "Definitive Dutch Man", Prince Constantijn.Is the metaverse the next step of modernization?Slow down and be interested in people, and life will give its fruits.Visit Jimmy&aposs exhibition on October 14. More details at jimmynelson.com/exhibitionsYouTube: @mogawdatofficial  (link to this episode: youtu.be/_FBN49O4I38)Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Jimmy Nelson on Facebook @jimmy.nelson.official, on Instagram @jimmy.nelson.official , on Twitter @jimmy_p_nelson, and jimmynelson.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappyYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
24/09/221h 14m

Karin Bloemen - How to Live a Life of Color in Spite of All the Darkness

In this episode, I speak to the legendary Karin Bloemen at her home in Broek in Waterland, The Netherlands. My dear friend Sonja Dippel, who runs One Billion Happy out of The Netherlands, arranged this meeting, and right away I knew I was in the presence of someone possessing extraordinary wisdom. Sonja, in her message to me, defined Karin in one word:  "Karin is color." After our conversation, I realized just how true that is, and just how many colors there really are, from the darkest to the brightest, that have come together to form a true human being.Karin is a force of overcoming incredible adversity and finding a path to your personal peace. She is an actress, a singer, an Instagram sensation, and the author of two books. In all arts, and particularly the art of living, I have rarely encountered someone who can do it as well as she has.Unfortunately, this week&aposs episode discusses repeated incidents of sexual abuse that she and women around her have suffered. The goal of that aspect of this discussion is to inform and discuss how we can put an end to this heinously ugly side of humanity once and for all and support all victims, past and present. Remember, you are not alone, and help is out there and very willing to engage with you.Listen as we discuss:Why fame isn&apost a big deal after all.What&aposs the secret to a happy marriage? (Karin is married 30 years to her best friend.)How Karin raised the son of her sister, who died in a fire with two of her children.The extraordinary challenge of being a mother as a sexual assault victim.Karin&aposs top parenting tip? Let teenagers be teenagers, but have zero tolerance for lying.The story of Karin&aposs sexual abuse at the hands of her stepfather.How can we stop sexual abuse and support the victims?What is the dynamic that leads men to sexually assault a child?Understanding intimacy versus perversion.Living for moments, not targets, and taking on the ego.When are you actually being you?Incorporating fire, water, air, and earth into performance.Karin&aposs top tip for happiness: cherish what is and stay out of the waiting room.YouTube: @mogawdatofficial  (link to this episode: youtu.be/KdVNYZhktYM)Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Karin Bloemen on Instagram @karin_bloemen, Facebook @BloemenKarin, and Twitter @bloemenkarinDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappyYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
17/09/221h 8m

Carlo van Lienden - How to Embrace the Suck, Fight the Fake, and Prepare for a Mixed Reality

I am once again in Amsterdam on this endless quest for wisdom to talk to you about a little history and little future with one of my great friends, Carlo van Lienden. Before we begin, consider watching this podcast on YouTube instead (or as well). It heavily complements the experience with additional photos and footage. Link is below.When I wrote Solve for Happy, my agent told me to write an evergreen,  not a big hit that quickly burns away. That has been achieved successfully by all accounts, with the book selling more copies each year than the year prior. There were two major media appearances that kicked things off. The first was my Channel 4 interview in the UK, which went viral. The second was my appearance on RTL Late Night in the Netherlands. Behind the camera of the latter was Carlo, who discovered me and brought me to the public eye in a country that has embraced me and the One Billion Happy mission without parallel.Possessing a phenomenal work ethic and having worked in media through many pivots, Carlo can best be described in one phrase: a spotter of the truth.Listen as we discuss:How Carlo played a major role in jumpstarting our mission.Carlo&aposs former life as a cyclist for the National Team and a resulting eating disorder.How he became a cameraman instead, and why it was a very fair trade.The real reason why I think I became Chief Business Officer at Google X.Stoicism, and revisiting my talk with Donald Robertson (Slo Mo episodes 67 & 68)How a sports psychiatrist changed his life.The sheer bliss of altitude training in the Sierra Nevada and the effects on the ego.Stress + Rest = Growth"Embrace the suck."Why Slo Mo hasn&apost been very slow lately.The impending merge of the virtual and real worlds.How do we know what&aposs real and what&aposs fake anymore?Can we even handle the truth anymore?Whatever comes our way, we need to find our place at the top of the mountain.YouTube: @mogawdatofficial  (link to this episode: youtu.be/vcx3lOrzajM)Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Carlo van Lienden on Instagram @carlo_van_liendenDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappyYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
10/09/221h 25m

Prince Constantijn & Princess Laurentien - When Humanity Outshines Royalty

Sometimes, while traveling around the Netherlands, you end up seated in front of a prince and princess of the Dutch Royal House. And sometimes, you realize, they couldn&apost be any more different than what you&aposd expect from a royal. In fact,  they are two of the kindest, humblest, and most authentic people I&aposve met yet.Prince Constantijn & Princess Laurentien were kind enough to host me in The Hague at their Number Five foundation, where we recorded (and filmed) this episode. I felt a deep admiration for their efforts breaking through the restrictions of royal life to show a truly human face. When I published Scary Smart last October, I met with the Prince (thanks to the efforts of our tireless head of the One Billion Happy foundation, Sonja Dippel) to talk about AI. After our chat, he left, got into a very normal car, and drove himself to his next destination. I thought to myself, "This is a prince?". After later meeting Princess Laurentien, and learning of her own tireless efforts to make the world a better place by empowering women, expanding literacy, caring for the environment, among other pursuits, I became a fanboy of these two.Ego is the cause of human suffering. Being a royal was exactly the test the Buddha faced in combatting his own ego. Here, we have two more examples of people in power recognizing the true nature of royalty and flipping the script for good.When humanity shines more than royalty.Listen as we discuss:How I met the Prince and Princess.The genius of a wet grass carpet, and how they work for their son.Establishing boundaries when it comes to social media.Princess Laurentien&aposs evolution to feeling like a kid again.The strange request of asking to be treated normally.How this prince and princess fell in love.Dealing with scandal in the Netherlands and the greater role of government.It is crucial to look for wisdom from people that aren&apost at the top.Defensiveness is one of the top red flags for development.The exponential value of admitting ignorance.What is listening?Enabling the development of tech for good.Princess Laurentien&aposs top tip for happiness?  Alignment with your values and imagining.Prince Constantijn&aposs top tip for happiness? Analyzing the self and finding patience.YouTube: @mogawdatofficial (full episodes on video here)Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comLearn more at numberfive.communityDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappyYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
03/09/221h 13m

Astrid Holleeder & Miljuschka - How I Got the Courage to Take Down My Murderous Brother

It is episodes like this that make me feel like the luckiest man in the world.In this week&aposs conversation, I speak with Astrid Holleeder, the brave woman who risked her own life and freedom to put her brother, the most notorious criminal gangster in the modern history of the Netherlands, behind bars. Astrid is now unable to appear in public and lives in oscillation between freedom and fear, but with no regrets. You won&apost see her face if you decide to watch the video on YouTube (highly recommended), but her voice says it all.Joining me along with Astrid is her daughter Miljuschka, an iconic Dutch model, actress, and TV chef in the Netherlands who rose to fame advocating for living free and emotionally, mentally, and phyiscally healthy. Miljuschka is a beloved figure with millions of fans and a beacon of strength herself.Speaking to these two women together, mother and daughter, makes it clear that courage can run in the family. You will see that most of this conversation is with Astrid as Miljuschka humbly gives her mother the rare chance to express herself publicly. We focus less on the unbelievable story that led to her bestselling book, Judas, and more on the storm of emotions and experiences that led her to a sense of peace despite an incredibly difficult childhood and adulthood.This episode contains explicit language and themes. We felt it appropriate to leave this episode unaltered.Listen as we discuss:How Astrid got the strength to completely upend her life for the sake of what&aposs right.The horror of living in fear of her criminal brother and his threats and murders.The worst ultimatum: blind loyalty or death to your loved ones.Astrid living in survival mode and going to therapy to learn right from wrong.The moment she learned that not all father&aposs are abusive and finally stood up to her&aposs.Why Astrid never followed through on her plan to kill her own brother.How the internet and discovering psychology has rewired her brain to a place of peace.The one beautiful gift her brother gave her when he took away her freedom.What does Miljuschka wish for her mother?Astrid&aposs last moments with her mother showed her more than a lifetime together.A discussion on death and its purpose.What does the universe have planned from this seemingly horrible story?Other episodes referenced in this conversation:Edith Eger: bit.ly/3pUojlePin Van Lommel: bit.ly/3pO9HUJYouTube: @mogawdatofficial (full episodes on video here)Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Miljuschka on Instagram @miljuschka and her website, YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
29/08/221h 50m

Nadim Saad - How to Reparent Yourself and the 10 Powers Kids Need to Learn

Just in time for back to school, I speak with my friend Nadim Saad on educating children and parents in ways that will truly transform the world.Nadim is a best-selling author, speaker and coach, and entrepreneur. He founded The Happy Confident Company to help children thrive by offering them the insights and tools they need to face life’s challenges and become the best version of themselves. Nadim spent the last decade working with renowned therapists and teachers, drawing from the latest research in child psychology and neuroscience to develop wellbeing products and programs that have impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of families.This is a marvelous overview of becoming masters of perhaps the most influential domain of our lives: parenting and educating children. It is so chock full of nuggets of wisdom that you’ll notice more notes below than normal.Listen as we discuss:How Nadim became the best straight male dancer I’ve ever seen.It begins and ends with connecting to your emotions.When you shout at kids, they physically cannot listen to your orders.Teaching kids to deal with sadness and disappointment is just as important as learning to be happy.Disagreements between partners on how to parent are normally about how to discipline.Three keys: Meta-cognition, emotional intelligence and mindfulness.Be the parent you wish you had, first to your inner child.Parenting is just leadership but for children.A throwback to my chat with Zoe Blaskey in episodes 148/149.The 10 powers we need to teach kids.The Happy Confident MovementWhy the school history program is so harmful. Aya says: The power distribution is the remarkable part. There’s no big boss.Nadim’s daughters Father’s Day card that made him cry.Nadim’s top tips to raise happy children: sense of agency, allowing feelings, and feeling like a team.YouTube: @mogawdatofficial (full episodes on video here)Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Nadim Saad at his website happyconfident.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappyYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
20/08/221h 23m

Rose Hood - How the Farm Girl Built a Thriving Big City Business

This week, I speak with Rose Hood, co-founder of perhaps the most Instagrammed cafe in London, Farm Girl. I sat down with her at Farm Girl for a chat as light and pleasant as the brilliant coffee they serve. As a mother and entrepreneur who is in business with her husband, Rose is a success story on all fronts. The secret? A loving and loyal support system.Listen as we discuss:How I ended up recording Slo Mo at Farm Girl.Why Rose moved from Melbourne to London.The story of Farm Girl, her phenomenal cafe and business.Surviving lockdown as a business.London as an amazing city for women entrepreneurs.How Rose learned to make a great coffee.What constitutes a healthy diet?The challenges of doing business with your husband.Evolving a business through failure.My pipe dream of running a strictly pie and coffee shop (or being a farmer).Rose&aposs top tip for happiness? A loving, loyal support network.YouTube: @mogawdatofficial (full episodes on video here)Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Rose Hood and Farm Girl on Instagram @farmgirlcafe and their website, thefarmgirl.co.ukDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappyYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
13/08/2245m 5s

Alya Mooro - How to Free Yourself from Shame as a Woman and Rebrand Love and Sex

We are recording again out of Farm Girl, this time with Alya Mooro (and my daughter Aya present). Alya approached me on Instagram with a thank you from one Egyptian to another. I read a bit about her and realized the great value she’s bringing into the world.The fact is, history has been unfair to women and that continues to this day. As a Middle Easterner, I want to dive into that fact from a cultural perspective familiar to me.Alya Mooro is an Egyptian born, London raised writer and author of the bestselling 2019 book The Greater Freedom: Life as a Middle Eastern Woman Outside the Stereotypes. Alya has written for New York Magazine, The Telegraph, Refinery29 and maintains a monthly newsletter titled The Greater Conversation, continuing the themes of her bestseller. She is also host and producer of the podcast Talk of Shame, where she speaks with groundbreaking fellow Middle Eastern women to explore the meaning and impact shame has on our lives, attempting to decipher how we can best stop letting it run our lives and start living our most authentic selves. Listen as we discuss:Alya’s multicultural upbringing.The theme of being othered.In the Middle East, your friends are your family.The immense value of open dialogue between parents and kids.At a point in time, you need to stop parenting.Middle Eastern stereotypes of women and how they influence the women too.What is a feminist?The shame around sex  and rebranding it.These days, whoever cares less, wins.You are what you eat on social media.Lean into your femininity.The difference between childless and child-free.Why marriage doesn’t feel worth it for Alya.The failure of second wave feminism.Alya’s definition of happiness:  when what you do and what you want are in harmony.YouTube: @mogawdatofficial (full video episodes here)Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Alya Mooro on Instagram @alyamooro, Twitter @alyamooro, and her website, alyamooro.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappyYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
06/08/221h 8m

Vicki Anstey - How to Never Reach Your Limits and What It Took to Row Across the Pacific Ocean

For the next few weeks, we&aposll be coming to you with conversations I had at one of my favorite cafes, Farm Girl in South Kensington, London. This week&aposs guest is Vicki Anstey, an almost overwhelmingly inspiring woman. Vicki is a world record holder, adventurer, award-winning entrepreneur, speaker, coach, and athlete. After 20 years in a relationship that limited and stifled her and a successful career as an advertising professional, Vicki became a fitness pioneer and later one of the first ever women to participate (at age 41) in Channel 4’s SAS Who Dares Wins, reaching the final stages after 11 days in extreme conditions at an altitude of 3,000ft in Chile. In 2021, exactly a year before this episode was published,  she and 2 other women, the Girls Who Dare, set a new World Record for rowing unaided across the Pacific Ocean, confronting her fear of deep, open water to do so. It took 60 days, 17 hours and 6 minutes. Her latest endeavor was a 5 day race in the Arctic, covering a distance of over 230km in temperatures of -35 degrees, carrying everything she needed to survive In 2023, she plans to participate in the World’s Toughest Bike Race, the Race Across America (RAAM), covering 3,000 miles across 17 states in just 7 days. Listen as we discuss:How Vicki realized her extraordinary potential at age 40.Her memories from SAS Who Dares Wins (video here) and surviving interrogation.Pushing your limits and learning how to get through them is the only way to evolve.Why Women adapt better to calorie and sleep deprivation.How her ongoing divorce became a useful comparison for tolerating present suffering.Rowing the Pacific Ocean dealing with fear, storms, and talking to the moon.When you&aposre already in the arena, fear becomes less of a concern.Vicki was in her past life.What should you do if you&aposre not reaching your potential? Start in 5, 4, 3...Some of her techniques for moving toward your potential.Her next journey racing across America.Vicky&aposs top secret for happiness? Discover your capabilities.YouTube: @mogawdatofficial (full episodes on video here)Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Vicki Anstey on Instagram @vickianstey and her website, vickianstey.co.ukDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappyYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
30/07/221h 1m

