Struggling with Technology

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Struggling with Technology I always thought that I was fairly tech savvy, now I realize that I am delusional. I struggled with whether I should write this post, then I decided that others like me would appreciate it. I wrote on my blog that this weekend I was going to try the technique of reading a print book while listening to the audio at twice the speed. It seemed straightforward enough. I wrote about my frustration trying to get audio versions of the print books I have that I want to read this summer, and I mentioned that I was only able to snag Thrive: The Third Metric to … [Read more...]

Obstacles, Reading Challenge, Benefits of Reading

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Obstacles, Reading Challenge, Benefits of Reading As I am writing this post, it is Canada Day, and I’m feeling very frustrated. Why? Have you ever been in a situation where you were set to work on a commitment to yourself, and there were all kinds of obstacles in your way? That’s what I am going through right now. Last week, I read a great tip about reading books faster by reading a print book while listening to the audio version at twice the speed. Imagine my delight when I discovered this tip! It seemed like a great idea to me, and one that would allow me to accelerate my … [Read more...]

How to Read a Book Faster

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How to Read a Book Faster I learn something new every day. In the last 36 hours I learned two techniques (one is not really new, but I needed the reminder) to read a book faster. This blog post is inspired by “Read a Book Faster by Listening to the Audiobook at the Same Time” and “The Methods I Use To Read A 300 Page Book in 2 Hours Without Speed Reading.” Although I absorb the contents of a book faster than the average reader, I am always looking for ways to be more productive, and these two blog posts seem to be able to do that. Related Posts Read a Book Faster by Listening to … [Read more...]

Cheat Sheet: Getting the Most from Reading Books to Problem Solve

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Cheat Sheet: Getting the Most from Reading Books to Problem Solve When was the last time you tackled a problem at work, so large that others took notice? Or, are you someone who plays it safe, never doing anything that could get you in trouble? Life is about growing and evolving into the person you might become. And that often involves changing your mind and doing things differently. Years ago, I created a template for reviewing and summarizing books, and it was very detailed, but very cumbersome and difficult to use, so I didn’t always use it. It’s a good tool though, because there are … [Read more...]

Sandra Yancey, Founder of eWomen Network, Comes to Toronto

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Sandra Yancey, Founder of eWomen Network, Comes to Toronto What does it take to become successful? There are many people giving advice on what it takes to become successful, and some of them have attained professional success, so they know what they are talking about. But what you must realize, is that what one person did to become successful, might not work for you. That doesn’t mean that you should do nothing, because that doesn’t work either. I think that it’s important to look at many success formulas put forth by people who have attained mega success in many areas of their life. It … [Read more...]