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Reading: A System To Help You Read More Books

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8 Lessons (13m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Goals VS Systems

    • 3. No Bullshit Way to Reading

    • 4. Environmental Design

    • 5. Creating The System Phase 1

    • 6. Creating The System Phase 2

    • 7. Your Project

    • 8. What's Next

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About This Class

If you clicked on this class. Then, You might know how reading books is integral to your self-improvement.

What I'd like you to do is take a minute and just imagine How Reading more would be able to help you improve your life.

You can get a promotion at your job, You can get better grades in your school or college, You can improve your social skills and become the life of the party, You can also significantly improve your dating life...The benefits are endless.

But, What People do wrong is they set goals for themselves like they need to read 50 books a year or 100 books a year and that's why they fail.

What they should be doing is focusing on creating a system. A system that would make the reading habit easier for them.

And in this class, you'll be learning that. You'll learn how to create a system and become consistent with it.

By the end of this class, You'll have a system that would help you read more books even if you're busy.

This system personally helped me a lot. When I started reading books, I was never consistent with my reading habit.

It took me a year to fix that bad habit and form this system for myself. And you're getting that premade system.

So, If you're excited to learn about this system and make reading a habit or want to learn how to read more. Then dive into the class and learn together.

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Shubham Jena


Hello, I'm Shubham. I'm into Self-Improvement. I believe we all can become our best selves, no matter the obstacles in our ways.


And I help guys like you become your best self.

