This week’s guest is James Clear. Author of the bestseller Atomic Habits, James shared a wealth of knowledge with us regarding the different kinds of habits, how they form, and how we can successfully change our behavior. A written transcript of this episode is available for download here. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.
In this episode you’ll learn:
- A quote about the importance of habits (3:43)
- James’ background in athletics, science, business, and psychology (4:45)
- Why James is passionate about identity-based habits (8:02)
- How sports teaches excellence (15:55)
- An exercise he does (18:03)
- The four stages of habit formation (18:52)
- An example (21:58)
- Why he added the “Craving” stage (23:37)
- The first law of behavior change, “Making It Obvious” (27:34)
- About habit stacking (30:11)
- The second law of behavior change, “Making It Attractive” (32:52)
- The true power of dopamine (35:40)
- Breaking a bad habit (39:59)
- The third law of behavior change, “Making It Easy” (44:44)
- Using the reverse for breaking bad habits (47:01)
- The fourth law of behavior change, “Making It Satisfying” (49:12)
- The social reinforcement of habits (54:36)
- The downside of creating good habits (56:25)
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- Atomic Habits
- James’ Website
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