To Every Programmer Whos Ever Scanned
Hacker News And /r/programming And Thought…
How Will I Ever Keep Up?
Heres How To Turn Information Overwhelm
Into An Efficiency Edge That Can
Quickly Boost Your Income,
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And Make You The In-Demand Developer
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10 Steps To Learn Anything Quickly
Discovering these techniques for yourself will change your entire outlook on software developmentjust like it did for me.
Instead of feeling overwhelmed by the flood of must-know new technologies, frameworks and tools that youre bombarded with every day, youll adopt a Zen-like attitude toward the churn.
Youll relax in the knowledge that you DONT have to jump on every new trend (or risk getting left behind).
Youll have the confidence that you can pick up a new technology and know it back to front in a few days or a couple of weeks.
Instead of feeling scattered and distracted, your learning time will have laser-like focus and structure.
And youll finally experience the satisfaction of actually FINISHING. Youll know when youve learned enough and youre ready to move on.
This 10-step system will show you:_
- How breaking out of the learning cattle chute can help you master even the most challenging technologies quickly.
- The reason why including a mandatory play time in your study sessions can rocket you up the learning curve faster than you thought possibleeven though you feel like youre just goofing off.
- A reliable heuristic for knowing what to readand what to ignore. Thats right: Dumping that massive stack of unread books and deleting your Instapaper queue will actually make you a faster learner. (This will free you from Amazon reading list guilt forever.)
- How to harness your natural creativity and curiosity for better, faster learning (with zero frustration and overwhelm).
- How to chart your own course for learning a new topic. This will free you from the soft tyranny of book authors and trainers who think they know the best way for you to learn.
- The 3 critical questions you must answer when you start learning anything new. (Dont waste weeks wandering around lost and confused. These questions will point you in the right direction, every time.)
- How to quickly get a toehold on any new topic before you dive deep. This technique lets you skip right past the part where your head spins from overwhelm.
- How to break out of the infinite reading loop, where the more you read, the more your reading list grows.
- The way to set yourself up for learning success. When you do this, youll know when youre done with a topic and ready to move on to new challenges.
- How you can use your new learning superpowers to quickly gain respect as a leader and an authority. Your team will look to you when its time to evaluate new technologies, and youll have top-notch employers beating down your door.
- How to learn more by learning less. (This is critical to eliminating overwhelmand actually putting what youre learning into practice.)
Heres How It Works_
10 Steps To Learn Anything Quickly is NOT a talking head lecture on abstract concepts.
For this course, I wanted to show you the techniques in action. So I decided to let you look over my shoulder as I teach myself a brand new skillhow to create pixel art.
With each step, well start with a brief overview of whats involved, including your goal for the step and the specific actions youll take.
Then youll get to hear my thoughts as I perform the steps right in front of you on camera.
As I unpack the first 6 steps for you will:
- Go from feeling overwhelmed and intimidated by new domain youre tackling to confidence that you understand the breadth and scope of your topic.
- Discover that you now know what you dont know
- Develop your own custom, just-for-you action plan that lays out exactly what youre going to learn and what steps you will take to install this new knowledge in your brain.
Then in the last 4 steps, youll chew through your learning action plan in record time.
This part is fun, because youll tap into your own curiosity and child-like desire to explore. Theres even a MANDATORY play timeand a chance to show off everything youve learned.
And it all helps to anchor your new knowledge in your brain so you can pull it out months or years later and its ready there, exactly when you need it.
The entire course is presented in 12 HD-quality .mp4 videos. The videos are DRM-free, so you can download and convert them for viewing on the player of your choice. (Or even speed them up to 2X if thats your thing.)
And true to the spirit of learning quickly, the techniques in this course wont take you weeks of study to master.
In fact, you get the entire system in just 72 tightly edited minutes.
That means you can rip through the whole course over your next lunch break and then put the system to work for you immediately.
I put a lot of thought and effort into creating this course, and the videos really stand alone.
But I want to do everything in my power to see you master these 10 steps.
Bonus #1 – 10 Steps to Learn Your Next Programming Language (NEW)
After I first released 10 Steps to Learn Anything Quickly, I started hearing the same question over and over from developers who went through the program:
“Hey John, in the course you show how you taught yourself to create ‘pixel art.’ I can see how the process works for something like that, but I want to apply this to more complex technical topics…
“Can I use the 10 Steps process to learn a new programming language?”
