What a Waste of Time…

Just filmed this week’s EES Lesson.


The first time I did it I didn’t have my microphone switched on. Which I’m sad to say is a mistake I’ve made more than once. In fact, I do it on a fairly regular basis.

Which clearly is a huge waste of time….

The lesson itself is a conversation about absolutely nothing, which sounds weird, but, well, is far more common than you’d think.

More on that on Friday.

Back to my stupid mistake.

The thing is, I ** am ** in the habit of checking that the mic is on and working.

And most of the time that’s enough.

But sometimes, like today, I don’t notice. Even if the mic isn’t switched on, my iMac’s built in mic will kick in and record something. So what happens is you don’t check properly and you *think* it’s working when it’s not.

Remembering to check isn’t the problem.

The problem is the system itself.

If I just took the time to set my computer up so that it *doesn’t* work with out my main mic plugged and on….

If I just disabled the crap built in mic…

The mistake wouldn’t happen.

Same thing can be said about your English. Instead of messing up, panicking, binge-studying random stuff that isn’t helping you and generally being a total mess with it….

If you just take a little time to set up a SYSTEM to master the language once and for all it’ll actually get done with as little time wasted as possible.

That’s where Master English FAST – An Uncommon Guide to Speaking Extraordinary English comes in.

Read it.

Listen to the audio.

GET THE SYSTEM set up… then go.

Go here to claim your copy now.


Julian Northbrook
Language Punk. Bloody Mic.

P.S. Talking about systems…

This is a big thing for me in my business at the moment. I (well, “we”) are doing far more work than we need to on some things. And that’s all because there aren’t good systems in place.

Right now I’m investing a lot of time into building out these systems…

And the question I’m constantly asking myself is, “Will investing time now save me a significantly greater amount of time later?”

Clearly anything where the answer is “Yes!” is worth doing.

Same with English.

All the more reason to get my book.

About the author: Julian Northbrook is an unconventional punk of the business English learning world. A leading expert in English education and direct response marketing, he’s fully equipped to drag you kicking and screaming from English-mediocracy to speaking at an outstanding level. After being turned down for his dream job in the art industry, Julian suffered three long years as a crap Japanese speaker. He understands exactly what it’s like to feel like a total idiot every time you speak. But Julian overcame his language problems, mastered the language, and went on to work first as a freelance translator, then as an executive member of a Japanese company. But he soon grew sick of the corporate world and left it to pursue something infinitely more satisfying — running his own business helping small business owners and entrepreneurs get so good at English that they forget that it’s not their first language. He writes the infamous Doing English Daily Newsletter which you can (and should) subscribe to.