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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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Jan 25, 2021

What does it mean to be doing the impossible?

If you're looking to push the limits of your capacity to do what others perceive to be impossible, then this one is for you. 

I'm thrilled to welcome back our exceptional guest, Steven Kotler, to the show to discuss his new book, The Art of Impossible. Steven is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist, and the leading expert on peak performance.  

After 30 years of researching the moments when the impossible became possible, Steven reveals that there is truly a syntax to success. 

In this episode, he also shares the peak performance is nothing more than getting our biology to work in our favor. 

Tune in as Steven shares the "proof that we are hard-wired to go big" and the necessary steps for achieving the impossible.

*** 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. ***

Or text me 310-299-9362 to get your burning questions answered and an insider sneak peek of exciting updates. I do my best to answer as many as I can each day, so shoot me a message today. 

Jan 21, 2021

How can we live a better and longer life? 

We often get questions from our community about anti-aging, and for centuries, people have wanted to know what it takes to live longer, fuller lives. 

While a healthy diet and exercise are an essential part of living well, it’s been found that the greatest influences of health are strong connections and engagement. 

To discuss this topic, I’m excited to welcome science journalist and author, Marta Zaraska, to the show! She’s the author of a brand new book, Growing Young: How Friendship, Optimism, and Kindness Can Help You Live to 100. 

In this episode, Marta shares her captivating research about the power of optimism, the benefits of kindness, the advantages of conscientiousness, and how you can apply them to 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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Jan 18, 2021

How do you fast for better brain performance? 

Today, I’m excited to welcome back our very first guest, Dave Asprey, to the show to talk about fasting for your brain. Dave is a Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur who’s also known as “The Father of Biohacking.” He is a three-time New York Times bestselling science author and host of the Webby award-winning podcast, Bulletproof Radio. 

Here to discuss his new book, Fast this Way, Dave expounds on his journey to losing 100 pounds and turning his brain back on. He shares the dangers of over-fasting, the powerful impact that fasting can have on your personal development, and more! 

According to Dave, much of the challenge of fasting is mental and not just about willpower; it’s about belief systems. He teaches his audience how to feel safe getting on the fasting journey. 

If you’ve ever considered fasting or wondered how to do it “the right way,” this episode is for 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. ***

Or text me 310-299-9362 to get your burning questions answered and an insider sneak peek of exciting updates. I do my best to answer as many as I can each day, so shoot me a message today. 

Jan 11, 2021

Do you need a reboot for your finance in the new year? 

"Keep it simple!" is a friendly reminder from my long time friend and dynamic guest for today's show, Nicole Lapin. Nicole is a multiple New York Times bestselling author, and she is here to share her expertise on wealth and finances. 

She is currently the host of the CW's business reality competition show, "Hatched," and contributes regular financial reports to Dr. Oz, Good Morning America, and The Steve Harvey Show

In this episode, Nicole impresses upon us to be realistic with our financial goals and boundaries. As someone who struggled financially and empowered herself to financial freedom, she knows what it takes to get the job done, and it's much more simple than we think. 

Nicole offers some simple tools for getting our finances on track, including her "three E's" — essentials, end game, and extras — her fail-safe plan for achieving the financial goals and the life we desire.

*** 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. ***

Or text me 310-299-9362 to get your burning questions answered and an insider sneak peek of exciting updates. I do my best to answer as many as I can each day, so shoot me a message today. 

 

Jan 7, 2021

How do you discover courage in difficult times? 

You’ve heard of or maybe even experienced post-traumatic stress, but what about post-traumatic growth? To share her moving story and brand new book, The Relentless Courage of a Scared Child, I am privileged to welcome a very special friend and returning guest, Tana Amen

Tana Amen, BSN RN, is Vice President of Amen Clinics, New York Times best-selling author, a highly-respected health and fitness expert, cancer survivor, and nationally renowned speaker. 

