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Acts Of Books: How To Read Faster, Assimilate Better And Retain Smarter by HARDDON: 7:41pm On Sep 16, 2018
An awesome Sunday to all you!

This was first posted on my Dating Drills' thread (https://www.nairaland.com/2893475/dating-drills-guys-only/207#71255541 ) as a privileged info to those who follow me therein but staying true to my life's goal of moulding minds , empowering lives and bringing glory to God therewith, I decided to create a special thread for it here.

Hopefully, this would distroy the faulty foundation we had about books, inculcate the culture of books into all minds, librates you all from the African mentality of not appreciating the beauty of books and open your minds' eyes to the power/fun/wealth/wisdom and eternal grace books bring.

For he is immortal that ravel in the aura of books.... Don.


We would discuss
1. The benefits of Books
2. Unravel why Africans don't like books
3. And then recommend some timeless books that can make reading fun, remove the laborious airs associated with books , improve your reading , assimilation and retention speed thereby making you well rounded and grounded

READING IS REALLY FUN!

BENEFITS OF READING


1. It makes you stand out in your chosen field or in life generally. You become an authority/consultant in your world. Men seek to hear you speak like Solomon, wisdom drips off your lips as hearts get elated, minds challenged and lifted, life impacted and destinies remolded

2. You Become creative with mountain of ideas to draw from as John C. Maxwell, in How successful people think, puts it.
creativity is nothing but the aggregation of knowledge that helps you postulate a new wine or improve on an existing one( Don)

3. Reading keeps you young because it exercises the mind.
To grow muscles, we hit the gym but to grow our mental muscles, we must read books! As you read, you feed the mind which in turn keeps you young.

He is old, no matter how young, that takes no pleasure in the blessed worlds of books ( Don)

4. Books help you to proffer solutions to the numerous challenges of life as they pop up. Knowledge does not exist in space. Even science fiction draws inspiration from reality. And what was science fiction yesterday, quickly transforms into reality today! To think outside the box, you must know what the box contains first. The only way to do that? Well you already know.

5. It makes you a Leader. A leader is not one that ocupies an office, a leader is one who has answers to the WHY Question while every other person is battling with the HOW question.
Readers are Leaders in all sphere of human endeavours.
They are able to see into the future and guide men into it gallantly. They are always one step ahead of the game.

6. Books are the best ways to tap into and rob minds with men you might never meet. Understand their ways and sharpen your blades.


7. They make an author out of you whether you were born for it or not. Blessed with a sonorous gift of the gab, you can't but dazzled in glitz and glamour.

8. Excel in life: you tend to Ace all the lil huddles education throws your way.

9. Win friends, influence people and have a very Broad picture of the world.

10. You become transgenerational like Daniel in the Bible that served in 4 regimes.. " I Daniel understood by the books... "

These are the core benefits of books.

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Re: Acts Of Books: How To Read Faster, Assimilate Better And Retain Smarter by HARDDON: 7:45pm On Sep 16, 2018
2. Unravel why Africans don't like books

If books can make a god out of mere men, why don't we read?

The major reason is the wrong school curriculums. We were taught how to read and write in the most cruel ways that bothers on our knowing what the letters are and simply making statements out of them. Then, reading same, no matter how slow.

There was never a dedicated emphasis on reading speed nor fast assimilation and retention. Comprehension and summary clases were one of the most boring. You can only teach what you really know and we just muddled through.
Faulty foundation laid and we built on it, however wrongly. Reading became work and totally boring. And since it is easier to count money, We grew lazy

But wise men have no excuse even in the face of ignorance coupled with laziness, they identify their short comings and take calculated/neccessary steps to self improvements.


You must tell yourself this truth every morning henceon... Reading is soooo Fun!

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Re: Acts Of Books: How To Read Faster, Assimilate Better And Retain Smarter by HARDDON: 7:46pm On Sep 16, 2018
Reading is boring to us because the average African reader ,reads so poorly, soooooooo slowly, so wrongly. He/she reads at the pace of primary school child ( 80-120 words per minute wpm)

If you didn't know, every school level has word per minute grade:

Primary School 80-120 wpm
Secondary school 140-350
university/PG. 350-800 wpm.

