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Do you feel like the minute you wake up, you are overwhelmed with the constant flow of information. 

You want to start something new, only to find yourself forgetting the information and giving up on yourself? 

I think you’d agree that everyone loves efficiency.   

This is why I’m starting with how we can prime our mind.

These skills are a fundamental truth that can be applied in all areas of our life, adn especially before learning something new! 

When it comes to learning anything - I love to follow the FASTER Method, originally quoted by the famous mind coach, Jim Kwik.

So let’s jump right in! 

Forget

Start by temporarily forgetting everything you already know, or think you do, about what you’ll be learning. 

Why? Because your brain needs to be cleansed of it’s big old ego that thinks it already knows what it needs to know.

The mind is like a parachute, it only works when it’s open.  

Lastly the one thing you ESPECIALLY want to Forget about is self limitations – 

BECAUSE THE TRUTH IS THIS….what we say we can or cannot do - is completely self-fulfilling. 

 

 Action

Most people are extremely passive while learning because that’s what their education model has taught them. 

 

So this old school education has en-trained us to be passive (such as sitting at your desk and not speaking, etc.).  

Let alone, being brave to raise your hand to ask a question and maybe be wrong!

Our brain DOES NOT  learn through consuming but by creating.

I’m sure you’ve heard before that “Learning is not a spectator sport .”   

I couldn’t agree more. 

In order to have active learning, do things like taking notes and asking questions in the moment. 

The more active you are, the more you will learn.

State

State is the feeling or our emotion. Emotion is a state.

Information combined with emotion becomes a long-term memory. 

We all know the feeling—that instant surge of memory that comes with a particular smell or the first few notes to a song? 

All learning is state-dependent.

And you are responsible for your state – the way to move, stand, sit while you are engaged. 

So what are these E-MOTIONS?   Curiosity, joy, and fascination are all states.

Consider the mood of your mind and body, avoiding the dull state that comes with sitting and being lectured to. 

In fact, “They say sitting is the new smoking. 

Standing and moving changes your physiology, which affects your psychology, and in the end- your state. 

One powerful way to think about this foundation is a visual that represents the difference between a thermometer and a thermostat. 

A thermometer is a device that reacts to what the environment is giving it. 

A thermostat sets a standard and the environment raises to that level.

No matter what stage of life you’re at, be that thermostat.

One last thing.  As a hypnotherapist, I know to my core that IMAGINATION and being curious, and fascinated, just like children - shortcuts the analytical mind and allows information to flow and therefore breaking through limitations and expanding the mind.  . 

TEACH 

When you teach something, you get to learn it twice. 

When I engage in content I want to share, I approach it as if I am going to teach it to someone else.

Simply put,  if you are teaching, you will absorb the information better.

We lose 80% of the information we learn in 48 hours.

Taking notes is one of the best ways to mitigate this loss.

How do we teach what we learn? 

There’s many ways.  

Writing out your notes in preparation to share and teach

Sharing your notes to someone interested in learning.

What we have clarity and personal ah-ha’s on create the energy of inspiration ND higher vibration.  When we write out our notes in this state, our whole-brain is integrated into the process. 

The foundation for whole brain note taking:

The key is to establish the topic on the left and on the right side, explore the meaning, emotion and key notes.   

In conclusion , when you teach something, you get to learn it twice. When you learn with the outcome to teach it to someone, you own that information more. 

 

ENTRY

What’s the most precious commodity. Its time. 

And our time on the things we value have to get into our CALENDER

So “E” stands for ENTER, Enter the thought work, your ah-ha, or action steps into your calendar

 

REVIEW

Overcome the super villain of the forgetful curve.  

Research says 50% of your knowledge is gone by the next day. 

REVIEWING is the answer to this. 

It’s called “Practice active recall”. 

More often quiz yourself rather than re-reading material.

Do spaced repetition. 

Review new information for one hour, one week, one month and a few months later to enhance your long-term memory. 

You’ve now embodied a limitless mindset, personalized it, and documented it.

That’s it!

I owe a big thank you to Jim for this incredible acronym so that we can all prime our mind so we can retain what matters most to us - and to then share with the world - for the better. 

Please go out and share any of these tips, and I’m quite sure you’ll never forget the FASTER acronym. 

Tap into more episodes to upgrade your mind, body and spirit at http://www.awakenbeautyhq.com

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