Dr. Caroline Leaf is a cognitive neuroscientist, bestselling author, mental health and mind expert. Whether you are struggling in your personal life or simply want to learn how to understand and use your mind to live your best life, this podcast will provide you with practical tips and tools to help you take back control over your mental, emotional, and physical health
Sunday May 17, 2020
Sunday May 17, 2020
Learning can be challenging, but did you know it can also be fun and empowering, taking you places you have never been before and helping you achieve your goals and dreams? In this podcast, I spoke with master brain coach, top podcast host and NY Times bestselling author Jim Kwik about how learning how to learn is one of the best things we can do for our mental and brain health, why our ability to use knowledge is our superpower, and how the brain is truly limitless, allowing us to be as intelligent as we want to be!
As a child, Jim suffered from several traumatic brain injuries, when affected his ability to perform in school. Eventually, his desperation led to his inspiration: Jim set out to understand how the brain and memory work, and how to learn how to learn. As he notes, this is something that is not often taught in schools, where we are given lots of knowledge to learn, but are not taught how to make the most of this knowledge. Indeed, many of us incorrectly assume that intelligence is something that we are either born with or not, that it is a “fixed” thing, and that is why some people do well and others fail.
Yet, as Jim has shown in his own life, which he describes in his incredible book Limitless: Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, and Unlock Your Exceptional Life, he went from being the “boy with the broken brain” to a world-renowned memory champion and brain coach who has developed a reliable and scientifically sound set of tools to enhance memory formation and learning. He now teaches his techniques to others with astonishing results, and is an in-demand speaker, a brain coach for celebrities and CEOs, the head of a large online learning program, and the host of a podcast with tens of millions of listeners!
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Podcast Time Stamps
2:48 How Jim’s inspiration was his desperation, and what he did to overcome his traumatic brain injuries
12:00 Why intelligence is not fixed
16:00 The 7 main lies we believe about the brain, and how to overcome them
24:32 The question is not how smart you are, but how are you smart?
28:10 Why our mistakes are not our failures
36:00 Genius is built, not born, and why intelligence takes hard work, determination and practice
39:00 The power of mindsets, motivation and methods, and how they can make you limitless
59:04 The fun ancient Greek memorization technique that can help you remember anything!
Read the show blog and transcript here:https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-learn-faster-memorize-anything-and-upgrade-your-brain-to-become-limitless-with-top-brain-coach-jim-kwik
For more info on Jim and to get his book visit: LimitlessBook.com
And follow Jim on social media: @JimKwik and FB is @JimKwikOfficial
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