Atomic Habits for Dads with James Clear
Are you having trouble breaking bad habits and committing to good ones?
Today’s guest says the problem isn’t you, it’s your system.
James Clear is the NY Times Bestselling Author of Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones.
James talks about how building a system of small habits will compound over time for huge results.
He’ll also teach us how to design our environment so that we’ll stick to good habits without even thinking about it.
Most importantly, James will tell us how we can apply atomic habits to our relationships with our spouses and children.
Whether you want to quit drinking, lose weight, excel in your business, or build deeper connection with your family, get ready to reshape your life for success!
“Most of your results in life are a lagging measure of your habits.”—James Clear
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.
He is a regular speaker at Fortune 500 companies and his work is used by teams in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. Through his online course, The Habits Academy, Clear has taught more than 10,000 leaders, managers, coaches, and teachers. The Habits Academy is the premier training platform for individuals and organizations that are interested in building better habits in life and work.
“The shape of your environment is one of the most overlooked drivers of your habits and behavior.”—James Clear
No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving–every day. James Clear, one of the world’s leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.
“If you can’t find a tribe to join, go out and create it.”—James Clear
What You’ll Learn
- A significant part of our life is structured and shaped by our habits.
- Tiny habits are the fundamental unit of a larger system.
- Why men are so extreme with their habits
- We dismiss small rewards and always look for a huge, immediate payoff.
- Our psychology can run counter to what’s best for us.
- Change your mindset to focus on process and system rather than goals.
- Good habits make time your ally.
- Bad habits make time your enemy.
- Habits have a compound effect.
- When men reach the point that they are frustrated with the time it’s taking for results, they must remember that the work is not wasted, it’s being stored.
- The power of the willingness to get better by one percent each day.
- We often don’t set goals for relationships because it’s difficult to measure if we’re being a better friend, spouse, or parent.
- How atomic habits can be applied to relationships
- How have atomic habits served James in his relationship with his wife
- Creating sacred time and space with your spouse
- Making a habit of displays of affection
- Creating habits you and your wife can do together, like a daily gratitude list
- Use environmental design to cue the habit we are trying to create. Make the good habit the path of least resistance.
- How to create friction against bad habits
- Designing your digital and social environment
- How to make sure you’re taking action on your real priorities
- What James struggles with when it comes to sticking with habits.
- An ambitious person has a lot of goals in all aspects of life, and we are forced to choose. When we say to yes to one thing, we so no to everything else
- The way to choose what goals to pursue is to look at life as a series of seasons. What season are you in now? Business, family, retirement?
- Prioritizing according to where you are in life doesn’t mean you can’t do it all, you just can’t do it all at the same time.
- The best way to increase your performance is to cut your priorities in half.
- How to make decisions when you’re in a stressed or emotional space
- James’s dad’s mantra: I am free. I don’t have to do anything. I have time and space.
- Shifting your definition of success–Many standards we measure ourselves against are social ideas that don’t truly mean anything to us. Come up with a standard for yourself.
- Life lessons he learned from his dad, who played for Minor league baseball. “Trust your preparation.” The win is not in the moment of the game or test, it’s all the practice and lessons that came before it.
- Greatest lesson James learned about marriage.
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James Clear’s Links
Newsletter – Jamesclear.com/newsletter
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