Dr. Benjamin Hardy is an organizational psychologist and bestselling author of Willpower Doesn’t Work, Personality Isn’t Permanent, and Who Not How.

His blogs have been read by over 100 million people and are featured on Harvard Business Review, New York Times, Forbes, Fortune, CNBC, Cheddar, and many others. He is a regular contributor to Inc. and Psychology Today and from 2015-2018, he was the #1 writer in the world on Medium.com.

He and his wife Lauren adopted three children through the foster system in February 2018 and, one month later, Lauren became pregnant with twins, who were born in December of 2018. They recently welcomed their 6th child into their home. They live in Orlando. Welcome to the show, Dr. Hardy!

What Expert Authority World™ is saying about the show:

  • Great show!
    February 9, 2024 by Gisele_Oliveira from United States

    I'm absolutely hooked on this podcast! Huge kudos to Mario for consistently delivering top-notch episodes. Keep up the fantastic work!

  • Amazing Guests, Real World Advice
    July 14, 2023 by Demi @ Comcastro.com from United States

    Just wanted to say thank you, Mario! Great practical ideas and such enthusiasm. I recommend this show for anyone looking to change their mindset through access to access to some great real world inspiration.

  • These podcasts have some great nuggets!!
    April 14, 2023 by Jen from Fort Worth from United States

    Mario has an A guest list that go out of their way to give you their best tips to be successful in your business endeavor. I’ve learned so much in a short amount of time. Highly recommend!

  • Inspiring Real World and Practical
    March 11, 2023 by SheriTraxler from United States

    Love the inspiration of “hey if they can do this so can I “ And that there is practical ideas from their expertise too Also love the variety of times

  • SUPER PRO production, and better content
    February 17, 2023 by JoshRamsey from South Africa

    Hits the nail on the head, and brings practical insight while doing it!

  • Enthusiasm and experience
    January 10, 2023 by Cfow110 from United States

    Mario is an enthusiastic experienced interviewer. He creates conversations with great content but also leaves room for some whimsy with his imperfect action round questions.

  • What an Enjoyable Show!
    December 21, 2022 by BretRidgway from United States

    Mario Frachini is the consummate pro when it comes to being a podcast host. The time just flew by and the conversation was great!

  • Great Show!
    July 22, 2022 by erseburse from United States

    Always providing great content- keep it up!

  • Insightful, inspiring and empowering!!
    May 6, 2022 by Anya Bartholomew from United States

    This is a gem!! You've got to pay attention to "little" things to appreciation the power of this incredible useful information!! The more you listen, the more you love it! Try and you'll see!!

  • Love love love
    May 6, 2022 by Tanyamariedube from Canada

    What a great show. I loved listening to your episode with Dave Lorenzo on the 60 Second Sale. As someone who loves sales (but loathed them when I started with cold calls and cold door knocking), I loved what he said about hearing the word “no”. In sales, we are trained to look for the no’s. It makes us really good at it if we can really get into it. What you two were talking about with regard to how our limitations are i’’our minds really resonated with me. I love that because it’s a game changer when you understand that sales is just about helping people solve a massive problem and getting paid for it and then taking imperfect action, get on your feet and have fun. Thanks so much! Love this show.

  • Amazing podcast!
    January 24, 2022 by maddie@podcastingyou from United States

    This podcast is incredibly informative and empowering! Each episode is an insightful deep dive into an entrepreneurial story that highlights tenacity, innovation, and advice to help you level up in your own journey.

    January 18, 2022 by Mitko I. from Bulgaria

    A ton of value, keep rocking!

  • Great show!
    January 7, 2022 by Gisele_Oliveira from United States

    I love this show. The host is really entertaining and the content is pure gold. This podcast became my top show. Keep up the great work, Mario!

  • Insightful and wide ranging
    January 7, 2022 by purpletom111 from United Kingdom

    This is an excellent podcast for anyone looking to optimise their business. Mario is a fabulous host with brilliant questions and a relaxed, friendly demeanour. I loved Episode 261 about Growth Marketing, really useful - high product quality is the best marketing strategy out there!

  • Brilliant insights from the best…
    December 27, 2021 by jxywvut from United States

    No matter what big business mountain you are trying to summit, the EA podcast has something amazing to inspire and teach you how to start or scale your venture. I love tuning in every day to learn actionable insights from a new expert or industry. So much value to sink your teeth into. Give it a listen!

  • Top Notch Quality Content for Authentic Leaders
    December 1, 2021 by dropinceo from United States

    A meticulous production, a highly professional host with authentic conversation creates an amazing experience for the listener. A must listen for insights and inspiration for the Entreprener or C-Suite Leader.

  • Love it!
    November 30, 2021 by Mariann!! from United States

    It’s definitely worth your time if you are trying to stay informed.

  • Actionable and Inspiring
    October 29, 2021 by Ben_Cook28 from United States

    I appreciate the authenticity, quality of the guests, and insights from this podcast

  • Essential content for your entrepreneurial journey
    October 17, 2021 by MCarmen Baldovi from United Kingdom

    Mario’s interviews are full of valuable tips from business experts that you shouldn’t miss in your entrepreneurial journey. Listening to this podcast is being a massive help for me and I hope it is for you.

  • Wealth of Information
    October 8, 2021 by KPM D. from United States

    Great interviews. Always great to have the opportunity to hear from experts in their fields and glean from their years of wisdom. Keep up the good work!

  • Packed with actionable content!
    October 8, 2021 by mwforrester from United States

    Mario has a top-notch podcast with outstanding guests! I’m able to come away with information that I can apply to my own business, to generate growth and increase my ability to provide positive impact. When you spend your time to listen to an episode of EA Effect you can be sure that you will get an amazing return on time investment.

  • Powerful!
    September 3, 2021 by MichaelUnbroken from United States

    This is the show I needed 13 years ago before I ruined my first business. I think being able to have tangible and practical insight from people who are one step ahead of you is everything congrats to Mario for an amazing show! - @MichaelUnbroken

  • First Rate Host and Brilliant Guests
    September 3, 2021 by Wade Galt from United States

    Mario is an extremely well prepared and professional host that gets the best out of his guests. He interviews fundamentally sound guests to share powerful business strategies and wisdom. Definitely worth your time to listen.

  • Great show.
    August 28, 2021 by mdaciuk from Canada

    Excellent interviews and guests. Liked the show on how to defend your reputation. “Customers, communities and critics.” Good way at looking at stakeholders. Thanks for the great content.

  • Great topics - and tips!
    August 27, 2021 by Kate | EOFire from United States

    Loving Mario’s podcast! Not only does he hit so many great topics, but his episodes are filled with tips and strategies you can actually use right now. For example, I just listened to his episode about Podmatch with Alex SanFilippo, and Mario doesn’t just read off a list of questions and move through the interview robotically - he actually has a conversation, and shares his own experiences with the power of guest podcasting and why others should be doing this to grow their own audience. Thank you, Mario! Keep up the heat!

