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SPEED READING FOR RESULTS | More Than Just Reading Quicker

teacher avatar Derek Isaac, Small Business Success Coach

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26 Lessons (52m)
    • 1. Welcome to the Complete Speed Reading for Achievers Course

      0:25
    • 2. How Can Reading Change Your Life

      0:59
    • 3. Modern Day Leaders

      0:51
    • 4. The True Benefits of Reading

      4:21
    • 5. Read Like the Worlds Most Successful

      0:52
    • 6. Your Reading Mastery Blueprint

      1:59
    • 7. This One Thing Will Completely Change How You Read

      1:37
    • 8. Read 5 Books in the Time of One

      1:24
    • 9. Read 5 Books in the Time of One 2

      1:47
    • 10. Turn Up Your Reading Thermostat

      2:26
    • 11. Your Habits Will Determine Your Future

      2:21
    • 12. The Secret to Effective Reading

      1:59
    • 13. 80-20 Quote, Richard Koch

      0:27
    • 14. What Should I Read

      3:20
    • 15. How to Read the right way

      1:48
    • 16. How to Scan & Skip

      2:52
    • 17. How to Take Effective Notes

      2:47
    • 18. One Simple Trick to Read 2x Faster

      1:26
    • 19. Why We Read Slow

      3:33
    • 20. The Secret to Being in the Top 1 Percent

      2:23
    • 21. Bonus 20 Books to Boost Your Life (1-10)

      2:22
    • 22. Bonus 20 Books to Boost Your Life (11-20)

      3:19
    • 23. Bonus 2 How to Easily Read More Books

      2:09
    • 24. Bonus 3 Tips Tricks & FAQs

      2:33
    • 25. SkillShare Outro

      1:38
    • 26. Winston Churchill Quote

      0:16
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This course will teach you how to go from being an average reader, reading maybe a book a month, to becoming a reading master reading 100+ books per year. More than just improving your reading speed you will also learn how to transform your reading into actionable results.

Imagine if you read 8 books each month focused and applied toward your goals. How would this level of study boost your life?

"If you want to be wealthy, study wealth. If you want to be happy, study happiness." This was some of the best advice Jim Rohn said he ever received. Improving your reading and study skills will completely transform your life.

I created this course because the information in it made a huge impact in my life, and I wanted to share it with other amazing people, like yourself. Take the next step in your life and enroll in this course now.

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Derek Isaac

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This course will teach you how to go from being an average reader, reading maybe a book a month, to becoming a reading master reading 100+ books per year.

Imagine if you read 8 books each month focused on your goals. How would this level of study boost your life this year?

 

"If you want to be wealthy, study wealth. If you want to be happy, study happiness." This was some of the best advice Jim Rohn said he ever received. Improving your reading and learning skills will completely transform your life.

I created this course because the information in it made a huge impact in my life, and I needed to share it with other amazing people, like yourself. Take the next step in your life journey and enroll in this course now, you won’t regret it.<... See full profile

