Proposed training schedule

Almost all of our students on day one want to see the training schedule that will take them to their goal. Previously we tried to control the selection of options to funnel all students through the same resources. Currently, we try to widen the arsenal of the training tools you can use. Introduction Take our …

Sense of purpose and longevity

old man thinking

Sense of purpose is correlated with longevity. This is scientifically clear, but what does it really mean? Is the long life indicator of a lifelong mission, or people who learn to FIND purpose live longer? Can all of us learn from them, live longer and better. Learn more here, here, here, here, here, and here. …

Sports and posture may affect your brain

The link between mind and body is complex. We all know that sport is good for you. How many people know that ergonomic considerations may influence the quality of your thinking and creativity? Today we want to address a different side of the mind-body link. Live long and prosper. Today I selected posts from here, …

Using text as memory palace

As we work with texts, we may need no other physical structure to store our visualizations. The text’s own structure may be sufficiently unique to be used almost like a memory palace. I did not previously encounter this technique anywhere except for my wife’s lessons. The beauty of the text When we see a printed …

Physical meaning method

When looking for visual associations we can use the physical meaning of the concept. This method was so intuitive for me, that I never actually wrote about it. Only recently a student helped me figured out it is not used enough, and that very simple words are totally abstract for many students. I will use an …

Is my visualization memorable?

Coming up with good visualizations is either very easy or very hard depending on the subjects. Here are some guidelines. Meaningful The visualization needs to have some meaning for you. If you cannot define what you visualize, or the visualization generates “who cares” or “I am confused” emotions, you need to change something. The visualizations …

Executive functions: Willpower, discipline and anxiety

Most of my students are very focused, motivated and responsible. These good qualities often have a side-effect of people pressing themselves too hard or running from inner demons. It is important to find the right balance. For more reading check here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Improving executive functions By practicing memory and visualization, …

Concept reinforcement before the reading

Before we read something we often skim or preread it for several seconds. What happens during these seconds is not always clear. Here I will try to demystify this process. Collecting keywords Probably the first thing we do instinctively is noticing certain words. How do we know what to look for? Apparently not all words …

Podcast Memorization Exercise

If we can remember podcasts, and audiobooks, we can definitely remember conversations. Podcasts are harder. Podcasts great to learn things while driving, or while your eyes rest, or as training. So are audiobooks. If your environment allows you reading or video content, use that instead. Taking notes If you need to remember podcasts, it is …

Marking texts exercise

The first homework we give our students in one on one course is marking texts. Thie exercise is very important for the students’ progress and I want some of it to be open for my readers. The exercise itself The guidelines could not be simpler. Take a text and mark the words worth memorizing with …

Mindfulness for work and study

One of the perfect uses for mindfulness is mastering your emotions. We will explore this concept in the home and office settings, where we learn and work with actionable tips.  For more reading, please check here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Stop emotions and focus I use mindfulness when I need to work …