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Episode 50- Shabnam Mogharabi on Cultivating Joy, Gratitude and Connection

November 1, 2018 • Inspiration & Motivation
Shabnam Mogharabi

Shabnam Mogharabi is the CEO of SoulPancake, an award-winning digital entertainment company she co-founded with actor Rainn Wilson (better known as Dwight from The Office). SoulPancake spreads joy and celebrates the human experience by producing and curating thought-provoking, uplifting video content. Shabnam is also a New York Times bestselling author of SoulPancake: Chew on Life’s Big Questions. On this episode, we talk about how to craft a great story, being intentional about tuning into joy in our daily lives, and the power of tackling tough conversations.

Show Notes

  • The story and inspiration behind SoulPancake (1:47)
  • Why the company is called SoulPancake (4:02)
  • How SoulPancake chooses what stories to tell (5:00)
  • The pillars of SoulPancake’s content: connection, storytelling, leadership (6:06)
  • How to tell a great story using Pixar’s rules of storytelling (8:14)
  • Seligman’s contributions to happiness: compassion, small acts of service, and gratitude (12:10)
  • Do this one gratitude exercise to significantly increase your happiness (14:39)
  • The difference between the fleeting feeling of happiness and the internal state of how you perceive things (18:52)
  • What she’s learned about how to have tough conversations (23:40)
  • The metrics they use to evaluate success (26:02)
  • Sprint’s 1Million Project to close the homework gap (27:55)
  • The importance of uplifting stories (30:15)
  • What’s next for SoulPancake (31:58)

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