Focus and multitasking

Only about 2% of people are good multitaskers. See this article for infographics. Using the multitasking skills, our working memory gets overloaded trying to shift focus. While it is  possible to improve the context switch of the working memory [there are such excersises in our resources], we still drop at least 10 points of IQ …

Mindfulness and superlearning wisdom

While superlearning ultimately is a way to gather knowledge, it is not the way to generate wisdom. In one of the future posts we will describe information vs knowledge vs wisdom, but for now we just say that wisdom is a way of using knowledge properly. In fact it is very much alike the difference …

Perfectionists’ dilemma

Being a perfectionist is really hard. Nothing short of perfect is just good enough, so everything requires immense efforts. This could work successfully for a kid, but a grown-up needs to balance activities. Having a responsible job we need to balance three simple things: delivery time, quality of work, effort invested. The same three criteria …

Speed-writing

I promised to explain a bit the super-writing idea. During my PhD I had a class on scientific writing. During the class the professor was focused on various ways of speeding up word processors and blind typing, but some of the lectures were actually useful. He explained that you write the document once, but hundreds …

Changing your everyday life

Superlearning is a life-changing skill. Once you manage to learn skills FASTER, the next logical step is applying the same abilities in your everyday life. Therefore immediately after managing superlearning our students find themselves doing all sorts of fun: Speeding up. There are things that can be easily sped up: you can fast-forward video or …

“Flow” or “Zone” – and how to get there

To enjoy work and learning, to enjoy life itself, I rely heavily on something called “flow”. The feeling is very pleasant, invigorating and positive. Here is the definition from wikipedia: Flow is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in …

Spaced repetitions toolset

We teach spaced repetition all the  time, yet I do not know how to make them a generic tool for every student. The main challenge here is finding balance between effort of learning, complexity of the material and motivation to know. Yet it does not matter which strategy you choose, you can use the same …

Superlearning – the key to the perfect job

Recently I read this and this articles and remembered the time I just started discovering superlearning. After finishing my PhD and successful exit of the company where I started my first job I was a bit lost: what to do next? I was sure my education and working experience will provide me a job in …

Active learning

When learning something completely new, use active learning. If you learn mental skills, use google drive or a piece of paper to write down everything your mind goes through When learning markers, draw your markers and links in a form you can revisit and reinterpret after a week Always think: how can I use it …

How to prioritize content?

I read a text at high speed, much higher than the speed that allows 100% retention, and this means that some of the content I read I do not retain. Even more when I am stressed or in a hurry.  How do I choose what I want to remember and what I want to skip? …