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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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Nov 28, 2019

What are you grateful for in this moment?

Every Thanksgiving, people reflect on what they’re most thankful for. This tradition can actually rewire your brain, and giving thanks year-round has tremendous benefits for your mind and body.

Gratitude is an appreciation of what is meaningful to you, and you can train yourself to be thankful for the little things in life constantly.

In this episode, I discuss the benefits of gratitude and how you can harness the superpower of thankfulness in your daily 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. **

Nov 11, 2019

How can you improve your situational awareness? 

A self-protection advocate, author, self-defense coach and member of the Black Belt Hall of Fame, today’s guest Tim Larkin has over two decades of experience teaching clients how to protect their own safety. On today’s show, he’ll be drawing on his experience in the military and as a self-defense coach to explain how improving our situational awareness will benefit our safety and our brains. 

In this conversation, we talk about how situational awareness can benefit your life and your safety. We’ll explain how you can boost your situational awareness through fun practical exercises, and why attention is your most valuable commodity. We’ll leave you with some quick tips on how you can apply situational awareness to your home, travel and everyday 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. **

 

Nov 5, 2019

How do you build mental muscle? 

Many of you are likely doing regular physical exercise, but have you worked on your mental fitness lately? You want your physical muscles to be strong, flexible, energized, and pliable, but do you want the same for the most important “muscle” in your body—the mind? 

You can achieve optimal mental fitness through practice. The same “use it or lose it” principle that applies to your body also applies to your mind. To grow, build resilience, and focus, your brain requires novelty and nutrition. 

If you’re looking for practical tips on building mental fitness, today’s show is for you. Here are 3 Kwik Tips for boosting your brainpower through mental exercise. 

** 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. ** 

 

Oct 28, 2019

How do you improve and enhance your willpower and discipline? 

A Hindu priest, entrepreneur, TEDx speaker and a former monk of 10 years, today’s guest Dandapani has years of experience helping entrepreneurs and global companies to further their missions.

If you have something you want to start doing consistently, like reading or going to the gym, this show is for you. 

In today’s conversation, we talk about what willpower and discipline really mean, and how you can use them to change your outlook on life.

We’ll give you some quick tips about finding your purpose and building the daily habit of starting what you finish. We’ll leave you with some short practical exercises you can do to work out your passion in life and start building willpower.

** 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. **

Oct 21, 2019

How do you learn faster by going slower?

That may sound like a contradiction, but we’re going to be talking about this key component to learning in this episode.

This topic is also important because, to truly learn something, you have it go through it step-by-step and be patient with yourself.

We enjoy bringing knowledge from a lot of different aspects of life, and this is one of them.

We have Tim Larkin joining us today to talk about this topic of going slow to learn fast.

What makes him interesting is that he’s a self-protection advocate, a Self Defense Instructor of the Year, and the Black Belt Hall Of Fame. A former military intelligence officer, Tim was part of a group that redesigned how Special Operations personnel trained for close combat.

Because of his background, Tim brings a unique perspective to this topic of focus and learning.

** 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. **

 

Oct 14, 2019

Optimal cognitive performance starts with looking after your physical health. If you are looking to increase your mental energy, think clearly, and optimize the health of your brain, today’s show is for you. We will give you usable tips to sleep better, help you choose the best foods for your brain, and understand why the neurochemistry of happiness is important for your brain function. 

We have 3 guest experts with us to share their top strategies and tools for boosting your brain health. You can check out the full Kwik Brain episodes with our experts in the show notes: jimkwik.com/notes 

** 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. **

 

Oct 7, 2019

How do you concentrate?

If you feel like you are constantly struggling to concentrate and struggling to tame your ‘monkey mind’, this show is for you.

A Hindu priest, entrepreneur, TEDx speaker and a former monk of 10 years, today’s guest Dandapani has years of experience helping entrepreneurs and global companies to further their missions. 

In today’s conversation, we talk about how to practice concentration, and how training concentration can change your enjoyment of life.

We’ll give you some quick tips to build your concentration muscle and focusing on one thing at a time. We’ll leave you with some short practical exercises you can do to avoid distractions and start building concentration.

** 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. **

Oct 3, 2019

How do you use your body to communicate and influence people? Can you use your body to influence yourself? 

