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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: www.KwikBrain.com Jim Kwik is the founder of KwikLearning.com, 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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Jun 27, 2019

How do you use micro-commitments to change your life?

If you’re tuning into our show, then you’re probably interested in activating your brain to change your life. You either want to stop or start doing something to create new results.

Ryan Leveque is back with us today, and he’s the bestselling author of ASK, and his brand new book, CHOOSE.

In this episode, we’re going to talk about how your brain reacts to change and how you can use micro-commitments to ease your brain into changing behavior.

** Do you want to stay up to date with every new episode and get my brand new Kwik Brain Accelerator Program? Go to www.KwikBrain.com/podcast to get instant access. **

Jun 24, 2019

How do you master your habits?

First, you create your habits; then your habits create you. That’s the subject of this episode.

The treasures you seek in your life and learning is hidden in your daily routine. But how do you create a brand new habit? How do you stop the habit that holds you back?

In this episode, we have 3 experts to share their top tips and techniques to master your habits fast. 

** Do you want to stay up to date with every new episode and get my brand new Kwik Brain Accelerator Program? Go to www.KwikBrain.com/podcast to get instant access. **

Jun 20, 2019

How can you learn to be rich? What does your rich life look like?

All the treasures in our lives come from the quality of our mind. The habits of our thoughts and behavior determine what kind of life we’re going to be creating.

I’m excited to have our guest today to have this conversation because this is a topic that’s on a lot of people’s minds.

Ramit Sethi is the author of the New York Times bestseller 'I Will Teach You to Be Rich,' and his website (which has the same name as his book) helped creative professionals deal with clients and covers issues of psychology, personal finance and careers. He has been dubbed the “new finance guru on the block” by Fortune Magazine, as well as becoming a regular contributor to ABC, PBS and writing for the New York Times. 

In this episode, we will go over how you can change your mental script about money and build wealth without cutting out the things you love.

** Do you want to stay up to date with every new episode and get my brand new Kwik Brain Accelerator Program? Go to www.KwikBrain.com/podcast to get instant access. **

Jun 17, 2019

What are the foods you must avoid to have a healthy brain?

What you eat matters to your gray matter. We’re back in the Kwik Brain kitchen today with Liana Werner-Gray, the author of Cancer Free with Food, 10 Minute Recipes, and Earth Diet.

In this episode, Liana shares the top 5 foods you should avoid to protect your brain & body, and alternative foods you can add instead.

** Do you want to stay up to date with every new episode and get my brand new Kwik Brain Accelerator Program? Go to www.KwikBrain.com/podcast to get instant access. **

 

Jun 13, 2019

How do you heal from emotional wounds in the digital age?

If you hurt your arm, it can heal fast. But the emotional wound can linger for a long time.

I’m excited to have our special guest, Guy Winch, back in the studio today to talk about not just about our mental intelligence, but about our mental health, which is also very important.

Guy’s books have sold millions of copies and been translated into 26 different languages, and his TED Talks have been seen by people all over the world.

In this episode, we’re going to talk about how emotional wounds impact our brain performance and steps to overcome and heal from them.

** Do you want to stay up to date with every new episode and get my brand new Kwik Brain Accelerator Program? Go to www.KwikBrain.com/podcast to get instant access. ** 

 

Jun 10, 2019

How do you make better choices?

Our life is a reflection of our choices we’ve made up to this point. From what we choose to eat, who we’re spending time with, what we think, and what we do, adds up to where we are.

Have you ever given a thought about how you make these choices?

I have my friend, Ryan Levesque, with me today, and he’s the bestselling author of ASK, and he has a brand new book called, CHOOSE.

In this episode, we’re going to talk about how you can ask better questions to make better choices to change your life.

** Do you want to stay up to date with every new episode and get my brand new Kwik Brain Accelerator Program? Go to www.KwikBrain.com/podcast to get instant access. **

Jun 6, 2019

How do you keep your mind sharp and reduce mental fatigue?

We’ve all had the situation where we’re overloaded, overwhelmed, and don’t have the mental fortitude and energy to get through the day.

