Kwik Brain with Jim Kwik

Kwik Brain with Jim Kwik Podcast

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.

120: How to Fix a Broken Heart with Guy Winch
Today’s question for the Kwik Brain community is how do you fix a broken heart? I’m excited to welcome today’s guest, Dr. Guy Winch. Guy’s books have sold millions of copies and been translated into 26 different languages, and his TED Talks have been seen by people all over the world. Heartbreak is a challenge so many of us face and Guy is here to talk us through it. Heartbreak can make us crazy—there is no other experience that can make people do things completely out of character. It causes deep grief, a...

119: Kwik Challenge - Stay Hydrated
Welcome to this week's challenge! In this episode, I’ll be explaining how this challenge will help you to stay hydrated. The Kwik Challenge is for people who want to create positive change in their lives—to take the knowledge and turn it into power. Change doesn’t have to be difficult. All habit change starts with simple tiny steps, and before you know it you’ll be heading toward a new destination—the little things will add up to something much bigger! By doing this challenge, you will: Improve cognitive f...

118: Your Brain & ADD with Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen
Today’s question for the Kwik Brain community is how do you know if you have ADD, and what can you do about it? Dr. Amen’s book Healing ADD has sold half a million copies and helped countless people. Dr. Amen and his wife Tana—who is also a bestselling author and lives with ADD—join us today to help us understand where to start when we think someone we love might have ADD. In this conversation, we’ll define ADD, bust some common myths about ADD, and explain how the disorder can play out in everyday life. We...


117: Kwik Challenge - Boost Your Memory
Welcome to Kwik Brain Challenge #8! In this episode, I’ll be explaining how this challenge will help you to activate your memory. The Kwik Challenge is for people who want to create positive change in their lives—to take the knowledge and turn it into power. Change doesn’t have to be difficult. All habit change starts with simple tiny steps, and before you know it you’ll be heading toward a new destination—the little things will add up to something much bigger! By doing this challenge, you will: Activate t...

116: Activate Happiness in 5 Minutes with Alex & Mimi Ikonn
We’ve spoken about the power of journaling on the podcast before, but how many of you are doing it every day? In just five minutes in the morning, we can supercharge our minds to achieve happiness throughout the day. Journaling is a powerful and practical way to focus our minds for the day, seek gratitude, transform our lives and achieve our goals. Today’s guests are entrepreneurs Alex and Mimi Ikonn, founders of Intelligent Change and the Five Minute Journal. They have helped thousands of people around the...

115: Kwik Challenge - How to Read More Books
Welcome to Kwik Brain Challenge #7! In this episode, I’ll be explaining how this challenge will help you to download decades into days. The Kwik Challenge is for people who want to create positive change in their lives—to take the knowledge and turn it into power. Change doesn’t have to be difficult. All habit change starts with simple tiny steps, and before you know it you’ll be heading toward a new destination—the little things will add up to something much bigger! By doing this challenge, you will: Boos...


114: How to Undo Your Limiting Beliefs
How do you overcome and change limiting beliefs? All behavior is belief driven. You can’t remember someone’s name if you believe you have a horrible memory. You can’t be a great reader or leader if you believe you are not. Or change procrastination if you believe you procrastinate. So how do you deal with the more deeper invisible level of beliefs? In today’s episode, I have my longtime dear friend, Shelly Lefkoe, with us to discover how we can change the deep underlying beliefs about ourselves. Shelly Lefk...

113: Kwik Challenge - Boost Your Focus
Welcome to Kwik Brain Challenge #6! In this episode, I’ll be explaining how this challenge will help you to boost your focus throughout the day. The Kwik Challenge is for people who want to create positive change in their lives—to take the knowledge and turn it into power. Change doesn’t have to be difficult. All habit change starts with simple tiny steps, and before you know it you’ll be heading toward a new destination—the little things will add up to something much bigger! By doing this challenge, you wi...

112: Mindful Leadership with Presidential Candidate - Tim Ryan
How do you become a more mindful leader? Whether you’re a student, parent or entrepreneur, how do you lead yourself and how do you lead others for a place of mindful connection and development? Representative Tim Ryan recently announced his run for president and has a long history representing working-class families in Ohio. What you might not know about Tim is that in addition to his service as a Congressman, Tim is an advocate for mindfulness, meditation, and health and is the author of two books on mindf...


111: Kwik Challenge - Protect Your Gray Matter
Welcome to Kwik Brain Challenge #5! In this episode, I’ll be explaining how this challenge will help you to protect your gray matter. The Kwik Challenge is for people who want to create positive change in their lives—to take the knowledge and turn it into power. Change doesn’t have to be difficult. All habit change starts with simple tiny steps, and before you know it you’ll be heading toward a new destination—the little things will add up to something much bigger! By doing this challenge, you will: Boost ...

110: Overcome Math Anxiety to Conquer Your Finances with Danica McKellar
Today's question for the Kwik Brain community is: how do you overcome math anxiety to the point that you can improve your finances? You might know Danica from her role as Winnie Cooper in Wonder Years, but what you might not know is that in addition to her lifelong acting career, Danica is an internationally-recognized mathematician, New York Times best-selling author and advocate for math education. Dealing with money and finances is one the most practical reasons to learn math—unless we are able to deal w...

109: Kwik Challenge - Activate Your Imagination
Welcome to Kwik Brain Challenge #4! The Kwik Challenge is for people who want to create positive change in their lives—to take the knowledge and turn it into power. Change doesn’t have to be difficult. All habit change starts with simple tiny steps, and before you know it you’ll be heading toward a new destination—the little things will add up to something much bigger! In today’s episode, I’ll be explaining how this challenge will help you to have better recall and brain. By doing this challenge, you will: ...


