Best 88 Quotes & Tweets on Leverage

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1

Do the most important thing first each day and you'll never have an unproductive day.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

2

How to 80/20 your life: (1) Make a list of the 10 things you spend the most time on. (2) Circle the two that truly drive your results. Do more of those. (3) Look at the others. Eliminate ruthlessly. Automate or outsource what you can. Press pause on the rest. (4) Repeat.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

3

Every single tweet costs nothing and has the potential to reach the entire world. It’s the best lottery ever made.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

4

Engineers are leveraged creatives who generate repeatable solutions to practical problems. Engineering automation increases leverage, productivity, and the scope of problems that engineers can tackle. Until we become Gods, society has unlimited demand for creative engineers.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

5

Many people work hard, but few people work on the highest and best thing. Usually, it takes no more effort to work on high leverage tasks than it does to work on low leverage ones. It's just a matter of directing your energy.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

6

Things that matter that aren't taught in school + Outcomes over ego (change your mind, don't take things personally, etc) + If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. + seek wealth (assets that earn) + Not all leverage is financial

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

7

In an older society with few resources and mechanical work, the scheduled life is the most productive. In a modern society with permissionless leverage and creative work, the unscheduled life is the most productive.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

8

Negotiation Tips -You want leverage. -The person who creates more value has leverage. -The person who can walk away has leverage. -The person who is irreplaceable has leverage. -The person who has a second option has leverage. -The person who knows the numbers has leverage.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

9

Proven community builders are even rarer and higher-leveraged than proven developers and designers. There’s no school or playbook.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

10

Social media lowers the cost of raising & joining mobs. Per the Minority Rule, the most intolerant wins. Mobs replace conversations with extremism. Journalists, politicians, & society follow. We can raise the cost up with software to expose and block the perpetually outraged.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

11

In an age of infinite leverage, judgement is the most important skill.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

12

“Measure twice, cut once.” Avoid wasted effort. “Build once, sell twice.” Multiply your effort.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

13

There is almost always a simple solution that will deliver 90% of the result you want. The extra 10% can be worthwhile, but it's not *usually* worthwhile. Save the extra effort for the stuff that really, truly matters. In all other cases, do the simple thing.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

14

We live in an age of infinite leverage, and the economic rewards for genuine intellectual curiosity have never been higher.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

15

The right relationships (friends, co-workers, spouse) 10x your impact. The wrong ones, cut it in half.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

16

Stories change more minds than data.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

17

Product is what you believe, marketing is how you get other people to believe it.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

18

Choosing the right problems to work on matters more than the effort you bring. Don't waste your energy on linear problems. The right problems offer embedded leverage.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

19

Good storytellers are more powerful than ever before. Technology has reduced the cost of sharing stories. One great story can move millions to act. Authors. Podcasters. Entrepreneurs. Politicians. Leaders. The person who tells the best story rules their corner of the world.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

20

Your friends should make you a better person than you otherwise would be.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

21

Being talented is like getting a 5-minute head start to a marathon.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

22

The best source of leverage is creating more value than you capture.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

23

On habits ... You need to consciously arrange your time. the biggest leverage point here is picking what to work on. A good way to do this is to ruthlessly eliminate low-value tasks.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

24

The harsh irony of organic social media marketing: The best way to leverage social media as a marketing tool is to rarely use it to explicitly market what it is that you’re selling

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

25

A 1% change makes a huge difference. 0.99 ^ 365 = 0.03 1.01 ^ 365 = 37.78

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

26

An emotion is our evolved biology predicting the future impact of a current event. In modern settings, it's usually exaggerated or wrong.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

27

Writing online isn’t about proving how smart you are, it’s about: - showing others how much time you’ve spent to grok a particular topic - saving them time and mistakes Anyone can do it.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

28

Making scientific writing easier to read is one of the highest leverage things we can do for the world. Think of all the essential knowledge that doesn’t spread because of bad writing.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

29

One drawback to surrounding yourself with only people of impeccable character is that over time you think that's the norm.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

30

I think I’ve changed more minds since I stopped trying to.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

31

My career is driven by one insight. Writing on the internet give you massive leverage. Here’s why: Demand for quality content far exceeds the supply of it. Sharing ideas attracts kind and intelligent people. Some will become business partners. And others, lifelong friends.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

32

Why writing is an essential skill: 1) Remote work will shift communication from voice to text. 2) Almost every successful person spends a lot of time writing. 3) Leverage: Anybody can publish ideas, and they can now spread to every corner of the globe. We are all writers now.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

33

My rules for working: 1) Solve problems other people aren’t solving. 2) Leverage the internet. 3) Share as much knowledge as possible. 4) Make two people proud: your 8-year old self and your 80-year old self. 5) The best partners have talents that look like magic to you.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

34

Products that change muscle memory change the world.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

35

Not only are you highly susceptible to the emotions of the people around us, but we also unconsciously adjust our work ethic to theirs.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

36

Good design gives you as much competitive leverage as good sales or technology.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

37

Leverage comes from being able to say no. Profitability allows you to say no to everything. Profitability gives you infinite leverage.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

38

Your story is an asset, leverage it.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

39

Good decision making determines the amount of leverage in your life. Good habits determine how well you capitalize on that leverage. Said another way, your decisions determine your trajectory. Your habits determine how far you travel along that path.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

40

A freakishly large number of the smartest people I know studied debate. I like how much they focus on how ideas are framed instead of jumping to conclusions. Instead of moving individual pieces, they create the rules of the game because that’s the highest leverage thing to do.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

41

If your time is for sale, your mind is underleveraged.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

42

Content leverage: Time invested making a video: 45 minutes Runtime of video: 3 minutes Break even on time invested: 15 views 1,000 views = 6,666% ROI on your time

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

43

Step 1. Get really good at something. Step 2. Add leverage.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

44

Everyone who has a mortgage on real estate in the San Francisco Bay Area is already a leveraged technology investor.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

45

If you can say the same thing in fewer words, do that. Run your ideas through a lossless data compression algorithm for maximum efficiency and impact.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

46

Content leverage in practice: You make 200 phone calls to deliver a 30 minute presentation. (100 hours) You record a 30 minute video and send it to 200 people. (31 minutes)

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

47

It’s crazy to me that you can have an impact on someone’s life — without ever meeting them — with nothing more than a few tweets

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

48

If you're building software or creating content, remember: You'll never know the full amount of the positive impact you've had on other people's lives. But you will become quite familiar with most of the negative ones.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

49

The potential impact of a good action grows exponentially over time. You never know whose life you will radically transform with some words you write or a product you build. And the impact they will now have on other people. And what *those* people will now do for others...

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

50

Use work to earn proof. Use proof to earn leverage. Use leverage to earn time.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher