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Middle-Aged and Back-to-School
Prodigious Learning through Image-Streaming

by Mark Bossert

At age 39, after selling my construction business to clear my debts, I chose to go back to school. Now, it would have been quite exciting if I didn't have a wife and 2 kids to feed.

Instead, I felt a desperate, terrible mix of a pressing need to be at the top of my class and a cloud of impending doom that I wouldn't be able to get the marks I needed.

I was determined to do my best and the first couple of months were tough: I didn't know how to study, how to concentrate or how to learn in detail the complicated and prodigious amounts required. I didn't do that well on the first few tests.

I studied like a starving madman, trying to cram all the information into my head. Before the exams, the sweat would stream down my armpits, and it was hard to hold a pen because my hands were so wet.

During the exam, I would search vainly through what seemed like moldy, dark stacks of files in my mind, looking for answers I knew were there, wandering around like a blind drunk in an alley, and not finding them.

Worst of all, I felt stupid. Like I wasn't capable of getting the marks I wanted and needed in order to get the best job and support my family. I studied 4-6 hours a day and I was just scraping by.

Then, during a break, we took a trip to LA and I discovered a book in the Public TV store in Santa Monica mall. That book, The Einstein Factor, radically changed my school results and my life.

I read the book in a couple of days when we got home and started daily practice of a very simple technique. After 2 weeks, I had another exam. I studied like I always had — no idea that anything had changed in my lumpy noggin.

I got 100% on the exam!

I still get a bit choked up remembering how surprised, then disbelieving, then relieved I felt when I saw that mark. The mixture of shock turning to pride at having done so well was almost too much to stand.

I kept practicing the technique and school just got easier and easier. I was able to cut back on my study time and spend more time with my family and still get great marks.

And tests! I'd walk in with a quiet confidence, a real "bring me the cheese - meat!" attitude. I crushed exams like empty beer cans, cruising through them like a hot knife through butter.

I did so well the rest of the year, that I was awarded a scholarship — the only one in my class.

The technical program I was in had a co-op work component where you worked for your employer in your technology area, got paid and received extra school credit.

I was so confident in my ability to learn anything that I landed particularly great work terms. They were challenging, fast-paced and my employers really threw me in the deep end to see what I could do. And because of that simple technique, I was able to do extra study of manuals, grasp concepts and procedures quickly. In my evaluations from my employers, they all stated that I was the best co-op student that they had ever had!

Due to that and the recommendations of my instructors, I was honoured with the "Co-op student of the year" award at my University.

And that simple technique, Image Streaming, enabled me to learn prodigious amounts of information in less time; valuable, important, quick to mind information.

I recommend it highly.

Mark Bossert

P.S. — I "almost" feel a bit guilty that it worked so easily and quickly for me — with no searching or experimenting.

Image-Streaming just seemed to turn on my ability to learn technical subjects — math, electronics, boolean logic, circuit design and troubleshooting, etc. I didn't follow a strict regime; I wasn't even that consistent.

What I did do was Image-Stream 3 or 4 times a week for 10-20 minutes generally and then I-S further about subjects that I didn't grok right away. I naturally focused on multi-sensory contact — chiefly sound, sight and emotional feeling. I just taped myself — my kids still like to play them and pretend that they are possessed!

Like digital circuit troubleshooting. Following the logic path just didn't make sense to me and the instructors couldn't explain it well either. Once I Image-Streamed about it and then visualized myself walking through the circuits like an electron, it all made sense and became very easy.

Now I Image-Stream more regularly, at least once a day, and when I have writing projects or business consultations, 3 times a day. I am finding that pulsing it — periods of more followed by periods of little — seems to let me, my conscious self, better integrate what I discover.

I'm experimenting with Image-Streaming into the computer as it types my words — recorded and a transcript! Further, I can rig a digital delay to get feedback into my ears. Fun!

— Mark

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