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Brain Focus & Productivity

Brain Focus & Productivity

  • Eliminate the Distractions: If bored, go for a walk instead of scrolling social media. Use regular breaks to your advantage by giving your mind time to relax by not engaging in any activities.
  • Create a System: Plan the day to avoid postponing the task. Understand "The Compound Effect" and use it to your advantage for increased productivity.
  • Progressively Train for Focus: Start with small goals and eventually build up. 

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Project Design & Planning
  • Decide your Constraints: Limit the scope of what you are learning to make "SMART" goals & not overwhelm yourselves.
  • Develop a Dedicated Routine: Regular & consistent practice is what sets us apart.
  • Limit Material and Methods: To avoid getting overwhelmed, limit your material and branch out only during failures.

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Active Learning & Feedback Cycles
  • Active Learning: Engage yourselves completely in the learning activity and use "The Feynman Technique" to revise the concepts and practice regularly.
  • Frequent Feedback Cycles: Learn to take feedback positively to help you learn faster and more efficiently. 

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Spaced Practicing & Overlearning
  • Spaced Practicing: Break the practice tasks into chunks and regular time breaks to give your mind the time to relax.
  • Overlearning: Overlearn the skill to learn faster and practice enough to retain it for longer periods.

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Strategies to Learn Faster and Retain Longer

The ability to learn faster and retain it longer is a skill very few of us have mastered. Here are 4 strategies you can use when you are learning a new skill.

  1. Project Design & Planning
  2. Brain Focus & Productivity
  3. Active Learning & Feedback Cycles
  4. Spaced Practicing & OverLearning

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It's a myth that creative geniuses like Mozart or scientific geniuses like Darwin rarely failed. Creative geniuses fail often, but rather than stopping, they persevere.

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Understanding recessions are vital

Recessions are part of the fabric of a dynamic economy. The average investor fears recessions because they mean lower home prices, lower stock prices, and less or no work.

Several things can cause, or worsen, a recession — soaring interest rates, or ill-conceived legislation. If you understand recessions, you will have many opportunities to look forward to when the recession ends.

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