TMHS 056: How To Improve Your Memory, Read Faster, And Access Your Superhero Powers – With Jim Kwik

What if you were able to read an entire book every day of your life? Can you imagine how much knowledge you’d have access to? And can you see how valuable you’d become as a leader in business as well as your personal life?

It’s well known that we’re only using a small fraction of what our brains are capable of. There is so much that the human mind can achieve if we only knew how to access it, and today you’re going to learn the first steps.

My guest is a world-renowned learning expert, who does, in fact, read a book a day. He will share with you how he’s no more extraordinary than you are, and how it’s just a matter of learning some basic tools to access your superhuman potential.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How someone with learning difficulties became a world-leading memory expert.
  • How school teaches us what to learn but not HOW to learn.
  • Why extremely successful leaders and celebrities look for ways to improve their brain.
  • How Jim Kwik ended up on a airplane with the cast of X-Men: Days of Future Past.
  • The #1 key to improving your memory (it’s simple, but profound!)
  • Why two-thirds of your memory is under your complete control.
  • Why the school system hasn’t changed much, even though the world has.
  • The 3 keys to remembering anything.
  • What common things distract our attention and prevent us from being present.
  • A game-changing accelerated learning technique that I use.
  • How one simple trick can make you read 25 to 50 percent faster immediately.
  • Why using your body in a different way can improve your brain function.

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@JimKwik on Twitter

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  • Renee RaeJ Johnson
    18 Jun 2014, 1:15 pm

    This was an exciting show! I am a visual person and I was able to see every one at the table as Mr Kwik called them out! This is especially important to me due to being chemobrained as it was called because my short term memory appeared to be compromised after chemotherapy. This information gives me such hope for the abilities I still have to learn! Thank you Shawn and Jade for an excellent excellent show!

  • Adam Hammons
    18 Jun 2014, 3:49 pm

    Hi, the iPhone app Layer Lapse gives you visual memory super powers – check it out.

    “Layer Lapse is like having a perfect photographic memory to know in an instant what is different but with psychic mindreading telepathy as you can compare your memory with others’ memories and even having bionic eyesight enabling you to measure pixels like a robot. It’s an app of super powers.”

  • Steve Parke
    19 Jun 2014, 12:04 pm

    Hi Shawn and Jade

    Just want to say great show with Jim, very helpful, and the link beween mind and body was spot on. He was such a great open guest and a lot of inspirational words from him and also you and Jade.

    Great work sir
    Thanks man …stay cool

    • Shawn
      5 Jul 2015, 4:03 pm

      I appreciate that, Steve, thank you!!

  • Donna
    8 Mar 2016, 8:17 pm

    Shawn, I wanted to tell you how much I enjoy listening to your podcasts!

    I just listened to podcast 073 on water and wanted to know about the 5 ingredients you suggest for Reverse Osmosis water to make it “structured”- do you need all 5 or is just one or two enough?



  • Mike
    24 Jan 2017, 12:46 pm

    New to the podcast, are there typically episode notes that highlight key items? Specifically, would love to just have the acronyms highlighted. Thanks