what is the meaning of " Part of the way " in this quote ? :

I'm a professor at a research institution, I've written five books, I rarely work past 5 pm on a weekday. Part of the way I'm trying to be able to pull that off is because it turns out, if you treat your attention with respect, so you don't fragment it, you allow it to stay whole, you preserve your concentration - when it comes time to work you can do one thing after another

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  • The "sentence" as transcribed has a number of grammatical errors. It is borderline gibberish. It remains barely coherent even after the transcription errors are corrected.
    – TimR
    Commented Aug 20, 2017 at 11:32

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Part of the way simply means this is one of the methods he uses, or one of the reasons that allow him not to "work past 5". The grammar in the sentence is rather clunky; I would not take it as a standard for usage.


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