Hyper Curious

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Summary

If you’ve ever wondered how you can be happier with your lot in life, don’t miss this episode with Mo Gawdat, former Chief Business Officer of Google [X], serial entrepreneur and author of “Solve for Happy: Engineering Your Path to Joy”. Mo’s realised there is more to life to discover and he’s on a mission to make people happier.

Key takeaways:
The Supertramp song that triggered a change in his life
The illusion of control
Why life is a video game
How to be present
The happiness flowchart

Show Notes

If you made it to the dizzy heights of Chief Business Officer of Google [X], you’d likely think you made it and be happy with your lot. Not Mo Gawdat. 

Mo IS former Chief Business Officer of Google [X], serial entrepreneur and author of “Solve for Happy: Engineering Your Path to Joy”, and he’s a seeker. He realised there is more to life to discover and he’s on a mission to make people happier.

And you don’t need a therapist, a guru, a yoga teacher, a meditation guide and a wealth of ‘experts’ to help you reach happiness, says Mo, because there is a reliable, solid model you can follow - the equation for happiness. 

That’s right, Mo has come up with an equation to find happiness and that equation is very simple.

“It's basically, if you look back at all of the moments in your life when you ever felt happy, you will realise that there was no common theme to what made you happy. Happiness is equal to or greater than the difference between the events of your life and your expectations of how life should be.”

In fact, happiness is our default state - we’re all born happy, we just grow out of it. 

This is a fascinating episode with a truly inspirational person. 

On today’s podcast:
  • The Supertramp song that triggered a change in his life
  • The illusion of control
  • Why life is a video game
  • How to be present
  • The happiness flowchart

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What is Hyper Curious?

For the change-makers, explorers and entrepreneurs by heart or practice, Hyper Curious podcast is a celebration of what’s best in human beings: OUR CURIOSITY.

Get ready to change your perception of what it means to be an 'overnight success'. Here you will listen to the most intriguing U-turns and A-ha moments of our guests, and how embracing changes (rather than fearing it) keeps them curious and evolving.

Your host is Beta Lucca, a successful BAFTA-winning entrepreneur and Forbes Top 50 Women in Tech who has failed, succeeded, and built a multimillion-dollar gaming business. Beta brings her upbeat energy, bold attitude and multipotentialite mindset to interview your favourite authors, poets, philosophers, psychologists, neuroscientists, founders and artists.

If you don’t know them already, you definitely will now!

Listening to these incredible human beings is the perfect start of your day. One that will provoke you to think differently, laterally, upside down, and offer you new fresh perspectives to help you act boldly. You’ll finish each episode feeling energised, inspired and empowered to reinvent your world and reinvent yourself.

For more information, visit http://hypercurious.fm