MORE NEWS: How a broken toilet seat landed James Packer’s $70m property deal firstname.lastname@example.org James Clear closed AREC 2019. Picture: Mike Batterham“This was a period in my life where I had to start small,” he said. “I focused on little habits that I could sustain.“Habits were the method in which I could overcome the challenges that I faced and how I was able to maximise my potential.”Clear closed the 22nd annual Australasian Real Estate Conference, that was held on the Gold Coast Sunday and Monday, with his talk ‘Atomic Habits: one per cent better every day.’ MORE NEWS: AREC 2019: From late nights and wild parties to raking in millions The photographer, entrepreneur and writer is a regular speaker at Fortune 500 companies, millions visit his website each month and on Monday the AREC 2019 attendees were treated to him sharing some of his wisdom. “Success is the product of daily habits, not once in a lifetime transformations,” he said. “The one per cent improvements, the tiny gains, the little advantages, are not just nice to have but could be the master key to unlocking elite levels of performance. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“Excellence is not about radical changes but its much more about accruing small improvements.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 Clear challenged the audience to become just one per cent better everyday, through creating small and positive habits. “Fake it to you make it is a short-term strategy, not a long-term one,” he said. “You do not rise to the level of your goals, you fall to the level of your systems.“What we need is not better goals but a better system for achieving those goals.”He said there were four laws in creating a habit, with the inverse of those laws how to brake a bad one. “Law one, make it obvious,” he said. “Law two, make it attractive.“Law three, make it easy.“Law four, make it satisfying” And he answered the age-old question: how long does it take to build a new habit? “The honest is answer is forever, because if you stop doing it is no longer a habit,” Clear said. “Habits are not a finish line to be crossed, they are a lifestyle to be lived.” How long does it take to build a new habit? Author James Clear answered the age-old question at AREC 2019. Picture: McGrathAS a child James Clear, the author of New York Times’ bestseller Atomic Habits, was hit in the face with a baseball bat. “It struck me right between my eyes … and shattered both eye sockets,” Clear said. It was such a bad injury he was placed into a medically induced coma, but it was when he woke and started the road to recovery that he learnt about how big small habits can be.