About James Clear

James Clear speaker

About James Clear

  • Keynote speaker at top-tier organizations like Stanford University and Google.
  • Popular writer on habits and behavior change with 500,000+ monthly readers.
  • Photographer in 23 countries covering the habits and rituals of various cultures.
  • Featured by Entrepreneur Magazine, Business Insider, Forbes, and many others.


Hi there. I’m James Clear and this website is the home of my life’s work. On this site, you can find my writing, my photography, my books, and more.

My work covers a variety of topics, but the central idea that ties it all together is simple: If you can master your habits, you can master your life.

I believe that mastering your habits is at the core of living healthier, happier, and better. I believe that small choices and tiny habits shape our lives. For that reason, I write about the science of behavior change and habit formation.

I know this information is important and so I strive to set an incredibly high standard for my work. As a writer, my articles are routinely syndicated by major media outlets like Business Insider, Entrepreneur Magazine, The Huffington Post, and many others. As a photographer, I was selected as a finalist for the 2012 Travel Photographer of the Year Award. As an athlete, I was selected to the 2008 ESPN Academic All-America baseball team. I have made a lot of mistakes and I have a lot to learn, but you can trust that no matter what I put my name on, I am working hard to do my best at it.

I am committed to making these ideas available to everyone, regardless of location, background, or socioeconomic status. For that reason, I have chosen to give away 90 percent of my work for free. Most notably, readers seem to enjoy my popular weekly newsletter.

Over 100,000 people received my free newsletter each week. Click here to sign up.

For those who want step-by-step instruction, I offer low-priced, highly accessible classes on specific topics like how to build habits that stick. (You can view all of my classes here.)

What’s the story behind all this? How did we get here? And why am I the right person to write about these topics?

Well, let me tell you.

Who Am I and What Am I Here For?

James Clear

The best thing a human being can do is to help another human being know more.
—Charlie Munger

My work is focused on a simple idea: I want to share practical ideas and proven research that helps you master your habits, optimize your performance, and take control of your health and happiness. I don’t claim to have all the answers and I still have a lot to learn, but I’m happy to share what I’ve learned along the way.

I believe that the world would be a better place if we had more people who were athletes, entrepreneurs, and artists. In other words, I believe that the world would be a better place if we had more people who were putting their sweat, their work, and their vision out into the world.

But I’m not the only one you’ll find on this little site. We’ve built an incredible community of people who care about living well and doing good — and you’re welcome to become a part of it.

My hope is that people who take pride in their craft, people who have a passion for adventure, and people who have a desire to contribute and create will come here to share in my journey, challenge my ideas, and offer their own thoughts to a community that cares about doing work that matters.

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