  • So glad I found this podcast!
    August 13, 2021 by Nate804 from United States

    I’m so excited to continue jumping into episodes of this podcast. So much knowledge from so many successful business men & women. Adding this to my weekly workflow for sure!

  • So much information
    July 23, 2021 by abal31 from United States

    Such a great show. So much information and helps with many areas of our business.

  • 0285: Sales Driven Agency: Helping Founders Become Predictable, Sustainable and Scalable
    June 28, 2021 by Mary2577 from Philippines

    Thank you so much and keep on doing more great show.

  • Easily One of My Favorites
    May 7, 2021 by ScottDGray from United States

    I recently discovered Expert Authority Effect. It’s quickly worked it’s way onto my list of must listen podcasts. The episodes are less than an hour and packed with great information from top-level entrepreneurs.

  • Priceless Content!
    May 7, 2021 by megan@podcastingyou from United States

    Mario does such a good job covering a variety of topics. His guests offer awesome advice as well. I would recommend this show to anyone looking to learn more about entrepreneurship!

  • Very helpful
    May 7, 2021 by Luke and Susie from Australia

    As a business owner I love being challenged to see things a different way and be reminded of how to do thing better. This podcast has been so helpful to do that.

  • Great Show
    May 6, 2021 by emj-js from United States

    Mario does an excellent job being fun an entertaining while asking insightful questions to draw out the experise of his guests. Thoughtful, helpful conversations to make work and life better. Thanks!

  • Smart Ways to Gift
    April 26, 2021 by Michelle Kaplan from United States

    I learned some key things during Mario's interview with Chelsea Martin on gifting. What stands out is how impactful direct mail really is and how important a customized presentation of your products not only creates happy customers, but also a great referral source. Thank you!

  • Heart Centered Success
    April 18, 2021 by Macnjacs from United States

    Your interview with Brandon Fong was great. I appreciated the fact you started with the 3 steps, it was so valuable it really made me want to hear more. Thanks!

  • Love this show!
    March 12, 2021 by Gisele_Oliveira from United States

    This is so far my favorite podcast. It’s been my weekly dose of motivation and inspiration. Keep up the great work, Mario !

  • So much value!
    March 7, 2021 by Loose Seeds from United States

    The conversation with James, Sana and John Lee Dumas was awesome. Unique questions were asked by the hosts and JLD responded with gems that I stick right into my pocket. Thanks for this valuable info on how to up my podcasting game guys!

  • Always Enjoy Mario's Interviews!
    March 5, 2021 by HarloB from United States

    I really enjoy Mario and his shows. The Stress and Anger in the Workplace episode was great because it cut to the chase of all the issues around this topic. Great interview!

  • Great Podcast
    March 5, 2021 by 11Dreamer11 from United States

    Really interesting interviews that are really well done! Great listen and great for inspiration.

  • Innovative
    February 22, 2021 by Michelle Kaplan from United States

    I love Mario's energy! It captures my attention throughout his podcasts. Listenng to him and his guests, their ideas, actions, and accomplishments makes me brainstorm what's next for my business. Relevant and fresh!

  • Inspiriation 7 Days A Week!
    February 19, 2021 by ST Rappaport | LifePix from United States

    Mario doesn't miss a day. No matter what is going on, there's an episode relase. Mario is on a mission and nothing is going to stop him. He's a real model to be doing these interviews!

  • An Expert on Experts!
    February 12, 2021 by Powerful Eric from United States

    Love this show! Mario's show is a asset to podcasting. Thanks for helping others Mario!

  • Now I know
    January 22, 2021 by Margo Lovett from United States

    Mario, I see how active and generous you are in Podcast Paradise. Today, I listened to a few of your shows - episodes 1 & 59. Episode 1 brought me into the moment of prayer. You produced a show according to the Spirit. Now I know why you are so generous, able to operate from your seat of genius. Margo Lovett

  • Keeping the Books
    January 15, 2021 by E-World from United States

    Great interview with Judith keeping Net Profits as key thing to look at. Interesting point she made some owners make 30 millions but not enough Net to take a paycheck.

  • Excellent podcast
    January 12, 2021 by Atomickitten99 from United States

    I’m enjoying the guest interviews. They are packed full of great nuggets! Thank you.

  • Unique - Engaging - Bold
    January 2, 2021 by Paul D Johnson from United States

    As host of interveiw based The God Zone Show podcast I fournd Mario's show uniquely valuable in providing inpriation and engouragment for my work.

  • Fun, insightful, and quality production
    December 23, 2020 by koltrass from United States

    Mario brings in top-notch guests for engaging conversations on a variety of topics. Moreover, his attention to technical (e.g. audio, editing) quality is obvious and makes a difference. Listen to be entertained and enlightened!

  • Inspiring interviews to take the next step!
    December 12, 2020 by BillableWithBaby from United States

    Inspiring interviews with interesting entrepreneurs inform and motivate you to take things to the next level. Always good things to learn and implement. Thank you Mario!

  • Pure value, I love it
    December 4, 2020 by Jdoggg222 from United States

    Mario has a way of asking the questions I am wondering as the guest is speaking. He seems to intentionally ask the questions that most benefit you as a listener. Great podcast!

  • Loved the Craig Handley Episode
    November 13, 2020 by MHillfan from United States

    Mario’s energy is infectious and Craig Handley is a character and some. But really every episode brings out the uniqueness of each guest. This pod has become one of my must listens›

  • Inspiring. Informative.
    November 6, 2020 by SunDevil from United States

    Mario is incredibly inspiring and does something few other podcast hosts can manage to do… allow his guests to actuall talk at length and answer his questions. He offers great information and I really appreciate that he is invested in what his guests have to offer as well. Other podcasts come across as an ego stroke for the host, but this podcast is truly here to help guests share their stories as well to the benefit of the listener. Worth subscribing.

  • Game changer
    October 30, 2020 by Player's Handbook from United States

    This podcast is informative and inspiring. I love it!

  • If you are a wanna be entrepreneur look no further!
    October 23, 2020 by Elisa Di Napoli from United Kingdom

    Great podcast full of interesting insights. The host is engaging and thoughtful and I can say I have enjoyed listening to each episode!

  • Amazing Interviews not to miss!!!
    October 16, 2020 by Jbower1282 from United States

    Consistantly uniques interviews or amazing people really making it happen.

  • Mario is a great host with great questions!
    October 16, 2020 by alexdesigns from United States

    Take a few minutes out of your day to listen to Mario. He is a super smart guy and I love the questions he asks his guests.

  • A great podcast for dreamers and do-ers!
    October 16, 2020 by Chiquita2727 from United States

    Lots of great information and inspiration for anyone who wants to turn dreams into reality. Mario brings a lot of spot-on information to this podcast.

  • Great Show
    October 9, 2020 by Palminchen from London from United Kingdom

    Love the broad selection of topics for inner

  • Amazing inspirational stories
    October 9, 2020 by Nicholas Lee 18 from United Kingdom

    This podcast is so good. The stories from the people sharing their stories about their struggles in life and how they overcame these struggles is just inspirational and helped me push harder when things get tough. Keep up the good work with these amazing interviews Mario.

