EP100 – James Clear: improving your life in 2019 with Atomic Habits

"Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become."

James Clear describes how you can improve your life, using small incremental steps that add up to big wins.

Questions we discuss in this episode:

  • How does "what you repeatedly do" affect your identity?
  • How does someone’s context affect their ability to set and maintain good habits? Are good habits only for people of privilege? 
  • How can you maintain habits for people with depression, anxiety or attention deficit?
  • How to form habits when your schedule is not in your control? (if you have kids, etc...)
  • If you do fall out of a habit, what should you do? Revive it, or let it go?
  • What systems and tools can you use to help automate, facilitate or help ingrain healthy habits?

Show notes

  • Get the book: Atomic Habits
  • Get the habits journal
  • Steven Pressfield: "Stevie Wonder’s territory is the piano. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s is the gym. When Bill Gates pulls into the parking lot at Microsoft, he’s on his territory"
  • Seth Godin: "Who is it for, and what is it for?"
  • Seth Godin: “People like us do things like this.”
  • James Clear's AMA on Reddit
  • Read James' blog: JamesClear.com
  • James Clear: "Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become."
  • Nir Eyal shuts off his internet every night
  • James Clear: "When you're struggling with a new habit, your effort's not wasted, it's just being stored."

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