I couldn’t be happier to have an extraordinary guest, Dr. Mehmet Oz, with us today. Dr. Oz has 9 Daytime Emmy Awards for The Dr. Oz Show. He has authored over 400 original publications, book chapters, and medical books, has received several patents, and performs several dozen heart surgeries per year. 

You can say that he keeps a very busy schedule between his show, podcast, traveling, speaking, seeing his patients, and operating heart surgeries. So how does he do it all?

In this episode, we’re going to talk about how he keeps his mind sharps and strategies to keep fatigue at bay.

** Do you want to stay up to date with every new episode and get my brand new Kwik Brain Accelerator Program? Go to www.KwikBrain.com/podcast to get instant access. **

Jun 3, 2019

How do you optimize your brain health? Specifically, what kind of food can you eat for your brain?

What you eat matters for your gray matter. But here’s the thing. What’s good for one person is not necessarily good for the other person.

I’m excited about our conversation today with Naveen Jain. He is an entrepreneur and philanthropist driven to solve the world's biggest challenges through innovation. The founder of Moon Express, World Innovation Institute, iNome, TalentWise, Intelius, and Infospace, Naveen sees beyond the current business and technological landscape, creating companies that make a real impact.

In this episode, we’re going to share with you a powerful tool that can help you measure and optimize the health of your brain.

** Do you want to stay up to date with every new episode and get my brand new Kwik Brain Accelerator Program? Go to www.KwikBrain.com/podcast to get instant access. **

May 30, 2019

The food we eat matters to our gray matter—no matter how much work we put into our learning, it won’t be effective if our biology is suffering from poor food choices. But we don’t have to overhaul our diet overnight—small changes to your diet, one food at a time, will add up over time and can help you to achieve better health and a brighter brain without disrupting your daily life.

I’m excited to welcome today’s guest, Liana Werner-Gray. Liana is the author of three books—Cancer Free with Food, 10 Minute Recipes, and Earth Diet. She’s here to tell how we can make brain-friendly snacks that are both nutritious and delicious for us to eat!

In this conversation, we’ll hear about Liana’s health journey and explain why food is so important to your health. We’ll give you some tips for changing your food habits and take you through a quick brain-friendly chocolate brownie recipe!

** Do you want to stay up to date with every new episode and get my brand new Kwik Brain Accelerator Program? Go to www.KwikBrain.com/podcast to get instant access. **

May 27, 2019

Welcome to this week’s challenge!

In this episode, I’ll be explaining how this challenge will help you to find gratitude in your day.

The Kwik Challenge is for people who want to create positive change in their lives—to take the knowledge and turn it into power. Change doesn’t have to be difficult. All habit change starts with simple tiny steps, and before you know it you’ll be heading toward a new destination—the little things will add up to something much bigger!

By doing this challenge, you will:

  • Practice a new thought experiment 
  • Find wealth in your life
  • Learn to express your thoughts
  • Relieve stress
  • And more!

Thank you so much for participating in our Kwik Challenge. I hope you got a lot of practical tips that boost your brain performance each day. 

** Do you want to stay up to date with every new episode and get my brand new Kwik Brain Accelerator Program? Go to www.KwikBrain.com/podcast to get instant access. **

May 23, 2019

Today’s question for the Kwik Brain community is how do you fix a broken heart?

I’m excited to welcome today’s guest, Dr. Guy Winch. Guy’s books have sold millions of copies and been translated into 26 different languages, and his TED Talks have been seen by people all over the world. Heartbreak is a challenge so many of us face and Guy is here to talk us through it.

Heartbreak can make us crazy—there is no other experience that can make people do things completely out of character. It causes deep grief, and pain, and can cause our brain to perceive the relationship inaccurately. The good news is that by learning to override our natural brain responses, we can teach ourselves to heal and come out stronger on the other side.

In this conversation, we’ll define romantic heartbreak, explain why heartbreak can manifest like an addiction and how heartbreak affects our mind. We’ll give you some practical ideas for getting through heartbreak, and offer advice for those of you wanting to help a loved one who might be going through heartbreak.

