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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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Mar 17, 2020

We’re excited to have Max Lugavere back on the show today to understand more about the relationship between your blood sugar and your brain. 

He is the New York Times Bestselling author of Genius Foods and the brand new book called Genius Life: Heal Your Mind, Strengthen Your Body, and Become Extraordinary. 

In this episode, Max talks about how you can optimize your blood sugar for better 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. *** 

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. 

Mar 13, 2020

How do you protect your brain?

To talk about this topic, we have Dr. Lisa Mosconi back in the studio today! 

An international researcher in Alzheimer’s prevention, author of the incredible new book The XX Brain, 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.

In my previous episode with Lisa, we talked about how while there is no such thing as a gendered brain, there are differences in the brain health risks for men and women.

In today’s show, Lisa is going to help us understand how we can mitigate these risks and start protecting our brains and boosting our brainpower—by using strategies that can be applied by anyone, no matter their gender.

She explains the differences between female and male brains, including differences in health risks. Lisa will tell us why medical research and healthcare can be flawed for women, and why we should be talking more about women’s brain health. Finally, Lisa will take us through some easy steps so all of us can start taking better care of our brains on a daily basis.

*** 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. 

Mar 9, 2020

How do you leverage your senses to think clearly?

We're excited to have Aaron Alexander back in the studio today to talk about the power of your senses. 

He is an accomplished manual therapist, author, podcast host, movement coach, and has over a decade of experience coaching clients from Olympic athletes to Hollywood actors to improve their health and streamline their daily movements.

In this episode, he’ll be exploring how increasing your awareness of sound, sight, vision, posture and can boost your health and your brainpower. 

He shares how your thinking is affected by the sights and sounds in your environment. He also talks about how reconnecting with your body can help you to feel confident in the present moment, and how you can apply it every day. Aaron will leave you with some kwik tips and exercises you can try to leverage your senses for 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. ***

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. 

Mar 5, 2020

How do you learn with an infinite mindset?

We have Simon Sinek back with us today to talk about using his infinite mindset methods to activate your super learning state. 

He is an unshakable optimist who believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together. A bestselling author, Simon, has recently written a new book, The Infinite Game.

In today’s conversation, Simon explains how the five practices of good leadership apply to learning and how changing your mindset about your learning will set you up for a lifelong journey of success.

He also gives you some quick practical tips you can use to start changing your mindset to one of an infinite learner.

*** 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. 

Feb 24, 2020

How do you fix your food so you can fix your brain?

The food we eat matters, especially to our gray matter. We covered this topic a few times because it's an important key to optimizing your brain.

We're so excited to have Dr. Mark Hyman back in the studio today to go in-depth about your food and brain. He is an international leader in the functional medicine movement and author of best-selling books on diet and physical health.

In this episode, Dr. Hyman is going to share with you how our systems of agriculture, policymaking, and science affect our access to good nutrition, and consequently, our mental performance. 

He explains the key factors that might be preventing you from optimizing your food choices, and what needs to happen within our food system to ensure everyone has access to good nutrition. Mark will then take us through his daily nutrition routine, to give us an example of a day of healthy eating to boost brain performance.

Don't forget to pick up Dr. Hyman’s latest book today, Food Fix: How to Save Our Health, Our Economy, Our Communities, and Our Planet—One Bite at a Time.

*** 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. 

Feb 17, 2020

Is there a quick and easy way to understand your habits?

We have BJ Fogg back in the studio with us today. He is a behavioral scientist, author, speaker and behavior change expert.

On today’s show, he will be sharing his experience coaching people all around the world in innovation and habit change to tell us how we can quickly and easily start working towards better habits.

If you haven’t already listened to my earlier conversation with BJ, you can find it here: https://jimkwik.com/kwik-brain-015/

In this episode, BJ will explain how changing our habits can be a joyful process, and how habit change can happen with minimal energy and effort.

He will give you some practical tips, grounded in behavioral science, to create the habits you’ve always wanted and transform habit creation from something to be endured to something to be enjoyed.

*** 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. 

Feb 14, 2020

How do you love your brain?

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I wanted to make this ‘kwik’ episode to remind you to romance and care for one of your most attractive assets: your mind.

You can only love a person to the degree that you can love yourself.

And a great place to start is loving your brain.

After all, your brain is the control center for your body and the key to how we do everything from eating to learning to sleeping.

We’ve learned more over the past decade about our brain than we have over the past millennium, so here are a few amazing facts about 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. ***

Feb 10, 2020

How do you make great decisions fast? Have you ever thought about how you make decisions and how to optimize that process? 

I have a very special guest today, David Meltzer, who is a speaker, author, entrepreneur, podcast host and the founder of Sports1 Marketing.

He coached high-profile clients all around the world and he's in the studio today to share with us how to improve our decision-making abilities.

In today’s conversation, David will explain why knowing your values is key to the best decision making, and how we can reduce the amount of time we spend agonizing over decisions.

He will give us some practical tips to improve our decisions on a daily basis, and some quick exercises we can do anytime to boost our decision-making ability.

*** 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 31, 2020

Today's episode is another special segment for women and women in your life. 