108: Heal a Broken Heart with Dr. Shefali Tsabary
A common question from the Kwik Brain community is: why do most (more than half of all relationships) relationships fail? How can we move on from heartbreak? We grow the most through interaction and intimacy, but so many of us experience trouble along the way. The good news is by working on ourselves; we can change the patterns we’ve been seeing in our relationships and work towards a healthier, brighter future. Dr. Shefali is a world-renowned clinical psychologist who received her doctorate from Columbia U...

107: Kwik Challenge - Gaining Momentum
Welcome to Kwik Brain Challenge #3! The Kwik Challenge is for people who want to create positive change in their lives—to take knowledge and turn it into power. Change doesn’t have to be difficult. All habit change starts with simple tiny steps, and before you know it you’ll be heading toward a new destination—the little things will add up to something much bigger! In today’s episode, I’ll be explaining how this challenge will help you to have better focus and memory. By doing this challenge, you will: Cre...

106: Activating Wonder & Fascination in Learning with Danica McKellar
How do you add more fascination and wonder into learning and life? You heard me say many times that all learning is state dependent. The state you’re in while learning is so important because that information combined with emotion is what helps you to remember what you learned. We have an extraordinary guest, Danica McKellar. She’s best known for her roles on The Wonder Years and The West Wing, as well as a three-time New York Times bestselling author, internationally-recognized mathematician, and advocates...


105: Kwik Challenge - Reducing Inflammation
Welcome to Kwik Challenge #2! The purpose of these challenges is to take knowledge into action. There’s so much information around us, but knowledge doesn’t become power until we apply what we learn. So during this challenge, we’re going to take a little step each day to build long-lasting habits and results. Today’s challenge helps to reduce inflammation in your brain & body, build grit, and do the difficult thing. In this episode, I’ll explain how you can do this each day in baby steps to build a new habi...

104: How to Light Up Your Brain with Wes Pfiffner
Our bodies absorb light and use it as fuel for our bodies, but few of us have been taught about how to harness the power of light to boost our health and happiness.  Our natural environment deeply affects our bodies—our circadian rhythms are affected by sunlight and increasingly, negatively affected by the blue light so many of us spend hours looking at in the form of laptops and phones. This is problematic because of circadian rhythms regulate our body—telling us when to eat, sleep and produce hormones. We...

103: Kwik Challenge - A Simple Way to Create BDNF
Welcome to the FIRST Kwik Brain Challenge!  The Kwik Challenge is for people who want to create positive change in their lives—to take knowledge and turn it into power. Change doesn’t have to be difficult. All habit change starts with simple tiny steps, and before you know it you’ll be heading toward a new destination—the little things will add up to something much bigger! In today’s episode, I’ll be explaining how this challenge will help you to build a happier brain and a brighter life. By doing this chal...


102: How to Quickly Recall - The 10 Sparketypes
Today, we're going to exercise your memory! To teach you this 2500-year-old memory technique, I'm going to use 10 Sparketypes from our episode #99 "Finding Work that Lights You Up with Jonathan Fields." If you haven’t already listened to that episode, I recommend you go back and check it out. In this episode, I'll teach you how you can use visual, auditory, kinesthetic and creative imagination to ignite your memory and remember the list of things you need to recall in your day.  ** Do you want to stay up to...

101: 4 Keys to Changing Your Behavior & Habits
How do you create change that lasts? If you want a new result in your life, you have to do a new behavior. To change that behavior, you need a set of capacities, capabilities, and beliefs. If you want something you’ve never had, then you’ve got to do something you’ve never done. They say an average person has about 60,000-70,000 thoughts a day, but the problem is that 90-95% of those thoughts are the same thoughts they had yesterday and the day before that. In other words, if you want to do something brand ...

100: My Top 10 Takeaways from Kwik Brain Episodes
We did it! Episode 100 - where I’ll be sharing my top 10 takeaways from all our previous episodes! As you know, this show began with our mission of building better & brighter brains. Kwik Brain is not only interviews and information but a masterclass. We design every conversation to be practical, so you can apply what you learned that day. If you haven’t listened to every episode, then I highly recommend you do so because there are real gems in all of them. In today’s episode, I’ll give you 10 highlights of...


99: Finding Work that Lights You Up with Jonathan Fields
How do you find work that lights you up? We’re back today with our friend, Jonathan Fields. If you haven’t listened to the previous episode where he talks about how you can discover your passion and purpose, I highly recommend you do so. Jonathan is a national bestselling author and the founder of Good Life Project®, one of the top-ranked podcasts in the world with a giant global, mission-driven community. The Wall Street Journal hailed Good Life Project as one of the top self-development podcasts, and Appl...

98: Discovering Your Passion & Purpose with Jonathan Fields
How do you find your passion and purpose? This is probably one of the most asked questions in our Kwik Brain community. To talk about this topic, I have my dear friend, Jonathan Fields, with us today. Jonathan is a national bestselling author and the founder of Good Life Project®, one of the top-ranked podcasts in the world with a giant global, mission-driven community. The Wall Street Journal hailed Good Life Project as one of the top self-development podcasts, and Apple recently featured it on-stage durin...

97: Digital Detox with Jay Shetty
How do you do a digital detox in a world where we’re so connected to our smart devices? For most of us, it’s the first thing we look at in the morning and the last thing we look at in the night. So how do you disconnect to reconnect when you’re bombarded with emails and texts throughout the day? To go over this topic, we’re so excited to have our dear superhero friend, Jay Shetty with us today. Jay is an award-winning host, storyteller, and creator. He was named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 for being a game-ch...


