About the Episode:

In today’s episode, we’re talking to James Clear, the prolific blogger with an audience of more than 428,000 readers who get his weekly content on how to create better habits, make better decisions, and live better lives.

James has an uncanny ability to combine his research into biology, neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy together in a way that’s directly applicable to the business world.

James is now the author of Atomic Habits—a book that came out yesterday and I’m staring at my copy of it right now.

I could not recommend Atomic Habits more highly, especially if you’re looking for evidence-based self-improvement strategies that’ll teach you how to make the small changes with the goal of transforming your habits and delivering real impact in your life. James is also the creator of the Habits Academy, he’s a weightlifter and a travel photographer who’s shot in over 30 countries.


In Today’s Episode, We Talk About:

02:33 What book he’s reading at the moment.
03:08 Conclusions he’s drawn from it.
06:23 When he started blogging.
07:52 Why doing things twice a week is key to developing habits.
10:38 Why he started his blog.
12:24 The rough game plan for his blog.
14:52 Why he wrote his book Atomic Habits.
19:26 Things you can do to help cultivate habits.
30:58 How to develop habits that can help you achieve the goals you set.
35:44 The smallest possible change you can make to become the person you want to be.
39:48 How he earns a living these days.
41:25 Advice for anyone looking to start a side hustle.
47:58 The best investment he’s ever made.

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Resources Mentioned:

The Blank Slate

Atomic Habits

Connect with My Guest:


James on Twitter

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Ryan Robinson

Writer, side project aficionado, and part-time entrepreneur. Join me here, on ryrob.com to learn how to start a blog and build a profitable side business. Let’s chat on Twitter about business and side projects.

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