Monthly Archive for July, 2009

MindMap Your Way To Better Grades

Please take a look at this short YouTube video that shows you how to MindMap To Get Better Grades, produced by MindMapping Artist Paul Telling.

This is the teaser for a brand new course that I created with Paul – just for you. If you’re like me, artistically challenged, you read Chapter 6 of my study book and thought to yourself…

“If wish I could draw better…”

Guess what? You can.

This 25-minute MindMapping Program is like a personal tutorial guaranteed to make your note taking absolutely memorable and TOTALLY UNFORGETTABLE so you instantly start to get better grades.

This process does require that you have any artistic skills – just an imagination and a few coloured pens, pencils or markers.

In my study book, I explain that the Reticular Activation System (RAS) in your brain can retain and remember visual cues much easily than written ones, which is why standard note taking simply doesn’t work (as well as you want it to).

MindMapping has been shown to be substantially more effective for students of all ages and within all disciplines of study.

But no one, until now has made it simple and easy to really learn the art and craft of doing this WITHOUT an artistic or graphic skills.

That’s why I am so excited about this. Take a look at the video and you’ll quickly see that it’s not that hard – if you just improved by 10%, your memory recall and retention could skyrocket by 50 to 100% JUST BECAUSE THIS IS SO NEW FOR YOU.

Imagine that!!!!

All you need to do is give it a go and see what happens. As soon as the MindMapping To Get Better Grades Program is released, you’ll be the first to know!

MindMapping To Get Better Grades Program Teaser Video

Get Better Grades For FREE

Some students are quite resourceful – they realise that when they get two or three of their friends to buy my study book, it ends up being FREE! Others are a little more industrious and have realised that BECAUSE they’re in school and have access to other students, they can actually create another source of income for themselves!

Some questions people ask about the study book affiliate program include:

Who manages the lists?

The list of buyers is not sent back to affiliates – the logistics of doing this is too cumbersome and complex. You keep your list and we keep ours. We only end up with people who buy our product… We do know that it takes SEVERAL e-mails to get sales and each time a DIFFERENT approach is used, there is a new opportunity to get them to buy. An e-mail about EXAMS is different that one to TAKE NOTES or REDUCE STRESS, or SPEED READ… Each one attracts a different segment.

ClickBank automatically pays you into your account – we don’t handle any of the financial transactions at our end. We just know when a product is bought or a refund requested. Psst! Our refunds are really, really low because these strategies WORK!

Where does the study tip blog fit in?

My study tips blog is a good indirect way for you to get people ‘interested’… it introduces them to the concept and gives them a chance to consider the product.

The best way to promote my study book is to use Exponential Internet Marketing Strategies that I teach – the least expensive way to acquire this knowledge is via the Silver Membership which is $97/month.

We don’t do affiliate training and support since our pages themselves convert well enough that our best affiliates use Google Adwords and Social Networking Strategies to get people to click through to the site.

Getting Better Grades Is About Self Mastery

Today, Nick shares with us some of his challenges that will help you to see that you’re not alone. We all do this to some extent. Self Mastery is about controlling our emotions. My study book is about relieving the pressure and stress of studying so that you don’t put yourself in a pressure cooker.

Read Nick’s e-mail below and my response that follows.


Hey Dr. Dussault,

I understand where you’re coming from and I deeply appreciate your concern for me in reaching my full potential.

Ever since I was little, I was the reader who struggled to Excel on standardized tests and to comprehend books. I always felt like I was the slowest reader in the class, as it continues to be a great insecurity of mine.

I also tend to beat myself down when I don’t succeed at say playing sports, improving my reading and grades, etc. But when I look at myself now, I have a 4.0 GPA in high school right now and I’m also a starter on a premier soccer club. Why am I always beating myself up?

This was why I bought your speed reading videos. I was so frustrated with the reading course I was taking at home, that I wanted to try yours. However, like you said, things takes time.


P.S. In regards to your study book, my goal is primarily to become more efficient with my studies, since I procrastinate like you cannot believe. However, I have seen only a slight improvement because I keep going back to my old ways and having trouble following through with your techniques. As you said, It’s not easy, but I am up for the challenge and will continue to strive “onward and upward”.

First of all, Nick is being VERY honest and forthcoming. That is the first thing you have to do to be a great student – well great at anything – it’s to be self-aware. Know yourself so you know what you’re trying to improve.

One of the things Nick MUST stop using is the LABEL of procrastinator. if you see, hear and feel yourself as a procrastinator, you will remain one. Instead, whenever you say that word to yourself, INSTANT correct yourself and say “No, I am an action taker who is taking control of my life and destiny.”

I know it sounds childish – just try it and trust the process.

The next suggestion I have for Nick is to stop beating himself up, but to REWARD his victories and accomplishments.

I recently won a Silver Medal at the 2009 Australian Masters Games in Squash. To celebrate, I posted it on my Personal Mastery Blog, and at a recent event I actually brought my Silver Medal to show my clients who supported me. It was fun, but it also felt good to SHARE the victory with them.

We all need to celebrate the victories.

Holding ourselves to a higher standard does NOT mean you have to beat yourself up or down. Others will do that to you.

You need to keep yourself MOTIVATED and EXCITED.

So, Stop It! <— Click here to watch a funny video.