Posts filed under: effective learning

Laser-Sharp Focus book is out!

I’m excited to share that new book Laser-Sharp Focus. A No-Fluff Guide to Improved Concentration, Maximised Productivity and Fast-Track to Success is out and live on Amazon.   Identify what specifically is not working within your current ‘focus system’ Find...
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How to deal with people who interrupt and distract you without damaging relationships and coming across as a selfish jerk

    You want to focus on your work. Just get on with the job at hand. Maybe it’s a report or an assignment that’s due tomorrow, an important presentation for your first meeting with potential business partners, or simply...
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Fast and forever – how to learn faster and remember longer (an unauthorised guide)

Admit it. You want to be able to learn faster and remember forever – once and for good. So that you can absorb all you need to know about building software, writing better public speeches, become an expert in a...
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Top 4 distractions for modern students (and how to deal with them)

The way we learn is changing, and even if the pace is not in keeping with other changes in our environment. Modern education presents modern students with a new set of challenges. There is a growing trend for adults over...
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How to take notes from a book

In my quest to ‘change buckets’ (aka retrain/change professions/change industries), I am working on developing more effective and time-efficient systems of note-taking to learn and retain what I’ve learnt from books, self-help guides, articles etc. Why note taking? Note-taking is...
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How to improve your focus by managing emotions

I must admit I have been struggling to maintain focus lately. I am very much using my declutter your mind method (described in detail here) and working with Pomodoro, which does help to some extend. Unfortunately, it is not so...
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4 essential elements of effective learning

I had an interesting discussion with one of my students recently. It looks like some of the teaching methods in medical school have changed since I was a student, but they still make future doctors sit through hours-long lectures. Really?...
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