No-BS Guide to Lifehacking Studying for High Leverage Skill Set Acquisition
Whether you’re a college student hustling hard to get your degree in engineering or software development or just trying to learn a second language these biohacks and lifehacking tools will optimize your mind, take time off your learning curve and improve your study habits.
I’ll suggest that you start with an in-depth (and amusing) podcast #18 High Leverage Skill Set Acquisition
#18 High Leverage Skill Set Acquisition
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Mind Map Your Future
To instill powerful motivation in your studying, first of all, I’d encourage you to take some time (20–40 minutes) to Mind Map your future. I like the software MindMeister which you can use for free for this. Create a 5 Year Self Determination Flowchart
It’s well said that we often overestimate what we can achieve in a year and underestimate what we can achieve in 5 years.
In 1 year you’ll likely be pretty similar to what you are right now.
It’s also kind of hard to say what your life will be like in 10 years, some people’s lives radically change for the better or worse in 10 years.
However, in half that time your life will likely still have a significant resemblance to what it is now.
I would like you to make optimistic predictions about what your life could look like in 5 years in these areas…
Business or Career
Education and Learning
Family and Friends
Health and Fitness
Relationships & Sex
Travel & Adventure
Where will you live?
What would an average day or week look like?
I want you to strike a balance between your wildest fantasies and a reasonable prediction of how you will be living if you practice your best habits with discipline. Here’s mine
Jonathan in 2022
126.96.36.199. Eat out at organic or vegan restaurants twice weekly 188.8.131.52. 20 minutes 184.108.40.206. Walther PPK 220.127.116.11. AR-15…
Perhaps you can draw some inspiration or ideas from it.
The Best Study Drugs
Study drugs are something that gets a bit overhyped, I’ve tried over a hundred Nootropics and frankly, there’s just a few of them which I actually make much of difference in your study habits and biohacking your capacity to learn faster and better.
Piracetam — The quintessential smart drug that after 10–14 days of dosing consistently improves your long term memory. For many, this is the closest thing to the fictional drug NZT-48 which opens up your long term memory of facts, data and things you read in books years ago. Order Piracetam
Oxiracetam — A none-stimulatory Nootropic that notably enhances will power for 4–6 hours. I can Oxiracetam the discipline molecule because I’m able to stay focused on whatever I should be doing while dosed on it. Order Oxiracetam
Caffeine+L-Theanine — Energizing caffeine and tranquilizing L-Theanine is one of the most loved study drug combinations. You can, of course, alternate drinking coffee and green tea but it only works if you drink high quality coffee. If you can’t afford to drink organic, toxin-free coffee frequently or don’t like coffee you can take a Caffeine+L-Theanine stack.
Modafinil — A hardcore vigilance agent used by militaries and Air Forces. It’s a hardcore promoter of focus and wakefulness. For 8–10 hours it will put you deep in the focus zone and you’ll be very awake. Order Modafinil
Lifehacking Tools for Studying
Brain.FM — Focus is crucial to studying and mastering anything. This is an app that I use every day, it plays cool algorithmic music optimized to improve focus and creativity. There are many places on the Internet where you can find free-focus promoting algorithmic music tracks but I paid full price for a lifetime Brain.FM membership because I knew that if I paid good money for it I would actually use it and the 1–2 hours of deep thought and true productivity that I get daily thanks to Brain.FM makes it one of the best software investments I’ve ever made!
Coach.me — Study habits matter and an unquantified habit is a forgotten one. I’ll suggest you try this seriously addictive habit formation App and social accountability tool. So it leverages your digital narcissism to train you winning habits with scary consistency. I’ve used it too…
- Master a second language
- Learn to salsa dance
- Overcome my approach anxiety
- Write daily
- Practice a daily meditation practice
- Stay sober while practicing ethical hedonism
- Brain training daily for OVER a hundred days straight
Yes. It’s free (and ad-free). It synchronizes beautifully between your Android, iPhone and web browser. This is hands down my most useful lifehacking tool, it’s one of the few pieces of technology that actually makes me MORE productive, consistently. It takes about 30 seconds to Download it.
SuperMemo — This is very clever software that uses an algorithm that uses the spaced-repetition model of memory to predict when you’re going to forget something that you study and it prompts you to review the information that you’re trying to commit to memory at the optimal time for learning efficiency. They have several apps for language learning that are quite good but you could use their flashcard software to learn anything.
A software tool +25 years in research and development to enable limitless knowledge acquisition and retention…
Spritz — Is a super speeding reading tool. That serially flashes words very quickly. It’s not the best way to speed some a book but it can be excellent for reviewing something that you’ve already read. It has a web browser plugin and an android app.
Duolingo — This is the best language learning app that I’ve found or learning Spanish, French, Russian or any number of other languages.
The best free App for learning languages. Doulingo takes you through an exhaustive series of modules and courses…
Evernote — Is probably the best note-taking app for recording your thoughts and to-do lists.
Evernote is the leading cloud based note taking App that Limitless people love! It syncs multi media notes and uber…
Mastery by Robert Greene — This book explores a number of historical cases of mastery and presents a cogent methodology for attaining mastery in a given domain.
Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss — Tim’s 700-page summarization of hundreds of hours of Tim podcast. An exhaustive exploration of lifehacks for optimal skill set acquisition.
The Memory Book — The classic book on memory systems for remembering facts, data, stories, people’s names, etc. The memory systems in it are fun and really do make your memory better.
The Memory Book: The Classic Guide to Improving Your Memory at Work, at School, and at Play
This short book will teach you memory systems to attain a savant-like memory faculty for acquiring new skill sets…
Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! — If you’re a student of science or technology you may enjoy Richard Feynman’s very charming autobiography.
Do you have ADHD?
Many students suffer from this confusing condition, as a young man and high schooler I struggled inside and outside of the classroom because of my ADHD but today I’ve overcome it. This video explains how…
Apps vs OS Philosophy
This podcast is about general personal development but it contains a powerful duality that you need to understand if you want to optimize your capacity to learn effectively and deeply.
Personal Development Demystified: Apps Vs Os
Listen to Personal Development Demystified: Apps vs OS by jroseland for free. Follow jroseland to never miss another…
Stop Being Lazy!
Many students feel like laziness holds them back from being great students. This podcast and article features 17 Lifehacks for Beating Chronic Laziness
Stop Being Lazy! 17 Lifehacks For Beating Chronic Laziness
Listen to Stop Being Lazy! 17 Lifehacks for Beating Chronic Laziness by jroseland for free. Follow jroseland to never…
Playing the Young & Ambitious Card
This podcast may be worth a listen it’s about how to leverage your appeal as a young and ambitious student to network and advance yourself.
#4: Playing The Young & Ambitious Card
http://www.limitlessmindset.com/podcast/162-playing-the-young-ambitious-card.html We will be discussing 13 mindsets and…
The High Leverage Information Diet
You hear a lot of gurus talking this confusing topic of information diet. To learn you need to absorb a lot of information but apparently too much information is a bad thing. In this animated vlog-style manifesto on information I go deep on methods and philosophy for maximal information metabolism.
Diet really matters to studying. The right diet keeps you motivated and focused while the wrong diet or junk food will but your biology through this spike/crash cycle that makes it challenging to learn anything meaningful. If you’re a student you may not have much money to spend on food so I’ll suggest the $1 diet hack of eating raw coconuts.
Sleep really matters. It’s when the things you study get transferred into your long term memory. Apply these sleep hacks…
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