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Disrupt Yourself Podcast with Whitney Johnson

Jun 23, 2020

Our inner desire to label ourselves into personality categorizations is strong. In the quest to understand one’s self, we find solace in labels and fixed ideations. However, focusing on labels alone can lead to a belief that we are who we are and as such, are incapable of change. Our guest today, Dr. Benjamin Hardy, is keenly aware of our propensity toward self-labeling. Through his research and work as an Organizational Psychologist, Dr. Hardy reveals that our inner makeup is not fixed, that we are in fact capable of learning and growing into new patterns of behaviors and beliefs. He encourages us to be aware and choose the meaning we give things.

Dr. Hardy has authored two books, the bestseller Willpower Doesn’t Work: Discover the Hidden Keys to Success (2018) and his latest, Personality Isn’t Permanent: Break Free from Self-Limiting Beliefs and Rewrite Your Story (2020). He is a #1 rated writer on for three years with blogs featured on Forbes, Fortune, CNBC, Cheddar, Big Think and countless others.

In this episode of the Disrupt Yourself Podcast, Dr. Hardy shares his own personal journey of forgiving his past self and explains how your future self is more important than who you are today.

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