Kwik Brain with Jim Kwik

Kwik Brain is a fun, fast-paced show designed to help busy people learn and achieve anything in a fraction of the time! Your coach, Jim Kwik (his real name), is the brain & memory trainer to elite mental performers, including many of the world’s leading CEO’s and celebrities. In this easy to digest bite-sized podcast, you will discover Kwik’s favorite shortcuts to read faster, remember more, and ‘supercharge’ your greatest wealth-building asset: your brain. Whether you’re a student, senior, entrepreneur or educator, you will get the edge with these simple actionable tools to sharpen your mind, enhance your focus, and fast-track your fullest potential. Get show notes, Jim’s latest brain-training, and submit your questions in our private community (free) at: Jim Kwik is the founder of, a widely recognized world leader in speed-reading, memory improvement, brain performance, and accelerated learning with students in over 150 countries. After a childhood brain injury left him learning-challenged, Kwik 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.
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Jul 19, 2018

In previous episodes, we’ve talked about brain superfoods and what we should be eating to power a healthier, happier brain. Today’s show takes the conversation a step further as we talk about when we should be eating, and how fasting can impact our longevity and brain health. 


A common question from the Kwik Brain community has been how we can improve our brain functionality through nutrition and diet. A respected health and science journalist and author of a best-selling book on diet and brain health, today’s guest Max Lugavere has years of health and diet research experience to give you the best advice on improving your brain function through nutrition. 


The food we eat matters to our grey matter. When and what we eat can affect our memory, our thinking, our lifespan and our happiness. In today’s world, many of us are chronically eating, which is creating ongoing impacts and stresses on our bodies and brains — this makes sense if you consider we evolved as hunter-gatherers, eating only when we were able to find adequate food.


In today’s conversation we talk about some key nutrients for healthy brain cells, cover Max’s list of top genius foods you should be eating on a daily basis, provide a framework to guide when you eat and explain the effect of fasting on your mental state and metabolism. We’ll explain what current research is saying about fasting, and how you can improve your health through connectedness. 


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Jul 9, 2018

In today’s episode we’ll be addressing the much-talked-about mind/body connection and exploring how optimizing our body function, posture and movements can affect our minds and improve our brain power.

An accomplished manual therapist and movement coach, today’s guest Aaron Alexander has over a decade of experience coaching clients from Olympic athletes to Hollywood actors to improve their health and streamline their daily movements. 

The way we move has lasting impacts on our health and longevity. Our posture and daily movements affect our thinking, our happiness, and our general health. In today’s world many of us have learnt to separate our bodies and brains and sacrifice our physical health for the sake of convenience — think taking the elevator instead of the stairs, or jumping in the car for a trip of a couple of blocks — and this is resulting in heightened rates of physical illness and depression despite our ever-rising rates of affluence. 

In today’s conversation, we talk about the best ways to sit for a healthier body, explain the brain-body connection, and discuss the effect of posture on your mental state. We’ll give you some practical tips to turn your everyday tasks into the body and brain-boosting missions and ideas for best breathing practices. We’ll leave you with some helpful thoughts on how changing the way you move can reduce health risks and some quick tips for boosting your general health! 

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Jul 2, 2018

“How do you work smart, not just hard?”

There are times in life where you might find yourself overwhelmed. You might have a long to-do list, insane demand, and not enough time.

All these action items may appear to be high priority tasks, and you’re carrying the weight of it all. But it can sometimes feel a little bit unbearable. You may feel like you’re being held back or tired of the pressure, so I understand where this question is coming from.

If you’re just like the rest of us, you want to become more efficient and smart. You want life to feel easier, and not so hard.

Here’s my “Kwik tip” on how to handle when you feel overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next.

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Jun 8, 2018

What is the secret to asking great questions?

If you’re a long time or a new listener to my training, you know that I always tell people that the questions are the answer. If you want a greater understanding and comprehension when you read, then ask better questions.

In today’s episode, we’re going to talk about how to ask better questions that will give you better answers. And I can’t think of a better person to talk about this than my friend, Cal.

Calvin "Cal" Fussman is an American journalist and author. He is a Writer at Large for Esquire magazine, known for the What I've Learned column, where he interviews leaders in various fields, which have included Mikhail Gorbachev, Jimmy Carter, Ted Kennedy, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, Jack Welch, Robert De Niro, Clint Eastwood, Al Pacino, George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Bruce Springsteen, Dr. Dre, Quincy Jones, Woody Allen, Barbara Walters, Pelé, Yao Ming, Serena Williams, John Wooden, and Muhammad Ali.

This is a powerful episode, and I hope it will help you to re-activate your curiosity and creativity.

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May 23, 2018

What the heck should I eat for my brain?

If you’ve listened to the past podcast episodes, you know the most popular one was “The 10 Keys to Unlocking Your Kwik Brain.” While 1/3 of our brain is pre-determined by genetics and biology, the 2/3 of it is entirely in your control. And the first thing on that list is the food that you eat. But with so many choices (or lack thereof) these days, what should we eat to have an optimal brain?

To dive deeper into this subject, we have a very special guest today. Dr. Mark Hyman is a director of Cleveland Clinique, a center for functional medicine, 11 times bestselling author, along with his new book, “Food, What The Heck Should I Eat?”.

Listen in as we go over the top 3 brain foods you should eat AND 3 foods you should avoid.

This episode is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition, and it’s educational only. Please consult your healthcare provider if you have any question or concern.

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May 14, 2018

When you’re reading something, do you ever lose focus? Do you ever get tired and fatigued? Do you ever get frustrated?

When people are reading, one of the biggest complaints I hear is that they get tired while reading.

To help you with that, I brought my sleep doctor and one of my dear friends, Dr. Michael Breus, on today’s episode to talk about sleep, reading, and chronotypes (the science of best times WHEN to do things for YOUR specific body type).

