An article in the December 1 to 7, 2012 Economist entitled “Technology giants at war – Another game of thrones”
Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon are at each other’s throats in all sorts of ways.
Chart from Economist article.
This chart shows how incredibly successful Apple has become.
We’ll see how Relaxed Concentration is a core part of this success in a moment… first, let’s see why relaxed concentration can be extra important now.
“Technology giants at war – Another game of thrones” says: Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon—are in furious flux. The death last year of Steve Jobs, Apple’s monarch, robbed the technology world of the nearest thing that it had to royalty. But even before Jobs’s passing, tension was growing between the great powers of the web generation as the onset of mobile computing upset the previous balance of power.
Nor has the industry ever seen such young and feisty firms—Apple, the oldest of the quartet, was founded in 1976—with so much financial firepower. Each of the companies has developed a powerful business model.
The battlefields on which the big four are fighting are, like most battlefields, messy and confusing. They are also numerous. Apple and Google are crossing swords in operating systems for smartphones and tablet computers; both firms and Amazon are butting heads in hardware; Google and Facebook have become sworn enemies in social networking; some of the other protagonists even have designs on e-commerce, which has long been Amazon’s stronghold.
With the battlefields seeming to multiply every quarter—mobile wallets, cloud computing and who knows what else—picking out the strategic shifts over the tactical setbacks is hard.
In other words… our future… the way we and our children and grandchildren might live will be determined in a big way by a huge messy battle waged by young companies toward an outcome that no one can logically know.
This is why we need to think beyond logic and this is where Super Thinking comes in.
The process we call Super Thinking may also have had a lot to do with why Apple currently has more market value… more revenue. more cash and more profit than Amazon, Google and Facebook combined.
This may be because Steven Jobs used Super Thinking.
I first started began my exploration of Super Thinking after hearing a quote from Aristotle Onassis. He said that you do not need an astrologer to be a millionaire but to be a billionaire you do. Astrology is a way of thinking beyond logic.
Later, I was a speaker at a Cayman Island investing seminar with John Templeton. He explained that he did everything to stay on top of trends but then also reviewed everything with a black box…. a form of thinking beyond logic.
Even later while conducting a book signing for my novel “The 65th Octave” I gave a talk about Super Thinking because this is the core of that book. One attendee, began crying. She explained that she had been Warren Buffet’s personal assistant and that she was so sorry because Buffet and Charlie Munger used these principles and encouraged her to use them, but she had ignored them.
Each of these events reinforced my quest to gain greater intelligence by thinking outside the box. Or better my goal was to clarify the understanding that there isn’t and never was a box to think in or out of. Instead thinking creates the box and our reality… or lack thereof.
Now some are saying that Steve Jobs was a Mystic and had access to some sort of Super Thinking wisdom that went beyond what most people achieve.
Jobs’ biographer, Walter Isaacson, confirmed that Jobs had a lifelong passion following basic precepts of Eastern religions, such as the emphasis on experiential prana, wisdom or cognitive understanding that is intuitively experienced through concentration of the mind.
I have read that Jobs loved the book “Autobiography of a Yogi”. This is one of my favorites along with “How to Know God” translations Patanjali by Isherwood.
“Autobiography of a Yogi” by Paramahansa Yogananda helps us understand how and why we are more than our physical bodies.
Isaacson writes that on Job’s last holiday… just before his transition… the only book he read was “Autobiography of a Yogi”.
Was Jobs balancing his brain waves as we learn to do in our Super Thinking courses?
We live in a world of such rapid change that it is impossible to logically understand what is going to happen so we need ways to expand our intelligence.
One path to Super Thinking is music.
Research at a University of North Carolina website entitled “Music Can Help You Study” says: Did you know music can help you study? Studies have shown that the right kind of music can help you relax your mind which enables you to concentrate better. Perfect to studying, doing homework or studying for a test or exam. It cuts down on distractions and helps you focus on your work.
The most cited study is the “Mozart Effect” a set of research results that indicate that listening to Mozart’s music may induce a short-term improvement on the performance of certain kinds of mental tasks known as “spatial-temporal reasoning” which is the ability to think out long-term, more abstract solutions to logical problems that arise.
What Kind of Music Helps You Study?
There are many types of music that have been shown to put your mind in study mode. Here are a few of the most mentioned.
Baroque classical music is said to have mind-boosting effects. Productivity writer David Allen of “Getting Things Done” fame has said he prefers music like Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons,” Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto #3, and other Baroque tunes. Others say that music at 60 beats-per-minute is required to put the brain in a “bright and breezy” frame of mind. In this state your thinking and creativity are said to be easier. Concertos for Recorder – Telemann & Vivaldi is recommended.
