Elon Musk and Albert Einstein’s tips for learning faster!

November 14, 2017 |

I found this great article yesterday about behaviors that help you learn faster.  It immediately grabbed my attention when I saw the names Elon MuskAlbert Einstein and Richard Feynman.  These are three of the greatest minds and innovators of our time.  So I gave it a read!  And I was very happy to discover that this trifecta of geniuses were teaching the same methodology for learning that I share with my life coaching clients.

Here are a couple of the key points.  NOTE: if you truly apply these attitudes and behaviors to your life you will experience rapid and dynamic changes in the way you feel and the results you produce

Number 1. Enjoy Yourself – Einstein speaks about the importance of having fun when learning.  Our minds are designed to soak up knowledge and keep evolving to become more effective and efficient.  This is best done when you choose to focus on what you enjoy.  Your passions in life are key to happiness.  As a life coach and business coach, I help my clients to understand what makes them tick; how they operate.  From there, we learn about what shapes their reality.  How do you see the world?  And what drives you at your deepest subconscious levels?  These are your passions and your strengths.  When you can clearly identity what makes you happy and you know how to create it in your life; you experience a heightened sense of purpose and a peace of mind.

Number 2. Explain it to a child – I was very pleased to find this on the list.  Feynman teaches us to simplify our knowledge when teaching so it’s easily understood and digested.  I have done this for most of my life, having been in a field where I have spent many years and countless hours either training, speaking or developing courses and lessons for my clients.   I used to think that I was over-simplifying things and at times I felt that I was providing too much information but the truth is that we learn faster and integrate knowledge into our thinking and behaviors more successfully when the steps have been explained to us like a child.  We tend to get an ego about intelligence that sometimes stunts our growth.  By humbling ourselves to learn more information and starting with simple ideas and concepts, allows us to learn faster and have more fun doing so.

Number 3. Think of knowledge as a tree.  Elon Musk explains how he was able to master so many different areas of life in such a short span of time.   From innovating the way we pay for goods and services to revolutionizing the auto industry to moving humanity to Mars; Elon has been in the center of many of the great pursuits our society is aimed to achieve right now.  And his advice to us is to think of knowledge as a tree; meaning that we shouldn’t worry with the leaves until you understand what the root is and how it works.  Understand the environment the tree is surrounded by – the soil etc.  What he is saying is that we need to understand the basics.  The fundamentals of each area of interest so you can correlate what is happening as you journey through new knowledge and change.

Over the past two decades I have continually researched and studied new concepts and methods for life coaching, business coaching, therapy and managing our lives to success.   Each time I noticed that there was a great deal of information that overlapped from one subject to another.  This allowed me to quickly get a foothold on what I was exploring and apply those principles to advance my research.  In life we must do the same.  I like to call this momentum.  And it works best when you apply all three of these principles together.

Happiness and success are different for everyone but the steps to get there and the tools to improve your journey can be the same.  In order to create your happiness or find the right life partner or even build your dream business you need to have a plan.  And the best plans are ones that are designed from your passion with methods that are proven to be fruitful.

If you’re ready to make a big change in your life and you want to see different results; give me a call.  I look forward to helping you become The Ideal You®

Brett Baughman is Professional Life and Business Coach.  He is the creator of The Ideal You® coaching program.  Voted #1 Life Coach in Las Vegas 2015 & 2016

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