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Income Lower Than Desired, Too Much Reading and Not Enough Action

Hi Sebastian,

Made my first comment on your blog recently and as promised, i'm here to make direct contact via email, officially deleting my name from the list of 900 :)

I'm blown away by the depth of the posts you make in response to emails from other folks for advice, so i'm gonna try my luck seeking some insights from you about my situation.

I just graduated from university about one and a half years ago.

So fast forward to today. Till now, i still only manage a low 4-figures monthly income from the internet business.

Learning Vocabulary: The Blitz

On Radical Reader Chinese

When you're looking to make a change or an improvement, you begin with a huge amount of energy. You feel like barreling head-first into your goal and knocking to pieces. You feel like a receiver, ready to stiff-arm all obstacles out of the way. You're ready to blitz your way to success. You're ready to take your food mouthfuls at a time. You're ready to get all of your work done no matter how tired you get.

To use vocabulary learning as an example, studying the 3000 most common words in a language will lead to about 80 percent understanding in a language. You can split this up a number of ways. Maybe you choose to study 5 cards a day over 600 days, or 30 cards a day over 100. Maybe still you choose to take all 3000 in 30 days, or even a week. The last option is what I call a blitz.

The pros

Blitzing has the obvious pro of taking far less time than the million little drops method. If you can get through a list of 3000 vocabulary items and assimilate them in a week, why not? If you can build a vocabulary that unlocks 80 percent of the language you seek to speak, why not do so as quick as possible?

The cons

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