How does this work?
Music is one way to attain a state of relaxed concentration.
Concentration is the most rewarded ability on earth… the longer one can concentrate on one thing… the more one can accomplish… the more the knowing… the understanding…. the wealth of an act.
There are three steps to being unbelievably smarter in a relaxed way… #1: having correct thoughts… #2: being able to focus on these thoughts and #3: being able to stay focused on the correct thoughts.
A comparison on the benefits of meditation and Baroque Music can help us see how to attain the state of relaxed concentration. This study compares Transcendental Meditation. Since TM is the most documented form of meditation worldwide, it lends itself to a comparison with Super Thinking.
Below, we can see the physiological changes during sessions of listening to certain types of music as compared to TM Meditation.
|Super Thinking Concert||Meditation (TM)|
|Slow Baroque Music during Intense Mental Activity||Reciting a Mantra|
|Alpha brain waves Increase by
an average 6%.
|Alpha brain waves increase.|
|Beta Brain Waves Decrease by
an average 6%.
|Theta Brain Waves unchanged.||Some increase in Theta.|
|Pulse slows down by an average a mean decrease of 5 beats per minute.||Decreases significantly with 5 beats per minute.|
|Blood pressure drops slightly.||Tendency to decrease.|
|Awareness becomes relaxed concentration.||Restful alertness.|
Meditation creates a state of “Restful Alertness”…. which is great for tuning into deeper levels of intelligence.
Music, however, creates “Relaxed Concentration” the state one wants to attain during study and action.
This is the first of three steps we use in the Super Thinking portion of courses.
Three events can be used… to get in this state of total relaxed concentration.
Music is one step. Integrating our brain waves is the second.
Integrating the Brain Step Two.
Frequency Modulation works by focusing on the learner… rather than data. We all have enough data. FM “grows the learner” rather than just expands the information. The explosion of data we must all process everyday means there is too much information to process already. Let’s view this learning in terms of plumbing to outline what “Growing the Learner” means.
If you have 4.5 inches of information flowing through a 4 inch learning pipe, the solution is not to add another inch of information. The answer is to first create a six inch pipe and then an even larger pipe…a never ending expansion of abilities!
FM (Frequency Modulation) integrates our brain waves.
Here are details about brain waves from an article in Scientific American entitled “What is the Function of the Brainwaves?” by Ned Herrmann an educator who has developed models of brain activity and integrated them into teaching and management training. Before founding the Ned Herrmann Group in 1980, he headed management education at General Electric, where he developed many of his ideas. Here is his explanation.
It is well known that the brain is an electrochemical organ; researchers have speculated that a fully functioning brain can generate as much as 10 watts of electrical power. Other more conservative investigators calculate that if all 10 billion interconnected nerve cells discharged at one time that a single electrode placed on the human scalp would record something like five millionths to 50 millionths of a volt. If you had enough scalps hooked up you might be able to light a flashlight bulb.
Even though this electrical power is very limited, it does occur in very specific ways that are characteristic of the human brain. Electrical activity emanating from the brain is displayed in the form of brainwaves. There are four categories of these brainwaves, ranging from the most activity to the least activity. When the brain is aroused and actively engaged in mental activities, it generates beta waves. These beta waves are of relatively low amplitude, and are the fastest of the four different brainwaves. The frequency of beta waves ranges from 15 to 40 cycles a second. Beta waves are characteristics of a strongly engaged mind. A person in active conversation would be in beta. A debater would be in high beta. A person making a speech, or a teacher, or a talk show host would all be in beta when they are engaged in their work.
The next brainwave category in order of frequency is alpha. Where beta represented arousal, alpha represents non-arousal. Alpha brainwaves are slower, and higher in amplitude. Their frequency ranges from 9 to 14 cycles per second. A person who has completed a task and sits down to rest is often in an alpha state. A person who takes time out to reflect or meditate is usually in an alpha state. A person who takes a break from a conference and walks in the garden is often in an alpha state.
The next state, theta brainwaves, are typically of even greater amplitude and slower frequency. This frequency range is normally between 5 and 8 cycles a second. A person who has taken time off from a task and begins to daydream is often in a theta brainwave state. A person who is driving on a freeway, and discovers that they can’t recall the last five miles, is often in a theta state–induced by the process of freeway driving. The repetitious nature of that form of driving compared to a country road would differentiate a theta state and a beta state in order to perform the driving task safely.
