6 Hacks to learning Chinese in 9 months.

Hack 1 Focus on HanYu Pinyin First by listening.
Hack 2 make a deliberate method to memorize Characters
Hack 3 Focus on patterns (sentence making patterns).
Hack 4 Read a lot of interesting things. (lol textbooks + questions = throw away!)
Hack 5 Focus on listening to things you like like audio books, news, music, movies etc
Hack 6 Speak while you listen. (get use to the music of the language.)