** Do you want to stay up to date with every new episode and get my brand new Kwik Brain Accelerator Program? Go to www.KwikBrain.com/podcast to get instant access. **

May 20, 2019

Welcome to this week's challenge!

In this episode, I’ll be explaining how this challenge will help you to stay hydrated.

The Kwik Challenge is for people who want to create positive change in their lives—to take the knowledge and turn it into power. Change doesn’t have to be difficult. All habit change starts with simple tiny steps, and before you know it you’ll be heading toward a new destination—the little things will add up to something much bigger!

By doing this challenge, you will:

  • Improve cognitive function
  • Balance out mood and emotions 
  • Have better memory and blood flow to the brain
  • Better manage stress
  • And more!

** Do you want to stay up to date with every new challenge in the coming weeks? We have 1 more challenge left! Go to www.KwikChallenge.com to register and find out how you can participate. **

 

May 16, 2019

Today’s question for the Kwik Brain community is how do you know if you have ADD, and what can you do about it?

Dr. Amen’s book Healing ADD has sold half a million copies and helped countless people. Dr. Amen and his wife Tana—who is also a bestselling author and lives with ADD—join us today to help us understand where to start when we think someone we love might have ADD.

In this conversation, we’ll define ADD, bust some common myths about ADD, and explain how the disorder can play out in everyday life. We’ll give you some practical resources you can use to help a loved one with ADD, and some ideas for steps you can take towards healing.

** Do you want to stay up to date with every new episode and get my brand new Kwik Brain Accelerator Program? Go to www.KwikBrain.com/podcast to get instant access. **

 

May 13, 2019

Welcome to Kwik Brain Challenge #8!

In this episode, I’ll be explaining how this challenge will help you to activate your memory.

The Kwik Challenge is for people who want to create positive change in their lives—to take the knowledge and turn it into power. Change doesn’t have to be difficult. All habit change starts with simple tiny steps, and before you know it you’ll be heading toward a new destination—the little things will add up to something much bigger!

By doing this challenge, you will:

  • Activate the greatest multiplier for your goals
  • Increase mental fitness 
  • Boost awareness
  • Integrate play in your day
  • And more!

** Do you want to stay up to date with every new challenge in the coming weeks? We have 2 more challenges left! Go to www.KwikChallenge.com to register and find out how you can participate. **

May 9, 2019

We’ve spoken about the power of journaling on the podcast before, but how many of you are doing it every day?

In just five minutes in the morning, we can supercharge our minds to achieve happiness throughout the day. Journaling is a powerful and practical way to focus our minds for the day, seek gratitude, transform our lives and achieve our goals.

Today’s guests are entrepreneurs Alex and Mimi Ikonn, founders of Intelligent Change and the Five Minute Journal. They have helped thousands of people around the world build the habit of journaling and made the habit accessible and sustainable. They’re here to tell us how we can get the same effectiveness from journaling for five minutes a day that we would only otherwise get from working for 1-2 hours.

In this conversation, we delve into the inspiration behind the Five Minute Journal, explain the power of gratitude, and give you a quick routine you can use every morning to supercharge your brain. We’ll give you some reflections you can use in your evenings too, and go over why building a journaling habit will completely transform your life.

** Do you want to stay up to date with every new episode and get my brand new Kwik Brain Accelerator Program? Go to www.KwikBrain.com/podcast to get instant access. **

May 6, 2019

Welcome to Kwik Brain Challenge #7!

In this episode, I’ll be explaining how this challenge will help you to download decades into days.

The Kwik Challenge is for people who want to create positive change in their lives—to take the knowledge and turn it into power. Change doesn’t have to be difficult. All habit change starts with simple tiny steps, and before you know it you’ll be heading toward a new destination—the little things will add up to something much bigger!

By doing this challenge, you will:

  • Boost empathy and emotional intelligence
  • Learn to manage priorities 
  • Become a lifelong learner
  • Become mentally alert   
  • And more!

