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Atomic Habits for Dads with James Clear

Are you having trouble breaking bad habits and committing to good ones?

Today’s guest says the problem isn’t you, it’s your system.

James Clear is the NY Times Bestselling Author of Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones.

James talks about how building a system of small habits will compound over time for huge results.

He’ll also teach us how to design our environment so that we’ll stick to good habits without even thinking about it.

Most importantly, James will tell us how we can apply atomic habits to our relationships with our spouses and children.

Whether you want to quit drinking, lose weight, excel in your business, or build deeper connection with your family, get ready to reshape your life for success!

“Most of your results in life are a lagging measure of your habits.”—James Clear

James Clear

James Clear is an author and speaker focused on habits, decision-making, and continuous improvement. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Entrepreneur, Time, and on CBS This Morning. His website receives millions of visitors each month and hundreds of thousands subscribe to his popular email newsletter at jamesclear.com.

He is a regular speaker at Fortune 500 companies and his work is used by teams in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. Through his online course, The Habits Academy, Clear has taught more than 10,000 leaders, managers, coaches, and teachers. The Habits Academy is the premier training platform for individuals and organizations that are interested in building better habits in life and work.

“The shape of your environment is one of the most overlooked drivers of your habits and behavior.”—James Clear

Atomic Habits

No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving–every day. James Clear, one of the world’s leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.

“If you can’t find a tribe to join, go out and create it.”—James Clear

What You’ll Learn

  • A significant part of our life is structured and shaped by our habits.
  • Tiny habits are the fundamental unit of a larger system.
  • Why men are so extreme with their habits
  • We dismiss small rewards and always look for a huge, immediate payoff.
  • Our psychology can run counter to what’s best for us.
  • Change your mindset to focus on process and system rather than goals.
  • Good habits make time your ally.
  • Bad habits make time your enemy.
  • Habits have a compound effect.
  • When men reach the point that they are frustrated with the time it’s taking for results, they must remember that the work is not wasted, it’s being stored.
  • The power of the willingness to get better by one percent each day.
  • We often don’t set goals for relationships because it’s difficult to measure if we’re being a better friend, spouse, or parent.
  • How atomic habits can be applied to relationships
  • How have atomic habits served James in his relationship with his wife
  • Creating sacred time and space with your spouse
  • Making a habit of displays of affection
  • Creating habits you and your wife can do together, like a daily gratitude list
  • Use environmental design to cue the habit we are trying to create. Make the good habit the path of least resistance.
  • How to create friction against bad habits
  • Designing your digital and social environment
  • How to make sure you’re taking action on your real priorities
  • What James struggles with when it comes to sticking with habits.
  • An ambitious person has a lot of goals in all aspects of life, and we are forced to choose. When we say to yes to one thing, we so no to everything else
  • The way to choose what goals to pursue is to look at life as a series of seasons. What season are you in now? Business, family, retirement?
  • Prioritizing according to where you are in life doesn’t mean you can’t do it all, you just can’t do it all at the same time.
  • The best way to increase your performance is to cut your priorities in half.
  • How to make decisions when you’re in a stressed or emotional space
  • James’s dad’s mantra: I am free. I don’t have to do anything. I have time and space.
  • Shifting your definition of success–Many standards we measure ourselves against are social ideas that don’t truly mean anything to us. Come up with a standard for yourself.
  • Life lessons he learned from his dad, who played for Minor league baseball. “Trust your preparation.” The win is not in the moment of the game or test, it’s all the practice and lessons that came before it.
  • Greatest lesson James learned about marriage.


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Dad Fitness and Nutrition Bootcamp

The Driven Dad Fitness and Nutrition Bootcamp


Why do many of us fathers neglect our health? There are two main reasons. The number one reason is guilt. We feel bad for taking time away from work and family to spend on ourselves. The second reason is money. We would have to spend more to eat healthier, join a gym, or hire a personal trainer.

But not making our health a priority is the biggest disservice to ourselves and our families.

In this episode, we have a panel discussion with Dr. Adrian Chavez of Your Nutrition Prescription and Chris Hughes from The Driven Dad. They have put together a fully-customized 8-week fitness and nutrition bootcamp for dads. We also talk to members Rashad and Mickey about what made this bootcamp unique and how it has transformed their health and their lives!

OUR HEALTH: What is the cost if we don’t take action? #men #dads #fathers #manhood #fatherhood #selfcare #menshealth Click To Tweet

'There are a lot of things we don’t have control of in our lives, but much of our health we have control over.'—Mickey #menshealth #dads #men #fathers #mastermind #bootcamp Click To Tweet

Chris Hughes and The Driven Dad

Chris Hughes helps dads own their health and fitness. He created The Driven Dad to motivate, educate and inspire dads to take control of their mental and physical wellness for themselves, their family, and society.

