Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat

Rebecca Seal (Part 1) - Why Following Your Passion May Not Be the Best Career Path

March 24, 2021 Mo Gawdat and Rebecca Seal Episode 101
Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Rebecca Seal (Part 1) - Why Following Your Passion May Not Be the Best Career Path
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Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Rebecca Seal (Part 1) - Why Following Your Passion May Not Be the Best Career Path
Mar 24, 2021 Episode 101
Mo Gawdat and Rebecca Seal

Today’s guest is Rebecca Seal. Rebecca is an award-winning food, drink, lifestyle and personal development writer based in London. She's also a wonderfully wise woman.

A freelancer for over 10 years, she’s the author of Solo: How To Work Alone (And Not Lose Your Mind), a very timely,  thoroughly researched book pulling on behavioural science, organisation psychology and economics that also features interviews from some highly renowned and effective solo workers.

She’s also written eight cookbooks, and her journalism is published worldwide in broadsheet newspapers and magazines.

Listen as we discuss:

  • Where Rebecca is private and where she isn't
  • The reinvention of cuisine in the UK
  • Rebecca's focus on teaching healthy and simple cuisine and cooking
  • Her newest and very timely book, Solo: How to Work Alone (And Not Lose Your Mind)
  • How she worked herself into unhappiness and profound loneliness, which led to Solo
  • Work is not what defines you.
  • Being passionate about your work can also lead to being exploited and suffering.
  • We don't see the gritty and grindy sides of even the most "glamorous" jobs.
  • Job crafting, and how to do more of the things you enjoy and less of those you don't.

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

Connect with Rebecca Seal on Instagram @bexseal, Facebook @rebeccasealwriter,  on Twitter @rebeccaseal, and her website, rebeccaseal.co.uk

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

Show Notes

Today’s guest is Rebecca Seal. Rebecca is an award-winning food, drink, lifestyle and personal development writer based in London. She's also a wonderfully wise woman.

A freelancer for over 10 years, she’s the author of Solo: How To Work Alone (And Not Lose Your Mind), a very timely,  thoroughly researched book pulling on behavioural science, organisation psychology and economics that also features interviews from some highly renowned and effective solo workers.

She’s also written eight cookbooks, and her journalism is published worldwide in broadsheet newspapers and magazines.

Listen as we discuss:

  • Where Rebecca is private and where she isn't
  • The reinvention of cuisine in the UK
  • Rebecca's focus on teaching healthy and simple cuisine and cooking
  • Her newest and very timely book, Solo: How to Work Alone (And Not Lose Your Mind)
  • How she worked herself into unhappiness and profound loneliness, which led to Solo
  • Work is not what defines you.
  • Being passionate about your work can also lead to being exploited and suffering.
  • We don't see the gritty and grindy sides of even the most "glamorous" jobs.
  • Job crafting, and how to do more of the things you enjoy and less of those you don't.

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

Connect with Rebecca Seal on Instagram @bexseal, Facebook @rebeccasealwriter,  on Twitter @rebeccaseal, and her website, rebeccaseal.co.uk

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