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Forget Time Management. Do This Instead and Be More Productive. Behavior science expert James Clear shares the biggest lesson he's learned about habit formation that can help you work smarter.

By Jason Fell

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Everyone wants to work smarter, faster and be more productive. Many people try to do this by better managing their time. If you ask behavior science expert James Clear, though, he'll tell you that time management might not be the right avenue to prime yourself for optimal performance.

In this video, Clear explains the biggest lesson he's learned when it comes to habit formation and how it has helped him supercharge his productivity.

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Jason Fell

VP, Native Content

Jason Fell is the VP of Native Content, managing the Entrepreneur Partner Studio, which creates dynamic and compelling content for our partners. He previously served as Entrepreneur.com's managing editor and as the technology editor prior to that.

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