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1. Welcome to the Complete Speed Reading for Achievers Course: welcome to boost your life. The complete speed rating system for entrepreneurs Course. This course will enable you to go from being an average reader reading maybe a book a month to becoming a reading master who read 6100 200 or possibly even more books. In one year, I'm going to show you the learning techniques they won't teach you in school. 2. How Can Reading Change Your Life: How can reading change your life if you want to be successful? The best way to do it is by studying and following highly successful leaders. Mostel. Highly successful people credit their ability to read and learn new things as one of the keys to their success. It's a fundamental skill in order to find new ideas and understand the world. Abraham Lincoln, one of the greatest US presidents who led the nation through civil war as well as abolishing slavery, said. My best friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read. Abraham Lincoln understood the importance of surround himself with friends who are readers that could provide him with new ideas and information. Napoleon Bonaparte, considered one of the greatest military commanders of all time, said. Show me a family of readers and I will show you the people who move the world. Stating the importance of reading as a prerequisite to becoming a successful leader 3. Modern Day Leaders: looking to some more modern day leaders of industry and business. Elon Musk, founder of Tesla and Space X, was asked how he learned to build rockets. He simply replied, I read books. This simple yet profound answer is very insightful into how anyone can learn incredible ideas, Warren Buffett, one of the most successful investors of all time, said when asked on the keys to success read 500 pages every day. That's how knowledge works. It builds up like compound interest. All of you can do it. But I guarantee not many of you will do it. If anyone knows the power of compound interest, it would be Warren Buffett, and he states knowledge through reading works in the same way. 4. The True Benefits of Reading: I didn't realize the benefits of reading until I was 19 years old. I was working in a factory job straight out of high school, earning some money like people do. And I quickly realized that something just wasn't right. There was something wrong here. I didn't want to spend my life working for the next 40 years, 9 to 5, doing something uninspiring and simply un enjoyable. I didn't know exactly what I wanted, although I knew that I didn't want to work in a regular job safely until retirement with my best years behind me at that point, that's when I decided I needed to get away from everyone and everything that I had known in order to create some time and space to figure things out. So I used the money. I'd say it over the past few years and persons a plane ticket to New Zealand. I figured if I went to New Zealand, I could experience the world and learned something new. Luckily, weeks before I left for New Zealand, a coworker of mine handed me a book that forever changed my life. The book was called Rich Dad. Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki I read the book cover to cover, and it opened my eyes and mine into the world of business investing, finances and personal development. I was completely amazed that these concepts had never been taught to me, and I never heard them before. Previously in my life that sparked my imagination and my drive for learning. And throughout the next five months, traveling around New Zealand, I read every single book I get my hands on in the world of personal development and financing all these amazing concepts and ideas that I hadn't heard before, and it drastically shape my understanding and plans for what I wanted to do in my life. The main benefit reading will provide is that you get to learn from the smartest, most successful people and thinkers in the world. They condense years of their knowledge into a few 100 pages for you to use. Also, what you put into your mind will shape your thoughts. These thoughts shape your life and your attitude. Your conscious and subconscious mind is very powerful. If you feed in new, nourishing ideas, you'll start to see positive results in your life. Alternatively, if you feed your mind negative or misplaced thoughts your life will follow. There's a great quote by James Allen and as a man think If, ah, wonderful book on mindset and proper thinking, the quote reads, The outer conditions of a person's life will always be found to be harmoniously related to his interstate. Men do not attract that which they want, but that which they are wonderful quote showing the importance of working on your inner thoughts in order to produce the the outer conditions of your life. Reading also provides health and cognitive benefits both physically and mentally. It helps to reduce stress levels by up to 68%. It preserves brain health and can lower risk of Alzheimer's and dementia. It helps with alleviating anxiety and depression could also help you fall asleep by reading before you go to bed. I think many people do this as a benefit to reading before bed. Also, it can increase your life expectancy expectancy not well, no, in fact. But 30 minutes a day can add up to two years to your life expectancy. There's also a boost in happiness and overall life satisfaction that could be gained by reading another hidden benefit to reading is that it can make you more empathetic and open minded. This is a very important for developing strong relationships and negotiating to to get what you want out of life. So in a nutshell, reading can really revolutionize your life by giving you a huge knowledge advantage and set you up for, ah lot of success. 5. Read Like the Worlds Most Successful: By the end of this course, you will be able to read like the world's most successful people. Successful people have, ah, learning mindset. They organize and continually improve the way that they learn Now. This isn't just a mindset of learning and growth, although that is important. It's the ability to relearn methods, incorporate new ideas, condense it and organize that knowledge in order to produce the required results. Improving your reading skills will give you exponential growth, as you will be able to learn quicker and more effectively. In essence, you are learning how to learn better. Much of this information can also be used in other types of learning, not just reading. 