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

Jim Kwik

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Jim Kwik (his real name) is the founder of Kwik Learning and a widely recognized world expert in speed-reading, memory improvement, brain performance, and accelerated learning.

For over two decades, he has served as the brain coach to students, seniors, entrepreneurs, and educators, and as advisor to many of the world’s leading CEOs and celebrities.

After a childhood brain injury left him learning-challenged, Jim created strategies to dramatically enhance his mental performance. He has since dedicated his life to helping others unleash their true genius and brainpower to learn anything faster and live a life of greater power, productivity, and purpose.

Jim’s cutting-edge techniques, entertaining presentation style, and impressive brainpower feats have made him a frequent and highly sought-out trainer for top organizations, with clients that include Virgin, Nike, Zappos, SpaceX, NYU, GE, Fox Studios, The Cleveland Clinic, CalTech, Harvard, and Singularity University.

He is the host of the widely popular podcast “Kwik Brain”, which is consistently the top #1 training show on iTunes. KwikLearning.com ’s online courses are used by students in over 150 countries.

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Have you spent most of your life feeling awful and beating yourself up because you can’t focus as well as you think you should, or you can’t remember all the things the world requires you to remember? 

You’re not alone. And you're not broken. 

Jim Kwik, the founder of Kwik Learning, is a widely recognized world expert in speed-reading, memory improvement, brain performance, and accelerated learning.

Jim points out that there is no such thing as a “good” or “bad” memory: just a trained memory or an untrained memory. If you have issues focusing and remembering, there’s nothing fundamentally wrong with you. It’s not an IQ issue. It’s not about your intelligence. You need to train your brain. In this episode, Jim shows us how.

Join us today and spend some time with Jim, and learn how to quickly and easily train your brain to learn twice as much in half the time, to release damaging ideas about your mental ability, and to unlock incredible levels of mental skill and power that you never believed you could access.

It’s easier than you think.

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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