In ‘Effortless Reading’, Vu Tran talks about the mindset comparison of a smart reader and a regular reader and the approach and techniques he recommends, to read more books faster and more efficiently.
When he said, this book could be read in 30 mins I was intrigued. He speaks about techniques such as speed reading, photo reading and his own technique called ‘Deliberate Reading’ which is an accumulation of what he’s learnt with all the different techniques.
Photo reading is the process where your subconscious mind reads through a book and takes a mental picture of each page. You then require the belief that the conscious mind retains the information over time and can recall it with trigger keywords.
‘Deliberate Reading’ consists of selective and repetition components. Selective is when you choose to read the books that you’ll get the most benefit from to solve your #1 problem at the time. These are books with the information you need to learn most right now to optimise your life and growth.
Repetition is re-reading the top 150 books you’ve already read, that you like the most that you may not have read completely. He speaks about not having to actually read any book in its entirety and to just read the chapters that you want to know most about right now. To then go back to your favourites later when you need to, in order to optimise your learning more effortlessly and with more efficiency.
There are so many books I want to read, and Vu’s technique feels as though it takes the pressure off, it’s almost like being permission to not have to read every single page and chapter of every book if you don’t want. If you’re someone who loves to read and wants to consume as much information as possible while balancing everything else in your life, ‘Effortless Reading’ is absolutely a must read.
From the peak of my twilight years, I now see how much more successful I could have been if I had read or knew about the skills offered by Effortless Reading. Wonderful and a must for all avid readers.