Crash Course On Learning Sht Fast Ep 237

Summary Notes


In a podcast focused on entrepreneurial growth, the host emphasizes the importance of a structured approach to skill acquisition for faster advancement. The host shares a learning hack from Russell Brunson involving simultaneous reading and listening to a book at high speed, which aids in retention and focus. Additionally, the host advocates for reading fewer books but with greater depth, suggesting to abandon unhelpful reads and to revisit valuable ones multiple times for mastery. The host also makes an appeal for podcast support through ratings and reviews to aid in reaching and assisting more entrepreneurs.

Summary Notes

Importance of a Regimented Learning Process

  • A structured approach to learning and acquiring skills is essential for rapid and significant progress.
  • Without a regimented process, achieving desired levels of skill and knowledge is slower and less effective.
  • Regimented learning processes are crucial for entrepreneurs who need to continuously acquire new skills to stay ahead.

"If you don't have a regimented process around learning and acquiring skills, then I can guarantee that you're not going to get as far or as fast as you'd like to be."

This quote emphasizes the necessity of having a disciplined and organized approach to learning for achieving goals quickly and efficiently. It suggests that success is tied to the ability to learn effectively.

Skill Acquisition as a Growth Strategy

  • Skill acquisition is a deliberate method to force growth.
  • The difference in skill levels between individuals of the same age can determine who is more successful.
  • Skills, character traits, and beliefs are all part of the learning spectrum, with some requiring deep work.

"Creating a process around skill acquisition, I think, is one of the most deliberate ways that you can force growth."

This quote highlights the speaker's belief that a systematic approach to learning new skills is a powerful way to drive personal and professional growth.

The Value of Mastering the Basics

  • Expertise often involves consistently practicing basic skills.
  • Overlooking the simplicity of foundational practices can be a common mistake among beginners.
  • Mastery of the basics is a key component in becoming an expert in any field.

"Most of being an expert is never not doing the basics."

The quote underscores the idea that expertise is not about complex or advanced techniques but rather about the continuous application of fundamental skills.

Personal Success Story

  • The speaker shares a personal anecdote of applying a learning process to achieve a high score on the GMAT.
  • The experience serves as proof of the effectiveness of the speaker's learning method.
  • The speaker's success on the GMAT is used as evidence of the practicality of his advice.

"Applying this enabled me to get 99th percentile on the GMAT, really having no test taking experience going into it, which is above Harvard's mid score."

This quote illustrates the speaker's personal success using the learning strategies he advocates for, highlighting the potential for others to achieve similar results.

Learning from Russell Brunson

  • The speaker mentions gaining insights from Russell Brunson, a successful entrepreneur.
  • Russell Brunson's preference for learning through audiobooks is shared as an example.
  • The speaker indicates that a valuable learning tip was obtained from Brunson during a mastermind event.

"One of these texts I got from Russell Brunson at the mastermind that I was just at, right? And he said it offhandedly, and I was like, that is really good."

This quote introduces the influence of Russell Brunson on the speaker's learning process and sets up the expectation for a practical tip that will be shared with the audience.

Multitasking with Reading and Listening

  • Combining reading and listening to a book can enhance comprehension and retention.
  • Amazon's sync feature between Audible and Kindle allows for seamless transition between listening and reading.
  • Listening to an audiobook at high speed while reading can keep one's attention focused and improve reading pace.
  • This method uses both auditory and visual memory, storing information in two places, which is beneficial for learning.

he actually does both. So he reads and listens to the book.

This quote introduces the concept of multitasking with reading and listening, which is the main topic of this section.

Amazon on especially, they sync up. So if you listen further, if you never bought two things on Amazon, I'd recommend it.

This quote explains the technical capability of Amazon's platforms that facilitate the multitasking method being discussed.

listen to the audible at three x three and a half x speed. So it's about as fast as it goes.

The speaker shares a personal technique of listening to audiobooks at an accelerated speed to maintain concentration and increase the amount of content consumed.

you get both the hearing memory and your visual memory. And so they kind of pair up.

This quote highlights the cognitive benefits of engaging both auditory and visual senses for better memory retention.

it actually just kept me on track.

The speaker emphasizes the practical benefit of this method, which is to keep the reader on track and prevent distractions.

Supporting Independent Podcasts

  • The host does not run ads or sell products, relying on audience support for the podcast.
  • Audience support through ratings, reviews, and sharing is crucial for the podcast's growth and helping more entrepreneurs.
  • A simple action like leaving a review can have a significant impact on the podcast's reach and success.

Real quick, guys, you guys already know that I don't run any ads on this and I don't sell anything.

This quote introduces the speaker's policy of not monetizing the podcast through ads or product sales, setting the stage for the request for audience support.

The only ask that I can ever have of you guys is that you help me spread the word so we can help more entrepreneurs make more money, feed their families, make better products, and have better experiences for their employees and customers.

The speaker expresses the purpose behind the podcast and the importance of audience support in achieving that purpose.

It'll take you 10 seconds or one type of the thumb. It would mean the absolute world to me, and more importantly, it may change t

The speaker emphasizes the ease of supporting the podcast through a quick action and the potential impact it could have, although the sentence is incomplete.

Time Management in Reading

  • Speaker A describes a method for quantifying the time investment required for reading a book.
  • They express a preference for knowing exactly how long it will take to read a book, which aids in planning.
  • Speaker A mentions using Audible's time estimate at a certain speed to plan out reading sessions.

