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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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Feb 14, 2019

How do you love learning?

In this special “happy valentine’s day” episode, I’m going to share with you 3 strategies you can apply to fall in love with learning.

Whether you already love learning or looking for ways to integrate more learning in your life, these 3 keys will help you to achieve the desired outcome with learning. Enjoy!

** 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. **

Jan 10, 2019

Have you noticed the difference when communicating with women and men? Are men really from Mars and women are from Venus?

In this episode, we’re coming to you live with Dr. Stephanie Estima, who’s back with us to decode women’s brain.

Dr. Stephanie is a big-hearted, energetic, and compassionate healer dedicated to changing lives through evidence-based health strategies like chiropractic, nutrition, fitness, and mindset.

She is the owner and clinic director of The Health Loft, a chiropractic clinic in downtown Toronto. She has been in private practice for the last 15 years where she has had immense satisfaction serving the hundreds of families she calls practice members.

She also shared with us how to have a shredded mind in the episode #73 so be sure to check that out if you haven’t done so yet.

** 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. **

Jan 3, 2019

Today’s business climate has been marked by the rise of organizations built on the principles of exponential thinking—think Github, Airbnb, and Uber. Companies stuck in old linear thinking patterns, like Kodak, have gone out of business. We can no longer rely on repetitiveness and old ideas to get us through—to achieve success in such a competitive climate, we need to be thinking bigger, and constantly changing and developing. 

In this episode, we welcome back special guest Salim Ismail! If you haven’t already listened to my first conversation with Salim, I recommend you listen to episode #89. 

Imagine if you could improve the performance of your organization by 10x — what would it look like? How can we raise the collective intelligence and wisdom of our organizational teams? Today’s guest Salim Ismail is here to tell us how to transform the way your company does business. As the founder of Singularity University, a board member at XPRIZE, and an internationally bestselling author, Salim has built his career on thinking big and teaching others about industry disruption and exponential thinking. 

We cover a lot of ground in this short conversation. We review what makes an exponential organization, explain why new ideas tend to be rejected by legacy organizations and why this is causing stress around the world. We’ll go over some examples of businesses failing due to their inability to take on exponential thinking, and explain why this happens. We’ll talk about how to successfully transform organizations and solve problems. Lastly, we’ll talk about creativity and share a great hack to completely change the way you thinking about saying ‘no’ to ideas.

** 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. **

Dec 31, 2018

In this episode, we’re continuing our conversation with Dr. Greg Wells from the last segment about how to sleep, eat, move, and think better. He’s sharing more tips on how to create micro wins throughout your day to start healthy habits for your brain.

Sleep better, and you’ll eat better. Eat better, and you’ll move more. And if you move more, you’ll sleep better and ultimately think and feel better. This is the ripple effect of good health and high performance. And it’s also why you don’t have to make major changes or sacrifices in your life: with an improvement of just 1% in your sleeping, eating, exercising, or thinking habits, you’ll see dramatic results.

With Greg’s easy-to-follow strategies and tips, you can harness the power of the ripple effect and start living better—not just for a few weeks or months, but for 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. **

Dec 27, 2018

How do you create a ripple effect of learning and living better?

We’re excited to have Dr. Greg Wells with us today. He’s the author of a new book called, Ripple Effect, how to optimize our lives for high performance.

Sleep better, and you’ll eat better. Eat better, and you’ll move more. And if you move more, you’ll sleep better and ultimately think and feel better. This is the ripple effect of good health and high performance. And it’s also why you don’t have to make major changes or sacrifices in your life: with an improvement of just 1% in your sleeping, eating, exercising, or thinking habits, you’ll see dramatic results.

With Greg’s easy-to-follow strategies and tips, you can harness the power of the ripple effect and start living better—not just for a few weeks or months, but for life.

Join us in this part 1 of 2-part episode series as we cover simple tricks you can do today to create micro wins throughout your day to start healthy habits for 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. **

Dec 20, 2018

Your life is a reflection of your thinking. So how do you become an exponential thinker?

