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Publisher's Summary

We rely on willpower to create change in our lives...but what if we're thinking about it all wrong? In Willpower Doesn't Work, Benjamin Hardy explains that willpower is nothing more than a dangerous fad - one that is bound to lead to failure. Instead of "white-knuckling" your way to change, you need to instead alter your surroundings to support your goals. This book shows you how.

The world around us is fast-paced, confusing, and full of distractions. It's easy to lose focus on what you want to achieve, and your willpower won't last long if your environment is in conflict with your goals - eventually the environment will win out. Willpower Doesn't Work is the needed guide for today's overstimulating and addicting environment. Willpower Doesn't Work will specifically teach you: 

  • How to make the biggest decisions of your life - and why those decisions must be made in specific settings
  • How to create a daily "sacred" environment to live your life with intention and not get sucked into the cultural addictions
  • How to invest big in yourself to upgrade your environment and mind-set
  • How to put "forcing functions" in your life - so your default behaviors are precisely what you want them to be
  • How to quickly put yourself in proximity to the most successful people in the world - and how to adapt their knowledge and skills to yourself even quicker
  • How to create an environment where endless creativity and boundless productivity is the norm

Benjamin Hardy will show you that nurture is far more powerful than your nature and teach you how to create and control your environment so your environment will not create and control you.

©2018 Benjamin Hardy (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"To get things done, we don't need willpower, only the power to begin doing it. Benjamin Hardy explains that mindfulness of context is more important, and that by consciously shaping your context, you have the greatest opportunity for personal growth." (Ellen Langer, international bestselling author of Mindfulness)

"Uncommonly thoughtful: that's what I think of when I read Benjamin Hardy's work. Get this book and you'll better understand how to be who you truly want to be." (Jimmy Soni, editor at the Observer and author of Rome's Last Citizen)

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This will become a classic!

Literally one of the best works I’ve read in a long time. So much so this is the first time I’ve left a review for any book. This book puts into words what I have been trying to say for several years now. It was not only validating but gave me that extra boost. It also filled in the cracks of concepts I couldn’t connect.

I will now buy the hard copy as well! It will go everywhere with me. It is the the new companion to “Meditations” in my bag. You won’t be disappointed if you get this book. If for some reason you are, then just read it again because it’s possible you missed it the first time reading ;)

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Practical and inspiring book! Nice work

Great book with a lot of practical and often overlooked opportunities to enhance your chances of success however you define that through improving your environment through intentional design!

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Narrator

The book seemed good, but I couldn’t get over the narrator’s voice. I recommend reading this book instead.

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Amazing Content

I had to get past Hardy’s speaking style, but it actually helped to slow the book down to .75 speed. Once I did that I couldn’t wait to get in the car and listen. This book has already changed my life.

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Amazing!

This book have completely shifted my morning routines and redefined how I approach commitment. What an amazing resource! I HIGHLY recommend.

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Great listen!

I will definitely listening to this again. My best listen this year! Very practical and gets to the point and deep.

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Wonderful book with thinking points!

This book has powerful thinking points for the entrepreneur! I would recommend this book, it's a fairly quick read and very easy to understand and get absorbed into.

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"It's terrible, Dont read this book!"

If this book were like a cake my wife had just baked, that would be what I'd tell my kids!

Joking aside, this book delivers, clear, concise, actionable steps to improve any area in your life that you wish.

No small promise, but this book delivers.

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Do yourself a favor and get this book

You won't be disappointed! While it is closely-related to a motivational type book, this one made much more of an impact on me than most. I did something I've never done, I listened to it all the way through twice before even moving on to the next book. I'll be listening again as well. Get it, you won't be disappointed!

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Wow! Excellent analysis on environmental psychology

Your book is among the many who have researched this field and contributed to its development. I value your struggle to achieve such greatness. You have been an inspiration to me for quite some time!