How To Learn More In Record Time - Speed Reading, Concentration, & Memory with Jim Kwik

In this episode we discuss how our guest went from a childhood head injury to becoming an accelerated learning expert. We cover memory, speed reading, improving your focus, taking notes like an expert and go deep into tactics for accelerated learning. We talk about the importance of mastering the fundamentals, and get into tons of highly specific and actionable advice you can use today with our guest Jim Kwik. 
 Jim Kwik is the founder of Kwik Learning and Superhero You. Jim is a brain coach in speed reading, memory improvement, brain performance, and accelerated learning. Jim’s methods and work have been utilized by with several high profile companies including Nike, SpaceX, and GE, as well as individuals such as the Clintons, Oprah, Richard Branson and more.

We’ve discovered more in the last 20 years about the human brain than we learned in the 2000 years before that

How Jim went from growing up with learning challenges from an early childhood head injury to become an expert in accelerated learning and speed reading

How to read 30 books in 30 days

How we can actually retain what we read

Knowledge is not power, its only potential power 

The one super power you want to master in the 21st century (learn faster)

Traditional speed reeding, skimming, skipping words, getting the gist of something is not enough - its about fully capturing and retaining the information

The average person reads 1-2 books per year, but the average CEO reads 4-5 books per month

What Bill Gates said the #1 super power he would pick would be

How you can gain 2 months of productive time per year

Why motivation is such a critical component of accelerated learning - have a purpose for why you read

"H-Cubed” - 3 things you need for motivation to have accelerated learning 

The fastest way to read something is not to read it at all - figured out what your end goal is

How you can remember names more effectively & become a great connector

If you forget someone’s name, you show that they’re not important to you

How to give a speech without notes

Brain Hacks for Speed Reading

“Leaders are readers” and why Jim thinks you should read 30 minutes per day 

12 things Jim does every morning to jumpstart his brain

Mental fitness is as important, if not more important, than mental intelligence

Using a “visual pacer” and how that brain hack can help you instantly double your reading speed

One of the biggest traps in the personal development field is the “next new thing”

People who are truly on the path to Mastery focus on the fundamentals and get REALLY REALLY GOOD at the BASICS

How to get a 20-50% boost in your reading speed right now

Excellence comes down to a set of routines, rituals, and habits

If we always do the easy thing in life, life becomes hard, if we do the hard things, life becomes easy

BEMAT = behavior equals motivation ability and trigger

The primacy principle and the recency principle - and why you should chunk and take breaks to create more “beginnings and ends"

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