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How To Read Faster & Absorb A Book A Day

by Vishen Lakhiani January 17, 2018

Learn To Read Faster

How can we learn to read faster?

I simply can’t get through all my books fast enough and the result is an ever-growing stack of unread books that now sit idly on my bedside table.

I shared this image on my Facebook page and it was clear that I wasn’t the only one facing this problem. Because shortly after, the post was shared over 1.2k times and over 500 of you commented on your own challenges on the subject.

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And the results of our survey told an even more telling story about your overall reading experience:

    • 42% of you don’t finish the books you started.
    • 25% of you feel you read too slow.
    • 22% of you can’t retain the information you’ve read.

So we started researching learning experts and technologies.

The most obvious thing to explore was the idea of speed-reading After all, if we can increase the rate we read, the faster we’d be able to get through those books, and the faster we’d absorb the information we need.

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But there seemed to be a limitation to what could be achieved with speed-reading.

The average reading speed for most people is around 200-250 word per minute. With the right tools and training, anyone can start reading upwards of least 500-600 words per minute.

That is undoubtedly a massive improvement and I’m sure many would benefit from reading anywhere between 200-300% faster.

But there is a hard limit to this.

Go any faster and comprehension plummets.

But Jim Kwik, the brain coach to companies like Virgin, Nike, and Zappos, knows exactly how to read faster and remember more. And you don’t even have to learn how to speed read.

As I started talking and learning from Jim, I realized just how powerful his ideas on learning faster were and I really wanted to bring his accelerated learning techniques to our Mindvalley audience.

What do you think about speed reading? Have you tried the technique before?

Share your experience with us in the comments below.

by Vishen Lakhiani
Vishen Lakhiani is the Founder and CEO of Mindvalley; the transformational education company which brings the world's best teachers and authors together to revolutionize education worldwide. He leads a team of 250 people from 49 countries building personal growth programs with cutting-edge learning technology and real-world events across the globe. Vishen is an entrepreneur, speaker, philanthropist, and a former board member of the XPrize Foundation. He is also the author of the New York Times bestseller and #1 book on Amazon, The Code of the Extraordinary Mind.

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