If knowledge is power, learning is a superpower.
But it’s a superpower we were never taught how to master.
Think about it: most of us spend at least 12 years of our lives in school. But while school is a great way to learn what to learn, it doesn’t teach you how to learn.
After suffering a traumatic brain injury at 5 years old, I struggled to remember and focus and even learned to read 3 years after everyone else. But I survived school because I learned how to game the system. I realized that schools test more for memorization rather than understanding. So I got really good at regurgitating information – but I couldn’t explain that information to you.
The problem is that our educational system is sorely outdated. When the American education system was first standardized in the 19th century, it was modeled after factories and assembly lines. Children received their education in batches based on their date of manufacture, AKA their date of birth. Things haven’t changed much since.
They say if Benjamin Franklin were alive today, our schools would be the only thing he’d recognize. We have spaceships and electric cars, but our educational vehicle of choice is the horse and buggy.
But there’s good news. You already possess one of the most powerful resources available: your brain.
What if you could focus more, stress less, and sleep better? What if you were able to sift through information overload and pay attention only to the things that matter? What if you always made great decisions and easily solved problems? What if you didn’t have to reach for your phone every time you needed to calculate the tip?
Imagine how much easier your life would be if all the above were true. Now, imagine it were true of everybody in the world. What would that world be like? How amazing would it be?
That world is within our reach. It starts with all of us learning how to master our brains – and I can show you how.
“I’m not special. I didn’t naturally have these superpowers. They were learned. And if I can learn them, anyone can learn them—regardless of age, background or education.”