Core values and narratives

The way people feel inside has very little to do with their objective achievements or social status. We can set smart goals, achieve them and fee miserable. Alternatively, we can feel energised by doing the right thing. The difference is the story we tell ourselves. For today’s reading please consider articles here, here, here, here, here, …

Superlearner story: Otis the musician

How important is productivity as a part of our training? Recently, I started to feel that my posts went too far from memory and speedreading methodology.  As I was contemplating returning to more basic materials and reframing my approach, I was approached by several students who could not function due to bad productivity training. So …

Getting to the next level

This post is a bit strange to me. I delayed writing it for several months. Eventually, my curiosity won, and I decided to explore the ideas presented for example here, here, here, here, here, here,  here, and here.  Unlike most of my posts,  what I describe here is highly controversial and you are not advised to …

Dealing with existential cirsis

Most of us have a mid-life crisis at some point. If I was a millennial, I would also have a quarter life crisis. Once you finish school or an Ivy League university, there are simply too many things to master. I still have many years to prepare a speech for my kids, so I thought …

Healing through visualization

In this blog, we treat learning not only as a simple process of reading and memorizing but also as a more complex process of personal growth. Either way, one of the obstacles we often face is a pain, mainly from past traumas.  For this post you may want to read here, here, here, here, here, here, …

Mavericks vs experts

There are many kinds of highly successful people. For some, success is yet another milestone in a great plan, while for others it is an unexpected gift. We put a lot of focus on learning, yet there is another side in nature vs nurture discussion. Today I  was inspired by old articles here, here, here, here, …

Sublimate stress into growth

You do not need positive emotions to be healthy and happy. Stress can be your best friend. Sounds counterintuitive, yet provokes curiosity. I would not think of this subject without reading stuff here, here, here, here, here, and here. Pleasant vs stimulating Personally, I prefer a pleasant and calm environment. I love my routine and work. …

19 Ultimate Short-Cuts to SAT Success

While we specialize in learning, SAT tests are not in our focus. Do not get me wrong. 1:1 with Anna, speedreading and memory improvement boost the SAT scores approximately by 20 percent, and we had many students who completed this training. However, the test itself has its own specialists. In this guest post, one of …

Your boss could be your best mentor

In this article I want to address the fundamental question of finding a great mentor. Unless you have a mentor, the odds are against you: it will be damn hard to score deals or get promoted. If you happen to have a mentor, your success is tied to the success of your mentor. It is …

Performance vs ability

We would like to think that ability is translated to performance, but this is rarely the case. Some people blame luck or destiny, others focus on motivation and “softer” skills. For more reading, I selected the articles here, here, here, here, here, and here. The curse of child genius Being a child genius is not …