96: Stress Less & Accomplish More with Emily Fletcher
This is a topic that a lot of us are struggling with. A lot of us feel the need to be always busy to feel like we’re accomplishing through the day. But is that the case? In this episode, we have Emily Fletcher with us to talk about what stress is and some simple, yet powerful tips on how to reduce stress so you can accomplish your goals. Emily is the founder of Ziva, the creator of The Ziva Technique and regarded as the leading expert in meditation for high performance. The New York Times, The Today Show, V...

95: How to Get Out of Your Own Way with Todd Herman
How do you get out of your own way so you can accomplish your goals and make your dreams come true? I’m excited to bring this conversation to you today because Todd Herman is a real high-performance coach. He’s a game-changing expert, a strategist, and works with some of the elite individuals from corporate America and athletes. His new book, Alter Ego Effect, talks about a phenomenon of using your imagination to try on new characters to get you in different emotions and mental states that will bring you th...

94: How to Love Learning
How do you love learning? In this special “happy valentine’s day” episode, I’m going to share with you 3 strategies you can apply to fall in love with learning. Whether you already love learning or looking for ways to integrate more learning in your life, these 3 keys will help you to achieve the desired outcome with learning. 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. **...


93: Decoding the Female Brain with Dr. Stephanie Estima
Have you noticed the difference when communicating with women and men? Are men really from Mars and women are from Venus? In this episode, we’re coming to you live with Dr. Stephanie Estima, who’s back with us to decode women’s brain. Dr. Stephanie is a big-hearted, energetic, and compassionate healer dedicated to changing lives through evidence-based health strategies like chiropractic, nutrition, fitness, and mindset. She is the owner and clinic director of The Health Loft, a chiropractic clinic in downto...

92: Applying Exponential Thinking to Organizations with Salim Ismail
Today’s business climate has been marked by the rise of organizations built on the principles of exponential thinking—think Github, Airbnb, and Uber. Companies stuck in old linear thinking patterns, like Kodak, have gone out of business. We can no longer rely on repetitiveness and old ideas to get us through—to achieve success in such a competitive climate, we need to be thinking bigger, and constantly changing and developing.  In this episode, we welcome back special guest Salim Ismail! If you haven’t alre...

91: Sleep, Eat, Move & Think Better with Dr. Greg Wells Part 2
In this episode, we’re continuing our conversation with Dr. Greg Wells from the last segment about how to sleep, eat, move, and think better. He’s sharing more tips on how to create micro wins throughout your day to start healthy habits for your brain. Sleep better, and you’ll eat better. Eat better, and you’ll move more. And if you move more, you’ll sleep better and ultimately think and feel better. This is the ripple effect of good health and high performance. And it’s also why you don’t have to make majo...


90: Sleep, Eat, Move & Think Better with Dr. Greg Wells Part 1
How do you create a ripple effect of learning and living better? We’re excited to have Dr. Greg Wells with us today. He’s the author of a new book called, Ripple Effect, how to optimize our lives for high performance. Sleep better, and you’ll eat better. Eat better, and you’ll move more. And if you move more, you’ll sleep better and ultimately think and feel better. This is the ripple effect of good health and high performance. And it’s also why you don’t have to make major changes or sacrifices in your lif...

89: 10X Your Mental Performance with Salim Ismail
Your life is a reflection of your thinking. So how do you become an exponential thinker? Our guest today, Salim Ismail, is an expert exponential thinker, and he’s here with us to talk about how to 10X your mental performance at work and life. Salim is the founding executive director of Singularity University, and its current global ambassador. He travels around the world sharing a global perspective on the impact of breakthrough technologies and how organizations can leverage these disruptions to grow 10x f...

88: Eating for Your Brain with Dr. Lisa Mosconi
How do you have better focus? How do you improve your memory? How do you improve your thinking ability? What are the best foods for your brain? What you eat matters, especially for your gray matter. And who better to have this discussion with than Dr. Lisa Mosconi? She’s the author of an incredible book called, Brain Food, a must-read for anyone interested in having a healthy and powerful brain. Dr. Mosconi holds a Ph.D. degree in Neuroscience and Nuclear Medicine and is a certified Integrative Nutrition...


87: Protecting Your Brain from 4 Invisible Super-Villains with Ben Greenfield
What are the invisible super-villains that are wreaking havoc on your brain? This topic is near and dear to my heart. Through this podcast series, I love sharing with you the things we can do to level up our brains, and while it’s important to talk about what to do, it’s also important to cover the obstacles, the invisible forces that are taking you away and holding you back. To discuss this topic, we have Ben Greenfield, NYT Bestselling Author of “Beyond Training.” Ben is a professional obstacle course r...

86: Conquer Your Mind with Wim Hof
How do you conquer your mind for greater happiness, strength, and health?   We have a very special guest today, Wim Hof. Wim got his nickname “The Iceman” after he broke many records with regards to resisting cold. Some of his feats include climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in shorts, running a half marathon above the Arctic Circle on his bare feet, and standing in a container while covered with ice cubes for more than 112 minutes.   Wim is convinced that our bodies are capable of doing the same exceptionally thin...

85: How to Activate Your Multi-Sensory Learning
How do you become a multi-sensory learner? You may be asking, “what is a multi-sensory learner? Is it going to help me with my focus? Is it going to help me retain information better? Is it going to make me a creative thinker?” And my answer is astounding, YES. Multi-sensory learning is the idea that individuals learn better if you were taught using more than one of your senses. When it comes to learning, the more senses you stimulate, the more you’re able to learn and attain new knowledge. In this epis...


84: How to Release Happy Brain Chemicals with Radha Agrawal
How do we release happy brain chemicals and not feel loneliness   Studies are indicating that loneliness leads to Alzheimer, dementia, and other mental challenges. Even though we’re more connected than ever before via social media, the level of loneliness people feel have been arising.   To dive deeper into this topic, I have my good friend, Radha Agrawal, in the studio today!   Radha is a community force, successful entrepreneur (Co-Founder THINX, LiveItUp), author, globe-trotting speaker, DJ, inventor, an...