Our guest today, Salim Ismail, is an expert exponential thinker, and he’s here with us to talk about how to 10X your mental performance at work and life.

Salim is the founding executive director of Singularity University, and its current global ambassador. He travels around the world sharing a global perspective on the impact of breakthrough technologies and how organizations can leverage these disruptions to grow 10x faster than their peers.

Join us in today’s conversation as we explore ways to become an exponential thinker.

** 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. **

Dec 13, 2018

How do you have better focus? How do you improve your memory? How do you improve your thinking ability? What are the best foods for your brain?

What you eat matters, especially for your gray matter.

And who better to have this discussion with than Dr. Lisa Mosconi? She’s the author of an incredible book called, Brain Food, a must-read for anyone interested in having a healthy and powerful brain.

Dr. Mosconi holds a Ph.D. degree in Neuroscience and Nuclear Medicine and is a certified Integrative Nutritionist and holistic healthcare practitioner.

Her research is well known regarding the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease in at-risk individuals using brain imaging techniques such as positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). She is passionately interested in how the risk of memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease can be mitigated, if not prevented through the combination of appropriate medical care and lifestyle modifications involving diet, nutrition, physical and intellectual fitness.

In this episode, we’re taking you to the kitchen and share with you foods you can eat right now to boost your brain health and the foods you should avoid. 

** 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. **

Dec 6, 2018

What are the invisible super-villains that are wreaking havoc on your brain?

This topic is near and dear to my heart. Through this podcast series, I love sharing with you the things we can do to level up our brains, and while it’s important to talk about what to do, it’s also important to cover the obstacles, the invisible forces that are taking you away and holding you back.

To discuss this topic, we have Ben Greenfield, NYT Bestselling Author of “Beyond Training.” Ben is a professional obstacle course racer, completing the coveted Spartan Delta, training with the Navy SEALs, competing across the globe in open water swims, mountain runs, and adventure races, and winning multiple USA bowhunting competitions.

In this episode, we talk about 4 invisible super-villains and what you can do to protect yourself 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. **

Nov 29, 2018

How do you conquer your mind for greater happiness, strength, and health?

 

We have a very special guest today, Wim Hof. Wim got his nickname “The Iceman” after he broke many records with regards to resisting cold. Some of his feats include climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in shorts, running a half marathon above the Arctic Circle on his bare feet, and standing in a container while covered with ice cubes for more than 112 minutes.

 

Wim is convinced that our bodies are capable of doing the same exceptionally things his body allows him to do. Therefore, he has developed his Wim Hof Method that gives ordinary people the tools to take control over their body.

 

In this episode, we will go over how to activate parts of your brain using the Wim Hof Method to enable parts of your mind to accomplish greater feats.

 

** 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 26, 2018

How do you become a multi-sensory learner?

You may be asking, “what is a multi-sensory learner? Is it going to help me with my focus? Is it going to help me retain information better? Is it going to make me a creative thinker?” And my answer is astounding, YES.

Multi-sensory learning is the idea that individuals learn better if you were taught using more than one of your senses.

When it comes to learning, the more senses you stimulate, the more you’re able to learn and attain new knowledge.

In this episode, I’m going to share with you different learning styles and how you can apply them into remembering abstract concepts like numbers.

** 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 22, 2018

How do we release happy brain chemicals and not feel loneliness

 

Studies are indicating that loneliness leads to Alzheimer, dementia, and other mental challenges. Even though we’re more connected than ever before via social media, the level of loneliness people feel have been arising.

 

To dive deeper into this topic, I have my good friend, Radha Agrawal, in the studio today!

 

Radha is a community force, successful entrepreneur (Co-Founder THINX, LiveItUp), author, globe-trotting speaker, DJ, inventor, and investor.

 

Her new book BELONG answers the questions, "how the heck do I find my people?" and "How do I create large and meaningful communities in the real world?". She spent 18 months synthesizing her key methods for community building, peeling back the curtain on exactly what she and her team did (and continues to do) at Daybreaker so that anyone interested in creating their community could have a blueprint for how to do it.

