How To Develop An Ageless Brain | Jim Kwik

Jim: Okay. First of all, congratulations,
we’re in the home stretch. How many people have had an amazing past few days? Raise your
hand. Incredible, right? How many people believe what you put in is what you get out of something,
right? Because what you put in, you get to keep, right? And so, what I want you to do
here is I’m gonna push you, is that okay for the next hour? As a personal trainer, to encourage
you to get you to do one more lap. How many people did work with some of the workouts
here with the team? And that’s what a coach does, right? Gets you to do it one more time,
one more set, because that’s the intensity that gives you the results that you wanna
be able to have. So, I’m gonna push you with your permission the next 60 minutes. And I’m
gonna share with you not only strategies on how to employ and really use the things that
you learn, but also give you some tips on how to have an ageless mind, how to use your
mind to be able to affect your longevity. And so what I’d like everybody to do is stand
up real quick. And you’re like, “Oh, I was just getting comfortable.” Stretch out your
body. Stretch out your body, be here with me. There was a study done by a Harvard psychologist,
her name is Ellen Langer. And this was back in the ’70s. In 1979, she was looking at nursing
homes, right, senior homes. How many people have ever spent some time visiting friends,
family in a senior nursing home? She was like, “This is not the best place for people to
thrive.” Can you raise your hand if you agree with that? And she was like, “How does the
environment affect our health? How is the environment?” And she did this experiment
where she took eight seniors, they were in their 70s, and she took them and she brought
them to a monastery, right, a place where they’re gonna spend one week. And it was a special kind of place, because
once these individuals…and a number of them had canes, and they were walking out of the
van, and they were just told, “Here. You’re gonna go in this place, we’re gonna play a
fun experiment, and you’re going to pretend that it was 20 years ago. So, instead of 1979,
it’s gonna be 19-what? 1959. And you’re gonna go there, and you’re gonna have conversations,
and you’re gonna act as if you are 20 years younger.” And she set up the environment to
be able to support that. So, everything that was on the news was current news, the magazine
and the newspapers reflecting current times there. And they had things that wouldn’t get
them out of state. There were no mirrors there for them to see themselves even. And she wanted
to create this environment for about one week. And they had another control group of guys
and men that were in another environment. But the environment, it wasn’t a changed environment.
They were just told to reminisce about 20 years ago. Do you see the difference? Where one, it was
really structured as if it was 1959. The other environment, they’re telling the subjects,
these men who are in their 70s also, “Just talk about 1959, what it was like to be back
then.” And then, after one week, what do you think happened? What do you think happened
after one week of them deeply immersed as if it was 1959? They were younger. And now
what does that mean? How do you measure that, right? Well, they did it by physical strength.
They gained physical strength. After just one week of being in this environment, they
had better hearing. After one week, they had better eyesight. And their cognitive performance,
like their intelligence, actually improved. They did better on memory tests after just
one week. And how many people believe your environment affects your psychology? Raise
your hand. Right? And so that’s the power we have of the power of imagination. And you
think about how you can employ that towards your own personal growth and your own longevity. Now, when I’m talking about imagination, who
has imagination in spades? Who are the fastest learners on the planet? Children. How fast
can children learn things, a musical instrument or language, compared to an adult, right?
Yes, part of their nervous system is still jelling, and they ask lots of questions, and
they have an imagination, right? And they also what? What do children do all the time?
They wanna play, right? And then when I say play, you’re thinking… When’s the last time
you actually played? You’re like, “Just right before we got here,” which is amazing, right?
And that’s why I like environments like this. Because as we grow older, sometimes the thing
is people say, “Well, I stopped playing because, you know, I’m growing older,” right? But I
think it’s actually the opposite, that you grow older because you stopped playing. Does
that make sense? And so it’s not just about living longer, it’s about living better. And
so how many people are willing to play like children, at least this session? Raise your
hand. All right, let’s test this. I want you to get in groups of three right now, three
people you do not know. Find Three people you do not know. If you need a group, raise
your hand. Go, go. So, we’re gonna play a game here. So, we talked
about the power of imagination and the power environment has in terms of your longevity,
your lifespan, and the quality of your life. I wanna talk about the power of play, and
we’re gonna do an exercise here. Now, in order to be able to do this, I’m also gonna incorporate
three keys to really get the most out of your learning and your life ongoing, from here
on out. Okay? And we’re gonna play a game. How many people here like superheroes? Raise
your hand. Okay. What we’re gonna do is we’re gonna play like superheroes. And one of the
reasons why we’re gonna do this is we’re gonna step into new emotional states that are really
key to accelerated learning. And what we’re gonna talk about is the states of play, the
states of focus, and the states of courage or confidence. How many people want one or
more of those three? Play? Raise your hand if you’d like to have more play in your life,
more fun. Would it reflect in your business, in your career, if you were more playful in
your relationships, have more enjoyment there? What about focus? Raise your hand if you’d
like to bring more focus in your life. Yes. Would you be able to get more done and be
able to be able to be healthier, to be able to live longer? Yes or yes? And then the third
thing is confidence. How many people would like to have more boldness, courage, confidence?