I can see how that question might come up.
Picking up a new programming language is definitely more complicated than learning pixel art.
It’s also a little funny, though, because learning new programming languages is what led me to discover the 10 Steps process in the first place.
So to those skeptical developers I say, “Challenge Accepted!”
I decided to create a brand new bonus module to show you EXACTLY how I apply this system to learn new programming languages, sometimes in as little as a week.
For this bonus session, I decided to pick the most complicated topic I could think of, a hot new programming language that I knew NOTHING about…
Then I walk through each of the 10 Steps, sharing at each point exactly how I would apply that step. You’ll see how I’m able to quickly carve out a manageable chunk that gives me plenty to sink my teeth intowithout becoming overwhelmed and drowning in unfamiliar syntax and language constructs.
You’ll also see:
– Why the “logical” way to learn a programming language is actually completely BACKWARDSand painfully slow and frustrating
– How to filter out everything you don’t need to know, and zero in on the language essentials that’ll allow you write code productively in hours or days instead of weeks
– How to stop wondering how much more you might need to learn, and instead quickly find and fill the gaps in your knowledge
– The simple but powerful tool that can eliminate most of the books and blog posts on your reading listand help you plow through the ones you do read in record time
– A technique for triggering the little “aha! moments” that will hardwire the concepts you’re learning into your neurons for effortless recall (no memorization required)
This video is like a 41-minute virtual coaching session on applying the 10 Steps process.
It builds on the already-strong concepts in the original version of 10 Steps to Learn Anything Quickly, while also removing all of the guesswork.
Bonus #2 Paint By Numbers Workbook
I cover a lot of ground in this courseits a packed, fast-paced 72 minutes of instruction. To help you apply each step in a structured, easy to follow way, I created this 32-page workbook.
The workbook includes a concise summary of each step, as well as questions that make it paint by numbers easy to apply each step.
This workbook alone is almost as valuable as the video training, because it guides your thinking as you apply the concepts I cover in the course.
While I was beta testing this course, I sold the workbook separately. Almost everyone who bought the course also bought and used the workbook. They paid an additional $10 to purchase the workbook, but you get it here for free.
Bonus #3 Word-for-Word Transcripts
(All 12 Videos)
These uncut transcripts are perfect to keep handy as a quick reference when you want to refresh your memory about a step in the process without scrobbling through the videos.
Id highly recommend printing this PDF out and keeping it with you while you watch the videos. You can underline key points and make notes in the margins.
This transcript would cost you $73 just for the transcription itself (plus an extra $22 for the editing and formatting), but you get it as part of this package at no additional cost.
Bonus #4 Filled-Out Cheat Off My Homework Workbook
When I beta tested this course, students said they wanted even more detail about how I use the system myself.
So Im including a PDF with my notes from the live pixel art demonstration youll see in the videos.
This completed workbook will give you even more insight into how I think as Im approaching a new topic to maximize my learning efficiency. Youll see the exact level of detail I use when I work through each step and the types of information I collect.
With this completed workbook, youll know how deep to dig at each leveland when youre overthinking a step and spinning your wheels.
Bonus #5 Exclusive Your Toughest Questions Answered Bonus Video
Ive done everything I can to keep this system simple and streamlined to use.
But once in a while my students still get hung up or blocked on one of the steps.
Maybe they arent sure how a step applies to the specific topic theyre studying.
Or theyre trying to apply the system to learn something that seems a little different than what I covered in the training.
To help you see how to apply this system to your unique situation, I recorded an exclusive, 90-minute “ask me anything” video class just for you.
In this training, I took questions from more than 30 software developerslive, with no net, including:
– How deep should you dive when tackling a new topic?
– How should you change your learning approach when you’re a brand new developer? And what about if you have more experience?
– When to learn just enough to “get by,” and when to go for total mastery of a topic- When do you “know enough” to teach others?
– How do you find the discipline and motivation to keep up with your learning?
When I first presented this class, one of my students emailed me to confess that he’d been skeptical that it would be worth his time. He wasn’t skeptical afterward”You make learning fun,” he said.
This training has a value of $500. Thats my standard fee for training and consultingif you can managed to book me (I rarely take these engagements anymore).
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John Sonmez – 10 Steps To Learn Anything Contains: Videos, PDF´s