Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat

Poppy Jamie - How to Practice Flexible Thinking and Why You Are Your Own Guru

June 06, 2021 Mo Gawdat and Poppy Jamie Episode 128
Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Poppy Jamie - How to Practice Flexible Thinking and Why You Are Your Own Guru
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Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Poppy Jamie - How to Practice Flexible Thinking and Why You Are Your Own Guru
Jun 06, 2021 Episode 128
Mo Gawdat and Poppy Jamie

Today’s guest is Poppy Jamie, entrepreneur, influencer, and rising star in the mental health and mindfulness space. Poppy is on a mission to empower people to look after their minds and make their thoughts more flexible through easy tools and methods.
 
Poppy is the founder of the globally popular mental wellbeing app, Happy Not Perfect, that particularly focusing on teachers, parents and students. She is also the host of the Not Perfect Podcast, one of the top 10 mental health podcasts in the UK.

While developing Happy Not Perfect, Poppy also co-founded the fashion accessories brand Pop & Suki with actress Suki Waterhouse. The company’s mission, along with selling bags, is to celebrate friendship and women working together.

Poppy's new book, Happy Not Perfect: Upgrade Your Mind, Challenge Your Thoughts and Free Yourself From Anxiety shares her personal battle with perfectionism and other mental health related issues and the tools that helped transform her.

She has been named one of Forbes’ ‘30 under 30,’ Glamour’s ‘Most Empowering Nu-Gen Activists You Need to Know,’ and W Magazine’s ‘Next Generation of Activists Making a Difference.

Listen as we discuss:

  • The shift to living closer to nature with remote work.
  • How writing a book is a deep dive into connection with the self.
  • Even if you can manifest what you want from life, be careful what you wish for.
  • What life is really like for Poppy who has  achieved so many of her dreams.
  • Her obsession with perfectionism to finally become “enough”. 
  • Nothing external can fix something internal, and no success can fix your insecurities.
  • Would she change her 20’s to work less in retrospect?
  • We are our own gurus.
  • What is “Happy Not Perfect”?
  • What actually matters in life? Curiosity.
  • Poppy’s new book and the focus on flexible thinking.
  • Challenge who you follow on social media.
  • Dating challenges for the millennial and “fast food dating”.

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

Connect with Poppy Jamie on Instagram @poppyjamie, Facebook @poppyjamiework, Twitter @poppyjamie, and happynotperfect.com
 
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 Poppy Jamie, entrepreneur, influencer, and rising star in the mental health and mindfulness space. Poppy is on a mission to empower people to look after their minds and make their thoughts more flexible through easy tools and methods.
 
Poppy is the founder of the globally popular mental wellbeing app, Happy Not Perfect, that particularly focusing on teachers, parents and students. She is also the host of the Not Perfect Podcast, one of the top 10 mental health podcasts in the UK.

While developing Happy Not Perfect, Poppy also co-founded the fashion accessories brand Pop & Suki with actress Suki Waterhouse. The company’s mission, along with selling bags, is to celebrate friendship and women working together.

Poppy's new book, Happy Not Perfect: Upgrade Your Mind, Challenge Your Thoughts and Free Yourself From Anxiety shares her personal battle with perfectionism and other mental health related issues and the tools that helped transform her.

She has been named one of Forbes’ ‘30 under 30,’ Glamour’s ‘Most Empowering Nu-Gen Activists You Need to Know,’ and W Magazine’s ‘Next Generation of Activists Making a Difference.

Listen as we discuss:

  • The shift to living closer to nature with remote work.
  • How writing a book is a deep dive into connection with the self.
  • Even if you can manifest what you want from life, be careful what you wish for.
  • What life is really like for Poppy who has  achieved so many of her dreams.
  • Her obsession with perfectionism to finally become “enough”. 
  • Nothing external can fix something internal, and no success can fix your insecurities.
  • Would she change her 20’s to work less in retrospect?
  • We are our own gurus.
  • What is “Happy Not Perfect”?
  • What actually matters in life? Curiosity.
  • Poppy’s new book and the focus on flexible thinking.
  • Challenge who you follow on social media.
  • Dating challenges for the millennial and “fast food dating”.

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

Connect with Poppy Jamie on Instagram @poppyjamie, Facebook @poppyjamiework, Twitter @poppyjamie, and happynotperfect.com
 
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