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[PODCAST] #413: The Principles of Learning Anything – Part 3 – Mastering the Basics

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 #3: The Basics Essentially related to the principles of technique and efficiency is mastery of the basics – the fundamentals – of any discipline is mastering the discipline. Roger Federer isn’t doing backflips and advanced techniques on the tennis court; he does basic, textbook shots, and they are executed at an extremely high level. See More Show Notes Here 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: ...

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[VIDEO] #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 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 Support School ...

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[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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[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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[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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[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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[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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[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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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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[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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[PODCAST] #408: A Better World Starts With A Clean Bedroom

SSP Productivity Month! Jake Desyllas from The Voluntary Life is back to discuss the process of upgrading and maintaining positive habits. Covered: - habits may seem trivial, but the are the most important part of a productivity system - two approaches to change: slow and steady vs. New Year's resolution - triggers for activating habits vs. friction against habits - How do we do it? morning routine, 7 Weeks (Android app), Jake uses Way of Life (iOS) - no matter what else is going on, do the simple things; even though these seemingly minor habits are the first thing that fall by the wayside when we're really busy - Jake: "Habits dramatically reduce the amount of willpower and brainpower required ...

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[PODCAST] #407: Advanced Productivity Tools – The Secret Weapons of A Lifestyle Entrepreneur

SSP Productivity Month! My guest is Kevin Geary, founder of SixFigureGrind.com . Kevin is a busy lifestyle entrepreneur, writer, husband and father. Impressed with his levels of productivity and success, I originally added him to the guest roster for SSP Productivity Month to explore a "day in the life of Kevin." However, we spent most of this conversation focusing on Kevin's tools and strategies - it's a highly valuable conversation for aspiring entrepreneurs. Tools & Apps: - GMAIL (web + IOS) Labeling system All email addresses routed to same place - Google Calendar (web + IOS) Keep track of appointments + automated reminders - Way of Life (IOS) Secret weapon for making sure key behaviors are accomplished/avoided in specific patterns. ...

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[PODCAST] #406: Time Mastery – A Conversation With Kevin Kruse

SSP Productivity Month! Kevin Kruse is the New York Times bestselling author of 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management: The Productivity Habits of 7 Billionaires, 13 Olympic Athletes, 29 Straight-A Students, and 239 Entrepreneurs. The book is the product of interviews with and research on over 250 highly productive and successful people including Mark Cuban, Kevin Harrington, James Altucher, John Lee Dumas, Pat Flynn, Grant Cardone, and Lewis Howes. Kevin is also a successful serial entrepreneur and a columnist for Forbes. He joins me to discuss what he says is an extremely powerful productivity tool. And it's one I left behind long ago: the calendar. Covered: - 1440 minutes in a day - the Pomodoro Technique; work sprints ...

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[PODCAST] #405: Time Freedom – A Conversation With A World-Traveling Entrepreneur

SSP Productivity Month! Kevin Koskella from FreedomLovin.com joins me to discuss short cuts and "smart cuts" for better time management, and ultimately more time freedom. In this conversation Kevin shares his experiences with and lessons from being a world-traveling author and entrepreneur. Covered: - Maintaining routines and getting work done while traveling - Outsourcing the urgent but not important work - Apprehension about outsourcing - Making more of mundane activities - Time Quantification - Kevin's time saving tools - Lifestyle balance This month SSP has partnered with FEE, the Foundation For Economic Education. Are you between the ages of 14-26? Are you interested in Entrepreneurship? Learn More about FEE's seminars here. New Subscriber Geography Trivia Today's Show is also brought ...

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[PODCAST] #404: Brett’s Complete Guide To Evernote with GTD – Tutorial

SSP Productivity Month! After spending the first half of the month looking at the bigger picture, we'll down focus down to examine specific tools and strategies. This presentation is a response to numerous listener questions and requests related to the integration of Evernote with David Allen's Getting Things Done productivity methods. Drew Sample of TheSampleHour.com joins me for this tutorial. Video Time Codes - 00:00-10:00 - Problems we'll address, how to set up Evernote 10:00-12:00 - Web Clipper Plug-In 12:00-19:00 - GTD, Input-Process-Output, Vertical and Horizontal Views of Life 19:00-22:00 - Setting up Notebooks and Notebook Stacks in Evernote 22:00-28:30 - The "In" Box and Folders - Collection, Identification, Organization 28:30-34:00 - Evernote Customization, Next Actions 34:00-42:30 - Creating and ...

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[PODCAST] #403: The Next Level – Horizons of Focus

SSP Productivity Month! Jake Desyllas from The Voluntary Life joins me to expand upon the two previous shows about goals. In this conversation we explore how to identify visions and purpose in life, and we discuss how goals, projects and even next actions fit into that picture. The concept of "horizons of focus" originally came from David Allen's book Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity. GTD provides a series of tools for getting control over your productive life. And once we have some control, we are able to gain perspective. Covered: This month SSP has partnered with FEE, the Foundation For Economic Education. Are you between the ages of 14-26? Are you interested in Entrepreneurship? Learn More about ...

