The Kevin Rose Show

Join entrepreneur, technology investor, and self-experimenter Kevin Rose as he explores new ways to reach peak personal and professional performance. In this "podcast for the curious," Kevin interviews technologists, scientists, meditators, self-experimenters, and productivity hackers to discover insights that you can incorporate into daily life. Time Magazine calls him one of the "Top 25 Most Influential People on the Web," and Bloomberg lists him as a "Top 25 Angel Investor." Kevin has appeared on the Jimmy Fallon Show, Charlie Rose Show, as well as the covers of Businessweek and Inc. Magazine.



episode 27: Jim Kwik - Memory improvement and optimal brain performance expert

Jim Kwik is a world expert in speed-reading, memory improvement, and optimal brain performance.  As the CEO and Founder of Kwik Learning, Jim’s cutting-edge techniques and impressive mental feats have made him a highly sought-out brain trainer for top entrepreneurs and organizations with clients that include Virgin, Nike, GE, Fox Studios, Harvard University, and Singularity University.  In this episode, Jim and I discuss his top strategies for memory and learning, motivation, limiting beliefs, digital distraction, and nutrition.  Show Notes:

00:30 -- Kevin's childhood memory challenges (and the self talk that followed)

03:30 -- Luminosity; Lion's Mane Mushroom; Phospholipid Omega-3 DHA

04:30 -- How Jim started as the "boy with the broken brain"

09:03 -- The impact of limiting beliefs on learning and memory 

13:20 -- What Jim learnt while visiting nursing homes and seniors' centers 

18:50 -- 'The Power of Positive Thinking'; Dale Carnegie; Napoleon Hill 

20:00 -- Subvocalization as a constraint for fast reading

23:32 -- Why clarifying your motivation is the missing factor for optimal learning 

26:30 -- The Albert Einstein quote that shaped Jim's perspective on learning

30:00 -- Jim's 'Head, Heart and Hands' approach

31:17 -- Simon Sinek

37:48 -- The limitations of IQ and standardized tests

40:15 -- How respect can be used as a powerful tool for remembering names

43:55 -- Post traumatic growth 

47:40 -- What Jim uncovered about personal responsibility from Stan Lee 

49:50 -- Jim's Morning Routine 

51:05 -- How to remember 10 new peoples' names at a party

52:25 -- 'The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People' 

53:30 -- Jim's strategies for digital overload and digital distraction 

56:11 -- Creating new habits: Dr. B.J Fogg 

58:45 -- Force multipliers: Jim's podcast 'Work Smart - Not Hard'

1:02:11 -- Why Jim has a 10 foot Hulk in his backyard

1:04:00 -- Jim's 'Be, Do, Have, Share' success formula 

1:05:29 -- Dr. Wayne Dwyer

1:06:40 -- Self talk is 'software' that needs to be worked on

1:08:04 -- Information plus emotion leads to long-term memories

1:11:00 -- Why Jim uses the Pomodoro Technique 

1:11:58 -- Jim's top 10 brain foods

1:12:45 -- The 2,500 year old memory technique Jim uses with his clients 

1:16:35 -- The P.I.E. method

1:21:03 -- Jim's 'Vowel' strategy for retaining complex information 

1:25:05 -- Digital dementia 

1:31:47 -- Connect with Jim at 'Kwik Brain', and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter


 2018-12-07  1h36m