Dr. Bugg and Dr. Leicht dig in on James Clear’s book, Atomic Habits, a book the co-hosts studied in tandem to start the year.

This breakthrough book is considered the most comprehensive guide on how to change your habits and get 1% better every day, with the overarching principle being that small actions, done consistently over time, lead to remarkable results through the power of compounding.

Topics discussed include:

  • Two quotes that smacked Mike in the face!
  • Small changes in habits, over time, will lead to massive results
  • Purposeful practice and identifying areas to improve
  • The 4 steps of a habit: the cue, the craving, the response, the reward
  • Applications of the 4 steps to veterinary medicine and practice
  • Priming your environment for habit creation / alteration
  • Reinforcing habits by tracking the habit stack
  • If you’re going to miss, modify instead
  • The Doctor’s share their Atomic takeaways

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– Jonathan Leicht, DVM and Michael Bugg, DVM