The Habits Academy

The premier training platform for individuals & organizations interested in building better habits.

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  • 40 high-quality video lessons, broken up into 8 sharply focused modules.
  • Downloadable audio and video versions of each lesson.
  • 11 downloadable worksheets to help you put what you learned into action.
  • Unlimited access to the course. View it wherever and whenever you like.
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Your Outcome

In 10 minutes per day, for 30 days, you'll build habits that will last a lifetime.

Professionals are the architects of their habits.
Amateurs are the victims of their habits.

Imagine two versions of yourself, 5 years into the future. What would your life be like if you continued to repeat your bad habits each day? What would life look like in five years if you stuck with good habits each day?

From day to day, you may not recognize the effects of your habits.

If you go to the gym for an hour today, you don’t expect your fitness to transform overnight. If you work late and ignore your partner and children today, you don’t expect your family to fall apart overnight.

But, looking at the span of 5 years, it’s easy to see how our everyday habits add up to something more.

Bad habits make time your enemy. Good habits make time your ally.

The habits you repeat (or don’t repeat) every day largely determine your health, wealth, and happiness. Knowing how to change your habits means knowing how to confidently own and manage your days, focus on the behaviors that have the highest impact, and reverse-engineer the life you want.

Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement. The Habits Academy will show you how and where to invest for the biggest gains.

Introducing: The Habits Academy, a scientific guide for the person who wants to achieve greatness.

The Habits Academy is the most practical, effective, and science-backed course on behavior change ever created. Each of the 40+ lessons covers powerful ways to change your habits based on proven scientific research.

Master your habits:

  • Break your bad habits. Identify the root causes of your bad habits and cut them off at the source.
  • Make good habits stick. Get a simple plan to overhaul your habits and create habits that last.
  • Stop procrastinating. Get proven methods that make it easier to get started and follow through on what you set out to do.
  • Overcome failure and setbacks. Learn how to bounce back from adversity and get back on track quickly when you fall off the wagon.
  • Harness motivation and follow through on your goals. Learn how to follow through on what you set out to do, whether you’re feeling motivated or not.

Then, watch as simple habits compound to life-changing results:

  • The habit of writing every day compounds to a finished novel.
  • The habit of saving $100/month compounds to six figures in the bank.
  • The habit of working out three times per week compounds to being in the best shape of your life.
  • The habit of introducing yourself compounds to a fulfilling social life.
  • The habit of emailing potential clients compounds to a thriving freelance business.

Plain and simple, this course will help you improve your habits, and in turn, improve your life. Even if you don't have much time. Even if you aren't sure how to begin. And even if you have failed in the past.

If it doesn’t live up to your expectations, we’ll gladly give you 100% of your money back.

The Habits Academy will teach you simple ways to change your daily routines and optimize for success.

But you don't have to take my word for it.

The ideas taught inside The Habits Academy have been used to train leaders at major organizations as well as thousands of individual students.

What Students Say

“Honestly, this is one of the most practical and actionable classes I've taken, no exaggeration.

I love the bite-sized lessons. They're easy to consume and put into action. I've already started exercising more consistently and am building a handful of habits that I think will make the biggest impact in my life.

The course also helped me get over a frustrating bad habit of eating candy bars or junk around 2 to 3 p.m. everyday. I learned how to used the Notecard Method for bad habits to try and nail them down. I started experimenting, and by eating a slice of avocado with lunch, the good fat filled me up with no cravings until I got home for dinner.”


"My goal was to become a writer and I have set up a consistent system for writing, so far 3 days missed in 25 and I have made more progress than the last 10 years on this project.

I enjoyed the course a lot, the lectures are brief, but most of them give something to think about a lot more than the short lecture. Very practical to implement, very well thought-through structure. I can certainly recommend taking this course if you are interested in creating strong habits and understanding how to do so.”


“I really enjoyed the course. The habit I decided to work on was to go to the gym more often. I decided on going Monday through Friday and just run on the treadmill for 1 to 1.5 miles. I still have times when I miss a workout, but I've been going pretty consistently for the past 3 weeks. I've been tracking my mile times as well and making good progress there.

I've honestly never had much success despite all the books and articles I've read over the years. And prior to the course, I was kind of at a point where I had given up on making new habits. I was just tired of failing.

But I started the course anyways and it just made sense to me. I'm pretty logical when it comes to most things, so I liked that the course didn't talk about getting motivated or ‘you need to want it.'”


