I’m Red-beard The Pirate and I can help you improve your grades with my book.

Are you a  student looking to improve your grades?

Focus is an important ingredient in your success.

The more focus you have, the less you’ll need of everything else.

If you’re focused then you don’t need to study as long. You don’t need to work as hard. You don’t need to worry as much. You don’t need to eat as well and you don’t even need to sleep as much. (But sleeping and eating well can seriously help.)

Focus is your superpower. When you can laser focus on something, it’s almost like you can telepathically control it. If you can laser focus on information then you can virtually drag it right into your brain.

But focus…

Focus is a fickle superpower that can feel like a handicap. OooOOooo something shiny…

It’s seriously like those superhero training academy movies where a young person discovers a super power and they don’t have much or any control over it. But by going to their superhero schools or trainings they can gain control over it.


I’m here to be the first to tell you…

Welcome To The Smart Student Superhero Training Academy

I’ll be your instructor helping you hone in on your superpower of staying laser focused in a way that makes things you want happen.

When you want to learn, you can laser focus on something to learn it.

When you want to do something, you can laser focus on it to do it.

When you want to say something correctly, you can laser focus on it and the words will flow out like your first morning whizz… Relaxing… I know…

Wonderfully informative a metaphor, right?


Focus can give you good things but it’s a superpower that you’ll need to use carefully.

One second your laser focused energy might be burning a whole through your textbook while you learn at untold rates of efficiency…

The next second you’re using that laser focus to stare at the hindquarters of the attractive someone sitting a couple seats in front of you with that same focused intensity…


You’ll need to keep an eye on that power.

That power is what lets you get caught up doing something fun for hours and hours while you procrastinate studying. It’s also that thing that MAKES you get caught up doing something fun for hours instead of ever studying… Oh boy…

That’s not what you want, right?

You want the power to control your laser focus superpower and that’s what this lesson is going to be all about.

Get ready… strap in…

And seriously… try to stay focused at least long enough to get through this. 😛

How To Completely Fail To Focus On Something

There is one sure-fire way to screw up focusing on what you want to focus on. I’m teaching this strategy to help you…


Stop doing this:



“Try” to focus on something.

You know when you’re sitting with your textbook and you catch yourself zoning out instead of studying. Then… you have the wise idea… “you know what, I should try to focus back on my…”


Sure… it might work for a moment but in 30 seconds you’re going to be back to daydreaming while your textbook longs for the look you give it when you actually care what it says. (Don’t make your textbook sad.)

“Trying” to focus is usually a waste of energy. The human brain isn’t a computer. We can’t maximize the window to cover the whole screen in our brain. We can’t close out of the dozen extra browser tabs. We can’t turn off our IMs.

The brain focuses automatically. It’s closing its own browser tabs automatically. Its window is always maximized. It doesn’t turn of its IMs because those are the things that help you hear approaching tigers in the bushes. (Did you just hear something?)


Trying to focus isn’t the goal.

The goal should be to create an environment conducive to focus –

You know… like closing browser tabs you don’t need. Putting your phone on silent (or god forbid, turning it off!) Throwing everything you don’t need on the floor and using your desk for only 1 thing at a time. Shut off the music. (Check the bushes for tigers in advance.)

That’s an environment designed to make focus automatic.

Now that you’ve created a focused environment – instead of trying to focus –

Try to do what you need to do.

When you’re using an active study strategy like flashcards (or any active recall strategy,) this is all that you need to do.

When you’re using a passive study strategy like reading, it’s a little bit harder. But… you’re reading Smart Student Secrets… so just don’t do that. There are ways you can improve your passive focus but that’s complicated. It’s easier to just use active strategies.

Instead of chasing focus – let it chase you.

But I Can’t Control The Environment

Sometimes you won’t be able to control the environment. One of the worst places to try and learn to focus is in the classroom.

And focus in the classroom will take some getting used to.

But it can happen.

And the best approach to dealing with these environments that you can’t control comes down to a strategy I call the Focus Fallback Strategy.

The Focus Fallback Strategy

I don’t have time to dig into every detail related to The Focus Fallback Strategy but you can read all about it in the Smart Student Secrets books.

