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Aug 17

Small Circles: The Theory of Efficient Mastery

  One of the recent books that I’ve read was Josh Waitzkin’s The Art of Learning. In it, there was a section on small circles. It’s a simple theory. The focus is on mastering simple subsets of a discipline in order to make the rest less complex. One example of how he applied that concept …

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Aug 17

The Fine Line between Teaching and Learning

To be an effective teacher requires more than just the simple regurgitation of knowledge. You have to take what you’ve learned, process it, and then articulate it in a form that can be easily understood by your audience. The challenge lies in the fact that the skill levels of your audience can vary significantly from …

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Jul 23

Embrace the Process

It’s time to believe that you are in the process of becoming great. The key word there is process because every day there is the opportunity to move forward or backward. No other option exists. If you have the mindset that nothing stays the same and everything is always changing, it becomes easier to not …

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May 20

The Benefits of Competition

There are three primary benefits to competing: It will improve your ability to persevere in adverse situations. It will help you focus your attention on weaknesses. It will improve your training by giving you short term goals to focus on. Not once did I mention anything about medals or fame because such things are fleeting. Instead …

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