No Nigerian school ever talk about this.
Here is the problem: imagine you, at your age, still being fed with toffees and all other primary school candies. Ofcos, it must be boring.

Yes, this is what happens with our reading. You must make conscious effort and correct, break the wrong faulty foundation and build sleek.

How do we then appreciate the fun in Books?

By learning to read the right way, assimate the cool way and sharpen your retentive memory the sleek way.

If you are armed with this, you can cover large vol of books in a day or two. Consume novels in few hours and derive joy in the wonderful world of books.

Your friends would think your are super human. Ofcos, you are!

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Re: Acts Of Books: How To Read Faster, Assimilate Better And Retain Smarter by HARDDON: 7:47pm On Sep 16, 2018
Luckily, I gained this insight a long time ago while I was in High School. And boy! How grateful I am!

I'm not an English master, so I cannot teach you.... The only thing I can do for you, is recommend good books that have helped me in this reading journey. Hopefully, after today, someone's academic and general reading life would spiral to the high heavens.

The list of book, in that particular order, I would recommend are:

1. How to read better and faster by Norman Lewis
2. How to study by Ron Fry
3. How to develop a perfect memory by Dominic O'Brien
4. Power up your mind by Bill Lucas
5. Power of your Subconscious mind by Joseph Morphy

Start with the first one, make sure you take all the activities. You would be glad you did! Call it my Sunday blessing to you!






Wise readers read with these three core goals : blazing reading speed, assimilation and retention

Why waste 3hours, with scraggy assimilation, on a book you can use 30mins to cover and understand even better?


SENSE PILL:
READING IS SO MUCH FUN WHEN YOU READ THE RIGHT WAY



Rich Regards
Don

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Re: Acts Of Books: How To Read Faster, Assimilate Better And Retain Smarter by HARDDON: 7:52pm On Sep 16, 2018
Btw, if you haven't started the vocab accumaltion skills we stated in our blog, why delay?
https://datingdrill.com

If you haven't downloaded the astoundingly free vocab learning app: BBC Learning English nor visited the site: bbclearningenglish.com, you are on a long thing.

To live, we must first learn.... Don

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Re: Acts Of Books: How To Read Faster, Assimilate Better And Retain Smarter by HARDDON: 10:10pm On Sep 16, 2018
Should you encounter any challenge while trying to download any of the books, let me know

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Re: Acts Of Books: How To Read Faster, Assimilate Better And Retain Smarter by HARDDON: 10:47pm On Sep 16, 2018
@Seun , mynd44, lalasticlala , Fynestboi.

Kindly do the needful and help our students excel sweatless

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Re: Acts Of Books: How To Read Faster, Assimilate Better And Retain Smarter by mrmrmister: 10:59pm On Sep 16, 2018
Nice, just downloaded them.
Let's see how it goes.

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Re: Acts Of Books: How To Read Faster, Assimilate Better And Retain Smarter by mrmrmister: 2:12am On Sep 17, 2018
Can you give a download link to the first book please?
The one I downloaded is corrupt, it won't open properly.

Thanks
Re: Acts Of Books: How To Read Faster, Assimilate Better And Retain Smarter by Martinez19(m): 5:52am On Sep 17, 2018
Reading is boring to the average African because it's not what his mind is after. His mind is after wealth, vanity and material stuffs--- these are his only priorities. The only time he reads is when he is in school and it's of little wonder when you see that, to him, formal education is regarded as an intellectual path to making money.
Re: Acts Of Books: How To Read Faster, Assimilate Better And Retain Smarter by HARDDON: 9:47am On Sep 17, 2018
mrmrmister:
Can you give a download link to the first book please?
The one I downloaded is corrupt, it won't open properly.

Thanks

Aiit.

Hang on
Re: Acts Of Books: How To Read Faster, Assimilate Better And Retain Smarter by HARDDON: 9:51am On Sep 17, 2018
Martinez19:
Reading is boring to the average African because it's not what his mind is after. His mind is after wealth, vanity and material stuffs--- these are his only priorities. The only time he reads is when he is in school and it's of little wonder when you see that, to him, formal education is regarded as an intellectual path to making money.