Course Curriculum

Module 1: The Surprising Power of Small Habits

  • Pre-Course Survey
  • Lesson 1: Introduction (1:25)
  • Lesson 2: The 1 Percent Rule: Why Small Habits Make a Big Difference (3:03)
  • Lesson 3: The Habit Loop and How Habits Work (2:06)
  • Lesson 4: How Long Does it Take to Form a New Habit? (4:56)
  • Lesson 5: A Simple Plan to Overhaul Your Habits (2:06)

Module 2: How to Build Habits That Will Last a Lifetime

  • Lesson 6: How to Create Hot Triggers (3:24)
  • Lesson 7: How to Set an Anchor Task and Fit New Habits Into Your Life (3:41)
  • Lesson 8: How to Actually Follow Through on What You Set Out to Do (3:34)
  • Lesson 9: How to Get Addicted To Taking Action (4:09)
  • Lesson 10: How to Build a Habit That Sticks for Good (3:38)
  • Lesson 11: How to Be Motivated Every Day (4:35)
  • Lesson 12: The Secret to Breakthrough Success (3:49)

Module 3: Environment – The Shape of Habit

  • Lesson 13: The Invisible Engine That Drives Human Behavior (3:59)
  • Lesson 14: The Best Way to Rapidly Transform Your Habits (2:56)
  • Lesson 15: What to Do When Your Willpower is Weak (6:50)
  • Lesson 16: How to Achieve More With Less Effort (4:33)
  • Lesson 17: How to Make Good Habits Automatic (3:22)

Module 4: Genetics – The Desire of Habit

  • Lesson 18: The Link Between Environment and Behavior (4:11)
  • Lesson 19: How to Sail Through Life With the Wind at Your Back (5:22)
  • Lesson 20: How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others (1:59)

Module 5: Mindset

  • Lesson 21: How One Small Habit Can Change Your Entire Life (7:06)
  • Lesson 22: How to Actually Stick to Your Goals (4:11)
  • Lesson 23: How to Stop Being Your Own Biggest Roadblock and Get Out of Your Own Way (3:20)
  • Lesson 24: How to Set Off a Chain-Reaction of Small Wins (3:38)

Module 6: Feedback

  • Lesson 25: Common Mental Errors That Sway Your Behavior (4:39)
  • Lesson 26: Feedback Loops (4:33)
  • Lesson 27: How to Stop Making Little “Exceptions” and Hold Yourself Accountable (4:20)
  • Lesson 28: How to Make Motivation Last (2:32)
  • Lesson 29: How to Get Back on Track After Slipping Up (2:22)

Module 7: How to Break a Bad Habit

  • Lesson 30: Why It's So Easy to Get Hooked on Bad Habits (3:14)
  • Lesson 31: How to Spot the Root Causes of a Bad Habit (3:43)
  • Lesson 32: How to Break a Bad Habit Once and For All (3:43)
  • Lesson 33: How to Get Out of the All-or-Nothing Mindset (2:36)

Course Summary

  • Course Wrap-Up: How to Turn Your Goals Into Reality (3:19)
  • Habits Academy Graduation Survey

Bonus Module

  • Lesson 35: The Power of Culture and Social Situation to Shape Our Behavior (2:23)
  • Lesson 36: Master One Thing At a Time (3:14)
  • Lesson 37: The Chemistry of Building Better Habits (2:58)
  • Lesson 38: How We Convince Ourselves to Keep Falling for the Same Excuses (2:54)
  • Lesson 39: Self-Awareness (4:10)
  • Lesson 40: Overlap Principle (2:59)

Your Instructor

James Clear

Hi there, I'm James Clear and I'm the creator of The Habits Academy.

I’ve spent years talking with leading researchers about habit change as well as reading, writing, and experimenting with my own strategies and explanations to develop simple and practical ways to build better habits. This course is the culmination of all that work.

Over 8 million people read my articles each year and my work has been featured by CBS, Forbes, TIME Magazine, and more. And over 400,000 people subscribe to my weekly emails on how to form good habits and break bad ones.

So far, over 5,700 students have taken my habits training programs.

Frequently asked questions

What do I get when I join the Habits Academy?

You get immediate access to all course lessons from the moment you join. And the course layout is incredibly easy to use. You’ll be learning effortlessly just a few minutes from now.

How long is the course? Will I have time for this?

This course has been designed to deliver the maximum amount of value in the minimum amount of time. Overall, it is about 3.5 hours in length, but it has been cut up into short lessons that are five minutes or less. And you can easily refer back to any lesson or topic whenever needed.

When does enrollment start?

The Habits Academy is a completely self-directed online course, so you can go at your own pace. You decide when you start and when you finish. If you want to dive into everything right now, you can. If you want to learn bit-by-bit, you can do that too. Either way, you'll never lose access to the course content.

Can I expense this at my company or write it off in my business?

I don't claim to be an accountant, but students are often able to get their training reimbursed by their company or write it off as a training expense for their small business.

What if I struggle to keep up with the course?

The Habits Academy comes with an 8-week email accountability course that walks you through each module and provides additional reminders to review course materials. It's like someone is holding your hand through the entire course.

What if I don't like the course?

No problem. Every purchase of The Habits Academy is protected with a no-questions-asked, 100% money-back guarantee. It's a risk-free investment on your end.

Do I need to buy anything special or additional to make this work?

Nope. Everything you need is in the course.

I still have questions. How do I contact you?

No problem. Send me an email at james@jamesclear.com.

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