Alisa Vitti, a functional nutritionist, hormone expert, a best-selling author of The WomanCode System, and her new book, In the FLO, joins us again today. She coaches women around the world and brings her experience and expertise of healing women's hormone issues to share with you how you can learn to utilize your cycle to change your energy level and become healthier and productive. 

In this episode, Alisa will explain a new method of project mapping for women, and how you can leverage your hormones to get more done. She will tell you about the type of work that best matches each hormonal cycle, and how you can work with your patterns to deal with the external demands on your time with more happiness and less stress.

*** 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 27, 2020

Is there a gap between where you are and where you want to be? Do you self-sabotage? Do you feel like you lack motivation and wonder why? We all struggle with our limitations—and I waited 28 years to write the book that will help you beat them. 

Whether it’s your learning, ability to read, remember, focus, or to achieve any of your goals, if you’re not getting the results you’re looking for, then you’re missing one or more keys in the three “limitless steps.” 

If you haven’t already checked out Jim’s first episode on his Limitless Model, you can find it here!

In this episode, I will take you on a deep dive into my three-part Limitless Model, giving you more detail of each of the 3 “Ms” to help you to create positive change in your life. I will provide you with simple and usable tips that you can put into practice today!

Visit limitlessbook.com to keep updated on my Limitless book!

*** 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 20, 2020

How do you become limitless?

I’m excited about today’s episode because I believe this is the source. It's what’s making you unstoppable and successful, as well as keeping you from your goals and dreams. When you master this technique to be limitless, anything is possible.

Whether it’s your learning, ability to read, remember, focus, or to achieve any of your goals, if you’re not getting the results you’re looking for, then you’re missing one or more keys in the three “limitless steps.”

In this episode, I’m going to go over my limitless model and share with you the tactics to redraw the borders and boundaries that hold you back in 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. ***

Jan 13, 2020

How do you lead with an infinite mind?

Today’s guest Simon Sinek is an unshakable optimist who believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together. A bestselling author, Simon has recently written a new book, The Infinite Game. Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Simon is also a speaker and business leader. On today’s show, he’ll be drawing on his experience teaching leaders and organizations how to inspire people to explain how changing the way we think about leadership can revolutionize our working life.

In today’s conversation, we’ll explain the five practices of good leadership, and how each one will change your attitude to your work and help you find meaning in your life. Along the way, we’ll give you some quick practical tips you can use to start on your way to becoming a better leader.

** 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 6, 2020

How do you optimize your mood, memory, and concentration? 

If you’re a woman or know a woman in your life, then this episode is for you.

Our guest for today’s show, Alisa Vitti, is a functional nutritionist, hormone expert, and coach to women around the world. A best-selling author, she is the author of The WomanCode System and has recently written a new book, In the FLO

In this conversation, she will be drawing on her experience of coaching others to healing their hormone issues and how women who learn to adapt to their hormonal cycles can change their energy, health, and lives.

We’ll explain the unique qualities of female brains and what women are naturally placed to be best at. Alisa will tell us about the hormonal cycles that govern female brains and how women can harness them to optimize mood, brain performance, and health. We’ll leave you with some quick ideas on how you can reclaim power over your hormones in your everyday life, and some suggestions for self-care through each cycle. 

** 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. **

** To help you master your mindset, motivation, and memory in 2020, I created a dedicated community number you can text my phone directly. It’s 310-299-9362 and you can text me today to get in touch. **

Dec 30, 2019

How do you stay motivated and sustain that motivation over a day, week, month, and a year?

When I’m thinking about 2020, I’m thinking of vision, eyesight, having clear objectives and goals.

In this special New Year episode, I’m going to share with you the 3 steps to gain motivation and keep it so you can make 2020 the best year 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. ** 

 

Dec 23, 2019

How do you live with an infinite mind?

Today’s guest and a dear friend, Simon Sinek, is an unshakable optimist who believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together. A bestselling author, Simon has recently written a new book, The Infinite Game. Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Simon is also a speaker and business leader. On today’s show, he’ll be drawing on his experience teaching leaders and organizations how to inspire people to explain how learning to apply an infinite mindset will change our careers and lives.

In today’s conversation, we’ll explain the difference between a finite and infinite game, and how choosing an infinite mindset will change your working life. Simon will tell us about the journey that led him to write his bestselling books, explain why an infinite mindset will lead to better results in your career, and tell us about visionary thinkers who had an infinite mindset.   We’ll leave you with some quick tips on how you can learn to apply an infinite mindset in your 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. **

 

Dec 16, 2019

How do you unfreeze yourself from fear?

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 this final part of a 3-part series with Tim, he’ll be drawing on his experience in the military and as a self-defense coach to explain how we can take the fears holding us back and turn them into opportunities for growth.

If you haven’t already listened to our first two conversations in episodes #151 (Learn Faster by Slowing Down) and #154 (Improving Your Situational Awareness), I recommend going back and listening to them as well. 

In today’s conversation, we talk about why you should listen to your fears and how they can become learning opportunities. We’ll explain how you can start taking on some of your fears through small steps, and why you should trust your instincts. We’ll leave you with some quick ideas on how you can engage with your fears and use them to benefit your daily life. 

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. **

 

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