An accomplished manual therapist, author, podcast host, 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. On today’s show, he’ll be exploring how optimizing our body function, posture and movements can affect our communication and improve our brainpower. 

In today’s conversation, we talk about how improving your physical communication affects how others perceive you, and how you perceive yourself. We’ll give you some quick tips and rules you can apply to improve your posture and boost your brainpower and talk about some great research into how our bodies and breathing affects our brain. We’ll leave you with a bunch of quick challenges you can try to get started with building a happier body and 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. **

 

Sep 30, 2019

Sleep is one of the most important life hacks around. If you’re a regular listener to the show, you’ll know by now that it affects every aspect of our health and mental performance: our memory, stress levels, weight, capabilities, and energy. 

Dr. JayKhorsandi spends his day job helping clients with sleep apnoea and snoring, and is the host of the Best Night Ever podcast. If you or someone you know has trouble sleeping well, this episode is a must-listen for you. 

In today’s episode, Dr. Jay will tell you how we can make our next trip enjoyable by reducing the impact of jet lag. He’ll tell you how you and your loved ones can deal with disordered sleeping, and give you some practical tips to improve our night-time routines to optimize sleep quality and boost brain performance. 

** 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. **

 

Sep 23, 2019

How do you get your brain in the zone?

I want first to take a moment to thank you for tuning into today’s show! Whether you’ve been a longtime listener or just tuning in, we’re here because of you.

In this episode, we’re going to talking about 3 ways to get your brain into the zone where you have peak performance.

I have three experts to cover this topic to share how you can activate the state of flow more often so you can be in the zone to boost creativity and achieve your goals.

** 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. **

 

Sep 16, 2019

How do you turn your brain back on?

Do you feel your brain is getting older? Senior moments coming early or feel absent-minded?

It’s quite common these days for a lot of people to not have focus, unable to maintain concentration, and lack mental energy. It’s no surprise that we’re overloaded, distracted, and overstimulated that it’s easy to feel like your mind is fleeting.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. Even with age, your brain doesn’t have to decline. It can get better, and you can “turn it back on.”

To talk about this topic, I have a very special guest today. He’s a dear friend of mine, Dave Asprey.

He is the founder of Bulletproof and author of New York Times bestseller, The Bulletproof Diet, and his new book, Super Human. He is a Silicon Valley investor and technology entrepreneur who spent two decades hack his own biology.

In this episode, he will share some of his tips (you may not hear of before) to turn your brain back on.

** 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. **

Sep 9, 2019

You might be working hard, but feeling like you are not working hard enough. You might be looking at perfectly curated feeds on social media and feeling like your own life is not enough in comparison. You might be trying to get to the bottom of a seemingly endless to-do list. This constant workload is leading many people to burnout, a condition that has recently been recognized by the World Health Organization as a widespread health risk.

A businesswoman, news anchor, and New York Times bestselling author, today’s guest Nicole Lapin looked like she had it all for years. Behind the scenes, she was experiencing exhaustion and burnout and is here to tell us how we can avoid going down the same path.

Nicole Lapin is an American television news anchor, author, and businesswoman. She is known for being an American news anchor on CNBC, CNN, and Bloomberg. Lapin also served as a finance correspondent for Morning Joe on MSNBC and The Today Show on NBC. She is The New York Times bestselling author of Rich Bitch and Boss Bitch. Her latest book, Becoming Super Woman, is out this September.

In this episode, we will explain why self-care can be the greatest asset to your career. We will explain how widespread burnout, and give you some practical tips to avoid or recover from it. Finally, we will give you some challenges to do to get you on the path to balance and improved self-care.

** 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. **

Aug 12, 2019

How do you memorize jokes? How many times have you wanted to remember a joke, but you just can’t? 

Being able to remember a joke is a great conversation starter, and it’s also great for your brain. But for some reason, jokes are hard to remember for many of us, and we end up ruin the fun even when we try. 

This episode is a segment from my recent Instagram Live, where I answer questions we get from our Kwik Brain Community. And as someone who loves humor, this is one of my favorite topics.

In today’s episode, I’ll share you with a couple of memory jokes and some simple tips to remember 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. **

Aug 8, 2019

What should you know about women’s brains? 

