Creating your own luck

Occasionally our students report feeling unlucky or depressed and trying to change their life by learning a new skillset. While superlearning is probably not the right skillset (I am planning to develop something more focused next year), we do want to help these students. Here I try to address 3 common issues, which all of …

Effective note taking

We are asked about note taking quite often. Instead of teaching note taking skills, or teaching you to be a better student, I think it is best to show how superlearning skill set can improve your note taking. The basic premises: try to take notes in a form that your brain can easily retain. In …

Digital detox

When our performance drops and the more we work the stronger it drops, this is a sign of burnout. There are different kinds of burnout. One of the ways we get burned out is overstimulation. We are connected to many people on many devices, each contact is yet another stimuli. Our brain has adapted to …

What human beings can be, they must be (by Gill Umair)

Every 20th of a month we try to write something about our students. This time we change the format a little and allow our student to write an article. Gill Umair is our typical student: smart, energetic, entrepreneurial. Gill took several sessions with Anna, and after reaching his goals reading goals continues to be mentored …

Do not sabotage your mental strength

Mental strength is an important element in becoming a superlearner. The skillset is very extensive, so everyone has issues with some skills. At times we have doubts, maybe we think that we are not good enough, we do not have time for this, or we are doing something wrong… Some other times we are acting …

Learning backwards

The idea comes from Scott Young newsletter. As programmers, we often think about how the end result will look and interact before we write code. We build up tests and “stubs” – empty programs that behave just like the final program would. By doing this we break a complex task into many simple tasks. Now …

Creative consistency and persistance

Creative consistancy for success creative consistancy http://lifehacker.com/the-under-appreciated-benefits-of-creative-consistency-1678061573 http://www.military.com/special-operations/seal-training-mental-preparation.html Take it into new directions – be creativ http://www.businessinsider.com/50-universal-truths-for-success-2013-10 When we are talking about creativity, we usually think about “WOW” moments, new perspectives, brainstorming and excitement. However, this is probably about 10% of being creative. The other 90% is persistence, hard and gray work of finding one …

Shaping kids brain for success

As we are approaching the release of the “How to raise a superlearner” content, I am still trying to decide to myself to which degree shaping kids brain for success is natural. On one side of the discussion, we have Montessori with a focus on letting the child discover the inner potential and some very …

Failures as a basis for success

We are all trying to improve – otherwise I would not be writing this blog and you would not be reading it. The path of improvement comes through risk of failure and occasional failures. The higher rewards usually come with higher risk attached (otherwise it is an arbitration opportunity). Occasional failures happen to everyone, searching …

Eidetic learning through observation

Many scientific discoveries have been found through luck and attention to details.  Probably 80% of debugging any programmist performs involves attention to details. Good user interface and graphical design require immense attention  to details. Ability to observe minor changes and make good and quick decision is important in all human endeavors I can think of, …