 

Enjoy!

 

** 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 19, 2018

I wanted to make this special episode to tribute to our superhero friend, Stan Lee. I’m bringing this episode to you from New York City, where he co-created some of my very favorite superheroes of all time.


In this episode, I’m going to share with you FOUR superpowers, mental/mindset superpowers, that I learned from the legend himself.


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Nov 15, 2018

So many of us work on our physical health—whether that means going to the gym or for a run—without being aware of the brain health benefits we’re receiving. I’m excited to welcome back today’s guest Shawn Stevenson—founder of the Model Health Show Podcast and health expert—to tell us how we can boost our brain potential through quick and simple physical exercises. 

 

Physical training is a powerful way to boost your brainpower and creativity. Simple exercises like push-ups, squats, daily walk, and sprints can help you improve so many aspects of your overall wellbeing and brain function, from sleep to creativity and brain cell production. There’s a lot of confusion out there about strength training, but the truth is that after years of evolution our body needs and expects us to work hard and lift heavy things—and it doesn’t have to mean complicated hours of workouts at the gym! 

 

Regardless of our age and ability, we can train to prevent our physical and mental muscles from atrophying. In the process, we can improve our mental strength, resilience, sleep, mood and cardiovascular health, among countless other health benefits. If you’re looking for a simple and effective plan to improve your body and brain health, today’s podcast is for you. 

 

In this episode, we’ll explain the benefits of strength training and how it is connected to a happier, healthier brain. We’ll walk you through some quick exercises you can incorporate into your day, and explain how your sleep, productivity, and creativity can be improved in a few minutes a day. We’ll also be doing a deep dive into the top four exercises you can start doing today to boost the health of your mind 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. **

Nov 12, 2018

Welcome back, Kwik Brain! In this episode, I’m going share with the secrets to mastering and remembering numbers.

 

Numbers are everywhere. It’s like a universal language. Telephone numbers, credit cards numbers, zip codes, PINs, passcodes, birthdays, it’s everywhere.

 

But here’s the challenge. A lot of people have difficulty remembering numbers. Think about something simple like phone numbers and how many phone number you used to be able to remember like 10-15 years ago before we had smartphones.

 

Now, we’re outsourcing our brains to technology. Granted, why would you want to remember dozen and hundreds of random numbers like phone numbers when you can put into your smartphones?

 

But have you’ve ever needed to memorize and hold that information in your working memory?

 

The brain is like a muscle. It grows stronger with use. A lot of us have this flabby “remembering-numbers” muscle.

 

So if you’ve been feeling your memory is not as strong as it used to be, you can follow along in this episode to get a great mental workout as I give you several tools to remember numbers.

 

** 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 8, 2018

Meditation is a simple path to a healthier, more productive life. I’m excited about today’s conversation with guest Ariel Garten—founder of MUSE, scientist, and expert on mindfulness and entrepreneurship—who is here to tell us how meditating for just a few minutes a day can change our relationship with our brain. 

 

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, an office worker or a parent, learning to be present is how you’ll get the most from your day. By learning how to meditate, you’ll be able to increase the amount of time you spend being truly present in the now. There’s a lot of confusion out there about meditation, but meditation is simply an easy practice we can all do to make our mind better! 

 

Stressful thoughts can lead to a rollercoaster ride of emotions that dictate our behaviors, but we can break this cycle by learning to build a better relationship with our brain. Meditating for just a few minutes a day can teach us to be aware of our thoughts and reign our emotions in when we need to—we can learn to experience emotions as a sensation that will quickly pass, and control our thinking! 

 

In this episode, we’ll give you some great basic information about mediation, explain the difference between meditation and mindfulness, and walk you through a quick exercise to get started. We’ll cover how to integrate meditation into your everyday life, explain why meditation is vital to improving your performance and your health, and hear how Ariel is revolutionizing meditation with her MUSE device. 

 

** 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, 2018

Today’s podcast is all about the power of imagination—and we welcome special guest Beth Comstock!

