Here’s what I do from 6:30 to 7:30, I’m in prime time – not for the whole hour, but for 47 minutes. When that beeper goes off, I go downstairs and either do some sit-ups, pushups or grab a glass of water or a cup of coffee.
During that time, I have a digital recorder with me. It’s one I got from Radio Shack, for about sixty bucks. You deserve to give this to yourself, so spend sixty bucks. Don’t buy one that has two hours on it, or even sixty minutes. Buy one that only gives you fifteen minutes or at the most thirty minutes. I’ll explain why in a moment.
Record three, four or maybe five thoughts that come into your head during the non-prime-time hours. This is not only during your break, but during any non-prime-time hours. I keep that recorder next to me because then I can record my big ideas the moment they pop into my head. And once they’re recorded, you don’t have to think about them anymore. You can purge them from your mind, freeing your brain to come up with more.
Once you’ve digitally recorded five or six ideas, then I want you to write them down in an idea file – whether that is a notebook or a Word document. This is why I don’t want you to have two hours worth of recording time – if you have two hours worth of ideas on your recorder, you’re never going to transcribe them.
When you type them or write them, it’s different activity – a different modality of learning. So, now you have the tactile, the kinesthetic and the auditory. Heck, if there were scratch and sniff, I would do that to. Now, the idea really sticks.
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