  • Fantastic
    October 9, 2020 by sttoggyigctdrvy from United States

    Mario goes above & beyond on his show. Lots of great information for his listeners!

  • Top Learning
    October 2, 2020 by BLNT PPTT from Hungary

    Love hearing these great interviews with a great host. Keep up the good work!

  • Mario inspires!
    September 18, 2020 by CHRISTOPH - HABITFREAK from United States

    These interviews are fantastic. Mario inspires with great questions that draw out great answers from his guests!

  • Expert authority!
    September 18, 2020 by Tara Williams Phone from United States

    Mario shares some amazing people on this podcast and they have some gold to share!

  • Great show!
    September 10, 2020 by Karen @ Interview Valet from United States

    Mario is an awesome podcast host! I love the FB Live interviews and the opportunity for listeners to engage in real time. The audio and video quality is spot on every time. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss anything! You won't be sorry.

  • A Podcasters Inspiration!
    August 14, 2020 by JamieKullman from United States

    Mario has so much insight and delivers such incredible value through his show. I just started listening, but I've already learned so much from him and his wonderful interviews. Keep up the awesome work!!

  • Quality professionalism
    August 6, 2020 by VirtForce from United States

    I can’t say enough about how pristine and professional Mario is in his interviews. He truly wants his guests to have the best experience and recording possible. And not to mention he is fun and knows how to put people at ease in front of the camera.

  • How to conquer your limiting beliefs
    July 31, 2020 by Dave4syth from United States

    Listen to episode 103 an dlearn how to overcome your limiting beliefs. Great advice.

  • I can’t believe how much I learned in just one episode
    July 29, 2020 by AwesomeMontana from United States

    Mario is knowledgeable, curious and able to bring great guests that deliver value that every business needs to understand! Outstanding podcast!

  • Great content!
    July 15, 2020 by Cory Lee Leadership from United States

    Mario does a great job of providing relevant information and bringing on guests to share their expertise in a variety of fields. Highly recommend his podcast!

  • Fascinating interviews
    July 10, 2020 by Bill Ringle from United States

    Mario brings on accomplished guests and draws out their expertise and stories in a way that leaves me on the edge of my seat. Keep up the great work, Mario!

  • Love It!
    June 26, 2020 by Laura Moreno Cabanillas from India

    Loving this podcasts, an entrepreneur I really appreciate the energy and passion being shared to help us grow our business. Keep up the great work.

  • Boost my Amazon sales!
    June 19, 2020 by SurvivalDad from United States

    I tap Amazon as one of my sales channels and your interview with John Ghiorso was an eye-opener. Ignore at your own peril!

  • Love It!
    June 16, 2020 by LauraMore from United States

    I loved the Memorial Day episode, Mario! Thanks so much for creating this awesome podcast!

  • Flawless interview style
    May 29, 2020 by GninraeL14 from United States

    Mario makes everyone appear even more interesting to me. Great format and style!

  • Come here for value
    May 29, 2020 by Joshua User 202! from Canada

    Really appreciated this podcast for the raw, genuine interviews. Love it!

  • Crisp and interesting interviews
    May 22, 2020 by Joel Goobich from United States

    As someone who created one of the first podcasts dedicated to video marketing, I was very impressed by your recent episode about using video. Your interview style is crisp and interesting

  • If you are in business, this podcast needs to be on your playlist.
    May 22, 2020 by Macstephen1 from United States

    Mario has a great conversational style that helps his guests shine. This show is a must if you have an entrepreneurial spirit. It provides thought provoking content that will help any businessperson in their quest for success.

  • New Subscriber here and on your YouTube Channel
    May 15, 2020 by Angela Brown Oberer from United States

    Wow Mario you have a real knack for interviewing. You ask great questions and have a fun way of keeping the conversations lively and interesting. After listening to your episode with Owen Video I subscribed to your podcast and then I hunted you down on YouTube. High Five and great job!

  • Very Professional & Engaging Show!
    May 15, 2020 by Mitche Graf from United States

    Mario is extremely engaging and can hold your attention, and is a great interviewer! He has some great guests that really get into the details of running a successful business. Keep up the great work Mario!

  • Great Content
    May 10, 2020 by Pilar S. from United States

    Excellent! LOTS of advice from experts. The most recent episode talks about speaking–a must-listen for anyone who presents or is thinking about presenting.

  • Great content!
    May 1, 2020 by @Mentally_Strong from United States

    I really enjoy your podcast each time I listen. The content helps any entreprenur level up with they do. Keep it up and thanks for each episode.

  • Professional and Informative
    May 1, 2020 by Bruce at Mindfulness Mode from Canada

    Mario Fachini is an excellent interviewer and has terrific guests on the show. I highly recommend this podcast.

  • Great Podcast
    May 1, 2020 by Amber Fuhriman from United States

    I love the topic of this podcast. The episode with Tod Lindsay is super super helpful!!

  • Great find!
    May 1, 2020 by Reed Stiles from United States

    Great message and content. Stumbled upon this due to the cool logo, stayed for the content.

  • Great show and great host!
    May 1, 2020 by Laurapowers44 from United States

    Love what Mario offers! So glad he is doing his show and providing all this helpful info! Keep them coming!

  • Walks the walk
    May 1, 2020 by Me15463 from United States

    Mario encapsulates everything he talks about on the show. Be sure to tune in to this!

  • Honest and authentic
    April 17, 2020 by Deano3622 from United Kingdom

    Wow, just come across this podcast. Mario is such an awesome guy. He comes across so honest and genuine. Loved the content. I honestly don’t know where you find the time?! Keep it up Mario, love how honest and real you are!

  • Great and insightful!
    March 7, 2020 by Karty12345 from Australia

    I really enjoyed this podcast, so much relevant content. Thank you!

  • So much Value..!
    February 28, 2020 by Alex Dali Rizo from United States

    Great content, I really recommend this to any Entrepreneur looking to excel in their path, Mario brings topic experts to teach and inspire your day

  • Inspirational Intentional Information
    February 28, 2020 by 10Kforte from United States

    This podcast shares the stories from people that are doing whatever it takes to rise up and help others along the way. “What Are You Made Of” is one of the many messages shared on the podcast. There are so many takeaways that are applicable to anyone. I really enjoyed listening.

  • Wow!
    February 25, 2020 by Tyscoaching from Australia

    Just listened to the 'rescue site AED Program' episode! If you love epic stories and inspirational people, this is the podcast for you!

  • Motivation on Tap
    February 7, 2020 by AnthonyPGarcia from United States

    Mario brings on some of the most impactful entrepreneurs to hear from. He dives into the key performance factors of their business. He extracts information very well and keeps the show flowing very smoothly. Definitely a show to subscribe to!