Individuals who do a lot of freeway driving often get good ideas during those periods when they are in theta. Individuals who run outdoors often are in the state of mental relaxation that is slower than alpha and when in theta, they are prone to a flow of ideas. This can also occur in the shower or tub or even while shaving or brushing your hair. It is a state where tasks become so automatic that you can mentally disengage from them. The ideation that can take place during the theta state is often free flow and occurs without censorship or guilt. It is typically a very positive mental state.
The final brainwave state is delta. Here the brainwaves are of the greatest amplitude and slowest frequency. They typically center around a range of 1.5 to 4 cycles per second. They never go down to zero because that would mean that you were brain dead. But, deep dreamless sleep would take you down to the lowest frequency. Typically, 2 to 3 cycles a second.
When we go to bed and read for a few minutes before attempting sleep, we are likely to be in low beta. When we put the book down, turn off the lights and close our eyes, our brainwaves will descend from beta, to alpha, to theta and finally, when we fall asleep, to delta.
It is a well known fact that humans dream in 90 minute cycles. When the delta brainwave frequencies increase into the frequency of theta brainwaves, active dreaming takes place and often becomes more experiential to the person.
Typically, when this occurs there is rapid eye movement, which is characteristic of active dreaming. This is called REM, and is a well known phenomenon.
When an individual awakes from a deep sleep in preparation for getting up, their brainwave frequencies will increase through the different specific stages of brainwave activity. That is, they will increase from delta to theta and then to alpha and finally, when the alarm goes off, into beta. If that individual hits the snooze alarm button they will drop in frequency to a non-aroused state, or even into theta, or sometimes fall back to sleep in delta. During this awakening cycle it is possible for individuals to stay in the theta state for an extended period of say, five to 15 minutes–which would allow them to have a free flow of ideas about yesterday’s events or to contemplate the activities of the forthcoming day. This time can be an extremely productive and can be a period of very meaningful and creative mental activity.
In summary, there are four brainwave states that range from the high amplitude, low frequency delta to the low amplitude, high frequency beta. These brainwave states range from deep dreamless sleep to high arousal. The same four brainwave states are common to the human species. Men, women and children of all ages experience the same characteristic brainwaves. They are consistent across cultures and country boundaries.
Research has shown that although one brainwave state may predominate at any given time, depending on the activity level of the individual, the remaining three brain states are present in the mix of brainwaves at all times. In other words, while somebody is an aroused state and exhibiting a beta brainwave pattern, there also exists in that person’s brain a component of alpha, theta and delta, even though these may be present only at the trace level.
It has been my personal experience that knowledge of brainwave states enhances a person’s ability to make use of the specialized characteristics of those states: these include being mentally productive across a wide range of activities, such as being intensely focused, relaxed, creative and in restful sleep. Scientific American December 22, 1997.
Here is my thinking about the power of brain waves.
Our Beta waves tap into the local news. This is the part of our being that takes care of the here and now…the space around us. This is what we call logic and it is a vital tool. Nothing is more important than know what conditions are in the here and now. However mankind is so dependent on this logic that that often the messages are ignored coming from our other brain waves that we can sum up by calling them intuition.
Our Alpha waves connect us to the regional news. This is a much deeper and broader area of intelligence too vast for our prefrontal logical brain to compute on its own. When we tap into Alpha we get intuitive creative flashes we could never just think up. If there is about to be an earthquake in our region, all animals know it. Dogs will howl. Roosters will crow. Birds will fly away. Humans have this intuition as well. Yet we can be so steeped in our logic… that we ignore it.
Theta connects brain waves which connect with the global news. This an even deeper vaster level of intelligence. At some level we are in touch with anything and everything that happens wherever int he world. Here we need the filter of our logic. For our mind to process all this data would be like running many yottabytes squared of information through a 64K processor.
At some level we are in touch with everything that happens in the world.
Delta waves are our connection to the universal news right down to our quantum state. This is an intelligence so vast that we cannot even imagine it. Here according to quantum science we are even in touch with the past and future…even other universes in a multiverse. We must be in a dream state where the physical boundaries strip away. In Delta we can be in two places at once, know all things and even fly.
When we allow these waves to interconnect freely we gain access to infinite knowledge and unimaginable intellect.
How to get Traction is the next step. After we get in tune with all our brainwaves, we need a way of putting the data into usable form. We need a way of completing the impossible task of defining infinity. This requires a filter and a recognition system which we teach in our Super Thinking courses.
Increase…. faster…. change. This is the core of the challenge we face in this era and this is a core in the success that Apple has attained in this environment.
We hope to help you become a Super Thinker in 2013 and our Super Spanish teachers have added three new Super Thinking + Spanish courses for this winter.
Mount Dora Florida (immediately after our Super Thinking Writer’s camp).
See the full schedule below.
