Remove invisible obstacles while training

If you do not progress as you should have, there might be obstacles you failed to notice. What kind of obstacles are we talking about and what can be done to remove them? Not enough training This should be quite obvious. To see progress one should train and invest effort. I am not talking about …

Why myths are so believable

MythConception

I had this infographic below on my desk since 2014. What makes it so surprising is our total belief that this is the case. Most educated people will tell that we evolved from monkeys, although the evolutionary branch of monkeys is parallel to ours. It is hard to grasp that mammoths and pyramids coexisted, but …

Concept reinforcement before the reading

Before we read something we often skim or preread it for several seconds. What happens during these seconds is not always clear. Here I will try to demystify this process. Collecting keywords Probably the first thing we do instinctively is noticing certain words. How do we know what to look for? Apparently not all words …

Podcast Memorization Exercise

If we can remember podcasts, and audiobooks, we can definitely remember conversations. Podcasts are harder. Podcasts great to learn things while driving, or while your eyes rest, or as training. So are audiobooks. If your environment allows you reading or video content, use that instead. Taking notes If you need to remember podcasts, it is …

Marking texts exercise

The first homework we give our students in one on one course is marking texts. Thie exercise is very important for the students’ progress and I want some of it to be open for my readers. The exercise itself The guidelines could not be simpler. Take a text and mark the words worth memorizing with …

Speeding up visual thinking: mindmaps

If you are an engineer, mindmaps are kind of easy. But they feel kind of slow. Do not worry, we can speed them up in no time. The methods below are less suited for advanced students who often need to combine mindmaps with mental palaces. They are also somewhat different from the methods discussed in …

Speeding up visual thinking: mental palaces

We know that visual thinking can be faster than the regular logical thinking. There is only one issue. We are not used to thinking visually and do not know how to learn. It’s time for me to step in. Here I discuss the visualization which can be done with mental palaces. There will be other …

KeyToStudy masterclasses on Thinkific

Link to courses Maximize your return on investment: spend a fixed amount for a growing collection of proprietary methods that will save you time and money, increase your income and make you happy. Now I will explain how. You probably noticed that this site deals with a wide range of subjects, and maybe want to …

Superlearner story: JB cures depression

You probably noticed the new course on Thinkific we call KeyToVision. It deals with visualization and analytical thinking as the main tool for solving personal problems. The common problems are depression, stress and traumas. JB is one of the reasons we developed these tools, so his testimony is especially important for me.¬† My student JB …

Hear me on podcasts

Usually, I am quite shy and do not like to get interviewed. It is my practice to step out of my comfort zone from time to time, so you can listen to several interviews I recently had. What struck me was how different these interviews were between them. I am posting some links. You are …