My Journey With Accelerated Learning
In 2015 I was practically forced into how to accelerate my learning. I was often working seven 15-hour days in a row and still had strong needs to learn and grow. My only learning time was on the road and an hour before I went to bed. In these short amounts of time I learned how to memorize anything using ancient Greek and indigenous memory techniques, learned how to speed read, how to take notes powerfully, and how to learn anything in half the time it used to take me.
No harder than doing things the old way, I strongly recommend investing some time and energy in these things. I also offer these skills as an add-on to my one-on-one coaching packages.
My Favorite Accelerated Learning Resources
Learn how you were meant to learnThis Accelerated learning course by Colin Rose and Brian Tracy was one of the best investments I made in 2015. They bring together some of the best tips and tricks to learning more and faster, and retaining that information for far longer. I am continually implementing more and more of their ideas into my learning goals.
Memorize anything, forever...My friend Joe was sitting in front of me as I was memorizing the sequence of half a deck of cards. As I spoke to him the sequence of the cards out loud he pushed me over and said: “NO WAY! That’s incredible!” Afterwards I taught him how to do it and he understood. People have used these same techniques to memorize all of Shakespeare’s plays, the bible, and much more.
Radiating ThoughtMind Mapping was created by Tony Buzon, a pioneer in the field, to allow whole brain learning and association making. The process can be used in lieu of note taking, or as an exploratory process. Both are profoundly amazing – I don’t take traditional notes anymore on anything. Everything is mindmapped!
Speed reading is real, take advantage of it.For years I thought speed reading was a total hoax. I then finally found a program that not only tripled my reading speed in a few hours, but taught me how to successfully read a 50 page book in 5 minutes. I did it and retained more information than reading slow.
I don’t read everything in a speed reading way – but having it at my disposal is one of the most powerful tools I can think of for making sense of the large amounts of information we have access to. Howard Berg’s program is my favorite.