In this episode, Tana shares how going through struggles can actually lead to growth, strength, and resilience. She imparts us with powerful techniques, like the “four circles exercise,” that can help build empathy for ourselves and others. 

Furthermore, she guides us to remove the victim mentality by choosing to seek the opportunity in the obstacles we face. If you have found yourself struggling to find courage during these troubling times, this episode offers an empowering perspective to help you champion your way through. 

*** 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. ***

Or text me 310-299-9362 to get your burning questions answered and an insider sneak peek of exciting updates. I do my best to answer as many as I can each day, so shoot me a message today. 

 

Dec 31, 2020

What has 2020 taught us?

There is no way we could have known or prepared for the year we’ve had. We are experiencing a unique moment in history, and with the new year ahead, I wanted to share some of the learning and re-learning this year has brought. 

In this episode, I discuss the significance of kindness, the impact of giving, the value of novelty, and so much more. As we reflect on these things, my hope is that you realize you are the greatest project you'll ever work on. 

Sleep easy knowing that you can handle whatever this new year throws at you. And as always, may your days be filled with lots of life, lots of love, lots of laughter, and lots of learning.

Happy New Year!

*** 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. ***

Or text me 310-299-9362 to get your burning questions answered and an insider sneak peek of exciting updates. I do my best to answer as many as I can each day, so shoot me a message today.

 

Dec 21, 2020

How does food affect your mental health? 

Now more than ever, people have become more health-conscious about diet and exercise as it pertains to matters like cholesterol, high blood pressure, or weight loss, but not many are discussing the connection between food, the brain, and its impact on mental well being. 

Here to discuss this topic with us today is our phenomenal guest, Dr. Uma Naidoo. Uma is a Harvard trained psychiatrist, Professional Chef, and trained Nutrition Specialist. She is also the author of her brand new book; This is Your Brain on Food

You’ve heard it here before, that what you eat matters, especially to your grey matter. Join us, as Dr. Uma explains the physiological connection between the gut and brain and the powerful effects of food on our mental health and well being.

*** 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. ***

Or text me 310-299-9362 to get your burning questions answered and an insider sneak peek of exciting updates. I do my best to answer as many as I can each day, so shoot me a message today. 

 

Dec 14, 2020

Can you minimize stress with meditation? 

In today’s show, we welcome our extraordinary guest, international speaker, and best-selling author, Emily Fletcher. Emily is the founder of Ziva Meditation and the leading expert in meditation for performance.

In this episode, Emily enlightens us of the exponential power of meditation. She explains that mediation is not just a way to reset your day but also to reset your life physiologically. 

Research has shown that it is a way to heal yourself on a cellular level from up to two generations of familial trauma. She assures us that you will get a greater return on your day and life overall if we take the time to reset. 

Considering the year we have all had, let’s be sure to take great notes and then follow them with the action necessary for change.

*** 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. ***

Or text me 310-299-9362 to get your burning questions answered and an insider sneak peek of exciting updates. I do my best to answer as many as I can each day, so shoot me a message today. 

 

Dec 10, 2020

What foods and nutrients are best for the brain? 

In today's show, we continue our conversation with our phenomenal guest, Shawn Stevenson. Shawn is a nutritionist, best-selling author, and creator of the #1 Nutrition and Fitness podcast on iTunes, The Model Health Show. In this episode, Shawn shares more about our brains' makeup and which foods are best for memory, focus, and optimal brain function. 

Packed with chief information about supporting brain health, he reveals disconcerting facts about tap water, ways we can be intentional about drinking the right kinds of water, and which fatty acids can directly improve both memory and reaction time. 

This is a show you can't afford to miss! If you haven't already, be sure to check out part 1 of our chat in the previous episode.

You can also watch the entire episode on our YouTube channel.

*** 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. ***

Or text me 310-299-9362 to get your burning questions answered and an insider sneak peek of exciting updates. I do my best to answer as many as I can each day, so shoot me a message today. 

Dec 7, 2020

How do you eat smarter for your brain?