  • Starting a Movement
    February 7, 2020 by JustMe2say from United States

    There are many areas of business and entrepreneurs have an opporunity to gain some insight with this podcast. Excellent interviews!

  • Great Podcast For Entrepreneurs!
    February 7, 2020 by The Big Game Hunter from United States

    Full of knowledgeable guests and useful information that will help you accomplish your goals in business and in life!

  • Mario Truly Care About His Guests
    February 7, 2020 by Podcast Junkies from United States

    Having met Mario and spent time with him at Podfest I can truly say that he is passionate about his show. He’s genuine and that clearly comes through in his own story and what he brings to every interview.

  • Put your thinking cap on!
    January 27, 2020 by Cliff Duvernois from United States

    This is probably one of the most information dense podcasts I’ve listened to in many moons. Each episode could easily be expanded out into 2 or 3 hours. Mario does a great job of asking the right questions to get his guests to reveal great tips, tricks and advice. Sure a lot of information can be applied to an entrepreneur but I found a lot of advice applicable to my personal life. This podcast is definitely worth my time to listen to and I’m looking forward to more episodes to come. Great job!

  • Relavant for anyone!
    January 17, 2020 by HarloB from United States

    I really enjoy Mario and his shows. The Stress and Anger in the Workplace episode was great because it cut to the chase of all the issues around this topic. Great interview!

  • Mario nails it!
    January 17, 2020 by Mickiezada from United States

    I've listened to Mario for a long time...his podcast is well produced, his guests are influencers and authentic authority, and chock full of insights and inspiration for entrepreneurs. Love it!

  • Mario is the real deal
    January 9, 2020 by jamesnewcomb.io from United States

    I’ve known Mario personally and professionally for over a year now. He is genuinely interested in helping people succeed, and consistently over delivers in his interactions and valuable advice with fellow entrepreneurs, podcasters, what have you. In this era of showmen who “give value” only if they think they’ll get something in return, Mario stands out as a man among men. Listen to his show and learn what true leadership and value in the marketplace mean.

  • Listening On My Entrepreneurial Journey
    January 3, 2020 by FromLisa2 from United States

    I was surprised when I stumbled over the servant leadership that shows up in these episodes. It's collaborative. It's focused on relationships with clients versus transactions. I especially enjoyed the episode on getting clients without "selling" because it's more about genuine relationship building.

  • A Gift
    December 25, 2019 by Lisa Vogt from United States

    Mario uses all his talents, gifts and abilities to produce this life affirming show. It's incredible that we are able to grow our abilities and develop our talents and gifts just through subscribing and listening. Thank you Mario!

  • This show is ON FIRE!
    December 14, 2019 by tibor.mindsethorizon from United States

    Love your show Mario! Your niche is close to mine but I focus more on mindset and manifestation in a business setting. I tuned into episode #103 with Karen Brown which is dope! Keep up the great work!

  • Entrepreneur Must Listen
    November 30, 2019 by HWoodwriter from United States

    If you’re an entrepreneur this is a must listen show. So many inside tips and thought processes behind moving your business forward. Mario does a great job with the guests by asking the right questions at the right time. He and his guests give the information you need to grow your business and leadership skills.

  • What a show!!
    October 26, 2019 by CWLuecke from United States

    Man, do I love interviews with world-changers! Mario does an excellent job gathering the cream of the crop for his show and giving insightful interviews. Check it out!

  • Loved it!
    October 25, 2019 by Seodrigo from United States

    This interview was very enjoyable. Mario brought on a wise guest by the name of Michael Lauria. I loved the interview and Michael's perspective on the topic. He had wonderful insights and around min 31, he hit something very profound. Excited to share what I learned today with others. Way to go!

  • Great listen
    October 25, 2019 by trinity3712 from United States

    Good listen. Great range of guests and topics. Something here is you keep listening will help you in many areas of life and leadership b

  • Great Knowledge!
    October 18, 2019 by Jon Vroman FRD from United States

    Great show Mario! So much valuable information in one episode!

  • Excellent show, very imformative!
    October 5, 2019 by Shaolin Soprano from United States

    Mario loving the podcast bro, great content, immense value. Enjoying these interviews!!!

  • Helpful Information!
    October 4, 2019 by The Medicare Nation from United States

    Love the valuable information on these episodes! Lots of tips & tricks for every Entrepreneur to use. Kudos Mario! Diane Daniels Host of Medicare Nation

  • Love Mario’s Attitude
    September 12, 2019 by marisaimon from United States

    Mario’s heart shines through his interviews, making these fun and positive, and the people he brings on offer such a wealth of knowledge.

  • Lots of Great Info!
    September 6, 2019 by DarlajPowell from United States

    Mario provides lots of great info and advice in this 7 day a week show.

  • Great Content!
    August 31, 2019 by LanceJohnson_ from United States

    Mario does a great job of share valuable information that every entrepreneur could use and apply to their journey. Great work! 🙂

  • Important information!
    August 31, 2019 by Allmenow from United States

    Very engaging information. Mario draws out experiences and knowledge from his guests. Loved the show!

  • Difference-Maker
    August 21, 2019 by Unlimited Beliefs from United States

    Mario is a master at bringing out, shining a light on, and internalizing the difference-making mindset. His knowledge and experience and mission enable him to synthesize information into diamonds for all of us! What you want is accessible by taking in this show!

  • Excellent Information
    August 21, 2019 by Stallion golf from United States

    Great advice and information with a wonderful blend of topics! Loved the episode with the british healthcare professional and the ideas shared on how to make the industry better.

  • Motivating and valuable information
    August 16, 2019 by Calvin Javier from United States

    Great insight on mindset from business leaders and entrepreneurs making things happen. Definitely worth your attention. Will be listening and learning more!

  • Good information
    August 2, 2019 by FIRE NATION! from United States

    Engaging interview with a british health pro, I was surprised to hear the similarties and the application she has for making healthcare better

  • Greatness
    August 2, 2019 by MiaSportFanatic from United States

    Have had the chance to listen to one show so far but man, we should be paying for this information. Lots of greatness. Thanks for the heart to serve.

  • Listen to the experts - and thrive!
    July 28, 2019 by The Marketing Book Podcast from United States

    There's a lot of advice out there these days but, sadly, a lot (and I mean a LOT) of is from people with little to no expertise. That's not the case with this gem of a show. Listen to what the experts say and profit from the experience!

  • Show is amazing!
    July 26, 2019 by BestMorningRoutineEver from United States

    I love learning about mindset and how to master my thoughts. This show provide the tools!

  • Great show!
    July 19, 2019 by Jefferson_79 from United States

    Great information for all businesses.

  • Good value!
    July 12, 2019 by Audrey purplele from United States

    Great information that applies to any business! I really felt he provided value for my time.

  • Interesting Topic
    July 6, 2019 by Real Estate Journeys Podcast from United States

    Interesting topic. Great interviews. Keep up the hard work!

  • Helpful Advice from Experts
    June 14, 2019 by ichuck2 from United States

    Mario talks to experts in a wide range of subject matters and asks good questions to pull out helpful advice.

