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Episode Info:   Dr. Hardy is an organizational psychologist and bestselling author of Willpower Doesn’t Work. From 2015-2018, he was the #1 writer in the world on Medium.com. During that time, he grew his email list from 0 to 400,000 without paid advertising. Ben and his wife Lauren adopted three children from the foster system in February 2018 and one month later, Lauren got pregnant with twins who were born in December of 2018. They live in Orlando. Ben’s blogs are read by millions monthly.   Show Notes   “Your personality is not set in stone, you can always develop yourself to be a better version of yourself.” Asad Meah   Personality tests –we’ve all done them. But are they really as accurate as the developers  make them out to be? This podcast episode with Dr Benjamin Hardy debunks all the myths about these tests.    Here is a snippet of what Dr Hardy shared:   “Every time you view the past, you view it from the perspective of your current self. And so your future self is going to actually view your past differently and hopefully they’re going to frame it better. Memories are always fluid; memories change and evolve as you think about them. The big problem with painful experiences is that we try not to think about them but in psychology, there’s a concept called ‘exposure therapy’ and basically it’s the idea that as you expose yourself to something more and more, you neutralize the emotions. It’s like if you’re scared for example to publish a blog post because you’re worried about what people think, if you do it 100 times, it stops being so scary. You neutralize the emotions and that’s really how you turn the past into information–you face it, you learn about it, you write about it; you recontextualize it, you could ask what’s another way of looking at this or how has this benefited me or how would my future self look at this? Or what would my future self say to my former self; what would happen if I stopped being so mad about this, or what are all the ways that this has benefited me.”   Listen to the episode and let us know what is your biggest takeaway.   Connect with Dr Benjamin Hardy:   Website LinkedIn Facebook Instagram Twitter   Visit our Sponsor: Jamaica Stock Exchange   Email: Heneka Watkis-Porter    Support The Entrepreneurial You here fo US$5.00 monthly: https://glow.fm/tey.   COMING SOON!   Dr Hardy’s new book “Personality Isn’t Permanent” Get it at    https://benjaminhardy.com/personality/#preorder    Looking for spiritual upliftment? Listen to My Daily Devotion. A very short devotional to get you closer to God. Listen on: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts   ...
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