Learning how to use this whole brain thinking is half of our Super Thinking plus Spanish course.
Gary Scott at a Super Thinking + Spanish course explaining the air, fire, water cycles we have each day so we know the best to to eat… exercise… study.
Delegates at a Super Thinking + Spanish course listening to Baroque music.
I am often asked about our Super Thinking + Spanish course, “Can I learn Spanish in just three days – Really?” This part of the course helps delegates go beyond just Spanish and enhances their ability in thinking, investing and business… even improves their health.
The second part of this system makes Super Thinking + Spanish completely different from any other Spanish course.
An article at www.livescience.com article entitled “CIA Seeks Anyone Who Can Speak 2 languages” explains why most North Americans never learn Spanish. The article says (bolds are mine): WASHINGTON, D.C. — Many Americans don’t learn a second or a third language from birth, let alone a language that the CIA or U.S. Foreign Service might want. The situation has forced U.S. government agencies to learn how to cultivate the most talented second-language speakers from among college students with little to no other-language expertise.
The Quantum Thinking + Spanish course is different from other programs in three ways.
#1: We stay in the infinitive so our system avoids all conjugation. The sentence structure is correct. Meanings are correct. Understanding by listening is correct but grammar is avoided. The courses teaches communication… NOT language. There are no conjugations of verbs… no adjectives… no nouns…that is talk of all of this…we use those but we do so in a manner which has no confusion. The task of dealing with conjugations and parts of language stops most English speakers from even getting started.
#2: We give 4005 Spanish and English words that are the same. Our course provides 17 simple lessons that unlocks all these words and provides an instant vocabulary with no memorization required…it is just pure fun to know, remember and come alive.
#3: Delegates learn how to create and say Spanish sentences from the very first morning. What we create we never forget. What we memorize we readily forget.
Our mental and physical beings improve. This is why delegates who attend our Super Thinking, Plus Spanish feel so much better and discover that the course is much more than just learning Spanish. They discover they can apply the tactics learned in so many ways.
Learn Spanish in Three Days
Learn Spanish in Three Days4 places left to learn how to speak Spanish in just three days with Super Thinking.
Super Thinking tactics help us absorb… retain and recall information better and faster. We prove this in our Super Thinking + Spanish course which teaches delegates to communicate on Spanish in just three days.
Super Spanish teachers Shawn and Suzanne Bandick with their children.
The class location is in the middle of Downtown Vernon, BC. Canada and will be conducted July 24, 25 and 26th, 2015 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
An M.D. who attended wrote: We want to thank you plus all the others for making the class such a fun and rewarding experience. I took Spanish as an undergraduate and lasted two days before dropping the class due to my own anxieties. Over the years I have tried to learn French, Italian, and Spanish yet again using a variety of methods such as Rosetta Stone, Berlitz etc. and was never successful. I finally feel like I can be successful at learning to converse at Spanish–in fact already feel successful! Thanks so much for teaching an old dog some new tricks. We’re both looking forward to continuing the learning process, having fun doing so, and taking more classes.
See a ten minute video of Gary Scott and Pronunciation coach Don Childs showing how to get started creating Spanish sentences right now.
There are four places left for this class in Downtown Vernon, BC. Canada.
You are one block from 30th Ave where you can wander at your leisure; from unique gift shops to trendy retail outlets. Choose from a wide array of dining options from casual to formal, fast food to gourmet, deli-style to ethnic specialties.
Vernon’s heritage also comes alive with outdoor heritage murals. Downtown Vernon has transformed large blank walls into colorful artists’ canvases depicting Vernon’s rich heritage. You are in the middle of them all. Visit Downtown Vernon any Monday through Friday in July and August and be welcomed to the sounds of local musicians on our streets. Various genres of music will be played on different blocks throughout the summer. Enjoy lunch on a patio while listening to street sounds!
Vernon Class location comments: Great location, easy to find, lots of space and close to all kinds of restaurants and food.
Closest Airport: Kelowna, BC (YLW)
Vernon Tourism Center: www.tourismvernon.com
Hotel possibilities: www.tripadvisor.com- Vernon_Okanagan_Valley_British_Columbia-Hotels.html
Spanish is the second largest language in the world. Chances are a huge Spanish speaking population lives near you. Yet our language system did not teach us how to communicate with or understand this culture.
Our Super Thinking + Spanish course goes way beyond just learning to speak Spanish.
Learning Spanish is valuable and important. Now there is way, to enjoy a long weekend as you learn Spanish at a very affordable price.
Unlock the power of your untapped knowledge.
Our Super Thinking + Spanish course goes way beyond just learning to speak Spanish.
