30 Apr Being Well Podcast: How to Create Massive Change with Dr. Benjamin Hardy
Forrest Hanson welcomes Dr. Benjamin Hardy on this episode of the Being Well Podcast to explore how we can create massive change by applying “10x thinking.” This mindset involves embracing a radically different version of ourselves and our lives, and they share how we can apply it to our daily lives, learn to act from our future selves, and move past defensiveness and fear. You’ll learn how our past and future selves are with us in the present, how fixating on authenticity can hinder our growth, and how to break free from old patterns and create a more fulfilling life.
About our Guest: Dr. Benjamin Hardy is an organizational psychologist and author of 8 books, including Personality Isn’t Permanent, Willpower Doesn’t Work, and his newest book 10x is Easier Than 2x: How World-Class Entrepreneurs Achieve More by Doing Less.
2:20: Linear vs. 10x thinking and the 80/20 principle
4:30: Having an honesty filter, and making transformational change
6:15: Using the 80/20 principle to act in alignment with your future self
10:45: Agency as the belief in possibility
14:30: The inherent discomfort of orienting to a positive future
17:55: Psychological sunk costs
19:40: How believing in a “core self” holds us back
24:50: What helps us break through defensiveness and fear of failure
29:10: The present shapes the meaning of the past, and why that’s useful
35:10: Developing a coherent narrative and creating space to transform
37:45: Recognizing the cost of not changing, and future awareness creating fulfilment
43:55: The present as simply the present
46:50: “After the Ecstasy, The Laundry”, and 10x thinking being counterintuitive
48:55: Practical steps to engage in a 10x process of thinking
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