Episode 144: The Power of Habits with James Clear

We LOVED getting to meet and interview James Clear! James is an author, speaker, and professional photographer, traveling the world to over 30 countries!

To succeed at this level requires the discipline of focus and positive habits, decision-making, and continuous improvement.

James Clear’s 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.

James 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 interested in building better habits in life and work.

Oh… and we have to also mention that James Clear is a fabulously fit weightlifter! And… with a last name like “Clear”, it seems that James Clear may just be living his destiny!

Professionals are the architects of their habits.
Amateurs are the victims of their habits.
~James Clear, American author, entrepreneur, and photographer

November 12, 2012, I published my first article on JamesClear.com and decided I was going to publish a new article every Monday and Thursday. I stuck with it and did it every week for three years, and that was the creative habit that changed the trajectory of my business.
~James Clear, American author, entrepreneur, and photographer

It’s the writer’s responsibility to get your work out into the world.
~James Clear, American author, entrepreneur, and photographer

When it comes bad habits, often the immediate outcome is enjoyable, but the ultimate outcome is unfavorable. When it comes to good habits, it’s the reverse.
~James Clear, American author, entrepreneur, and photographer

The ultimate form of immediate reinforcement is a reinforcement of your desired identity.
~James Clear, American author, entrepreneur, and photographer

The mind doesn’t like having beliefs without evidence… which is why habits are so important; they cast the vote for that identity [you wish to become].
~James Clear, American author, entrepreneur, and photographer

Habits are like the atoms of our lives. They’re like the fundamental elements, these little behaviors you repeat day in and day out, and as you add them up, you end up with the system of your life.
~James Clear, American author, entrepreneur, and photographer

Photography is a fun entry point into culture.
~James Clear, James Clear, American author, entrepreneur, and photographer


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About the author, Devani

Hey! I’m Devani, a multi-passionate creator who enjoys honing the craft of writing (mostly;)), photography, cooking, podcasting, learning about business, and growing brands. I co-host the iCreateDaily Podcast with LeAura Alderson (my mom), and co-own the iCreateDaily brand. I hope through the content and products we produce, you will be inspired to start, sustain, and succeed in your goals.

My non-business and artistic hobbies include: enjoying a good movie, discovering obscure but epic music, obsessing over The Beatles, and developing fictional stories in my head. My Maltese dog, Caspian, provides an insane amount of creative inspiration by just being his adorable self. #HeWokeUpLikeThat. 😉

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