  • What a great show!
    June 14, 2019 by Christopher List from United States

    Mario really brings out the best in his guests. The police dog trainer had such a great story. Can’t wait to hear more!

  • Great!!!
    June 11, 2019 by tommye w-c from United States

    Great podcast, awesome guests, incredible host!!!

  • Fun & informative
    June 11, 2019 by Saoirse Sky from United States

    Some people want something fun, others want something informative. This podcast gives you both!

  • Great show!
    June 10, 2019 by CJThomas6 from United States

    Very inspirational show! Appreciate the advice and thoughts shared by the host and his guests!

  • Great podcast
    June 10, 2019 by Rosie81200 from United States

    Great podcast! Love hearing about the guests’ journeys and what they learned from them.

  • Never Stop Learning!
    June 10, 2019 by Terri in Fairhope from United States

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Resources Mentioned

Books Mentioned

80/20 Principle | Richard Koch

Body Keeps The Score | Bessel van der Kolk

Personality Isn’t Permanent | Benjamin Hardy

People Mentioned

Abraham Lincoln

Robert Broke

Bill Gates

Dan Sullivan

3+ Expert Authority Insights™ To Apply Now

  • You’re not the same person you were five years ago, and you’re not going to be the same person in five years from now. personality changes over time.
  • It’s just easier to assume that things don’t change.
  • We have the ability to imagine an infinite number of future scenarios.
  • I think it’s good to have timelines that are, are relevant and meaningful to something that’s in your life.
  • You need to turn your future self into a measurable outcome.


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What You’ll Learn In This Episode

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[0:14] We thank our sponsor, Free Business Book Publishing Course 

[1:08] Why isn’t personality permanent?

  • You’re not the same person you were five years ago.

[3:35] Concept called Prospection

  • We have the ability to imagine an infinite number of future scenarios.

[4:47] Time Frames

[6:21] Key Steps

  • Journal every day, just 5 to 10 minutes about who your future self isn’t about what you should do today to take a meaningful step in that direction.
  • Tell people in your life about who you want to be in the future.
  • You need to turn your future self into a measurable outcome.

[8:28] 8020 Principle

  • You do have to let go of some of the things that maybe your former self used to enjoy.
  • You can evolve and grow.

[13:01] Leadership and Vision

         The best way to imagine the future, or the best way to predict the future is to create it. 

[16:17] Flow State

  • The fewer outcomes you’re trying to create at one time, the more flow you’ll have, and the more those outcomes will actually be powerful and meaningful.
  • We were kept from our goal, not by obstacles, but by clear paths to lesser goals.

[18:39] Making progress builds confidence

  • It’s your view of your own future that determines who you are in the present.

[19:52] Bill Gates

  • You overestimate what you can do in one day, but you underestimate what you can do in a year.

[22:52] Wheel of Whatever

  • Who is an entrepreneur or CEO that you would love to learn from personally?

[24:05] We’re going to thank our sponsor, Free Business Book Publishing Course

[25:42] The Imperfect Action Round    

  • Team with people who are already doing really cool things.
  • Not being a part of a community that can help them get past their own obstacles.
  • Community, having a community that they feel that they don’t want to leave.

[27:43] Dr. Benjamin’s book recommendation 

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EA interviews, Episode 208. inspiration transformation success stories and the Imperfect Action Round, seven days a week. Join Mario Fachini for today’s Expert Authority Effect Interview.

Mario Fachini [0:14]
Do you think that personality is permanent? Have you ever thought one thing and wanted to dive deeper and taking the Myers Briggs test and thought maybe this doesn’t make a ton of sense, did you know that it can actually be destructive? I am beyond excited to have Dr. Benjamin Hardy here. You’ve seen him on Forbes, you’ve seen him on NBC, you’ve seen him on Fortune and all over the place. He’s a best-selling author, TEDx speaker, and CEO. And I’m beyond excited to bring him up. Right after we thank our sponsor, every business needs a book, including yours, visit free business book publishing course.com. today to learn the seven steps to publish and promote your nonfiction lead and profit generating business book in eight weeks. Once again, that’s free business book publishing course.com.

Mario Fachini [1:01]
Here he is, ladies and gentlemen, Dr. Benjamin Hardy, Ben, how are you feeling today?

Dr. Benjamin Hardy [1:06]
Doing great. Happy to be with you.

Mario Fachini [1:08]
I’m excited to have you here. I know, you’re just a wealth of knowledge, and every time I’ve heard you, you have so much to share. And I just wanted to ask you, why isn’t personality permanent?

Dr. Benjamin Hardy [1:21]
Because you’re not the same person you were five years ago, and you’re not going to be the same person in five years from now. personality changes over time, that’s just normal, changes immensely during your 20s 30s. But it changes throughout the rest of your life as well. And so yeah, it’s but it is a cultural fad, I guess you could say to try to find your true self. But that really is just a fixed mindset.

Mario Fachini [1:45]
Where do you think that has developed from to create that fixed mindset when it’s an ever-changing thing?

Dr. Benjamin Hardy [1:52]
Um, I mean, people, you know, we develop filters, we see the world certain ways. And so, it’s, it’s just easier to assume that things don’t change. You know, like, I have five kids. And our oldest kid who we adopted, we adopted our oldest three, but it’s easy for me to just assume that he’s the same kid he was five years ago, because sometimes he still displays the same behavior. But if I’m actually mindful, and I actually look at the situation, it’s obvious that he’s changed a lot. But I think we just were mentally lazy, you know, it’s part of our brain’s ability to create shortcuts. And so, we fail to notice change when it happens. And also, we don’t spend much of time imagining a different future. A lot of research has gone into this, we kind of assume that who we are today is the person we’re going to always be, even if we already know that we’re a very different person than we were in the past. So, it’s just kind of, it’s a lack of imagination as we grow older.

Mario Fachini [2:45]
That’s interesting. You say that, because there’s a lot of people like yourself who have achieved a lot. And I’m sure you had to envision it and go after it and make it happen. But what do you, how would you describe someone who’s achieved a lot, but then maybe plateaus 10 or 15 years later, versus someone who was never on the track to begin with?

Dr. Benjamin Hardy [3:06]
Well, the person who plateaus probably got caught up in their former persona, or their former identity or their former status, you know, they’ve attached too much meaning to a former aspect of themselves, and they’ve lost a future that stretches them forward. And so I think that that’s very common happens all the time, especially for people who are very successful.

Mario Fachini [3:28]
So, it doesn’t matter if you had success or not, the goal is to keep it going for the rest of your life.