83: Four Superpowers I Learned from Stan Lee
I wanted to make this special episode to tribute to our superhero friend, Stan Lee. I’m bringing this episode to you from New York City, where he co-created some of my very favorite superheroes of all time. In this episode, I’m going to share with you FOUR superpowers, mental/mindset superpowers, that I learned from the legend himself. ** 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. **...

82: Workouts That Boost Your Brainpower with Shawn Stevenson
So many of us work on our physical health—whether that means going to the gym or for a run—without being aware of the brain health benefits we’re receiving. I’m excited to welcome back today’s guest Shawn Stevenson—founder of the Model Health Show Podcast and health expert—to tell us how we can boost our brain potential through quick and simple physical exercises.    Physical training is a powerful way to boost your brainpower and creativity. Simple exercises like push-ups, squats, daily walk, and sprints c...


81: Remembering Numbers Instantly
Welcome back, Kwik Brain! In this episode, I’m going share with the secrets to mastering and remembering numbers.   Numbers are everywhere. It’s like a universal language. Telephone numbers, credit cards numbers, zip codes, PINs, passcodes, birthdays, it’s everywhere.   But here’s the challenge. A lot of people have difficulty remembering numbers. Think about something simple like phone numbers and how many phone number you used to be able to remember like 10-15 years ago before we had smartphones.   Now, w...

80: How to Make Meditation Easy with Ariel Garten
Meditation is a simple path to a healthier, more productive life. I’m excited about today’s conversation with guest Ariel Garten—founder of MUSE, scientist, and expert on mindfulness and entrepreneurship—who is here to tell us how meditating for just a few minutes a day can change our relationship with our brain.    Whether you’re an entrepreneur, an office worker or a parent, learning to be present is how you’ll get the most from your day. By learning how to meditate, you’ll be able to increase the amount ...

79: Imagination for Courage, Creativity & Change with Beth Comstock
Today’s podcast is all about the power of imagination—and we welcome special guest Beth Comstock! As the pace of change increases exponentially, we’re all going to be searching for ways to solve problems we’ve never had before. Today’s guest Beth Comstock—one of America’s most successful businesswomen, author, and a previous leader of innovative change in her role as Vice Chair at GE—is here to tell us why our imagination and creativity are powerful and essential tools to build a new future for ourselves.  ...


78: Steps to Healthy Brain with Dr. Daniel Amen Part 3
This week’s podcast is all about building a healthy brain—and we welcome special guest Dr. Daniel Amen! This is the final part of a special three-part Kwik Brain series with Daniel, where we’ll be walking you through his seven steps to a healthy brain.  Many of us struggle with focus, mental fatigue, brain fog, and memory loss, and today’s guest Dr. Amen—one of America’s leading psychiatrists who has helped millions of people change their lives and is a ten-time New York Times bestselling author—is here to ...

77: How To Turn Knowledge Into Action
In this episode, I’m coming to you live from Instagram! I get this question often - “Jim, I know what to do, but I’m not doing what I know. How do I take knowledge and turn it into power? How do I take knowledge and apply and act on the things that I know?” Have you ever felt or done something like this before? You go to a seminar, listen to a podcast, read a book, but nothing changes. Knowledge is not power, but it has the potential to become power only when you apply it and use it. All the books, podcasts...

76: 7 Steps to Healthy Brain with Dr. Daniel Amen Part 2
What is the secret to a healthy brain? This is Part 2 of Dr. Daniel Amen’s trilogy, so if you have not listened to part 1 yet, I highly recommend you go back and listen to that episode first if you can. Dr. Daniel Amen has written 10 NYT bestselling books including, “Change Your Brain, Change Your Life,” and he’s done over 100,000 brain scans in the United States, and he’s a real expert in optimizing your brain health. In this episode, he will continue with his 7 Steps to a Healthy Brain, and share with you...


75: Understanding Habit Triggers with James Clear
Do you watch too much Netflix or check your phone first thing in the morning? We all have habits we want to change for the better. But how do you form healthy habits? Usually, when we’re talking about changing habits, we’re focused mostly on the habits we want to take on, like journaling, meditating, working out at the gym, eating healthy, etc. Or getting rid of negative habits that get in our way of accomplishing the goal. In the previous episodes, we talked about how “you create your habits, then your ...

74: 7 Steps to Healthy Brain with Dr. Daniel Amen Part 1
What is the secret to a healthy brain? If you’re struggling with focus, mental fatigue, brain fog, memory loss, how would you go about fixing that? If that’s been an issue for you, then I’m really excited about this episode because I’m going take you behind the closed door of a private gathering we did for our students. We brought in an extraordinary guest, Dr. Daniel Amen, a physician, founder of Amen Clinics and BrainMD, double board-certified psychiatrist and nine-time New York Times bestselling autho...

73: Steps to Getting a Shredded Mind with Dr. Stephanie Estima
How do you have a shredded mind? You can look at somebody’s body and see that person’s physiques, in terms of abs and biceps. But with the brain, you can’t see how fit it is off the bat. So how do you obtain it and how do you know when you have it? To answer this question, we have a very special guest, Dr. Stephanie Estima, who is an expert in this field. She is the founder of The Health Lost, a chiropractor, a mother, and a biohacker. Listen in as we talk about the steps to getting a shredded mind. ** Do y...


72: How To Grow From Your Mistakes
“To err is human.” How do you deal with mistakes? This is such an important question that you’ll want to take notes on this, and I recommend you listening to it more than once. We all make mistakes. It’s easy to forget that when we’re in the midst of a mess-up. But it’s impossible to avoid miscalculations, mishaps, both big and small. And have you found that the busier you are, the more mistakes you’re likely to make? Maybe you’ve hurt someone’s feelings by saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. Or left ...

