Rule 30 seconds
• Rule 30 seconds
Robin Scott - social scientist and entrepreneur. For his entire life, she re-read an infinite number of motivational books and tried out most of the recommendations contained in them, but for the most part they are to no avail.
But once she got a simple advice that has changed a lot in her life. We publish a methodology that helps you better absorb the information and store it.
- This advice is given once an elderly gentleman to his grandson, who is now in its fifth decade. Today, this man - the gray eminence of the business world - one of the most interesting people I have ever met. He helped develop the device that is now marketed under well-known brands. Today, it only works when he feels that he has something to offer to others. Sometimes, when he is interested enough, he wrote speeches for leaders of the world's largest companies and politicians, his words are estimated six figures. Among his friends the most influential people of the planet - from businessmen and politicians to actors and other members of the art.
The first time I met him for coffee at his house, during the discussion of the strategy of one political nonprofit organizations in Africa. At the table there was a lively discussion. The owner of the house, making coffee, almost did not say anything. But on the few occasions when he joined the conversation, his short question or comment invariably refined exactly what was really important, sweeping away unnecessary disputes, contaminating discussion. It was a real skill - how to watch the conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, resulting in a form of a student orchestra from a small town. So when he shared with me tips, best I have ever received, I was all attention.
If you can only do one thing, do it
He was a boy and was just going to high school. His grandfather, addressing grandson, said the following:
"Spend thirty seconds after each lecture, a meeting, or any other important experience - no more, no less - and write down the most important points." "If you will always do so - said his grandfather - then this alone, without any repetition will help you all to remember and learn."
Grandfather's advice was not wasted. Our hero used it in all its activities and undertakings, and he still had plenty of time to experience life to the fullest. Later, he shared this advice with his sons, who also excelled.
I tried out this method for several months. And that's what I found out:
- This is not a summary. I do not think that if during meetings konspektiruete you, you are spared from having thirty-second generalization. This experience is quite different from the usual records you are doing, not to forget the important points. Rather, it is the interpretation set by the priorities and decisions.
- It's tough. Decide what is most important, really hard. It's easy to tell yourself that you already remember everything, to find an excuse to avoid this short sprint of brain, a kind of hundred meters to your brain.
- Details - it's a trap. We often think that the alleged remember everything. And we can hardly bring myself to weed out unnecessary details, to identify precisely those points that really matter. The path to perfection is through art to remove excess.
- You must act quickly. After a couple of hours you will be able to recall facts, but miss the nuances. Without them you can make a mistake, determine what is truly important. This may be the tone of voice of your interlocutor, or, at first glance, the simple assumption that sparked in you a spark, or the shadow of someone else's ideas influence your thinking.
- You learn to listen better and better to ask questions. Once you train yourself to rule thirty seconds, you can better concentrate on the subject of conversation or discussion. This is similar to the ability to identify pure melody in the cacophony. So how do you begin to listen with great attention, you are asking the right questions, that really lead to the right answers, which makes your thirty-second overview of the more useful.
- You are able to help others more. Since the Thirty-generalization helps you capture the essence of you it becomes clear that it is important to other people. This rule will help you understand your opponent's point of view and combine your interests. It does not surprise me when I interviewed various people involved in charity work, I was struck by the fact that many of them unknowingly used the technique thirty-second review, in order to concentrate on the question of how to make their aid more effective.
- With experience it becomes easy. Each time, you become a little easier to isolate the most important, you will find it more useful and even start to enjoy the process of separating the grain from the chaff.