Episode 17: Interview with Roy Baumeister, PhD — One of the world’s leading experts on willpower

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Willpower is your ability to control your attention, emotions, and actions, despite the presence of competing stimuli, and resolve conflicts between your short-term desires and your long-term goals.

It includes your capacity to delay gratification, override unwanted thoughts and feelings, and shift your internal state.

In this podcast episode I have the pleasure to interview Roy Baumeister, PhD, one of the world’s most prolific and influential psychologists and author of the book “Willpower: Rediscovering The Greatest Human Strength”, a New York Times bestseller.

Questions and topics Covered:

  • What is willpower?
  • The relationship between willpower and self control
  • How self control can predict success
  • Why are we not paying more attention to willpower
  • Is willpower a limited supply?
  • Is willpower always necessary?
  • Is there a correlation between self esteem and willpower?
  • The influence of today’s technology on willpower
  • What is The Ego Depletion model
  • The relationship between willpower and the body’s glucose levels
  • Can willpower be trained?
  • Willpower and Decision Fatigue
  • What’s next on Roy’s career

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May you find this episode enjoyable and insightful! 🙏🏻

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