Raise your hand. Will that help you to be able to pursue your dreams, to be able to
get yourself to do things that are uncomfortable? Yes or yes? So, we’re gonna be able to do this through
getting it into our body, because the whole precept of what we teach with Superbrain and
our podcast is that knowledge is not enough. You know too much information. You’ve probably
forgotten more about personal development and personal growth than most people you know
will ever learn in their lifetime. Is that fair? As you probably have lost and forgotten
all this. So, knowledge is not enough, because knowledge is not power. It’s only what? Potential
power. It only becomes power when we what? When we use it and we utilize it. So, for
me, it’s about getting it from your head, to your heart, to your hands. That’s power.
When you can take it from your head and move it through the energy of your heart, the emotion,
then you can act with your hands. Because how many people ever learned something really
important like the past few days? Raise your hand if you learned something powerful. Now,
what’s the odds of people employing that the next day after we leave here? It’s very low for two reasons. Number one,
most people forget it. Eighty percent of what you learn is gone within two days. But the
other reason why is people don’t use it because it’s not in their body. And I wanna get you
this play, this focus, and this courage in your body. And we’re gonna use the archetype
of superheroes, right? We’re all on this superhero journey, if you will. And so, three of my
favorite superheroes, what we’re gonna do is we’re gonna role model them, and we’re
gonna act as if, just like these gentlemen did in their 70s. They were acting as if they
were in their 50s. We’re gonna act as if we’re eight years old. So, we’re all gonna add lots
of years to our life. So, what we’re gonna do is let’s do this.
I want everybody to show me what Spider-Man looks like. What’s his move? Everyone just
spread and move. So, everyone, just to be clear, you’re spitting the webs, right? So,
you’re going like this. And it’s funny how you add the sounds there automatically, right?
So, show your partners what Spider-Man looks like. Go. And what I want you to think of
is Spider-Man, for you, moving forward, is gonna represent play. Because if you read
the comic books, if you watch the shows, the movies, he’s very playful when he’s battling
and he’s going out doing that, because he’s a teenager, right? And so he’s very, very
playful, but that allows them flexibility, and flexibility is power. You know, any kind
of system, those who have the most flexibility will win, as opposed to somebody who only
has one way of reacting or responding. Does that make sense, in game theory? So, you wanna
have that flexibility, but what allows you to have flexibility is play. That’s why Daniella
did this movement. And being free like that allows you flexibility to be able to get a
better result. But you’ve got to get it in your body because,
yes, you learn through visual, and you could learn through… How many people like to learn
things by seeing it? Raise your hand. How many people, seeing it’s nice or reading it’s
nice, but you’d like to have a discussion, and hear it, and listen to it? And then raise
your hand if those two things are valid, but for you, what’s most real is you wanna get
it into your body. You wanna roll up your sleeves and do it. That’s how you understand
things. So, there’s visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. And when you stack all three,
you accelerate your learning. Does that make sense? Because you’re using more of your senses,
your nervous system. So, what you’re gonna do is, when I ask you to do Spider-Man, you’re
gonna actually do the moves. So, show your partners what Spider-Man looks like one more
time. I want you to now watch this, the difference. I want you to do it again, but this time be
playful like you’re eight years old. One, two, three, go. And that playfulness will
get it in your body. That playfulness, you can feel it in your body, right? The other
reason why we do this is that information is not enough. Remember, do this, say this,
“Information combined with emotion becomes a long term memory.” One more time, “Information
combined with emotion becomes a long term memory.” And that’s the state. All learning is state-dependent. Life is emotions,
right? Even time. You know, we don’t even know how to define time most of the times,
but how many people have ever felt something where you felt like time went by really slow?
How many people have ever felt something, a different kind of emotion, where time just
stood still, right? Because time is a feeling, right? It’s an emotion. And so, you wanna
get that emotion in your body, because all information, all learning, is state-dependent.
So, you wanna add the emotion to it. So, one more time, Spider-Man, go. Very nice. Now
come back. Now, the second one I want you to think about
is focus. And now, for me, the superhero that represents focus for me is Black Panther,
because they’re such amazing innovators. And what’s the move for Black Panther, for those
of you who know? So, you’re gonna make a fist like this and you’re gonna bring it to your
chest like this, right? Everyone show your partners what that looks like. Wakanda. So,
Wakanda, come back center. So Wakanda is known for their innovation, for their level of focus
in battle, for their level of their creativity. How many people here would like to have better
focus in creativity, innovation, right? So, everyone do the move. Show your partners.