Baptist de Pape - A Reflection on the Proven Power of Following Your Heart

I spent a month in the Netherlands and spoke with some of the wisest minds in the country. For the next several weeks, we&aposll be bringing you episodes from my Tour of Holland.Baptist de Pape, is a spiritual explorer, author, and filmmaker. After graduating from Tilburg University Law School in The Netherlands, he traveled the globe to interview the world’s greatest teachers for the film and book, The Power of the Heart. I cannot express how profoundly important this work is to me because it exposes what we&aposve known all along: that our heart is our compass, our guide to exactly who we are meant to be.Listen as we discuss:Communication from heart to heart is simply different.Why humanity has become like zombies.Studies show that the heart knows what&aposs happening before the eyes do.The story of Anita Moorjani.When you are yourself, everything falls into place.Your soul sabotages you when you ignore it.Why does life exist as it is? Why not?How playing Halo was the first flow moment I can remember.Fear is what we are not.Living from the heart is courage.The incredible power of forgiveness.Case studies we can learn from.YouTube: @mogawdatofficial (full episodes on video here)Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Baptist de Pape on Instagram @baptistdepapeofficial, Facebook @BaptistdePape  and his website, thepoweroftheheart.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappyYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
23/07/2259m 57s

Dr. Juriaan Galavazi - How to Take Charge of Life and Know the Price You're Willing to Pay

I spent a month in the Netherlands and spoke with some of the wisest minds in the country. For the next several weeks, we&aposll be bringing you episodes from my Tour of Holland.Dr. Juriaan Galavazi is a trendsetting doctor with a new vision on health and vitality. He is the author of Van klacht naar kans and Jij bent de Liefde. Years ago, Juriaan completely changed course in his general practice after experiencing burnout himself. The key takeaway: the body and mind are inextricably linked.  As he has noticed in his years of practice, stress and a head full of thoughts can make you physically sick. Where you can no longer say no with your head, your body will do it for you.What is the price you&aposre willing to pay?  Listen as we discuss:Why pain is a good thing for us.We may not know where to go, but we do know when we&aposre going wrong.You&aposre not obligated to give value to the lives of others.Being 100% yourself is the foolproof way to happiness.We all have the opportunity to be in charge of our lives.Do not make your wellbeing dependent on the outcome of your achievements.What is the price you&aposre willing to pay?Dokter Juriaan&aposs top tip: build a kind relationship with yourself.YouTube: @mogawdatofficial (full episodes on video here)Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Dr. Juriaan Galavazi on Instagram @dokterjuriaan, Facebook @dokterjuriaan.nl,  and his website, dokterjuriaan.nlDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappyYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
16/07/2246m 9s

Yasmine Ouirhrane - How to Fight for Your Right to Belong and Put an End to Othering

This week, I chat with Yasmine Ouirhrane on a topic that&aposs close to my heart: that of being "othered", even in your home country, and what it means to belong. My son Ali lived this identity crisis and often wrote and spoke of it. Discovering that there are incredible young women out there like Yasmine who are fighting for social inclusion has made my heart happy, and this is a message we all urgently need to heed.Yasmine is the co-founder of We Belong, a platform and podcast that amplifies the voice of the New Daughters of Europe. She has been an advocate for Social and Gender Justice in Europe, working with the oppressed and underprivileged, since the age of 16. Yasmine has served as an expert on Peace & Security for the European Union, African Union,  and some of the top supranational institutions and social justice foundations around the globe. She was named Young European of the Year 2019 by the Schwarzkopf Foundation and EDD Young Leader by the European Commission.Listen as we discuss:My son Ali&aposs identity crisis.What does it take to become Young European of the Year?Micro-aggressions and the feeling of being othered.How Yasmine got a seat at the table. Spirituality and how it made Yasmine a better student.Why she chose to wear a headscarf and why she eventually removed it.Whatever and wherever you want to be, you belong.How a fear of a standing out leads to a [tragic] desire for anonymity. Freedom comes on both sides: the choice to wear or not wear.Why she sued Marine Le Pen, who used her image to spread hate.Europe is a project, not a blood.What is We Belong Europe?My personal experience as the only non-white, non-American top executive at Google.Yasmine&aposs secret to happiness? Knowing why you do what you do.YouTube: @mogawdatofficial (full episodes on video here)Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Yasmine Ouirhrane on Instagram @yasmineouir, Twitter @yasmineouir, and webelongeurope.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappyYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
09/07/2255m 37s

Slo Mo X That Little Voice In Your Head - Shahroo Izadi on How to Transform Yourself the Kind Way

Today&aposs episode (number 200, can you believe it?) is part of a mini-series of interviews done in the context of the topics of my new book, That Little Voice in Your Head, available now: mogawdat.com/littlevoiceShahroo Izadi is an award-winning Behavioral Change Specialist.  She proposes evidence-based strategies for habit-change and personal development inspired by her experience of working across the UK addiction treatment sector. Her work empowers people to create entire lifestyles to accommodate their healthier habits and build the fundamental self-compassion, self-belief and self-awareness required to make lasting and meaningful changes over and over again independently. Shahroo is the bestselling author of The Kindness Method and The Last Diet. Listen as we discuss:How Shahroo lost 60kg and was actually able to keep it off.Why we mistreat ourselves, and how to start being kind instead.The value of a Personal Development CV.Closing the gap between how you treat those you love and yourself.The origin of addictions and why they persist.It&aposs okay to respect what you actually want and do it your way (forget tough love)The dangers of diet thinking.The value of rebellion and how to do it right.The Kindness MethodYouTube: @mogawdatofficial (full episodes on video here)Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Shahroo Izadi on Instagram @shahroo_izadi and her website, shahrooizadi.co.ukDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappyYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
02/07/2255m 32s

Slo Mo X That Little Voice In Your Head - Lola Jaye on How to Stop Fortune Telling and Start Being You

Today&aposs episode is part of a mini-series of interviews done in the context of the topics of my new book, That Little Voice in Your Head, available now: mogawdat.com/littlevoiceThis week I talk to Lola Jaye. Lola is a registered psychotherapist author of historical novels which feature characters tackling race, mental health and, simply, life. A member of the Black Writers&apos Guild and the author of five previous novels,  her most recent is The Attic Child , a hauntingly powerful, emotionally charged and unique dual-narrative novel about family secrets, love and loss, identity and belonging, seen through the lens of Black British History. I have learned so much from Lola&aposs work about the value of pain, and so much from her personal story succeeding as a black woman about the value of authenticity.Listen as we discuss:The heartbreaking backstory of The Attic Child.Modern racism and how it is strictly a product of conditioning.Why having a "bestselling" book is mostly a marketing job.Life isn&apost short. It&aposs long, when you&aposre present.Lola&aposs writing process and the internal voice of an eight year old boy.There has to be something in everything, or there&aposs no point to all this.My only-recent understanding of fiction writing (engineer brain problems)Fortune telling, and why you shouldn&apost do it.Lola&aposs top tip for happiness: be in the moment.How did Lola succeed as a black woman? By staying authentic.YouTube: @mogawdatofficial (full episodes on video here)Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Lola Jaye on Twitter @lolajaye, Instagram @lola.jaye, and her website, lolajaye.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappyYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
25/06/2241m 28s

Slo Mo X That Little Voice In Your Head - Owen O'Kane on How to Be Your Own Therapist

Today&aposs episode is part of a mini-series of interviews done in the context of the topics of my new book, That Little Voice in Your Head, available now: mogawdat.com/littlevoiceThis week, I speak with my good friend Owen O&aposKane for a second time on Slo Mo. (Check out episode 120 for our first chat if you missed it).  Owen is a psychotherapist and author of Ten Times Happier and the globally acclaimed and Sunday Times bestselling book, Ten to Zen..His latest book, How to Be Your Own Therapist, is out on June 23rd. Owen has over 25 years’ experience in physical and mental health and is a former NHS Mental Health Clinical Lead. He now runs a successful private practice in London.Listen as we discuss:The healing power and intuition of dogs.Combating the stigma and hurdles of getting therapy.Owen&aposs new book, How to Be Your Own Therapist, and writing himself out of a job.Getting attached to the familiarity of your own issues.Learning to attribute our problems to how we approach life, not on external factors.The importance of understanding your story.Owen&aposs shame as a young gay man was his brain feeding him inaccurate information.The pressure to be happy all the time when you&aposre a "happiness teacher."All you need to do is be truthful.PPSD, or post-pandemic stress order.What&aposs one thing you can do immediately to make life happier?Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatYouTube: @mogawdatofficialWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Owen O&aposKane on Instagram @owenokaneten and his website, owenokane.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
18/06/221h 1m

Slo Mo X That Little Voice In Your Head - Nadia Gilani on How to Confront the Colonization of Yoga

Today&aposs episode is part of a mini-series of interviews done in the context of the topics of my new book, That Little Voice in Your Head, available now: mogawdat.com/littlevoiceI speak with Nadia Gilani, a writer, yoga teacher, and in my designation, a yoga activist. Nadia has noticed not only yoga&aposs rising popularity, but also how its modern incarnation no longer serves people of color, working class people, or many other groups who originally pioneered its creation. The Yoga Manifesto is her first book. Combining her own memories of how the practice has helped her with an account of its history and transformation in the modern west, she creates a love letter to yoga and a passionate critique of the billion-dollar industry whose cost and inaccessibility has shut out many of those it should be helping.Listen as we discuss:My personal experiences with yoga (not great).Nadia&aposs new book The Yoga Manifesto and why it&aposs not [only] an angry book.Nonviolence is an action.What yoga truly is and how it applies to modern life.Even the prophets wandered and asked questions about their faith.The eight limbs of yoga and what it means to be a yogi.What is samadhi (enlightenment)?The dark side of modern yoga and why I call Nadia a yoga activist.The effects of yoga on the little voice in your head.What is happiness for Nadia?Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatYouTube: @mogawdatofficialWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Nadia Gilani on Instagram @theyogadissident and her website, nadiagilani.co.ukDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
11/06/2257m 42s

John Butler - How to Stay Humble in Spiritual Pursuits and Learn to Love the Silence

This week, I speak with John Butler in what may be the most genuinely Slo Mo episode to date. Recorded in Bakewell Parish Church, a place filled with prayers of the hopeful going back over a thousand years, this conversation is an honest perspective and retrospective on the purpose of our existence, and nothing less.John Butler has been practicing meditation for nearly 60 years. Now in his eighties - a self-proclaimed &aposlittle boy with a grey beard&apos and humbled back into innocence, he shares his insights with the world on a YouTube channel that now has over 200,000 subscribers. He has also published 8 books, to describe his amazing life in search of spiritual perfection - details on his website. "Who am I, but just one more of those who, since time began, have walked the hills and gazed upon the stars? When we, with heart outstretched, feel close to God, it&aposs safer to be humble than to think we know. Experience, however, is given to be shared. While others receive otherwise, each part unique, though incomplete, contributes to the whole."Listen as we discuss:Why John doesn&apost consider himself wise or a teacher, and thus avoids a slippery slope.How defining meditation has deterred us from its aims.Two things in the world that have no limit.Silence is a good practical approach to the infinite.How the journey inward often begins when life shakes us up.John&aposs story from farmer to reluctant YouTube sensation.Everything in the world works under perfect law.Looking back on life as an old person.Why we feel ourselves divided.Why the word "happy" feels too small.Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatYouTube: @mogawdatofficialWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with John Butler on Instagram @spiritualunfoldment, YouTube @SpiritualUnfoldment, and his website, spiritualunfoldment.co.ukMy new book, That Little Voice in Your Head, is now available: mogawdat.com/littlevoiceDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
04/06/2252m 26s

Ali Abdaal - How to Energize Your Work for Maximum Productivity and Optimize Your Impact

This week&aposs guest is Ali Abdaal, who is surely a familiar face to anyone who has spent any time on YouTube in the last several years. Ali and his content machine is nothing short of a phenomenon with millions of subscribers. The secret to his success? He&aposs extremely likeable.Ali started his YouTube channel in 2017 as a final-year medical student at Cambridge, making videos about productivity, effective study tips, and his university experience. Since then his audience has grown dramatically, and in 2021 he quit his career as an NHS doctor to be a full-time internet creator/entrepreneur, focused on health, wealth, love, happiness, and impact.He now runs a multi-million pound content-creation business with 20 full-time employees, hosts a weekly podcast, Deep Dive with Ali Abdaal, interviewing inspiring people, and continues to make videos on how to lead a happier, more fulfilled life. He’s also writing a book themed around meaningful and sustainable productivity, aiming to be published in 2024. Listen as we discuss:Where does Ali get his huge variety of ideas?How to figure out what to do with your life using the Gravestone Technique.If you won the lottery, would you continue doing what you&aposre doing?The three motives of a founder.Ali&aposs new book about productivity (still untitled)Monetizing your passion and slowly building it, even if you have a day job.How to integrate prioritize health into your life.Ali&aposs dating life and the novel experience of maintaining a serious relationship.Effective altruism, and how to optimally approach your impact on the world.What&aposs been most meaningful in Ali&aposs life?Ali&aposs definition of happiness: Contentment, and a choice.Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatYouTube: @mogawdatofficialWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Ali Abdaal on YouTube @aliabdaal, Instagram @aliabdaal, and his website, aliabdaal.comMy new book, That Little Voice in Your Head, is now available: mogawdat.com/littlevoiceDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
28/05/221h 2m

Steven Bartlett - How to Pursue Yourself Ruthlessly and Make the Journey Back to Human

Today&aposs guest is ubiquitous. He is widely considered one of Europe’s most talented and accomplished young entrepreneurs and philosophical thinkers. He&aposs also a dear friend.Steven Bartlett is the 29-year-old Founder of Social Chain. A university drop-out, he built one of the world’s most influential social media companies from his bedroom when he was just 21 years old, with a current market valuation of over $600M. His debut book, ironically titled Happy Sexy Millionaire, is a Sunday Times best seller. He recently joined BBC’s Dragon’s Den as the youngest ever Dragon in the show’s history.Steven interviewed me on his popular podcast, The Diary of a CEO,  last September. The interview went viral and reached millions. He graciously invited me back on for a second chat, which you can listen to now. Beyond the great joy I feel talking to this man, I&aposve only realized more and more just how absolutely brilliant he is. I&aposm honored to turn the tables and interview him on Slo Mo from his studio. I can honestly say it&aposs my favorite Slo Mo episode yet. Watch this episode on YouTube to get the full experience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrgXSfcE2OUListen as we discuss:My appearance on The Diary of a CEO and the start of my friendship with Steven.Steven&aposs childhood story that shaped his driving forces (and insecurities).The criteria for knowing when to be ruthless pursuing what you feel is right.How Steven was as happy when he was living in poverty as he is now.The excitement of documenting your suffering as if it will be made into a movie one day.How Steven can be so open with his insecurities and challenging his ego.The bizarre sense of emptiness when you get rich and start buying luxury items.The reality of giving advice from a place of privilege.What is money?The dueling narratives in all of us.Being unattached to your failures is the the key ingredient to success.Why very few of the most successful people in the world are the best at any one thing.Using social media while remaining genuine.Is there anything bigger than this life? Maybe there doesn&apost need to be.The casino of life, and how to play your chips according to your values and boundaries.The value of commitment is in the sacrifice.Finding a sustainable way to live and making the journey back to human.Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatYouTube: @mogawdatofficialWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Steven Bartlett on Instagram @stevenYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
21/05/221h 17m

