Episode 430

Manifesting the Future You and Achieving Your Wildest Goals

With Dr. Benjamin Hardy, PhD

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Many of us have a vision of what we want our future to look like but have trouble seeing a clear path to get there. What’s more, we allow the stories of our past to cloud our judgment of what’s possible. When we stop and envision our future through the lens of our accomplishments, it opens the door to what’s possible. 

Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Dr. Benjamin Hardy to discuss practical steps for making your future goals a reality. Ben explains why most of us are setting our goals too small and how we can use gratitude and self-reflection to build our confidence and achieve the unimaginable. Dhru and Ben also discuss their personal experiences with goal setting, making sacrifices for their future self, and how to find peace in not knowing what’s next.

Dr. Benjamin Hardy is an organizational psychologist, keynote speaker, and best-selling author who focuses on the psychology of exponential growth and transformation, future self-science, and entrepreneurship. He’s also the author of eight books, which have sold nearly one million copies. In 2018, he and his wife went from zero to five kids in one year, adopting three from the foster system and having twins. They now have six kids and live in Orlando, Florida. Ben’s new book, 10x Is Easier Than 2x, is now available for purchase at 10xeasierbook.com.

In this episode, Dhru and Ben dive into (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):

  • Top things that can prevent us from making progress on our goals (0:24 / 0:24)
  • Why do people have a hard time connecting to their future selves? (2:20 / 2:20)
  • Focusing on what you want and optimizing your life to make it happen (8:49 / 6:15)
  • How to build the muscle of imagination (10:06 / 7:38)
  • Looking at the past as a framework for how far you’ve come (19:48 / 17:36)
  • Practicing gratitude to squash self-criticism (26:06 / 23:10)
  • How to apply Ben’s “10x is easier than 2x” rule to different areas of your life (36:44 / 32:10)
  • Dhru’s experience with the 10x rule (40:20 / 38:17)
  • Understanding your goals and how they fit into your desired future self (50:32 / 46:20)
  • The goals Ben is working on (59:32 / 51:58)
  • Leadership, building trust within yourself, and when to outsource help (1:06:06 / 58:45)
  • What to do when you’re not sure what to do next (1:12:26 / 1:08:10)
  • Core concepts from Ben’s new book (1:26:09 / 1:22)
  • Final thoughts and where to follow Ben’s work (1:35:33 / 1:31:10)

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For more on Ben Hardy, follow him on Instagram @drbenjaminhardy, Twitter @DrBenjaminHardy, Facebook @benjaminhardy88, YouTube @dr.benjaminhardy, and LinkedIn @benjaminhardy88.

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I hope you enjoyed this conversation as much as I did.
Wishing you health and happiness.
Dhru Purohit

In this Episode, you will learn

  1. Top things that can prevent us from making progress on our goals
    (0:24)
  2. Why do people have a hard time connecting to their future selves?
    (2:20)
  3. Focusing on what you want and optimizing your life to make it happen
    (8:49)
  4. How to build the muscle of imagination
    (10:06)
  5. Looking at the past as a framework for how far you’ve come
    (19:48)
  6. Practicing gratitude to squash self-criticism
    (26:06)
  7. How to apply Ben’s “10x is easier than 2x” rule to different areas of your life
    (36:44)
  8. Dhru’s experience with the 10x rule
    (40:20)
  9. Understanding your goals and how they fit into your desired future self
    (50:32)
  10. The goals Ben is working on
    (59:32)
  11. Leadership, building trust within yourself, and when to outsource help
    (1:06:06)
  12. What to do when you’re not sure what to do next
    (1:12:26)
  13. Core concepts from Ben’s new book
    (1:26:09)
  14. Final thoughts and where to follow Ben’s work
    (1:35:33)

Guest

 
Dhru Purohit

Dhru is the host of the Dhru Purohit Podcast, a top 30 health podcast with over 30 million downloads. His interviews focus on the inner workings of the brain and the body and feature the brightest minds in wellness, medicine, and mindset.

Dhru Purohit is also a serial entrepreneur and investor in the health and wellness industry.

 
Dr. Benjamin Hardy, PhD

Dr. Benjamin Hardy is an organizational psychologist, keynote speaker, and best-selling author who focuses on the psychology of exponential growth and transformation, future self-science, and entrepreneurship. He’s also the author of eight books, which have sold nearly one million copies. In 2018, he and his wife went from zero to five kids in one year, adopting three from the foster system and having twins. They now have six kids and live in Orlando, Florida. Ben’s new book, 10x Is Easier Than 2x, is now available for purchase at 10xeasierbook.com.

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