In 2011, we’ll embark on a learning journey together where we will unite modern and ancient wisdom. Imagine the possibilities when we discover an ancient solution to a modern day problem.
How will we do that?
Review both contemporary books and those written decades and sometimes centuries ago. We’ll look at ways in which we can adapt solutions from one industry to another or one era to another.
And whenever you are consuming new information, whether it be reading a book, or listening to an interview, be open to learning something new. Have a pen and notebook handy, and always try to connect the new information to what you already know because nothing exists in a vacuum. Refer to the posts How to Use Interviews for Self-Improvement and Another Way to Use Interviews for Self-Improvement to get the most from the interviews that we conduct for you. And view each interview as a two-day workshop.
For the past three years or so, I have been learning a word a day. I subscribe to both Wordsmith – A Word a Day and Word of the Day, and the words are sent to my inbox every day. Many of the words you are unlikely to ever use so I have purchased the Ultimate Vocabulary software which I have to figure out how to use – haven’t tried yet. I purchased the Ultimate Vocabulary as part of a bundle with 7 Speed Reading, which I have started to use already. And remember to add RSVPs (Rapid Serial Visual Presentation) to your browser toolbars to increase the words per minute that you read. Please refer to How to Read Faster While Reading Well to refresh your memory.
In Lead the Field by Earl Nightingale, he recommends that you read a book each week. I’m up to at least eight books a month. If I can ever get organized enough, I will give you a list of the books that I will be reading each month. The danger is that I often change my mind and read other books. If you can indulge me, I am willing to post a list of the books, on the condition that they are subject to change. But the good news is that, if you read the books, you can offer to write a review so that we may all benefit.
Let 2011 be the year when we deepen our connections for the benefit of all! How can you use this information? What do you have to add to the conversation? Let’s keep the conversation flowing, please let me know your thoughts in the comments section below. Many readers read this blog from other sites, so why don’t you pop over to The Invisible Mentor and subscribe (top on the right hand side) by email or RSS Feed.
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