6. Your Reading Mastery Blueprint: in this course, I'm gonna be sharing with you how to create your own reading mastery blueprint. So we're gonna be looking at how to develop an effective reading mindset, the proper way of thinking on mindset in order to get the most out of the books that you read there were gonna be looking at what you should be reading also, how to read intelligently. I don't want to be reading cover to cover. That's just gonna waste your time that you could be using to read even more books or taking action on your goals than effective note taking for a proper recall and retention of the information that you're gonna be processing from the book. Next is going to be how to turn up your learning thermostat. So crank up your thermostat, really increase the velocity of the number of books you're going to be reading and create the goals and techniques to be able to motivate yourself to stay on track. Then we're gonna be looking at techniques to instantly double your reading speed eso one simple technique that will actually double your beating speed and then additional techniques that can even increase it. Beyond that that's gonna be the whole course. There's a lot packed into the course to really improve your reading and your ability to learn. Then I'm also going to include a bonus. So you're gonna have a bonus my top 20 book recommendations to improve your life. So there top 20 books that I recommend you can get started with. There's also gonna be a second bonus, how to easily read even more books. So I'm gonna show you a way that you can read even more books in some of your extra time while you're doing other things. And then third bonus will be additional resources, some tips and tricks and frequently asked questions. That's gonna be everything. I want to thank you so much for taking this course. I am so grateful you've decided to improve your life by learning how to learn better 7. This One Thing Will Completely Change How You Read: in this video, I'm going to be showing you the mindset shift that needs to be made in order to answer the question. Why do we read so in school and college? If you asked one, Why are you reading? Their answer is gonna be to memorize information in order to regurgitate it on a written test in order to get good grades. This is a bad habit and not of much use outside of the classroom. In order to make an actual impact in your life, you need to shift your mindset from just taking in information to searching for information and ideas that you can turn into actionable results in your life. So knowledge without implementation won't provide you with the ability Teoh really improve your life. Keep this in mind when reading. How can this information be applied? So the big idea here is read for action. You want to be reading for action in order to take the information and make it useful, Tony Robbins said. I love quotes, but in the end, knowledge has to be converted to action or it's worthless. So it's great. Teoh, be very knowledgeable and know a lot of things and there's many smart people that know a lot, but they haven't produced much success in their life because they don't know how to take those ideas from the books and information that they gather and turn it into something riel and valuable. 8. Read 5 Books in the Time of One: in this video, I'm gonna be sharing with you the thought shift to reading five books in the time that it would normally take you to read one. So as you're reading your book, you're gonna be getting to know the author you're gonna be getting to know the book. You want to have a general idea of what's the top information and the type of book that you're gonna be reading? You don't need to know every little detail. You're just looking to get a a brief overview of the book and then search for the information that's really gonna be the most beneficial for you. The worst way to read a book besides not reading it, is to start on page one and read all the way to the end. Your goal is to extract the information that will help you the most in your life in the most efficient way possible. So the book is worth reading thoroughly. You will be reading it multiple times to get the information that's in the book. Books are tools, so their tools to help you solve a problem and realize your goals. You want to be choosing your books wisely. So don't waste your time on bad books that are not gonna be helpful if you start a book and you realize that with a quick overview. This is not a good book for me. I don't think you need to finish it. Just leave it and move on to a better book. Ask yourself, Is this the best book to read to get me closer to accomplishing my goals? 9. Read 5 Books in the Time of One 2: How can you read five books in the same time as one full book? We're going to be looking at this through the 80 20 principal or Peredo Principle. This was developed by the Italian economist Wilfredo Peredo, and he stated that 80% of results come from 20% of effort. So 80% of the actual results, or outcomes from a task are contributed by only 20% of the actual effort or actual time that you're putting into it. There's a great book is called The 80 20 Principle by Richard Kash Highly recommend you pick up this book. It's really a meta skill and a meta principle that can be applied very broadly to very many things in your life. So how do we apply the 80 20 principle to reading? So it's better to spend 20% of your time and get 80% of the actual ideas and the best information from a book, and you might ask self well, what if I miss something important in the book? Books are structured in a way that the most important ideas are emphasized by headers by a bold or italicized text. They'll usually be whole paragraphs or chapters. So the books air structure in a way that you should be able to find the best ideas the most important information very quickly. And remember, you're looking for a few main ideas that you can use to take action on the size of the book will not necessary, really to how long you spend on it. So you can cruise through a book if there's only a few ideas that are actually worth reading. Um, there is often a lot of filler and unnecessary stories or different things in a book that just won't be helpful for you. 10. Turn Up Your Reading Thermostat: Now it's time to turn up your learning thermostat. So, just like a thermostat, you want to crank it up to a new level, a new temperature of what's normal for your reading for your learning, and create the habits that will keep you discipline. To be able to read a book in one week or even a book each day. And in order to do this, ask yourself. How can I read