Very good. And then, finally, the last move is about
courage. It’s about boldness. It’s about confidence. And I want everybody to do the Wonder Woman
pose. Show your partner what the Wonder Woman pose looks like. Show your group the Wonder
Woman pose. Okay. Very nice. Now, how many people have saw this study that was done at
Harvard, Amy Cuddy, about doing the Wonder Woman pose? What are the results from that?
More confidence. Yes. What else. Better outcomes, right, because you’re more confident. It boosts
your testosterone, gives you more courage and boldness. Because does your physiology
affect your psychology? All: Yes. Jim: Of course it does, and you know that.
As your body moves, your brain grooves. And so, everybody, again, let’s do your confidence
pose. Show your team Wonder Woman. Very nice. Now, here’s what we’re gonna do. Look back
center. What we’re gonna do now is we’re gonna play a game. We’re gonna play a playful game
because you are a child. And this is our monastery here, where we’re gonna pretend we’re eight
years old again. We’re eight years old. You’re gonna use your imagination. We always know
imagination is more powerful than what? Knowledge. Who said that? Einstein said that. Because
knowledge is what is, but imagination is what could be. All the things in your life that
you wanna create are gonna come out of your imagination. We do an annual event. In our audience, we
had the author of “The Four Agreements,” Don Miguel Ruiz. And I was like, “Oh, please,
can you please? Would you mind, sir, coming up here and just sharing some of your thoughts?”
And we had this deep conversation, and I asked him, “What’s your superpower? I wanna know.
You’re a superhero to so many. What would you say is your superpower?” He says, “Jim,
my superpower is the same as everybody’s superpower here. It’s the superpower of imagination,”
right? And that’s the power. If you wanna be able to create an incredible life, and
you wanna be a thermostat where you’re setting the goals and it’s happening as opposed to
responding like a thermometer, you need that power of imagination. So, you’re gonna tap
into your imagination here in a moment. And what I’m gonna ask you to do right now
is go back-to-back. Go back-to-back with your partners, all three or four of you, all of
you back to back, not just two. And what I’m gonna ask you to do here in a moment, you
don’t have to link arms, just go back-to-back. And in a moment I’m gonna go, “One, two, three.”
When I say, “Three,” I want you to immediately turn around and you’re gonna choose one of
the moves, Spider-Man, Black Panther, or who? Or Wonder Woman. And what I want you to do
is I want you to pretend you have another superpower. And that’s a superpower of mind-reading,
right, empathy. I want you to pretend you’re Professor X or Jean Gray, and that you’re
really mind-melding with your new partners, your new friends. And I want you to do the
best you can to be able to do the same superhero. Does that make sense? So, I want you to think,
“Connect,” connect with your new friends right now, energetically, mentally, emotionally,
connect and think of a superhero. And in a moment I’m gonna go, “One, two, three,” and
then all of you are gonna turn around to face each other and then be that superhero. And
the goal is to pick the same one. And, if you pick the same one, I want you to celebrate
like an eight-year-old. What are you gonna do? Show me. No, like, really celebrate. What
are you gonna do? All right. Fantastic. Ready? One, two, three. All right. Raise your hand if you won that
time. Raise your hand if your group won. All right. We wanna get more winners here. Go
back-to-back. Let’s try it again. Back-to-back. Now, you’re thinking of a superhero. You’re
tapping into your inner eight-year-old. So, right now, you’ve gained longevity right now,
just this session alone. Isn’t that great? Because you’re acting like an eight-year-old.
And we know by acting as if, based on the Ellen Langer study out of Harvard, that you’re
already gaining time. You’ll be able to live longer, right? So, I want you to think about
a superhero and this time you’re thinking, “Oh, is she gonna switch it on me?” Ready?
One, two, three. All right, we gotta get more. Who won that
time? Raise your hand. All right, let’s do it one more time. Last time. Go back-to-back.
Last time. Back-to-back. Go back-to-back. Now, really, like, put your fingers by your
temples right now. Just really tune in to your partners. What are they thinking right
now? And, honestly, if you mess this up, it’s not your fault. It’s their fault. Tune into
it. Group mind. How many people believe there’s a universal mind or a group mind, right, a
mastermind that when two or more people get together, they can create amazing things when
there’s clarity? Are you ready? Are you ready? All: Yes Jim: One, two, three. All right. Now, what
I want you to do is link up arms with your partner. You don’t have to go into a circle,
not a full circle, just a line. And then what I want you to do is find one more group and
link up with them. So, now you have three and three, six, go. I’m gonna teach you 10 ways of keeping your
mind ageless and your brain strong. It’s gonna add years to your life and life to your years.
