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 …

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 …

Filling in the gaps

Why does it happen that we do not understand? As a scientist, I can come up with many explanations. The most common reason: we missed some important aspect and cannot quite catch up. It’s easy to think that some subjects require a certain level of intelligence to tackle. That’s not true. Some subjects are harder …

Finding time to read more

Quite often I am asked: “When can I find time to read?”. This is a very good question, and there are several disciplines that address it from several perspectives. First of all, if you do not have time to procrastinate you will probably have no time to read. It is important to understand, that just …

Career choice and development from keytostudy perspective

Choosing a career and choosing a spouse are two of the biggest decisions we make in our life and thus share many common traits. In this post, we will discuss how to choose a career. Most of us have one career throughout our lives, while flirting occasionally with other careers. Being a superlearner makes the …

Reading coaching

Sometimes our training just does not work. I already recognise such cases and simply ask: for how many hours did you read last week? If the answer is below 2 hours, there is very little chance that the person will learn speedreading. There is a huge value in simply stop thinking and start practicing. Practice …

Constructive thinking

All the knowledge in the world will not help you if you sabotage your own success.This article suggest a simple set of questions to check your ability to cope with challenges. When something unfortunate happens to me, it reminds me of all the other things wrong in my life, which adds to my unhappiness. Destructive …

Effective study habits

The students among us are always looking for a more effective way to study. There are many articles (compare with this) specifically addressing this need.  You may also want to read these study tips. Here I want to review the basics from keytostudy perspective. Mindset matters. This is a big issue that can be broken …