The Focus Fallback Strategy is the acceptance that, at times, you won’t be able to focus on what you want to focus on. Your superpower may have it’s own kryptonite and when that happens… this is your backup plan.

Whenever your brain isn’t allowing you to focus on something, look for the next best thing you can focus on.

When your teacher is saying boring information, maybe you could focus on writing notes about what the teacher is saying (but try to keep those notes interesting. Make them silly, strange, dirty, or something you enjoy thinking about but related to the topic.)

When you can’t do either of those, maybe you could focus on the strange way that your teacher is talking, or let yourself daydream about the things your teacher is saying, or just count the number of times the teacher uses the word, “uh…”


The best case scenario is you focus on the information you’re trying to learn but when your superpower is hitting its kryptonite, you want to fallback to your backup strategy.

The books should help you dig into that a little bit deeper but this should get you started.

Train this superpower and it will actually feel like a superpower.

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What They Don’t Tell You About Becoming Laser Focused For School

A B&C Students Guide To Mercilessly Crushing A Students At Their Own Game (While Laughing Your Way Towards The Ivy-League)

Are you smart but getting meh grades?

The smartest students are often the ones the school system leaves behind. It’s easy to motivate a half-wit (or even almost-wit – like a horse with a carrot dangled in it’s face to get it running. Giddy-up horsey!

You would never fall for that, right? Then this is for you.

It’s easy to procrastinate when you’re getting a raw deal. That’s the smart thing to do.

Academics is a game – and its prizes are good. Really good! There is more to the story than that though. What do you have to do to get that prize? And that matters even more than the prize. Study 18 hours a day for straight-A’s and a high-paying job someday in the distant future? Ughhh… Not me. That’s for sure.

I scored near the top of my college Engineering class while studying less than 15 minutes a morning. And seriously, I don’t sound like a super genius, do I?

Hint: I had barely scraped a 1.0 GPA in high school and I wasn’t skipping and having fun with friends either – I was… dare I say… trying my best.

Big Tip: trying doesn’t matter unless you’re experimenting or already using an effective strategy. Trying without an effective strategies is a waste that can plop your grades in the stinker. First step – STOP TRYING with ineffective strategies.

You got that?

Look… I’m a bit crazy. I get it. I’ve read hundreds of books on grades, learning, and memory. I spent sleepless nights studying obscure academic journals. I swear, I even read the book “How To Read A Book” and didn’t have to drink alcohol to do it!


You wanna’ know why?

Don’t tell anyone but… I care. I was emotionally crippled by the school system. I had heartless, lazy, and downright mean teachers (and a couple good ones that couldn’t help.) It took years for me to untangle their mess…

And I went to college and beat them at their own wretched game. Top scores. Easy studying. Time to make friends and impress the ladies. (You know… the important stuff!)

But I know… I wasn’t alone and I know there are others facing similar and worse challenges than I did. And I may be out of the warzone now but I can’t in good conscience leave you behind without my arsenal.

That’s why a decade ago I founded Smart Student Secrets and got link backs from LifeHack, HuffPo, and good college professors with names I can’t pronounce from all over the world that see these strategies crushing every day. But forget about them… the emails I get from grateful students… that’s the stuff a good life is made of.

My newest book is, in my opinion, the best book ever written for students that want to absolutely crush the academic game.

It gets you to focus your energy on the most important aspects of grades – giving you leverage on the system.

It shows you the big painful studying, you’re not benefiting from – that you thankfully get to stop today and forever.

It takes the latest in academic research on memory and puts into your hands, the exact memorization strategies that a Purdue Professor proved can let someone memorize 2.35 things for every one they’re memorizing now.

And this isn’t about “working harder” – and it’s not about “working smarter” either. (I cringe every time I read that phrase.)

It’s about working only when it matters most and creating the habit of motivated and effective learning.

I guarantee this… You can skyrocket your grades with my book while studying less than you ever had to study before. If I’m wrong, send me an email and I’ll refund you – no questions asked.

Please give me the chance to change your life for the better – it’s on me to prove it. What you’re going to do is: click on the link here or below, click “Buy Now”, fill in the boxes, and you’ll get your copy of the book through an instant download.

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