Scott H Young on leveraging ultralearning techniques as a busy parent
How to master hard skills more quickly and be more productive as a parent
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In this episode Scott shares:
Being intentional with spending your time
Being flexible to fit things in
Synergise learning with other things like work projects or recreation (a way to see friends or exercise)
Having good boundaries between work and home We often don’t look carefully at what actually matters and how we’re prioritising our time
When you are at the productivity frontier, being deliberate with your time is so important
Social media fast
The way our brains were hardwired and how that doesn’t lend itself for the current environment
Why life seems so busy at the moment
We have so many expectations today that we never used to have
Productivity guilt - you simply can’t do everything
Savannah brains are not designed for TikTok
Curating your attentional garden
Things needing to be in middle of the Venn diagram of life in order for it to get done when you’re a parent
Breaking down the things that we want to get good at because there isn’t as much transfer of skills as people expect
Absolute ranking in education as opposed to moving you forward
You never start at the same level of competency
Starting at the bottom of the class vs the top
How the processes of learning can be broken down
How do you create an environment that is not too awful
How can you make learning interesting and fun.
There is a rational process that you can learn, there’s just a lot of work
Sorting out your own issues so you can show up better for your kids
How we’re living in the best possible time to be learning
The Flynn Effect
Getting over the difficulty threshold of a new skill so that you now enjoy it.