Thank You

If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
—Sir Isaac Newton, 1676

I have been fortunate to have a long list of supportive family members, wonderful friends, helpful educators, and inspiring mentors in my life. Many of them I have known personally, others only through their work.

These people have influenced my thoughts and actions. My ideas and work have built upon the lessons I have learned from them. In the words of Alfred Lord Tennyson, “I am a part of all that I have met.”

For those reasons, I would like to say “Thank You” to…

Joseph Clear
Rita Clear
Virginia Mahne
Edward Mahne
Jim Clear
Patti Clear
Jana Clear
Jacob Clear
Kristy Barngrover
Matt Clear
Tony Christopher
JD Wyborny
Dan Sweatt
John Kester III
Matt Fadel
Andy Johnson
Justin Held
All of my Denison University Baseball Teammates
Justin Rigling
Jean Gregory
Steve Connaughton
Matt Sloneker
Kate Mense
Zach Marcum
Ken Braid
Colleen Braid
Mike Hazlebeck
Drew Shamrock
AJ Jezierski
Anne Barngrover
Stephanie Dallas
Molly Mulligan
Mark Watts
Pan Fanaritis
Prabasaj Paul
Dale Knobel
Mark Cannella
Drew Dillon
Martin Berkhan
Dan John
Rolf Bachmann and the St. Gallen Symposium
Jason George
Atul Gawande
Malcolm Gladwell
Leo Babauta
Chris Guillebeau
Derek Sivers
Trey Ratcliff
Ramit Sethi
Tim Ferriss
Ben Casnocha
Cal Newport
Julien Smith
Corbett Barr
Adam Baker
Lewis Howes
Derek Halpern
BJ Fogg
Steve Kamb
Scott Dinsmore
Tynan Blank
Ben Schlappig
Seth Godin
Chase Reeves
Nathan Barry
Thanh Pham
Brennan Dunn
Joshua Becker
Beck Tench
Steve McCurry
Charlie Hoehn
James Altucher
Dan Go
Ryan Holiday
Noah Kagan
Adam Gilbert
Josh Hillis
Josh Kaufman
Scott Young
Oliver Emberton
Jessica Hagy
Austin Kiessig
Greg Nance
Louise Eriksson
Jon Krohn
Armi Legge
Nir Eyal
Dan Pardi
Stephen Guyenet
Shane Parrish
Richard Feynman
Steven Pressfield
Scott Adams
Brandon Stanton
Chris Burkard
Neville Medhora
Mike Matthews
Todd Herman
Michael Yamashita
Charlie Gilkey
Ryan Delk
Sean McCabe
Lisa DiMona

 

