LRS 091: How to Learn a New Language Fast and Easy

How to Learn a New Language Fast and Easy - the let's reach success podcast

Today on the Let’s Reach Success podcast I’ll cover 6 techniques for learning a new language faster.

I love the variety of my podcast. It really is to get advice and inspiration out there on anything related to personal, spiritual and business growth.

Last weak it was about the mindset of a pro mma fighter, before that about youtube and why it’s great for you, your brand and business to be on it and do videos, and the episode before that was on the obstacles to becoming self-employed.

Now it’s something completely different – how to learn a new language. But it always amazes me how all these are connected. Life lessons and life hacking everywhere we look, only if we are ready for success in all areas of life, of course.

Alright, So I’m choosing language learning because it’s a topic near and dear to my heart, but something I haven’t worked on for some years. Now, I’ve set the goal to learn the language of the country I recently moved in, which is also my dream destination. That’s the Netherlands and so it’s time for me to learn dutch. Not because I have to, though, but because I want to.

Luckily, I’ve got the foundation as I know English and German, so most of the things In dutch are a combination of these two. It’s not unfamiliar to me at all and my brain won’t have a hard time learning it.

But there are some pretty smart ways and techniques that experts have found that can save us a ton of time and trouble. Most people don’t even give learning a second language a try because they are intimidated by how much effort it might take. But not if we hack the process.

So now I wanna explore some science-backed advice related to how our brain and memory work, so that we can make learning a new language super easy, and quite pleasant. And to also see progress soon as there’s no better motivation to keep it up.

Show Notes:

  • How learning just 300 words can be a game-changer [2:23]
  • What are cognates [6:21]
  • An example of using mnemonics to remember new words, the right gender, and their meaning [7:27]
  • What does it mean to immerse yourself in a new language [10:32]

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I shared 6 different practices and ways to hack learning a new language. Do this with desire and determination, and you’ll be amazed at the progress you make.

So, are you currently learning or want to start a new language?

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How to Look and Sound More Confident

How to Look and Sound More Confident

We associate confident people with success. But does confidence lead to success, or does success lead to confidence?

It’s a bit of a chicken and egg scenario. But there is plenty of evidence to suggest that working on your confidence levels will indeed boost your achievements in the workplace.

The thing about confidence is that it works two ways.

On the one hand, exude confidence and your clients and colleagues will have confidence in you – self-belief is very reassuring to others!

In fact, for better or worse, the mere appearance of confidence can be more likely to get you a promotion than your actual ability! When you think of some of the dubious phonies who’ve leapfrogged you in the past, it kinda makes sense, right?

And on the other hand, confidence builds confidence within yourself. When you adopt the look and the sound of the self-assured, you begin to feel bolder on the inside. You take risks and put yourself forward for opportunities you might otherwise not have. You begin to work with clear, bold strokes rather than inching ahead in half-measures.

Great – so how to create that feeling? Well, in the long-term, you can use cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to deal with the underlying causes of your indecisiveness and lack of confidence. But in the short run, getting the aforementioned look and sound of self-belief is a fairly simple matter of adjusting the way you speak, listen, and move.

If you’re particularly shy, try starting with your hands.

Keep them out of your pockets.

Burying your hands in your pockets instantly gives the (possibly correct) impression that you are nervous or uncertain.

And even the (hopefully incorrect) impression that you are dishonest or lazy. Keeping your palms open and faced upwards is a way of opening up to those around you and exuding trust.

Likewise, a firm handshake of around two-five seconds communicates warmth and self-assuredness. A limp handshake, on the other hand, might create the impression that you feel out of your depth. And an over-strong handshake always feels like the giver is trying to prove something!

The next steps are to work on your eye contact and the way that you intone your sentences.

This can be a bit much to think about when you’re struggling with what you actually want to say. Which is why it’s best to start with the other stuff first.

But take it one stage at a time and you can gradually build a confident manner that will start to perpetuate itself by making you feel strong on the inside. For a full guide to the remaining tweaks, you can make to get that feeling, run through this new infographic from Poundplace.

 

Build your confidence back up, and success will surely follow.

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