John Vincent - How to Truly Do Good Work and What Taoism Tells Us About the Meaning of Life

This week&aposs episode is one of Slo Mo&aposs first ever face-to-face interviews, filmed and recorded on my portable studio in a little Airbnb in London. Slo Mo is hitting the road, so expect a lot more of these in the coming weeks.In this episode, I speak with John Vincent, whose guiding principle in life and business is a commitment to help make things better.  John co-founded the fast-food chain, Leon, in 2004 with the mission to create "Naturally Fast Food": food that tastes good, does you good and is kind to the planet. He has lead projects such as the UK government’s School Food Plan and chairs the Council for Sustainable Business. John recently founded The Longhouse, a home to positively disruptive people, brands and companies that protect and improve life on earth. He is also the author of Winning Not Fighting: Why you need to rethink success and how you achieve it with the Ancient Art of Wing Tsun . If you think this episode is going to be about the restaurant business, you will be disappointed. This is nothing short of an exploration of how we can tap back into the universal purpose of life.Listen as we discuss:How I met John through our mutual friend, Danny Donachie (see ep. 169)Doing business for good vs. maintaining an image of good to do more business.Instead of seeing life as a journey, we should see it as an opportunity to play.Rerouting ourselves back to the present is the fundamental goal. John’s story of founding Leon.A primer on taoism and the difference between morality, goodness, and truth.The role of ritual in all spiritual disciplines, and the dangers of "pop spirituality".The truth about CEO&aposs: they are the number one slave to the company.A call for more Natural Capital Accounting, and why bribes were once tax deductible.What’s the first step we can take to increase business for good?The importance of rhythm on human longevity and how to truly dance.What we can learning from the Time Gods.What’s John’s biggest achievement in life?How does John define happiness? Rediscovering yourself.Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatYouTube: @mogawdatofficialWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with John Vincent on Twitter @johnv_leonDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
14/05/221h 13m

Jonathan Garner - How to Turn Your Phone Addiction into an Opportunity for Personal Growth

I met Jonathan Garner at an event in Saudi Arabia on a panel discussing digital wellbeing. It became clear to me that Jonathan has dedicated a massive amount of time to figuring out how we can not only combat our often unhealthy reliance on technology but actually turn it into an opportunity for serious self-development. We discuss exactly that in this week&aposs episode.In 2016, Jonathan was working as a digital educator and noticing that while tech is really powerful, bad digital habits often end up blocking our human potential by reducing our happiness, productivity, effectiveness and diversity. In response, he founded Mind over Tech in 2018, a company that helps develop habits and mindsets to unlock the human potential of hybrid teams. They recently published the  Digital Habit Lab—a physical toolkit of 50 experiments to help anyone take back control of their tech.Listen as we discuss:Does technology control us or do we control it?The technologies that changed history and what was gained and lost from them.Why I’m proud to have worked at early Google.How Jonathan’s company Mind Over Tech was born.Why reliance on technology is actually a starting place for self-development.Swiping and liking - the dangerous habits.A few powerful experiments from Jonathan’s Digital Habit Lab.Embrace boredom!Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatYouTube: @mogawdatofficialWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Jonathan Garner on Twitter @mindovertech and get the deck over at  mindovertech.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
07/05/221h 5m

Dr. Steven Laureys - How to Become an Athlete of the Mind and Slow Your Aging

This week, I speak with a highly requested neurologist and neuroscience, Dr. Steven Laureys.Steven Laureys is an award-winning, world-renowned neurologist, brain science popularizer, and bestselling author. He has conducted groundbreaking research into the human mind for more than 25 years using the latest brain imaging technologies and wearables assessing consciousness in coma, near-death experiences, concussion, anesthesia, hypnosis, meditation, trance, and dreamlike states.Steven has authored no less than 500+ peer-reviewed scientific papers and published several books, including The Neurology of Consciousness and the international bestseller, The No-Nonsense Meditation Book, in collaboration with Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard. If you haven&apost listened already, don&apost miss my interview with Matthieu Ricard on Slo Mo episode #42.And remember: we&aposre now on YouTube in full HD video! Steven discusses showing some photos and videos. Check them out in the video on YouTube @mogawdatofficialListen as we discuss:The personal crisis that led Steven, a neurologist, to study and write about meditation.His friendship with Matthieu Ricard, who became his guinea pig.Meditation is the art of appreciating what&aposs going on between your ears.Do we need to go through a painful journey to start  paying attention to mental health?Machines have no feelings of remorse for the way they might hurt us.The Matthieu Ricard study: what does 60,000 hours of meditation to your brain? We can all learn to calm our minds through training, as effectively as drug use.Science shows we can have an impact on slowing aging through meditation.A brain-training exercise you can try. (32:00 minute mark)Neuroplasticity, perhaps the most important modern breakthrough in neuroscience.For lasting change, every action in life should be approached with full presence.Are there any dangerous meditation practices?Your mind is not a hopeless victim to genetics. You can change it!Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatYouTube: @mogawdatofficialWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Dr. Steven Laureys  on Instagram @drstevenlaureys, Facebook @drstevenlaureys, Twitter @drstevenlaureys, and his website, drstevenlaureys.org. Album art photo credit belongsYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
30/04/2258m 33s

Aliénor Salmon - How to Quit Your Job and Dance Around the World

Music and dance are a universal human language. I once used to dance, but that all paused semi-permanently when I became a "serious" businessman. I&aposve been trying to get back in touch with that side of myself ever since. This week&aposs guest is my hero in that regard.Aliénor Salmon is a Franco-British author, speaker, and expert on happiness, education and socio-emotional development. After leaving her dream job as a happiness researcher at the UN to follow her dream of learning to dance around the world, she founded Bailando Journey to document her transformational journey and published her memoir Finding Rhythm in March 2021. Through her work, she seeks to help others incorporate happiness science into their daily life and work by exploring their values, habits and beliefs, and creating a roadmap to design a life of fulfillment, meaning and purpose.Listen as we discuss:How Aliénor&aposs study of happiness at the UN led her to chase her own. What would you do if time and money were no issue?Her journey from New York down to Argentina to learn 18 dances in 10 months.Why dance is one of the greatest tools for happiness.How I lost a lot of the "play" in my life after joining the corporate world.Does she miss her job at the UN?Her book, Finding Rhythm, and the merging of history and biography.How pain and suffering spawned many dances that are now celebratory.Anyone can dance, believe it or not.Redefine your definition of happiness and success and embody it.Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatYouTube: @mogawdatofficialWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Aliénor Salmon on Instagram @bailandojourney and her website, bailandojourney.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
23/04/2252m 10s

Christopher Nguyen - How AI Reflects Reality and Why Intentions Come Second to Impact

This week&aposs guest is one of the top technologists working in the field of Artificial Intelligence, Christopher Nguyen. With a career spanning four decades, Christopher’s tech bona fides are second to none.Since fleeing Vietnam in 1978, this multiple-time tech founder has played key roles in everything from building the first flash memory transistors at Intel to spearheading the development of Google Apps as its first Engineering Director. Today, he’s become an outspoken proponent of the emerging field of “AI Engineering” and a thought leader in the space of ethical, human-centric AI. With his latest company, Aitomatic, he’s hoping to redefine how companies approach AI in the context of life-critical, industrial applications.You may already know that my new book, That Little Voice in Your Head, is due to release on May 26th. It is my deepest dive yet into understanding and changing your brain (with a technology metaphor driving the whole thing, to boot). I&aposm certainly proud of it, but I know that new media coverage will soon transition from talking about the crucially important message of my last book, Scary Smart.  For that reason, I had to have Chris on the show to give this discussion a whole new level of color and depth that none of us can afford to ignore.Listen as we discuss:How the interconnected of machines made the internet and is making the future.Christopher&aposs history as a refugee fleeting Vietnam to how he became a top techie.How can a developer write a code that creates an independently intelligent entity?The NYTimes coverage of the "Cat Paper" that broke AI discussion into the mainstream.So much of life and the world is predictable and, therefore, algorithmically replicable.Are creativity, consciousness, emotions, and art in the cards for intelligent machines?Being thoughtful of how machines are deployed is an existential priority.A profound thought: Intention must come second to possible impact.Do guns or the people using them kill people? The answer is both.Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatYouTube: @mogawdatofficialWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Christopher Nguyen on Twitter @aitomatic and his website, aitomatic.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
16/04/221h

Terry Rubenstein - How to Discover Your Innate Well-being and Poke Holes in Your Premises

In this episode, I talk with Terry Rubenstein, founder of iheart Principles, a global non-profit organization established to help children uncover their innate wellbeing and resilience. True change begins with the education of future generations, and in that, Terry is doing the noblest of work. Since its formation a few years ago, iheart programs have reached and profoundly impacted over 25,000 young people in 22 countries, as well as countless parents, teachers and leaders. Terry is the co-author of the innovative iheart curriculum, which conveys the core principle of innate wellness that is creating a paradigm-shift in how schools understand and address mental health.She is also the author of the ground-breaking book, Exquisite Mind: How a New Paradigm Transformed My Life...and Is Sweeping the World, which tells the personal story of her journey from years of suffering to mental wellness.Listen as we discuss:Terry&aposs upbringing, depression, coping mechanisms,  suicide attempt, and renaissance.Indeed, the need to be secure drives all of our insecurities.The medicalization of human issues and the irrational place of depression.The innateness of well-being and hanging onto the hope of its presence.What motivated Terry to found iheart, her non-profit.The conditional nature of the education system is damaging our children.When you forfeit the importance of the premise, you drop all emotions attached to it.Main attachments: health, recognition, finances, success, justice, romantic love.How does religion relate to well-being?Why did Terry&aposs life change so rapidly after her suicide attempt?Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatYouTube: @mogawdatofficialWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Terry Rubenstein on Instagram @iheart_principles, Twitter @iheart_charity and their website, iheartprinciples.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
09/04/2255m 56s

Britt Frank - How to Get Unstuck and Move Past What's Holding You Back

In this week&aposs super practical and deeply important episode, I speak with Britt Frank, author of the new book, The Science of Stuck, and one of my new favorite people.Britt is a clinician, educator and trauma specialist who speaks and writes widely about the mental health myths that keep us stuck and stressed. An award-winning adjunct professor at the University of Kansas, she is also a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and Level 3 trained in the Internal Family Systems therapeutic model. She also worked as a primary therapist at a drug and alcohol treatment center, an inpatient therapist at a children’s psychiatric hospital, and now owns a private practice.Through her own difficult past and her wide qualifications, Britt&aposs new book reveals a brilliantly articulated and research-based tool kit for moving past what&aposs holding you back in life, in love, and in work. Her approach has quickly become one of my favorite ways of discussing the topic. This conversation is very much worth the short time commitment.Listen as we discuss:Even if you&aposre fine, it&aposs still worth doing the work.Britt&aposs tumultuous past and what led her to her work.Trauma is like brain indigestion, and we all experience it differently.Does it really matter why we&aposre feeling the trauma, or should we just fix it?Dogmatic models of therapy, and why therapists often don&apost offer direct solutions.What is Somatic Experiencing?Why do we get stuck? A lack of information and ignoring painful truths.The good side of getting stuck.Steps: 1. Get honest, 2. Consider your options, and 3. Do what you&aposre willing to do.Why do some people not want to move forward?Saying "this is just who I am" as an excuse is not scientifically accurate.Being honest with yourself will force you to change eventually.Her new book, The Science of Stuck, a dream come true and a gift to the world.Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatYouTube: @mogawdatofficialWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Britt Frank on Instagram @brittfrank and her website, scienceofstuck.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
02/04/2245m 23s

Dr. Rangan Chatterjee - How to Cultivate Happiness for Health and Where to Put Your Priorities

Today&aposs guest is Dr. Rangan Chatterjee, whom I met last month in Dubai after an introduction from our mutual friend, Dr. Rupy Aujla (see ep. 74). We quickly bonded over a conversation, and I now consider him a friend.Rangan is regarded as one of the most influential medical doctors in the UK and is doing amazing work to change how medicine will be practiced in the years to come. He hosts the most listened-to health podcast in the UK and Europe, Feel Better, Live More, which regularly tops the Apple Podcast charts. I&aposll be going on the show in the coming months myself, so keep an eye out for that.He is also the number one selling health author in the UK. Each of his first 4 books have been Sunday Times Bestsellers in the UK and international bestsellers across the globe. His 5th book Happy Mind, Happy Life is published on March 31st, 2022.Listen as we discuss:How Rangan and I met.His story from medicine to massive media success, driven by a desire for impact.Redefining what it means to be a doctor in 2022.How Rangan&aposs dad&aposs illness defined his life for so long.A profound exercise to know the difference between your success and happiness.Relationships, relationships, relationships.Modern medicine&aposs futile approach to lifestyle-induced disease.His new book, Happy Mind, Happy Life.How I lost my own dad to unhappiness.Rangan&aposs three-legged model of happiness.We should idolize every aspect of our idol&aposs life, not just the glamorous parts.The sociometer and the importance of "vitamin S"Rangan&aposs conversation with Dr. Edith Eger (see mine in ep. 50)How all of us feel like we&aposre being ourselves when we&aposre being kind.Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatYouTube: @mogawdatofficialWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee on Twitter @drchatterjeeuk, Instagram @drchatterjee, Facebook @DrChatterjee, and his website, drchatterjee.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
26/03/221h 21m

Ludovico Einaudi - The Art of Expressing Your Whole Life and the Bliss of Being Underwater

This week&aposs guest is the world-famous composer and pianist, Ludovico Einaudi.With 15 studio albums and over 80 films and TV shows to his name, he is one of the most prolific composers alive today. Ludovico repeatedly tops the classical charts globally. Incredibly, one in 10 classical streams in the UK come from his music, equating to over 1 million streams a day and 2.4 billion streams in total. He is the highest-streamed classical artist of all time.Ludovico’s latest album flowed naturally out of him during the pandemic and is appropriately titled Underwater, as it was a creative deep dive to another place, "where he could swim freely without thoughts, without travel, and the usual rush of touring." As you can imagine, it is a wonderful soundtrack for the Slo Mo life.A biography of a musician can only tell you so much about them, so I’d recommend streaming his music, even during this episode, to get a feel for the heart and soul of one of the great musical icons of our time as he invites us into his mind.Listen as we discuss:Why does music make us feel so deeply?Ludovico&aposs upbringing with music and a beautiful explanation of his inspiration.His stint with rock n&aposroll as a young boy. (Even Ludovico was inspired by The Beatles.)Writing his new album, Underwater, during the pandemic, a result of new appreciation.His incredible performance on an iceberg to bring attention to climate change.The most beautiful thing we can do is enjoy nature. Everything else is distraction.Grating carrots by hand instead of using a machine, a true Slo Mo habit.Music is not just sound, but a holistic expression of your life.Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatYouTube: @mogawdatofficialWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Ludovico Einaudi on Twitter @ludovicoeinaud, Instagram @ludovico_einaudi, Facebook @ludovicoeinaudi, and his website, ludovicoeinaudi.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
19/03/2252m 24s

