Rapid Reading and Retention Workshop

Rapid Reading

Rapid Reading and Retention Workshop Talk about synchronicity! As you know I have been investing a lot of time learning to read faster so that I can read the 50 classic literature books for my informal liberal arts education. And each day I perform speed reading drills using browser extensions and bookmarklets. I received an email informing me about a Rapid Reading and Retention workshop offered by Jim Kwik so I immediately signed up. I like to learn as much as I can about a topic of interest or a new subject so that I can pick out the sections that will work for my situation. And this is especially important since the ability to read … [Read more...]

Goal Achievement, Lessons Learned, and Flexibility

To achieve major goals in your life, a road map of your goals is critical. I've mentioned that for this year, one of my major goals is to have a Virtual Literary World Tour based on books by authors from around the globe and I have been preparing for that. This goal is very important to me, and one that I'm committed to achieving, and now that I have started to read the books that I have selected, I know that I am on the right track. But I am also learning some lessons that I'd like to share with you. Having goals, and implementing them is seldom easy, and we have to be flexible. For instance, my plan for the most part, is to read a … [Read more...]

How to Read a Book a Day for 30 Days

Anyone who has been reading The Invisible Mentor blog for a while knows that I love reading – it gives me pleasure so I make time for it. Whether or not you like reading, or simply cannot carve the time to read in your day, today's environment that we are living and working in, demands that we read and process a substantial amount of information so that we do not fall behind. I recognize this, and I have outlined below how any time-strapped professional can find the time to read if they have the right tools. (I have expanded this post into a Kindle e-book, How to Read 30 Books in 30 Days and Why: Which Books to Read. You will find a variety … [Read more...]

4 Tips and Resources You Should Know About

There are many times that we come across tips, tools and resources that we simply want to share with others. I find myself in exactly that position and thought the best way to do so was through a short blog post. Accessing Unread Messages in Gmail: Have you ever been in a situation where you thought you’d leave that email message for later? Over the last year or so, I have been doing that. And I know that many of you are thinking, “What’s wrong with her?” I know! Anyway all of a sudden or not so sudden, I find myself with over 300 unread messages spread out over 18 months. I was in a mellow mood so I was going page-by-page in Gmail trying … [Read more...]

What to Expect for 2011

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 … [Read more...]