How to recall days of the week
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How to recall days of the week

Astound your friends. Recall any date in the years 2016-19 in under 30 seconds.
4.4 (104 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
2,703 students enrolled
Last updated 1/2017
Price: Free
  • 43 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Recall the day of the week for any date in 2016-2019
  • Why not take the time to memorise the single most important thing that happened to you today and associate it with today's date? In a year's time imagine the difference that would make.
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  • If you know your 7 times table up to 7 x 5 = 35 you will do just fine

"a very good mind lesson. your never too old to learn something new and life changing"
"It is fun and quick moving! Really enjoying it!
"This is one of the best courses I have taken on Udemy. I hope to practice what I have learned which should help improve my memory."

This course will get you kick-started on improving your memory. There is no strong scientific evidence that memory apps work. That is why every technique I teach is designed to be applied in the real world. Don't become good at games - learn to apply memory techniques to real life challenges. 

To get you started I am going to show you how you can recall the day of the week of any date in the years 2016 - 2019. It will take you less than an hour to master.  Imagine meeting someone and telling them what day their birthday will fall on next year. It's a great way to overcome awkwardness and get a conversation going. Plus they will look at you in  different light. 


  1. Boost working memory
  2. Great icebreaker
  3. Improve your productivity

As your memory improves, so will your self-confidence, clarity and communication.

Who is the target audience?
  • Thought Leaders who want techniques to improve their memory.
  • A very few people in the world have Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory. The rest of us can use this technique as a starting point. Once you can recall important dates, you can add associations.
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How to recall days of the week
3 Lectures 17:19

Why is it worth upgrading your memory. It's not just about your past as this short lecture explains.


Meet Bill Aronson, see where he works, and follow him as he asks random people to test his memory for dates.

Ice Breaker

In this lecture you will learn the secret of how to recall the days of the week for over 1,100 days. 

How to remember dates

Test your ability
4 questions
Turn numbers into stories
1 Lecture 08:27

Do you find it hard to recall numbers? You are not alone. As part of recalling the days you need to memorise the twelve month codes. The sequence is 6225 0351 4624 where 6 is for January through to 4 for December. 

The Candle List is a simple way to turn these abstract numbers into memorable images and a story. Once you master the Candle List you can use it for pin numbers, credit card details, phone numbers and combination locks. 

How to memorise numbers

See if you can ace the Candle List. Remember that the link is the shape of the numbers.

Test your memory of the Candle List
2 questions
What happens when your memory improves
3 Lectures 17:10

One of the results of improving your memory is the ability to give speeches without notes. Watch Paul  Cullen  take the stage in front of hundreds of people and speak with confidence and assurance.

If you are unable to do this right now the root cause is that you are not confident that your memory will serve you.

Could you give a speech without notes?

Watch Gaye give only her second speech ever after six weeks of memory training. This was her first without notes and to make it even harder, in front of an audience of 200 people. Impressive.

Look, No hands

I hope you have enjoyed this course.  Want to take the next step?  Pop on over to:

where you can take a complete memory training course for free.  Learn how to recall names, numbers, lists, where you left your keys and how to give a speech without notes.  There is also free weekly live coaching to help you the most from the course and meet other memory masters.  

Bonus Lecture - Double your Memory in Six Weeks FREE
About the Instructor
Bill Aronson
4.4 Average rating
843 Reviews
36,568 Students
5 Courses

Bill Aronson is a memory coach who supports thought leaders simplify. He has helped hundreds of people of all ages to improve their memory. Recently, in front of an invited audience, Bill recalled a string of 240 binary numbers in under 240 seconds and in 2015 recalled Pi to 304 decimal places. He does this mental acrobatics to demonstrate that anyone can increase their memory.

Bill says, “If I can do it, so can you. I have an ordinary memory, but an extraordinary process that I want to share with you.” Bill is known as a thought leader gently challenging and always on the cutting edge. Everything that he does has the context of creating transformation.  He is a member of MENSA, has an IQ of 178, a disability that he has finally come to accept.

Bill has practiced mindfulness for over forty years. He has been poisoned, almost blown up in Northern Ireland, India (twice), and Israel and is pleasantly surprised that he is still alive. Most mornings he awakens with the thought "what can possibly go right?"

Bill is a former director of the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Australia), which he helped turn around from an embarrassing $800K loss to break-even in eighteen months. He has also served on the board of the International Coach Federation of Australasia, is an ICF certified coach and an active member of Rotary whose motto is service above self.

Bill divides his time between Hobart, Tasmania, and London, UK. To date, he has written nine books on business transformation including Turning up for Life (Lulu 2011) and The Lost Art of How to Find Things (2016).

Tom Cassidy
4.4 Average rating
1,684 Reviews
127,739 Students
21 Courses
Comprehensivist, Education Reformer

Tom Cassidy - Comprehensivist, Education Reformer, Reasonable Polymath, using continuous development frameworks to help people improve all areas of their lives: self-worth, self-belief, goal-achieving, feeling good, achieving sustainable health and deeply fulfilling relationships.

My mantra is: 'Feel Good. Do Stuff.'

Life's not about meditating on the top of a mountain in Nepal, feeling great, achieving enlightenment for yourself...

And it's definitely not about going through life doing things, without having awareness, being busy, achieving a lot but not being mindful of the bigger picture.

It's about both.

Feel good. Do Stuff.

Feel great about yourself, about life, the universe and everything, but do loads of things as well. Have a family, run a business, learn Italian, travel the world, change the world - Do Stuff.

I mean, why not?

I've spent the last 25+ years combining the wisdom of hundreds of years of the study of global philosophies, human effectiveness, modern findings of behavioural science, recent breakthroughs in the understanding of brain physiology and even the results of quantum mechanics into practical, continuous development frameworks for getting things done.

Systems based on practical algorithms of thought and of operation. Algorithms that are easy enough for most people to do just as they are, without having to change any aspect of their life. 'Reasonable Algorithms for Reasonable People.'

In my experience, the most effective continuous development frameworks are those which have duration, cadence and autonomy:

Autonomy - The framework is customisable, adaptable for every participant.

Cadence - The framework has a natural rhythm to it, a cyclic frequency.

Duration - The framework is designed for longitudinal impact and long term growth.

And this framework that I have put together appears to be very robust in its ability to get results, mostly because it requires a very small amount of willpower to make it work. People can stick to it quite effectively.

You still need to do the work. But the willpower you need to get the results is almost certainly the lowest you've ever used for achieving anything in your life, ever.

Please feel free to connect with me however best suits you. I'm always open to exploring ideas either virtually or in person.

All the best


Dr R. Andrew Bean
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