Copyright 2005 Daniel Sitter
Challenges posed by recent economic and market shifts, though predicted for some time, have instigated chaos in lives of many business professionals and factory workers alike, not to mention just about everyone else who is paying attention. Instead of embracing change and allowing it to fuel creativity and activity, many people allow very thought of it to cripple them through fear, indecision and inactivity.
Instant world-wide communications have allowed even smallest changes and biggest ideas to spread immediately across continents. A new piece of information, transmitted to world in an instant, can forever change a market, a medical approach, relationships, jobs, products, services or very need for a product or service. Entire factories and manufacturing processes can be rendered obsolete overnight. Many have been caught off-guard and are not prepared for this escalation and frequency of change.
Many people are entering or re-entering workforce ill-equipped and under-skilled for constantly evolving career positions becoming available in our modern economy. Time is at a premium. How does one solve dilemma of needing to read and study a variety of materials to enable one to be a contributing and valuable employee, while finding little free time to prepare for such a career shift? There is an urgent need to accelerate learning of new skill-sets, but how does one accomplish this feat?
What if anyone could learn new material faster than they have ever dreamed possible? What if people could digest change easier and more quickly? Could that have an impact on careers and earnings? Could learning be solution to fear of change? If so, then, ability to learn faster simply makes even better sense.
What does everyone want? We want stability. We want security. We want to get ahead. However, we fear change. In light of these observations, we must diligently seek to maximize every learning opportunity, for therein lies our ability to earn more income, gain career stability and to get ahead.
Unfortunately, there have been very few accessible tools to enable an increase in our learning rate. The educational establishment has been teaching in same manner for many years, even though real world has been demanding an upgrade. In my 18 years in formal education system, not once was any mandatory or elective training offered in goal setting, effective study habits or speed reading. Those wanting more options have been paying a premium for customized educational services through private companies. What other solutions are available?