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My PAO Table and PAO Flashcards

Below you will find the PAO Table and PAO Flashcards that I used to help me get started with the Person-Action-Object memory system. I hope you find it useful, too. Previous Next Memory Speed Reading Focus Unlimited Learning Join Conrad Andrews on Facebook to get updates on the latest techniques in learning.  Join on Facebook

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Strategies to Improve Concentration

Five Simple Strategies to Improve Concentration Right Now

Use these five simple strategies to improve concentration. Concentration is best defined as the ability to control one’s attention. It is how we direct attention to a specific subject. Sometimes it isn’t easy to give something our full attention because we think about other things while working. This is especially true while reading. Other times, our attention is split between various tasks as we try to multitask. Let’s consider a few quick fixes to help us concentrate right now. Decide to Concentrate Sometimes all it takes is a loud thought. By that, I mean put on your sternest inner voice,

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Myth of Multitasking

The Myth of Multitasking

I remember when multitasking was a term used for new computers that could do multiple things at once. The Commodore Amiga was the first commercially successful computer to bring this technology to market. Microsoft introduced it as a feature with Windows ’95, and finally, Apple adopted it in Mac OS X. The word “multitasking” soon leaked into the mainstream. The myth that people could multitask was born. There wasn’t any concrete evidence to support the idea that people could multitask like computers. Regardless, everyone believed that our brains were just like computers and we could. Debunking the Myth of Multitasking

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Joyful story the monk

A Joyful Story: The Monk

Here is my Joyful Story: Shortly after becoming a successful CEO, I realized I had completed most of the goals I set out to achieve. I had success, money, and status — but I still wasn’t happy. In fact, I found that I was more miserable than I had ever been before. It didn’t make sense to me. I always put off my own happiness, thinking that the payoff would be even greater in the end. It wasn’t true. Disillusioned with life, I went to the Pha That Luang temple in Laos. There, I hoped to find clarity on what

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Joyful Story the Balloons

A Joyful Story: The Balloons

Here is my Joyful Story: Not long ago, I attended a seminar on strategies to introduce new clients to basic financial planning. I’ve been to several of these seminars before. So, when I was greeted at the door by someone holding a balloon in my face, I wasn’t surprised that there was going to be a gimmick. I sighed as I followed the instructions to write my name on the balloon in marker. When the doors to the auditorium opened, the speaker instructed us to find the balloon with our names written on it. Over fifty people became increasingly frustrated

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Joyful A Novel 1-4

Joyful! A Novel 1.4

The doctor’s appointment was then, and this is now. Which, quite honestly, could be going better. The goddamn drive-thru at DeLuck’s Burger has been under construction for nearly a month. Usually, I’d go to another drive-thru, but for whatever reason, I’m craving a burger from this place, the home of the Golden Arch. A single golden arch, which according to the owners of DeLuck’s, is cleared from any trademark infringement. While waiting in line, sapid grease lingering in the air settled and danced on my taste buds. I couldn’t have been more thankful as it chased away the remnants of

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