Accelerated Learning and Life Skills

Immediately Improve Your Memory

Don't Forget!

In my last blog post, I asked you to do a simple memory test: see how many words (out of a list of 20) you can memorize in 41 seconds. If you haven’t read that post yet and taken the memory test, please click here and take the test before reading any further. Did you […]

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Memory Test Anyone?


The first two steps of accelerated learning involve preparing our state (mental, emotional, and physical) for learning and then acquiring the skills and knowledge using a variety of research-based learning techniques.  After that, the next step of accelerated learning is making sure that the information we just learned gets stored into our long-term memory. After […]

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Manage Your Physical and Mental Energy

Brain Dumbell Curls

As a student, one of the most important skills you can have, one that will help you succeed in school and in life, is the ability to manage your physical and mental energy. Managing your energy is all about being aware of how you are feeling both physically and mentally. Have you ever tried to […]

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Believe in Yourself

Believe in Yourself

Do you want to know one of the keys to dramatically increasing you chances of achieving any goal or quickly learning any new skill? Of course you do, who wouldn’t. Well, here it is. One of the keys to succeeding in anything is simply the belief that you can and will succeed. To paraphrase a […]

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The 5 Steps of Accelerated Learning

Accelerated Learning Techniques

Although I have had this blog for almost nine months now, I just realized that I have never specifically outlined the steps of accelerated learning in any of my previous posts. Well, now is the time to change that. Presented below is a brief summary of each of the five steps of accelerated learning. 1) […]

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5 Simple Techniques to Double Your Reading Speed

Speed Reading

The average adult reads about 250 words per minute. This is much slower than most people are capable of reading. Using a few simple but effective techniques, it is possible to increase your reading speed to 500 words per minute or faster. The five techniques presented below will allow you to double your reading speed […]

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Feed Your Brain: Ten Brain-Healthy Foods

Brain-Healthy Foods

I recently came back from a 4-day training in LA called Extreme Health, where I got the opportunity to learn from some of the best health experts on the planet. I returned from the training with a renewed motivation to eat healthier – not only for my body but also for my brain. Although on […]

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The Four Laws of Learning

4 Laws of Learning

Since final exams (or Final Celebrations as I like to call them) are next week, it seems like a perfect time for a brief post on learning and the factors that affect our ability to both learn and remember. As you study for exams, you will probably notice that you have learned some subjects much […]

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The 21-Day No-Complaint Experiment


I normally consider myself to be an upbeat, positive, and action-oriented person. However, this academic year has been very challenging for me and I found myself complaining – a lot! Even though I am well aware of the damaging physical and emotional effects that complaining can have, I still fell into an unhealthy pattern of […]

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VAK Learning Strategies

In my last post, I discussed the three primary learning styles: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. If you haven’t read it yet, please take a minute to read it so you know which of the three learning styles is your preferred style. As I mentioned previously, you can not control how material is presented to you […]

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