This is the logo of the Learning on Steroids program, also know as LoS ( or LoSemails for the free 1week email boot-camp, introducing basic ideas that i find very interesting, and which can still be found for some time on the aforementioned link).
The material Scott H. Young makes available on his blog for free is extraordinarily interesting even on it’s own, there being articles about such things as Financial Freedom, doubling your reading rate, reading more than 70 books a year, and a lot more (nearly more than 1000 different articles), not to mention his 3 free ebooks, of which I recommend the one about Holistic Learning.
The idea behind his LoS yearly program is that, each month, students who have paid for the 11~€ monthly subscription, or, like me, those that bought the 79~€ 12 months at once access to make some economies on the full price of the package, get a bunch of ebooks, videos and implementation guides talking about techniques one can use to increase the amount of information you learn, decrease the time you need to spend studying, increase productivity, etc. and have to choose 30 Day Trial ( 30DT in short) where they (we) commit to applying that technique for 30 days without fail, usually making a calendar on which we mark the days off as X’s to keep us motivated and keep us from forgetting about it.
As a example, I’m going to give out the list (not the actual guides, as I don’t feel like having a lawsuit pressed by Scott’s lawyers or anything like that) of the techniques he propose for this first month:
Metaphors, re-imagining abstract concepts into story-lines or characters so as to be able to remember clearly and in a much easier way how to do something theoretical.
Speed Reading, which you can get a taste off at this site
Visceralization, Which is Metaphors (and Visualization’s) big brother and can allow you to memorize things using the brain’s natural tendencies, the fact that our memories are linked to feeling, so that if we remember feelings, like heat, shape, texture, or an adrenaline spike for something, it is likely to ingrain itself into our minds quasi-permanently.
And, last for this month, WDG, Weekly/daily Goals, Which I am currently on the 9th day of, and has managed to get me to do more stuff already.
I highly recommend Scott H Young’s blog, and for those who are interested, here’s a TED talk he made about getting a MIT education for 2000 Dollars.
I hope to hear form you,