ALPHABETICAL BRAIN® VOCABULARY
HUMANIST SECULAR THINKER
MIKE BYSTER

April 22, 2022

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THE POWER OF FORGETTING:
Six Essential Skills
to Clear Out Brain Clutter and
Become the Sharpest, Smartest You

by Mike Byster.
Harmony, 2014
(352 pages)

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    Quote = “Memory is the mother of all wisdom.” by Ancient Greek Scholar, Aeschylus (525-456 BCE)
SIX ESSENTIAL FORGETTING SKILLS:
    [1] SKILL 1 = FOCUS

    [2] SKILL 2 = CONCENTRATION

    [3] SKILL 3 = RETAINING MASSIVE
    AMOUNTS OF INFORMATION BY
    ASSOCIATING, NOT MEMORIZING


    [4] SKILL 4 = THINKING OUTSIDE
    THE BOX


    [5] SKILL 5 = ORGANIZATION

    [6] SKILL 6 = FORGETTING
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BOOK OUTLINE
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note = Numbers in parentheses refer to pages

INTRODUCTION — A forgettable story (1-14)

POP QUIZ — How well can you retain information, remember, and forget (14-15)

PART I — THE POWER OF FORGETTING (17-74)

1) THE ESSENCE OF A PRODUCTIVE THINKER — How it's possible to develop a clear, quick mind regardless of IQ (19-48)

2) THE POWER OF MENTAL HABITS — It's all about patterns! (49-74)

PART 2 — MASTERING THE SIX SKILLS OF A PRODUCTIVE THINKER (75-282)

3) SKILLS 1 AND 2 — FOCUS AND CONCENTRATION: Can you focus on your concentration? (77-106)

4) SKILL 3 — RETAINING MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF INFORMATION WITHOUT "MEMORIZING": Increasing mental capacity through the fine art of association (107-157)

5) SKILL 4 — THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX: What Hitler and your mother-in-law have in common (158-193)

6) SKILL 5 — ORGANIZATION: Harry held little baby Bobbie, causing Nancy one fantastic nightmare (194-245)

7) SKILL 6 — FORGETTING: Memory's linchpin (246-282)

CONCLUSIONProsperous, productive, and prolific (283-290)

APPENDIX A — Q&A: Odds and ends and a few more reminders in the classic FAQ style (291-310)

APPENDIX B — ADDITIONAL GAMES TO ENGAGE EVERYONE FROM NINE TO NINETY-NINE: Plus tricks to amaze your family and friends (311-340)

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS (341-343)

INDEX (345-352)

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AUTHOR NOTE, SUMMARY,
AND BOOK DESCRIPTION

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AUTHOR NOTES = Mike Byster is the creator of the award-winning memory system Brainetics and the founder of Brainetics, LLC. www.mikebyster.com

SUMMARY = The author, Mike Byster, is the creator of the award-winning memory training system Brainetics. The book shows you how to master his extraordinary technique, which is to become a more efficient and effective thinker by learning how to forget! The book is an uncommon guide for accomplishing more every day by engaging the unique skill of forgetting,

BOOK DESCRIPTION = By training your brain with Mike Byster's exclusive quizzes and games, you can develop the critical thinking skills to become more successful in all you do, each and every day. Mike has helped thousands of people achieve a better, faster, sharper mind through this award-winning Brainetics program. Now, in his highly anticipated first book, he reveals all and proves that everyone has the capacity for genius. He explains in practical detail how you can develop a mind to rival the best thinkers.

The key to becoming more successful, more imaginative, more confident, more adaptable to change, and more effective at work, home, school, and life is learning how to forget! While not everyone is a natural-born genius, you can cultivate the new skills and watch them transform your life. By using the essential six thinking skills in the book, you can learn how to be a more agile thinker and productive individual by changing the quality of your work and life balance forever. Using the six skills, you can overcome the staggering volume of daily distractions that lead to brain fog, an inability to concentrate, lack of creativity, stress, anxiety, nervousness, angst, worry, dread, and even depression.

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EDITORIAL BOOK REVIEWS
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RECOMMENDATION: You may print this text and read it and edit it by adding or deleting ideas. Also you can underline or highlight with colored inks or read it out loud to use proven memory boosters to help you capture this brain information in your long-term memory consolidation system.

Then, you can read your edited version of these ideas according to a reinforcement schedule; such as in a few hours. Then in a few days you can repeatedly skim your version several times during the next week or two to take advantage of the power of the spaced-repetition method of memorization.

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REMEMBER ALWAYS:
You Are Your Adaptable Memory!
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