** Do you want to stay up to date with every new challenge in the coming weeks? Go to www.KwikChallenge.com to register and find out how you can participate. **

May 2, 2019

How do you overcome and change limiting beliefs?

All behavior is belief driven. You can’t remember someone’s name if you believe you have a horrible memory. You can’t be a great reader or leader if you believe you are not. Or change procrastination if you believe you procrastinate.

So how do you deal with the more deeper invisible level of beliefs?

In today’s episode, I have my longtime dear friend, Shelly Lefkoe, with us to discover how we can change the deep underlying beliefs about ourselves.

Shelly Lefkoe is co-founder and President of the Lefkoe Institute, and the founder and Parenting the Lefkoeway. She has personally worked with thousands of individuals from around the world. Using The Lefkoe Method, she has helped these people eliminate issues as serious as eating disorders, phobias and depression as well as everyday problems like procrastination, shyness, fear of public speaking and the inability to form healthy relationships. 

Tune in as we go over, what beliefs are and how we can tap into them to make long-lasting changes.

** Do you want to stay up to date with every new episode and get my brand new Kwik Brain Accelerator Program? Go to www.KwikBrain.com/podcast to get instant access. **

Apr 29, 2019

Welcome to Kwik Brain Challenge #6!

In this episode, I’ll be explaining how this challenge will help you to boost your focus throughout the day.

The Kwik Challenge is for people who want to create positive change in their lives—to take the knowledge and turn it into power. Change doesn’t have to be difficult. All habit change starts with simple tiny steps, and before you know it you’ll be heading toward a new destination—the little things will add up to something much bigger!

By doing this challenge, you will:

  • Stimulate brain-derived neurotrophic factors
  • Make new brain connections
  • Have better time management 
  • Increase your confidence-competence loop
  • And more!

** Do you want to stay up to date with every new challenge in the coming weeks? Go to www.KwikChallenge.com to register and find out how you can participate. **

Apr 25, 2019

How do you become a more mindful leader? Whether you’re a student, parent or entrepreneur, how do you lead yourself and how do you lead others for a place of mindful connection and development?

Representative Tim Ryan recently announced his run for president and has a long history representing working-class families in Ohio. What you might not know about Tim is that in addition to his service as a Congressman, Tim is an advocate for mindfulness, meditation, and health and is the author of two books on mindfulness and healthy food.

Mindfulness and leadership are two of the most important words today. We’re living through fractured, disrupted times and calm thoughtful leaders will be essential in guiding communities back toward connectedness, imagination, and change. Unless we learn to reconnect with each other and work together, we will remain unable to solve the many problems facing us.  

In this conversation, we discuss how mindfulness impacts our brains, and how adverse experiences impact the minds of younger generations coming up through our schools. We speak about how mindfulness has given the best leaders the strength to lead and maintain calm through challenging times and find the imagination to lead the country out of a challenge and towards change. Lastly, we talk about why social connectedness is so important in today’s fractured society and why the world needs you to take all the self-work you’ve been doing and start passing it on to your community.

** Do you want to stay up to date with every new episode and get my brand new Kwik Brain Accelerator Program? Go to www.KwikBrain.com/podcast to get instant access. **

Apr 22, 2019

Welcome to Kwik Brain Challenge #5!

In this episode, I’ll be explaining how this challenge will help you to protect your gray matter.

The Kwik Challenge is for people who want to create positive change in their lives—to take the knowledge and turn it into power. Change doesn’t have to be difficult. All habit change starts with simple tiny steps, and before you know it you’ll be heading toward a new destination—the little things will add up to something much bigger!

By doing this challenge, you will:

  • Boost your blood-brain barrier
  • Increase resilience
  • Learn to plan your day
  • Have better neurotransmitters
  • And more!

** Do you want to stay up to date with every new challenge in the coming weeks? Go to www.KwikChallenge.com to register and find out how you can participate. **

 

Apr 18, 2019

Today's question for the Kwik Brain community is: how do you overcome math anxiety to the point that you can improve your finances?

