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Kevin Horsley

How to Use Advanced Learning Strategies to Learn Faster, Remember More and be More Productive

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    If you want to improve your concentration, you’ve got to clear your mind and be in the now.

    Everyone wants to have excellent memory, right? But considering how many people find it hard to concentrate on details, remembering them just seems out of the question.

    There are ways to do it, though. Here are some top tips to improve your concentration.

    First, rid yourself of conflict – that is, anything that leads your mind in different directions and stops you from concentrating. Do you spend time switching between checking your e-mail and sending several messages on your phone? Well, that would make you like just about everyone else.

    But how do you get rid of internal conflict without doing something drastic like joining a monastery? A good starting point is to stop multitasking. According to neuroscience experts, multitasking actually slows you down by 50 percent and increases your chances of making a mistake by 50 percent.

    For example, chatting on the phone while driving will lead you to hit the brakes 0.5 seconds slower than normal. If you do the math, at 112 kilometers per hour, your car would need an additional 15.5 meters to come to a complete stop – and a lot can happen in that space, at that speed.

    Another smart move is to prevent your mind from wandering by giving yourself a purpose. That way, you can easily remind yourself why you wanted to concentrate on something in the first place.

    In this case, the PIC rule might come in handy: (P)urpose gives you a reason for learning. Take learning a programming language, for example. Your purpose there could be building a website for your family.

    Once you’ve found a purpose, ask yourself questions so you become (i)nterested and (c)urious about what you’ve chosen to learn. “Is this currently relevant to my life?” or “Can I use this at work?” are great ones to start with.

    So, now that you know how to improve your concentration, it’s time to discover how to retain information, too.

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    What is Unlimited Memory about?

    Unlimited Memory (2014) explains memory techniques that will help you remember and retain any information you want to. These blinks will show you how to organize and store information in your mind so that you’ll never forget it.

    Best quote from Unlimited Memory

    Cultivate curiosity, and life becomes an unending study of joy. – Tony Robbins

    —Kevin Horsley
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    Who should read Unlimited Memory?

    • Chronically forgetful folks
    • Fans of facts and numbers
    • Anyone who has trouble remembering names

    About the Author

    Kevin Horsley is an expert when it comes to how the mind works. As one of the very few people to receive the title of International Grand Master of Memory, he currently works as a consultant for organizations around the world on how to approach learning, motivation and creativity.

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