Dr. Benjamin Hardy [3:35]
Well, in psychology, there’s a concept called prospection. And basically, what the idea means is that the thing that makes human beings different from like, let’s just say plants and animals, is that we have the ability to imagine an infinite number of future scenarios, you know, like, I can imagine a million different futures. And I can then choose to commit to one of those futures. And human beings are driven and, and are drawn towards their view of the future. And so, if a person let’s just say, retires, or they, they stopped doing what they’re doing, and they no longer have a future that’s pulling them forward, then their presence is going to really lack meaning, they’re not gonna be able to do much. And so, we all actually, yeah, so imagining futures is essential to being human, but then having a future that gives you meaning, and committing to that future is what gives your life purpose. And so, if you don’t have that, no matter how successful or or bad your past has been, you need a future that’s driving your present, otherwise, you’re not going to be happy.

Mario Fachini [4:31]
How often would you advise someone imagining that future? Is this something they should be doing yearly, every three years, five years, every decade?

Dr. Benjamin Hardy [4:40]
Are you talking about, like, how often did they do the imagination process? Or how far out?

Mario Fachini [4:45]
How far out?

Dr. Benjamin Hardy [4:47]
Oh, I think that there’s again, we all have very different futures at different levels. So, I mean, I don’t think that there’s one, you know, you can imagine your future next week in addition to next year and in 20 years from now. I don’t think that I mean, I like three-year timeframes, three, three years is good. But really what matters is mostly, the timeframe has to be relevant to whatever future you’re personally trying to create right now. So, if you have a massive goal, it may actually be 20 years out, but you still probably want to chunk that down to like, two to three years. And so, if you can find a relevant and a meaningful time to build that future around, that’s always better. So, for example, literally, today is my eight-year anniversary with my wife,

Mario Fachini [5:29]

Dr. Benjamin Hardy [5:30]
Yeah, I think, Thank you. One of the things we did though, was we created a time capsule, that we’re gonna open on our 10th anniversary. So, like, I know, in two years from now, I’m gonna open a time capsule, and in that time capsule, I created predictions about where I thought I was going to be. So that’s a timeline that’s organic, you know, I could, I could create my future self-two years from now. And I could work to build that. So, I think it’s good to have timelines that are, are relevant and meaningful to something that’s in your life.

Mario Fachini [5:56]
What else is something you’re doing that helps this process? So you’re saying, it sounds like the first step is have a vision and have the imagination going and have it out in the future? What else would you say aids this for someone that’s listening and goes, You know, I want to do this, and I want my 10 years from now, here’s where I want to be, obviously chunk it down and plan out. But what would you say is another step that they could follow?

Dr. Benjamin Hardy [6:21]
There’s a few key steps one is for you really want to recognize and appreciate that your future self is a very different person than who you are today. Don’t assume that they’re the same person. Because that’s, that’s a false assumption. But it’s also, it would limit your creativity and imagination. So, first off, realize that they’re going to be a very different person than you are today. And then take time regularly, I would say journal every day, just 5 to 10 minutes about who your future self isn’t about what you should do today to take a meaningful step in that direction. I would also recommend you tell people in your life about who you want to be in the future. Because if you’re actually going to eventually become that person, then they’re going to realize that that’s where you’re going anyway. So, you might as well just be honest about it now, so that they can start supporting you and becoming that and maybe you can weed out some of the relationships that would try to stop you from becoming who you want to be. One other key component is that you need to turn your future self which is kind of an idea, it’s an identity, it’s a future identity. So, you need to turn your future self into a measurable outcome. And so, what I mean by that is you need one goal, one goal, not 50, you need one goal, and you need to turn your future self into an outcome. So, I’ll give a few examples from my life. When I was an undergrad, my goal was to get into a high chair, Ph. D. program, that one goal allowed me to actually live my life on purpose during those years towards a future, when I got into my Ph. D. program, my goal became to be a, you know, to get a six-figure book contract with one of the big five. And so, you need a specific outcome. It could be run a marathon, it could be have your business, it could be get married, whatever it is, you need an outcome that allows you to generate a daily process for becoming that future self. So, once you’ve defined your future self, you need a single measurable goal that you can accomplish so that your days can be spent actually working towards something specific.

Mario Fachini [8:13]
So, I know there’s someone listening, that’s probably thinking, this sounds a little bit scary. What if I lose everything I already have, that I worked hard for, but I also see the flip side of this going, you can literally become anything and do anything you want.

Dr. Benjamin Hardy [8:28]
Yeah, I don’t, I don’t think you’re gonna lose everything that you’ve got. I don’t think you have to lose everything; you’ve got to pursue what you want, there’s definitely things you will have to let go. No, I think the more the more focused you get on a trip, the bigger your future comes, you definitely have to eliminate stuff that you’ve accepted into your life, you have to eliminate various relationships, you’ve got to focus you know, there’s a concept called the 8020 principle, which is a very common principle, but the more, the bigger your future gets, the farther out it is. The more focused you have to be obviously on the few things that really matter. And you’ve got to stop doing a lot of the things that are clearly distracting. And so yeah, you do have to let go of some of the things that maybe your former self used to enjoy. But your future self is a different person and you can evolve and grow and you should know, just because you were one way doesn’t mean you have to always be that person.

Mario Fachini [9:25]
So, let’s give the perspective of, let’s talk about that book deal you before you had you were envisioning and doing these things what happened once you had it?

Dr. Benjamin Hardy [9:36]
Yeah, so once I got the book deal then like you’re in the situation of what used to be your future self, now it’s your new normal, now it’s just your normal reality. You know, now you’ve got, now it’s now it becomes honestly mundane, what used to be your dream becomes mundane. And so that’s why you then need a new future self you know, you need it, but you can also still enjoy it. You know, I mean I then wrote the books. I’m able to provide for my family doing what I want. Yeah. So, I’m proud that my former self was living his life with intention, because I can look on my past and be really grateful that my former self had a goal and then actually created it. And now my current reality is enormously better than my former self reality. But, yeah, you can’t just stop there, you know, you always have to be stretching, you know. And so, and now I have new goals. Now it’s writing better books or being a better dad. And you’re always kind of simplifying your current situation and hopefully making it better.

Mario Fachini [10:35]
Let me expand on this and take it from a personal aspect to a community state and worldwide perspective. Obviously, there’s many benefits of becoming a better person and doing all of these things, you can help more people, but let’s foreshadow into the future 10 or 20 years? What percentage of people do you think it would take to make a global impact of everyone’s at this new level, In making a difference in the world?

Dr. Benjamin Hardy [11:03]
So, what’s the actual question? Like? What What would it take for a large portion of the population to do this? Or what do you question?

Dr. Benjamin Hardy [11:12]
Oh, geez, um,

Dr. Benjamin Hardy [11:15]
one of the great part is, is that it’s not like you have to make a million dollars, like, not everyone needs to grow into that future self. I think just living in tech more intentionally, in general allows us to avoid a lot of the distraction, a lot of the addiction, it allowed me in my thought is, is just live your life on purpose, you know, so I, yeah, I don’t know how to answer your question, to be fully honest with you.

Mario Fachini [11:40]
Okay. It’s okay. And I wasn’t asking to, I was just nothing.

Dr. Benjamin Hardy [11:46]
And we might be able to re orient the question. I’m definitely interested on societal levels, maybe just a different angle on the question would be helpful.

