How to Read More (Without Reading)

all right in this video I’m going to show you a couple kick-ass fail-proof ways to maintain more of what you read a lot of you asked what I read this is my bookshelf right here pretty well set up you know nothing too crazy just these are kind of the book reviews these are what I’m going to read those are like all-time stuff if you like this I’ll do a video on kind of how I organized it but this is a little bit of the collection making this video because I just put out a collaboration with practical psychology awesome videos all about self-improvement animated videos if you like this kind of content go check it out the videos on speed reading over there the number one question I get asked is Clark how do you read so many books look the actual act of reading I don’t really find enjoyable I really find it hard to do reading one thing you probably don’t know about me is that I’m Dyslexic in school I got I was reading two grades behind and I would have to go through and reread what I just read like five or six times to really even understand when when other kids because they’re zoom past and just read it so I’ve had this really big stigma over the years it was hard for me to read and catch up with people so to overcome that and combat it I’ve found alternative ways of reading and maintaining things in your head that really work for me that I want to share with you I got three tips on that in this video way one that I read 200% faster and maintain more I don’t read I don’t read the book this is a cheeky way of saying I listen to audiobooks okay and the reason I like this is twofold the first is that you’re not bound to wherever it is you’re sitting down in your reading I found that that was really really hard to do the act of finding the time first off to sit down and that’s the only thing you’re going to do and then you’re expected to not check your phone that’s buzzing you’re expecting to not pay attention to what’s going around you in the coffee shop you know we can fill in the blanks you get distracted that’s the first reason the second reason is I actually think that you retain more when you listen to something example I was listening to a podcast and I was motor cycling through a storm in Thailand a very specific example and I know it’s so specific because I remember that podcast pretty much every single word when I think of that experience I see the road I remember to the interview of what they were saying I picture the rain I remember the points in that interview this happens time and time again when you listen to something you’re up you’re moving around you’re doing other things and you have all these images in a way you’re kind of putting that information to the experience of what you’re doing you ever had a song come on and you’re immediately back in middle school or high school it works the same way with books so what I do now is I listen to audiobooks and I do puzzles right and I’ll do these puzzles I love puzzling all my favorite things and so I’ll do these 500 piece puzzles while I’m listening to the audiobook so now I’m doing something I enjoy which I didn’t do with reading and when I look at that puzzle I can remember the book I was listening to when I did it I have this balloon puzzle and I listen to the book quiet and I look at that balloon puzzle and when I see it I picture all the points two different balloons literally the times I was putting it in second way to read 200% more put it at two times the speed or 1.5 the speed the narrator’s move painfully slow right they just drag on well speed that up now I will say when it gets too fast like around to two times the speed is a little too much I find 1.5 to be to be good either for podcasts or audiobooks or YouTube videos even you can go in that little gear icon and hit speed and go to 1.5 then you get the same information 1.5 times faster tip number three I skip most the book this is definitely nonfiction specific write doesn’t really work for fiction you got to know what’s going on a lot of times authors have a three-part formula when they’re writing a book there’s the intro middle and outro alright and the intro is basically convincing you why you bought the book it’s like reaffirming it right it’s ridiculous the middle is where the actual content is and the last part is just summarizing what you read it’s like speaking they say tell them what you’re going to tell them tell them and then tell them what you told them that’s the format everyone uses why even result those two parts and you just have one this is a tip I got from Tai Lopez knowledge I know he’s a charged character but I bought a 67 steps to see what he was about and that’s a good program like side note here a lot of people want to bash the guy for like blackhat marketing and flashy sales tactics and all that stuff gara my garage just bought this new Lamborghini here but you know at the end of the day I get the vibe that he’s genuinely trying to help people and one of the tips I got from that great program was great he says that you should read books like a gold miner and that when you’re going through the books you’re mining for gold these gold nuggets those little big ideas and that’s kind of what I do when I read books and do the top ten big ideas I go through the entire book or I skim it or I move fast and I look okay if I could take this book and put it on a little 3×5 index card with only like five points what would those five points be that’s a great way you can take the 8020 out of a book and focus on that 20% of the book that’s providing 80% of the value that’s it those are my three tips on how to read 200% more and maintain if you liked it big thumbs up here leave a comment down below if you have a tip on how you read more or what you liked about this video or what you’ve tried and if it worked for you I’ll see you back here this week and again if you like this video be sure you go over to practical psychologies channel and watch the video I did over there thank you so much for your support and really stoked on what we got coming out until next time guys stop settling start living see you later