Feature: Mo Gawdat

“If you imagine that life is just about now, then the purpose of cleaning the dishes is to do it as best as you can and enjoy yourself. You can find micro purpose and joy in everything you do.” 

To continue shining the light on the importance of mental health, we’re launching a special feature mini-series this week. Every day of this week we’ll be taking a look back on some of our mental health conversations from our 40 Minute Mentor archives

To kick off the series, we take a look back on some of our favourite moments from our conversation with the brilliant Mo Gawdat, former Chief Business Officer of Google X, author of Solve for Happy and Founder of One Billion Happy

In today’s episode snippets, you’ll discover: 

  • How the tragic loss of his son, completely changed Mo’s career path [01:23] 
  • Why he sees life like a video game [4:00] 
  • Mo’s advice on finding your purpose and why we need to shift our focus to micro purposes [09:26] 

If you enjoyed today’s episode, make sure you check out Mo’s full 40 Minute Mentor episode at https://jbmc.co.uk/insights/40-minute-mentor/cultivating-happiness-in-your-career-with-mo-gawdat/ 

️  Helpful links: 

➡️ Find out more about Mo and his career – https://www.linkedin.com/in/mogawdat/ 

➡️ Check out his book ‘Solve for Happy’ – https://www.solveforhappy.com/ 

➡️ Learn more about One Billion Happy – https://www.onebillionhappy.org 

And for helpful mental health resources, head to: 

➡️ Mental Health Foundation – https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk 

➡️ The Samaritans can be reached on 116 123 

➡️ And for local help and support, call the Mind Infoline at 0300 123 3393 or text 86463 

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