Becoming a Sage: Ben Hardy

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Welcome to the Becoming a Sage podcast, hosted by Dr. Jann. This week’s episode features Dr. Jann’s conversation with Ben Hardy.


Dr. Benjamin Hardy has a PhD in Organizational Psychology. He’s the bestselling author of Willpower Doesn’t Work. His website gets hundreds of thousands of views monthly. From 2015-2018, he was the #1 writer in the world on His blogs have been read by over 100 million people and are published everywhere. He grew his email list to almost 400,000 in 3 years without using paid ads. He and his wife adopted 3 kids from the foster system; a month later, his wife Lauren became pregnant with twins, giving birth to daughters – all within 2018. He debunks the most pervasive myths about personality and explains why personality tests like Myers-Briggs and Enneagram are non-scientific, harmful, and lead people to mediocrity. Ben reveals how past traumas negatively shape personality, and how-to re-frame those traumas and change your memories and identity narrative.