As 2020 is approaching, I thought today’s guest would be the perfect person to come on and chat about forming better habits that are aligned with who you want to become. I was joined by James Clear, author of Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones. James and I discuss why he first became obsessed with habits and the best ways to set yourself up for success when creating new habits. He shares how social norms affect habits, the three core ideas of atomic habits and how to become an architect of your habits.
What’s in this episode:
How James got started as an author, writer and entrepreneur Why he became obsessed with habits How starting a business made him research how habits are made Looking at habits as an entry point, not an endpoint Giving yourself permission to show up, even if it’s in a small way Why you shouldn’t use time as an excuse for what you want What environment design or resetting the room is Creating an environment that leads to the path of least resistance How social norms affect habits The three core ideas of Atomic Habits Becoming an architect of your habits rather than a victim Why your habits matter for embodying the identity of who you want to be How the greatest outcomes are often delayed Becoming comfortable with sharing your life How to break a bad habit
James Clear is an author and speaker focused on habits, decision-making, and continuous improvement. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Entrepreneur, Time, and on CBS This Morning. His website receives millions of visitors each month and hundreds of thousands subscribe to his popular email newsletter at jamesclear.com.
Connect with James:
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Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear
A Manual for Living by Epictetus
The Lessons of History by Will and Ariel Durant
Clear Habits Journal Planner
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