#281: Why You Should be Asking Who and Not How with Benjamin Hardy

By July 20, 2021Blog, Podcast

In this week’s episode of the podcast, you’ll hear my conversation with Benjamin Hardy. Benjamin co-authored one of the best leadership books I’ve read in the last year called, “Who not How”. The premise of the book is that we often get stuck when we ask how we’re going to accomplish something. Instead of asking how we should simply ask who can help me accomplish this goal. That may seem obvious, but it’s actually very profound.

In our conversation, we’ll discuss the principles in the book.

Benjamin was also the #1 read blogger on medium for a significant amount of time. Because of that, I spent a lot of time asking him about the art of writing and what he has learned about creating content. If you’re a content creator, then you must listen to the episode!

Why You Should be Asking Who and Not How

Benjamin Hardy lives in Orlando with his wife and six kids, three of whom are adopted. He is an organizational psychologist with a Ph.D. in the subject from Clemson University. Benjamin writes on psychological self-improvement and entrepreneurial-related topics. Among his books are Will Power Doesn’t Work, Personality Isn’t Permanent, and Who Not How (co-written with Dan Sullivan).

Today, Benjamin joins me to share his story. He talks about how he got started writing and tells all about the process. He shares what publishers are looking for and gives his tips for the writing process. He shares the three things you have to be clear on before sitting down to write a book, and he notes the importance of investing in yourself. He also shares his reflections on fostering, adopting, and raising children.

“Your identity is your story, your narrative about yourself, and really, it’s up to all of us to decide what…our narrative is.”

– Benjamin Hardy

Key Takeaways this week on the L3 Leadership Podcast:

●       The power of journaling

●       What publishers are looking for

●       The writing process

●       The importance of investing in yourself

●       Want vs. need

Mentioned Resources:

●       Who Not How: The Formula to Achieve Bigger Goals Through Accelerating Teamwork by Benjamin Hardy and Dan Sullivan

●       Personality Isn’t Permanent: Break Free from Self-Limiting Beliefs and Rewrite Your Story by Benjamin Hardy

●       Willpower Doesn’t Work: Discover the Hidden Keys to Success by Benjamin Hardy

●       The Power of Starting Something Stupid by Richie Norton

●       Benjamin Hardy on Youtube

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