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James Clear is an American author, entrepreneur and photographer. On his personal website, JamesClear.com, he writes about habits and human potential. James is also the author of Atomic Habits.

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Show Notes

  • A formative accident in James’ life that set him on a new career path.
  • What he did to regain a sense of control over his life after the accident.
  • How the new habits he developed led him to become an academic All-American in baseball.
  • Habits that he developed specifically from baseball that have influenced him in his adult life.
  • How James stumbled into writing and how that evolved into a business, led to his focus on habits and writing his book, Atomic Habits.
  • How James organically built his weekly newsletter subscriber list to over 400,000 people.
  • Habits James has developed to become a better writer.
  • When James focuses on his writing during the day and what his process looks like.
  • The five core elements of Atomic Habits– what they are and how they guide readers to shape a new habit or break a bad one.
  • Why James refers to habits as the compounding interest of self-improvement
  • What happens if you get 1% better or worse each day.
  • What habit stacking is and the formula to follow when applying it.
  • Why mastering the art of showing up and doing the first second of work is so vital to creating a new habit.
  • The role environment can play in our habits and behaviors.
  • A bad habit of James’ and what he’s doing to break it.

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Guest: James Clear

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jamesclear 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jamesclear 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/james_clear/  


Host: Robert Glazer

Twitter: @robert_glazer

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/glazer

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