Kate Griggs - How Every Child Can Be Prepared to Thrive and the Brilliance of Dyslexic Thinking

Chances are, you know someone who has dyslexia, and they likely speak about it as a drawback. In the trail of the work of today&aposs guest, the script is being rewritten on this long misunderstood way of thinking to showcase what it dyslexia really is: a form of brilliance.One in five people are dyslexic. Since 2005, Kate Griggs, who is dyslexic herself, has been leading the charge to disrupt the world’s thinking about dyslexia. She was shocked by the way her son’s dyslexia was ignored at school, and her high-profile campaign for change culminated in the UK government’s Dyslexia Review. In 2017, she founded the global charity Made By Dyslexia to help the world understand, value and support dyslexia. Her first children’s book Xtraordinary People was published in 2020 and her latest book for adults, This is Dyslexia, is out now. With the support of celebs like Richard Branson, Keira Knightley & HRH Princess Beatrice, her work has been nothing short of revelatory and a source of hope for so many.Listen as we discuss:I forgot to record the first 25 minutes of this conversation, so we did it again.How Kate&aposs experience at school went from horrible to brilliant thanks to an interview.Modern technology is replacing the need to do many things that dyslexics struggle with.The many strengths of dyslexics and why they are actively recruited as spies.How the modern education system hasn&apost evolved past the Industrial Revolution.Research shows the skills needed for the future are a direct match with dyslexic skills.The formula for success is to do what you&aposre good at and delegate what you&aposre not.I, Mo, might be dyslexic (and already feel proud!)How Kate&aposs son Ted (and a heartbreaking moment) motivated her amazing crusade.What is the future for dyslexic children?The best advice: Find your child&aposs strengths and support them.Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatYouTube: @mogawdatofficialWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Kate Griggs on Twitter @kate_griggs, Instagram @dyslexicthinking, and her website, madebydyslexia.orgDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
12/03/2236m 5s

Dorota Stanczyk - How to (Re)Create Yourself and Why You Must Surrender to Your Desire to Be Free

Today&aposs guest is one of my dearest friends, Dorota Stanczyk. Dorota was an early guest on Slo Mo, one of the first major displays of vulnerability that helped set the tone for the show as you know it today. With her new book now published, it gives me great pleasure to have her on again, this time in an episode packed with so much wisdom if may require repeat listening.Dorota is a Polish transformational artist, creative director, conscious creativity trainer, speaker and author of the book (Re)-Create Yourself.  She designs digital products and experiences in the wellness industry, that merge fine arts, interactive technology and personal growth. Dorota delivers talks and training on Conscious Creativity and Self-Love, and consults on creating strong brand awareness and visual identity for brands and artists around the world. She is also the co-founder, along with myself, of Appii App and the founder of Moonkava and INNERART.Listen as we discuss:The struggle of trying to keep a semblance of formality when interviewing a close friend.Dorota&aposs new book and how it came to be after a prior attempt that got trashed.The moment a publisher emailed her out of the blue after she was already finished.What does it mean to (re-)create yourself?The masks we wear over the parts of us we&aposve rejected.Why do we get triggered?How do you get to a point where you can share your feelings openly?The pain of being rejected for who you are not is much worse.Why being yourself is the best way to filter people in and out of your life.How do we love ourselves in a relationship that&aposs going wrong?A sense of security can only come from within.Giving the gift of receiving.A rapid-fire Q&A on self-love, self-talk, and self-validation.Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatYouTube: @mogawdatofficialWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Dorota Stanczyk on Facebook @dorota.art, Instagram @dorotastanczykart and her website dorotastanczyk.com. Buy (Re)-Create Yourself, available now:Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3Bzgab6 International: https://bit.ly/ReCreateYourselfTheBookDepositary Don&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday. Only with your help can we reach YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
05/03/221h 2m

Vikas Shah MBE - How to Embrace Pain to Give Life Beauty and Why Success Can Be Deceiving

I met this week&aposs guest only a week ago because he interviewed me for for his brilliant series, Thought Economics.  I just knew we&aposd be friends. Anyone who can nerd out over tech and business while simultaneously discussing mental health and happiness is an easy candidate for my friendship. I knew I had to have him on Slo Mo, and I&aposm so glad he came. Cue his unbelievable list of accolades:Vikas Shah MBE is an entrepreneur, investor & philanthropist. He is the CEO of Swiscot Group alongside being a venture-investor in a number of businesses internationally. He is also a Non-Executive Board Member of the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and a Non-Executive Director of the Solicitors Regulation Authority.Vikas was awarded an MBE for Services to Business and the Economy in Her Majesty the Queen’s 2018 New Year’s Honours List. He is an Honorary Professor of Business at The Alliance Business School, University of Manchester and Visiting Professors at the MIT Sloan Lisbon MBA.  He is also the chair of In Place of War, a global NGO that uses arts & entrepreneurship to foster change in over 32 places impacted by conflict and is deeply involved in poverty alleviation in the UK.Listen as we discuss:How I form friendships with guests in real time on Slo Mo.His childhood dream of being a pilot, and how he ended up with so many accolades.My experience trying to fly a plane, and why I&aposll never do it again.Why looking at successful people can be very deceiving.Why Vikas, as an investor, worries about entrepreneurs that haven&apost had a failure.The more we try to avoid pain, the more we&aposre facing in the wrong direction.Depression and anxiety are a poorly tuned mammalian reflex to danger.The grief, death, and tragedy of life is beauty in every sense of the word.Deep-domain expertise is overrated, and we should read far less business books.Memorable moments from Thought Economics, Vikas&apos interview series.My Year of Joy, 2022.Anchoring your life around big, rare events is to be numb.It is a gamble to assume we have a "later."Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Vikas on Twitter @mrvikas, Instagram @thisismrshah, and his website, vikas.workMy latest book Scary Smart is now available and has been voted one of the top 12 business books of 2021 by The TimYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
26/02/221h 3m

Dimitris Mothonaios - How We Can End Abuse and Cultivate the Courage to Speak Up

I met this week&aposs guest for the first time in this recording. He reached out and told me his story via Instagram. It touched my heart so deeply, as did his commitment to the world as a result, that I had to ask him on Slo Mo. This is a profoundly powerful discussion that we all need to hear in an era where victims of sexual - and all forms - of abuse are finally coming out of the shadows and fighting to make the world a safer place.Dimitris Mothonaios is a Greek theatre, TV and screen actor. His television debut came at age 23 on the Greek TV series "Last Performance". He went on to star in the popular Ant1 series "Karma" and later took part in the comedy series of Alpha TV "Mi me skas". In 2019, he starred in the leading role of Antonis Kostoulas in the legendary Greek drama series Life in the Tomb, based on the bestselling novel of a portrait of a greek soldier in the barracks in WW1. Nominated twice for Best Leading Actor, his repertoire includes Shakespeare, Euripides and Ibsen. His latest movie is a Chinese production "A Day in the Life Of A Teddy Bear", releasing February 24 in Greece and this June at the official selection of the Shanghai Film Festival.As you&aposd expect, this week&aposs episode discusses sexual abuse. The goal of the interview is to inform and discuss how we can put an end to this heinously ugly side of humanity, once and for all.Listen as we discuss:What it&aposs like to be a well known actor in a relatively small country.The experience of Dimitris, a total sweetheart, playing a villain.Dimitris&apos professional journey, and why it was easy compared to what he&aposs been through.A traumatic childhood, an alcohol fueled accident, sexual abuse, and delusion.Dimitris&apos 7 year struggle to get anyone to acknowledge his abuses.The moment he told his story to Greece, a first, and received 40,000 messages.How do we cure the injustices that sexual abuse victims face?Why Dimitris&apos core is still completely intact, despite his traumas.How can you recognize something bad happened in your life if your brain blocks it?Dimitris&apos efforts to create an anonymous phone line in Greece for abuse victims.Would Dimitris change anything about his past? As we almost always hear, no.Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Dimitris on Instagram @motho_naios and the non-profit working against abuse, ELIZA.My latest book Scary Smart is now available and has been voted one of the top 12 business books of 2021YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
19/02/221h 1m

Jacqueline Hurst - How to Do You and Why You're Absolutely Good Enough

Today&aposs guest is Jacqueline Hurst. She is the UK’s leading Life Coach, GQ Magazine’s resident coach and columnist, a teacher and a speaker.She has worked with over 8,000 clients worldwide over nearly two decades. She&aposs also a Certified Life Coach, Master NLP Practitioner and a Certified Health and Weight Coach.Jacqueline&aposs recent book, How to Do You,  became a no.1 Amazon bestseller. The book is best described as a “manual for life," and the title immediately caught my attention because of how mind boggling (yet true) it is that we have trouble being "ourselves". It&aposs clear that life has a learning curve, and in fact, most of us don&apost even know how to think properly.Let&aposs ask ourselves: does it feel good when people like the person you&aposre pretending to be? Why do we need to keep being reminded to be ourselves? What determines our worth?Listen as we discuss:What is it like being a coach?We are not taught the difference between a thought and a feeling.Jacqueline&aposs struggle getting to where she is today.How to help those who are struggling (and when to quit).Her new book, How to Do You, and how it came to be.How it can be effortless to strive toward peace, the ultimate goal.Why affirmations don&apost work for everyone.Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP)Not feeling good enough is almost always the core problem.Why comparing yourself to others is fundamentally flawed.Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Jacqueline Hurst on Instagram @Jacqueline_hurst_ and her website, jacquelinehurst.comMy latest book Scary Smart is now available and has been voted one of the top 12 business books of 2021 by The Times and Sunday Times. Thanks for all of your support!And don’t forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappyYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
12/02/2241m 36s

Maddy Anholt - How to Identify, Leave, and Recover from a Toxic Relationship (or a Psychopath)

I&aposve been waiting for this conversation. We&aposve all dealt with toxic relationships, one way or another. Few things can be as draining and eventually traumatizing. At the same time, finding yourself controlled by someone whose sole intentions are to destroy you delivers the ultimate wake up call: you&aposre not loving yourself right, and it&aposs time to do the work to make sure this never happens again. Consider this the ultimate guide for spotting and leaving your toxic relationship.Maddy Anholt is a comedian, actor, Women&aposs Aid Ambassador, and the author of the new book, How to Leave Your Psychopath. She has appeared in sitcoms for BBC Three, BBC One, ITV and Channel 4. She’s had four sell-out solo comedies at Underbelly, Gilded Balloon, Latitude Festival Main Stage and the Soho Theatre. Her show, Herselves was nominated &aposBest New Show&apos at the Leicester Comedy Festival. She performed at Underbelly, Edinburgh where she was shortlisted for The Voice&aposs &aposPick of the Fringe&apos. Maddy also wrote and starred in her own comedy for BBC Radio 4 and has amassed over seven million views online for her sketches.Listen as we discuss:How Maddy became an author (with the same publisher as me!)Why do some people keep attracting psychopaths?What is a psychopath and how do they behave?My biggest psychopath story.Maddy&aposs Christmas horror story.The tendency to stick out a toxic relationship because of the sunk-cost fallacy.Listening to the Lady Gut Instinct.The tactic of love bombing and how you rationalize yourself back into the toxicity.How do you know a relationship is worth trying to fix  despite the red flags?What happens after you leave? How do you avoid it happening again?Easy relationships exist. Don&apost fall for the lie that the misery is a part of the experience.Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Maddy Anholt on Instagram @maddyanholt, Twitter @maddy_anholt, and his website, maddyanholt.comMy latest book Scary Smart is now available and has been voted one of the top 12 business books of 2021 by The Times and Sunday Times. Thanks for all of your support!And don’t forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes eYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
05/02/2251m 2s

Jimmy McLoughlin OBE - How to Find Your Job of the Future and Life as a Stay-at-Home Dad

Today&aposs guest is Jimmy McLoughlin OBE, speaking about one of my favorite topics: the future of jobs.Jimmy is the former Special Adviser to the UK Prime Minister on business, specifically technology & entrepreneurship. During a period of momentous political change Jimmy helped shape the British government’s relationship with domestic and international businesses, and witnessed firsthand the dynamic between industry leaders, entrepreneurs and policy-makers.Jimmy is passionate about helping people understand the exciting jobs that are being created every day by entrepreneurs and showcasing what the future of our economy looks like. Now a full-time stay at home dad since the pandemic, Jimmy hosts the podcast Jimmy&aposs Jobs of the Future, which invites guests to explore the future of the economy through the prism of jobs. Listen as we discuss:How Jimmy went from the Prime Minister&aposs office to becoming a stay at home dad.The underrepresented paternal instinct.How can you be a stay at home dad and still be dad, not mom?The jobs of the future and what&aposs fueling unemployment beyond economic issues.The new niches of the modern economy that can make you a living.The growing role of creatives and influencers.What would I decide  about my career if I were 22 in 2022?Should you do what you love or what you&aposre good at? (Or is that the same thing?)Will AI replace most jobs?It&aposs an exciting but overwhelming time to be young going into the job market.The best advice for finding your passion: wonder and wander.Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Jimmy McLoughlin OBE on Instagram @jimmysjobs, Twitter @jimmym, and his website, jobsofthefuture.coMy latest book Scary Smart is now available and has been voted one of the top 12 business books of 2021 by The Times and Sunday Times. Thanks for all of your support!And don’t forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
29/01/2244m 41s

Yanis Varoufakis - What Does a Fair and Equal Society Actually Look Like?

