Q1 Why ?
Answer – According to the academy of medical science just a 10% improvement in memory will result in significantly better SATS , A levels , College admission and Degree performance .
Q2 The Digit Span it’s just remembering telephone numbers right ?
Answer – The numbers are a proxy .
Q3 I could score double 10 easily but I get bored I get distracted
Answer – Prove it , How good are you at fighting boredom and blocking out distration while maintaining FOCUS .
Q4 My memory is not the problem?
Answer – If your working memory is exceptional what has been holding you back!
Q5 My memory is great ?
Answer – A curate’s egg is good in places . Ask yourself can you remember instructions and directions . Do you ever walk into a room and forgot why . Have you ever read a textbook or listened to a lecture zoned out and had to start over .
Q6 The digit span is a terrible game
Answer – It’s not a game, it’s a trainer .
Q7 No exam, no certificates ?
Answer – It’s a practice
Q8 I can’t do this ?
Answer – Don’t over intellectualize .
Q9 No really, I can’t do this I can’t visualise anything ?
Answer- Mastering the visual spatial sketch pad takes practice .
Q10 I understand, I get it, I don’t actually have to score double 10 on the DS do I ?
Answer – Yes , Saying is not doing .
Q11 I just need to learn how to listen right ?
Answer – Studies have shown after 3 days detailed recall slips to around 10% .Recall increases to over 60%, only when you see or imagine . Source John Medina Source Alan Paivio [The Picture Superiority Effect ].
Q12 – I don’t have the time
Answer – Sure you do : Within hours information will stop fading . You will gain the ability to switch your focus and concentration on and off .
Q13 I am not interested in testing well ?
Answer – Beating the digit span is not a trick, you are learning to learn more efficiently. That saves you time in the long run .
Q14 This is like a diet right . Once you stop the pounds pile back on and you are back to step one
Answer – No. After 12 days an aptitude will be ingrained .
Q15 Will have superpowers like Rain Man ?
Answer – Answer this question . You have just learned to ride a bike . If you then turned up at the olympics would you expect to win cycling track gold .
Q16 I don’t get it ?
Answer – The Football Analogy . The type where you use your foot to kick a ball not the other type [american hand oval] . You need to quickly get the ball under control redistribute and move on . To make it in football you need a great first touch . To survive your education to get and keep a great job you need a great working memory .
Q17 Smart drugs are better right ?
Answer – No . Given clinical library like conditions, smart drugs are crushed . Smart drugs real usp is that they prepare your mind to put a shift in . Hard work pays off .
Q18 I already have a great memory for numbers
Answer – Once you master the visual spatial sketch pad . Your days of cramming are over . You can recall anything you want . In any order you want . Over any much longer time frames .
Q19 When do I learn to card count ?
Answer – Never , it takes too long . With us you are not going to learn how to remember names and faces or decks of card. You are still going to get lost and forgot where you left your keys .
Q20 I have tried everything I simply don’t have the dicipline ?
Answer – NO DICIPLINE required.
Albert Einstein would often get lost in his own neighborhood. He would then resort to knocking on neighbors’ doors. On more than one occasion the police had to direct him back to his home
We understand that you can’t radically change a persona , you should not change , if you are absent minded and disorganized then that is who you are.
Q21 I have seen people count into decks of cards inside 2 minutes and remember them all I could never do that ?
Answer – maybe ,maybe not but you can learn to rank inside the top 1 percent of the population when it comes to functional working memory .
Q22 This is working but nobody likes me anymore , everyone wants to put me back in my box ?
Answer – You have outgrown your environment . You need to get out of dodge
Q23 This is the internet everything is free you just have to know where to look
Answer – Nothing is really free on the internet
Q24 I could do this myself ?
Answer – Go for it , Reinvent the wheel .
Q25 This is just a memory Course right ?
Answer – There is nothing wrong with memory courses but we are much more. How you internalize and store information is really really important
Q26 Expanding on Q25 ?
Answer – Higher order thinking skills depend on memory.We provide a grounding in how to think through the M:O:A:T framework.
27 Will I ever use what I have learnt?
Answer – If you are lucky enough to have a job or occupation that requires you to learn new skills, new information, then the answer is every single day .
Q28 This is slow… right ?
Answer . Speed is over rated / There is nothing wrong with slowing down and thinking. Over the medium and longer time frames. you will be saving yourself a huge amount of time by buliding on solid foundations .
Q 29 Attention
Answer – Learning to turn off an inner monologue is the key to directing attention
Q 30 Presentations ?
Answer – Your message needs to be concise , simple and direct. Rather than learn your lines impose a clear structure and learn that .
Q31 I want to think like Einstein ?
Answer – Language should not be the only thinking tool in your mental toolbox . If you want to think differently you have to think differently .
Q32 I trust the government knows what it’s doing ?
Answer – Really ,,,, our system is flawed . If only we were all medium in a size 8. Life would be simpler.
Q33 Your course is not that visual
Answer Our free course is text based for assessment reasons – that is how the world is .
Q34 I feel stupid doing this ?
Answer – There is no future in looking the part and failing .
The main barrier to new learning is emotional not intellectual – nobody likes to feel stupid . Your first job . A company director wrestling with new technology or a 20 stone marine . The state of being grossly incompetent and knowing it is still a humbling experience . The only thing worse is knowing that this state of affairs can never change !
Q35 Expertise takes 10000 hours so what is the point of starting anything new ?
Answer It takes 10000 Hours to become an expert but….according to research it only takes 20 hours or 45 minutes dedicated and productive practice each day for 1 month to get really good at something . Perfect is the enemy of better