Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat

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

March 26, 2022 Mo Gawdat and Dr. Rangan Chatterjee Episode 186
Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Dr. Rangan Chatterjee - How to Cultivate Happiness for Health and Where to Put Your Priorities
Show Notes

Today's 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'll 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's dad's illness defined his life for so long.
  • A profound exercise to know the difference between your success and happiness.
  • Relationships, relationships, relationships.
  • Modern medicine's futile approach to lifestyle-induced disease.
  • His new book, Happy Mind, Happy Life.
  • How I lost my own dad to unhappiness.
  • Rangan's three-legged model of happiness.
  • We should idolize every aspect of our idol's life, not just the glamorous parts.
  • The sociometer and the importance of "vitamin S"
  • Rangan's conversation with Dr. Edith Eger (see mine in ep. 50)
  • How all of us feel like we're being ourselves when we're being kind.

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