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

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

By Steven Bartlett

The Diary Of A CEO with Steven Bartlett

Thursday, 19 May

Mo Gawdat is the former Chief Business Officer of Google X, it’s ‘moonshot’ division behind it’s most exciting and futuristic projects, as well as the author of Solve For Happy, Scary Smart and his new book, That Little Voice In Your Head, where he returns to the theme of happiness which made his last appearance on the podcast such a success.

Mo Gawdat’s first appearance on Diary of a CEO is still my, and I know many of your, personal favourite episodes. This reunion doesn’t disappoint, as we go more in depth and Mo shares his incredible wisdom on how to approach relationships, how to prevent human suffering and how to be at peace with your choices in life.

Mo’s new book, That Little Voice in Your Head, is available from the 26th May. Inspired by the life of his late son, Ali, he has set out to share a comprehensive model for how to achieve happiness, with an emphasis on generosity and empathy towards ourselves and others.


How have things changed for you since last time? The signal for you to “move and flow” Are you single? Recognising phases in your life Did you feel like something was missing? Why did you decide to write this book? What illusions did you live under? Our whole lives are a contradiction The economics of love Money is an illusion Not all thoughts are equal Changing the shape of our brain Masculine and Feminine energy Your one selfish request The last guest question




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