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[PODCAST] #402: Setting and Achieving Goals (2 of 2) – Ten Tips For Success In 2016

SSP Productivity Month! Nathan Fraser from Anarcho-Preneur Podcast joins me to discuss how to set and accomplish our goals. This show covers specific tips and strategies. The last show focused on obstacles. Covered: -the difference between a dream and a goal -the comfort zone -overwhelm -specificity -capturing goals -reviewing goals -how goals become actions -mentors and accountability partners -share your goals selectively -the benefits of mistakes This month SSP has partnered with FEE, the Foundation For Economic Education. Learn More about FEE's seminars here. Today's Show is also brought to you by Chris H. from Pittsburgh, PA. Thanks Chris for your contribution to SSP! Bumper Music: Lupe Fiasco - "Till I Get There" Look Closer: Anarcho-Preneur Podcast - http://livefreefm.com/index.php?podcast=153 The ...

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[PODCAST] #401: Setting and Achieving Goals (1 of 2) – Attitudes, Obstacles and Mistakes

SSP Productivity Month! 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. All episodes this are intended as reviews, updates and expansions on our 2013 series Presence and Productivity. Click here to view those episodes. 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 This month SSP has partnered with FEE, the Foundation For Economic Education. Are you between the ages of 14-26? Are ...

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[PODCAST] #400: School Sucks 4.0 – Orientation

What is School Sucks 4.0? Was there a 3.0? A 2.0, etc...? All your questions will be answered in this terrific episode. This month SSP has partnered with FEE, the Foundation For Economic Education. Are you between the ages of 14-26? Are you interested in Entrepreneurship? Learn More about FEE's seminars here. Today's Show is also brought to you by Raymond M. from Kingsbury, TX. Thanks Raymond for your contribution to SSP! Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Your continued support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering this message. This subscription also grants ...

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[PODCAST] #399: Podcastmasters’ Liberty Masterclass – James Bond, Social Injustice Warrior?

Our longest podcast ever. Osborne, Gardner and Brett head to the cinema to watch the new James Bond movie, Spectre. They then return to the School Sucks studio where they merge a third podcast into the Mastery for the first time. Welcome Andrew from Puke and the Gang. Syllabus: (0:01:18-0:19:30) INTRODUCTION: The British Infiltration of America, Dating Back To The Rhodes Roundtable Groups (0:19:30-0:56:19) LIVE SEGMENT 1: Who Is James Bond? How And Why Has He Changed? Bond's Manliness? How Does Dr. Who Fit In? (0:56:27-1:35:55) INTERLUDE 1: Who Was Ian Fleming? What Is the British Security Coordination? (1:35:55-2:25:30) LIVE SEGMENT 2: Social Justice and Political Messeges In British Entertainment. How Does Dr. Who Fit In Again? (2:25:42-2:49:28) INTERLUDE 2: ...

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[CHRISTMAS BONUS] #398: Behind the Scenes With Thaddeus Russell

Recorded January 25th, 2014. Some selections from a recent Skype planning session with historian and author, Thaddeus Russell. Next week, we will start a history series largely based on his book, A Renegade History of the United States. Most of this audio is conversation about the "Progressive" control over schooling and society. Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Your continued support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering this message. This subscription also grants you access to the A/V Club, a bonus content section with 200+ hours of exclusive audio and video. If ...

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[CHRISTMAS BONUS] #397: Bulletproof?

(Pre-Show 1-3-14) Osborne and Brett discuss... 30-minute orgasms? - Is Dave Asprey an internet troll? - dental care tips - Average Richard calls to discuss chastity - Brett will host Free Talk Live Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Your continued support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering this message. This subscription also grants you access to the A/V Club, a bonus content section with 200+ hours of exclusive audio and video. If you are a regular consumer of our media, please consider making a monthly commitment by selecting the best option ...

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[CHRISTMAS BONUS] #396: UFOs and Other Rabbit Holes

(After School Sucks Special 3-21-13) The follow-up to our learning theories discussion. We talk about the The Joe Rogen Experience, lost learning opportunities, connectivism, government secrecy and security clearance, intelligence, the grooming of Obama, UFOs, Majestic 12, and Project Disclosure. Bill the teacher calls from New Jersey, Free Talk Live Related PostsPre-Show 9-13-1286Show prep and 9/11 talk.Tags: talk, a/vAfter School Sucks Special (MP3) 8-30-1286-The Political Debate Contract -Iron Sky and Nazi Talk!Tags: talk, sucks, special, mp, school, a/vAfter School Sucks Special 8-2-1386Fielding questions from the chat...Tags: sucks, special, school, a/vPre-Show 7-26-1285The line of obedience.Tags: a/vHacky Sack 8-24-1385Tags: a/v

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[CHRISTMAS BONUS] #395: Trump Stamp

(Six-travaganza Marathon Show Final Segment, August 5th, 2015) With Davi Barker, MK Lords and Carlos Morales. Davi got a job teaching art - Libertarian musical comedy and evaluating art - what is going to happen with Trump? - dolphin stuff - early internet experiences - ufos and conspiracies - Pentecostal church snake-handling scams Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Your continued support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering this message. This subscription also grants you access to the A/V Club, a bonus content section with 200+ hours of exclusive audio and video. ...

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[CHRISTMAS BONUS] #394: Podcast- Masters’ Prep – Should We Cover the 2016 Election?

In a preparatory session, Osborne, Gardner and I discuss the ifs, whens, whys and hows of covering the 2016 presidential election. In the end, we decide it's a good idea and that we should be as sensationalist as possible. Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Your continued support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering this message. This subscription also grants you access to the A/V Club, a bonus content section with 200+ hours of exclusive audio and video. If you are a regular consumer of our media, please consider making a monthly ...

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