IMPROVE READING. You can create little neural hooks to hang your thinking on, making reading an article, book, etc. easier to grasp:
>> Take a "picture walk" through the article.
>> Glance not only at the graphics, photos, but also headings, summary and even highlights/questions at the the end if the article has them.
>> Read the article.
You'll be surprised at how spending a minute or two glancing ahead before you read in depth will help you organise your thoughts.
TIP: if you want it really stick!
After you've finished the article - summarise it (write it down or tell it yourself). And if you be able to explain it to a 5-year-old (means as simply as possible), then you’ve really learned and understood it.
When you read a non-fiction book, do you remember it?
I love reading development books (Atomic Habits, How to Win Friends, etc) but I would only remember perhaps four or five key points afterwards, even if I really enjoyed the book
I wanted to not only remember more of it, but also maximise my use of the book in my life.
I tried starting a reading club, which fizzled out. I tried a podcast with a friend, which we became too busy to do regularly. In the end, I have settled on a good solution:
-read a chapter
-go back through the chapter and write down the main points (as if you were going to give a podcast on the chapter after)
-at the end of the book, once you have notes for each chapter, go through them and write ten essential points for the entire book and five great quotes
-add these fifteen things to a ‘development book’ that you refer to regularly
-use these fifteen things to come up with 2-5 actionable things you will do every day/ week/ month/ time you do ‘x’ activity, based off this
-write these 2-5 things in an ‘action’ section of your development book, as well as adding them to your daily/ weekly/ monthly routines as required
The difference this makes is immense- reading the book takes twice as long (or more), but the takeaway from the book and impact in your life is ten times the size. Try it and see how it goes!
Technology removes barriers and distances between people and information.
So does Qoorio!
I met Yannick Oswald last week in Paris and I thought I would share why it was worth investing 97€ in a one-hour meeting.
Firstly, you may google all the information you need, but …
Think back to the last article read on the internet, or last book, or a quotation that deeply touched you or changed the way you had been thinking about life. It was wisdom that inspired you, that held so much promise. All you had to do was act upon this newfound knowledge and things would get easier, better, clearer or more empowering.
Now, how much of this knowledge is still at play – not just intellectually, but practically?
Did you become a better professional? Did you manage to solve any problems with this knowledge? Did you become a better leader?
Chances are, what you learned has withered, if it survived at all.
It‘s not that it wasn’t helpful. It just didn’t stick. Why is it so?
It is as simple, as it is: when you get information for free, it DOESN’T WORK !!!!
Secondly, the value of meeting people from a different field is the energetic value.
How many leaders of the world, how many books are repeating us?
• CLING TO PEOPLE WHO THINK PROGRESSIVELY.
• Get your advice from successful people.
• Take part in new groups.
• Mix with people of different occupational and social interests.
• Find friends who breath encouragement in your plans and ideas.
I can predict the future and to be almost certain that few years from now, one hour with Yannick will cost 1000 euros or even more. He is an incredible professional at his young age.
Your own perspective is what matters. Yannick was not afraid to invest a huge amount of money in Qoorio and to say “I believe into unbelievable.“
That’s why I was meeting him!
To get myself into that unbelievable energetic level!
And that’s the point of Qoorio and it’s team.
Those who believe that can get from this app a lot they get even more!
Stay tuned for new adventurous stories!!!
And in case you need a story, I can write you one !