this book in one day or in one week and you'll start to develop and figure out ways and the skills In order to do that, I challenge you. Now take five minutes. Take 10 minutes. Whatever you need. Toe set your reading goal for the number of books you want to read this year. Setting a goal will always help you to stay motivated and to be able to look at your progress to see if you're on track to attaining what you want. The goal shouldn't be just to get through as many books as you possibly can. It is great to say you've read a lot of books, although the more important thing is to make sure that you have enough time to actually get through a book and polluting the important information. One way to make sure you're staying on track each day and to start new habits or to stay on track to meet a specific deadline for project is to pull it a calendar and start marking off each day that you're working towards your goal. So this is a great exercise, and soon you'll have a week, two weeks, a month of exes on your calendar, and you'll make sure that you're doing what you need to do each day in order not to break that chain. Another thing to look at is to start eliminating time wasters in your life. So there's a lot of things that you don't really need to be doing that you could maybe switch that time to giving yourself and actually 30 minutes or an hour each day that you could focus on reading, maybe cutting out watching the news or maybe mindless scrolling in social media. So eliminating some of those things and using that time or effectively, you also want to be taken a little bit of breaks in between when you're reading to be able to think right, ponder and spark some new ideas. So you want to make learning a creative processes? Well, to be thinking about the information that you're gonna be taking in. 11. Your Habits Will Determine Your Future: your habits will determine your future. Ah, great quote by Jack Canfield. He's a well known American author who started the chicken soup for the soul. Siri's developed the habit of organizing and planning. So take some time to plan a where you're gonna be doing and put everything in order. Get organized. This habit alone is gonna just boost your life by being able to take a bit of time in order to set yourself up for success and for progress. First and foremost Creator reading list of the books that will be most beneficial for you and we'll get you to your goal. Make sure that the books you're choosing will coordinate well with what you want to do. Then start to track your reading so you could use a spreadsheet. Or you could use an app in the bonus section. I will be sharing with you the app that I use and how you can connect with me there so this will keep track of books you want to read and books that you've read so that you can review them later. It's also good to go back over, Ah, books that you've already read. Maybe each month to be able to refresh yourself with the information and ideas that you've learned. Then start your personal reading habits, so create a certain time each day. Block out that time, make sure it's on Lee for reading and stick to it. Developed that habit. Develop that discipline, turn off distractions. So turn off the notifications on your phone. Make sure you have nothing else to do in that time except reading. And then, if it's beneficial, set a timer. So set a timer for 30 minutes or one hour and just devote that time to specifically reading . This works really well in the morning, so create a really effective morning routine, with some learning through reading meditation. You put in some exercise, maybe some writing and create a morning her team that just puts you in the right mindset to really go after each day. This alone will have a huge impact in your life, both in what you're learning each day, but also by developing the discipline toe. Build new positive habits 12. The Secret to Effective Reading: next, we're gonna be learning the secret to effective reading. What you choose to read and not to read is the key to maximizing your desired results so you can always get more money, but you can not get more time. Time is your most valuable asset, and you want to be spending it wisely on good books with the proper information to focus on a certain area of knowledge and go deep on it. Where can you be the best of the best? So difference in compensation in any sport, whether it's NHL, NFL, N B. A. The difference between the major leagues and the minor leads is huge in amount of compensation that players air getting. Also, the top players in the league are getting 10 2030 times more than the regular players. So you want to be the best of the best and find the area of knowledge that you really want to go deep on. Along with this, you also want to be reading some books that can wide in your knowledge base to give you some ideas to give you some creativity outside your main area of focus. These books will help you round of your expertise and provide links to combine ideas across different fields. So where to find good books? Ask your mentor or colleagues, people that you trust people that you admire. Ask them what they're talking. Top recommendations are for certain areas of knowledge that you're looking to study. Remember to use the 80 20 principal, so this could be used in many different ways. Use it to be selective on which books you read. So you want to be looking at the top 20% of books in a certain field or on a certain subject, and be reading the ones with the best information. Ask yourself, What are you good at? That you really enjoy. And this will give you an idea of where you want to study and what you really want to go deep on. 13. 80-20 Quote, Richard Koch: there's ah, great quote by Richard Caution, the author of the 80 20 principal. And he said, few people take objectives really seriously. They put average effort into too many things rather than superior thought and effort into a few important things. People who achieve the most are selective as well as determined, so remember to stay focused and be selective. 