Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat

Mo Gawdat (Part 1) - Looking Back on 2020, the Year of Silence and Space

December 23, 2020 Mo Gawdat Episode 75
Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Mo Gawdat (Part 1) - Looking Back on 2020, the Year of Silence and Space
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Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Mo Gawdat (Part 1) - Looking Back on 2020, the Year of Silence and Space
Dec 23, 2020 Episode 75
Mo Gawdat

Today's guest is Becky.

For those who know me well, you know I call my brain Becky. Becky is a retired control freak, tends to be obsessive, sees the negative in everything and loves to be vocal about it.

A couple of weeks ago, she asked if she could be my guest on Slo Mo to talk with me about this exceptional year, 2020, in review. I had to oblige, as I've revamped my relationship with her throughout the years and owed her at least this.

And before we dive in, I want to say it's been one of the greatest and most fulfilling pleasures of my life and career to host this podcast. There's so much more Slo Mo to come, and I love you all for listening.

In Part 1, listen as I (we) discuss:

  • 2020, one of the most notable years in modern history
  • Why some took 2020 so well, and others not so well.
  • The Happiness Equation
  • The difference between happiness and fun
  • Lessons on calm, anger, and moving forward
  • Revisiting stoicism and my talk with Donald Robertson
  • The illusions of control and knowledge
  • The 6 grand illusions and 7 blind spots (as mentioned in my book, Solve for Happy)
  • Tal Ben Shahar on defining happiness: "Truth, truth, truth"
  • Revisiting Rick Hanson and Dan Siegel on Negativity Bias
  • Has COVID been as bad as we think?
  • Scheduling your anxiety, a wonderful lesson from Karen Guggenheim
  • Should we really want to erase the harsh moments from life?
  • Alexandra Cousteau on COVID's positive impact on the environment
  • Jimmy Nelson on finding love and calm across the street, not across the world
  • Things could have been so much worse!

Instagram: @mo_gawdat
Facebook: @mo.gawdat.official
Twitter: @mgawdat
LinkedIn: /in/mogawdat

Don't forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Monday and Thursday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy.

See you next year!

Show Notes

Today's guest is Becky.

For those who know me well, you know I call my brain Becky. Becky is a retired control freak, tends to be obsessive, sees the negative in everything and loves to be vocal about it.

A couple of weeks ago, she asked if she could be my guest on Slo Mo to talk with me about this exceptional year, 2020, in review. I had to oblige, as I've revamped my relationship with her throughout the years and owed her at least this.

And before we dive in, I want to say it's been one of the greatest and most fulfilling pleasures of my life and career to host this podcast. There's so much more Slo Mo to come, and I love you all for listening.

In Part 1, listen as I (we) discuss:

  • 2020, one of the most notable years in modern history
  • Why some took 2020 so well, and others not so well.
  • The Happiness Equation
  • The difference between happiness and fun
  • Lessons on calm, anger, and moving forward
  • Revisiting stoicism and my talk with Donald Robertson
  • The illusions of control and knowledge
  • The 6 grand illusions and 7 blind spots (as mentioned in my book, Solve for Happy)
  • Tal Ben Shahar on defining happiness: "Truth, truth, truth"
  • Revisiting Rick Hanson and Dan Siegel on Negativity Bias
  • Has COVID been as bad as we think?
  • Scheduling your anxiety, a wonderful lesson from Karen Guggenheim
  • Should we really want to erase the harsh moments from life?
  • Alexandra Cousteau on COVID's positive impact on the environment
  • Jimmy Nelson on finding love and calm across the street, not across the world
  • Things could have been so much worse!

Instagram: @mo_gawdat
Facebook: @mo.gawdat.official
Twitter: @mgawdat
LinkedIn: /in/mogawdat

Don't forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Monday and Thursday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy.

See you next year!