For their support of Atomic Habits

Peter Cook
Christian Hjorth Lund
Greg Sitkiewicz
Hamel Shah
Pat Wilson
Minh Phan
Steve Morgan
Julian Ivann
Erik Averill
Glenn Hirch
Layne Beachley
Chuck Hicks
Brian Grimm
Izabela Bukowska
Kiran K
Joan Penarubia
Thu Huynh
Earl Clark
Annette Austin
Jeffry Carper
Joel Denney
Mike McVey
Shay James
Lori Fecteau
Steffen Spreng
David Wong
Peter Falk
Lukas Ruebbelke
Joey Torkildson
Lisa Banner
Roy DeSilva
Jim Ponchak
Winnie Patrick
Melanie Staggs
Linda Lemay
Ryan Morrison
Brent Uken
Nathan Judd
Matthew Theis
Charles Stearman
Vesa Vuorinen
Anton Pronichenko
William Crabtree
Siu Fai Cheong
Arnoldo Tejera
Bhavesh Lakhani
Tina Huynh
Adam Radcliffe
Umar Ansari
Satori Mateu
Kevin McClelland
Leigh Ann Divine
Joey Coleman
Trey Young
Jeff Raymond
Andrew Train
Diego Ibarra
Cindy Schmertzler
Alex Ocsai
John Pelly
Justina Lusina
Karen Keibler
Steve French
Andrea Nagar
Timothy Phelan
Brad Dias
Kebba Tolbert
Angel Claudio
Eden Sherry
Paul Forbes
Linda Deerman
Ruchika Luthra
Jacob Zangelidis
Jason Fry
Mercedes Pollmeier
Adrian Holm Andersen
Allison Rapp
Kimberly Schiltz
François St-Denis
Areef Nurani
Kalvin Chinyere
Betsy Burroughs
Chris Petzy
Joe Brown
David J. O'Brien
Aung Aung Nyein Chan
Brent Abel
Brian Rosefield
Ed Powers
Steven Weaver
Cameron Miller
Philip Webb
Scott Magdalein
Brodie Welch
Blair Wilson
Nicholas Gardner
Brett Denton
Alberto Alvarez
Jenny Burleson
Shawn Arnwine
Lance Ogren
Aaron Sabartinelli
Susanne Rose
Sheila Henderson
Alvaro Fernandez
Philippe Linares
BJ Takushi
Mads Stoustrup
Christopher Pugh
Christine Guhr
Sarah Fishback
Michelle Fritts
Russell Kroeger
Julian Ivann
Carla Pettit
Anne Puybasset
Fred Bally
Jodi Holland
Justin Siefert
Santhosh Shetty
Ricardo Viso
Gregory Corradino
Elizabeth Grambsch
Bi Traeger
Anand Irrinki
Andre Heng
Ismail Acar Eryener
Erick Ramos
Stevo Henry
Ross Feldman
Hoangkim Phan Truong
Stephen Wong
Karen Crow
John Beech
Eva Suzuki
Ellyn Kerr
Matthew Krell
Marsha M Miles
Clinton Hutchings
Thomas McDonald
Maureen Gardner
Roselli Tria
Philippe du Paix
Robert Majeski
Mark Walsh
Jim Taylor
Jared Brekken
Andrew Kang
Susan Novick
Sasima Dharagul
Jason Ko
Stacy Farrell
David See
Aaron Lieberman
Paul Hughes
Shu Ying
Frank Sleightholme
Meg Shea
Cindy Haschytz
Sean Cassidy
Rita Delay
Andrew Miles
Ludovic Ornon
Brian Jack
Andree Mullings
Alma Ahmovic
Carrie Jeffrey
Elsa Prince
Vicki Farina
Visrudh V
Anna MacLean
Monika Clouse-Morales
Imisa Sanchez
Roman Bourquin
Ramakrishna Varma Dommaraju
Bob Vasile
C P Jain
Kristian Behr
Stephen Galliver
Bryan Hughes
Francis Cortez
Beth Lyall-Wilson
Siegberto Schenk
Razeen Davids
Graham Orme
Janet Roccanova
Sam Morris
Sri Karan
Marlys Christianson
Shaneel Deo
Annie Conley
Nigel Emson
Michael Le
Peggy Grant
Daniel Moudy
Edit Vodicska
Glauco Puig-santana
Beth Van Gelder
J. Smith
Kirk Walton
Stephanie Okey
Roland Denzel
Carol Becker