Today&aposs guest is Yanis Varoufakis, the world renowned economist, member of the Hellenic parliament, and former Greek finance minister who’s been called the “rockstar politician who took on the EU.” This was an absolutely mind blowing conversation, and I recommend approaching it like the most enlightening and enjoyable economics class you&aposll ever have.You may have noticed a bit more politics on the show recently (see Mark Gober,  episode 172). This isn&apost a coincidence. The world is waking up to the skewed state of things; namely, the fundamental unfairness that an enlightened, or even basically civilized society should be striving to overcome, not promote. I stay away from politics as much as I can, but it&aposs our collective duty to remedy that which keeps humanity in a state of fear and anger. In his new book, Another Now, Yanis asks us to imagine a world with no banks, no stock market, no tech giants, and no billionaires. What would a fair and equal society actually look like?Tune in for a brutally honest history lesson and a far more optimistic discussion on how we can make the future better.Listen as we discuss:My experience watching Yanis during the economic crisis like a fanboy.Why Yanis refused to sign on the dotted line. (He didn&apost care about a political career).A primer on the role of debt in capitalism, and why banks want to keep you there.Feudalism vs. capitalism.A captivating history from Yanis on the cause of economic collapse.2008 was the moment capitalism died.Money was always an illusion, but it used be a useful one.What was the impact of COVID on the toxic management of the global economy?Who owns the Federal Reserve?The future is not what it used to be, and younger generations are going to have it harder.The moral duty to avoid predictions.The amazing advice on what&aposs really valuable given to Yanis by his father.There are no safe havens.Another Now, and a hopeful blueprint for a better system.The beauty of writing a novel is that you can disagree with yourself.Why banks have no place in a utopian financial system.The actual value of blockchain (far beyond bitcoin).Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Yanis Varoufakis on Twitter @yanisvaroufakis and his website, yanisvaroufakis.euMy latest book Scary Smart is now available and has been voted YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
22/01/221h 16m

David Bodanis - The Art of Fairness and the Power of Decency in a World Turned Mean

If you&aposve interacted with society in the last few few years, you&aposll probably agree that the world has become a meaner place. Is it still worth it to be kind and fair, or should we all succumb to fighting this invisible war?Today&aposs guest is the NY Times bestselling author David Bodanis, who explores this question in his new leadership book titled The Art of Fairness: The Power of Decency in a World Turned Mean.The Financial Times writes that  David&aposs book "is a primer for anyone fed up of the prevailing meanness of society and looking for inspiration on how to be better," and that&aposs exactly what we aimed to discuss to today.I spent 25 years in the corporate world dealing with backstabbers, politicians, executives, and the like. It is a tough life, and I believe work politics are the main reason people come from their jobs miserable. It&aposs time to turn the tides on the toxic idea that bullying your way to the top should be considered success.David Bodanis was born in Chicago, lived in France for a decade, and now makes his home in London. He studied math, physics, and history at the University of Chicago and for many years taught the “Intellectual Toolkit” course at Oxford. His books include the New York  Times bestseller, The Secret House, the bestselling E=mc², which was adapted into the PBS documentary Einstein’s Big Idea, and the Royal Society Science Book of the Year Prize winner Electric Universe.Listen as we discuss:My time at Google and trying to succeed without making any enemies.Why honest conversations and answers are absolutely crucial.The malicious and the fake in corporate culture, and how to navigate it.How David stumbled into writing about Einstein, electricity, fairness, and other topics.Coming-of-age in a time far less defined by fear.The Golden Rule, as always, is number one.Sub-optimal peaks, and why billionaire&aposs seem to ignore the suffering of the world.The Art of Fairness, and why the bully loses in the end.Everyone is a leader in their own domain, and empowering others is a win-win.Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with David Bodanis on Twitter @davidbodanis and his website, davidbodYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
15/01/221h 3m

Marta Krupinska - How to Lead and Succeed at Business Without Losing Yourself

Today&aposs conversation with Marta Krupinska ended up being a total treat. We hoped to discuss honest approaches to entrepreneurship, but also ended up covering an incredible range of topics that I believe will inspire a lot of change for the year to come.Marta Krupinska is a London-based tech entrepreneur, and Head of Google for Startups in the UK where she focuses on acceleration of the most exciting startups that are using tech for social good and are founded by diverse entrepreneurs. Marta is the co-founder of three tech startups, most notably of a global FinTech money transfer company Azimo which raised $70M+ in funding from top VC firms and serves over 1.5 million customers. Marta received multiple awards including Forbes 30 Under 30 in Finance in 2016.Brought to you by Google for Startups, Marta is most recently the host of Scale Ups and Downs, a podcast that will be exploring the scaling challenges of UK startups with founders and guests every fortnight. Check out the extended trailer wherever you listen to your podcasts.If you’d like to get involved with the Scale Ups and Downs community and submit your own business challenge, head to scaleupsanddowns.com for a chance to be featured on the show. Be assured that if you&aposre on the startup or business journey, the voices and minds you&aposll have access to while listening to their podcast will be some of the brightest in the world and absolutely invaluable.Meanwhile, listen as we discuss:The power of naivety in entrepreneurship.Marta&aposs story to immense success as a teenaged founder.The relative ease of making a business these days.Why the words we use shape our perceptions of ourselves and our world.Do what lights up your heart.Why it’s important to chill and be authentic when talking to mentors or investors.The difficulties faced by women and people of color in business.Is it worth the stress of being an entrepreneur?The excitement of learning must supersede any fear of ignorance or failure.Work with people you love, trust, and look up to.Marta’s biggest success is that she managed not to become an *expletive*The new Scale Ups and Scale Downs podcast,  an invaluable resource for founders.Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Marta Krupinska on Twitter @mmentrepreneur and listen to Scale Ups and Downs at scaleupsanddowns.com My new book Scary Smart is now available and has been voted YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
08/01/2244m 58s

Ben Joseph Stewart - How to Embrace Your Awakening and Stay Human in a Virtual World

Happy New Year! To kick off 2022, hopefully a year of respite, I talk to filmmaker and musician Ben Joseph Stewart about awakening and staying human in a world submerged in distrust and gladly letting the internet take over all aspects of our lives. (Facebook is now Meta, after all).Ben traveled the world in an Army family and began performing music at the age of sixteen. Before his touring rock group Hierosonic disbanded, Ben had already launched his third full length documentary with global viral attention. Most recently, he launched a 14 part series called Psychedelica and soon after hosted his own talk show Limitless on Gaia.com. After a 2020 release of The Magic Plant regarding cannabis and health, Ben immediately released DMT Quest on the brain&aposs ability to produce hallucinogens. In late 2021, Ben premiered his documentary on Aubrey Marcus&apos week long darkness immersion called Awake in the Darkness.Listen as we discuss:Ben&aposs career making mind-expanding documentaries.How Ben chooses his subject matter and avoids left or right.Why trust is unraveling on a collecting scale.Seeking truth and falling into comfort.The meaning of awakening, and a great question: are you open to learning from a fool?The internet will soon meet us at all of our senses.What is the myth that drives us, and where are we going?Kill all of your Gods, and stick to the survivor.Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Ben Stewart on Instagram @benjosephstewart and Twitter @benjosephstew and his website, benjosephstewart.comMy new book Scary Smart is now available and has been voted one of the top 12 business books of 2021 by The Times and Sunday Times. Thanks for all of your support!And don’t forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
01/01/221h 14m

Pamela Paul - 100 Things We've Lost to the Internet

Today&aposs guest is Pamela Paul, the editor of The New York Times Book Review who oversees all books coverage at The New York Times, perhaps one of the best jobs in the world for bibliophiles. She is also the host of the weekly Book Review podcast for The Times.Pamela was introduced to me by my dear friend and former Slo Mo guest, Emma Gannon. Check out her episode if you missed it because it was fantastic. (#112)Pamela is the author and editor of seven books: Rectangle Time, How to Raise a Reader (co-author), My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues, The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony, Pornified, Parenting, Inc., and By the Book: Writers on Literature and the Literary Life.Her latest book is 100 Things We’ve Lost to the Internet,  which had me at hello. I can&apost imagine a perfect topic to discuss as we all either stare at our extended family glued to their phones over the holidays - yearning for the old days - or do exactly that ourselves.Listen as we discuss:Having the best job on the planet.The power of the NYTimes and its effect on authors&apos careers.How she managed to write 8 books with a day job and children.100 things we&aposve lost to the internetThe loss of "being the only one" and the beauty of not knowing.The top 5 things we&aposve lost, in Pamela&aposs opinion.Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Pamela Paul on Twitter @pamelapaulnyt and her website, pamelapaul.comMy new book Scary Smart is now available and has bYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
24/12/2144m 29s

Mark Gober - Why the Idea of Government is Spiritually Oppressive and How to Set Yourself Free

Back in July 2020, I hosted an incredible thinker who took us on a journey through understanding consciousness. If you haven&apost listened to my conversation with Mark Gober (episode 26), it&aposs one of my all-time favorites and you really should.Mark Gober is an international speaker and the author of An End to Upside Down Thinking, which was awarded the IPPY best science book of 2019. He is also the author of An End to Upside Down Living, and his latest book, An End to Upside Down Liberty.Today we&aposre going to be talking about an unexpected topic: politics . Mark, in his latest work, argues that government is in fact inherently oppressive and not conducive to our growth and needs as spiritual beings. As always, stay open-minded, and you may just change the way you look at the fundamental structures of our civilization.Listen as we discuss:How and why Mark started writing a book on politics.The paradigms that we assume as fundamental that are just plain wrong.Why government is inherently oppressive.What is government now and what should it be?Taxation as a form of coercion and the government&aposs exemption from morality.The ideal of voluntaryism and why a fully free market may be enough to keep order.A recap of Mark&aposs thoughts on consciousness and near-death experiences.The Golden Rule as the natural law of reality. Why gurus often fall and get corrupted.How can we actually transition to a more ideal government?The Butterfly Effect and how the state of our consciousness shifts our external reality.Protect your human right to be free and don&apost get fooled!Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Mark Gober on Facebook @markgoberauthor, Twitter @markgoberauthor, Instagram @markgober_author, and his website, markgober.comMy new book Scary Smart is now available and has been voted one of the top 12 business books of 2021 by The Times and Sunday Times. Thanks for all of your support!YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
18/12/2146m 24s

Christopher Fitton - How to Get Better Sleep for a Better Life (with Guided Hypnosis-Meditation)

In this special episode, we put Slo Mo theory into practice with a live, guided meditation by the amazing Christopher Fitton to relax and rejuvenate you. Consider it our little gift to help you brave the holiday madness.Christopher Fitton is a clinical hypnotherapist and advocate for the therapeutic power of hypnotherapy. When world-wide lockdowns occurred, Christopher felt a strong calling to help the millions of people who could not sleep. He released his podcast, Sleep Cove, which now has over 25 million downloads. The podcast’s premise is simple: help listeners get a great night&aposs sleep thanks to relaxing sleep hypnosis, guided sleep meditations and bedtime stories. This episode is as cozy as it sounds. We begin with a short conversation on the importance of sleep and Chris&apos top tips for improving your sleep hygiene and routine, and end cap it off with a hypnotic meditation that almost instantly relieved me of my jet lag (I recorded this in Miami after a 12 hour flight).Warning: Do not listen while driving or engaging in any other activity requiring focus. The meditation begins at minute 29:00, so feel free to stop the podcast and come back to it when you&aposre in a comfortable place.Listen as we discuss:How and why Chris started Sleep Cove.Alarmingly, 25% of people suffer from sleep deprivation since the pandemic started.We need to see sleep as a routine and obligation that cannot be ignored.The difference between hypnosis and hypnotherapy, and why neither is pseudoscience.Chris&apos top tips for good sleep hygiene and a solid sleep routine.A live, guided hypnosis meditation that will melt your stress away.Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Christopher Fitton on Instagram @sleep_cove and his website, sleepcove.comMy new book Scary Smart is now available and has been voted one of the top 12 business books of 2021 by The Times and Sunday Times. Thanks for all of your support!And don’t forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
11/12/2151m 17s

Dr. Stephen C. Meyer - How to Disprove the Theory of Evolution and the Scientific Case for God

Today’s guest is one of my most anticipated ever, Dr. Stephen C. Meyer, who is openly contesting much of what is assumed about evolution and natural selection. Stephen received his Ph.D. in the philosophy of science from the University of Cambridge. A former geophysicist and college professor, he now directs Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture in Seattle.He has authored the New York Times best seller Darwin’s Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design and Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design, which was named a Book of the Year by the Times of London Literary Supplement in 2009. Stephen’s books and research address the deepest mystery surrounding the origin of human and animal life, particularly the origin of biological information necessary to produce it.In his latest book, The Return of the God Hypothesis, Stephen presents groundbreaking scientific evidence of the existence of God, based on breakthroughs in physics, cosmology, and biology.It’s no secret that I too used a bit of math, physics and cosmology to try and show that our universe and everything in it is not the result of randomness but rather the product of intricate design. (Chapter 14 of Solve for Happy)Give us a chance today to take you through the possibility of the existence of a divine designer. This surely is a topic that, regardless of how busy you are today, is worth taking a little bit of time to slow down.Listen as we discuss:Political correctness in science.What led Stephen to dive into his work?The highly unlikely probability for evolution to generate new species in such time.The bike lock analogy.DNA is literally like software code, and therefore someone must have programmed it.Information is the hallmark of intelligent activity and inference to the best explanation.Darwin’s Doubt and the Cambrian Explosion.What did Darwin get right?The return of the God hypothesis: who is the designer?Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Stephen Meyer on Facebook @drstephencmeyer, Twitter @stephencmeyer, Instagram @discoverycsc, and his website, stephencmeyer.org.My new book YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
04/12/211h 12m

Danny Donachie - The Psychosomatic Origins of Chronic Pain and the Journey to See Over the Wall

Today&aposs guest is Danny Donachie, in what is surely one of our most original and eye-opening conversations yet on this podcast.Danny is a special talent who works holistically and understands the psychosomatic origins of pain and suffering deeply. His credentials are strong. He is a former professional footballer and, until this month, was the Head of Medical Services for Everton FC. He has worked with World Cup winners, Grand slam winners, Olympic Gold medalists and a World champion boxer.Following completion of a master&aposs degree in leadership at the Tavistock, he now works with executives to find inner peace and develop intentional culture. A number of "spiritual experiences" have resulted from a daily meditation practice of over 30 years and he has been fortunate to have worked directly with many spiritual masters including K Pattabhi Jois, Russel Williams, Yogi Manmoyananda, Guy Sengstock and Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev.Danny heard my interview with Steven Bartlett on Diary of a CEO while strolling through Madrid, and he decided to reach out. He is so kind with his words of praise in this episode, but let me tell you - he has quickly become someone I look up to and his essence and wisdom will totally blow you away. If you&aposre plagued with pain, doubt, or anxieties, you can&apost miss this.Listen as we discuss:How Danny convinces macho football and rugby players to meditate and do yoga.Danny&aposs journey from professional footballer to revered healer in sports and beyond.Why can&apost we find peace even though our lives are absolutely okay?The greatest advice you&aposll get for escaping chronic pain: feel it fully.Clinical tales of patients with mysterious pain that healed through emotional expression.The studies showing that a large portion of pain medicine and surgery is placebo.One of life&aposs fundamental pillars: knowing your purpose.Compassion for the homeless, and how my son and his son seemed to have it innately.Moments of awakening through Danny&aposs various meditation practices. (He&aposs tried it all.)"Seeing over the wall," as Sadhguru taught him.The mysterious power of mantra.Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Danny Donachie on Twitter @dan.donachie, Instagram @daniel.donachie, and his website, embodyism.comMy new book Scary Smart is now available and has been voted one of the top 1YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
27/11/2157m 41s

Dr. Tony Nader - The Hard Problem of Consciousness and the Building Blocks of Everything