71: How to be Unforgettable with Jordan Harbinger
A social dynamics expert and podcast host, today’s guest Jordan Harbinger has years of experience coaching clients to navigate interpersonal relationships and build on their connections. The way we communicate with others on a daily basis contributes over time not just to our personal brand, but the circles of connections we have. Small, thoughtful messages sent daily can completely change the shape of your networks and build relationships with everyone from distant acquaintances to close family — before yo...

70: Amplify Your Effectiveness with Ari Meisel
This week’s podcast is all about the best productivity tools— and we welcome back special guest Ari Meisel!  Modern life is so busy that we all feel like we’re constantly hustling yet still falling behind. We all want more resources and advantage. And we especially want to know the secrets of how to use our minds better to become more productive.  A productivity expert, CEO and best-selling author who has built his career on teaching others how to work smarter—not harder—today’s guest Ari Meisel is here to ...


69: Activating Your Second Brain with Naveen Jain
This week’s podcast is all about activating your second brain— and we welcome back special guest Naveen Jain!  Just how important is our second brain—our gut? How much does our gut influence our mind? How important is our gut to our health? Why are we spending trillions on healthcare only for many of us to get sicker? Are our genes our destiny?  An international leader in industry disruption and founder of groundbreaking companies such as Viome and Moon Express, today’s guest Naveen Jain has built his caree...

68: Productivity VS. Effectiveness with Ari Meisel
Modern life is so busy that we all feel like we’re continually hustling yet still falling behind. We all want more resources and advantage, especially to know the secrets of how to use our minds better to become more productive. A productivity expert, CEO and best-selling author who has built his career on teaching others how to work smarter—not harder—today’s guest Ari Meisel is here to tell us how we can all learn to be more effective in our daily lives and free up time for the more important things in l...

67: How to QUIET Your Mind Kwikly
Do you have a busy mind? We often get questions about how to calm and quiet one’s mind in our Kwik Brain Podcast FB Group. We no longer live in the age where we measure success by profit or prestige, but rather by a peace of mind. Do you agree? Your brain is not designed to work at full steam all the time. So regularly simmering down with these tips and hacks is a brilliant move for your wellbeing in life and career. Perhaps you wear a lot of hats and have a long list of to-do’s, and your monkey mind can...


66: When To Eat For Optimal Brain Function with Max Lugavere
In previous episodes, we’ve talked about brain superfoods and what we should be eating to power a healthier, happier brain. Today’s show takes the conversation a step further as we talk about when we should be eating, and how fasting can impact our longevity and brain health.    A common question from the Kwik Brain community has been how we can improve our brain functionality through nutrition and diet. A respected health and science journalist and author of a best-selling book on diet and brain health, to...

65: Movements that Boost Brain Performance with Aaron Alexander
In today’s episode we’ll be addressing the much-talked-about mind/body connection and exploring how optimizing our body function, posture and movements can affect our minds and improve our brain power. An accomplished manual therapist 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.  The way we move has lasting impacts on our health and longevity. Our pos...

64: Work Smart - Not Hard
“How do you work smart, not just hard?” There are times in life where you might find yourself overwhelmed. You might have a long to-do list, insane demand, and not enough time. All these action items may appear to be high priority tasks, and you’re carrying the weight of it all. But it can sometimes feel a little bit unbearable. You may feel like you’re being held back or tired of the pressure, so I understand where this question is coming from. If you’re just like the rest of us, you want to become more...


63: The Power of Questions with Cal Fussman
What is the secret to asking great questions? If you’re a long time or a new listener to my training, you know that I always tell people that the questions are the answer. If you want a greater understanding and comprehension when you read, then ask better questions. In today’s episode, we’re going to talk about how to ask better questions that will give you better answers. And I can’t think of a better person to talk about this than my friend, Cal. Calvin "Cal" Fussman is an American journalist and auth...

62: What To Eat For Your Brain with Dr. Mark Hyman
What the heck should I eat for my brain? If you’ve listened to the past podcast episodes, you know the most popular one was “The 10 Keys to Unlocking Your Kwik Brain.” While 1/3 of our brain is pre-determined by genetics and biology, the 2/3 of it is entirely in your control. And the first thing on that list is the food that you eat. But with so many choices (or lack thereof) these days, what should we eat to have an optimal brain? To dive deeper into this subject, we have a very special guest today. Dr. ...

61: Overcoming Reading Fatigue with Dr. Michael Breus
When you’re reading something, do you ever lose focus? Do you ever get tired and fatigued? Do you ever get frustrated? When people are reading, one of the biggest complaints I hear is that they get tired while reading. To help you with that, I brought my sleep doctor and one of my dear friends, Dr. Michael Breus, on today’s episode to talk about sleep, reading, and chronotypes (the science of best times WHEN to do things for YOUR specific body type). He's written a number of books, including “The Power of W...


60: Resilience & WILD Habits with Tara Mackey
In today’s episode, we are going to answer one of the most asked questions in our Kwik Podcast FB community: “I’m going through a lot of difficult times right now, things are a little bit crazy. How do I stay focused and resilient during these tough times?” When you think about resilience, you think about the capacity to cope with stress and adversity. But it’s not necessarily a trait people are born with. The good news is that it involves behavior, thoughts, habits, mindset, and actions that we can all l...

59: Exponential Thinking with Naveen Jain
The more you learn, the more dots you can connect. How do you become an exponential thinker? What does it mean to be an exponential thinker or a really BIG thinker? We talk a lot about how our life is a reflection of our thinking. This is the millennium of the mind. We get paid to think. It’s not our brute strength, but brain strength. I’m very honored to bring my friend, Naveen Jain, on this episode to share with you some of the ideas to becoming an exponential thinker. He is a very successful entrepreneur...

