The 3 Habits That Grew His Business to 428,000 Email Subscribers (FS289)


How can we live better lives? Do you want to implement great habits in order to achieve your goals? What determines the success of our attempts when trying to form habits?

We cannot really have a conversation about successful business owners and entrepreneurs without discussing the importance of habits and the systems that allow them to build their dreams. But what is formula to implementing this?

In this episode we get down to the real essence of habits, their relationship to individual and social identity and how they are formed. We unpack these ideas to better understand the cycle of improvement that we all should really be trying to embody.

Today on the show we are joined by James Clear, the author of Atomic Habits, the creator of the Habits Academy, a weightlifter, and a travel photographer in over 30 countries. James is basically a habit expert and has loads of great ways to unpack these ideas for everyone’s benefit

We also talk about the concept of one percent better, the explore-exploit tradeoff, adaptability and reinvention. James has a bunch of really useful frameworks and distinctions that will undoubtedly progress your thinking in this area.

For a particularly inspiring and thought provoking conversation be sure to check this episode out!

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Understanding the compounding effect of the one percent better concept. [0:05:12.4]
  • Decision making and habits as the two pillars of success. [0:10:01.2]
  • The difference between goals and systems. [0:15:36.3]
  • The cardinal rule of behavior change and waiting for results. [0:20:28.4]
  • Identity conflicts making changes stick through your beliefs about self. [0:26:30.3]
  • Adaptability and the potential to reinvent yourself. [0:33:25.1]
  • Some of James’ systems that he has used to build his site. [0:35:20.8]
  • The real value of ideas and how to house them effectively. [0:39:00.4]
  • James’ most valued habits for his health and business. [0:40:47.6]
  • Atomic Habits and what James hopes its readers will gain. [0:46:05.3]
  • The evolution of systems and the importance of reflection and review. [0:50:31.6]
  • And much more!

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The Top 10 Mistakes in Online Business

Every week we talk with entrepreneurs. We talk about what’s working and what isn’t. We talk about successes and failures. We spend time with complete newbies, seasoned veterans, and everything in between.

One topic that comes up over and over again with both groups is mistakes made in starting businesses. Newbies love to learn about mistakes so they can avoid them. Veterans love to talk about what they wish they had known when starting out.

These conversations have been fascinating, so we compiled a list of the 10 mistakes we hear most often into a nifty lil’ guide. Get the 10 Most Common Mistakes in Starting an Online Business here »

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