Work life balance: set boundaries, get effective, learn to say no

There are many positive skills and habits we know should master and practice in our lives. Finding time to practice these skills may be challenging. In fact, being skilled we are often sought after by other people. If we please all people who need our attention, we may lose the skills we cherish. Setting the …

Getting out of comfort zone

Getting out of the comfort zone is important for personal growth and crucial for any attempt of achieving greatness. After my marriage with Anna she was convinced I am not living to my potential. So she made it a personal goal to take me out of my comfort zone. This is not an easy task, …

Ten most common speedreading mistakes

This blog was originally built to address the most common and recurring problems of my students. As we learn and improve our materials, our students also improve and make different mistakes. In this post, I want to address ten of the most common speedreading mistakes I currently find with our students. Ignoring PAO. A person …

Happiness is the secret sauce of productivity

To be truly productive you do not have to test the limits of your willpower, but rather try to stay happy. This advice may look counterintuitive at first, after all, we remember the “no pain no gain” saying. It does converge with “follow your passion” guideline, yet so many passionate people burn out. So what …

Focus control

When learning, focusing may be quite hard there are several reasons for it, and several strategies to bring the focus to the subject at hand. People with attention-deficit (ADHD) and emotional problems may occasionally need some extra help to regain focus, including breathing exercises and medicine. Fatigue Quite often focus drifting away is quite natural. …

Is it possible to read 10,000 wpm?

Is it possible to read 10,000wpm? Not sure… Depends on what we define as reading… There is a reaction speed limit of eye and brain which can be measured, defining the shortest saccade we can handle. Then there is a visual span, defining width and height of this saccade, and there is some sort of …

Noticing your progress vs measuring it

To which extent can we notice our progress and to which extent do we need to monitor it? Our mind is full of biases and not to be trusted, however if we focus entirely on measurements we may loose something precious that forgot to measure. I will tell tales of two students and then we …

Creative training vs grit

When we discuss superlearning training we emphasize two elements: creativity and determination. Both are necessary and supplement each other quite nicely. Our students are expected to do some computer training ~30 min per day and some reading for at least 60 min a day. After finishing the course the computer training is no longer required, …

Study group collaboration secrets

Study groups are a great way to learn new things and train the skills with other people. Study groups are also notoriously unproductive, unless they function properly. This article outlines some rules for successful collaboration, which we would like to explore. Respect diversity. A typical study group will be very diversified. There will be charismatic …

Laws of good multitasking

How do we have more than 24 hours a day? We multitask, of cause. Only 2% of populace are supertaskers and can multitask well. Being a superlearner, is definitely a good stepping stone into becoming a supertasker. There are not many guides regarding supertasker training. Probably this article will be useful for you. While I …