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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 leverage is to go through the Personal Leverage Loop: define, refine, automate, and delegate.

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It's a productivity system that teaches how to take a simple approach to improving your productivity, by encouraging you to focus on forming one productivity-boosting habit at a time. 

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