Life as a full-time working adult can be rough. You’re juggling various responsibilities and obligations, and there will be days where you feel like you’re drowning and just want to quit. In this episode, we talk to Simon Leow and Sherman Ho, the co-founders of Happiness Initiative who got up, quit their jobs, and did something about it.

Along the way, we find out what led them to leave their jobs, how they started a social enterprise that hosted the world’s first Happiness Film Festival, and perhaps what it really means, to be happy.

Tune it to find out more.

This episode was made possible with the help of our special guests:

  • Simon Leow

  • Sherman Ho

  • And to Choy Mae-Xee for her cameo in the introduction.

If you like what Simon and Sherman do and want to support their cause, you can learn more about Happiness Initiative through these links:





What the New Nobel Prize Winner Has to Say About Money and Happiness

How much money do people need to be happy?

High income improves evaluation of life but not emotional well-being

Do We Need $75,000 a Year to Be Happy?


Music in this episode was brought to you by Blue Dot Sessions. Track listing in chronological order are as follows:

The Popular Grove



Um Pepino


Palms Down

You can find these tracks and check out their work at

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