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Three Strategies for Better Learning

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August 12, 2016

This is Part 3 of a four part series on learning. Be sure to also check out the intropart 1, and part 2.


At the end of Part 2: The Final Draft Fallacy, I shared the following formula:

High Impact Learning = Growth Mindset + Strategy + Discipline

Parts 1 and 2 were about the growth mindset part of this . . .

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The Final Draft Fallacy

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August 10, 2016

This is part 2 of a four part series on learning. Be sure to also check out the intro and part 1

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 We never read the first drafts of books. If we did we would know they're terrible.

We never see the gold medalist when he struggles through . . .

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Shoshin (初心)

Approaching Life with a Beginner's Mind

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August 09, 2016

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Have you ever heard someone say one of the following phrases? Have you ever said them? 

"That's the way we do things around here."

"That's the industry standard."

"We can't do it that way."

"That's just the best way to do it."

Almost all of us hear these phrases or ones like them. Not infrequently, but daily.

. . .

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Learning to Learn

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August 08, 2016

loading....The learning industry is a massive industry. Between schools and universities, online courses, community art classes, business seminars, and immersive language schools, there are trillions of dollars devoted to helping people learn.

But here's the thing - you don't need to spend piles of money, or take on mountains of debt to learn some . . .

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The Jam Strategy

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July 24, 2016

Before she died, my Nana wrote a memoir.

A true love labor, she spent months crafting her stories, working with a local writer to hone the tone of each memory. It was a work for end of life. For reflection. And for sharing of wisdom.

When she finished, she wanted it printed. A small run for friends and family.

She asked her . . .

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This Is The Year of [fill in the blank]

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July 09, 2016

Over dinner during this past New Year's Eve, a group of us sat around the table and all went around and said "For me, this is the year of ______________."

Every person filled in the blank with their theme for the year - their guiding principle.

For me, this is the year of generosity.

This year is all about being generous with . . .

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Just Chop Onions

cultivating everyday awareness

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July 05, 2016

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In Michael Pollan's book Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation, he shares one of the lessons he learned during his journey from industrial eater to home cook:

When chopping onions, just chop onions.

There is nowhere else to be. There is nothing else to do. Just chop the onion.

It's always been hard for humans to do . . .

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