Alan Westley
Sharon Wolff
Mike Thurlow
Gary Ullery
Diane Ehrman
Daniel Decker
Amy Leis
Erika Weld
Diana Bond-Smith
Rachel Chu
Tanya Wong
Rupinder Singh
Santosh Yadav
Anton Pronichenko
Lawrence Yeo
Aurora Paredes
Naman Jain
Korby Waters
John Kourinski
Muse Bertoli
Peter Plewa
Kathleen Seco
Kelsey Avril
David Chitwood
Van Johnson
Michael Schaal
Margaret Trevathan
Angela Siatta
Abdulkareem Ahmed
Timaree Hagenburger
William Crabtree
Eddy Arriola
Christina Raven
Justin Pardee
Donovan Sullivan
Devan Nielsen
Paul Jarman
Raul Pasols III
Roger Melton
Jamal Richards
Heidi Phillips
Mike Bennett
Ajit Shah
Siu Fai Cheong
Barbara Whitney
Sarah Levine
Debbie Evans
Bhavesh Lakhani
Guus Verweij
Partho Gonzalvez
Susan McElfresh
Ravi Shankar Kumar
Adam Radcliffe
Paul A. Kotter
Andrew Cheung
Roman Boiko
Elizabeth Martinez
Kuldeep Bakliwal
Olavi Tran
Lourdes Auge
Alfredo Ramos
Jennifer Stickler
Audrey Szubert
Wenda McMahan
Walt Nelson
Linh Quach
Sandra Tullio-Pow
Norma Gerrell
Fabian Cortes
Cobus van Vuuren
Liliana Stefan
Emma Strange
Liz Wiegardt
Fran vonBerg
Laura Holmlund
Angie Fesler
Christopher Wolf
Joey Borden
Barb Lindgren
Tom Olliver
Austin Gillis
Carol Willits
Emily Seibel
Sarah Brooks
Kate L Williams
Angelique Beauregard
Harold Pursley
Brian Nichols
Bart Thijssen
Dilip Nair
Mark Roberts
Anthony Charles
James Grafton
Mike Perry
Fabien Delcourt
Evan Cook
Freyr Ólafsson
Derith Cass
Edye Hoffmann
Daniel Danker
Niky Dix
Leslie Warren
Robert Haines
Brandon Harjer
Karyn Patterson
Kristaps Bezbailis
William Carr
Dani Nierenberg
David Martin
Daniel Knef
Cambel Ferguson
Eyram Sotome
Tim Tatum
Kerry McGowan
Mark Herz
Óscar Palma
Brandi Ellis
Christy Grant
Mihaela Ersvik
Salih Tufekcioglu
Frida Egerlid
Sheryl Faria
Ara Suppiah
Andrew Tran
Brandi Weller
Jason Guard
Kari Baxter
Sarah McNitt
James McIlhargey
Jen Agena
Aura Ortiz
Julie Tune
Paul MacDonald
Phillip Riley
Tim Charles
Rolf Wagner
Michael Young
Janett Williams
Chris McAleenan
Cindy Brinkop
Asa Baker
Chris Rudman
James Lewis
Skúli Halldórsson
Brittany Berger
Piotr Młocek
Monica Durigon
Lea Hill
Eddy Workinger
Chin Ta Sim
Roman Manuel
Jason Capital
Lisanne Thomas
Grazia Signori
Alex Federovitch
Michael Houston
Nick Metcalf
Supreet More
Alan Chew
Juan Antonio Martínez
Andrew Bradford
Subash Gangadharan
Tessa Saunders
Jesse Bern
Bob Beverley
Kathy Groft
Priscilla Tan
Theresa Marchwinski
Ahmed Saeed
Karl Palmer
Joseph Gonzales
Chandon Thorell
Kathleen Day
Gilbert Higuera
Mohammed Faheem
Anton Jakovčić
Ellen Rudolph
Nathalie Schümchen
Sam Gomes
Olivia Newman
Minh-Anh Huynh
Louise Thaxton
Ward Schmeidel
Elena Popretinskaya
Marko Kvesic
Simon Spicer
Zen Dexter
Nael Kanjo
Paula Black
Malcolm Allen
Mark Hollet
Christina Hruzek
Anupam Mathur
Ray Shammas
Monica Bengtson
Muhammad Junaid .
Ingemar Vagner
Justin Miller
Timothy McCormick
Katrina La Force
Lihy Epstein
Vic Jost
Alex Phua
Philip Toh