Today&aposs guest is at the top of his fields. Yes, fields, with a plural. He quickly became a very good friend after I appeared on his podcast, Consciousness is All There Is, and we spoke about the spiritual and consciousness sides of AI. It was such an incredible conversation that I just had to have him on Slo Mo for all of you. I&aposm so glad I did, and I think you will be too.Dr. Tony Nader, MD, PhD is a medical doctor trained at Harvard University, a PhD in neuroscience from MIT, and a globally recognized expert in the science of consciousness and human development. He&aposs the successor to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and the head of the Transcendental Meditation organization globally.He is a highly accomplished medical researcher and was appointed assistant director of clinical research at MIT and a clinical research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School.In his new book, One unbounded ocean of consciousness, Dr. Nader comprehensively examines what scientists call the “hard” problem: “What is consciousness?” He unpacks this abstract question for both a general audience and experts in the field by investigating consciousness in terms of human physiology, quantum mechanics, and the more ancient Vedic science. Listen as we discuss:How Dr. Nader and I met on his podcast.Dr. Nader&aposs upbringing in war torn Lebanon that brought him to ask deep questions.His apprenticeship with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi that led to his succession.What is Transcendental Meditation (TM) and how do you do it?The purpose of the mantra and why trying is prohibited.Exploring the hard problem of consciousness.Consciousness comes in ranges but is the fundamental building block of everything.Tony&aposs one piece of advice to tap into the highest state of the human.Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Dr. Tony Nader on Facebook @drtonynader, Twitter @drtonynader, Instagram @drtonynader, and his website, drtonynader.comMy new book Scary Smart is now available. Grab a copy here!Don&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
20/11/2153m 50s

Josh Trent - How to Achieve Optimal Wellness and Why We Attract Partners That Expose Our Wounds

Today&aposs guest is Josh Trent, an amazing person and friend who has a deep understanding of how to heal and thrive on the mental, emotional, and physical level. This episode is absolutely packed with gems.Josh is the Founder of Wellness Force Media, the host of the Wellness Force Podcast (which I recently appeared on in an amazing conversation) and the creator of the BREATHE: Breath & Wellness Program. He has spent the past 19 years as a trainer, researcher, and facilitator discovering the physical and emotional intelligence for humans to thrive in our modern world.The Wellness Force Mission is to help humans heal mental, emotional and physical health through podcasts, programs, and a global community that believes in optimizing our potential to live life well.Josh has dedicated his life to supporting humanity coming together as one, and this shines through in his words and wisdom in this conversation.Listen as we discuss:Why Josh meditates on death every morning.His story and struggles through mental illness and obesity.The gut check moment that finally led him to Google "how to be healthy."Do we have a responsibility to ourselves to pursue the life we want at all costs?What is our soul and how do we connect to it?The healing modalities in Shamanism and our core need to honor the mysteries of life.Different arcs of intelligence and the process of gathering and applying them.If we all took a deep emotional inventory even for a moment, the world would change.Why Josh has always attracted partners that show him where he has not yet healed.The space between knowing and doing.The tragic loss of the art of debate.Why so many Instagram "gurus" project an air of certainty and perfection.The healing power of psychedelics and breathwork.Josh&aposs one piece of wellness advice.Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Josh Trent on Facebook @wellnessf, Twitter @wellnessforce, Instagram @joshtrentofficial, and his website, wellnessforce.comMy new book Scary Smart is now available. Grab a copy here!Don&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
13/11/2153m 45s

Lisa Barnett - The Akashic Records, Soul Plans, and the Purpose of One Lifetime Among Thousands

In this episode, I speak with Lisa Barnett about a few things I knew absolutely nothing about. Interested to know that there is a library containing a record of every life your soul has lived? I sure was.Lisa Barnett is an internationally recognized author, teacher, and healer with more than 20 years of experience in the spiritual healing forum and is an authority on connecting people to the ancient wisdom of the Akashic Records. Lisa founded the Akashic Knowing School of Wisdom where thousands of students from around the world have learned to access their own soul’s intelligence to live more fulfilled lives.As you may know by now, I don&apost always accept stories about things that we cannot truly prove. But there are things, like love, that cannot be proven by science but still undeniably exist. I ask you, like myself, to keep an open mind and heart to a world that you may not have explored before, and maybe, within it, you&aposll find new information on how to awaken to your life&aposs purpose.Listen as we discuss:What are the Akashic Records?Your soul&aposs plan.Lisa&aposs story and her transition from corporate employee to healer.How losing two of her soul sisters led her to a fated meeting with a psychic.Explaining the "sixth sense", and how we all may have one.Who are the "Record Keepers" and why do they give and take access to this wisdom?What&aposs the point of this life if we get to live thousands of them?What is "the Source"?Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Lisa Barnett on Facebook @akashicknowing, Twitter @akashicknowing, Instagram @akashicknowing, and her website, akashicknowing.comMy new book Scary Smart is now available. Grab a copy here!Don&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
06/11/2153m 6s

John Murphy - How an American Nightmare Sparked a Food and Gardening Revolution

John Murphy is today&aposs guest and can best be described as a man with passion all the way to the roots. Yes, you&aposve just read Slo Mo&aposs first published pun.John is the founder of Lettuce Evolve, a revolutionary garden technology company he created to literally save his life. In 2009, after finding success in pursuit of the American Dream, John suddenly found himself facing a nightmare when he burned out so bad that he became incapacitated for seven years. Modern medicine had no answers, and he needed to eat upwards of seven nutritional meals a day just to meet his caloric needs.Struck by the high cost of organic produce and disillusioned with the toxic system that made him sick in the first place, he drew up and built the first Aquarium-Powered Vertical Garden in his small room while still ill. Since then, he&aposs been on a mission to promote self-sufficiency through his company&aposs space-saving gardens that can provide all your organic fruits and vegetables at a fraction of the cost and space, all without soil, right in your home.John and Lettuce Evolve are currently running their IndieGoGo campaign and I urge you to support this mission if it resonates with you. I am not profiting from this in anyway and only recommending something I personally think is amazing, as always. Growing the freshest possible food in a small corner of your living room with no soil, sunlight, or skills required? Sign me up.Listen as we discuss:The sudden internal "explosion" that incapacitated John for over seven years.His diagnosis with Adrenal Exhaustion and extreme weight loss and disability.Why the American Dream can quickly become the American Nightmare.We are not giving our bodies the fundamentals of what they require.Why does John&aposs body consume calories so rapidly? Still a medical mystery to this day.The Vertical Garden: a self-cleaning fish tank that grows the freshest possible food without soil or sunlight.John&aposs vision: a vertical garden in every home, leading to a healthier world.Are these gardens a threat to farmers?John&aposs crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo, which you can support here.Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with John Murphy on Facebook @lettuceevolve, Twitter @lettuceevolve, Instagram @lettuceevolve, and their website, lettuceevolve.comMy new book YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
30/10/2144m 30s

Dr. Jed Diamond - How to Finally Achieve Real and Lasting Love in Your Relationship

Today’s guest is Dr. Jed Diamond, who has been a great friend to me and the One Billion Happy mission for years. I know the title of this episode seems extreme, but you&aposll soon see it&aposs really not.Jed is the founder and director of MenAlive, a health program that helps men, and the women who love them, to live fully, love deeply, and make a positive difference in the world. He is one of the world’s leading experts in the field of gender-specific medicine, men’s health, and trauma recovery. His training programs on The 5 Stages of Love have been taken by men and women throughout the world. Jed has written 16 books (teach me your secret, sir!), including international best-sellers Male Menopause, Surviving Male Menopause, The Warrior’s Journey Home: Healing Men, Healing the Planet, and The Irritable Male Syndrome. His most recent book is 12 Rules for Good Men.I&aposm so grateful to Jed, who has written multiple articles featuring some of my work alongside his own brilliant work and writing. I was so excited to get a chance to chat with him, and I&aposm certain this will be an eye-opener for you.Listen as we discuss:A dive into Jed&aposs past and how he found his creative side.Why he committed his life to understanding the world of men and women.Why do men often become angry and irritable?What is Male Menopause and Irritable Male Syndrome?Our past marriages and the importance of knowing the 5 stages of love.Why disillusionment is a precursor to real, lasting love.Understanding the ancient reality of the male and female division.Breaking out of the "man box" and the 12 rules for good men.Jed&aposs one core piece of advice for men.Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Dr. Jed Diamond on Facebook @dr.jed.diamond, Twitter @menaliYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
23/10/2150m 2s

Rebecca Costa - Why Society Sometimes Needs to Collapse and How We Can Predict the Future

This week&aposs guest, Rebecca Costa, is one of my new favorite people on the planet. She and I speak the same language (of the nerds), but don&apost worry. You&aposll surely find her as enlightening and entertaining as I did.Rebecca was introduced to me by Dr. Jed Diamond, who recently featured some of my work in an article on his website and will be next week&aposs guest on Slo Mo. Rebecca Costa is an American sociobiologist, futurist, author, and host of the podcast, The Costa Report.  She is the preeminent global expert on the subject of "fast adaptation" and brings both an evolutionary biologist and technologist&aposs perspective to the subject of adaptation.In other words, humanity is evolving in extremely bizarre ways due to a rapid rate of technological advancement. Nobody has made sense of what that means for our futures better than Rebecca. After retiring, she spent six years researching and writing the international bestseller The Watchman&aposs Rattle: A Radical New Theory of Collapse. Her follow-up book titled On the Verge was introduced in 2017, also to critical acclaim.You can&apost miss this one, so listen as we discuss:How both Rebecca and I are both a bit East and a bit West (and fully nerds).Why data is undoubtedly the best guide for decision-making and position-taking.There are no facts about the future, only probabilities, but they&aposre becoming more likely.How we could have predicted the 2017 Las Vegas shooting and stopped it.Why AI will not be self-serving because intelligent beings don&apost serve themselves."We have Paleolithic emotions, Medieval institutions, and Godlike technology."Predictive technologies and why the weather report will soon be 100% accurate.Humanity&aposs model of decision making is not wrong. It&aposs just slow.We have data indicating that major disasters are coming, but we&aposre not designed to care.When society becomes too complicated, it adapts by collapsing as a reset mechanism.You need food, shelter, water, love, and meaning. Science has proven this.Her new podcast The Costa Report and how it aims to manipulate mainstream media.By making knowledge accessible to all, humanity will make better decisions (for all).Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Rebecca Costa on Facebook @rebeccadcosta, Twitter @rYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
14/10/2154m 37s

Kushal Choksi - Surviving 9/11 and an Awakening on Wall Street

Today&aposs guest is my friend, Kushal Choksi.This episode was originally intended to release on September 11 to coincide with the release of Kushal&aposs new book, On a Wing and a Prayer, but the book&aposs release was delayed, and as a result, the episode too. Nevertheless, an event as monumentally impactful to the world like 9/11 is not only worth discussing on its anniversary, so we decided the timing isn&apost that important. Please forgive any discrepancies.Kushal was a Wall Street trader with his focus on little else but amassing wealth and achieving the American Dream. Witnessing the devastation of 9/11 before his eyes and narrowly escaping death, Kushal’s life was never going to be the same again. All his pursuits became meaningless and he felt a void within him like he had never felt before.Then, one day, he reluctantly decided to spend an afternoon with a spiritual master in New York City, unknowingly embarking on a quest to find answers to life’s biggest questions.Listen as we discuss:Kushal&aposs former life as the prototypical Wall Street finance type.How he recalls September 11, 2001, the day he nearly died and witnessed true horror.The voice in his head that told him to run from the tower instead of going back in.How he began to feel that all time after 9/11 was "bonus time."His initial confusion about what do with the newfound gratitude to be alive.Our attempts at shaking things up are normally empty, canned, and conditioned.The catharsis of a first experience with meditation and how Kushal never looked back.Sky Breath meditation, the first thing that worked after his "spiritual shopping."The language of mental growth is effortlessnessWhen you&aposre on the train, running back and forth on the train won&apost get you there faster.What&aposs the point of it all?Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Kushal Choksi on Instagram @choksi108 and his website, kushalchoksi.comMy new book, Scary Smart, is releasing September 30th. Pre-order your copy here!Don&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
09/10/2140m 50s

Sarah Grynberg - The Art of an Interview, Exploring the Unknown, and the Ultimate Power of Love

Today’s guest is my friend, Sarah Grynberg. Sarah and I have developed a Zoom relationship across the last several years. Our relationship is proof that digital communication can create deep bonds, and I truly adore her for all she represents.Sarah is a specialist in teaching people of all ages how to adopt the habits and strategies of life’s greatest leaders to help them live their most inspired life. She is the current host and producer of one of Australia’s most top-rated wellness podcasts, A Life of Greatness, where she’s interviewed some of the world’s biggest celebrities. Through her experience over decades of working with some of the world’s biggest names, and her own ongoing research studying life’s greats, Sarah has formulated her own blueprint to achieving greatness.Via these practices and techniques, Sarah&aposs ultimate goal is to impart this wisdom and knowledge on all who are open to listen.Listen as we discuss: How my and Sarah&aposs friendship has evolved.The ability to connect deeply over interviews thousands of miles apart.The art of the interview, and why Sarah can&apost interview just anyone.How each guest brings a new lens, and behind the scenes of podcasting.Sarah&aposs process of spiritual awakening and learning the Law of Attraction.Her career journey after a Dark Night of the Soul and an answered prayer.Seeing people as humans before seeing them as celebrities.Going into the unknown and understanding that the universe is not personal.How does Sarah cope with stress?Which guests on Sarah&aposs podcast have impacted her the most?Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Sarah Grynberg on Instagram @sarahgrynberg, Twitter @sarahgrynberg, on Facebook @sarahgrynberg, and her website, sarahgrynberg.comMy new book, Scary Smart, is releasing September 30th. Pre-order your copy here!Don&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
02/10/211h 9m

Catalina Pelaez - Surviving a Terrorist Attack, Prioritizing Peace, and Becoming a Champion

Today&aposs guest is Catalina Pelaez. A few weeks before this recording, I received a message on Instagram from her brother, Daniel. He said the following about his sister:Mo, this is Catalina, my younger sister. Cata is one of the most inspiring people in my life. Her journey, dedication, perseverance and positivism is truly admirable, and her testimony for sure will inspire thousands. Cata is Colombia&aposs top women&aposs professional squash player and has obtained numerous athletic achievements  within the squash world (Pan American Games, World Games, Doubles World Championships, National Tournaments, etc.). Her talent and passion for squash provided her with the opportunity to play and study at Trinity University in Hartford, CT, USA where she was team captain. Her joy for Squash is not limited to her career itself. She helps promote squash via different programs across Colombia called Squash Urbano, which helps the less fortunate thrive through sports, providing them with more opportunities in education, development and integration.First of all, there are few things more amazing than siblings loving and supporting each other. A big thanks to Daniel for being a great brother and getting us a great guest.Second, I soon found out that, beyond her sport achievements, speaking to Catalina was going to be about a whole lot more than squash. At age 11, she was severely injured in the 2003 terrorist attack at the El Nogal club in Bogota, Colombia. Her journey from this trauma as a child to becoming Colombia&aposs top squash player is incredible. Her personal transformation and quest to find forgiveness and peace in the memories of the attack is perhaps even more so.Listen as we discuss: My love for Colombia.Catalina&aposs upbringing traveling around the world and her journey back to Colombia.Why squash is such a unique game (and one that Egyptians actually win!)Training as a professional athlete during lockdown.The incredible story of Catalina surviving a terrorist bombing that killed 36 people.How she bounced back from the injuries despite being so young.Why memories of the attack affect her more as an adult than when it happened.Facing the perpetrators of the terrorist bombing in a bid for truth and peace.Would she change the past and avoid the attack if she could?Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Catalina Pelaez on Instagram @catalina.pelaez, Twitter @catapelaez4, on and on Facebook @catalinapelaezsquashMy new book, YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
25/09/2159m 46s

