GA 261 | Building the Habit of Excellence with James Clear

GA 261 | Building the Habit of Excellence with James Clear

By Steven Bonacorsi

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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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What Do You Think?

How do you go about developing good habits or breaking bad ones?

By: Ron Pereira: Lean Thinker & Co-Founder of Gemba Academy
Posted: April 4, 2019, 10:00 am

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Steven Bonacorsi

Steven Bonacorsi is the Founder of the Lean Six Sigma Group, President of ISLSS, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

Steven Bonacorsi, President at the International Standard for Lean Six Sigma (ISLSS)
- Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma Methodology.
- Expert in Kaizen event for rapid project execution.
- Certified PMP (Project Management Professional)
- Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
- Masters in Computer Information Systems (MS-CIS)
- Numerous IT certifications.
- Over 20 years of Professional Business Consulting experience at the C-Level.
Executive Master Black Belt leading $ billion business transformation projects globally in multiple Industries. I am a leader who delivers results.