Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat

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

May 28, 2022 Mo Gawdat and Ali Abdaal Episode 195
Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Ali Abdaal - How to Energize Your Work for Maximum Productivity and Optimize Your Impact
Show Notes

This week's 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's 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're doing?
  • The three motives of a founder.
  • Ali's 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's dating life and the novel experience of maintaining a serious relationship.
  • Effective altruism, and how to optimally approach your impact on the world.
  • What's been most meaningful in Ali's life?
  • Ali's definition of happiness: Contentment, and a choice.

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