Episode 54: Personality Isn’t Permanent with Benjamin Hardy
Who are you….now? Today. Who were you 10 years ago? Do you think you are the same person? Do you believe who you were then is who you are now? Will you be the same person in 10 years? Does your past determine your future? Is your personality permanent?
Dr. Benjamin Hardy has spent the last several years debunking that fixed mindset. His new york times best-selling book, Personality Isn’t Permanent sheds new light on personality tests and assessments. Redefining a billion-dollar industry, Benjamin Hardy shows how to break free from self-limiting beliefs and rewrite your story. This follow up to his groundbreaking book “Willpower Doesn’t Work”, “Personality Isn’t Permanent” is challenging traditionally defined boxes and providing a way to redesign your future self.
Benjamin is not just a brilliant psychologist and author, but he has become a good friend. Benjamin was the first personality and total stranger I reached out to when starting the Extraordinary podcast. Not knowing the right protocol or procedure for reaching out to established figures, I had very little expectation of a response. But much to my delight, Benjamin’s team did respond, and we were able to have not just a great conversation but ultimately spent the day together with our families becoming friends. Both He and his wife Lauren made the experience one I will always remember. That experience gave me the confidence to continue to reach out to authors, thought leaders, and influential people across the board. While I have not always had the same level of success as others, Benjamin demonstrated to me that it IS possible. And for that, I will always be in his debt. Check out my second interview with Ben where we discuss understanding personality in great detail. Learn that your personality isn’t permanent in my most recent conversation with Benjamin Hardy.
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