And so by doing this, I think it also gives me an exact amount of time that I know that each book will take.

This quote highlights the importance of time management and planning when it comes to reading, emphasizing the benefit of knowing how long it will take to finish a book.

Reading for Comprehension and Application

  • Speaker A advocates for reading fewer books but with more depth and repetition.
  • They express concern that many people read books without retaining or applying the knowledge.
  • The focus is on the quality of reading and comprehension, not the quantity.

I'm a huge proponent of not reading lots of books, but reading a few books many times, right?

Speaker A's quote underscores their belief in the value of deep understanding and repeated reading of a few select books over the superficial reading of many.

Personal Rules for Reading

  • Speaker A shares two personal rules for reading: stopping a book if it does not provide value early on and rereading valuable books multiple times.
  • They challenge the notion of finishing every book started, suggesting that not all books are worth the time.
  • Speaker A emphasizes the importance of giving oneself permission to stop reading a book that isn't interesting or valuable.

If in the first section of a book I don't feel like I've gotten value, I stop reading the book.

This quote reveals Speaker A's approach to reading, which involves evaluating the value of a book early on and being willing to abandon it if it doesn't meet their standards.

Revisiting and Repeating Valuable Reads

  • Speaker A practices and recommends re-reading particularly valuable books several times.
  • They mention having read the second editions of "Expert Secrets" and ".com Secrets" multiple times, indicating a deep engagement with the content.
  • The repetition is suggested as a way to truly internalize and understand the material.

And so giving yourself permission to stop reading a book and then on the converse of that, if you read a book and you're like, man, this is so good, read it and then turn it back over to the beginning and read it again.

Speaker A's quote emphasizes the strategy of re-reading books that provide significant value, suggesting that this practice can lead to a deeper understanding and ability to apply the book's insights.

Importance of Mastering Content from Books

  • Emphasizes the value of fully understanding a book's content.
  • Suggests that rereading a good book is more beneficial than reading many different ones.
  • Highlights the importance of being able to recall and apply information from a book without needing to reference it constantly.

The second edition was entirely new, by the way, if you didn't know that, it's a totally new book, which I highly recommend you getting.

This quote is a recommendation for a specific book, suggesting that the new edition offers completely new content worth exploring.

Because if you don't know what's in the book, there's no point in you reading another book that may or not be good, may or may not be good when you have a beautiful, amazing book in front of you.

The speaker underscores the idea that knowing the content of a good book thoroughly is more valuable than reading several books of uncertain quality.

So when you do find one of those gems, right? And for some of you, if you're in the gym business, Jim on secrets, I highly recommend you reading.

This quote suggests that certain books are particularly valuable for specific industries or professions, using the gym business as an example.

If you cannot bring it out on command, if you don't know the information, if you can't explain it to someone else, and you just have to say, I just got to read the book, then you don't know it, and there's no point to you reading another book.

The speaker is emphasizing the necessity of internalizing information to the extent that it can be easily articulated to others without needing to refer back to the text.

Value of Repetition in Learning

  • Discusses how repetition is key to acquiring and mastering skills.
  • Argues that re-reading valuable texts can lead to deeper understanding and retention.
  • Compares religious practices of studying scripture to the approach of re-reading secular texts for continuous learning.

And what's interesting to me is that so many people in the religious community will read the Bible over and over and over and over again, right. Because they find it to be the source of knowledge, right. It's just this continuous knowledge.

The speaker draws a parallel between religious studies of scripture and the approach to secular learning, suggesting that both benefit from repeated study.

And at different times in your life, you pull out different lessons.

This quote implies that the lessons gleaned from a text can vary depending on the reader's stage in life, indicating the dynamic nature of learning from a single source over time.

And so I think that many of us need to read fewer books, but find the absolute best books and read them over and over again until you absolutely have mastered them.

The speaker advises focusing on a smaller number of high-quality books and mastering their content through repetition rather than reading a larger quantity of books.

Doing both of those together, it will pull you forward. You'll be able to quantify how long it takes, and you'll be able to remember it much, much better because you store it in two places of your memory.

This quote suggests that combining the practice of careful study with repetition enhances memory retention and allows for progress to be measured.

And for most of us, what we're trying to acquire is skills. And that takes repetition. In the beginning, it's repetition so that you understand the information, so that you can apply it without needing to constantly reference the book.

The speaker emphasizes that skill acquisition requires repetition, which leads to understanding and the ability to apply knowledge without constant reference to the source material.

Encouragement and Conclusion

  • Encourages the application of the discussed learning strategies to acquire skills.
  • Motivates listeners to apply what they've learned and to strive for success.

So anyways, hope that was valuable for you. If you're looking to acquire skills, which many people are, then I'd recommend doing that and go forth, conquer the world. And I'll catch you guys on the flip side. Bye.

The speaker concludes by expressing hope that the advice provided is helpful and encourages listeners to apply these strategies to succeed in their endeavors.

What others are sharing

Go To Library

Want to Deciphr in private?
- It's completely free

Deciphr Now
Footer background
Crossed lines icon
Crossed lines icon
Crossed lines icon
Crossed lines icon
Crossed lines icon
Crossed lines icon
Crossed lines icon

© 2024 Deciphr

Terms and ConditionsPrivacy Policy