Making Success Habits Stick (Alex Barker)

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Alex Barker is the chief life alchemist at He experiments on his life and business, like reading a book a day, or making healthy habits stick.
By day a pharmacist, by night a hero to his 2 daughters and wife.
His mission is to help men and women find a disciplined approach to success in life and business at


52 - Making Success Habits Stick - pt.1 [Alex Barker]

Guiding Quote to Success

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit” – Aristotle

First Step of the Journey

Alex’s journey began with a decision – a decision to get his finances together. By asking himself, “what must I do”, learning to bridge gaps in what he knows, and taking action, Alex began taking the steps that have set him on an amazing journey.

Roadblock on the Journey

Alex firmly believes that there are no failures – there are only experiments.

This mindset became really important as Alex faced an office bully and difficult times in his professional career.

Today’s Theme: Getting what you want through Effective Communication

During the conversation, Alex shares his expertise on the following:

  • The importance of developing GRIT to help you reach your goals
  • Why small incremental changes over time lead to more success than monumental changes
  • Framework and system to overcome any of your obstacles
  • Identifying the Keystone Habit that could help make subsequent habits stick

Useful Resources For Actuarial Toolkit

  • – Alex has great resources for you to start making your habits stick. Be sure to grab them over on his website!
  • 66 Day Experiment Podcast – Looking to hear more insight from Alex in developing habits? Curious as to how Season 2 on Failure goes? Be sure to start listening to the 66 Day Experiment Podcast!
  • Dragon Dictation – This software translates speech into text – allowing Alex to say what he needs and have it typed out instantly.
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People – Kindle | Audible – Honestly, this book can’t get recommended enough! Journeyers, if you haven’t yet, Alex strongly recommends this read!

Making the Connection

Want to get in touch with Alex Barker? Reach out to here through his website,

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