Penny Locaso: Future Self | Sero Boost #2

In this episode, host Lu Ngo is joined by Penny Locaso, the world's first Happiness Hacker on a quest to teach 10 million humans.

Have you ever imagined how your future self would be? Or what can you do to become the version of yourself you most want to be? In this episode, you’ll learn the practices you need to build for yourself and the meaning of the future self in the context of happiness.

Meet Penny Locaso

Penny Locaso is the world’s first Happiness Hacker on a quest to teach 10 million humans, by 2025 how to flourish in life. With over 20 years of experience in enabling adaptability, Penny’s calling is to empower people to release their fear of uncertainty, find their flow, and flourish.

She also works with governments, corporations, and educators to build a more intentionally adaptable society. Additionally, Penny has partnered with Google, Microsoft,, SalesForce, Deloitte, and LuluLemon, to name a few.

Penny also created The Intentional Adaptability Quotient, a world-first psychometric tool and education program that decodes the skills required to not only navigate but flourish in complex and uncertain change. Alongside Penny’s entrepreneurial endeavors, she is the author of Hacking Happiness.

About the episode

In this episode, host Lu Ngo is joined by Penny, and they talk about the context of the future self in happiness. Penny shared the practices she’s doing such as micro bravery and self-destruction to develop her character as a person. According to her, small acts of bravery turn into bigger acts later on, and it develops one’s confidence and courage. 

She suggests doing one small action that makes you uncomfortable because growth happens when you overcome those discomforts.

Penny reiterated that for us to improve ourselves, it is essential to focus on the present or the current situation rather than looking at the future because what we can do right now will eventually be injected into our happiness.

In conclusion

Predicting our future selves is indeterminate. And the problem is that we always look toward the future and disregard living in the present. But building ourselves today by adopting practices such as learning to get comfortable with discomforts creates happiness and hones confidence for our future selves.

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