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Show 1220: How We Can Learn Faster and Better and Remember More

Get excellent strategies to help you think clearly, learn quickly and remember more. Jim Kwik makes it fun!
Show 1220: How We Can Learn Faster and Better and Remember M...
Jim Kwik, author of Limitless. Photo copyright Nick Onken.
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When Jim Kwik was a little boy, he had a bad fall that resulted in a concussion. He struggled with learning problems throughout elementary school and even later. But he eventually learned to stop thinking of himself as the boy with the broken brain. In fact, he now has mastered accelerated learning and teaches the rest of us how we can learn faster and remember more, too.

How Do You Learn FAST?

The word FAST offers a superb mnemnomic (memory tip): F is for forgetting what you thought you knew about the topic (because what you know that just ain’t so can really trip you up). A is for active; active learning is faster and sticks with us better. S is for state and T is for teach. If you really want to remember something, figure out how to teach it to someone who doesn’t know it. It’s a great way to discover how well you actually understand your topic, to wrap your mind around it and remember more.

The Digital SuperVillains:

Digital devices are part of our life, and we can’t change that. But we can watch out for the supervillains that can interfere with us utilizing our brain power effectively. There’s digital deluge and distraction. What about digital dementia? We don’t remember things because our devices do. When is that appropriate and when does it become a problem? What can we do to hone our critical thinking skills and remember more?

All Your Hats:

When we look at a new problem, we need a lot of hats to consider it thoroughly. The white hat is for logical analysis; a red hat helps us recognize our feelings. The black hat can be our critic, while the yellow hat is a sunny optimist evaluating an opportunity. Put on your green hat for growth, and lastly, your sky-blue hat can oversee and manage the whole show.

We’ll also review the ten things we can do to improve our memory and a PIE technique for remembering things more easily. P for place, I for imagine, E for entwine. Don’t take our word for it–listen to the end of the show and learn how to remember more.

This Week’s Guest:

Jim Kwik is a world expert in speed-reading, memory improvement, and optimal brain performance. He is the CEO and Founder of Kwik Learning, a leader in accelerated learning with online students of every age and vocation in over 150 countries. For over two decades, he has served as a brain coach to students, seniors, entrepreneurs, and educators, as well as professional athletes, political leaders, and corporate clients such as Google, 20th Century Fox and Cleveland Clinic, and such institutions as the United Nations, Caltech and Harvard University.

Jim Kwik is the author of Limitless: Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, and Unlock Your Exceptional Life  His website is https://jimkwik.com/

The photo of Jim Kwik is by Nick Onken.

Listen to the Podcast:

The podcast of this program will be available Monday, July 20, 2020, after broadcast on July 18. The show can be streamed online from this site and podcasts can be downloaded for free. CDs may be purchased at any time after broadcast for $9.99.

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About the Author
Terry Graedon, PhD, is a medical anthropologist and co-host of The People’s Pharmacy radio show, co-author of The People’s Pharmacy syndicated newspaper columns and numerous books, and co-founder of The People’s Pharmacy website. Terry taught in the Duke University School of Nursing and was an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology. She is a Fellow of the Society of Applied Anthropology. Terry is one of the country's leading authorities on the science behind folk remedies. .
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