We all have conscious and unconscious habits that determine our quality of life every day. It takes a lot of work and reflection to realize our own habits and their consequences, not to mention the changes we may need to make. Multiply this by every member of the family, and it can feel like a real puzzle!
James Clear is here to help in this episode all about habit-making and how certain “atomic habits” can dramatically change everything. James is author of the book Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Break Bad Habits and Build Good Ones and he’s kind of a big deal too! He coaches Fortune 500 companies in habits, decision-making, and continuous improvement skills and his work is used by teams in the NFL, the NBA, and Major League Baseball (which is, of course, my favorite sport!).
His knowledge is perfect for families as well, and you can learn everything he teaches the top companies in the world through his online course, the Habits Academy, which has influences more than 10,000 leaders, manager, coaches, teachers, and now… parents!
Episode Highlights: Atomic Habits
- Why habits matter so much
- How little habits lead up to big change
- The reason that small changes are actually more effective than big ones in the long run
- How long it really takes to break or build a habit
- The role of environment in creating or breaking habits and how to optimize yours
- Why talent and genes don’t matter as much as we once thought
- The two-minute rule that can change your life
- How to get back on track after breaking a habit
- The most impactful habits to adopt
- Where to start if you have a lot of bad habits to break
- And more!
Resources We Mention
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