Learn in 20 Hours

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The First 20 Hours

How to learn anything… fast!

by Josh Kaufman

A practitioner’s guide to rapid skill acquisition.
Accelerate your learning by deconstructing complex skills, practicing the most important elements first, and removing barriers to deliberate practice.
What do you want to learn?

The major barrier to skill acquisition is emotional not intellectual.

4 simple steps:

  1. Deconstruct the skill
    • Decide exactly what you want to be able to do when you’re done.
    • Break the skill down into smaller pieces.
    • Identify the most important things (the parts that would actually help you get to what you want).
    • Then practice the most important things first.
  2. Learn enough to self-correct
    • Get 3–5 resources about what you want to learn (books, videos, courses…).
    • But do NOT procrastinate on these!
    • Learn just enough to:
    • actually practice,
    • notice when you’re making a mistake,
    • self-correct as you practice.
  3. Remove practice barriers
    • Any possible distractions (TV, Internet, cooking…).
    • Anything that can get in the way of you sitting down and doing the work.
  4. Practice at least 20 hours
    • At the beginning, we feel stupid as grossly incompetent and knowing it. And we don’t like to feel stupid.
    • Stick with the practice long enough to pass the “frustration barrier”.

Accelerated Learning for Accelerated Times

by Tim Ferriss

It covers a basic framework for mastering any skill quickly, including languages, music, dance, and more.
What skill have you put off learning for longest… and why?

How to Achieve Your Most Ambitious Goals

by Stephen Duneier

How you define Stephen Duneier depends on how you came to know him. Some define him as an expert institutional investor, while others know him as a large scale installation artist, avid outdoorsman, professor, decision strategist, coach, business leader, mindfulness extremist, author, speaker, daredevil or Guinness world record holder. In his talk, Stephen explains that what truly defines him aren't titles, but an approach to decision making that transformed him from someone who struggled with simple tasks to a guy who is continuously achieving even his most ambitious dreams.

For thirty years, he has applied cognitive science to investing, business and life. The result has been the turnaround of numerous institutional businesses, career best returns for managers who have adopted his methods, the development of a $1.25 billion dollar hedge fund and a rapidly shrinking bucket list.

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