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Imagine if the more experienced people took the time to develop those around them and truly passed on their knowledge.

It is no secret that I am a guy with big dreams, passion, and hunger.  As a result, I will always put myself out there and go for what I want.  My big interests include sports writing, interviews, performing and teaching others.

Three pillars I strive to build my leadership philosophy on are Vision, Being Relatable, and Development. My goal is to help those within my influence and maximize their potential.  However, I cannot do it alone.  As a result, I seek out mentorship and do what I can to pass it on.

 The word "mentorship" is often used in the wrong context. Mentorship is more than providing the cheerleading Monday morning "rah rah rah" speech. Mentorship is about sharing lessons learned from past experiences to develop the next crop of leaders. The point of this podcast is to focus on the knowledge and make those around us better. Vision. Relate. Develop.

Apr 17, 2018

Benjamin Hardy is’s number one writer, a PhD candidate at Clemson University and the author of Willpower Doesn’t Work: Discover the Hidden Keys to Success. In his book, Benjamin addresses the concept willpower is nothing more than a dangerous fad that is bound to lead to failure. He focuses on self-improvement, motivation and entrepreneurship. Benjamin has been featured on Forbes, Huffington Post and Business Insider, just to name a few.

In this podcast Benjamin discusses the importance of failure, how people are impacted by their surroundings and environment, determining factors of success and why willpower doesn’t work.

Show Notes:

  • Benefits of failure (1:52)
  • Failures that set you up for success (3:00)
  • There’s a difference between having a large email list and having a loyal following (3:35)
  • How people can surround themselves with people and things that help them reach their goals (4:33)
  • The power of subconscious behavior (6:00)
  • How people are reactively becoming the product of a destructive environment (7:05)
  • Creating an environment that facilitates your goals and aligns with the person you want to become (7:20)
  • Why willpower isn’t a good way to solve problems (8:00)
  • Determining factors in who you are, who you become and the decisions you make (9:01)
  • Changes people can make to invest in themselves and upgrade their environment (11:40)
  • The difference between entrepreneurs and “wanna be” entrepreneurs (14:48)
  • Trends of unsuccessful leaders (18:40)
  • Becoming a mentor, motivator and source of inspiration (25:28)
  • Thinking at scale (27:40)
  • Being changed by your experiences (29:00)
  • What Benjamin would put on a billboard (29:45)


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You get in life what you are willing to tolerate. If people treat you poorly, it’s because you tolerate that.

Once you start investing money in yourself, you start creating your subconscious beliefs about what you can have.

There’s no way you can will your way out of something.

Leadership in general is not something you can rush through.

One of the best ways to learn is to teach.