In the spring of 2015, I was a young Unbounder whose life consisted of working my little bank teller job, taking CLEP tests, and spending what little free time I had with my family. Because of how busy I was, I didn’t have time for much else. Because of this, I abandoned past interests and habits I knew were good for me.

I stopped writing fiction, journaling, and spending time meditating on Scripture. I succumbed to the stay-up-late-and-sleep-as long-as-possible lifestyle in which I drank way too much coffee and procrastinated ‘til it hurt. That’s when I realized I needed some semblance of a routine in my life. Not just a schedule — a routine that empowered me to fit the really important things into my day.

That’s how I found Benjamin Hardy.

Benjamin Hardy is the #1 writer on and an expert on productivity, execution, and pursuing a purposeful lifestyle. I found his Getting Out of Survival Mode eBook, downloaded it, and started to read. It told me to wake up just a little bit earlier, to prioritize the activities that were truly important to me, and to organize my life in such a way that is consistent with my values and goals.

I made a few simple changes and began to see immediate changes to my lifestyle. No longer was I living day-to-day, wondering if I would ever have time to pursue my dreams, but rather, I was taking organized, incremental steps toward them.

Needless to say, I decided to follow Benjamin Hardy and found that he is incredibly prolific on the topics surrounding lifestyle design, habit-building, productivity, dreaming big, and execution. Since then, I probably haven’t gone a week without reading an article by him. His writing is simple, practical, and yet audacious in what it dares you to do

If you want a taste of his life-altering ideas, you can check out his article How To Achieve Your 10-Year Plan In The Next 6 Months or you can just come to APEX 2019: THE UNBOUND BLITZ!

That’s right! I’m excited to announce that Benjamin Hardy will be joining us at APEX this year as one of our incredible keynote speakers! Because APEX is all about daring to accomplish the audacious through practical, daily life, we thought Benjamin would be the perfect addition to our event.

As Unbounders, we dream big. We know that we are capable of world-changing success. We also know the power of community, of inspiration, and of execution. That’s why we want you to join us at APEX. It’s our goal to host an event that empowers you to break out of survival mode, set big goals, and work purposefully toward them. But no matter how hard we work to achieve that goal, it will be for nothing if you don’t join us. So please, take a step toward achieving your dream and consider registering today!

Meet Benjamin Hardy

Meet Conner

Student Cabinet Executive

Whether through his in-process novels or blog, Conner is passionate about inspiring others to take courageous action. He is a 2017 Unbound Alumnus and earned his BSBA in Economics from Liberty University.