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Practice Like This!: 35 Effective Ways to Get Better Faster

Narrated by: Jonathan Harnum
Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
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If you're alive, you're trying to get better at something. It could be your golf swing or guitar, parenting or painting, gaming, cooking, or any other skill.

The strategies in this book are top-shelf, pulled from neuroscience, research on excellence, and world-class masters in many fields, presented in an easy-to-understand style that is sometimes funny and always friendly.

Hundreds of helpful images and graphics.

Six sections, 42 hacks:

1-Talent Is Practice in Disguise: Learn the three kinds of practice, and how your brain is rewired when you learn new skills.

2-Motivation Is Like Bathing (A Daily Requirement): Your deepest, unspoken beliefs profoundly affect your motivation to improve, ya filthy animal.

3-You Are Unique (And So Is Everybody Else): Learn why your reaction to difficulty matters. And why teachers and coaches matter just as much.

4-Time: The Most Valuable Thing You Spend: Forget the 10,000-hour rule. Practice time isn’t what you’ve been led to believe, nor is it otherwise.

5-Where You At? Where you practice and who you’re with will affect how fast and how much you improve. What can you do about it?

6-Do it To it! Some of the most effective practice strategies and techniques: used by pros, tested by science!

©2015 Jonathan D Harnum (P)2016 Jonathan D Harnum

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  • Alphanso
  • 24-01-17

meat and potatoes

this book is str8 to the point wish it went in more depth on some of the points and techniques explained also make sure u use the pdf suggested in the book for you will be lost other wise it did leave me with some knowledge and a different prespectice that i will implement in my practice

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  • Tamela Meeker
  • 21-04-17

Very Surprised!

The price was a steal but in the back of my head I thought it would overlap with Dan Coyle's work.

I was pleasently surprised! There are many great concepts in this book like chaining and performance speed chunking that I am excited to use. It contains unique information different from Dan Coyle, Josh Kauffman, and Tim Ferriss.

Good listen!

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  • spiraldancer9
  • 09-03-19

Very informative and helpful, no fluff! <br />

Short enough to go through a few times to really absorb, and well read by the author. Highly recommended!

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  • Michelle L. Squire
  • 29-12-18

Great Book for Musicians as well as other crafts

Will definitely purchase the e book or hard copy so that I can highlight and journal the practices that I implemented and the results that I achieved. Can’t wait!

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  • Armando Nunez Portillo
  • 27-07-18

Excelente!

Este libro es bien ameno, se escucha con facilidad. Está lleno de excelentes ejemplos que dan la confianza de que los hallazgos del autor están bien fundamentados en investigación. es además súper motivante.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-01-20

Practice like this 35 affective ways to get better faster

This book has great information in it. It really helped me to practice in a different light. It adds to your success while practicing. However audible makes it a little bit harder to see the pictures and diagrams that he describes in the book. He does give you a PDF file so you can look at them later.

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  • Sammy
  • 25-09-19

Unputdownable

The author kept it coming from start to finish. He has perfected his delivery....practicing what he teaches. After reading it, you are left with a feeling that you will just go right ahead and achieve starting now!

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  • Marcus
  • 18-08-18

Such a great book!

Great delivery, quick, and well thought out! I will listen multiple times to absorb the material!

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  • Ian Newlin
  • 08-07-18

I like it

lots of good learning tools. Love the numerous links and resources he provides to lead to more learning.

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  • John
  • 25-06-18

Why 5? Because 6 Wasn't an Option

Jonathan Harnum is very skilled at explain in the simplest terms how the body learns and retains. I have read countless books on the subject. This is one of the most comprehensive and entertaining of the bunch. The book also offers a great deal of resources to the listener for further study. Well done.