Mario Fachini [11:55]
Okay. Yeah, because everything you’re sharing, I, you know, I’ve had goals. And you know, before I had my books, it was like, I failed english seven times. So, my first book alone was like, you want to talk about an identity shift? That was more emotional for me than many other things. And then I’ve done other ones, and you know, other stuff. But when you get on the other side, it’s just like, you see it. And it’s like, wow, if everyone could see their own potential and do this, and I’ve always just envisioned, like everyone just rising up even 5 or 10%, more, and it’s like, oh, my gosh, if you can, you know, I pray constantly, you know, Lord, take everything off my plate, so I can focus on everyone else. And it’s like, if, if people could just get out of their own problems? What Couldn’t we do? And it’s just, it’s an inspiring thought for me, because we really can help so many people. But yeah, there’s all kinds of stuff trying to put up, put us down. I mean, we can go real deep on that one, I know where you’re at. And

Dr. Benjamin Hardy [13:01]
I think a thought that comes to my mind as you’re sharing this is the importance of leadership and vision. Because one thing that I’ve realized is that if you have a vision, it could be a personal vision or a societal vision, you need to share where you want to go in general, because then people start to support you. But if you also just have a broader vision, it could be to start a company, it could be to create a social movement, you become very surprised at how quickly people come to support them. People really want to be a part of a vision. And so yeah, I think it’s essential that we actually imagined and create the future because as Abraham Lincoln said, the best way to imagine the future, or the best way to predict the future is to create it, right. And so that’s what we do with our own lives. But we can also do that on a societal level, you just have to actually come up with an imagine that future, then start telling people about it. And you start to get a lot of people to support it on either a personal level or a societal level.

Mario Fachini [13:53]
That’s awesome, and that’s very inspiring, because I remember when I started this show, not even not even that long ago, you know, the mission of the show is to exponentially elevate the identity of humanity and.

Dr. Benjamin Hardy [14:06]
so, so cool, that is so good.

Mario Fachini [14:09]
Well, thank you,

Dr. Benjamin Hardy [14:10]
When identity comes from your view of the future, and identity is the thing that drives your behavior. So, it’s a perfect vision.

Mario Fachini [14:19]
it’s freaking me out, before episode one, and i was like, i don’t know what i’m gonna do, but God gave me the vision, and i’m gonna go for it, and it’s, it’s, it’s a fun thing to do, and i know you’ve done it time and time again, but it’s just, you know, you’re one of the few people i felt like i could actually ask this to and get some resemblance of serious answer, because, i think it’s a stretch for me, myself included and i think most people, because, again if you’re wrap at your own stuff on the day to day basis, you don’t care what’s going on in the world, you only care what’s going on in the block, cause you don’t have time to think about it.

Dr. Benjamin Hardy [14:18]
Yeah, I mean, I have two thoughts. From what you’re saying, one is, look at how far you’ve come. Because of the vision you have, I mean, I guarantee your show, and everything you do is exponentially better than what you initially imagined it was going to be, you know, look, look at how far your vision has brought you. But I also love the second thought, which is that you get your life in such order that you no longer have to think about your own needs, but you can then go out and solve other problems. And that’s, I think that’s a killer, a killer agenda, you know, like, our brains can only really pay attention to so many things at once. And if all of your attention is soaked up on, you know, essentially paying the bills or meeting our needs, then your brain isn’t freed up, to come up with different futures and different agendas. And so, I think it’s all of our responsibility in many ways to take care of our own needs to put our lives in an order, where we’re mentally and emotionally free enough to actually do something useful. So, I love what you’re doing.

Mario Fachini [16:05]
Well, I appreciate that very much. Thank you. And I just got to ask, how many things can the human brain handle at once, because I think I was three over the limit this past week.

Dr. Benjamin Hardy [16:17]
If you want to be in a flow state, probably one, you know. So, every human behavior is outcome generating, so like, if I want to go get a drink, it’s to create an outcome, you know, it’s to get my drink. If I want to go eat food, it’s to create an outcome is to eat and fill myself up. Every human behavior is to produce an outcome. And usually, if you’re focused on just creating one outcome at a time, so in this case, us having a great conversation, you will be in a flow state far more often. And so, yeah, I mean, you can handle a few things at once I can go walking while listening to an audio book. But I’m still probably mostly just trying to create one outcome there. So, I just think that the fewer outcomes you’re trying to create at one time, the more flow you’ll have, and the more those outcomes will actually be powerful and meaningful. And you’ll actually be able to get big stuff done. You know, like, you can knock out a lot of things quickly, if you’re just trying to, to accomplish one major thing at a time. You know, so on a daily basis, it’s like, what’s the one major thing you’re trying to do today? That if you did it, it would make the biggest difference for your future? Yeah, you could do 15, mediocre things. But if you did One really cool thing? What’s the biggest thing that could happen? What about this week? What’s the one thing that you know, if it happened, your whole future would be different. And then I just think singular focus on the most important outcome allows you to have a flow state a lot more often and allows you to create a lot bigger results, then I think, I’ll stop, I’ll share it, I’ll end this thought with a quote. And it’s from Robert broke. And he said, were kept from our goal, not by obstacles, but by clear paths to lesser goals. And I think we often take clear paths to lesser goals, because we’re just not willing to commit to one thing.

Mario Fachini [18:04]
Wow, that’s powerful. Yeah, having that singularity of focus is definitely it’s more enjoyable so it’s not fun when there’s 98 things going on, and you’re just trying to get one one thing done.

Dr. Benjamin Hardy [18:21]
Yeah, you don’t get as much progress, and therefore you don’t get as much confidence, you know

Mario Fachini [18:25]
it’s technically that word comes from?

Dr. Benjamin Hardy [18:29]
what was that?

Mario Fachini [18:30]
Is that where it comes from? So, it’s the lack of, you have less fun doing it. So, the confidence is lower news, because you’re not making as much progress

Dr. Benjamin Hardy [18:39]
While making progress builds confidence, and so if you’ve watched yourself, let’s just say do something that took a while, you know, I’ll give myself as an example, it could be writing a book, it could be painting, you know, finishing a PhD, it could be doing 100 episodes of a podcast, if you watch yourself do something long enough, then you’ll then you’ll actually generate bigger futures. But if you’ve never actually done something more than the first few steps, then the futures you generate will be very small. And again, it’s your view of your own future that determines who you are in the present. And so, by actually committing to bigger things, you can actually conjure up much further out futures, which allow you a much better identity in the present.

Mario Fachini [19:23]
That’s exciting, and I can relate to that with the books because you’re not going to publish the book if you never get chapter one done.

Dr. Benjamin Hardy [19:29]

Mario Fachini [19:31]
And when you were talking about doing that single thing for the day, some days, it was just I want to do another chapter, but how much more leverage on that?

Dr. Benjamin Hardy [19:39]
Now is a very productive day, if you actually did that chapter.

