Accelerate Your Learning With These 9 Tips

Life is long enough that you can learn to do some amazing things. You might have to learn a new skill for work or some information for a test. Maybe you just want to learn a new language, to play an instrument, or how to cook a new dish. Learning is the fundamental for a fabulous life!

You won’t experience much that’s new if you don’t learn something new. Since time is often at a premium, learning quickly is important.

Try these ideas to speed up your learning process:

1. Learn over time. It’s much more effective to learn something for one hour each day for a week than to attempt to cram it all into your head over seven hours in one day. Consider breaking up your learning even further and give the subject your attention multiple times each day.

● One study showed that it was significantly more effective for beginners to practice piano five times each day for five minutes than it was to practice once for 25 minutes.

2. Create the right environment. You’ll accomplish more if you learn in an environment free of distractions. Imagine trying to learn how to swing a golf club next to a construction site on a sweltering day. How well could you learn Japanese with someone talking on the phone beside you?

● It’s not always possible to control your environment 100% but do the best you can. Remove as many distractions and be as comfortable as possible.

3. Get a good coach. Coaches know what matters. You might think you know the most important aspect of learning a particular task, but you might be wrong. Coaches can also spot mistakes and correct them instantly. Coaches are also good at holding you accountable. Why not get an expert on your side?

4. Get some exercise first. Just 15 minutes of exercise can improve your memory and ability to process new information. Hop on a treadmill or do some calisthenics for 15 minutes or more before tackling a new learning project.

5. Get some sleep. Inadequate sleep has been demonstrated to result in decreased reaction times, memory, learning ability, and even your use of proper grammar. Ensure you’re getting enough sleep.

6. Avoid studying the things you already know. Imagine that you’re reviewing facts or vocabulary words on flashcards. Avoid reviewing information you know by heart. If you’re learning a new piece of piano music, avoid practicing the parts you can already play. It’s a very inefficient way to learn.

7. Use a variety of media and senses to learn the information. Reading information can be effective, but it’s even more effective if you read it to yourself, recite it aloud, listen to a podcast, and watch a video on the topic. On top that, writing information down can be the best way to learn and remember.

8. Set a deadline. It’s common knowledge that tasks will expand to fill the time available. By setting a deadline, you can force yourself to work more consistently on learning the topic or skill. Without a deadline, it’s much easier to wait until “tomorrow” to get serious.

9. Be optimistic. In turns out that pessimists are more accurate at determining their current level of skill, but optimists ultimately learn things at a higher level. Have confidence and high expectations for yourself. You’ll ultimately learn more.

Learning is a huge component of life. Some learning is mandatory, especially in school or work environments. But, most learning is optional. You can learn about anything you want. One thing is for certain: the faster you can learn, the more you’ll be able to learn.

Like I always say “Knowledge is power!” Make a plan to learn something new today.

Question: What new skill or subject are you learning about now?

Are You Providing Your Kids these Five Learning Opportunities in Your Home?

Good students usually come from good homes where one or both parents have spend a substantial amount of time, energy, and resources providing a rich learning environment. None of this means that you have to spend a lot of money on making your home look like a school and you don’t have to have a PhD in Education.

Educational success comes from putting time in what you want your children to know.  If they spend time in front of the TV they will become a verbal TV guide. If they spend time on the arts or Math then that’s what they’ll know.

  1. Do they know the value of hard work? Do you do everything for your kids or do they have to do work beyond what they think is comfortable or enjoyable?
  2. Do they have a strong sense of responsibility? What is it your kids have to do each day no excuses? Do you follow through with them and make sure they actually complete them?
  3. Do they have a willingness to keep going even when the going gets tough? How do you encourage and push them to not quit?
  4. Do they know what they do well outside of a classroom setting? Success needs to exceed the classroom especially if your child doesn’t have a teacher that always encourages his or her personal best. Are your kids excelling in sports? the arts? music? a foreign language? Be sure to provide opportunities for well rounded success.
  5. Do they have an understanding about people of other cultures? Creating kids who are ready for the world requires them to know that people of other cultures exist and speak a variety of languages. How are you strengthening their cultural IQ? Board games? Diversity in books? Diversity in music played or movies watched?

