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Superpower: How to Think, Act, and Perform with Less Effort and Better Results by Ford Saeks

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Chapter 14

Cloning Time: Leveraging Technology

You and I are extremely lucky, because we are living in a period of human history like no other. What makes this period of time so different? Like I've mentioned before, our technology. It is connecting us to new ideas, new communities, new solutions, and new tools at mind-bending speed—and it's giving us access to resources that seemed unthinkable just a few years ago.

So here's the deal: We have a choice. We can leverage our new technology and harness its power in support of our goals. Or we can ignore that technology and keep doing things the way we've always done them because that's what we're familiar with.

I say we should embrace the change, harness the technology, and put it to work because the other option, the option where we stick with what's familiar, just costs too damned much in terms of our time. I hope you feel the same way, because once we make that decision, we will find that almost anything that we decide we want to achieve can get done easier, faster, and with less stress…if.

If we choose the right tools. If we use those tools for the right purpose. If we stay focused. If we invest just a little of our time in keeping up with the latest technological solutions, the solutions that really support our goals.

Those are some big ifs. And those ifs are why I wrote this part of the book. This section is all about mastering what may be the most essential twenty-first-century skill of all: choosing and implementing the technology ...

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