Mario Fachini [19:43]
Yeah, that’s how I thought about it. And you know, one day, one the next day and eventually

Dr. Benjamin Hardy [19:52]
It goes perfectly with the quote from Bill Gates where he said, “You, you overestimate what you can do in one day, but you underestimate what you can do in a year.” It’s like if you just do one thing, the right thing a day, over a year, you’ll be shocked at how far you are. But I think, you know, people, people just try to squeeze too many mediocre things in at once.

Mario Fachini [20:14]
This, this, this is awesome. I’m so glad you’re sharing this, I want to, you obviously know what you’re talking about. And I want to ask you about your clients and the people you’ve helped, what’s the biggest transformation they’ve had, through one of your trainings or training talks, something you were able to help them with who, what’s one of the biggest transformations you’ve seen them have?

Dr. Benjamin Hardy [20:40]
I don’t know a lot, I’ve definitely been a part of a lot of cool, cool opportunities. I try not to honestly overly pay attention to that, to be fully honest with you. But there’s, we get emails every single day, you know, people who, you know, quit addictions, lost hundreds of pounds, cured cancer. I mean, you know, started businesses that sold for millions and millions of dollars. I mean, it’s, it’s, it’s interesting, but I just, I actually shield myself from most of that, to be honest with you, I don’t even answer my email as much anymore. But it’s good for me to just hear simple stories, to be fully honest with you, like a friend of mine, who I’ve known for 10 years, he read Personalities Isn’t Permanent. And he said, it led to a conversation with his parents, which allowed him to let go of something that he’s been holding on to for decades in which he thought he was going to have to carry for his whole life. And now he’s in a healed space with his parents. And so, I’m more interested in those simple, like, important but simple transformations than maybe, you know, the semi, you know, the seemingly crazy, you know, I mean, I think that those little things are actually really crucial. And, you know, it’s, I’m excited to know that my friend no longer has to carry this unnecessary emotional load for the next 40 years of his life, because he actually began to see it differently and had a conversation with his parents, which allowed him to just let it go.

Mario Fachini [22:04]
Yeah, that’s a huge weight off their shoulders.

Dr. Benjamin Hardy [22:09]
And that’s the fun thing about transformations. Because I can think of my clients and it’s the same thing. It’s like, yeah, it’s cool if someone went from a million a year to 10 million, but it’s like when you can restore relationship. that’s priceless.

Mario Fachini [22:25]

Mario Fachini [22:28]
So, I want to do one more thing with you before we go to the imperfect action round. And it’s called the wheel of whatever we spend it and it ends up on a question. And it always ends up in the right spot. So, your question is, who is an entrepreneur or CEO that you would love to learn from personally?

Dr. Benjamin Hardy [23:02]
Hmm, yeah, I would say probably for a long time, it was Dan Sullivan, and now he and I are co authoring books together. So, I’m not really sure who it is right now. I really enjoy learning from Dan, still continue to enjoy learning from Dan. There’s no one off the top of my head that I can think of at the moment.

Mario Fachini [23:22]
What if I took off the CEO or entrepreneur and it could be anyone in the world done?

Dr. Benjamin Hardy [23:29]
Yeah. I’m interested in learning from people who are doing really cool humanitarian work, people are doing really cool missionary work. I think there’s just a lot of good causes going on in the world. So, I think there’s a lot of great leaders out there who I’m constantly driving to. There’s literally no one who’s coming immediately to mind.

Mario Fachini [23:54]
But those are the organizations and charity?

Dr. Benjamin Hardy [24:01]
Organizations, the ones that are are interesting to me at the moment.

Mario Fachini [24:04]
Okay, excellent. We’re gonna thank our sponsor, and come back for the imperfect action around.

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Mario Fachini [25:42]
And we are back with the imperfect action round. Ben, are you ready to take imperfect action?

Dr. Benjamin Hardy [25:48]
Yes, sir.

Mario Fachini [25:49]
First question I have and these are quick 62nd answers. First one is what is the fastest path to the profits?

Dr. Benjamin Hardy [26:01]
Are you talking about like, fastest path to money?

Mario Fachini [26:04]

Dr. Benjamin Hardy [26:09]
I would say team with people who are already doing really cool things.

Mario Fachini [26:15]
Okay. Number two, what is the biggest problem you see your prospects making and the fastest way for them to fix it?

Dr. Benjamin Hardy [26:26]
Not being a part of a community that can help them get past their own obstacles. I think that people need to be a part of small communities that they’re accountable to on a regular basis. And that’s usually a great way to quickly get past whatever issue they’re dealing with.

Mario Fachini [26:42]
Excellent. Number three, what is the best way to maximize customer lifetime value?

Dr. Benjamin Hardy [26:50]
Community, having a community that they feel that they don’t want to leave? And so, they stay with you because you’ve not only given them an important thing, but you’ve given them to be a part of that they feel accountable to?

Mario Fachini [27:06]
And would you say, to expand on that a little bit? Would you say there’s that sense of belonging or it’s just the confidence in themselves? That they’re growing and they can stay accountable to someone?

Dr. Benjamin Hardy [27:19]
Both, you know, they need the confidence that they’re growing and their futures getting better. But they also need the sense of belonging, they need it. Yeah, they need something that they feel they’re a part of, which gives their like weekly or monthly life a lot of meaning.

Mario Fachini [27:36]
Excellent. What are some books that you’d recommend that have made a big difference in your life?

Dr. Benjamin Hardy [27:43]
I’d say the 80/20 principle is a book I recently read. It’s very good. The Body Keeps the Score is a great book about trauma. And I don’t know. I mean, there’s lots of different types of books. There’s spiritual books, there’s business books, but yeah,

Mario Fachini [28:04]
I’d recommend spiritual ones. That’s cool.

Dr. Benjamin Hardy [28:07]
Yeah, I’ll just leave with those. I mean, I think that those are some really cool. Those are some great books,8020 and Body keeps the score are really good books.

Mario Fachini [28:14]

Mario Fachini [28:17]
Well, where would you like people to learn more?

Dr. Benjamin Hardy [28:20]
Just go to benjaminhardy.com, you can get free access to a 30-day future self-program. And yeah, just as I did opt in and you get a free access to a full full-on program that’s, I’ve charged hundreds of dollars for but we’ve now made it free.

Mario Fachini [28:36]
Very kind of you

Mario Fachini [28:39]
I’ll make sure there’s a link on the eainterviews.com show notes page for your episode.

Dr. Benjamin Hardy [28:44]
Cool, man. Thank you.

Mario Fachini [28:46]
All right. Well, it’s been an absolute pleasure. Thank you for your time and I’ve got a lot out of this myself, and the no expert authority world has also.

Dr. Benjamin Hardy [28:55]
Yeah, sorry, my Internet’s been not the best, but grateful to be with you anyways.

Mario Fachini [29:00]
Well, I know it’s gonna be a great episode. It’s already been a great episode, but no worries there Expert Authority world. We have another great episode here today. I’ll see you tomorrow. Have a great day. And God bless.

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