This boils down to ignorance .... Money isn't some pieces of paper, money is ideas which helps to proffer solutions to the challenges of life.

The more problems you solve, the more money you acquire sweatlessly.


However, I agree with you to a very lil degree. Some Africans really want to read. They appreciate books just that they find it hard because of the faulty foundation

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Re: Acts Of Books: How To Read Faster, Assimilate Better And Retain Smarter by Martinez19(m): 10:21am On Sep 17, 2018
HARDDON:


This boils down to ignorance .... Money isn't some pieces of paper, money is ideas which helps to proffer solutions to the challenges of life.

The more problems you solve, the more money you acquire sweatlessly.


However, I agree with you to a very lil degree. Some Africans really want to read. They appreciate books just that they find it hard because of the faulty foundation
I agree your first paragraph. What I am simply saying is that the average would only read if he thinks reading will earn and secure money. Of course, there are many Africans that like to read but they are not many.

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Re: Acts Of Books: How To Read Faster, Assimilate Better And Retain Smarter by Belexy95: 12:55pm On Sep 17, 2018
Great!
Re: Acts Of Books: How To Read Faster, Assimilate Better And Retain Smarter by HARDDON: 5:16pm On Sep 17, 2018
Belexy95:
Great!


Huh? What is? cheesy
Re: Acts Of Books: How To Read Faster, Assimilate Better And Retain Smarter by HARDDON: 5:26pm On Sep 17, 2018
Martinez19:
I agree your first paragraph. What I am simply saying is that the average would only read if he thinks reading will earn and secure money. Of course, there are many Africans that like to read but they are not many.

Isn't it amazing? That we are looking for money yet miss where the mega dough really is?

Hussle money is no money. This is why the company director, that is not involved in the physical tasking work, is paid much more than the factory worker whose blood gets drained while working the mill. What does he do? He sits upstairs all day, dishing orders, signing papers, board meeting (brainstorming). Mental work pays more.

This is why Africans sell crude at rediculous give away prices, the foriegner that reads and knows how to convert, buys same, refines part of it with itz buy products, converts the other parts to a 100+ products, and sells the refined part back to the black man at very high prices with the other products.

Do you know that the United States is blessed with large reserve of crude oil? Have you ever heard them exporting it?

Africans, your answers lies in books( mental muscles) not the physical one

Your answers lies in a long term future proper planning and projections not in the stupid short term fix.

Your answers lies in Education in essense, Books!

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Re: Acts Of Books: How To Read Faster, Assimilate Better And Retain Smarter by mrmrmister: 10:20pm On Sep 17, 2018
HARDDON:


Aiit.

Hang on
Yo I'm still hanging bro
Re: Acts Of Books: How To Read Faster, Assimilate Better And Retain Smarter by Hahjascho(m): 6:53pm On Sep 18, 2018
HARDDON:


Isn't it amazing? That we are looking for money yet miss where the mega dough really is?

Hussle money is no money. This is why the company director, that is not involved in the physical tasking work, is paid much more than the factory worker whose blood gets drained while working the mill. What does he do? He sits upstairs all day, dishing orders, signing papers, board meeting (brainstorming). Mental work pays more.

This is why Africans sell crude at rediculous give away prices, the foriegner that reads and knows how to convert, buys same, refines part of it with itz buy products, converts the other parts to a 100+ products, and sells the refined part back to the black man at very high prices with the other products.

Do you know that the United States is blessed with large reserve of crude oil? Have you ever heard them exporting it?

Africans, your answers lies in books( mental muscles) not the physical one

Your answers lies in a long term future proper planning and projections not in the stupid short term fix.

Your answers lies in Education in essense, Books!
SO great
Re: Acts Of Books: How To Read Faster, Assimilate Better And Retain Smarter by HARDDON: 1:47pm On Sep 20, 2018
HARDDON:
Btw, if you haven't started the vocab accumaltion skills we stated in our blog, why delay?
https://datingdrill.com

If you haven't downloaded the astoundingly free vocab learning app: BBC Learning English nor visited the site: bbclearningenglish.com, you are on a long thing.

