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Train Your Brain for Success: Read Smarter, Remember More, and Break Your Own Records

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  239 ratings  ·  28 reviews
Hardcover, 238 pages
Published July 31st 2012 by Wiley (first published July 16th 2012)
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Oleksandr Golovatyi
Лучшие цитаты книги:

1) Оценка желания учиться × оценка готовности изменяться = общий индекс обучаемости.

2) Первый совет: не оценивайте процесс; оценивайте результат.

3) Стресс — главный убийца ваших умственных способностей.

4) Язык вашей памяти (и всех остальных функций мозга) — образы . Еще одна полезная черта — сильная склонность и способность мозга их видеть. Чем лучше вам удается представить себе информацию образно, тем легче ее вспомнить.

5) Стремление к личностному развитию всю жизнь — чтение
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Alan Bevan
May 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book. It is a healthy reminder of the choices we have and the degree to which we are in control of our lives.

Much of what Seip says is possibly self evident but so easily forgotten. For example, he talks about the importance of laughter, gratitude, managing input sources - what we read, watch, listen to, people we surround ourselves with, our self talk, our focus and the importance of taking action.

I reckon there is a lot to be said for using images, setting 4-6 specific and measu
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Chelsea Lawson
Sep 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
In one of the earlier chapters, the author talks about you have reading "gears." Not everything needs to be read in the same way. Indeed, the reason your mind wanders when you read is because your brain is understimulated and the cure for that is to read faster. Reading quickly and even skimming is not cheating - it is reading efficiently when applied well. And contrary to what you might think, neither comprehension nor retention decreases when you do so.

So I was able to fly through rest of the
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Sergei_kalinin
Средняя книга по саморазвитию. Разделы, посвященные улучшению памяти (мнемотехникам) и навыкам скорочтения, на мой взгляд, откровенно слабые.

Разделы, посвящённые постановке целей; согласованию целей и ценностей; планированию; "прокачке" внутренней энергетики человека, оказались довольно неплохими. Разумеется, очень многое повторяется из книги в книгу, но процентов 10-20 оригинальных идей наскрести можно :)

Поставил "четверку", но, скорее, ближе к "тройке" :(

Подробная рецензия в моем блоге: http:/
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Jess Hanna
Nov 20, 2013 rated it liked it
I learned to read faster and presumably increased my comprehension. The rest of the book contained some good principles for setting yourself up for success.

There was a little too much 'law of attraction' and "The Secret' type pseudophilosphy to turn me off. Parts of the book are five stars, but the meditation and power of positive thinking junk was zero stars.
Natalia
Jan 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Странное ощущение. Первая половина шла очень тяжело, скорочтение, развитие памяти, я и так много книг читаю на эту тему. А дальше пошла мотивационная часть. И это что-то. "У самого богатого человека в Мире 168 часов в неделе, также как у меня", "Сегодня будет прекрасный день". Много простых и понятных методов. Записала, буду стараться внедрять.
Rosella LaFevre
Nov 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I stumbled upon Train Your Brain for Success by Roger Seip in my local library's psychology section, and I'm so glad I read it! The first half of Seip's book cover the improvement of your two "learning foundations": memory and "smart" reading. I found its lessons on improving memory and learning to read faster to be powerful, especially when you practice the exercises he writes about. The more you learn the more you earn, right? Improving your memory and reading speed/retention can help anyone w ...more
Beskin Baltabaev
What most surprised, is that his methods really work. It gives an unconventional approach to many things that will help you memorize better, more, develop your mental abilities.Very useful book.
Vladimir
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Roger makes you believe you are almighty and invincible by cheating on you — he gives two fairly simple tasks that can really change you life to the better. So if you read the first half of the book, you will still be a considerably better self than before.

The book is made of two parts — a memory training and a speed reading training in the first half which gives you the boost in writing your typical life goals and inner values that you have in the second part of the book.

The author makes you ri
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Rita
Aug 05, 2018 rated it liked it
One star less for the overzealous self-promotion of the author's business. A lot of similar books in this genre seem to suffer from the same problem. When there's too much of that, it can be a turn-off. Subtlety, however, does the trick. If you are able to ignore that part, you would gain a lot from reading this book, provided you commit to making a change. There's a lot of useful brain-hacks, but some of it borders on the pseudo-scientific premise of the law of attraction by using terms like 'e ...more
Alex Devero
Mar 15, 2018 rated it liked it
This book offers many very useful tips and advice on various subjects. The book begins with a section dedicated o memory training and optimization. Then, it continues by teaching how one can improve her reading speed and comprehension. There is also a section about goal setting and how to be more productive and work with time and energy more wisely. This book can offer a lot, especially if reader is somewhat new to the subject of self-development.

