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Clarifying your highest leverage activities

  • Document your daily activities. For a few days, track how you spend your workdays.
  • Highlight the tasks you are best suited for. Or put differently, focus on the tasks only you can do.
  • Choose your levers. Select 2 - 3 high-leverage activities and ensure to commit to these levers. Delegate tasks you are not best suited for, and automate repetitive activities.

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High-leverage activities are energy multipliers

Everyone's levers will be different. But when used, they can turn a relatively small amount of time and energy into significant results.

Examples of high-leverage activities:

  • Automating part of your work
  • Creating and publishing o...

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Using our time on high leverage activities

Using our time on high leverage activities

We have 168 hours per week. If we remove the weekends, the time we sleep, eat, shower, and other basic needs, we have a maximum of 100 hours per week to play with.

We have so little time, yet we waste a lot of energy on low leverage tasks that leave us tired and unfulfille...

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"Moving the needle"

"Moving the needle" is used by organisations to describe work with a noticeable impact. However, it can be exhaustive and counterproductive for an individual person to follow such a strategy.

A person should, instead of moving the needle, operate the most efficient levers....

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Two ways to increase your personal leverage

  1. Decrease the amount of time something takes you. You can get 10% more productive.
  2. Pay a machine or person for their time. You can get 10x more productive.

The best way to extend our work beyond ourselves and take advantage of personal lev...

2. Schedule your days.

If you’re finding that your days feel aimless, try creating a daily schedule . Setting aside time for designated activities will help you stay on top of your tasks and be prod...

Track and highlight your productivity

Track your work for a couple of weeks. Ensure you spend work time on high-priority tasks that make you meet important deadlines.

Use this information to show your boss how productive you are when you work from home and that you prefer to continue doing it.

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