Dr. Lisa Miller - The Awakened Brain, the Poison of Radical Materialism, and the Symphony of Life

Today&aposs guest is Dr. Lisa Miller, whose doing some of the most valuable work on the science behind spirituality in the world right now. That&aposs not to say this is a cold, sterile conversation about the topic. It is anything but that, and this is one of my favorite conversations we&aposve ever had. Do yourself a favor and don&apost miss this essential 40 minutes.Dr. Lisa Miller is the New York Times bestselling author of The Spiritual Child and a professor in the clinical psychology program at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is the founder and director of the Spirituality Mind Body Institute, the first Ivy League graduate program in spirituality and psychology, and has held over a decade of joint appointments in the department of psychiatry at Columbia medical school.Her innovative research has been published in more than one hundred empirical, peer-reviewed articles in leading journals, including Cerebral Cortex, The American Journal of Psychiatry, and the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.Her new book is The Awakened Brain, a brilliant work from a brilliant mind.Listen as we discuss:How do scientists define spirituality?MRI studies have allowed us to characterize the neurological seat of awareness.We are not alone. What does that mean?The poison of radical materialism.The dangers of "I gotta..." mindset and MRI proof that it&aposs part of the addicted brain.We&aposre designed to only see glimpses of the plane of truth.Take your intuition and wisdom as hard data.The best experiences of our lives are the ones that happen off the plan.People that are awakened are more likely to have depression.We all have the capacity for awakened awareness.Life is playing at a particularly frequency in one big symphony.Reprogramming ourselves from "achieving awareness" to "awakened awareness."Honor your knowing!Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comConnect with Dr. Lisa Miller on Twitter @lisamillerphd and on her website, lisamillerphd.comSome big news. I&aposm hosting my first sweepstakes. My new book, Scary Smart, is releasing September 30th. Pre-order your copy here, YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
18/09/2141m 0s

Mo Gawdat (Part 1) - My New Book, Scary Smart, and the Most Important Message of Our Time

In this special, two-part episode, I  want to talk to you about my new book, Scary Smart, releasing September 30, 2021. I know the title of this episode sounds dramatic, but I&aposm not exaggerating. This episode may scare you because the stakes may be existential, but I promise there&aposs hope. You may be wondering about the connection between Solve for Happy, One Billion Happy, and...Artificial Intelligence? I promise it will all make sense soon.And by the way - If you pre-order your copy before September 30th, which I hope you do as it&aposs a great help for authors, send a screenshot or forward your proof of purchase to win@mogawdat.com. You&aposll be entered for a chance to win a signed, early release limited-edition copy of the book. Better yet, I will take a few winners out to dinner in London and Amsterdam. Hope to see you! Pre-order Scary Smart here at Amazon UK. Check your local Amazon or other bookstore in other regions. In Part 1, listen as I discuss:Why you&aposre the hero of this story.The importance of pre-orders for an author.Why my publishers decided to publish Scary Smart before my next book.Why sci-fi is now sci-fact.The three inevitabilities of AI.A brief history of AI and what&aposs driving its development.What is the singularity?How can things go wrong?Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
11/09/2134m 43s

Mo Gawdat (Part 2) - The Future of Ethics and How You Can Save Our World

In Part 2, I move on from the scarier part to the more hopeful part of my new book, Scary Smart, releasing September 30, 2021.If you&aposve made it this far, I commend you, as I cannot emphasize enough how real the stakes are if we don&apost do this right.And again - If you pre-order your copy before September 30th, which I hope you do as it&aposs a great help for authors, send a screenshot or forward your proof of purchase to win@mogawdat.com. You&aposll be entered for a chance to win a signed, early release limited-edition copy of the book. Better yet, I will take a few winners out to dinner in London and Amsterdam. Hope to see you!Pre-order Scary Smart here at Amazon UK. Check your local Amazon or other bookstore in other regions.In Part 2, listen as I discuss:How does AI learn?My realization during my time at Google that AI is like a child.The Superman analogy.AI will learn emotions, because emotions are backed by equations.The future of ethics.#AI4GoodThere is nothing wrong with the machines. We&aposre the problem.The three values that will save our world.I hope one day, AI will read Scary Smart and know we tried our best to love it.Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
11/09/2133m 15s

Azeem Azhar (Part 1) - The Impact of Exponential Growth and Why Technology is Innate to Humanity

Today&aposs guest is Azeem Azhar, one of the leading names in technology and podcasting in the English speaking world.With my new book, Scary Smart, releasing September 30th, and Azeem&aposs new book, Exponential, releasing September 7th,  I thought this would be a perfect conversation to set the context for an important discussion on the state of future. To ask it simply, will the future be better or worse?Azeem Azhar is on a mission to explain how our lives are changing due to the exponential growth of technology. He is a serial entrepreneur and investor. He is the creator of the Exponential View, Britain&aposs leading platform for in-depth tech analysis. His weekly newsletter is read by 200,000 people from around the world, and his chart-topping podcast, The Exponential View, has featured guests including Yuval Noah Harari, Reid Hoffman, and Tony Blair. I&aposm honored to say I&aposll be appearing on the show next month, so stay tuned.In Part 1, listen as we discuss:Writing code and growing up a tech geek.Azeem&aposs career trajectory through technology and his big break into journalism.How startup culture has evolved, and the successes and failures along the way.The importance of the Netscape browser and how the net made cheap distribution possible.What is exponential growth and what is its impact on our lives?Technology is innate to the human condition, and politics are innate to technology.Companies follow the expressed needs of the public, and  that&aposs where our power lies.The five main technologies shaping our lives right now.Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatConnect with Azeem Azhar on Instagram @azeem, Twitter @azeem, and on his website, exponentialview.coSome big news. I&aposm hosting my first sweepstakes. My new book, Scary Smart, is releasing September 30th. Pre-order your copy here, send a screenshot of your proof of pre-order to win@mogawdat.com, and win a signed copy, dinner with me, or access to an exclusive online talk. Hope to meet you all soon enough!Don&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes eveYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
04/09/2141m 5s

Azeem Azhar (Part 2) - Artificial Intelligence, Antiquated Values, and a New Accountability

This is part 2 of my discussion with Azeem Azhar, one of the leading names in technology and podcasting in the English speaking world.With my new book, Scary Smart, releasing September 30th, and Azeem&aposs new book, Exponential, releasing September 7th,  I thought this would be a perfect conversation to set the context for an important discussion on the state of future. To ask it simply, will the future be better or worse?Azeem Azhar is on a mission to explain how our lives are changing due to the exponential growth of technology. He is a serial entrepreneur and investor. He is the creator of the Exponential View, Britain&aposs leading platform for in-depth tech analysis. His weekly newsletter is read by 200,000 people from around the world, and his chart-topping podcast, The Exponential View, has featured guests including Yuval Noah Harari, Reid Hoffman, and Tony Blair. I&aposm honored to say I&aposll be appearing on the show next month, so stay tuned.In Part 2, listen as we discuss:Where do we draw the line that enough is enough with technological advancement?We are stuck in antiquated values when it comes to our place in the market.The ethics of the future.How AI and machines will automate the backend of the global economy.The danger of AI learning from the best and worst of humanity.Why accountability needs to be taken far more seriously in the tech industry.Even with an exponential process, it will still take a long time to match the human brain.Is the future going to be better or worse?Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatConnect with Azeem Azhar on Instagram @azeem, Twitter @azeem, and on his website, exponentialview.coSome big news. I&aposm hosting my first sweepstakes. My new book, Scary Smart, is releasing September 30th. Pre-order your copy here, send a screenshot of your proof of pre-order to win@mogawdat.com, and win a signed copy, dinner with me, or access to an exclusive online talk. Hope to meet you all soon enough!Don&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday. Only with your help caYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
04/09/2133m 59s

Elizabeth Day - Magpie, the Greatest Friendships, and Exploring the Writing Process

Today&aposs guest is Elizabeth Day, once again. I know nobody is complaining about that, as her prior episode on Slo Mo is one of the most downloaded of all time. And I absolutely adore this woman and she&aposs one of my favorite people in the world. Like last time, we recorded this on Instagram Live, so please forgive any audio issues.As many of you know, I appeared on Elizabeth&aposs podcast, How to Fail,  earlier in 2020, and the episode was a massive hit. Since that time, she and I have become close friends, and I truly treasure our friendship. Today, we&aposre talking about her new book, Magpie, which is a must read, and running a special promo for those who pre-order it (see below).Elizabeth is an author, journalist and broadcaster. Her memoir, How To Fail: Everything I’ve Ever Learned From Things Going Wrong is a Sunday Times top 5 bestseller and has been described as ‘life-changing’ by critics. Her chart-topping podcast, How To Fail With Elizabeth Day, is a celebration of the things that haven&apost gone right and has been nominated for two British Podcast Awards. Her seventh and latest book is Magpie, available September 2, 2021.If you pre-order the book and send a screenshot of the order confirmation to win@mogawdat.com, you will enter a sweepstakes to win a signed copy of my books. By the way, this same promotion applies to my new book, Scary Smart, too, releasing September 30, 2021, but if you can only buy one, I&aposm totally fine if you go with Magpie because when Elizabeth is happy, I am happy.Listen as we discuss:Why I&aposm in Slovenia right now.How Elizabeth needs to write to stay sane.Writing to find out more about herself and her own experiences.Her latest book, Magpie, a psychological thriller already getting rave reviews.Politeness in British society and how it makes for suspenseful reading.My bet with Elizabeth that her book will be on the charts in the first week.The differences between my and Elizabeth&aposs writing styles.Our never ending feud about the best romcom of all time.A discussion on the meaning of true love.Her next, next book, focusing on friendship.Ali&aposs continued gifts to the world.Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatConnect with Elizabeth Day on Instagram YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
28/08/2147m 50s

Craig Foster - My Octopus Teacher, Winning an Academy Award, and Why We Need Nature

Today’s guest is Craig Foster, who I&aposve been waiting a while to have on the show. Besides the fact that he&aposs one of my personal heroes, he has the unique designation of being the first Slo Mo guest to have to reschedule his interview date because he unexpectedly won an Academy Award.Craig Foster is the co-founder of the Sea Change Trust and one of the world’s leading natural history filmmakers. He has dedicated himself to learning the secrets of the Great African Seaforest, the inshore kelp habitat at the South West tip of Africa, his underwater home.His film, the 2021 Academy Award winner for Best Documentary, My Octopus Teacher, follows the unbelievable story of his year bonding with a wild octopus while honoring his pact to dive 365 times a year. It was a Netflix sensation and is one of the most amazing films you can watch. If you haven&apost seen it yet, please do yourself a favor and turn it on tonight.Through his regular, intensive immersion in wild waters, he has uncovered countless new animal behaviors and species. One of the species is a shrimp which has been named after him: Heteromysis Fosteri. He has founded the Sea Change Project to share his love of nature with others.His new book, written with ​​Ross Frylinck, is Underwater Wild, available globally on November 16, 2021.Warning: This episode contains spoilers of the documentary, My Octopus Teacher.Listen as we discuss:Going back to nature when we&aposre burned out.Advice for how to deal with nature without yearning for creature comforts.Why did Craig not interfere during the Octopus&apos death?Avoiding the temptation to expect and apply human feelings to wildlife.Octopus death is programmed into their makeup.The breakthrough of the film from nature documentary to Oscar winner.Finding the balance between our lives and the necessary relationship with nature.How the attention after winning the Academy Award took him away from nature.The industrial world is a shock to the human psyche, yet we block nature."The biggest threat is the cooling of the human heart to nature."Facebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.com/podcastConnect with Craig Foster on Instagram @seachangeproject, Facebook @theseachangeproject, Twitter , and his organization&aposs website, seachangeproject.comSome big news. I&aposm hosting my first sweepstakes. My new book, YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
21/08/2142m 48s

Katie Hess - How to Heal with Flowers and Why We Know Plants are Intelligent

Today&aposs guest and conversation is one of a kind and will give you a whole new perspective on the magic of flowers. I&aposm sure you&aposll agree that we should all be appreciating flowers just a little more. Yes, they&aposre magically beautiful, but just wait until you hear what they can do for your well being.Katie Hess is a flower alchemist, author of Flowerevolution and founder of LOTUSWEI, one of the world’s leading floral apothecaries. With her signature elixirs featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times and the LA Times, her flower-powered community is thriving. Katie teaches mindful-awareness practices at Flowerlounge events around the world, hands out flowers to strangers in urban Flower Flash Mobs, and hosts the Flowerlounge Podcast with listeners in over 75 countries. She’s also the founder of the Self-Arising Nature Center in Phoenix, Arizona, a center for flower essence education, experiences and practitioner training.Listen as we discuss:What is flower alchemy?The thoughts that arise from our family lineage, and how to know which are really yours.Every piece of nature is emitting its own energy, like WiFi.The forgotten healing power of the dew water found on flowers.No matter what ails you, there&aposs a flower for it.Water is a recording device and absorbs the essence of the flowers it settles on."I want to be as powerful as nature."The Japanese practice of forest bathingWhat are flower collecting expeditions like?The time a CIA agent hooked plants up to a lie detector and found they&aposre sentient.Katie&aposs hobby of hunting rare orchids.Why science has served to divide us, inadvertently.Facebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.com/podcastConnect with Katie Hess on Instagram @lotuswei, Facebook @lotuswei, Twitter @lotuswei, and her website, lotuswei.comSome big news. I&aposm hosting my first sweepstakes. My new book, Scary Smart, is releasing September 30th. Pre-order your copy here, send a screenshot of your proof of pre-order to win@mogawdat.com, and you&aposll be entered into a contest. What&aposs the prize? A lYouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
14/08/2143m 11s

Ed Jackson - How a Career-Ending Spinal Injury Led to Unprecedented Triumph

Today’s guest is Ed Jackson, who blows me away with his wisdom and resilience.Ed is a former professional Rugby player whose sports career was thriving. In April 2017, after diving into the shallow end of a swimming pool, Ed broke his neck and suffered a spinal cord injury which left him paralyzed from the neck down. Doctors said that he would never walk again, but through sheer determination and intensive rehabilitation, Ed began reaching the summits of mountains within a year of his operation. Ed inspires others to overcome their fears and details how goals are achievable no matter how impossible they may seem.Ed’s life altering experience has provided him with an extraordinary ability to motivate, and I know you’ll feel that nothing is impossible after listening to him.A note on the sound: Please forgive the occasional background noise on my side of the recording. I am on vacation in the Dominican Republic, so what you&aposre hearing is wind, rustling trees, and occasional traffic. I wanted to be sure to get an episode out to you - just didn&apost realize how hard it&aposd be to find a quiet place with internet on this island! Listen as we discuss:Ed&aposs incredible story.How he dived into the shallow end of a pool and was left functionally paralyzed.What it felt like to be paralyzed, and finally be able to move a toe.The perspective of gratitude that results from losing and regaining movement.The fears Ed faced during recovery, and post-traumatic growth.Ed&aposs charity and his totally unexpected life right now.Ed&aposs new book, LuckyYour life is in your hands.Facebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.com/podcastConnect with Ed Jackson on Instagram @edjackson8, Facebook @edjackson8, Twitter @edjackson8, and his website, edjackson8.com. Don&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappyMy new book, Scary Smart, is releasing September 30. Pre-order your copy here.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
07/08/2140m 50s