Constantine Scionti
Joseph Peter Weldon Schultz
Adam Veshecco
Karolin Helbig
Ali Rodriguez
Margaret Henry
Annibel Tejada
Darshan Kamat
John Kell
Eden Sherry
Ben Dziwulski
Neil Taylor
Daniel Benčík
Rahul Anand
Michael Kuzawinski
Jarrett Berl
Luke Jernejcic
Nate Claiborne
William Gassan
Ariel Scheirer
John Meese
Vera McAvoy
Becky Wright
Renee Thompson
Andrew Metcalfe
Aileen Schuering
Luie Lozano
Matthew Chan
Sonja Leonard
Nicole Watts
Diane Spadola
Keven Schreiber
Teri Ginsburg
Holly Doughty
Marc Verwerft
Chad Miller
Richard Mangahas
Abdul Rahim
Scott Milligan
Elizabeth Matney
Jordan Hall
Irfan Khan
Jeff Connor
Tema Esberg
Willem van der Merwe
Wong Jin Shung
Róbert Sztípity
Al Carlos
JP Pharr
Julie Stroud
Cady Macon
Joanne E Gruchalski
Joshua Barreiro
Zoë Beatty
Jim Marino
Dustin Young
Frank Graves
Lorenzo Santos
Sree Veerapaneni
Kevin Masso
Roz Beliveau
Sonya Wright
Allyson Bonkowski
Yvonne Hsiung
Enrico Zschemisch
Brendan Gardner-Young
Jason Weibert
Rahn Moyer
Mystie Winckler
Amber Stanley
George C. Huang, M.D.
Brandon Tome
Gwen Anderson
Matt Symes
Chandrakant Agame
Raj Gandhi
Karen Mehringer
Elaine Carter
Derek Parker
Jack Price
Craig Livelsberger
Don Renfro
Michael Cappelli
Michael McGee
Jude Boudreaux
Nema Lankarani
Gianni Bergandi
Richard Krane
Pablo D Lopez
Darla Kay Ward
Norman Lemus
Tony Painter
Sandra Matthews
Roy Barnett
Eric Pan
Christopher Smith
Kebba Tolbert
Rimantas Stanevičius
Mary Lou Hassall
Ana Filipovic Windsor
KT Myles
Jessica Gilbert
Tim Harris
Mark Estrada
Mike Lau
Luca Mazzucchelli
Glen Jarvis
Mark Pinero
Bob Thordarson
Lochlan Smith
Hai Pham
Danielle Fields
Diana Petrassi
Prasanna B
Kole Knueppel
Vesa Vuorinen
Jo Ilfeld
Nick May
Tsui Wiliiam
Tiffany Aleksiejczyk
Ho Wei Chin
Terrance DeLaronde
Nikola Brežnjak
Thales Bertaglia
Justin King
Sandra Torres
Roger Moore
Nathan To
Aubrey Schieuer
Nate Kadlac
Alex Rowan
Ian Crawford
Aaron Sabartinelli
Patrick Sherratt
Mauricio Moreno
Heather McIntyre
Daniel Mesiti
Andrew Kerrich
Marc Scheff
Carol Lowell
Ed Clarke
Matt Porter
Kyle Koszuta
Richard Young
Brian Keelean
David John O'Donnell
Steve Diamond
Mark Vogl
Zaki Mohammed
Scot Chadwick
Sean Martin
Carolyn Segebrecht
Michael Störup
Mark DeNooy
Glenn Williams
Jean-Noé Pachabézian
Ali Komiha
Katie Kvilhaug
Douglas Dolimpio
Lasairfhiona
Laura Wollan
Morgan Jackson
Dave Pavlu
Dave Lambert
Emily Abarquez
Stephanie Wirges
John Walsh
Mazen Baisa
Richard Dotson
Michael Michael
Joeh Bernard
Jeff Peller
Hannah Paludan Kristensen
Deborah Eaton
David Woodhouse
Roxanne Turner
David Angotti
Angel Beltran
Martin Gilberstadt
Frank Michel
Stefan Loble
Aigars Jermolajevs
Jaclyn Hirschey

 

Thanks again to the many people who have influenced my thinking and taught me important lessons over the years. My apologies to anyone I left off. I typically update this list each year.

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