58: Burnout To Balance
How do you go from burnout to balance? Most of us have days where we feel depleted, helpless, overloaded, where you don’t want to get out of bed, and much less pursue your dreams. But what if you’re feeling like this on most days? Then you might be suffering from a burnout. Our bodies and brains are equipped to handle stress in short bursts, but not over long extended periods of time. The impact of burnout is very real. Lack of motivation, decrease in confidence and performance, increased moodiness, neg...


57: Protect Your Brain From EMFs with Dr. Mercola
“Do EMFs harm your brain?” I get a lot of questions about learning, brain health, and etc. in our private fb group, and I came a crossed this question we haven’t addressed yet. I know it’s hard to imagine living in a world without your smartphones and computers, but what does living in a sea of electronics do to our brains? I was recently at an anti-aging conference where I shared the stage with Dr. Joseph Mercola, who can offer very strong advice in this area so I took the opportunity to ask him some qu...

56: How To Keep Your Brain Ageless
How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? The fountain of youth is found between your ears. In this episode, I would like to talk about brain tips based on Dr. Daniel Amen’s book, “Use Your Brain to Change Your Age.” We all want a brain that’s healthy and agile. In this book, I dedicated a chapter on lifelong learning and how to use that to keep your brain young, agile, and adaptable. We can keep our brain young by developing new connection through novelty and nutrition. And in this episod...

55: Create Smart Learning Organizations & Teams
In this episode, my good friend Vishen Lakhiani gives us his best strategies to create smart learning organizations & teams.    Join Our Growing Community: https://kwikbrain.com...


54: How To L.O.V.E. Your Brain
Happy Valentine's Day! This is a special episode and it's all about loving your brain. Join Our Growing Community: www.kwikbrain.com...

53: How To Find Your Life’s Vision with Vishen Lakhiani
In this episode I sit down with Vishen Lakhiani. Vishen is the founder and CEO of Mindvalley. Vishen is a long time friend of mine and we go over exactly how to find your life's vision.   Join Our Growing Community: https://kwikbrain.com/podcast...

52: Fix A Broken Brain with Dr. Hyman (Part 2)
This is Part 2 of Fix A Broken Brain with Dr. Hyman. If you haven't listened to the first episode yet, be sure to do so!   Join Our Growing Community: www.KwikBrain.com...


51: Fix A Broken Brain with Dr. Hyman (Part 1)
In this episode, Dr. Mark Hyman goes in depth to help us understand how our brain works and also how to fix it when it's "broken".    Join our growing community: www.kwikbrain.com...

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50: Master Your Mind...And Anything Else! (50th Episode!)
This is a special episode for us! We are celebrating our 50th Episode. Thank you so much for all of the support and love you've given us over these 50 episodes. In this episode, I will give you some awesome tactics to Master Your Mind!   Join Our Growing Community: www.KwikBrain.com...

49: Fast Focus & Flow (Q&A with Steven Kotler)
In this episode Steven Kotler and I go in depth on focus and flow. Both focus and flow are common traits among top performers and we're going to break down some of the best ways to improve these for yourself....


48: Get Into Your Creative Flow with Steven Kotler
Flow is the secret to success for many of the world's top performers. In this episode I have with me one of the world's leading experts on Flow to discuss the four different stages that it consists of.    Join Our Growing Community: www.KwikBrain.com...

47: How Gratitude Rewires Your Brain
Gratitude is scientifically proven to improve how you feel and rewire your brain. I know for me it's one of the most powerful habits I practice every single day. In this episode I will show you how to implement gratitude into your daily life and exactly how it can rewire your brain.   Join our growing community here: www.Kwikbrain.com...

46: How To Train Focus & Flow with Steven Kotler
Focus is essential. Every leader of industry and high-performer understands and utilizes focus to achieve massive results. On this episode we have Steven Kotler to give us his best hacks to improve your focus and flow.    Join our growing community here: www.kwikbrain.com...


44: How To Recall Passwords And Pin Numbers
Do you ever forget your passwords or PIN numbers? Bank, credit card, airlines, online courses, shopping, e-mail, social media....With the plethora of websites and services that you probably have accounts for, how is anyone supposed to remember them all? In this episode I go in depth on the best ways to instantly remember all of your passwords and pin numbers! Join our growing community here: www.KwikBrain.com...

43: The Best Time To Study & Learn with Dr. Michael Breus
In this episode Dr. Michael Breus is on to discuss the best time to learn, read and study. You must first understand the four chronotypes, and Dr. Breus will help you identify which one you are.    Join Our Growing Community: www.KwikBrain.com...


42: Solve Problems And Make Better Decisions Quickly
In this episode I will teach you an exercise you can use at any time to enhance your problem solving, and help you make decisions quicker. Join our growing Facebook community: www.kwikbrain.com...

41: The 5 Ways To Organize Information
In this episode I will teach you five ways to organize information efficiently and effectively. The more efficient you can store and organize information the easier it is to access! Join our growing Facebook community: www.KwikBrain.com...


39: Wipe Out Negative Thoughts & Limiting Beliefs
Do you ever have negative thoughts creep up on you out of nowhere? I myself suffered from this for quite a long time until I learned a few things. How to identify these thoughts as they arise, and what to do with them. In this episode, Nick Ortner shares his best practices for crushing "ANT's" Automatic Negative Thoughts. Join Our Growing Community: www.kwikbrain.com...

38: Eliminate Stress and Make Anxiety Disappear in Minutes
In this episode I sit down with my good friend Nick Ortner to discuss "The Tapping Solution". For those of you who haven't heard of it, it's an absolute game changer. This is part 1 of 2 from our conversation, be on the lookout for the next episode this week! Join Our Growing Community: www.kwikbrain.com...

