Benjamin 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
- 02:32 – Ben was on episode 1658 of Entrepreneurs On Fire
- [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
- [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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