Who is James Clear?

James Clear is a leading virtual personal development speaker and author of  New York Times bestselling Atomic Habits. His thought leadership has appeared in the New York Times, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, Medium, and Time. His engaging speeches educate the audience about minor habits, decision-making, and continued growth.

Key Concept: Atomic Habits

How can you expect to see significant improvements in your personal and professional life? The natural tendency is to make huge strides to improve. Taking large moves, on the other hand, frequently leads to failure or just brief advantages. You seldom get the long-term effects you desire.

Small habits are the key to effective change. James Clear focuses on the science of small habits, how they work, and how their impacts deepen and expand over time in this fascinating discussion. Readers will not only be amused but will also leave with practical methods they can instantly apply in their personal and professional life as a result of study and personal tales. 


James Clear is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Atomic Habits, which has sold over 7 million copies worldwide. His work has appeared in publications such as Time magazine, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and CBS This Morning

Aside from writing, he is a frequent speaker at Fortune 500 companies. Capital One, Cisco, General Electric, Honda, Intel, LinkedIn, Lululemon, McKinsey & Company, Merrill Lynch, and many other companies.

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Notable quote

  • “Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become. No single instance will transform your beliefs, but as the votes build up, so does the evidence of your new identity.” 
  • “You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems.”
  • “You should be far more concerned with your current trajectory than with your current results.”
  • “When you fall in love with the process rather than the product, you don’t have to wait to give yourself permission to be happy. You can be satisfied anytime your system is running.”
  • “Goals are good for setting a direction, but systems are best for making progress.”
  • “Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement”
  • “All big things come from small beginnings. The seed of every habit is a single, tiny decision. But as that decision is repeated, a habit sprouts and grows stronger. Roots entrench themselves and branches grow. The task of breaking a bad habit is like uprooting a powerful oak within us. And the task of building a good habit is like cultivating a delicate flower one day at a time.”
  • “Problem #1: Winners and losers have the same goals.”
  • “Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become.”
  • “Be the designer of your world and not merely the consumer of it.”

Inspiring Talks by James Clear