Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat

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

May 07, 2022 Mo Gawdat and Jonathan Garner Episode 192
Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Jonathan Garner - How to Turn Your Phone Addiction into an Opportunity for Personal Growth
Show Notes

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's 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!

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