As the pace of change increases exponentially, we’re all going to be searching for ways to solve problems we’ve never had before. Today’s guest Beth Comstock—one of America’s most successful businesswomen, author, and a previous leader of innovative change in her role as Vice Chair at GE—is here to tell us why our imagination and creativity are powerful and essential tools to build a new future for ourselves. 

Fear can hold us back from making the most of our imagination, as can an unhealthy attachment to safe, familiar routes. So many people don’t take that first step towards making the idea they have in their heads a reality because they’re afraid they won’t be perfect or successful. But as Beth tells us, embracing uncertainty and learning as you go is the only way to move towards growth and success. 

In this episode, we’ll explain why imagination, creativity and white space are so important, and why creativity isn’t just something to be done in your free time. We’ll discuss why so many people don’t use their imagination to its full potential, how to cultivate imagination and the importance of vision and story in achieving your goals for a brighter future.

Nov 2, 2018

This week’s podcast is all about building a healthy brain—and we welcome special guest Dr. Daniel Amen! This is the final part of a special three-part Kwik Brain series with Daniel, where we’ll be walking you through his seven steps to a healthy brain. 

Many of us struggle with focus, mental fatigue, brain fog, and memory loss, and today’s guest Dr. Amen—one of America’s leading psychiatrists who has helped millions of people change their lives and is a ten-time New York Times bestselling author—is here to tell us not only how to counter these problems, but how to build a healthier brain.

Our brain controls literally everything—our careers, relationships, health, and happiness. This talk is about getting some inspiration and instruction on how to unleash the power between your ears. 

Dr. Amen’s book Change Your Brain, Change Your Life has impacted so many people's lives, including mine. It’s an honor to have him as an extraordinary guest on the podcast, and today we’ll be diverging from our usual guest interview format in order to give you access to an exclusive talk by Dr. Amen that we hosted at a private gathering for our Kwik Brain students.

In this episode, Dr. Amen will tell what we should be avoiding, and what we should be doing, to achieve great brain health.

As Dr. Amen says in the introduction: “if you pay attention to me, this information has the ability to improve everything in your life”—so don’t forget to take lots of notes and enjoy!

** 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 30, 2018

In this episode, I’m coming to you live from Instagram!

I get this question often - “Jim, I know what to do, but I’m not doing what I know. How do I take knowledge and turn it into power? How do I take knowledge and apply and act on the things that I know?”

Have you ever felt or done something like this before? You go to a seminar, listen to a podcast, read a book, but nothing changes.

Knowledge is not power, but it has the potential to become power only when you apply it and use it. All the books, podcasts, seminars, online programs, coaching; none of it works unless you work.

So I’m here to share with you the 3 keys to take knowledge into action because if you don’t act, then you’re not going to get the results.

** 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 25, 2018

What is the secret to a healthy brain?

This is Part 2 of Dr. Daniel Amen’s trilogy, so if you have not listened to part 1 yet, I highly recommend you go back and listen to that episode first if you can.

Dr. Daniel Amen has written 10 NYT bestselling books including, “Change Your Brain, Change Your Life,” and he’s done over 100,000 brain scans in the United States, and he’s a real expert in optimizing your brain health.

In this episode, he will continue with his 7 Steps to a Healthy Brain, and share with you the importance of brain imaging and having brain envy.

** 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 18, 2018

Do you watch too much Netflix or check your phone first thing in the morning?

We all have habits we want to change for the better. But how do you form healthy habits?

Usually, when we’re talking about changing habits, we’re focused mostly on the habits we want to take on, like journaling, meditating, working out at the gym, eating healthy, etc. Or getting rid of negative habits that get in our way of accomplishing the goal.

In the previous episodes, we talked about how “you create your habits, then your habits create you.” But how do you go about creating those habits?

I’m excited about this episode because we brought in James Clear, the author of Atomic Habits, to talk about how we form habits and the triggers we have in our environment that leads to those habits.

Listen in as we go over how tiny changes can have remarkable results on your daily habits.

