Building up your emotional capital

Is there such a thing as emotional capital? Like, can you collect certain experiences as a war chest and use them wisely? Can one apply an investment portfolio approach to one’s life experiences? Some say you can. And I want to explore the subject with you. You can also read here, here, and here. How …

Using google to generate visual markers

Suppose you are an absolute beginner in the arts of memory. It is easy to assume that everything you find will be abstract for you. Do not get me wrong, there are things I also find hard to remember. Especially phonetic sequences from languages I am not familiar with. If this is something simple, you …

Subvisualization: when visualization is not fast enough

subvisualization

To be honest I have not been doing visualization at all since I started to read above 5000 wpm. When I slow down and want to remember everything, I still use memory structures – more often than not I do not have to. Here is a short confession of what it feels like to be …

Multitasking using tabs in your memory

When we work in a browser we open many tabs. Different people will use different portfolios of tabs and windows. The thing is, we do not do this in our own heads when we multitask. And this can be fixed. Tabs vs windows when browsing Some people have many tabs, some have many windows and …

Mental skyscrapers

We use mental palaces to remember a large amount of knowledge. But what should we do, when faced with multiple snapshots of the event?  I welcome you to mental skyscrapers. They can get tall, but the layout is unlikely to change. Mental skyscrapers for processes Typically we will use mental skyscrapers for processes. For example, …

Puzzled? Transform depression into motivation!

Comics heroes often discover their greatest strength once they hit the bottom. Sometimes it feels this way to real people. We can transform our depression and confusion into creative breakthroughs and a surge of motivation. Each time we do not feel that good with ourselves we can reframe that into a motivational moment.  You may …

Truly massive memory structures

Massive memory structures are important for learning entire areas of expertise. Multiple books, articles, conferences, dates and people, and practical experiences can coexist in one context when the context is flexible and can hold around 1 mil keywords. With some training, anyone can build and maintain such structures. Lessons learned during the last 5 years …

Redefine Your Marketing Strategy Using Video Storytelling

In the last quarter of 2021, online videos reached 86% of internet users in the United States alone.[1] Today, that number is up to 90%.[2] The viewers have told the content creators what they want to see.  This means video has a more natural impact on a marketing strategy Video in your marketing strategy. And …

The mechanics of mindfulness

How does mindfulness work? Do we even understand it? Are we using something we cannot actually formulate or test? Is there any science behind it? Do we know that mindfulness helps? More reading here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. New age placebo Many of our new-age buzzwords are placebos. Superfoods are approximately …

Autobiographical memory: your personal time machine

Some people remember their lives better than anything else. Very few remember their lives perfectly. How and why we can use autobiographical memory? Is that a blessing or a curse? Can we change our memories? More reading here, here, here, here, here, here. Autobiographical memory My own autobiographical memory is not very good. If the police …