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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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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. **

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. **

 

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