How to Learn Things Super Quick

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Have you ever wanted to learn a new skill but not known where to start? Here are a few tips

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How to Learn Things Super Quick

  1. Have you ever wanted to be this person?
  2. Have you ever wanted to be this person? 14 C )7? He spends his weekend wrestling sharks
  3. Have you ever wanted to be this person? BON3"OuR! before doing some casual conversational French over wlne-tasting
  4. Have you ever wanted to be this person? . ..and tops it all off by whittling a scale model of Milan Cathedral
  5. Are you this person?
  6. Are you this person? She gets bored rea ly easily
  7. Are you this person? Half-finished projects lie around her like wounded soldiers of a battle she just won't win
  8. All is not lost. ..
  9. All is not lost. .. Meet Tim Ferriss and Josh Kaufman
  10. All is not lost. .. These guys can help everyone learn anything in less time than you might think
  11. The Theory
  12. It takes 10,000 hours to master a skill
  13. Josh Kaufman thinks ’/ you can get pretty good / I In just 20 /1’
  14. So that's two 20-minute sessions every day for a month
  15. You're just a month away from learning ballet, rm‘ 1/ g $3 6-‘ TIQA,
  16. Bouzrouczl . ('-A‘/ //k‘ Vs s § You're just a month away from learning ballet, speaking French, I l, },__. ;/ L7 6 :2 0-‘- TIQA,
  17. You're just a month away from learning ballet, speaking French, and playing the Mongolian nose flute 1-1" 1 . ‘ / 1 l , 1 /1 Bouzrourz! >
  18. Question Time
  19. What do you want to learn? 4________,2
  20. ,", _ I want to be What d0 you Want ‘E an artist to learn?
  21. . ‘ What do you want 1, to learn? be more specific. .. 1»,
  22. I want to paint a picture of my friend's favourite view for her upcoming birthday What do you want to learn? be more specific. ..
  23. What do you want to learn? be more specific. .. Now that's something we can work towards!
  24. [ rem l_l‘, lr‘. »“-1l? _l‘| _._l<i“-‘li
  25. Get ready for some maths
  26. Get ready for some maths Mastery = 100% of a skill
  27. Get ready for some maths Mastery = 100% of a skill 20% of that skill is used 80% of the time
  28. Get ready for some maths Mastery = 100% of a skill 20% of that skill is used 80% of the time The remaining 80% is only used 20% of the time
  29. Get ready for some maths Therefore, if you can do that magic 20%, 8 times out of 10 you'll be able to do what the pro does. ..
  30. Get ready for some maths Therefore, if you can do that magic 20%, 8 times out of 10 you'll be able to do what the pro does. .. with less finesse and grace, but do it you can
  31. There are three ways to get this 20% to stick:
  32. There are three ways to get this 20% to stick: Frequency Compression Encoding
  33. There are three ways to get this 20% to stick: Frequency Compression Encoding Make sure you plan some easy wins
  34. There are three ways to get this 20% to stick: Frequency Compression Encoding Fit everything you need to know on a sheet of paper Make sure you plan some easy wins
  35. There are three ways to get this 20% to stick: Frequency Compression Encoding . . This is Tim's way of making Make sure you plan F" everythmg you freed slippery ideas stick — welcome some easy Wins to know on a sheet 0 paper to your Memory palace
  36. Research
  37. Get ready tor some maths Mastery = 100% of a skill love {I ‘inat SKIN lS used Q/ )7,’ "Hf H19 +1:-v-‘Q Let's backtrack a little. ..
  38. How do you find that mystical 20 %?
  39. How do you find that mystical 20%? Skim read lots of different sources on your subject of choice
  40. How do you find that mystical 20%? Skim read lots of different sources on your subject of choice The info that keeps cropping up is likely to be that 20%
  41. .A_<i iii i‘wF_7i{7i: l 1: i; i.i]1i‘n/ '
  42. Don't make it hard for yourself — remove distractions
  43. Stick verb tables to the bathroom mirror
  44. Stick verb tables to Keep a deck of cards the bathroom mirror next to the TV remote
  45. Don't leave your double bass in its case in the spare room with a santa hat on it Stick verb tables to Keep a deck of cards the bathroom mirror next to the TV remote
  46. Pre—Commit
  47. Schedule your 20 hours
  48. Schedule your 20 hours _D_on't go overboard, _fit it into your daily routine
  49. Tim suggests you set up some stakes
  50. Tim suggests you set up some stakes Tell your colleagues that you're going to play them a song on your new double bass That should give you a bit of encouragement to keep going!
  51. Why?
  52. There are three reasons wh learning new stuff is a good I ea:
  53. There are three reasons wh learning new stuff is a good I ea: [El [E3 @ You could learn something directly related to your job
  54. There are three reasons wh learning new stuff is a good I ea: You create new pathways in your brain and become that little bit sharper You could learn something directly related to yourjob
  55. There are three reasons wh learning new stuff is a good I ea: You create new pathways in your brain and become that little bit sharper You become a more interesting person You could learn something directly related to yourjob
  56. Let me introduce you: the shark—wrest| ing, French-speaking, monument whitt| er!
  57. Sources: Tim Ferriss: fourhourworkweek. com Josh Kaufman: first20hours. com

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