New Member: Dave Schwartz - Reno, NV, USA

Hello.
My name is Dave Schwartz.
I’m a long-time student of anything having to do with improving oneself.
At the top of the self-improvement list is my mind, and that’s why I’m here.

I’d never heard of the Memory Palace until recently when we were watching Sorjonen (Finnish crime drama) and he had these strange habits. LOL
Absolutely excited about the Memory Palace concept.

Because I’m an old guy, memory is just a logical concern.
I’ve already implemented a very simple MP-ish technique that has improved the walking into a room and forgetting why you’re there problem.

As for me, I come with an interesting skill set, including…

  • Read very fast
  • Write AI software for people who bet on horse races (since 1990)
  • Longtime practitioner of self-hypnosis
  • Serious student of processes
  • Off-the-scale productive
  • Am an absolute cultural void.
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Dave,

Welcome! I’ve been a member for around a year or so. There’s a lot of knowledge here that folks freely share.
I’m curious about your fast reading. Does it come naturally or did you train for it, and if the latter - what did you do?

Thanks,
Michael

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Thanks, Michael.

That was actually my first post here.
https://forum.artofmemory.com/t/does-speed-reading-work/27510/84?u=daveschwreno

Short version- Evelyn Wood graduate just after I left the Army (1973).
(Yes, I am THAT old. LOL)

Perhaps check out that post and feel free to ask questions there or here.

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Hi Dave. I like your “interesting skill set.”

Sometimes, looking back on my life, I am amazed at the roads I have traversed.

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Hi Dave,
Self-hypnosis sounds very interesting. Would you mind pointing me to a resource or two.
Thank you,
Mark

I learned originally from this book:
A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis (Kindle)

However, that is a very old style and many of those techniques have fallen out of favor.

You may prefer something like this one - which is not a bad book.
How To Master Self-Hypnosis In A Weekend

Eventually - after only 45 years or so LOL - I actually took some courses and got certified. Note that certifications are basically without value.

At the end of all of it, the issue becomes BELIEF.
That’s why the naysayers are always right when it comes to them: no belief = no work.

Feel free to reach out and ask questions.

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