Our brains are considered one of the most complex yet delicate systems in the universe, not to mention it’s the one organ that controls everything we do. 

It makes sense then that we do all we can to protect it, right? 

Today, I’m delighted to welcome back an exceptional guest, Shawn Stevenson, to discuss this topic. Shawn is the best-selling author of one of my favorite books, Sleep Smarter, and creator of the #1 Nutrition and Fitness podcast on iTunes, The Model Health Show

In this episode, Shawn reveals some pretty daunting statistics about how much added sugar we consume each year and just how it’s affecting our brains in a phenomenon called hypothalamic inflammation. 

He also shares about his new book, Eat Smarter, where he empowers us to understand that there are specific foods that we can eat and things we can do to make our brains work better. According to Shawn, if we can get our brains healthy, we can get our bodies healthy.

*** 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. ***

Or text me 310-299-9362 to get your burning questions answered and an insider sneak peek of exciting updates. I do my best to answer as many as I can each day, so shoot me a message today. 

 

Nov 30, 2020

Is it possible to reduce anxiety with food? 

If this year has been giving you more anxiety and stress than usual, we want to share with you some simple tips you can use today! 

To talk about this topic, I'm thrilled to welcome back Liana Werner-Gray. She is a #1 Bestselling Author, International Speaker, Health Coach, and natural food chef with an amazing story. 

In this episode, we brought Liana back to talk about her new book, Anxiety Free with Food, and how what we eat has a major impact on our mood and mental health. 

With one of three people showing severe signs of anxiety, she reveals that anxiogenic foods are the direct cause of the anxiety many of us experience daily. 

Take note as we learn more from Liana about replacement therapy and how food can be the medicine to cure many, if not all, of our ailments.

*** 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. ***

Or text me 310-299-9362 to get your burning questions answered and an insider sneak peek of exciting updates. I do my best to answer as many as I can each day, so shoot me a message today. 

Nov 26, 2020

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others. ~Cicero

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. ***

Or text me 310-299-9362 to get your burning questions answered and an insider sneak peek of exciting updates. I do my best to answer as many as I can each day, so shoot me a message today. 

Nov 23, 2020

How can movement help you to reset your mind?

As promised, we will be continuing the conversation around what it takes to reset our brains during these uncertain times. 

This week, I’m thrilled to welcome back my good friend and movement coach, Aaron Alexander. Aaron is also a manual therapist, author of The Align Method, and host of Apple Podcasts #1 ranked show in Nutrition, the Align Podcast. 

In this episode, Aaron suggests that we have more control over our autonomic nervous system than we think. By using simple strategies around breathing, eye movement, and body language, he teaches us how to regain control and make progress throughout 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. ***

Or text me 310-299-9362 to get your burning questions answered and an insider sneak peek of exciting updates. I do my best to answer as many as I can each day, so shoot me a message today. 

Nov 16, 2020

How do you perform a mental reset?

Thank you for joining me for a very special episode of Kwik Brain!

Today we are celebrating and sharing our 200th episode LIVE. Considering the year we’ve had, and the coming of a new one, I saw no better opportunity than to share 5 simple steps on how to R.E.S.E.T your brain and upgrade your life.

In this episode, I discuss some common challenges this year has brought many of us along with tools to empower you to get back on track while focusing on the possibilities.

Applying these small, simple steps will allow you to create space for the peace and performance that you have been missing. There is still time for vision, and it’s never too late to reset. 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. ***

Or text me 310-299-9362 to get your burning questions answered and an insider sneak peek of exciting updates. I do my best to answer as many as I can each day, so shoot me a message today. 

Nov 9, 2020

How do you unlimit and unlearn fear?

We get so many comments from people in our community on how fear has been holding them back. Struggles and perceived failures from this year have brought on amygdala hijacks like never before.

In this episode, I share how fear is merely a signpost to be used to our advantage. By superimposing the Limitless Model to fear, I show you the keys to upgrading your mindset, motivation, and methods to empower your life.