You might know Danica from her role as Winnie Cooper in Wonder Years, but what you might not know is that in addition to her lifelong acting career, Danica is an internationally-recognized mathematician, New York Times best-selling author and advocate for math education.

Dealing with money and finances is one the most practical reasons to learn math—unless we are able to deal with numbers, institutions can take advantage of us without us even knowing it. Many of us have learned to avoid numbers after learning to fear math in school, but the good news is this can be turned around, no matter your age!

In this conversation, we explain why avoiding maths can derail your finances, and why learning math is a form of self-care. We’ll give you some ideas for bringing fun into your math learning, and simple steps you can take to get started. We’ll tell you how math can help you feel in control of your life and make dealing with your finances fun.

** Do you want to stay up to date with every new episode and get my brand new Kwik Brain Accelerator Program? Go to www.KwikBrain.com/podcast to get instant access. **

Apr 15, 2019

Welcome to Kwik Brain Challenge #4!

The Kwik Challenge is for people who want to create positive change in their lives—to take the knowledge and turn it into power. Change doesn’t have to be difficult. All habit change starts with simple tiny steps, and before you know it you’ll be heading toward a new destination—the little things will add up to something much bigger!

In today’s episode, I’ll be explaining how this challenge will help you to have better recall and brain.

By doing this challenge, you will:

  • Activate creative imaginations
  • Learn to reflect
  • Get inspiration
  • Get in touch with your subconscious mind
  • And more!

** Do you want to stay up to date with every new challenge in the coming weeks? Go to www.KwikChallenge.com to register and find out how you can participate. **

Apr 11, 2019

A common question from the Kwik Brain community is: why do most (more than half of all relationships) relationships fail? How can we move on from heartbreak? We grow the most through interaction and intimacy, but so many of us experience trouble along the way. The good news is by working on ourselves; we can change the patterns we’ve been seeing in our relationships and work towards a healthier, brighter future.

Dr. Shefali is a world-renowned clinical psychologist who received her doctorate from Columbia University, New York.
She specializes in the integration of Eastern philosophy and Western psychology, making her an expert in her field. Her message has the potential to change people’s lives for generations to come.

Oprah has endorsed Dr.Shefali's work as revolutionary and life-changing. Her ground-breaking approach to mindful living and parenting has taken her books to the top of the NY Times best-sellers list.

In this conversation, we delve into some of the biggest misconceptions surrounding relationships, why we need to invest in ourselves, and why romantic love is a delusion. We’ll explain how self-love can change your life and give you some suggestions to get started on your journey toward healthier relationships.

** Do you want to stay up to date with every new episode and get my brand new Kwik Brain Accelerator Program? Go to www.KwikBrain.com/podcast to get instant access. **

Apr 8, 2019

Welcome to Kwik Brain Challenge #3!

The Kwik Challenge is for people who want to create positive change in their lives—to take knowledge and turn it into power. Change doesn’t have to be difficult. All habit change starts with simple tiny steps, and before you know it you’ll be heading toward a new destination—the little things will add up to something much bigger!

In today’s episode, I’ll be explaining how this challenge will help you to have better focus and memory.

By doing this challenge, you will:

  • Create better habits - how you do anything is how you do everything
  • Get momentum in your day
  • Gain clarity for your mind
  • Create success in the beginning and end of your day
  • And more!

** Do you want to stay up to date with every new challenge in the coming weeks? Go to www.KwikChallenge.com to register and find out how you can participate. **

Apr 4, 2019

How do you add more fascination and wonder into learning and life?

You heard me say many times that all learning is state dependent. The state you’re in while learning is so important because that information combined with emotion is what helps you to remember what you learned.

We have an extraordinary guest, Danica McKellar. She’s best known for her roles on The Wonder Years and The West Wing, as well as a three-time New York Times bestselling author, internationally-recognized mathematician, and advocates for math education - and now a new mom.

In today’s episode, we’re going to talk about the power of wonder, the power of play, and how you can add more of it in your life.

** Do you want to stay up to date with every new episode and get my brand new Kwik Brain Accelerator Program? Go to www.KwikBrain.com/podcast to get instant access. **

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