Benjamin Hardy is a top writer on Medium.com since late 2015. He gained over 300,000 email subscribers in 2 and a half years. His first book, Willpower Doesn’t Work, comes out March 6, 2018.
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[01:21] – Ben has been writing on Medium for the past 3 years
[01:44] – He is almost finished with his doctorate in psychology
[02:05] – He’s been a foster parent of 3 kids for 3 years
[03:44] – Ben believes that great responsibility creates great power
[04:05] – Being a foster parent forced Ben to act in a different way
[05:13] – Ben talks about the opposites in self-help today
- It’s not confidence that creates success
- It’s success that leads to confidence that leads to passion
- Your choices are what shapes your personality
[08:20] – Ben’s book, Willpower Doesn’t Work, is about how environment shapes you
[08:32] – “A forcing function is an environmental constraint that forces you to act a certain way”
[10:15] – Shape the situation where you can rise up
[11:03] – All behaviors are outsourced from the environment
[11:56] – Put yourself in situations that will force you to be the person you want to be
[13:21] – Gamify your life and create a competition with someone
[15:26] – Ben has studied the difference between wannabe entrepreneurs and actual entrepreneurs
[15:57] – Almost all actual entrepreneurs had a point-of-no-return experience
[17:01] – Ben shares experiences of the entrepreneurs he has interviewed
[18:58] – JLD talks about “the baby effect”
[20:26] – “If you want to have something you don’t have, you need to become someone you’re not currently”
[20:43] – Most books lead you astray
[22:18] – The ability of any man can be doubled if the situation demanded it
[22:58] – “Change your environment to make quantum leaps”
[24:24] – Get your copy of Willpower Doesn’t Work today!
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