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20 Websites To Help You Learn More In Less Time

20 Websites To Help You Learn More In Less Time

Advances in modern technology, particularly the internet (and yes, the word wide web is still considered “modern”) have given us a lot of things to be thankful for. Every day, it seems that new websites are started and new articles, videos, and billions of other pieces of digital content are created and uploaded to the web. And every time a new piece of content is uploaded to a website, it’s expanding the available pool of knowledge and information we have at our fingertips.

But the problem with this influx of available information, is that it doesn’t come along with any extra time!

Between work, school, and spending quality time with family and friends — when will we ever have enough time to do anything with all of this information anyway?

… Luckily, you’ve stumbled upon this list of 20 websites to help you learn more in less time. So you can finally start to make the best possible use of this abundance of information we’re bombarded with on a daily basis.

#1. Spreeder

Spreeder.com is a free online speed reading software designed to improve your reading speed and comprehension.

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    #2. Freerice

    Expand your vocabulary while feeding the hungry. Feed your mind while you feed the needy.

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      #3. GetFlashNotes

      Business and Self-Help book summaries you can read or listen-to in under 20 minutes. Their book summaries are available in every format: PDF, Kindle, Android, iPhone, iPad. MP3. Everything.

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        #4. Instructables

        Instructions to help you build, cook, and create a wide array of different things. Doubles as a platform for people to explore, document, and share their creations.

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          #5. TED

          Watch video lectures delivered by the brightest minds in the world.

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            #6. Memrise

            Learn foreign languages in your underpants.

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               #6. Factsie

              Learn from an endless stream of random facts about life, science, and history.

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                #7. Audible

                Listen to audiobooks while you’re on the go. Perfect for people who read at a slower pace; or dislike reading but enjoy learning.

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                  #8. Codeacademy

                  Learn to code quickly via interactive lessons.

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                    #9. iTunes Podcasts

                    Podcasting has revolutionized how we listen to the radio. Thanks to the good folks at Apple, there are thousands of podcasts that can teach you about everything from economics to personal development to business and more.

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                      #11. khanacademy

                      Video lectures on just about any subject

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                        #12. investopedia.com

                        Learn and practice investing however you want. Whenever you want.

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                          #13. Future Learn

                          Future Learn is a site that offers free courses, in categories that range from Law, Psychology, Teaching and beyond.

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                            #14. Udemy

                            A platform where you can learn to do anything from the the world’s best teachers.

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                              #15. Stanford Online

                              Actionable learning material from one of the world’s most prestigious universities; ready for your brain’s taking.

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                                #16. Quora

                                The best answers to every question. Anyone can ask. Everyone can contribute. It’s like social networking for smart people.

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                                  #17. Udacity

                                  Wanna learn real technical skills you can use at a real company after learning them? Udacity.com is for you.

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                                    #18. Memorize Now

                                    Wanna boost your brain power? Now you can. With Memorize Now, which provides a memory exercising service that allows you to create online flash cards and aid your memory retention process.

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                                      #19. The 7-minute workout

                                      This one’s for the cubicle-jockeys. Learn to stay fit with a simple seven minute workout — all without leaving your desk.

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                                        #20. Drawspace

                                        Cultivate your drawing skills with Drawspace! Learn to draw anything with their fun and easy tutorials.

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                                          You’ve got some learning to do

                                          So, there yah have it: 20 websites to help you learn more in less time. Hopefully they’ll help you become more successful in the way you lead your life — both personally and professionally. And by the way, if you’ve got any great websites you’d like to suggest that might be helpful, please don’t hesitate to leave them in the comments!

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                                          Last Updated on May 28, 2020

                                          9 Things Successful People Do To Always Get What They Want

                                          9 Things Successful People Do To Always Get What They Want

                                          One of the best decisions I’ve ever made was to take on the job of hosting my own weekly radio show. My radio show is about finding some of the most successful people in the world and bringing them on my show to ask them about what they did to become so successful in life and business.

                                          In this article, I’m going to share with you some of the key takeaways I’ve picked up from talking to – and reading about – thought leaders from various fields about the things successful people do. Here, you can get some insights on how to get what you want.

                                          Ready to dive in? Let’s go.

                                          1. They Know What They Want

                                          The first and most important thing that successful people do to always get what they want is so simple that most people forget about it: they figure out what they actually want.