14. What Should I Read: questions I frequently get asked are, What should I read or what types of books should I be reading? And how do I know if they're any good? There's gonna be three types of books that you're gonna want to read in order to grow. The 1st 1 is personal development and life in has Been books. So these air books on psychology, self improvement, happiness, relationships, mindset or health. A great example of this type of book would be deep work by Cal Newport, a terrific book on the ability to do deep work without distractions and how valuable of a skill that can be for you. The second type of book that you're gonna want to be reading is skills and specialized knowledge books. So this would be specific skills may be counting investing, marketing, sales or writing specific skills that you want to be improving your abilities on. Perfect example of this For a book to be to Sell is Human by Daniel Pink. Great book on the ability, kind of a fresh perspective of sales, whether you're ah, season sales person who's sells for a living or whether you're simply a parent who needs to sell their child on why doing their homework is important. So if you're communicating, if you're human, you need to be selling. And sales is the number one skill that anybody can learn. The third type of book that we're gonna be looking at is autobiographies, biographies and memoirs. These are often best read as audiobooks simply because there's a lot of information, and you're gonna be reading the majority of the book to get the full understanding of someone's life that they lived. So this gives you an ability to learn from world leaders, titans of industry and great minds throat history. You gotta learn how they think the events that led to their success. Um, it said that you are the some of the people that you spend the most time with these types of books give you the ability to spend some time with some of the great people throughout history and learn a bit about what they went through day to day. And the ways that they think create a book in this genre would be Shoe Dog By Phil Knight. It's the memoirs of the creator of Nike shoes and just a wonderful story. If you're wondering if a book is any good, You can check out reviews and summaries online. Generally, you want to be looking at reviews from people you trust or that, you know, read similar books or have certain similar ideas as yourself. And this is a way that you can quickly see if a book is maybe worth looking into a reading further, or whether you should be putting at the end of your list or not reading it a little. I was to get asked, What about fiction, books and pleasure reading So pleasure eating and fiction books. They're great for, um, relaxing or taking a bit of time to read. I wouldn't be spending a whole lot of time on them, although they are good to kind of give you a creative idea and a fresh perspective, a different story and simply to unwind or relax 15. How to Read the right way: so far in this course, you've learned why reading is so important. Proper reading mindset, how to turn up your learning thermostat and how to be selective with your reading. Now we're gonna be looking at how to read the right way. Dale Carnegie, one of the pioneers of self improvement books, said an hour of planning can save you 10 hours of doing so. Take some time to plan out your book and how you're going to read it. First thing is to preview the book. So start by reading that summary the table of contents, and then read a few quick sections of the book that are most interesting to you or that contain the top ideas of the book. They should take you about five, maybe 10 minutes while you're previewing you want to determine which parts are important and how fast you can go through this book. So some questions to be asking yourself while you're previewing is what is the main idea of this book? How will this information help me? Is it actionable information that I can use? What parts should I read? Are there parts I can skip? So you also want to be looking for chapter summaries or quick lists in the book. Often books that are well structured will have chapter summaries at the end that have all the main points or quick list that outline large ideas in the book. In a really structured, easy to read format, you may just want to spend 20 to 30 minutes previewing the book, diving into the top chapters of the parts that you think are important and have all the information that you need and choose not to read anymore and be finished with the book. 16. How to Scan & Skip: Ah, major part of speed reading is learning how to scan and how to skip because you've already done the preview. You know the sections that are the most interesting with the best ideas. So these air the sections. You're gonna want to start with the ones with the most important information, Then decide if you want to read the other sections of the book. When you start, read the first sentence of paragraphs and the first paragraph of sections or chapters. These first paragraphs and these first sentences are going to let you know what the rest of the section or the rest of the chapters a boat. If it's something that you want to continue reading on, then go in depth. If it's something that you think isn't important, then you can skip to the next chapter of section. Don't let the book dictate what you must read or in what order you must read it. Also skip unnecessary parts like stories, descriptions or irrelevant information like examples that aren't helping you. If you already know this information often, you can just skip it. A great example of this is the E myth Revisited by Michael Gerber. Ah, great book on learning how to work on your business instead of in your business. And the book contains a lot of story. So the first time I read this, I didn't know these techniques and it took me hours to read. Now, using these techniques, I reread it and it took less than an hour to pull it all the top information and ideas without having to read all this story or examples that are contained in the book. In school, you didn't have a choice on what information you had to read because you didn't know what you'd be tested on in real life. This is not the case. You're in control. You can choose which information is important and which parts of the book you want to read or not read. The faster you read generally means the less cognition you will have on what you are reading. So if you read, release quick, you're probably not gonna memorize or retain that information as well as if you're reading a little bit slower and thinking more about what you're reading. Also, reading material for the first time will take longer than really reading material over again. So reading is a skill that will improve with practice and learning better techniques. When you start using techniques, they might seem a little bit odd, or you might not be able to get the same retention of information as the way you typically read. Although, as you put into practice, you'll be able to cruise their book and actually be able to retain and find the best ideas . Because you're not wasting your time or your thoughts with the information, that's not important. 