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How can you learn faster?

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  1. Stay single. Let’s be honest, you can can get more things done without getting distracted from being in a relationship. Relationships can be emotionally and physically tiring – an energy which you could save and be invested into learning instead. I know this is not for everyone – move on if feel so!
  2. Start your day early. I always find the most productive time to get most things done are in the mornings. Our brains (and body) are fresh from hours of sleep raring to start the day. If you had a good deep sleep, your performance in the morning is going to be much better.
  3. Put your mobile phones on silent mode when working. How often do you check your phone during work? Often. Remove the distraction by putting it on silent mode while at work and you’ll see the level of productivity will improve.
  4. A nice trick I’d use to stay focus is to simply have a pen or pencil in your hand – ready to take notes of what you’re reading. The pen acts as a focus point for you to not easily get distracted by your surroundings. It sounds trivial, but it’s not. Try to give it a shot.
  5. I used to think that I’m able to work well with accompanying music. I was wrong. It started off well, at first. But as years go by, I began to realize some of the things I read did not really materialized. As it turns out, our brain is only able to process limited amount of info at a time. In short, try to minimize the distractions around you to ensure your brain processes what you’re reading or studying.
  6. Don’t rely on video lectures or tutorials completely. Don’t get me wrong. Videos are great – for introductory levelled people. To become a learned person, you still need to go the old fashion way – which is to read books or e-books. In fact, audio books are great too if you prefer it that way. I know I do.
  7. Again, who you associate yourself with plays important part here. Try to avoid or minimize contact with people who you feel demotivate you from studying or working. Peer pressure or their influence can be very dangerous. It’s infectious.
  8. Don’t be discouraged when a person is able to read 30 pages in an hour. Most of these people are able to do so due to constant training of reading. So, start spending more time reading – give it some time.
  9. Visit Quora.com to enhance your knowledge further. Quite frankly, it’s one of the best sites to keep your knowledge up to date. Most people there prefer discussions – not argument which I find very rare these days.
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How To Work Hard? (Seriously)

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Use failure to drive yourself

Your failures are your best teachers. I’ll never forget these words even till today.

Nobody gets it right the first time. Everyone makes mistakes. So stop whining.

The deal is whether or not you learn from those mistakes.

If you do, you’ll remember the painful lessons and sworn to never do it again. It is a part of who you are. You’ve learned.

Best of all, you’ll know how to deal with it next time you face it.

By constantly fueling your passion and knowledge from these mistakes, you will often not rest till you’ve accomplished certain targets. These will push you harder to work hard.

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Always Shoot for the moon

I don’t think this is the first time I’ve said this. Set yourself impossible targets and try to make it public.

By setting up yourself impossible tasks, you’ll attuned to higher standards of work ethics & thinking.

By making these targets known to public, it will only drive you further so you get to say ‘I told you so’ by the end of that journey.

So, take a paper and write down 5 impossible tasks you want to achieve this year, tell your friends about it. They will laugh, but that’s good. It’s your chance to prove them wrong.

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Network with Successful People

Like minded people think alike.

If your friends like to talk about things that don’t help progress in life; then you’ll end up like one.

However, if you surround yourself with friends who like to talk about ideas, opportunities etc, then you’re gonna become like one.

This is nothing new. It’s not rocket science. You are who you are friends with.

If you find it difficult to make new friends, go online; look for people in the entrepreneurial space.

Even website such as Meetup allows like-minded people to create event for them to meet.

Just jump on the bandwagon. Get a move on in your life!

Travel To 3rd World Country

This may seem trivial – it’s not. Living in a country where we have everything; water, electricity, internet, food deliveries and so on, we tend to forget how unappreciative we have become as a modern society.

This is why I recommend you to travel to third world country, or somewhere isolated if you can’t travel.

Go and see how people are living in poor countries. Witness their daily life routines; hunting and gathering for food, walk miles just to get fresh water etc.

How will this make you to work hard? Well, having seen how poor people live, you’ll start to appreciate the little of things and most important of all, you’ll quit whining.

You’ll begin to realize that work is nothing compared to what these people go through everyday of their lives!

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Set Long, Short Term Goals; and To-Do Lists

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It’s strange that I’d put this last. Personally, mentality comes first.

When you’re able to manifest the best version of you inside your mind, then, we can get to work itself.

So how does setting up goals can help you work harder?

To put simply, setting up long and short term goals will allow you to see the bigger picture.

You have a preview of that journey down the line. You know what it takes to get there.

This general outlook will help strengthen your view of success and that there is no shortcut.

Write down where do you want to see yourself in the next 20 years; this is your long term goal.

Then, list down essential achievements to get to your long term goal within that 20 years; these are your short term goals.

Finally, write down daily tasks en route to achieving your short term goals; this is your to-do lists.

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Get your Viewers Into Addictive Readers

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This is a question which has puzzled me for some time.

After years of writing for Honestmoneymakers.com and contributions to numerous publications, I’ve figured out what is it exactly that makes readers wanting to know more (at least I hope I did).

It all came down to what attracts us as human beings listed below:

  • Trust
  • Context
  • Curiosity
  • Clarity
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