Dr. Adrian Chavez and Your Nutrition Prescription

Dr. Adrian Chavez has a PhD in Nutrition and is a nutrition and natural health consultant who hosts the Your Nutrition Prescription podcast, which delivers a daily dose of information that will help you to learn more about your body and optimize your health.

'Seeing dads do something that’s going to positively impact multiple generations, that lights me up.'—Dr. Adrian Chavez #dads #men #fathers #health #kids #children #parenting Click To Tweet

The Driven Dad’s Bootcamp

The Driven Dads 8 Week Bootcamp is designed to establish new habits to help you take your health and fitness to the next level.

Dr. Chavez and Chris Hughes will set you up with a plan that is customized for you and coach you towards success.

What You’ll Learn

  • Why optimal health is your duty as a father
  • How to get over the guilt of investing in your nutrition and fitness
  • The role of accountability in the success of your health goals
  • Why you won’t get the best results with your typical personal trainer
  • How being intentional in the gym creates amazing results
  • How to get past all the excuses that keep you in bad health
  • The dangers of neglecting your health to you and your family
  • The vast diversity in individual needs for diet and exercise
  • Why some men need to eat more to reach their health goals
  • The power of a smoothie
  • How to create a healthy lifestyle that you can sustain beyond bootcamp
  • The importance of ‘cheat days’ for dads and how to factor them into your nutrition plan
  • How breaking the chain of bad habits and leading with a healthy lifestyle will affect your kids, your grandkids, and future generations
What better way to show up for your family than at full capacity? #dads #men #fathers #dadlife #fitness #nutrition Click To Tweet

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Dr. Adrian Chavez’s Links

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Anxiety, Depression, and Your Gut

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The Realistic Way to Transform Your Body

The Realistic Way to Transform Your Body This Year with Josiah Novak

Probably the biggest thing we try to fix in the new year is our health. We set goals to lose weight and tone up, but we tend to fail year after year. Being in optimum shape is important to being a good father, husband, and man. If you listen to this show, this could be the year you actually stick to your health resolutions once and for all.

Josiah Novak is the host of The Fit Man Project podcast and the founder of True Transformation. He is back to tell us why we keep failing at our health resolutions and the secrets to creating a plan that we can succeed at.

Get ready to transform your body in 2018 and beyond!

Don’t be afraid to sit down and create a plan, and don’t be afraid to reach out for help. – @JosiahFitness #NewYears #resolutions #men #dads #fathers #2018 #fitness Click To Tweet

 

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Josiah Novak

Josiah Novak has been a guest on The Good Project several times. Josiah came from four generations of divorce and abuse. As an adult, he went through a tough time with weight gain and depression. At one point, he was even suicidal. Josiah used fitness to get through living in a dark place.

Josiah didn’t have a father to look up to and it’s his mission is to change the legacy that he comes from and help other people do the same by establishing a foundation of health.

If we’re taking care of our health, we have a much better chance of coming out on top when it comes to the legacy we leave behind. – @JosiahFitness #men #dads #fathers #fitness Click To Tweet

What You’ll Learn

  1. That only 8% of people follow through with new year’s resolutions
  2. That by June, 92% of people have given up on their new year goals
  3. Why it’s so hard to stick to resolutions
  4. The 2 reasons why waiting for the new year to start working on health goals sets you up for failure
  5. Why searching for a fitness solution is a mistake and what you should be focusing on instead
  6. Why even though the latest trend in diet and fitness works for others, it might not work for you
  7. With all the diet and fitness fads out there, how to find out what works for you
  8. Why and how all diets work
  9. The question every one should ask themselves before adopting a routine
  10. Why it’s more challenging for dads to keep up with a new diet and fitness routine
  11. How to succeed at your health goals even when life happens.
  12. What it means to have an extremely flexible lifestyle
  13. Debunking the “not eating carbs at night” myth
  14. Why you’re getting fat (and it’s not because of carbs)
  15. How eating carbs at night helps you go to sleep
  16. How long it takes for your body to digest and make the food available as energy
  17. How to fuel your next day’s workout
  18. Why you don’t need to eat small frequent meals
You might have to be comfortable with the idea that your plan isn’t going to be extreme, but what will be extreme are your long-term results. @JosiahFitness #fitness #diet #nutrition #dads #fathers #men #menshealth Click To Tweet

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