17. How to Take Effective Notes: in this video, I'm gonna be sharing with you how to take effective notes. Taking effective notes while you're reading is going to help you in two main ways. The 1st 1 being that interacting with the information will make you an active reader, increasing your retention of the concepts in the book. Secondly, you'll be able to review the book again in a fraction of the time and get all the significant points out of the book. Your book is a tool you can personalize and use it however you want to. You want to be writing in your book. It might seem taboo at first if you're not used to it, although it's very important that you're taking proper notes by writing in your book. You want to be underlining key points and also be writing important page numbers at the back of the book. So if you find something important on Page 300 you want to be putting 300 in the back your book so that you can find the important information throat the book very quickly by seeing which page numbers they're on. You also want to be jotting down the top 5 to 10 actual ideas on ah blank page somewhere in the book, either usually at the front or the back. Sometimes there's a blank page, and at one page glance you should be able to get the top ideas over the book very easily. In a minute or two, you can also use a star or check mark system for how important an idea is. So if you find something that's useful, it might be one star or one check mark. If you find a really new idea that you want to take action on and incorporate into your life, that's very important. You might be putting two or three stars or two or three check marks on that idea. Taking notes. You will be able to review the book in 20 minutes, probably less, and get all the important information. I suggest that each month you go back and review the books that you've read that month to get a refresh of the important information. This is a great way to go back and just remember kind of angry in the information. The important stuff that you want toe pull out of a book. Another great exercise is making Elektronik summary to really dive into the information and access it at any time. So making a quick summary a few paragraphs to a page. Elektronik Lee. It's really going to help you in green that information by having to condense it and think about it, and you also have access to it at any time, and you can share it with other people. 18. One Simple Trick to Read 2x Faster: Now I'll show you one simple trick to reading twice as fast, And the trick is, use a pen or straw to double your reading speed by helping your eyes stay focused in a continuous line. So pick up a pen. Pick up a straw. Sometimes the straws nicest, is a little bit later and just use it while you're reading to guide your eyes line by line , you can go in sentences or paragraphs, going bigger strokes. If you're going really quick, and when you read without a guide, your eyes will jump back and forth. It's called regressions, so you're actually re reading what you've already read. Having a pen will allow you to skip jumping back and forth and just read and continuous line and go quicker and more efficiently. Having a pen with you will also be a reminder that you should be keeping notes, so it's always good to have a pen in hand just for the sake of being able to keep notes, but also to use it for reading and reading more effectively. This trick makes reading an active process and keeps you from getting distracted so it's easier to read for longer periods of time, and it will keep you from forgetting things or wanting to go back or jump around. It keeps you moving forward and making sure that you're actually getting through what you want to and pulling out the information. 19. Why We Read Slow: in order to speed read, we need to understand why we read slow. So the first thing is to avoid re reading sections where you were paying attention by getting in the flow, and you want to be prepared for when you're reading in order to get into the flow by not being too hungry, making sure you have proper sleep. It's at a time of day were in your alert and attentive and then also making sure that your focused without distractions. Turn off your notifications. Set a timer If it's useful and only do one thing during that time and that is reading, the next thing will be sub vocalization. This is hearing the words in your head while you're reading. This limits your reading to the speed in which you can speak in your head. So normally most people will audibly say the words in their head while they're reading, and this is gonna limit your speed and slow you down. You want to be able to just look at words, visualize them and then comprehend the meaning without having to audibly speak it inside your head. It's not necessarily normal, and it can take some practice in some time to actually be able to do this with some speed, but it is very possible. Your eyes, while you're reading normally taking pictures of words there will chop up sentences into small fixations of one word or parts of one words. That's where your eyes are focused from one word to the next word. While you're reading, you want a practice taking in groups or chunks of words in one fixation. So instead of just small parts of words or one word at a time, you want to be taking in 345 words at a time while your speed reading the picture on the bottom is, ah, graphic representation of the eye movements of someone while they're reading so you can see they go from left to right, jumping pretty much from word to word. Two words, sometimes even twice on a word. And then they will have regressions where they're going back and re reading a word or two at a time that maybe they weren't paying attention for or they didn't quite understand. This is where the pen comes in handy to make sure you're reading straight across and you're taking in groups of words at a time instead of just one word at a time in order to practice speed reading, there's a lot of different concepts that you can use to increase your reading speed. Ah, great way to do this is to re read parks parts of a book again, or re read a book that you've already read this way you're not too worried about getting the information or finding certain parts of the information. You can just use it as practice to read through the book as quickly as possible and learn some of these techniques. That being said, I've put spirited reading near the bottom of this course simply because it's much better to be