Join me today as I share the steps to unlearn your fears and limits, find a purpose bigger than fear, and living a life without regret.

*** 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. ***

Or text me 310-299-9362 to get your burning questions answered and an insider sneak peek of exciting updates. I do my best to answer as many as I can each day, so shoot me a message today. 

Nov 2, 2020

How do you do manage your stress response for higher brain performance? 

You might be surprised to find out the relief that can come from simple decision making, endurance building, and good sleep.  

Today I’m excited to welcome back our special guest, Dr. Greg KellyHe is a Naturopathic Physician (N.D.), lead product formulator, and author. 

In this episode, Dr. Greg uses the analogy of “the straw that broke the camel’s back” to help us understand how stress works in our lives. There are ways to remove straws from our buckets that allow us to manage the stresses of life in a healthier way.

*** 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. ***

Or text me 310-299-9362 to get your burning questions answered and an insider sneak peek of exciting updates. I do my best to answer as many as I can each day, so shoot me a message today. 

Oct 26, 2020

How do you create a limitless morning routine?

I’ve been asked countless times how I start my day, so I could not be more thrilled to share today’s live podcast show with you.

In this episode, I highlight some of the most useful practices and resources for making each day limitless. There is no one size fits all when it comes to making each day your best day, but I’m dedicated to revealing all of my most beneficial morning routine secrets.

Whether you are a CEO or stay-at-home mom, these tools will give you the advantage you need to enhance your focus, energy, productivity, and much more.

*** 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. ***

Or text me 310-299-9362 to get your burning questions answered and an insider sneak peek of exciting updates. I do my best to answer as many as I can each day, so shoot me a message today. 

Oct 19, 2020

How do you increase your emotional agility during difficult times? I’m excited to welcome a very special guest today, Dr. Susan David. Susan is an award-winning Harvard Medical School psychologist and author of the #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling book, Emotional Agility

In this episode, Susan shares how emotional agility includes skills like curiosity, compassion, and courage that determine how we deal with complicated or challenging situations. 

She also warns us to avoid rigid living, which causes us to push emotions aside in the service of forced positivity. Susan suggests that it takes more courage to notice what you are feeling and do the same for others than to avoid negative emotions altogether.  

If you have ever felt forced to ignore your negative feelings or struggled to manage your emotions during challenging times, this is a show you can’t afford to miss.

*** 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. ***

Or text me 310-299-9362 to get your burning questions answered and an insider sneak peek of exciting updates. I do my best to answer as many as I can each day, so shoot me a message today. 

Oct 12, 2020

How do you do show up as the best version of yourself?

We all have those days when we don’t show up as our best selves, but it really doesn’t help to beat yourself up about it. The solution could be quite simple.

Today I’m excited to welcome our special guest, Dr. Greg Kelly. Greg is a Naturopathic physician (N.D.), lead product formulator, and author.

In this episode, Greg shares the importance of understanding concepts and mental models, so we don’t blame ourselves for our behaviors. Being grouchy or irritable is a symptom that your mental energy is depleted. Often, all we need is an opportunity to recharge to show up as the best versions of ourselves.

*** 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. ***

Or text me 310-299-9362 to get your burning questions answered and an insider sneak peek of exciting updates. I do my best to answer as many as I can each day, so shoot me a message today. 

Oct 5, 2020

How do you sleep better during a pandemic? 

Stress is something that we are all familiar with, but stress during a pandemic is quite different. 

Many people are suffering from poor sleep quality as a result of these new and overwhelming stresses. Today we are glad to welcome my good friend and returning guest, Dr. Michael Breus, for insight. 

Michael is a Clinical Psychologist, author, and host of the new podcast show, Sleep Success with Dr. Michael Breus, Ph.D. Michael also serves on the clinical advisory board of The Dr. Oz Show. 

In this episode, Michael shares that sleep is an essential part of the body’s recovery process. He sheds light on what changes affect our sleep during these turbulent times and a few practical tips to help us improve our quality of sleep and life overall.