There are numerous little known, but scientifically proven ways to enhance the speed, accuracy and efficiency of your decision making process for greater wealth, health and happiness. In just three days you can gain almost amazing learning skills. Plus you become skilled in Spanish as a bonus.
In just three days?
Sound too good to be true?
This is not a gimmick nor a trick. At least three best selling books, Superlearning, the Mozart Effect and Superlearning 2000 have revealed insights about how we can learn and think more powerfully based on systems drawn from the Bulgarian, Dr. Georgi Lozanov.
In 1980 Superlearning sold over two million copies and showed how the Lozanov learning system blended long-tested sciences of yoga with contemporary physiology and psychology so people could learn faster and better.
This book exposed this fact and made the system so popular that Dr. Lozanov was allowed to visit the US from Bulgaria to teach this system to just a very few people so they could pass on this vital information on how to learn and think in a more natural, powerful way so we can enjoy life and enhanced memory more.
Merri was among those few who learned how and is licensed to teach the Lozanov system from this Bulgarian master. She has organized a practical course on how to learn faster and better.
With her modified system, you will learn how to think and learn more powerfully in just three days. To prove how good you will be with this process, you learn Spanish as a side benefit.
The learning system you gain expands on Dr. Lozanov’s original work and offers new insights into tapping human potential, drawing from ancient and modern tactics for quick learning such as subliminal memory, music, nutrition, and productivity.
There are three scientific reasons why this course will change your learning capacity forever (and help you speak Spanish in just four days).
This system uses music to integrate brain waves so the process of absorbing, processing and recalling information is vastly accelerated. This brings forth the three C’s: Calm, Clarity and Coherence.
Shawn and Suzanne Bandick teach Super Spanish in Mexico and Canada.
The Super Thinking system works by focusing on the learner first… the data second. The system “grows the learner” rather than just expands the information. The explosion of data we must all process everyday means there is too much information to process already. Let’s view this learning in terms of plumbing to outline what “Growing the Learner” means.
If you have 4.5 inches of information flowing through a 4 inch learning pipe, the solution is not to add another inch of information. The answer is to first create a six inch pipe and then an even larger pipe…a never ending expansion of abilities!
You learn how to evoke the power of the senses thus super-charging memory. Ever hear a song from twenty, thirty or forty years past and in a snap know all the words, the tune and remember with who and where your heard it decades ago? Learn how to use ten cycle music to gain almost super human thinking powers.
Dr. Lozanov was totally committed to learning without stress, to enjoy the thrill of relaxed, leisurely learning. These are just two, whole learning, super-thinking tactics you gain at this course.
What is your desire? Do you want to speak Spanish, French, German, Chinese or any language? Would you like to golf better or accomplish more in school? Would you like to easily, quickly zip through projects, chores, reports? Merri’s “Super Thinking” course can help you learn any subject two-to-five times faster, in exciting and innovative ways.
The techniques you gain will help unlock the quantum potential we all possess. This evolutionary program shows how certain types of music can enhance learning and how even altered nutrition can make you a startling 25 percent smarter, how subliminal messages can increase your energy and thinking process, plus much, much more.
Merri’s system follows and builds upon what was taught in the Superlearning, the Mozart Effect and Superlearning 2000 books plus includes techniques and strategies that she has gained in her 42 years of global travel and study with educational masters around the world.
The class will be conducted in Vernon BC Canada, Friday, Saturday and Sunday July 24, 25 and 26, 2015.
This is a course that shows you how to increase your mental power to better succeed in the 21st century when we can otherwise be overwhelmed by information.
The system you gain is built from old and new sources ranging from yoga to contemporary Russian science, and ultimate zone training already used by many Olympic champions.
“Super Thinking plus Spanish” presents new ways to use music to supercharge your mind. The knowledge you gain about smart food and super nutrition allows you to enhance productivity and creativity.
The tactics you gain enhance your ability to absorb… retain and recall information.
Once these concepts of enhancing your mental powers with music are understood, you will know how to create your own program and build new skills at work in study and play.
Second you gain seventeen, easy to use learning techniques that can help you gain any romantic language in much less time than traditional learning techniques.
Countryside around Vernon BC
Fluency in a language is considered to come when you know 1,200 words. To prove that it is possible to gain this and much more, let me share just one of the 17 tactics Merri taught me that gives you thousands of Spanish words in less than three minutes.
Here are the thousands of Spanish words lesson #1:
All words in Spanish and English that end in ION are almost identical, just pronounced differently. For example action is accion, education educacion, manipulation, manipulacion, etc.