effective than efficient. So speed reading is very efficient, although it's better to be effective by doing the scanning and skipping and only reading information that's actually important. Ultimately, you need to understand what you're reading, So if you're just cruising through a book really fast on not really understanding or remembering it, then this is counter productive 20. The Secret to Being in the Top 1 Percent: lastly, in this course, I want to share with you the secret to being in the top 1%. Brian Tracy, ah, personal development speaker, who has authored over 70 books, said, If you read only one book per month, that will put you in the top 1% of income earners in our society. But if you read one book per week 50 books per year, that will make you one of the best educated, smartest, most capable and highest paid people in your field, regular reading will transform your life completely. Regular reading is about making your life better with the knowledge you gain, as well as the habits and intelligence you develop through continual learning. The purpose of this course and my main reason for putting it together was to help elevate your life in the same way that this information elevated mine by learning and growing. We have a direct effect on the people around us and the world as a whole. By growing yourself, you have an impact on the people around you, your family, your friends and your colleagues, these people than impact your city that impacts your country, which then impacts the world all change, therefore starts at the personal level. I hope this course has brought you a lot of value and a lot of insight. If this course has made an impact on your life, please refer this course to a friend Cole eager family member who you think will benefit from it as well. You can email me at boost your life course at gmail dot com to receive a special promotion of 35% off for them. Also, feel free to reach out and let me know what you think about the course or what your favorite books are. I want to thank you personally so much for taking this course and congratulations on completing it. But wait, that's not all. Check out the bonus videos for even more value on your learning journey. 21. Bonus 20 Books to Boost Your Life (1-10): The first bonus is my top 20 book recommendations to boost your life. So is there 20 great books to get started with if you have not already read them? I first want to be rich. Dad. Poor Dad, by Robert Kiyosaki is was a great book because it shows the difference that the rich view money as opposed to the way the poor view money. Next to be thinking Grow rich by Napoleon Hill. So that shows the way that you think determines your position in life and your vibrations matter as what you attract into your life. Next is the 80 20 principle, which have already outlined by Richard Kash. Wonderful book. Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins This isn't all around his personal development ways to really make yourself into a giant and whatever feel that you're looking for and just grow so rapidly. Next we have The Gold Giver by Bob Berg and David Man. It's a great little book very quick, and it just goes into the power of being able to give, and when you have the intent of giving, your life is transformed. Next is the E Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber this book is about your franchise prototype if you're creating a business, how to create a business system so that your business works without you next to seven Habits of Highly Effective People By Steven Covey. So this is a great book. Teoh. How to be effective habits to get a lot of things done without taking up a ton of time. Then we have how to win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie. So this is kind of an elementary book, but it's very easy ideas in ways to just create friends and influence people. Then we have as a man thinketh by James Allen. So this goes deep on your mindset and ways of thinking. Next has never split the difference by Chris Voss. So whatever you're doing in life, there's gonna be times when you need to negotiate. This book is the best book that I found on negotiation. It's by an FBI negotiator, Chris Voss, and some of the techniques that they developed in order to negotiate with terrorists or bank robbers. Different people of this type 22. Bonus 20 Books to Boost Your Life (11-20): then. From there we have the One thing by Gary Keller with J. Poppa son And this is a great book because it shows you the power of just working on one thing, doing one thing at a time and put in your time and energy into that great book on Focus. Next, we have the power of now with Eckart Tolle. So this is a book that goes into sort of the power of of living in the moment, not being getting too anxious or worrying about the future. Different ways of mindfulness and meditation. Then, from there we have peace is every step. So this is some of the similar kind of ideas to the power of now another great little book that's fairly quick, and it just leaves you feeling, Ah, sense of peace and ah kind of centeredness. Then we have Shoe Dog by Phil Knight. Wonderful story by the Creator, the founder of Nike and his story of how he started the company and grew it into the mega brand that it is today. Then we have the four hour workweek by Timothy Ferriss. So this is a great book on the new rich that people that value their time on their ability to travel over getting super rich but setting up those systems so that they don't have to work very much and can enjoy that freedom. Good to great. But James Colon is a book for big business, and it goes into the reasons that you know a good business can move to being a great business, and it talks about the Level five leader so the type of leader that can run a really great business. Then we have fact, fullness, my hands, Rose Ling and this book is great because it shows the actual, uh, like types of things that are actually going on in the world. Whereas there's a lot of doom and gloom on the news. And sometimes we think the world is is getting worse when in fact these statistics and the information shows that the world is becoming much better every day and things have improved vastly for so many humans. It's a great book on actually what's happening in the world. Then I have the Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, and this is a good story. It has very basic personal development concepts and puts it into an easy story format highly suggest you pick it up small, quick read, but very, very powerful. Then we have the longevity