Mo Gawdat - An Important Update on the Future of Slo Mo

Today’s guest is me again. I’m proud to say this is episode 150 of Slo Mo, and it’s been an incredible journey so far. We&aposve had nearly a million downloads in just over a year, topped charts globally in the Mental Health category, and learned from some of the wisest brains alive today.In truth, this is more of an announcement than an episode. But don’t worry, we’re not going anywhere.The most important thing you need to know is, for the time being, Slo Mo will now be published only once a week, on Sundays. We will be taking an indefinite break from publishing on Thursday, for the following reasons: We are constantly receiving feedback from listeners saying they are 10, 20, even 50 episodes behind. This doesn’t give justice to the amazing guests we publish twice a week.Most podcasts publish once a week with entire production studios behind them. We publish 2-4 episodes a week with a team of four.As you may know, my new book, Scary Smart, is coming out September 30. I need to dedicate a lot of time and attention in the coming months to the launch to spread the message of the book, which I believe is more important than ever. Tune into this episode for info on a special promo I’m running if you pre-order the book.This is all about slowing down. As this podcast, my speaking engagements, and writing have exploded (gratefully) in demand, I’ve felt more rushed and overwhelmed than ever. I believe this will make life so much easier and calmer for myself, my team, our guests, and our listeners. With that said, I want to thank my small team for their tireless work on Slo Mo. It is very difficult to pump out 2-4 episodes a week with no extended break during the year, all in the name of a mission to make people happier and wiser. I couldn’t do any of this without our Producer, Munir Harb; our Sound Engineer, Vladimir Popovski; and our Video Engineer, Elina St-Onge. And best of all, publishing only once a week will allow us to give more time and focus to bringing more of the best minds out there to your player. Slo Mo is only getting started, and I love you all for being a part of it. Truly.Facebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.com/podcastDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappyMy new book, Scary Smart, is releasing September 30. Pre-order your copy here.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
31/07/215m 3s

Zoe Blaskey (Part 1) - The Antidote to the Toxic Perfectionism of Motherhood

Today&aposs guest is Zoe Blaskey.Zoe is the founder of Motherkind, a self empowerment platform for modern mums. Through Motherkind, Zoe coaches mothers of all backgrounds from Global CEO&aposs to full time moms on how to navigate the huge challenges of modern motherhood.Zoe hosts the Motherkind Podcast, which is the UK&aposs number one family podcast on iTunes and speaks every week to world leading experts on a range of topics from self care, mental health, career, nutrition and parenting. The Telegraph celebrated the podcast as &aposthe antidote to the toxic perfectionism of modern motherhood&apos.In Part 1, listen as we discuss:The anxiety and perfectionism of being a new mom.The inner changes of becoming a mom or dad are so discombobulating.Why it&aposs okay to not feel overwhelming love when your child is born.Matrescence, the pruning process of becoming a mother.How we learn our parenting from our parents.Why moms need coaching.The effects of having kids on your relationship.The ten minute, ultra honest check in with your partner.People should take the decision to have kids more seriously.Nobody really feels ready to have kids.Facebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.com/podcastConnect with Zoe Blaskey on Instagram at @motherkind_zoe  and her website, motherkind.coDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday and Thursday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappyMy new book, Scary Smart, is releasing September 30. Pre-order your copy here.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
28/07/2132m 55s

Zoe Blaskey (Part 2) - Matrescence, Present Parenting, and Why Children are Born Whole

This is Part 2 of my talk with Zoe Blaskey.Zoe is the founder of Motherkind, a self empowerment platform for modern mums. Through Motherkind, Zoe coaches mothers of all backgrounds from Global CEO&aposs to full time moms on how to navigate the huge challenges of modern motherhood.Zoe hosts the Motherkind Podcast, which is the UK&aposs number one family podcast on iTunes and speaks every week to world leading experts on a range of topics from self care, mental health, career, nutrition and parenting. The Telegraph celebrated the podcast as &aposthe antidote to the toxic perfectionism of modern motherhood&apos.In Part 2, listen as we discuss:Zoe&aposs favorite discoveries and thinkers on parenthood.Underneath the perfectionism is a yearning for love.How can you be more present knowing what your child really needs?Unconditional love and role reversal, my personal favorite parenting tools.Children come to us whole, and we can learn just as much from them.We are not responsible for children&aposs personalities, only for not spoiling them.We shouldn&apost smooth over the challenges of our kids.Building our kids&apos physical and emotional resilience.How many of us still want to please our parents even into old age.Focus on raising yourself, too!Facebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.com/podcastConnect with Zoe Blaskey on Instagram at @motherkind_zoe  and her website, motherkind.coDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday and Thursday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappyMy new book, Scary Smart, is releasing September 30. Pre-order your copy here.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
28/07/2128m 2s

Frankie Ward - Girl Gamers, Dream Jobs, and Why You Should Never Burn Bridges

Today’s guest is award-winning host, Frankie Ward, who has become an icon in the gaming industry. On stage at all the industry’s most popular events, she is a key figure in the reporting, interviewing and hosting of Esports events. With an experienced career history in the media, Frankie gained a passion for Esports after producing the BBC’s coverage of the 2015 League of Legends Quarterfinals and decided she wanted to follow that path. Prior to venturing into eSports Frankie spent ten years in producing and content roles.With a bubbly personality, Frankie has become an event favourite. Along with her live hosting experience, Frankie has also had great success on YouTube, Twitch, and Instagram. To respond to fan demand, Frankie hosts her own popular podcast called ‘My Life In Pixels’ in which she discusses her life both inside and out of eSports.You may know already I’m a huge gamer, so I really enjoyed this talk. It’s also a fantastic crash course in following your dreams.Listen as we discuss:What are Esports?The strategy and teamwork that goes into gaming validates it as a sport.Frankie’s gaming habits and the frustrated life of a PC gamer.Being a woman gamer and why we need more of them.How Frankie stumbled into her life as an eSports icon after aspiring to be an Egyptologist.How do you actually get the job  of your dreams? Don’t burn bridges.Why difficult often leads to amazing.Does Frankie need to change her persona in the male dominated world of gaming?My own gaming habits.Is Frankie’s fiancée a gamer?Facebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.com/podcastConnect with Frankie Ward on Instagram at @getfrankgames, Twitter @frankieward,  and her website, getfrank.co.uk.Frankie is the host of Save your Game - the Red Bull Gaming podcast - now live!Don&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday and Thursday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappyMy new book, Scary Smart, is releasing September 30. Pre-order your copy here.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
24/07/2151m 43s

Peter Rennert (Part 1) - Rising to the Top, the Role of Fear, and a Change of Priorities

Today’s guest is my dear friend and former professional tennis player, Peter Rennert.During his playing career, Peter was ranked in the Top 10 in the World in Doubles and Top 40 in the World in Singles. After his playing career ended, he traveled the globe teaching tennis to thousands of people of all ages and skill levels at private homes, tennis clubs, luxury resorts and on the pro tour.In his travels, Peter developed an awareness based approach to teaching that focuses entirely on optimizing the brain’s ability to learn. He calls it TELOS, which stands for The Effortless Life Operating System.Peter has launched an online course for tennis players and will soon launch an online course for teaching professionals. He has trained and Certified TELOS Tennis Professionals around the world. The TELOS system is applicable to all walks of life, and I had to have Peter on to tell you about it, as well as his story.In Part 1, listen as we discuss:How Peter and I met.What does it take to be a professional tennis player?The catalyst for growth is where the pressure is.Why he chose to go to Stanford and be the little fish in a big pond, and became the number one college player in America.Preparedness and opportunity are what we call luck.How Peter thrived because of his community, then plateaued while traveling.You don&apost need to endure unnecessary stress with training.How his impending injuries and total burnout led him to stop playing.The role of fear.The only truth in tennis is the ball goes where the energy goes.Connect your breath to the act of doing.How Peter fell in love with teaching.Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.com/podcastConnect with Peter Rennert on Instagram @telostennis and his website, telostennis.com.Don&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday and Thursday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappyMy new book, Scary Smart, is releasing September 30. Pre-order your copy here.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
21/07/2136m 58s

Peter Rennert (Part 2) - How to Live on the Effortless Path with Mind-Body Harmony

This is Part 2 of my talk with my dear friend and former professional tennis player, Peter Rennert.During his playing career, Peter was ranked in the Top 10 in the World in Doubles and Top 40 in the World in Singles. After his playing career ended, he traveled the globe teaching tennis to thousands of people of all ages and skill levels at private homes, tennis clubs, luxury resorts and on the pro tour.In his travels, Peter developed an awareness based approach to teaching that focuses entirely on optimizing the brain’s ability to learn. He calls it TELOS, which stands for The Effortless Life Operating System.Peter has launched an online course for tennis players and will soon launch an online course for teaching professionals. He has trained and Certified TELOS Tennis Professionals around the world. The TELOS system is applicable to all walks of life, and I had to have Peter on to tell you about it, as well as his story.In Part 2, listen as we discuss:TELOS, the effortless life operating system.The three steps: 1. Body and mind harmony.2. A specific and prioritized agenda.3. Let go of step 2 if it conflicts with step 1.How do we get to mind and body harmony?Peter recounting my tennis lesson with him. (Not my sport!)Our body does not have the experience of being an equal partner to our mind.The pains in our body often come from emotional pain.Novak Djokovic, and why his self-awareness is his biggest advantage.The benefits of simultaneous training, or cognitive and physical at the same time.You shouldn&apost stress yourself out all day long to prepare for stress.Remove clutter, expand joy and purpose.If you have the feeling of being in a hurry, you&aposre off course!Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.com/podcastConnect with Peter Rennert on Instagram @telostennis and his website, telostennis.com.Don&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday and Thursday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappyMy new book, Scary Smart, is releasing September 30. Pre-order your copy here.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
21/07/2137m 30s

Francesca Specter - How to Thrive When You’re Alone and the Power of Solitude

Today’s guest is the wonderful Francesca Specter. She is the internationally published author of Alonement: How to be Alone and Absolutely Own It, and the creator of the Alonement podcast.Alonement is an uplifting and celebratory guide to embracing being alone and understanding why it’s very different from being lonely. It’s been described by journalist Daisy Buchanan as a ‘joyous invitation to make your own declaration of independence’.Francesca is also a freelance journalist, writing long-form lifestyle features for the Telegraph, the Guardian, Red, and Grazia.Listen as we discuss:What is lifestyle journalism?What is the difference between lonely and being alone?Why Extroverts need to learn the skill of being alone.Alone time is one the best catalysts for great ideas.Starting from inside and using the outside world to complement your experience.How Francesca decided to confront her biggest fear after a serious breakup.Your relationships benefit when you spend time alone.Do you need to give up relationships to reach enlightenment?Couples should be able to have a conversation about wanting alone time.The power of long walks.Not apologizing for being “just one” at a restaurant or cafe.Francesca’s top tips for having a positive experience alone.Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.com/podcastConnect with Francesca Specter on Instagram @chezspecter, Twitter @chezspecter, and her website, alonement.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday and Thursday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappyMy new book, Scary Smart, is releasing September 30. Pre-order your copy here.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
17/07/2155m 35s

Dr. Waheed Arian - The Incredible Journey from a Childhood in War to Saving Hundreds of Lives

Today’s guest is a true hero.Dr. Waheed Arian is an NHS A&E doctor. His pioneering charity, Arian Teleheal, works directly with clinicians on the ground, and provides governments and global organizations with a blueprint for delivering innovative healthcare and education.Dr. Arian has been recognized as a UNESCO Global Hope Hero, a UN Global Goals Goalkeeper, an NHS Innovation Mentor, and was appointed to the WHO Roster of Digital Health Experts in 2019. In the UK, he has been awarded the Rotary International Peace Award and the prime minister&aposs Points of Light Award. His new autobiography, In the Wars, is out in September. I got an early read, and I can only recommend you get familiar with Waheed’s story as it is incredibly inspiring.Listen as we discuss:Arian Teleheal, Waheed&aposs medical charity that has helped save over 700 lives.Addressing the problem of lack of medical expertise on the ground in conflict nations.The power of smartphones to connect and solve problems.The true connections created between the doctors across borders.How Waheed spent his free time while visiting family in Afghanistan understanding medical challenges.Happiness lies in giving, and that&aposs what drives Waheed.Waheed&aposs difficult childhood in Afghanistan during the Soviet conflict.How he became inspired to go to school and become a doctor.The determination and drive to help people will pay you back.How his family deals with his globetrotting and heavy work.his journey dealing with PTSD.Waheed&aposs Wars BBC featureI&aposll just say it again: Waheed is my hero.Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.com/podcastConnect with Dr. Waheed Arian on Facebook @DrWaheedArian, Instagram @DrWaheedArian, Twitter @DrWaheedArian, and their website, drwaheedarian.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday and Thursday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappyMy new book, Scary Smart, is releasing September 30. Pre-order your copy here.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
14/07/211h

Adam Ashton - How to Maximize Your Life and ROI through the Power of Books

In this episode, I speak with Adam Ashton, a man whose mind has absorbed an extraordinary amount of knowledge through the power of books. Millions of people have listened to Adam and his co-host Adam Jones on the What You Will Learn podcast, where they have spent tens of thousands of hours studying the best ideas from the greatest minds on the planet and putting the best ideas within your reach, for a fraction of the time it would take to read the full book.Their latest book is titled The Sh*t They Never Taught You,  a journey through takeaways from over a hundred of the world&aposs greatest thinkers capturing lessons in personal development, career, business, personal finances, human nature, history, and philosophy. Every lesson will be useful, and one might change your life.Listen as we discuss:Adam and Adam&aposs podcast, and its goal of relaying the knowledge found in books accessibly.If a book can be summarized in 30 minutes, what&aposs the point of making books so long?How do they choose the books they read for the podcast?Why "How to..." content is so popular.The Sh*t They Never Taught You and why its title is literal.If we have books, is school still useful at all?The enduring power of Robert Greene&aposs The Laws of Human Nature and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective PeopleBooks provide an unbeatable ROI.Influence by Robert CialdiniRange by David EpsteinWhy their new book started on a chapter with happiness.Emotions come and go rather quickly, but it is we who allow them to endure.The best relationship books, and the ever controversial Jordan Peterson.Instagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialTwitter: @mgawdatLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatWebsite: mogawdat.com/podcastConnect with Adam Ashton and What You Will Learn on Facebook @whatyouwilllearn, Instagram @whatyouwilllearn, Twitter @wywlpodcast, and their website, whatyouwilllearn.com. Don&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday and Thursday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappyMy new book, Scary Smart, is releasing September 30. Pre-order your copy here starting mid-July.YouTube: @mogawdatofficialInstagram: @mo_gawdatFacebook: @mo.gawdat.officialLinkedIn: /in/mogawdatTiktok: @mogawdatX: @mgawdatWebsite: mogawdat.comDon&apost forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Saturday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy
10/07/2148m 15s