Now you already literally know hundreds of Spanish nouns. This is just one of seventeen Spanish lessons you gain. The next lesson teaches you how to pronounce each of these nouns. Then you learn in a third lesson almost as many verbs, almost as quickly.
Third, you learn how to avoid conjugating verbs by sticking with the infinitive (far easier than it sounds). This simple lesson leaves you sounding like a Spanish professor (believe me I know as I use this tactic every day when in Ecuador).
There are many other lessons. For example lesson five shows how to sound infinitely polite and yet get almost anything you want in Spanish. Lesson six gives you the valuable connectors and the seventh lesson triples your Spanish capacity with yesterday, now and tomorrow.
By the end of the three day course you will feel quite comfortable speaking Spanish without stress!
A delegate who learned Super Spanish outlined how this course can help you. After three days, I can speak Spanish in complete sentences. In simple conversations, such as buying groceries or ordering a meal, I can make myself understood. I think that’s incredible! Although I am far from the competence level of a native speaker, I feel I’ve taken a giant step forward in learning Spanish so that I can experience the people and culture of Ecuador. The foregoing benefits would have more than justified the time and money I invested in Super Thinking Super Spanish. And learning Spanish was not the most important benefit I got from the course. In recent years, I’ve rarely relaxed (No wonder I have had high blood pressure!) . In class, the past three days, I’ve been introduced to the calming effects of Baroque music. What a blessing! I’m inclined to make this a daily part of my life. Rob Christi
The Super Spanish helps you start speaking and understanding Spanish right away. This can help you speak Spanish faster and make your traditional Spanish course easier and more effective.
A Livescience.com article helps explain why this course works and how delegates are creating Spanish sentences by the first lunch break and can communicate well in Spanish after just three days. This article by Jeremy Hsu, LiveScience Senior Writer, is entitled “CIA Seeks Anyone, Anyone Who Can Speak 2 Languages”
Four important points in the article are shown in excerpts below with my comments to show what has been wrong with traditional Spanish courses and why the Super Thinking tactic is perfect for this program.
The article says: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Many Americans don’t learn a second or a third language from birth, let alone a language that the CIA or U.S. Foreign Service might want. The situation has forced U.S. government agencies to learn how to cultivate the most talented second-language speakers from among college students with little to no other-language expertise.
“In U.S. education, we don’t develop early bilinguals,” said Catherine Doughty, a language expert at the University of Maryland.
Doughty spoke as part of a panel on Feb. 19 during the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) conference in Washington, D.C. Finding the best. Government agencies aren’t alone in trying to recruit multilingual speakers; U.S. corporations covet such skills for doing business in the era of globalization.
The article explained how Doughty and her colleagues used tests to train up cognitive processes related to language learning, such as the ability to hold information in the brain while using it for learning. The tests sought to predict those who can succeed despite everything stacked against them.
The article reviewed changes in the brain. Lee Osterhout is a cognitive neuroscientist at the University of Washington in Seattle. His lab used electrodes placed on the scalp to measure the electrical activity created by the signals of brain cells. That allowed the researchers to see differences in the brain patterns among language learners and fluent speakers. They found some surprising results.
The article pointed out: Repeated studies of French language students showed that their brains responded differently to real French words compared with fake words after just two weeks of classes, even if the students themselves could not tell such words apart.
“From knowing nothing to a little bit, [there are] huge changes in the brain,” Osterhout pointed out.”[From] knowing a little to knowing a lot, [it is] much more subtle.” Another surprise came from studies of Spanish-speaking immigrants, because neither age nor language proficiency seemed to predict how quickly the immigrants picked up English. Instead, the fastest learners showed both the greatest motivation to learn and a willingness to use English at every opportunity despite being bad at it (at first).
MY COMMENT: This is the other reason why Super Thinking plus Spanish works. This three day course gets the delegates speaking and thinking Spanish all the time so they can use and/or think Spanish every day… and communicating even from the beginning. In this way the education grows even when Spanish is not being spoken.
The Super Thinking course first integrates the brain. Students learn better with relaxed concentration. Then the course teaches them 17 simple lessons so they know 4005 words in Spanish and can use them to create sentences. In this way, you can communicate in just three days.
Travel, accommodations and food are not included.
Yet your Spanish will just be one result from learning how to think better! You will be able to use your new learning powers in amazing ways.
Here are what delegates wrote about a Super Thinking + Spanish seminar.