diet by vaulter. Long ago, this book might not be for everybody. But if you're interested in how you know you can cure and fight disease or not even get disease with the diet that you have, it really shows the statistics and the information, the research of how some cultures and some people live much longer than others. And a lot of it has to do with what they eat. Finally, I have the How Shall Prosper by Daniel Lapin. This is a wonderful book because it goes into the teachings of the Jewish teachings of Rabbi Daniel Lapin and just some of the ways that they think about money and life and how you can prosper in your life. 23. Bonus 2 How to Easily Read More Books: in bonus number two, we're gonna learn how you can easily read even more books in no time. Read even more by using travel time You're walking, you're exercising, cleaning to read audiobooks. So you ca NBI reading audiobooks listening to audiobooks while you're driving, flying, taking a taxi anytime. We've got some spare time and you can also be learning at the same time you want to be picking books that are story based, mindset focused or biographies. These kind of books will take you longer to read anyway, so you may as well be listening to them. Also, books you want to re read many times If you got a really fun favorite book that you know what you're gonna want to listen to a lot of times or read a lot of times, get the audiobook version so that you can go through it any time you like. You can also speed up the audio to one and 1/4 times 1.5 times or even double speed. Uh, so this will help you get through a book even quicker by speeding up the audio. It might sound a little bit strange at first, but Once you get accustom to it, it will become normal. In order to take notes, you'll have to use a phone or a notebook laptop that you have next to you or purchase the physical book and then right in that book with the coordinating points from the audio. If you're driving or unable to write notes, you can repeat the important points out loud to yourself. This will help you remember it on, and then you can write it down later. If it's very important, you can stop the audio. Or remember the time stamp of when that point was made in the audio and take a screenshot, or just remember the point s so that you don't forget it later. You can also find audiobooks or summaries of books, usually for free on YouTube. So that's a great resource if you're looking to pick up some audio books 24. Bonus 3 Tips Tricks & FAQs: bonus number three tips, tricks and frequently asked questions. Where and when you read matters the most in the zone active reading environment will be sitting at a desk on a chair with a notebook. So in office setting will be the most conducive to being able to do some deep focused work and deep focus. Study places like you know, sitting on the couch, reading in bed or reading outside these types of environments, we more relaxed. Generally, you'll be less focused and you'll get less out of your reading time using up to keep your reading organized. You can create reading lists, find books, check out reviews and connect with other readers. The app that I use is called Good reads. You can connect with me there. My name is Derrick Isaac, and we can share the books that were reading books Say you've already read. You can also set your reading goal for the year, and the APP will keep track of your progress and show you how you're doing. A question I often get asked is, Should I buy or borrow books? So investing in your own education is the best investment you can make? You'll always be investing with your time, although how you invest with your money is up to you. If you're doing a lot of travelling or you have a tight budget and you don't have a lot of money to spend on lots of books, you can get books from the library. Most books are available here, although you will need to make sure that you have a laptop or a notebook in order to keep notes on the books that you're reading. That being said, buying the book is obviously the most advantageous because you can actually own it and use it whenever you want, as well as write in the book and take all your different notes. Another question I often get asked is E readers. Are they any good to use one? I have any reader. They're great for traveling, although the paper is preferred because you can quickly foot back and forth. It's also easier to view the structure of information in a physical book as well as take No , it's directly in the book, although it doesn't make sense if you're travelling or moving around a lot to be taking hundreds of books with you, so E readers are great for that purpose. Some books, like storybooks, are also good to be able to read in any reader. 25. SkillShare Outro: Congratulations on completing this course. You've done something that most people don't, which is complete something that started. So I want to congratulate you. Thank you for doing this course. I know that you got a lot of great information. Reading has been instrumental in my success and my life. And it continues to open up new ideas and new doors for me every day. I'm Derek Isaac, I am course creator. I'm also success coach. So business success coach. I've got a lot of great information that I put out on my Facebook group. So if you're an entrepreneur and you want to learn more about reading books, about growing your business, becoming an entrepreneur. Growing as an entrepreneur than make sure to check out my Facebook group. It's called Ride, which is results and impact driven entrepreneurs. There's a link in the About section down below here somewhere, click the About section. There should be a quick Here button. Or you can go to my profile, my teacher profile on skill share, and click the little Facebook icon and that'll bring you to the group, get connected with the group, get connected with the community. All the best to you. I hope you got a lot of great, awesome information. Feel free to leave a review if you've found something really useful or there's something that you wish I would have improved on with the course or some extra information, right? Or review. Let me know what's happening. And what you'd like to see. Next is an awesome quote by Winston Churchill. Really great quote just to wrap everything up. Thank you again. And here's to your abundance, your success, and the expansion of your love. 26. Winston Churchill Quote: Ah, leave us in parting words by Winston Churchill, who was instrumental in creating the world we enjoy today, he said. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.