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1. Introduction: If you have clicked on this class, I'm going to assume that you know the benefits operating. But may be you are struggling with making, reading a habit. Or maybe you want to just become consistent with the eating habits. Or maybe you just need a system that will help you read more and improve your life. Just imagine right now how reading more would be able to improve your life. You can get a promotion, I did job. You can get better grade in your school or college. You can significantly improve your social life. You can become the life of the party. You can significantly improve your dating life. You can date that girl or the guy you have been cursing on for a while, you can start earning on lend money. You have been wanting to do for a long time. So pause this video and just imagine how reading more, we'll be able to improve your life. Just imagine and feel it. But what we're doing wrong is we're creating goals for us. Like we tell ourselves to reach 50 books a year or 80 bucks a year or a 100 books a year. And instead of that, what this would be doing is creating a system, a system that could help us read more and improve our lives. Because people who fail and people who succeed often have the same goals. But people do fail, can't implement a system. And that's why they failed. That's why having a system is really, really important. And in this class, I'm going to help you create a system for yourself. Help you read more books, to be exact, that would help you read more than 80 plus books a year. And clearly you seem interested in this. So without any further ado, let's dive into the class. 2. Goals VS Systems: The first lecture is on goals versus systems. And before we talk about what our goals and water systems, what do you need to know is the difference between them? Let me explain you with an example. Imagine you are a writer. So what is your goal? Your goal is to write a book, but what is the system? Your system as a writing schedule, new folder for the week. Imagine new arena. Your goal is to run a marathon, but their system is the training scheduling follow for the entire month. So in this case, imagine you are a reader and a goal is today at about 50, 80 or a 100 books a year. But your system is the amount of pages you read daily. Your goal is resent you want to achieve. There's two standard the process you need to go through to achieve their treasury. So naturally the question arises if we completely forget our goods and focus on our systems when we succeed? Well, the surprising answer is yes. For the past few years I've been reading more than 50 plus books a year. I have not counted that actual amount of books I read, but I know that I M reading around 50 book figure. And to do that, and to achieve that goal, I set myself a system through which I read about 50 pages a day. I mean, I read more than 50 pages a day and that's why I'm going to read about 50 books a year. So I don't focus on my goal. I focus on the system that I have created for myself. And so I think in the lecture, I will also be teaching you how to create this term for yourself first. So for now, watch the next lecture on the nobles sit way to reading. 3. No Bullshit Way to Reading: The noble situate do reading. This method was introduced by Mark Manson, the if the author of the famous book The Art of not giving enough and this way, here's four points to it. The first one is pick up a book that you find interesting, Nevada the kant says that love what you did. I'm telling you love to read. So believe me, there are no rules for the books you want to read yesterday. Do whatever you want to read yesterday, whatever excites you, just trade whatever you love. For example, you love football. 38 about the sport rate, about how could we came to being read about his favorite athletes? You are interested in business than read about this less books, hate about how to create a business and scale their business leads us to what is of business people you love. For example, you are interested in dating advice, the books written on dating. And there are hundreds of books written on dating. So the options are endless. Or you today with pick up a book that you are interested in and start reading it. That the first step to it. Now step number 2, drop the book you find boring. Yes, you can drop a book. And due to social conditioning, we have been believing that we can't drop a book. We were rewarded with praises and marked by our teachers and parents whenever we finish a book in our school. So we have created this rewiring placement system with finishing books. If we come GET book, we get rewired. If we don't compete the book, we get punished. And to stay away from this imaginary punishment that we have created in our mind. We keep reading the book that we have lost interest in. We feel obligated to read and finish a book. And this reinforces our believed that books are boring. Imagine you're watching a Netflix series and after the second season of the soul, the soul gets boring. Do you still keep watching it or just drop it and watch another? So instead, it was the duty of the SUS writers to keep you interested in that field at it. That's why you left that so and whilst another, so it's the same with books. If the book doesn't keep, you hoped that the book doesn't keep you interested, then drop that book. Feel free to drop that book and move on to the next book. Step number three, pick up the next book you find interesting and other interesting reason people drop the book is because they fall. Pareto's a fallacy called the sunk cost fallacy. What it means is that if we invest our time, energy, money, or love into something, then we think that we need to come great data. We need to complete that movie when it can be direct. So when IT to commit that book, otherwise, our time, money, energy, or love will be wasted. Even if we have a major loss interests index Xu in the movie or in the book. Even smart people fall prey to this fallacy. And to tell the truth in this modern system, we don't have anything to lose. It will leave something mid-way. That's nice. Feel free to leave the book behind. It was a duty of the authors to keep your attention, which you failed at. And that's why you left the book. Don't feel guilty for dropping a book and find the next book you find interesting step never thought repeating. And lastly, repeat this cycle for their lifetime. You can see the model honest trends right now, the model goes something like this. You find a book interesting, you read it. And there are two possibilities that can happen. It kept do hooked or you got bored. If you, if it kept the hoop, you complete it and then you read another book. And if you've got bored, you drop it and then you read another book. It's just that simple. Follow this cycle and you will become a reader for their lifetime. And in the legislature, let learn how to make reading easy for you. 4. Environmental Design: And well-maintained design. To make reading a habit, you need to make reading easy for you. And to do that, you need to do a simple thing. You need to redesign your environment to give the cues and desires to read a book. Imagine you're playing a video game on your computer. And after finishing the game, you see a book lying on your desk. Will this give you that desire to read that book or after finishing playing the game, you don't find a book near you. You have to go to the other room to pick that book from your book cells in between this two scenarios, in which scenario are you more likely to read a book? Well, in the first scenario, because you made it easy for you, you constantly get Gustav cues and they're designed to read a book. As human beings, we constantly need to be reminded that we need to do something. And we do that by designing our environment and creating a system that gives us q and device or do something. So here's what you need to do. Take those book out from your book self and keep this book in the place if you are more likely to visit in your house, for example, on your desk or on your bed, or neither bed or on your couch. The goal is to design an environment in such a way that it constantly gives a QRS and desires to read a book instead of scrolling through your phone or doing any other activity, the goal is to make reading easier for you. So the next lecture, Let's start creating your system that could help you read mode. 5. Creating The System Phase 1: Fears one the morning habit, this lesson can be flagged for the people who keep complaining that they don't have time to read. Like they have kids. There were nine to five job well, stop complaining, man, and use this simple, easy morning habit every day after you wake up and Felicia morning routine. If you have one, then read at least 20 pages. Yes. Count the PDF and read 20 pages every day and make it easy. Combine it with our environmental design principle and keep a book near your bed or on your bed. And assuming you have a decent ratings paid, you can finish that book and about 30 minutes or so. And just by doing this simple thing and just by implementing this simple habit, you would there be to read about 36 books a year if you are wondering how here. So if you read about 20 pages a day, you'll read about 7,300 pages in a year. And assuming an average book is about 200 pages long, then you'd be able to read about 36 books a year. Isn't that amazing? Like implementing this simple habit will help you read scientific books in your weight. But I promised to help her it more than 80 books, right? So in the next lecture I'm going to tell you how to add something that would make this reading system even more easy and will help you read more than 80 books a year. 6. Creating The System Phase 2: Phase 2 time blocking. Tango King was first used by Benjamin Franklin. Time looking at the management system. That is, you divide your days into blocks of time and assign specific task to those blocks of time. And in our case, that's where the big task is reading. And here's how you can use damn blogging to make reading even more FSM for you. If you are a busy individual, you need to find blocks of time when you have three. For example, doing your daily commute to work or waiting for your coffee at Starbucks, or waiting for a lunch at the local restaurant. All you need to do is find about 56 time Docs where you can read about five pages. It time, like in one time blog, you'll be reading about five pages and you need to find five such time Docs. All you need to do is take your phone or books on Kindle or anything that you use to read with 2D there. And I guess anyone can do that with these. Like anyone can find five time blocks of about five to ten minutes. Throw it they can read about five pages. And if you have some free time at her hands or the lacto radiates rich, then all you need to do is assign yourself one time block where you will be reading about for 30 minutes or one hour as you please. The goal of this exercise is to help you read about 25 pages other than the Mani habit, if you follow this morning routine and assign yourself fires time blocks will be reading about five pages at a time, or assign yourself one time Local be reading about to indicate pages. Then by adding this two systems, you'll be reading about 45 PDFs a date, and you'll be reading about 82 books a year. Wondering how here's the calculations. If you're reading about 40 pages a day, then you will be reading at least 15,425 pages a year. And a view mainland average book is do a 100 pages long. You will finish 82 books in a year. Isn't it fascinating that by doing this, just two simple things, you'll be a better read so much more, even if you are busy, even if you complain that I'm really busy, I don't have that time. And now you have your system very day. So if you're wondering what next, you need to watch the next lecture to know. 7. Your Project: And it's time for the project class. And there project for this class is really, really simple. Just write down your system, like the morning habit and the time blocks. Just write it down just like this you can see on your screen right now, do it in your notes app, no sun or notebook. And just take a screenshot or a picture and post it to the project section of this class. This would help boost the class and I will be also happy if I know that yes, people are actually applying this system in their life and improving themselves. 8. What's Next: You might have many questions like hardware, take notes using this reading method, or how do I find good books to read? And I'm really, really happy if you are having questions. It means you are paying attention in the class. So feel free to ask any question in their discussion section or feel free to reach out to me on my Instagram handle. That is at the rate that booklet, THE beta by looking LED GE, the booklet. So all I want from you is a review of this class. Like if you liked this class, then tell me what you liked about it or if you dislike data audit, dislike some aspect of this class. Tell me about it because I'm always looking to improve myself. And that's why I need if it back. And it was good for the class that it receives good reviews or bad reviews, anything. The next thing, follow me on Skillshare. There are, There's my first lesson, Skillshare and I'll also making more classes on skill set. So that said that this is the end of this class and see you in my next guess, their class and until then, have a great time.