The historical conception that male brains are superior to female brains is finally being overturned—but while there is no difference in our intelligence, there are subtle structural differences in female brains that can heighten the risk of health conditions for women, including Alzheimer’s disease, migraines, and depression. Few people are aware of this, so raising awareness and helping people to feel more comfortable seeking assistance with these types of health concerns is incredibly important. 

An international researcher in Alzheimer’s prevention, author of the incredible book Brain Food, and a nutrition expert and neuroscientist, today’s guest Lisa Mosconi has years of invaluable nutrition and neuroscience knowledge from a career spent working to prevent brain deterioration. 

You can check out my previous episode with Lisa here: Episode 88: Eating For Your Brain with Dr. Lisa Mosconi 

In this episode, we’ll explain the differences between female and male brains, including differences in hormones and health risks. We’ll explain some ways you can become more aware of women’s brain health, and explain what a typical brain scan might look like for a woman experiencing a decline in brain health. Finally, we’ll tell you why you should take care of yourself in the busiest decades of your life, and why you (or the women in your life) should never be ashamed of seeking out health treatment. 

** 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. **

Aug 5, 2019

How can you use math to build your mental fitness? 

People often talk about wanting to increase their physical fitness—they want to be more flexible, agile, and have more energy, but what about being mentally fit? One of the greatest exercises we can do to build our mental fitness is math. Aside from boosting our brainpower, math can also build our confidence, make us feel capable, and help us to tackle obstacles in other areas of our lives. 

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. 

In this conversation, we explain how you can build mental fitness through math, and gain confidence that nobody will be able to take from you. We’ll talk about how math can help you to overcome life’s obstacles and feel more capable. Lastly, we’ll tell how you can rebrand math so it is no longer something to fear. 

** 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. **

Aug 1, 2019

Can travel make you smarter? It’s a vacation season and we have a special episode for you today! 

Traveling boosts your brain more than you think. Whether you’re going on a smaller adventure like crossing your own city or flying to a country you’ve never visited before, traveling triggers growth, self-belief, and strength in your mind. 

Today’s guest Aggie is a travel blogger, adventurer, storyteller, and upcoming author. Her popular Instagram travel account Travel In Her Shoes has almost 900,000 followers, and she’s here to tell us how we can follow in her footsteps. 

In this conversation, Aggie will tell us about what led her to start traveling the world, and how travel changed her brain. We’ll talk about what travel can teach you, and how you can apply the benefits of traveling to your life without having to travel across the globe. 

** 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. **

 

Jul 29, 2019

How do you get unstuck? Think about an area of your life where you feel held back. It could be your career, your relationships, your health, or something from your day to day life. You’re not achieving the results you want and feel like you haven’t made any progress. 

It is possible to free yourself and get the results you desire. By uplifting yourself, looking at the truth of the situation, seeking knowledge and caring for yourself, you can get unstuck and keep moving towards the outcome you want. 

In this episode, I’ll explain how to boost your creativity and increase your ability to think divergently—to come up with lots of new ideas. I’ll take you through an acronym you can use to set yourself free whenever you’re feeling stuck, and help you get back on the path to getting the results you deserve. 

** 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. **

Jul 25, 2019

The process of thinking is nothing but asking and answering questions. Our thinking changes the shape of our lives, so the questions we ask ourselves matter, whether it’s “how can I learn this?” or “how can I get healthier?” We’re asking ourselves questions all the time, but we’re often not conscious of them and how they impact our behavior. Used properly, questions are a useful tool to take the knowledge and turn it into action. 

In this episode, you’ll hear from my friends at the Mindpump Media Podcast and how you can uncover the questions you might not have been aware you were asking yourself, and how to use them to effect change in your life—and

We also talk about how our brain chooses what subjects to focus on, how our memories work, and quick tips for learning and notetaking. I’ll take you through 3 quick questions to help you turn knowledge into action, then explain how you can work out what the dominant question in your life is. 

** 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. **

Jul 22, 2019

You might associate complaining with negativity, but when used in the right way, complaints can be a powerful tool to improve our relationships, achieve results and effect meaningful change in the world around us. The key is learning how to do it right—which is why we have Guy here to teach us a simple formula to effectively bring up complaints in a way that will encourage positive resolution rather than unhelpful arguments. 