To live, we must first learn.... Don

Read, so that when life come asking why you deserve more, you would chin up, ball strong, look straight into her eyes with the guts of a practiced poet, and say; I paid ma dues. Now give me my dance!
Re: Acts Of Books: How To Read Faster, Assimilate Better And Retain Smarter by HARDDON: 4:15pm On Sep 20, 2018
HARDDON:


Read, so that when life come asking why you deserve more, you would chin up, ball strong, look straight into her eyes with the guts of a practiced poet, and say; I paid ma dues. Now give me my dance!

Add value to your life, then only would you be able to add value to the world and in so doing, money romances your way easily.
Re: Acts Of Books: How To Read Faster, Assimilate Better And Retain Smarter by PreciousRahl(m): 8:09pm On Sep 20, 2018
Most Africans would only be interested in reading a book if it were about SEX smiley
Re: Acts Of Books: How To Read Faster, Assimilate Better And Retain Smarter by HARDDON: 1:20am On Sep 21, 2018
PreciousRahl:
Most Africans would only be interested in reading a book if it were about SEX smiley

Of what sense is sEx without dough scent?

Sex in hunger,heat and Sweat! What kinda sEx is that? angry

Those who must attained great heights in life, must think very little of that.

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Re: Acts Of Books: How To Read Faster, Assimilate Better And Retain Smarter by PreciousRahl(m): 5:13am On Sep 21, 2018
HARDDON:


Of what sense is sEx without dough scent?

Sex in hunger,heat and Sweat! What kinda sEx is that? angry

Those who must attained great heights in life, must think very little of that.

True that

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Re: Acts Of Books: How To Read Faster, Assimilate Better And Retain Smarter by HARDDON: 3:45pm On Sep 21, 2018
HARDDON:
@Seun , mynd44, lalasticlala , Fynestboi.

Kindly do the needful and help our students excel sweatless
Re: Acts Of Books: How To Read Faster, Assimilate Better And Retain Smarter by HARDDON: 1:44pm On Sep 23, 2018
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. ” ― Mahatma Gandhi
Re: Acts Of Books: How To Read Faster, Assimilate Better And Retain Smarter by HARDDON: 1:48pm On Sep 23, 2018
He who is good at excuses is never good at anything else....


Sought? There is always an excuse to put it all on tomorow... Just that tomorow would never come..... Sense Pill( Quiet Quill Quotes)

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Re: Acts Of Books: How To Read Faster, Assimilate Better And Retain Smarter by HARDDON: 2:11pm On Sep 23, 2018
“ When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new. ” ― Dalai Lama

The act of good listening.

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Re: Acts Of Books: How To Read Faster, Assimilate Better And Retain Smarter by HARDDON: 2:14pm On Sep 23, 2018
“ I cannot do all the good that the world needs, but the world needs all the good that I can do. ” ― Jana Stanfield

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Re: Acts Of Books: How To Read Faster, Assimilate Better And Retain Smarter by HARDDON: 2:24pm On Sep 23, 2018
Laugh and cry. Having a good sob is reputed to be good for you. So is laughter, which has been shown to help heal bodies, as well as broken hearts. Studies in Japan indicate that laughter boosts the immune system and helps the body shake off allergic reactions.

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Re: Acts Of Books: How To Read Faster, Assimilate Better And Retain Smarter by HARDDON: 2:50pm On Sep 23, 2018
Be like the sun for grace and mercy. Be like the night to cover others' faults. Be like running water for generosity. Be like death for rage and anger. Be like the Earth for modesty. Appear as you are. Be as you appear. ” ― Rumi
Re: Acts Of Books: How To Read Faster, Assimilate Better And Retain Smarter by HARDDON: 3:04pm On Sep 23, 2018
Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion. ” ― Rumi

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Re: Acts Of Books: How To Read Faster, Assimilate Better And Retain Smarter by HARDDON: 3:14pm On Sep 23, 2018
You're not going to master the rest of your life in one day. Just relax. Master a day. And just keep doing that every day. ” ― Anonymous

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