*** 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. ***

Or text me 310-299-9362 to get your burning questions answered and an insider sneak peek of exciting updates. I do my best to answer as many as I can each day, so shoot me a message today. 

Sep 21, 2020

How do you overcome fear & self-doubt?

If you have ever asked yourself this question, you are certainly not alone. One of the challenges many of us face is the fear that we are not enough.

As a result, we live in uncertainty, sometimes with a lack of confidence that keeps us from achieving our highest potential.

Today, our extraordinary guest is Lewis Howes, a New York Times bestselling author and host of one of iTunes top-ranked podcasts, School of Greatness.

In this episode, Lewis admits that he was crippled by fear for many years until he finally had enough. He shares some of the most common fears among people and what he did to face his fears head-on.

Whether you are a student, entrepreneur, parent, or all of the above, this show is definitely for you.

 

Aug 31, 2020

How do you become an incredible listener? 

Today I’m excited to welcome an extremely special guest, one of my mentors, and legend, Larry King

Larry is recognized worldwide as one of the best media personalities of our time. He’s widely known for his TV interview and phone-in talk show, “Larry King Live” on CNN.

In this episode, Larry shares the broadcasting secret that afforded him immense success during his 63 years in the industry. Considering his remarkable career and legacy, you’d be surprised to know that his journey started from these three things: Curiosity, true empathy, and lifelong passion. 

If you ever find yourself wanting to know and understand the people and events around you, I can assure you, all you need to do is listen. 

*** 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. ***

Or text me 310-299-9362 to get your burning questions answered and an insider sneak peek of exciting updates. I do my best to answer as many as I can each day, so shoot me a message today. 

 

Aug 24, 2020

How do you develop resilience? 

It’s true that it takes grit to accomplish your goals, learn better, and achieve more, but what if you think you don’t have what it takes?

On today’s show, we welcome our extraordinary guest, Joe De Sena. Joe is a New York Times bestselling author, podcast host, and founder and CEO of Spartan races.

In this episode, Joe trumps the myth that mental toughness is a thing you have or you don’t. Like the millions of people who have completed the Spartan races, from kids to green berets, Joe shares that resilience is a muscle built by doing something physical. He insists that doing hard things is as simple as putting one foot in front of the other, and we are all much stronger than we think.

*** 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. ***

Or text me 310-299-9362 to get your burning questions answered and an insider sneak peek of exciting updates. I do my best to answer as many as I can each day, so shoot me a message today. 

Aug 18, 2020

How do you stop worrying about what people think?

If you are someone who has limited yourself in any area because you worry about other people's opinions, expectations, or criticisms, this is an episode you don't want to miss.

On today's show, we welcome back one of our dear and long time friends, Shelly Lefkoe. Shelly is the Co-founder of Lefkoe Institute and expert at transformation. Our conversation is an amazing follow-up from our previous talk titled "How Do You Undo Your Limiting Beliefs."

In this episode, Shelly explains that many of our beliefs are unconscious. Today, she reveals how they are formed and what's possible when we can free ourselves from others' opinions.

*** 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. ***

Or text me 310-299-9362 to get your burning questions answered and an insider sneak peek of exciting updates. I do my best to answer as many as I can each day, so shoot me a message today. 

Aug 10, 2020

Today’s show was recording during a live podcast episode that I decided to do for the Kwik Community about valuable lessons I’ve learned that have helped improve my quality of life over time. 

After my birthday recently, I created space and time to reflect on the last year’s events and gathered some takeaways that I couldn’t be more excited to share with you now. 

This episode is a culmination of lessons from my stream of consciousness that range from recognizing the power of practice to using kindness as a superpower to change the world. I hope it inspires and serves you well. 

I’d also like to express my gratitude for everyone who consistently chooses to show up for themselves and for me. You all have made Limitless a New York Times bestseller yet again and continuously make our podcast one of the top education training shows on iTunes. Thank 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. ***

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