James Clear

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Author of the #1 NYT bestseller Atomic Habits. I write about building better habits.

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The most effective networking strategy I’ve found has nothing to do with conferences, cocktail hours, cold emails, or any of the common ideas you hear. 1) Do interesting things. 2) Share them publicly. Like-minded people will come to you.


How to be a better writer: -write about what fascinates you -make one point per sentence -use stories to make your point -cut extra words like “really” and “very” -read the whole thing out loud -post publicly (you’ll try harder when you know others will read it)


3 tips for getting started as a writer 1. Publish on a schedule. Consistency develops ability. 2. Share your writing publicly. Writing is a magnet. It attracts like-minded people. 3. Write about what fascinates you. You don't need to be an expert. Curiosity leads to expertise.


Share your work. An idea that is never spoken or written down dies with the person who conceived it.


In case anyone is wondering: 1. Writing a book is very not fun. 2. Launching a book is very fun. 3. Number 1 is what makes Number 2 possible. The height of your joy is linked to the depth of your sacrifice.

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