Episode 199: Atomic Habits is Bloody Brilliant!

There is a magnificent hat in this episode! Because although my eye makeup was on point, my hair resembled a mangy badger and had to be hidden. Which makes great radio. It's book review week at Moxie Books, and Joe and I discuss the brilliant Atomic Habits by James Clear. Find out how I manage to get up at 6.30 every morning, despite being a lazy slug who hates getting out of bed – and learn the secret of how to be the person you want to be. (And obviously buy the book.)

Key Points

  • [5:45] If you want to learn more about how to connect with people, read Amanda Palmer’s book!
  • [7:00] Atomic Habits is the book of the year for Vicky.
  • [7:55] Habits are just brain shortcuts.
  • [10:15] Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become.
  • [12:45] Vicky really didn’t want to get out of bed this morning, but she tried to remember the type of person she wanted to be.
  • [13:50] There are four problems with goal setting.
  • [16:15] Focus on the system that will help you get to your goals.
  • [22:25] Vicky explains why Japan’s trains are so efficient.
  • [24:55] Declare your intentions everyday!!
  • [25:25]] Reframe your actions (if they’re negative) into a positive.
  • [26:15] Join a group where your habit/goal/hobby is something that’s shared by everyone in the group.
  • [29:50] The big 200 is coming up! Vicky is excited for next week’s episode!

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Atomic Habits, by James Clear

Only Forward, by Michael Marshall Smith

The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness, by Sy Montgomery

How Long ‘Til Black Future Month?, by N. K. Jemisin

The Art of Asking Book, by Amanda Palmer

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About Vicky...

Vicky Fraser is the founder of Moxie Books and author of How The Hell Do You Write A Book and Business For Superheroes. She helps business owners write life-changing books, connect with readers and new customers, and grow their businesses. When she's not doing that, she's hanging from a trapeze by her feet.

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