Dr. Benjamin Hardy


“Many people have lots of experience but very little learning,” -Dan Sullivan and Benjamin Hardy

1: Dr. Benjamin Hardy’s spouse, Lauren, makes a home-cooked meal most nights for their family of six kids.

“Sometimes, our kids get to the table and complain that the meal isn’t their favorite dish,” Ben Hardy and Dan Sullivan write in The Gap and The Gain: The High Achiever’s Guide to Happiness, Confidence, and continue reading

Yesterday, we looked at the power of asking Who, not How. After attempting to negotiate the sale of his company himself and failing, entrepreneur Wes Sierk hired an investment banker who successfully completed the transaction and negotiated a much higher price.

Our story doesn’t end there.

1: “Two weeks after selling his company, Wes found that the air conditioner in his house had broken,” write Dan Sullivan and Benjamin Hardycontinue reading

Genius Network founder Joe Polish met the world famous entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson for the first time at a dinner to raise money for Richard’s foundation, Virgin Unite.  Joe had donated $15,000 to Richard’s charity.  “In exchange, Joe was invited to have dinner with Richard and a small group of other donors,” write Dan Sullivan and Benjamin Hardy in Who Not How.

During the dinner, the other donors were … continue reading

Like most entrepreneurs, Carl Castledine worked crazy hours.  

“By sheer grit and willpower, he was able to build up a decent clientele,” write Dan Sullivan and Benjamin Hardy in Who Not How.  Still, Carl knew his company, Away Resorts, could do better.  Specifically, he needed to improve the company’s website and online presence.

So, Carl went to work.  “On top of the ridiculous hours he was already working, he began … continue reading

Dr. Benjamin Hardy was about to launch his first book, Willpower Doesn’t Work.

“I did everything by myself.  I scheduled all my media and podcasts.  I worked directly with the publisher,” he recalls in Who Not How.  “And after lining everything up, which involved a lot of decision-making and mental labor, not to mention time, I then had to muster the energy to show up to the interviews … continue reading

There are technical problems and adaptive problems, author and entrepreneur Dean Jackson believes.

“Technical problems are when the answer is already known,” he shares with Dan Sullivan and Ben Hardy in Who Not How: The Formula to Achieve Bigger Goals Through Accelerating Teamwork.

Let’s say we want to set up a WordPress website.  That is an example of a technical problem.  For these types of challenges, we want to ask ourselves: … continue reading

“What is the ultimate quantification of success? For me, it’s not how much time you spend doing what you love. It’s how little time you spend doing what you hate.”

-Casey Neistat

1: Tony Caldwell was stressed and burned out at work.  

Tony had a knack for developing insurance agencies in the insurance distribution space. Like many entrepreneurs, he knew his business cold. Backward and forward. Inside and out.

And … continue reading

On April 1 of 2018, everything changed for Paul Heiss.

1: Paul is a successful entrepreneur. He is the founder of IBCC Industries, a metal casting company based in China that employs more than 700 people. “For decades, IBCC Industries has provided value to clients by turning scrap metal into parts for trucks, tractors, and highly engineered mechanical machinery,” write Dan Sullivan and Dr. Benjamin Hardy in Who Not How: continue reading

“These young guys are playing checkers. I’m out there playing chess,” NBA superstar Kobe Bryant once remarked.

1: Many of us are playing checkers, Dan Sullivan and Benjamin Hardy write in Who Not How: The Formula to Achieve Bigger Goals Through Accelerating Teamwork.

Why? Because when a new challenge or opportunity comes our way, we ask, “How?” As in: “How can I do this?”

A better approach? Learn to … continue reading