“Hi Gary & Merri, You two are the BEST!!! Your Seminar was fantastic! I am so excited. I had procrastinated fulfilling my continuing education for my Broker’s License and then just before my surgeries, I realized by expiration date isn’t Nov. 12th – it is Sept 12th. Well, as you can see prior to taking your course I had only completed 3 units of the required 45 units. I thought I would take your course and then complete my remaining 42 units over the next 2 weeks. However, I took one class exam on Saturday night, August 27th. I didn’t even take the cellophane off the required Course manuals until after I saw the two of you today less than 5 hours ago! I used your techniques and completed 39 units of continuing education today. I have now completed all 45 units. All of my test scores were in the 90.6-96% range. My course exam information is listed below. I just wanted to let you know how valuable your course was to me. Thanks again!” Suzy Kurinsky
Another wrote: Thanks for the Spanish course. This technique is truly a breakthrough in learning. I believe I learned more Spanish in four days than I learned in four weeks in a previously attended Costa Rica language school. The Costa Rica school taught a very limited number of memorized words and phrases. Ted.
Another delegate at a Super thinking plus Spanish seminar wrote: The Super Thinking approach exposed us to a broad variety of works and the technique needed to expand the language. Again, Thanks for the experience.
One attendee wrote: I just wanted to say thank you so much for everything during the seminar. You guys are indeed a shining example of having a business that truly serves others. And thanks for the extra time spent and good things taught to me personally. I have begun to implement them already and will continue to apply them. And you might be interested that waiting for my flight home I ended up sitting next to a woman from Quito and could understand some of what she said in a cell phone conversation. We talked a little and she said that I should visit Ecuador! Thank you again for your real graciousness and acceptance! I will also write to Merri and thank her as well. And I wish that I could do something for you two!
Another wrote: Thank you! We always look forward to spending time and learning about so many fascinating things. Like Minded people and Vivaldi! What could be better?
Another sent this note: Thank you for the wonderful workshop on Super Learning + Spanish! I really enjoyed the workshop.
Since I returned home, I have purchased some of the CDs of Baroque music and thought about which specific pieces will work best in different parts of my classes. I am also reading Perfect Health by Deepak Chopra. I found your discussion of this book to be very helpful in showing how to balance one’s life. I have adjusted my daily schedule, and I can already notice a difference in my productivity.
Thank you for sending the file of the 4005 Spanish words. This will be very helpful in my daily review of Spanish.
Another emailed this: Every day I’m becoming more proficient in Spanish. As I get ready to do something, I think about how I would say it in Spanish. Thank you again for a Super Workshop! With love and blessings,
Another: It certainly was an interesting and intriguing four days for me. I enjoyed the Spanish but even more so, all the tentacles that extended during those four days that went into so many different directions.
I grew up in a very SQUARE box with loving and intelligent parents but my world remained within this box, unable to see beyond those walls, as I was never encouraged to “think outside the box”.. Mike has been opening doors and leading me outside this box but because of my upbringing I have not completely embraced or understood what was beyond those doors he opened for me. As I have gotten older I have become more open to the world outside those doors yet those old tapes continue to play and I have not been able to completely release myself and experience all that can be.
Another shared this: Listening to the two of you during our time together has suddenly got me to thinking, and although some of the ideas still seem foreign to me, I am at a point in my life now where I can say, “anything is possible” and I am now willing to embrace and allow myself to experience the world of possibility and let it take me in directions I may have in the past resisted. I really don’t know where all this is going to lead me but I am now willing to explore, develop and grow.
I found all the information you offered on healing, realigning the body, nutrition, etc. so fascinating, have you ever thought about doing a course on just that? With the aging population and the health care issues I think it would be not only an interesting course but one that would be very beneficial to so many. I, personally, would love to learn more about what you talked about and plan on purchasing the book, “Body Renewal, the Lost Art of Self Healing” for my Kindle.
Thank you again for a wonderful four days!!
Another: We had fun at Disney World on Monday and sat beside several Personnes Espaniol. We could understand them however I couldn’t make sentences quickly, but could say one or two word phrases that were understood. We arrived home at 3am yesterday – the airlines were very late in Denver due to a crew incident.
I found myself making up sentences all day yesterday as I was running errands. John knows more vocabulary than I at this point as he has studied Spanish previously. Today I will begin to review the lessons and construct sentences to send to you and the group – as you suggested below. Es en BUENO sugestion!!! I also received the email Merri sent with the 4005 words and started to scroll through those yesterday.
Another: Thank YOU for everything you have done to create and bring this wonderful experience to all of us. It takes a well sychronized team of people to put on an effective, change producing seminar! I have given many seminars and enjoyed the experience immensely. The outcome is even better! Estoy une infantil de Super Thinking and Spanish, y es possible aprender en tiempo.
