Brainiac: Memory Mastery & Fantastic Focus With Jim Kwik #178

Topics Discussed In This Episode:

  • If knowledge is power, learning is a superpower - and Jim Kwik can help you become a superhero

  • Jim’s childhood label: The boy with the broken brain

  • Become superhuman: learn twice as much in half the time

  • Always remember “MOM” - (M)otivation, (O)bservation, (M)echanics

  • An enormous number of really excellent “Kwik” puns

  • Why our “smart” phones are making us stupid

  • BE SUAVE: B(elieve), E(xercise), S(ay the name), U(se the name in conversation), A(sk), V(isualize), E(nd - say their name when you say goodbye)

  • How to release damaging self-stories tied to your school-age traumas

  • How to read 30 books in 30 days - you really can!

  • The outdated assumptions about human learning capabilities (you can do SO much more!)

  • If you fight for your limitations, you get to keep them. If you argue for them, they’re yours. Consider choosing a different story for yourself.

  • How to audit your self-talk, and stand guard at the doors of what enters your mind

  • Shifting from “I’ve got to” to “I get to”

  • Powerful long-term memories: information + emotion

  • Genius leaves clues (the method behind the magic)

  • If you live in the past, you’re dying in the present

  • Memory: the art of caring

  • Eliminating the extra noise to focus in on the most important things

  • There’s no such thing as a “good” or “bad” memory: just trained memory or untrained memory

  • ⅓ of our memory is determined by biology and genetics. The other ⅔ is up to us, and is within our control.

  • What’s good for your heart is good for your head

  • Everyone’s favorite conversation subject: talking about themselves

  • Knowledge is not power; it’s only the potential for power. It’s up to you to use it.

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