Dec. 7, 2018

Jim Kwik - Memory improvement and optimal brain performance expert

Jim Kwik is a world expert in speed-reading, memory improvement, and optimal brain performance.  As the CEO and Founder of Kwik Learning, Jim’s cutting-edge techniques and impressive mental feats have made him a highly sought-out brain trainer for top entrepreneurs and organizations with clients that include Virgin, Nike, GE, Fox Studios, Harvard University, and Singularity University.  In this episode, Jim and I discuss his top strategies for memory and learning, motivation, limiting beliefs, digital distraction, and nutrition.

Jim Kwik is a world expert in speed-reading, memory improvement, and optimal brain performance.  As the CEO and Founder of Kwik Learning, Jim’s cutting-edge techniques and impressive mental feats have made him a highly sought-out brain trainer for top entrepreneurs and organizations with clients that include Virgin, Nike, GE, Fox Studios, Harvard University, and Singularity University.  In this episode, Jim and I discuss his top strategies for memory and learning, motivation, limiting beliefs, digital distraction, and nutrition. 

Show Notes:



00:30 -- Kevin's childhood memory challenges (and the self talk that followed)

03:30 -- Luminosity; Lion's Mane Mushroom; Phospholipid Omega-3 DHA

04:30 -- How Jim started as the "boy with the broken brain"

09:03 -- The impact of limiting beliefs on learning and memory 

13:20 -- What Jim learnt while visiting nursing homes and seniors' centers 

18:50 -- 'The Power of Positive Thinking'; Dale Carnegie; Napoleon Hill 

20:00 -- Subvocalization as a constraint for fast reading

23:32 -- Why clarifying your motivation is the missing factor for optimal learning 

26:30 -- The Albert Einstein quote that shaped Jim's perspective on learning

30:00 -- Jim's 'Head, Heart and Hands' approach

31:17 -- Simon Sinek

37:48 -- The limitations of IQ and standardized tests

40:15 -- How respect can be used as a powerful tool for remembering names

43:55 -- Post traumatic growth 

47:40 -- What Jim uncovered about personal responsibility from Stan Lee 

49:50 -- Jim's Morning Routine 

51:05 -- How to remember 10 new peoples' names at a party

52:25 -- 'The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People' 

53:30 -- Jim's strategies for digital overload and digital distraction 

56:11 -- Creating new habits: Dr. B.J Fogg 

58:45 -- Force multipliers: Jim's podcast 'Work Smart - Not Hard'

1:02:11 -- Why Jim has a 10 foot Hulk in his backyard

1:04:00 -- Jim's 'Be, Do, Have, Share' success formula 

1:05:29 -- Dr. Wayne Dwyer

1:06:40 -- Self talk is 'software' that needs to be worked on

1:08:04 -- Information plus emotion leads to long-term memories

1:11:00 -- Why Jim uses the Pomodoro Technique 

1:11:58 -- Jim's top 10 brain foods

1:12:45 -- The 2,500 year old memory technique Jim uses with his clients 

1:16:35 -- The P.I.E. method

1:21:03 -- Jim's 'Vowel' strategy for retaining complex information 

1:25:05 -- Digital dementia 

1:31:47 -- Connect with Jim at 'Kwik Brain', and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter