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

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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