Multi-tasking, multiple projects, multiple goals, multi-media pretty much describes the state of the workplace and school environments today. With all this flurry for our attention and focus, it is amazing that anything actually gets completed. With all the distractions around us, unless you know what your CORE is, you may never master speed reading, or get anything notable accomplished.

Do you know what your CORE is? CORE stands for Cost of Reading Effectively. As an employee, every minute of your day can be broken down to the cost of your employment. If you are a business owner, each minute spent doing one thing prohibits you from doing something else that may have a bigger pay-off. Time masters are very aware of this. But there are very few time masters, especially when it comes to reading.

For students, the calculation may not be as apparent. But a student definitely knows what it feels like to have more reading and studying to do than there is sufficient time for effective completion of an assignment.

Whether you work, or whether you are a student, knowing what your CORE is can help you maintain focus. Focus is the key to success in any endeavor.

One of the keywords in the acronym CORE is effectively. Effectiveness can be defined as doing the right things in as efficient a manner as possible. If you are not reading with efficiency you are wasting time, one of the most precious resources we all have in our life. And it is the only resource that we all have equal amounts to spend.

Knowing what your CORE is then can help you stay on track, make better decisions on how you spend your reading time, and get more of what really matters done. Your CORE score will pay you huge dividends in your life to help you create the kind of life you really want.

By reading efficiently and effectively you can gain competitive advantage over others. Throughout my career, I have always risen to the top of the field simply because of the fact that I can digest and use new information at an accelerated rate that my colleagues have not been able to accomplish. By reading efficiently and effectively you can learn new subjects that can help you be more creative in your thinking and in your work.

In today's academic and business life reading efficiently and effectively is an absolutely necessary set of skills for success. Without knowing your CORE score you may just drift along in the seas of mediocrity and never really accomplish what you most desire. Do you know the cost of your reading time?

Studies show that office workers spend an average of 4 hours or more a day doing tasks that require reading. Do you know the real financial cost that this behavior claims? And, what if you could reduce this cost of either your time or your money by learning advanced and accelerated ways to read and digest what you need in order to be successful at work, or in school?

To enable you to know what your CORE score is, visit: and play around with the calculator. When you see the results, you will probably be amazed at the hidden costs to you. It may even motivate you to to pursue success in mastering the essential skills of speed reading.

Author's Bio: 

Ed Caldwell is the creator and publisher of the "Masters Online Program: Dynamic Reading, Memory, and Recall" and other live and web-based learning programs. As former National Director of Instruction and Certification for the world famous Evelyn Wood Reading Dynamics program, Ed has 30 years experience teaching and testing new strategies to help people from all walks of life learn to read more efficiently. Trainer, speaker, and writer, he can be contacted at Having trained tens of thousands of people, he has mastered the art of the coaching, especially when learning speed reading. Ed is the creator and president of Productive Learning Systems, Inc, and, Inc. You can learn more at and download the free eBook, "The 10 Top Mistakes When Learning Speed Reading."

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