The Helsinki Bus Station Theory

The Helsinki Bus Station Theory

The Helsinki Bus Station Theory broadly means that our creativity, life and career paths may seem the same as we begin, but our uniqueness and real creative work starts as we branch out eventually, discovering our niche, and being masters of our work in a unique way.

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Problem Solving

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Re-work and Revise

Re-working, re-visiting, and revision of your learning and your creative piece will make all the difference.

Elite, super successful people revise and rework their way to mastery.

Staying on the Bus

If a person 'stays on the bus', gives his best and goes the mile in his work, in time, he will start to see his work shine.

Mastery requires Consistency

Consistency leads to eventual success, which may not be visible in the start (just as a start of bus journey from the same familiar routes) but as life branches out, things start to take shape.

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“Stay on the Bus”

"Stay on the bus. Stay on the f*cking bus. Because if you do, in time, you will begin to see a difference.”

The buses that move out of Helsinki stay on the same line, but only for a while—maybe a kilometer or two. Then they begin to separate, each number heading off to its own unique destination.

It’s the separation that makes all the difference.

And once you start to see that difference in your work from the work you so admirethat’s why you chose that platform after all—it’s time to look for your breakthrough. Suddenly your work starts to get noticed.

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There’s no research to support learning styles. 

How to really learn: Match your content to the process - students should learn music by listening to music, while students should learn reading by doing more reading.

Note Taking

Students who take notes during a lecture or presentation achieve more than those who just passively listen.

Note-taking makes one's attention focused on the ideas being discussed, and also leads to a review of the lesson being taught. It is a good idea to take complete and detailed notes, as one study shows that the more note the students take, the higher is their achievement. Omitting details or examples is common among students, but is not advisable.

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