He's written a number of books, including “The Power of When” and “The Sleep Doctor’s Diet Plan.”

In less than 15 minutes, you will discover: 

  • How to overcome reading fatigue
  • The worst time of the day to read (it’s not what you think)
  • 5 easy sleep hacks for deep rejuvenation and greater mental energy
  • How to minimize fixations to prevent excessive eye strain
  • And more...


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May 9, 2018

In today’s episode, we are going to answer one of the most asked questions in our Kwik Podcast FB community:

“I’m going through a lot of difficult times right now, things are a little bit crazy. How do I stay focused and resilient during these tough times?”

When you think about resilience, you think about the capacity to cope with stress and adversity. But it’s not necessarily a trait people are born with. The good news is that it involves behavior, thoughts, habits, mindset, and actions that we can all learn and develop over time.

To answer this important topic, I want to introduce you to Tara Mackey. She is a scientist, a #1 bestselling author of “Cured By Nature,” a health & wellness advocate, and an amazing human being.

Her story is absolutely incredible. Listen in as she shares her techniques to unlock your mind and master your habits so you can be more resilient throughout your day.

Be sure to check out her brand new book, “Wild Habits,” at and you can find her @taraamackey on socials.

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May 4, 2018

The more you learn, the more dots you can connect.

How do you become an exponential thinker? What does it mean to be an exponential thinker or a really BIG thinker?

We talk a lot about how our life is a reflection of our thinking. This is the millennium of the mind. We get paid to think. It’s not our brute strength, but brain strength.

I’m very honored to bring my friend, Naveen Jain, on this episode to share with you some of the ideas to becoming an exponential thinker.

He is a very successful entrepreneur, philanthropist, and created a number of businesses including, Moon Express, the only company in the world given permission to leave Earth’s orbit and land on the moon.

Strap in as we share some of the principles and ideas of exponential thinking, and how you can train yourself to think exponentially.

If you would like to learn more about Naveen’s company and assess your own microbiome, then visit 

** The only purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. It is no substitute for professional care by a doctor or other qualified medical professional. This podcast is provided on the understanding that it does not constitute medical or other professional advice or services. ** 

Apr 25, 2018

How do you go from burnout to balance?

Most of us have days where we feel depleted, helpless, overloaded, where you don’t want to get out of bed, and much less pursue your dreams.

But what if you’re feeling like this on most days? Then you might be suffering from a burnout.

Our bodies and brains are equipped to handle stress in short bursts, but not over long extended periods of time.

The impact of burnout is very real. Lack of motivation, decrease in confidence and performance, increased moodiness, negative thinking, all of which lower the quality of life you desire and deserve.

But this burnout is a signal, not a sentence.

So in this episode, I would like to talk about the signs of burnout AND the solutions you can apply to negate them.

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Apr 17, 2018

“Do EMFs harm your brain?”

I get a lot of questions about learning, brain health, and etc. in our private fb group, and I came a crossed this question we haven’t addressed yet.

I know it’s hard to imagine living in a world without your smartphones and computers, but what does living in a sea of electronics do to our brains?

I was recently at an anti-aging conference where I shared the stage with Dr. Joseph Mercola, who can offer very strong advice in this area so I took the opportunity to ask him some questions about EMFs and the effect it has on the brain.

In this episode, Dr. Mercola will share tools and strategies you can use to protect yourself and your family from possible harmful effects of EMFs.

Dr. Mercola is a multiple New York Times Bestselling Author, and his website is one of the world’s leading natural health website with millions of monthly visitors.

This interview is not intended as medical advice. Please do your research and talk to your healthcare practitioner for any questions you may have.

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Apr 12, 2018

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?

The fountain of youth is found between your ears. In this episode, I would like to talk about brain tips based on Dr. Daniel Amen’s book, “Use Your Brain to Change Your Age.”

We all want a brain that’s healthy and agile. In this book, I dedicated a chapter on lifelong learning and how to use that to keep your brain young, agile, and adaptable.

We can keep our brain young by developing new connection through novelty and nutrition. And in this episode, I want to talk about some of the exercises you can do to create more connections in your brain. 

20 Tips to help you become a lifelong learner:

  1. Find your motivation to learn something new.
  2. Read books, not just articles and emails.
  3. Turn your car into University on wheels.
  4. Stop telling yourself you have a poor memory.
  5. Don’t let school get in the way of your education.
  6. Use your creativity to memorize a list.
  7. Remember names.
  8. Use a visual pacer to read.
  9. Sharpen your brain during leisure time.
  10. Try something new.
  11. Teach to someone else.
  12. Take notes.
  13. Be curious.
  14. Ask yourself, “How am I smart?”
  15. Find your learning style..
  16. Don’t stop challenging your brain.
  17. Meditate.
  18. Boost your pre-frontal cortex by setting goals.
  19. Boost your brain’s flexibility by reflecting.
  20. Get enough rest.

You can pick 2 or 3 new activities from this list to add to your day. Which ones are you going to incorporate?

Cheers to your ageless brain!

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Feb 23, 2018

In this episode, my good friend Vishen Lakhiani gives us his best strategies to create smart learning organizations & teams. 


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Feb 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day! This is a special episode and it's all about loving your brain.

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Feb 8, 2018

In this episode I sit down with Vishen Lakhiani. Vishen is the founder and CEO of Mindvalley. Vishen is a long time friend of mine and we go over exactly how to find your life's vision.


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Jan 17, 2018

This is Part 2 of Fix A Broken Brain with Dr. Hyman. If you haven't listened to the first episode yet, be sure to do so!


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Jan 15, 2018

In this episode, Dr. Mark Hyman goes in depth to help us understand how our brain works and also how to fix it when it's "broken". 


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