37: Supercharge Your Brain & Life with Brendon Burchard (Part 3)
Join this 3-part podcast with New York Times bestselling author and master high performance trainer Brendon Burchard in a rare conversation on activating the 10 human drives that shape everything you think, feel, and do in life. According to Brendon, our brains are hardwired to meet very specific human drives, and learning to harness and activate these drives is the secret to success and happiness. Make sure you subscribe so you receive the next two parts of our conversation. And pick up a copy of Brendon’s...


36: Supercharge Your Brain & Life with Brendon Burchard (Part 2)
Join this 3-part podcast with New York Times bestselling author and master high performance trainer Brendon Burchard in a rare conversation on activating the 10 human drives that shape everything you think, feel, and do in life. According to Brendon, our brains are hardwired to meet very specific human drives, and learning to harness and activate these drives is the secret to success and happiness. Make sure you subscribe so you receive the next two parts of our conversation. And pick up a copy of Brendon’s...

35: Supercharge Your Brain & Life with Brendon Burchard (Part 1)
Join this 3-part podcast with New York Times bestselling author and master high performance trainer Brendon Burchard in a rare conversation on activating the 10 human drives that shape everything you think, feel, and do in life. According to Brendon, our brains are hardwired to meet very specific human drives, and learning to harness and activate these drives is the secret to success and happiness. Make sure you subscribe so you receive the next two parts of our conversation. And pick up a copy of Brendon’s...

34: Learn Vocabulary Faster (Memorize Words In Seconds)
The words we use influence the way we interpret and explain the world around us. In this episode I teach you an amazing method to Learn Vocabulary Faster and Memorize Words In Seconds. Join Our Growing Facebook Community: www.KwikBrain.com...


33: Developing Grit with Olympian Dr. Jeff Spencer
Grit is what you need to keep pushing past your comfort zone. Only there does real growth take place. In this episode, I speak with my friend, Dr. Jeff Spencer, about developing grit.    Join Our Growing Community: www.KwikBrain.com...

32: 4 Keys To Genius
Genius leaves clues. In this episode, I give you my 4 keys to genius.    Join Our Growing Community: www.KwikBrain.com...

31: The Champion's Mindset with Olympian Dr. Jeff Spencer
A champion's mindset is essential for massive success in business and in life. In this episode my friend Dr. Jeff Spencer and I break down exactly how you can apply simple tactics to manifest a champion's mindset.   Join Our Growing Community: www.KwikBrain.com...


30: End Negative Self-Talk (Like Magic)
Negative self-talk often times can be the biggest detriment to us reaching our full potential. The mind can be trained and used to produce astounding results. In this episode I teach you how to end negative self-talk for good, like magic. Join Our Growing Community: www.kwikbrain.com...

29: "Goals Done RIGHT" with Olympian Dr. Jeff Spencer
Every top performer knows that setting the RIGHT goals is essential to massive success. In this episode, Olympian Dr. Jeff Spencer teaches you how to do exactly that. Join Our Growing Community: www.KwikBrain.com...

28: Boost Your Reading Comprehension (And Retain More)
One of the most common questions I’m asked is about reading comprehension: how can I boost my understanding of what I read? In this episode, I reveal the 3 Rs to boosting your reading comprehension. Join Our Growing Facebook Community: KwikBrain.com...


27: How To Sleep (Even) Smarter - Q & A with Shawn Stevenson
How do you sleep even smarter? Sleep expert Shawn Stevenson is back to answer some of your burning questions on how to get the rest your desire and deserve! Tune in and discover: what to do when you wake up in the middle of the night, how to turn your bedroom into a sleep sanctuary, and how to deal with jet lag.   Join Our Growing Facebook Community: www.KwikBrain.com...

26: Be A Human Calendar (With This Brain Exercise)
Do you know what day of the week your birthday falls on? What about your anniversary or Christmas? Learn a brain exercise that will help you know that without a calculator...all while keeping you mentally fit! In this episode, Jim talks with Scott Flansburg, also known as The Human Calculator®. Scott is a multi-award winning Guinness World Record Holder for the "Fastest Human Calculation" which includes correctly adding a randomly selected two-digit number (38) to itself 36 times in 15 seconds without the u...

25: Sleep Smarter, Faster, and Deeper with Shawn Stevenson
When you get a bad night’s sleep, how do you feel the next day? A lack of sleep impairs several cognitive processes and hurts your ‘Kwik Brain’ performance. In this episode, sleep expert Shawn Stevenson reveals his 3 tips to help you sleep smarter. Whether you want to get into bed more relaxed or get out of bed more rested, this episode will help you there.   Join Our Growing Facebook Community: www.KwikBrain.com...


24: Memorize Scripts & Lines Quickly (Hollywood Secrets Part 2)
Have you ever wondered how actors can memorize a movie-length script? In the second half of this two-part episode, I reveal the “Hollywood Secrets” to memorizing anything word-for-word.   Join Our Growing Facebook Community: www.KwikBrain.com...

23: Memorize Scripts & Lines Quickly (Hollywood Secrets Part 1)
Have you ever wondered how actors can memorize a movie-length script? In the first half of this two-part episode, I reveal the “Hollywood Secrets” to memorizing anything word-for-word.   Join Our Growing Facebook Community: www.KwikBrain.com...

22: How To Calm A Busy Mind (And Prevent Brain Burnout)
In this episode, you'll hear from ‘busyness’ expert Juliet Funt. She discusses the importance of the ‘white space’ in your schedule and how to calm a busy mind. Join Our Growing Facebook Community: www.KwikBrain.com...


