Are You Committed?
Inpiration & Strategy For Rapid Life Improvement
Meet Benjamin Hardy, PhD
As a quick introduction:
My wife, Lauren, and I are the parents of five children!
Our story is a little crazy.
During my first year of graduate school in early 2015, Lauren and I became foster parents of Kaleb (age 7), Jordan (age 5), and Logan (age 3). If you’ve seen the Mark Wahlberg movie, Instant Family, that’s sort of us.
For the next three years (2015-2018), we fought the foster and legal system to adopt these three kids. Through the help of an inspired attorney, Dale Dove, who facilitated changes in the laws of South Carolina, we were able to adopt our three kids in February of 2018.
Less than one month after the adoption, Lauren became pregnant with twins (cliché, I know!). In December of 2018, Zorah and Phoebe graced our family with their fun and energetic presence.
We live in Orlando, Florida, and have a simple but uncommon life.
We value spending time together, living our faith, continuous learning, travel, good food, surrounding ourselves with fun and inspiring people, and serving others. We also love spending time as a family at the Disney Parks!
Our lives are hectic and challenging, but also rich and very intentional. My favorite poem by Douglas Malloch:
“Good timber does not grow with ease:
The stronger wind, the stronger trees;
The further sky, the greater length;
The more the storm, the more the strength.
By sun and cold, by rain and snow,
In trees and men good timbers grow.”
Professionally, I’m an organizational psychologist, author, entrepreneur, and speaker.
In early 2015, just as we were becoming foster parents, I began blogging online. Very quickly, my work began to spread.
From 2015 to 2019, my email list grew to nearly 400,000 people (without paid advertising) through the articles I wrote on Medium.com.
I’m the bestselling author of Willpower Doesn’t Work, which explains the profound impact your environment has on your behavior, mindset, and success; and how to create optimal environments for living your values and going big in life.
I’m currently writing Personality Isn’t Permanent, which debunks the common and limiting ways people view personality, and details the five levers for making radical and desired change to your personality and life. This book is being published by Portfolio/Penguin Random House and will be released in June of 2020.
Feel free to read my blog posts or watch my 50-minute free webinar, where I breakdown the four major reasons people aren’t as successful or happy as they could be.