If you have issues in your life that are bringing you discomfort, and you’ve previously been reluctant to bring them up with the people involved for fear of starting a conflict, today’s episode will help you negotiate that process with confidence. 

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 conversation, we talk about the difference between venting and complaining, how to choose which issues to complain about, and how to avoid a complaining victim mentality. Guy will then explain why it’s important to complain in a constructive way, and take us through a formula you can use to achieve a positive end result from a complaint. 

** 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. **

Jul 18, 2019

The traditional story about aging is that as we age, we slow down, become trapped in our habits, and forget to play. The good news is that we can avoid this, and we can all learn to use our brains to change our age. Who doesn’t want to live longer? And not only longer, but better? 

I’ve talked before on the podcast about the study of nuns published by Time magazine—all of them were living youthfully despite being aged 90 and above—and the secrets to their longevity were their gratitude, faith and their dedication to lifelong learning. They were lifelong learners—just like you and me!

In today’s episode, I’ll remind you to schedule time to build your mental fitness, speak about the power of imagination to literally change the way you age, and the importance of retaining playfulness in your life as you grow older. I’ll take you through the 10 steps to healthy aging, and ask you to consider your progress on each step. 

** 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. **

Jul 15, 2019

How do you master your sleep? 

When I ask the Kwik Brain community about sleep, I usually get polarized answers—either people sleep great and wake up refreshed, or they really struggle with falling and staying asleep, and wake exhausted. 

What effect does your sleep pattern have on your mental acuity? On your mental performance? Your memory? If you want to know how to get a good night’s sleep so you can rest and recover, then this episode is for you! 

We have 3 experts on today’s show to share their top tips for improving your sleep. Don’t forget to check out the full Kwik Brain episodes with our experts via the links! 

** 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. **

Jul 11, 2019

You’ve heard me talk before on the show about the myth of knowledge being power—we know that it only becomes a power when we use it. 

So today’s episode is designed to help you use your power, and get what you want by doing it. 

Many of us spend our days telling ourselves we’re not good enough and not smart enough—or we give our power to things outside of us, and passively go through our days rather than reminding ourselves of our power and responsibility. 

In today’s episode, I’ll help you to break yourself out of passive thinking, and get you doing rather than just dreaming. I’ll give you some tips to remind yourself of your power, tell you how to write to-do lists that will change the shape of your day, and shift your thinking from wishful thinking to actively pursuing your dreams. 

** 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. **

Jul 8, 2019

How do you master productivity?

If you’re feeling like your to-do list getting too long, you’re falling behind, can’t maintain focus to get things done, and not sure how to set up you’re environment to win, then this one is for you.

We have 3 experts to share their top tips and tools for becoming more productive and efficient.

** 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. **

Jul 4, 2019

How do you overcome stress and relieve the pressure?

In this day and age, we’re drowning in information. We have so many demands from everywhere with increased conflict and drama. So how do you manage what comes through your life and how to deal with all the emotions?

We have our super-friend, Jay Shetty, back with us today to talk about this topic.

Jay is an award-winning host, storyteller, and creator. He was named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 for being a game-changer and influencer in the world of Media.

He is also the host of the acclaimed podcast, "On Purpose with Jay Shetty.” Watch his free training on turning your passion into prosperity at https://pages.jayshetty.me/p2p-webinar-play/

In this episode, Jay will share 3 techniques to relieve stress and get in touch with yourself.

** 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. **

Jul 1, 2019

In today’s episode, we’re going to talk about neuro-nutrition.

You’ve heard me say, what you eat matters for your gray matter. To cover this topic, we have 3 top brain food experts to share some kwik tips about optimizing your brain with food.

We have Dr. Mark Hyman, a physician and best-selling author of UltraMind Solution, talking about some of the dangerous foods you need to avoid for your brain.

And Max Lugavere, a filmmaker, health and science journalist and a best-selling author of Genius Foods, talking about foods to activate your genius.

Also, Dr. Lisa Mosconi, a neuroscientist and best-selling author of Brain Food, talking about key nutrients for crossing the blood-brain barrier.

** 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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