Micromastery

Learn Small, Learn Fast, and Unlock Your Potential to Achieve Anything
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (5.63 hours)
Product Number: Z100126866
Released: Mar 06, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780525588566
Narrator/s: Roy McMillan
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Description

Want to be a lifelong learner? Think small. Forget spending 10,000 hours in the pursuit of perfecting just one thing. The true path to success and achievement lies in the pursuit of perfecting lots and lots of small things—for a big payoff. Combining positive psychology, neuroscience, self-help and more, this delightfully illuminating book encourages us to circumvent all the reasons we "can't" learn and grow (we're too busy, it's too complicated, we're not experts, we didn't start when we were young)—by tackling small, satisfying skills. Wish you were a seasoned chef? Learn to make a perfect omelette. Dream of being a racecar driver? Perfect a handbrake turn. Wish you could draw? Make Zen circles your first challenge. These small, doable tasks offer a big payoff—and motivate us to keep learning and growing, with payoffs that include a boost in optimism, confidence, memory, cognitive skills, and more. Filled with surprising insights and even a compendium of micromastery skills to try yourself, this engaging and inspiring guide reminds us of the simple joy of learning—and opens the door to limitless, lifelong achievement, one small step at a time. Micromasteries presented in the book (with illustrations) include: Learn How to Climb a Rope, Surf Standing Up, Talk for Fifteen Minutes about Any Subject, Bake Artisan Bread, Juggle Four Balls, Learn to Read Japanese in Three Hours, and more.

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Author(s): Robert Twigger
Original Publish Date: Mar 06, 2018

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eBook
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Author(s): Robert Twigger
Product Number EB00706590
Released: Mar 06, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: TarcherPerigee
ISBN: #9780525504306

Professional reviews

"Micromastery--the mastering of a simple, repeatable task such as splitting a log, balancing rocks, or making the perfect omelet--is a rewarding pursuit, though perhaps not an ideal topic for an audiobook. Narrator Roy McMillan energetically explains the rationale for micromastery and rallies listeners to action. It's the second half of the audiobook that's the challenge--step-by-step instructions for 39 micromastery tasks such as "Do a High-Speed Getaway J-Turn," "Juggle Four Balls," and "Make Fire by Rubbing Two Sticks Together." The tasks and tips are well described and practical, and there's lots of fun stuff to pursue. But unless you've mastered the bookmarking feature on your audio player, you'll spend considerable time isolating and repeating the task you wish to learn. R.W.S. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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