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
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.
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!