John and I both thank all of you for the wonderful experience – we are working now to clear up things so we can leave for the Galapagos and Ecuador November 25th – December 20th. Nosotros tiene muchos appreciacion! Gracias y Abrazos,
Another: Muchas gracias para la informacion! I had a wonderful time at the Super Learning + Spanish weekend!… excelente!
I was impressed with your depth of knowledge on numerous subjects and your ability to speak about them with exceptional recall. Con mucho apriciar, P.S. Yo estoy enteresado en Espanol #2.
One delegate even explained how after our course they ended up as the accidental translator: Gary, I have sent a couple of messages, and a story of Mike being able to translate yesterday for a Spanish person who couldn’t understand what a man was trying to tell him!
We loved the seminar, and are excited to put the super learning to practice, and especially the great company of like-minded people (especially G & M!) Muchas Gracias! Tiene an excellante dias.
One delegate communicated entirely in Spanish…. after just our Super Thinking + Spanish seminar: Buenas dias nuestra maestra perfectamente, Merri! Muchas gracias por la lista espanol.
Claro, David y yo aprendemous mucho espanol el fine de semana pasada. Gary y usted nos hacen espanol muy facil aprender. Es importante continuar a practicar espanol cada dia. Gracias tambien! Buenas suerte…hasta la vista! Con mucho amor,
Comments from another delegate: I wanted you to know that the Spanish course has proven incredibly helpful. Dealing with internet service providers and shopping for appliances, etc., normally would have required me hiring a translator to follow me around. While it may not be pretty or 100% grammatically correct, I am understood. Thank you! Saludos!
Whether your goal is to reduce your cost of living… increase your income… enhance the return on your investments or all, being able to speak Spanish… enhances your opportunity and does the world good.
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See an example from a Super Thinking + Spanish delegate who lost 55 pounds after taking our course. See how Jim Reed used our Super Thinking + Spanish course to enhance his health and wealth as well as speak Spanish.
The ability to speak Spanish… even if you never leave the US is valuable in this day and age. Spanish opens access to a good labor force and helps you communicate with a useful part of the American population.
Beyond Spanish… knowledge is bliss. Ignorance is dangerous in these times of rapid change. The more knowledge we can absorb, retain and recall… the better our chances of success… higher income… less stress…. better health and more fulfillment.
So it’s little wonder that the attendance at our Super Thinking + Spanish and Quantum Wealth courses have grown dramatically. Our changing world not only reinforces the need to speak Spanish but also requires us to be smarter.
One fact that many who enjoyed wonderful positive changes when they have attended our Super Thinking course is they learned to use music in a very specific way to reach the quantum states of their intellect.
Here are more raves from delegates of this course:
I have so enjoyed attending your seminars. I look at is as a place to gain “tools for life” as well as receiving a plethera of information on the topics at hand.
(So far we attended Spanish and investing.) I get equally as much value out of the tools, and mindset in viewing the information that can be applied to life in general as well as the topic at hand. So thanks for enjoying what you do… it definitely shows up in real world application.
At each seminar we meet many interesting and unique folk – I think the audience you draw can think out of the box at least a little bit! So again thanks for gathering such a wonderful array of resources for us.
Another emailed: We so enjoyed the language class last weekend!
Carolyn came back with your simple, common sense approach and the new tools to start speaking.
Most remarkable is that she feels comfortable putting together sentences and ‘communicating.’ Somehow many of us seem to get caught in the trap of thinking we have to say it ‘right,’ and so we don’t even try. It is interesting that we do not see ourselves ‘creating’ communication in our native tongue; each saying it a little different than the other, and yet still all getting the ‘communication’ across the bridge in our own manner.
We delighted to know you both better, and greatly admire your passion for life and generosity sharing what you have learned.
We are planning to attend the next business seminar you offer. Carolyn is talking about returning for the Fall Spanish Super Thinking class with a girlfriend.
We are excited by the many new challenges we have found through your offerings.
Delegates during a relaxation session.
Another a dentist said: I was so delighted with my experience at the Spanish training. I felt more confident of ability to pronounce Spanish than I ever was of French or German. Funny… I did not think I remembered any French or German but when I cannot remember the Spanish words the German and French popped up. Practicing my pronunciation made my trip home go faster. I never enjoyed pronouncing either of the other two, but this was fun. It is hard to fall asleep at the wheel when you are moving your mouth to speak Spanish. It does work your mouth in a different way. I realized that you have to say each syllable slowly and correctly(until you get it perfectly) and when you do it is impressive.
It was amazing to see us all writing such advanced sentences after a few days and so much more enjoyable than having to go through the alphabet to build the words to build the sentences.
This courses is conducted July 24-25-26 in Vernon BC Canada.
Vernon BC Canada.
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