Homeschool Courses Now Available!

Homeschool classes are now available for families looking to supplement their educational learning programs.

Check out the current course descriptions and register below:

Adventures in Black History helps elementary school age children learn about black historians whose stories are often unheard. Students will meet in a virtual classroom setting to learn about black historical figures. This course incorporates writing and art for a unique and  creative supplemental homeschool offering!

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Life Skills  offers developmental assistance and support with basic life skills for young children. We cover topics that integrate personal responsibility, accountability and life long social skills.

 

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Free Webinar This Week on Empowerment

Join me Thursday March 15, 2018 at 9:00 pm EST for the Four Principles of Empowerment.

The Four Principles of Empowerment Webinar focuses on your gift to empower others! We will explore what these four principles call for to ensure that no matter what environment you find yourself in you can operate in your gifting with intention!

This webinar is for anyone who seeks to sharpen their gifts, have the ability to change their atmosphere at home or work, is tired of hearing or seeing others operate at less than their best and wants to better encourage them, parents who wish to elevate their children or spouses looking to encourage their spouse.

This is one you don’t want to miss! Be sure to stay until the end as I have a free gift I’ll be giving away.


Over 5 hours we will work together to map out your mentoring program. If you can’t make it live, now worries you’ll have access to the replays so you can work at your own pace.

Workshop Training and Agenda:

  • Session #1: Program Plan and Design
  • Session #2: Recruitment
  • Sessions #3: Screening and Training
  • Session #4: Matching and Monitoring
  • Session #5: Maintaining and Funding the Program
Date: February 22, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm
Event: Master Mentoring Mini Workshop
Topic: Master Mentoring Mini Workshop
Public: Public
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How to Start A Youth Mentoring Program

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Would you like to start your own youth mentoring program?

Mastering Mentoring Mini Workshop covers:

  • Program Plan and Design
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  • Screening
  • Training
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How to use templates for your children to accomplish more in less time

Templates are great productivity tools for adults and entrepreneurs alike. When we use them we can organize our thoughts and accomplish goals faster. When you teach children to utilize these tools early in life they have a way to organize their thoughts, ideas, and days as well.

The templates I’m sharing with you today are the monthly goal setting calendar, weekly goal setting calendar and the test study guide. These can be used for any grade level elementary, middle school, and high school. I would suggest printing out as many copies as you need and placing them in a binder.

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Master Mentoring Mini Workshop

Are you ready to start your own youth mentoring program?

Tons of people are eager to tap into their passion, share their expertise and impact their communities by starting youth mentoring programs. Are you one of them? Now is the time. Sign up for my Master Mentoring Mini Workshop.

Map it Out.

Over 5 hours we will work together to map out your mentoring program. If you can’t make it live, now worries you’ll have access to the replays so you can work at your own pace.

Workshop Training and Agenda:

  • Session #1: Program Plan and Design
  • Session #2: Recruitment
  • Sessions #3: Screening and Training
  • Session #4: Matching and Monitoring
  • Session #5: Maintaining and Funding the Program

All participants will receive

  • Access to the LIVE sessions
  • Access to replays
  • Master Your Mentoring Worksheets

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7 Youth Activities to Fill February with Love

February is here and while our hearts and minds are focused on love I figured you’d be thinking of activities both you and your children will love. While we love them whether these children are your own or ones that you teach or mentor, we want the purpose of these activities to be to build a stronger personal relationship. Relationships are hard to navigate in childhood and adolescence and in the age of “Netflix and Chill” many young people have lost the art of conversation and connections. They heavily rely on the trusting adults in their lives to lay this foundation.

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