However, there are also spaces filled with salesm
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Lawrence
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best books I've read in a while

Really great book with actionable steps that provide almost instantaneous results. Topics include improving your memory, speed reading, being more accountable (goals, vision, setting aside two hours to plan your next two weeks, knowing your why, identifying your values, etc). Really enjoyed, bought two to give as gifts. The author himself is funny, he spoke at New York Life in South Florida a few weeks ago.
Sahathust Num
Jan 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Main idea is how to change your life. Good book.
Patafyzak
Jun 15, 2019 rated it liked it
Very useful when it comes to learning strategies and goal settings.
Adrienna
When I was younger, never knew about needing to read smarter, remember or retain more, and breaking your own records since I was always 2-5 grades ahead since kindergarten. (I was supposed to go to college right after 8th grade but wanted the experience of H.S., etc.). Now I seem to not remember much, short term memory, and need to refresh and retain my brain for school soon.

Train your Brain for Success highlights things I have learned or already knew but brings back to remembrance such as "smar
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Jackie
Apr 18, 2014 rated it liked it
Recommended to Jackie by: Geri
Train Your Brain… gives readers the opportunity to explore their professional life—how they got there and how to get the skills to go where they want to go. And although the author’s premise, that "People don't tap into their full potential,” has been said many times before in a variety of article and books, Seip’s easy style makes reading the book a pleasure and the range of exercises are interesting enough to encourage the reader to complete them.

The chapter on Discovering your Memory Power wa
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Evgeniy Lapin
Oct 21, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Книга о том, как стать жизнерадостным идиотом, написанная другим жизнерадостным идиотом.
Начав с примитивного описания работающих техник улучшения памяти и увеличения скорости чтения автор скатывается в радостный идиотизм позитивного мышления и разговоры о том, что если каждый день просыпаться и говорить себе, что тебя ждёт потрясающий день, ситуация вокруг улучшится.
А ещё очень "радует" описание автором начала своего дня из 15 пунктов и повод похвалить себя за то, что ты почистил зубы, позанима
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Dylan
Feb 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of the best , most practical and direct books on personal transformation I've ever read. He starts off with teaching you some practical skills like speed reading and memory training - its a little thin on content on these but still enough 'meat' to see direct results. What I like best is the last few sections on setting goals & his 'power hour'. It has forced me to take a good hard look at my goals and question if my actions are taking me towards my goals or away from my goals.

Th
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Weegee Sachtjen
Aug 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
They say that nothing will change until you make changes to your daily habits. This book offers interesting insight into several default settings of your mind and how to recalibrate it for creative endeavors or to take your approach to the next level. The book is written in a fun-way -- with very little "scientific" breakdowns but well explained in how we can use our mind to up our game. From smart reading tips to the energizing our goal advice, this book is highly recommended.
Andrii
Jun 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: productivity
Отличная шпаргалка для повышения личной эффективности.
Рассматриваются следующие темы:
- память (приемы мнемоники, но очень обзорно)
- скорочтение (как читать более эффективно, чтобы получить максимум информации из книги в кротчайшие сроки)
- мотивация, постановка личных целей
- как использовать свое время более эффективно

Несмотря на то, что большую часть приемов, методик и рекомендаций я уже читал в других книгах, потраченого времени не жалею, т.к. книга понравилась.
Javaruga
Apr 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Great book for those who would like to "program" their brains to new habits. This book is easy to read, and has some tips that you can apply right away. I strongly encourage you to go through supplemental material to better understand the concepts.
Jill
May 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
I'm not much into these types of books (ones about how to make yourself more successful, etc.), but this one was pretty good. Well worth the read. And it's a fast read. Now I just need to actually apply what I learned from it...
CP (Wayne)
Apr 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2015
Several good take home points on how to efficiently read and retain info. I wish I tried these techniques during my college days.

Second half of book helps lay a solid foundation on how to instill a positive mindset in achieving goals and success.
Valerie
Feb 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good "Manual"to Train Your Brain

Very good book. Doing the exercises was very effective in order to get all of the books benefits. Would recommend.
Hesham Hammouda
Oct 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Excellent learning book. Very practical and takes u step by step towards being a succeful person. I have never got benefit from a book the same i got from this one.. Thanks to Roger Seip the author.
Majeed
Feb 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful book. Has some amazing incites. Worth the time and effort. Highly recommended.
Todd
Sep 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Lots of practical ideas for making life more effective and efficient. This would be a good book to go back to several times a year to apply the ideas to life.
Oleg Gavryliuk
Apr 06, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Не рекомендую. Книга - собрание концепций и приемов с других источников. Методологии изложены довольно поверхностно.
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