E143 - Mo Gawdat: The infinite power of gratitude

Mo Gawdat is an Egyptian author and entrepreneur. Previously he held the position of Chief Business Officer for Google X, he is now host of the popular podcast Slow Mo. Mo is known for creating the happiness equation. Mo has co-founded more than 20 businesses, and continues to mentor ten start-ups at one time.

In this episode Mo discusses how the death of his beloved son Ali, began his search for happiness and doing good. Although he has suffered tragedy within his life, Mo’s aim was to come through suffering and “make things better” for others. Mo discusses flow state, the importance of learning and how he achieves his highest performance whilst playing video games.

Mo shares the importance of not trying to cheat your way to high performance and “miss blocks”, stating we should be focusing on “looking under our feet, not at the target”.

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