During the Holocaust, Austrian psychiatrist Viktor Frankl was sent to a concentration camp. He survived by focusing on his one goal: to return home to his family. Frankl saw that once people lost hope for their future, they ultimately lost their life. Dr. Benjamin Hardy has applied Frankl’s research to his own life as an organizational psychologist. In this episode, Ben returns to YAP to discuss the power of embracing our future selves and how to get familiar with a new system for measuring our progress! He will also share why unsuccessful people focus on “The Gap” and successful people focus on “The Gain.”
Dr. Benjamin Hardy is an organizational psychologist and the world’s leading expert on the psychology of entrepreneurial leadership and exponential growth. He was once the most popular blogger on the platform Medium.com and his blogs have been read by over 100 million people. He has several books under his belt including the bestseller Willpower Doesn't Work. On top of it all, Benjamin is also a sought-after corporate speaker.
In this episode, Hala and Benjamin will discuss:
- Why Ben considered himself a failure after writing his first book
- What it means to be in the Gap vs. the Gain
- The difference between ideals and goals
- How to commit to our future selves
- Why imagining is actually a skill
- Viktor Frankl’s tools for survival
- Mr. Beast’s journey toward his future self
- Understanding the what, the why, and the how
- How to view the timeline of our future self
- And other topics…
Dr. Benjamin Hardy is an organizational psychologist and is the world’s leading expert on the psychology of entrepreneurial leadership and exponential growth. His Ph.D. research focused on entrepreneurial courage and transformational leadership. Before completing his Ph.D., his blogs were read by over 100 million people.
Benjamin published his first major book Willpower Doesn’t Work while running a 7-figure online training business. Dr. Hardy has published additional books, including three co-authored with the legendary entrepreneurial coach, Dan Sullivan. His books have sold hundreds of thousands of copies and he is a sought-after teacher and speaker at corporate and entrepreneurial events as well as Fortune 500 companies. His new book, 10x Is Easier Than 2x: How World-Class Entrepreneurs Achieve More by Doing Less, is available for preorder and will be released on May 2023.