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Becoming The 1%: How To Master Time Management And Rise To The Top In 7 Days (book summary)

Author: Dennis Crosby
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Quick Summary
Crosby’s Becoming the 1% offers 7 techniques to become more productive. It’s short and easy read with some practical takeaways if you are new to the genre of time management and productivity.

Key Insights

  • AOI – Area of Improvement
  • 90% of your success will come from your habits
  • Real work is the only work that matters
  • The difference between a dream and a goal is that a goal is a written statement of where you will end up, while a dream is a nice idea that never comes true.

Practical Application

  • Find your AOI
  • Use the ABCDE method to organize tasks
  • Aim to do one hour work sessions

Meaningful Quotes

“Circumstances don’t make the man, they only reveal him to himself.” – Epictetus

“Stressing output is the key to improving productivity, while looking to increase activity can result in just the opposite.” – Paul Gauguin

“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” – Paul J. Meyer

“Time = life; therefore, waste your time and waste your life, or master your time and master your life.” – Alan Lakein

“Take care of the minutes and the hours will take care of themselves.” – Lord Chesterfield

“A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life.” – Charles Darwin

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