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February, 2016

  • 19 February

    [PODCAST] #412: The Principles of Learning Anything – Part 2 – Efficiency

    February's Theme: A New Perspective On Self-Education For this entire month I will be joined by Steve Patterson, a home-educated and self-taught Rationalist philosopher, to explore five key principles of learning that are translatable to just about any pursuit. Principle #2: Efficiency Getting from A to B with the least amount of energy, in the most efficient way. Eliminating all unnecessary steps. This is true both physically and mentally. -energy conservation -relaxation -directness Full Video: Check out more at: steve-patterson.com or on Steve's YouTube channel. Support Steve through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/stevepatterson Support Steve with Bitcoin: 1A3oPBkXU156c3NKqWpNdGfTizc8JAgwKZ New Subscriber Geography Trivia Today's Show is brought to you by David B. from Dallas, TX. Thank you David for your contribution to SSP! Please ...

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  • 15 February

    [VIDEO] #411: The Principles of Learning Anything – Part 1 – Technique

    February's Theme: A New Perspective On Self-Education For this entire month I will be joined by Steve Patterson, a home-educated and self-taught Rationalist philosopher, to explore five key principles of learning that are translatable to just about any pursuit. Principle #1: Technique The method in which you accomplish what you’re trying to do. It’s the concrete “how”. - People have heroes, heroes become superhuman, godly – they look up to but never into people - high-level performers simply have better technique than their competition. They are closer to “the right way of doing X” than other people. - Almost everybody does everything incorrectly? - Practice makes perfect? - Steve's self-education in economics? - Credentialing Check out more at: steve-patterson.com or ...

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  • 12 February

    [PODCAST] #411: The Principles of Learning Anything – Part 1 – Technique

    February's Theme: A New Perspective On Self-Education For this entire month I will be joined by Steve Patterson, a home-educated and self-taught Rationalist philosopher, to explore five key principles of learning that are translatable to just about any pursuit. Principle #1: Technique The method in which you accomplish what you’re trying to do. It’s the concrete “how”. - People have heroes, heroes become superhuman, godly – they look up to but never into people - high-level performers simply have better technique than their competition. They are closer to “the right way of doing X” than other people. - Almost everybody does everything incorrectly? - Practice makes perfect? - Steve's self-education in economics? - Credentialing Full Video: Check out more at: ...

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  • 11 February

    [BONUS] What Teaching Taught Me About Learning: Intellectual Aspects

    We can divide the study of learning itself into several aspects: intellectual, psychological, social, physical and metaphysical. This audio is a checklist of intellectual considerations - purpose, methodology, expression, selection, embracing ignorance. One of my favorite infographics:

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  • 8 February

    [VIDEO] #410: The Principles of Learning Anything – Series Introduction

    February's Theme: A New Perspective On Self-Education For this entire month I will be joined by Steve Patterson, a home-educated and self-taught Rationalist philosopher, to explore five key principles of learning that are translatable to just about any pursuit. Today's show is an orientation; Steve discusses his background and his introduction to the world of ideas. Steve: "At the highest levels, the principles of learning blend together. Efficiency, technique, mastery of the basics, relaxation, acceptance of failure - they are universal." Check out more at: steve-patterson.com or on Steve's YouTube channel. Support Steve through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/stevepatterson Support Steve with Bitcoin: 1A3oPBkXU156c3NKqWpNdGfTizc8JAgwKZ New Subscriber Geography Trivia Today's Show is brought to you by Andy K. from Tuscaloosa, AL. Thank you Andy ...

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  • 8 February

    [PODCAST] #410: The Principles of Learning Anything – Series Introduction

    February's Theme: A New Perspective On Self-Education For this entire month I will be joined by Steve Patterson, a home-educated and self-taught Rationalist philosopher, to explore five key principles of learning that are translatable to just about any pursuit. Today's show is an orientation; Steve discusses his background and his introduction to the world of ideas. Steve: "At the highest levels, the principles of learning blend together. Efficiency, technique, mastery of the basics, relaxation, acceptance of failure - they are universal." Full Video: Check out more at: steve-patterson.com or on Steve's YouTube channel. Support Steve through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/stevepatterson Support Steve with Bitcoin: 1A3oPBkXU156c3NKqWpNdGfTizc8JAgwKZ New Subscriber Geography Trivia Today's Show is brought to you by Andy K. from Tuscaloosa, AL. Thank ...

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  • 4 February

    [BONUS] Seven Tips To Prepare Your Brain For Learning

    February's theme is called The Principles of Learning Anything, and this presentation is a primer for the upcoming shows. Reflecting on lessons learned in the last year, I discuss the benefits of and techniques for (1) Capturing and Collecting (2) Improving Focus (3) Escaping the comfort zone (4) Maximizing sleep quality. Plus additional thoughts on diet, exercise and lifestyle balance. HowSleepWorks.com Steve Patterson Kevin Geary's One-Page Complete Guide To Real Food [PODCAST] #352: Six Pillars of achieving a healthy body and mind (with Kevin Geary and Osborne)

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  • 3 February

    [BONUS] Movie Review – We Need To Talk About VII

    (AUDIO - 2 HOURS, 20 MINUTES) I team up with Nick, Andrew, Puke (pukeandthegang.com) and Johnson (freetalklive.com) to discuss Star Wars Episode VII. Eventually some tension builds in the studio, and this become much more than just a movie review. Many layers. Like Episode VII itself. Also covered: Star Wars Prequels - Tom Hardy - just about every sci-fi TV show - what is a "hockey dad" and why do we need him?

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January, 2016

  • 31 January

    SSP Productivity Month! (January 2016)

    All episodes this are intended as reviews, updates and expansions on our 2013 series Presence and Productivity. Covered: -Overcoming self-defeating attitudes -Monetizing a media project -Cultivating and maintaining gratitude -Define goals, milestones, habits, "next actions" -The mistakes we've made with goals -Breaking out of a comfort zone -School's impact on attitudes about goals -The magic of checklists -David Allen's Self-Management Matrix [PODCAST] #401: Setting and Achieving Goals (1 of 2) – Attitudes, Obstacles and Mistakes Nathan Fraser from Anarcho-Preneur Podcast joins me to discuss how to set and accomplish our goals. This is an introduction to a coming discussion about more specific tips and strategies. Click here to view those episodes. [PODCAST] #402: Setting and Achieving Goals (2 of 2) ...

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  • 31 January

    [PODCAST] #409: The Mastermind Alliance

    SSP Productivity Month! We conclude this monthly theme with a roundtable discussion on perhaps one of the most powerful tools of highly successful people for over a century: the mastermind group Participants include Nathan Fraser (Anarcho-Preneur Podcast), Darrell Becker (Voluntary Visions ), Drew Sample (The Sample Hour) and Brett Veinotte (School Sucks). Visit Nathan's Free Market Squad and Get a cheat sheet for today's discussion Covered: 1) Inspired by Napoleon Hill and his books. What did Napoleon Hill have to say about Mastermind Groups? Source: thesuccessalliance.com In his book, “Think and Grow Rich,” he talked about something called a “mastermind alliance.” He goes on to describe a mastermind group as, “A friendly alliance with one or more persons who will ...

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