21: How To Listen With Your Whole Brain
In today’s world, communication is more important than ever - but we spend less and less time listening to each other. In this episode, I teach you my 4 keys to becoming an active, deep listener.   Join Our Growing Community: www.KwikBrain.com...

20: Hacking Flow for Faster Learning with Steven Kotler
Steven Kotler is a human performance expert and the author of the book “Stealing Fire.” In this episode, Steven reveals 4 tips for hacking flow so you can learn faster, perform better, and be more productive.   Join Our Growing Facebook Community: www.KwikBrain.com...

19: Speed Study Secrets (Not Taught In School)
In this episode, I teach you 4 things to do - and 4 things NOT to do - right now to make the most of your study time.   Join Our Facebook Community: KwikBrain.com Become A Kwik Student: KwikStudent.com...


18: Fast Focus & Productivity with Julia Roy
In this episode, productivity expert Julia Roy reveals 3 ways you can use your physical environment to boost productivity.   Join Us On Facebook: www.KwikBrain.com...

16: My Morning Routine (How To Jumpstart Your Brain & Day)
If you win the morning, you win the day. In this episode, I take you through my typical morning routine and reveal habits you can use in your daily life.   If you haven't, join our ever growing Facebook Community for Kwik Brain: www.KwikBrain.com...


15: How To Create New Habits Fast with Dr. Fogg
In this episode, habits expert Dr. BJ Fogg and I go in-depth on the steps you can take to create a new, powerful habit. We are our habits, so this episode is crucial to developing the positive change you desire.   Join Our Growing Facebook Community: www.kwikbrain.com...

14: How To Remember Your DREAMS
Some of the greatest thought leaders in human history made some of their greatest discoveries while dreaming. Learn how you too can remember dreams with my 6-step process.   Join our Kwik Brain community: www.KwikBrain.com...

13: How To Take Notes For Rapid Recall
Most of us forget 80% of what we learn in 48 hours. In this episode, I show you how to combat that by taking notes efficiently and effectively.   Support Us: Subscribe & Review Join our growing community on Facebook: www.kwikbrain.com...


12: 3 Hacks For Rapid Reading (How To Reduce Subvocalization)
One of the biggest obstacles to reading quickly is subvocalization - the inner voice in your head that reads with you. In this episode, I reveal 3 hacks to reduce subvocalization and increase your reading speed.   Subscribe & Review Join Our Growing Facebook Community: www.kwikbrain.com...

11: How To Memorize & Give A Speech Without Notes
Have you ever wanted to give a speech that truly resonated with people? In this episode, I teach you my tricks for memorizing an entire speech without notes.   Join Our Growing Facebook Community: www.kwikbrain.com...

10: How To Stop Procrastinating
Have you ever put off something urgent but unpleasant in favor of more pleasurable tasks? We've all been victims of the super-villain of procrastination...but we don't have to be. In this episode, I share my tips on booting procrastination from your life.   Join Our Kwik Brain Facebook Community: www.kwikbrain.com   Don't Forget, Subscribe & Review....


9: Performance Hacks with Dave Asprey
In this episode, I sit down with my friend Dave Asprey. Dave is the CEO of Bulletproof, inventor of Bulletproof Coffee, and author of the new book “Head Strong.” Dave shares some of his best performance hacks for getting and staying ready, alert, and focused.   Join Our Kwik Brain Community At:www.kwikbrain.com...

8: A Fast & Fun Way To Recall Lots Of Information
Most of us need to memorize lists of words - whether they're names, speeches, or languages. But what's the best way to do so? In this episode, I explain why we remember things and my simple technique to help you memorize lists, speeches, names, and much more.     If you haven't already join our Private Facebook Community: www.kwikbrain.com   Don't forget to Subscribe & Review....

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7: How To Read Faster
Are you overloaded with too much to read and not enough time? In this episode, I give you the tools you need to read faster and retain more than you ever thought possible.   If you haven't already join our Private Facebook Community: www.kwikbrain.com   Don't to forget to Subscribe & Review....


6: Remember Everyone's Name
What's the sweetest sound to someone's ears? Their name. In this episode I give you my greatest tactics to remember the name of every single person that you meet. I can't stress how important this is. Remembering the name (and using it) of everyone you meet shows that you're more engaged and that you valued your conversation in the eyes of the other person.    If you haven't, join our Facebook group at: kwikbrain.com...

5: My 10 Favorite Brain Foods
You are what you eat - so how can you have an amazing brain? In this episode, I share the top 10 brain foods I eat every day (with recipes!) - and how to remember them without writing them down. It's a memory technique you can use anytime, anywhere.   Don't write them down!   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   Text PODCAST to 916-82-BRAIN ------------------------------------------------------------------------...

4: Read 1 Book a Week (52 Books a year)...Without Speed-Reading
Reading books is one of the best ways to learn - but how many books do you read each year? Most people only read a few. But the average CEO reads 4 or 5 books a month! Learn how you too can read like a CEO with my foolproof plan to read 52 books a year...no speed-reading required!     Take notes if you can!   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   Text PODCAST to 916-82-BRAIN --------------------------------------...

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3: 10 Keys to Unlock Optimal Brain Health
How often do you work on your mental fitness? In this episode, I give you the exact tools you need to get your brain in shape.  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   SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW...

2: Improve Your Memory Now
In this episode, I reveal the techniques I teach my world-class celebrity and CEO clients to help them learn ANYTHING faster. Whether you're a student who needs to learn a new subject for a test or a career professional who needs to make a deadline, accelerate your learning with the mother of all memory techniques. 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...

1: Learn ANYTHING Faster
In this episode, I reveal the techniques I teach my world-class celebrity and CEO clients to help them learn ANYTHING faster. Whether you're a student who needs to learn a new subject for a test or a career professional who needs to make a deadline, accelerate your learning with the mother of all memory techniques. 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...

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