** 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 11, 2018

What is the secret to a healthy brain?

If you’re struggling with focus, mental fatigue, brain fog, memory loss, how would you go about fixing that?

If that’s been an issue for you, then I’m really excited about this episode because I’m going take you behind the closed door of a private gathering we did for our students.

We brought in an extraordinary guest, Dr. Daniel Amen, a physician, founder of Amen Clinics and BrainMD, double board-certified psychiatrist and nine-time New York Times bestselling author.

Get ready to have what he calls, "the brain envy." His book, “Change Your Brain, Change Your Life” has impacted so many people's lives, including mine. 

This episode is a part 1 of 3-part series where he walks you through the Seven Steps to having a healthy brain.

Take lots of notes and enjoy!

** 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 19, 2018

How do you have a shredded mind?

You can look at somebody’s body and see that person’s physiques, in terms of abs and biceps. But with the brain, you can’t see how fit it is off the bat. So how do you obtain it and how do you know when you have it?

To answer this question, we have a very special guest, Dr. Stephanie Estima, who is an expert in this field. She is the founder of The Health Lost, a chiropractor, a mother, and a biohacker.

Listen in as we talk about the steps to getting a shredded mind.

** 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 10, 2018

“To err is human.”

How do you deal with mistakes? This is such an important question that you’ll want to take notes on this, and I recommend you listening to it more than once.

We all make mistakes. It’s easy to forget that when we’re in the midst of a mess-up. But it’s impossible to avoid miscalculations, mishaps, both big and small.

And have you found that the busier you are, the more mistakes you’re likely to make?

Maybe you’ve hurt someone’s feelings by saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. Or left the water running and flooded your home, or fumbled the presentation in a meeting, or maybe you lost a client.

No matter how impeccable you are or how perfect you feel like you could be, the question is not whether you will make a mistake, but it’s “Will you own it?”

So how do you bounce back from a mistake? In this episode, I’m going to share with you 3 kwik things you could do to put mistakes behind you.

** 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 24, 2018

A social dynamics expert and podcast host, today’s guest Jordan Harbinger has years of experience coaching clients to navigate interpersonal relationships and build on their connections.

The way we communicate with others on a daily basis contributes over time not just to our personal brand, but the circles of connections we have. Small, thoughtful messages sent daily can completely change the shape of your networks and build relationships with everyone from distant acquaintances to close family — before you even need to rely on them. 

In today’s world many of us have learnt to engage solely on social media — think lazily clicking a heart to respond to news from a friend along with hundreds of others rather than picking up the phone to congratulate them — and we are missing out on all the benefits that come with properly nurturing our connections and relationships. 

In today’s conversation, we’re going to talk about the best ways to nurture better relationships and ensure you are unforgettable to other people. We’ll give you some practical tips on sending thoughtful messages to others. We’ll leave you with some ideas for re-engaging with your contacts, quickly generating rapport in social situations, and becoming a better listener. 

** 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 16, 2018

This week’s podcast is all about the best productivity tools— and we welcome back special guest Ari Meisel

Modern life is so busy that we all feel like we’re constantly hustling yet still falling behind. We all want more resources and advantage. And we especially want to know the secrets of how to use our minds better to become more productive. 

A productivity expert, CEO and best-selling author who has built his career on teaching others how to work smarter—not harder—today’s guest Ari Meisel is here to tell us how we can all learn to be more effective in our daily lives and free up time for the more important things in life. 

So many of us have been taught that being productive is all-important, but the truth is that we should be thinking about how we can be more effective—that is, learning how to do more with the resources we already have, rather than burning out trying to produce more. Innovation never comes from having too many resources—it comes from restricting your resources, thinking innovatively about effectiveness and asking yourself: what’s a better way to do this? 

In this conversation we talk about the best productivity tools to amplify your effectiveness and save you precious time—we’ve included links in our show notes to the various tools Ari mentions. We talk about the essential steps to becoming more effective—managing your communication, project management, and processes to streamline your operations and increase your productivity. 

** 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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