                                          When you know what you want, you will also know how to get what you want. If you’re unsure about what you want in life and business, I’d suggest picking up some career and self-improvement books to help you gain some clarity and focus.

                                          2. They Are Assertive

                                          Successful people know that they need to be both bold and sincere. Balancing these two characteristics is the essence of assertiveness.

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                                          Oh, and by the way – being assertive is not a natural talent someone is born with. Assertiveness is a learned skill and anyone can do it, including you!

                                          3. They Learn

                                          You may have heard of the old saying, “great leaders are readers”. For the most part, I’d say this is true.

                                          Let me give you an example. On my radio show, I regularly ask successful people about their habits that lead to success. Do you want to know something really neat? Every single one of them reads books.

                                          Successful people read and learn as much as they can about what they want so that they can get what they want. If you’re curious about how to get what you want, then start reading a book. If you’re low on time, subscribe to a book summary site to get the core concepts of the books in your industry quickly.

                                          4. They Make Things Meaningful

                                          One of the most powerful things successful people do to always get what they want is that they make things meaningful. That is, they ensure that whatever endeavor they decide to embark upon is meaningful to them (and not necessarily to anyone else). They know and understand that it’s only worth it if it matters.

                                          5. They Ask

                                          One big thing that successful people always do to get what they want is this: they ask.

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                                          Most people are too shy to ask for what they really want. If you are too shy to ask, you may never know how to get what you want. So, don’t be like most people.

                                          Here’s an exercise you can do to get over it: next time you’re buying something, regardless of what it is, ask for a discount. Just do it. The worst-case scenario is that you’ll get a chuckle from the Barrista at Starbucks. The best-case scenario is that you’ll get comfortable with negotiating when it’s time to buy your next car.

                                          6. They Take Action

                                          Insight without action is useless. Successful people know that to always get what they want, they’ve got to take massive action.

                                          One of the most powerful exercises I’ve ever discovered is this: never leave the sight of a goal without taking some kind of action towards its achievement. In other words, as soon as you decide you want something or as soon as you set a goal of some kind, do something – anything – that shifts you closer towards getting it.

                                          7. They Use Their Time Wisely

                                          Have you ever heard of NET time? It stands for “No Extra Time”.

                                          For example: when you’re driving and sitting in traffic, are you listening to Mylie Cyrus? Or are you listening to an audiobook?

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                                          Successful people take NET time seriously. Get yourself some audiobook so you can start listening to the best business and self-improvement books available – all while you’re on your way to work in the morning.

                                          8. They Choose to Lead

                                          You don’t need to have formal authority to become a leader. You just need to choose yourself. All successful people know this, and so should you. Knowing how to get what you want requires knowing how to lead the way for others and yourself.

                                          Don’t wait for anyone else to do it, because the truth is that most people want to be led anyway. So, just step up and claim authority. Be the leader you wish you always had.

                                          9. They Contribute

                                          Successful people know that to get what they want, they have to be willing to help other people get what they want.

                                          What happens when you stop doing your job? What happens when you stop caring about your schoolwork? What happens when you become emotionally disconnected from a relationship?

                                          You suffer – that’s what happens. Successful people know and understand that in order to succeed, they need to contribute. They need to add value to the lives of others. They need to do their best so that they can become the best.

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                                          So, Now What?

                                          I hope this article has re-ignited the fire that you already had within you to be successful at any endeavor. The reason why I’m stressing the fact that you’ve already got everything you need to succeed and get what you want is that you wouldn’t be reading this if you weren’t already motivated to be successful.

                                          At the end of the day, however, all the insights in the world are worth nothing unless you combine them with action. When it’s all said and done, it’s your decision what you do with this list and how you apply it to your life and career.

                                          But if I may, here’s what I would suggest you consider as you get started doing the things to help you succeed:

                                          Review this list of the 9 things successful people do to always get what they want and then compare it with where you currently are at each one of these 9 things. Rate yourself in each one of the 9 things. Next, pick just ONE of them to work on every week.

                                          For example, if you find that you’d like to learn more about the business side of the company you work for, then go read the best business books to help you do that.

                                          Never stop learning. Always feed your mind with the knowledge you need to become as successful as possible within your area or industry. It doesn’t matter how busy you are. We’re all busy. Make the time to expand your knowledge.

                                          And remember: every key learning should be immediately followed with action.

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