But what I wanna do first is I really wanna anchor the information that you learned. Meaning,
again, you could have a lot of notes, and a lot of you have a lot of notes. How many
people took some notes over the past few days, right? And, by the way, if you’ve gone through
Superbrain, we do a whole note taking… How many Superbrains are in the room? Amazing.
So, we actually go through, actually, step by step, how to take notes, which is very
important in terms of your retention. But what I want you to do here… We know that
knowledge is not power. We don’t need to know any more information. We need to apply the
information we already know. And that’s what I feel like is most important. Utilize what
you know. I’m not saying, “Don’t continue to learn.” Of course, do that, but get in
the habit of learning something to implement it. Like, that’s why I learned everything
that I learned. I just wanna learn it so I can apply it, and I can learn it so I could
teach it to somebody else. And because I have that intention, your intent matters. Does your intent matter in life? When you
wanna remember someone’s name, does that intention matter? When you wanna be able to make a sale,
does your intention behind that make a difference? Yes or yes? Nothing sells like caring, nothing
sells like sincere interest in somebody. So, you don’t have to use a tactic, you just have
to really care. And what I would say is the reason why I wanna learn is I wanna learn
so I can use it, because I don’t wanna just have information in my head. I’ve lots of
information in my head. But the other thing is I wanna learn it so I can pass it on to
somebody else. So, what we’re gonna do is we’re gonna employ both of those things. You learned an incredible amount over the
past few days. What I want you to do is to grab a pen, or your notebook, or your phone
if you don’t have a place to write. And I want you to just write down three things.
Write down three things that you picked up, insights, ideas, strategies, resources, something
that would be worth you employing, something maybe that you could figure out to do. So,
take out a piece of paper, there’s paper on the sides also as well. Or you can write it
in your phone. I just want you to write three Ahas. Does everybody know what an Aha is?
Like those Eurekas, I call them quickenings. Something that you learn that’s just like,
okay, maybe you might have known though that thing before, but because you heard it at
this time of your life, it is especially meaningful. Write those down. Participant: At this event? Jim: At this event. At this event. Very good
distinction. What did you pick up the past few days? I just want you to write three ideas.
Ideally, something you could employ and do, a workout, an exercise. I want you to just
write it down and capture it. Three things. If you have your notebook, you could just
go through your notebook and that would be easy. Just circle three things, an inspiration,
an idea, a strategy, a resource, a person you’re gonna call. The past few days, you
have a lot of data, and you wanna turn that data into doing. There’s too much information,
right? You’re drowning information, but you’re starving for practical wisdom. What are those
nuggets that’s gonna serve you, that you would look back a year from now, 3 years from now,
10 years from now, having done that thing, acted on that, knowing you’re in a totally
different place, a more incredibly beautiful place because you took action on that one
thing? And it doesn’t have to be profound. The most
amazing things I found are the things that are so simple. It’s the things that we just
put aside, you know. And the people, I know you’re not here because you wanna dabble,
because you wouldn’t be here. You’re here because you wanna be on that path to mastery,
right? And maybe we never reach a level where we call ourselves master or have that identity,
but we’re on a path. And so the simple things, I find, are the most powerful, right? And
we’re gonna talk about the 10 keys after this, on what you could do to increase your lifespan
and have an ageless mind, and they’re so simple and common sense. Does everybody have three things? Does anyone
need more time? Okay. What I want you to do is just circle the one thing that just, it’s
talking to you, like you feel more energy in that one thing. Just circle that one thing,
that idea, that inspiration, that individual, that instruction, that one thing. And what
I want you to do now is I just want you to take a moment. Just for a few minutes, we’re
gonna go around in your group and I want you to share that one thing. What is the one thing
that you’re taking away? It’s not just limited to one thing, but I want you to share that
with your grouping. Just go around. Now, the person who starts is the person with
the shortest hair. The person with the shortest hair in the group, they start. All right?
Listen, don’t start yet. The shortest hair, and you’re gonna go counterclockwise. Because
the name of the study that Ellen Langer did out of Harvard where she took people from
1979 and put them in 1959, it was called “The Counterclockwise Study.” So, I want you to
go counterclockwise from the shortest hair and you’re gonna share your big Aha with the
group. Ready? Go. Okay. Give your group a round of applause. Let’s get some Ahas. Just
raise your hand. Let’s share with the room here. Raise your hand if you wanna share,
like, one thing that you received out of A-Fest so far. We have mic runners. Is anyone raising
their…? Perfect. Your name, where you’re from, and your Aha. Paulo: I had to look at my label. Jim: For your name? Paulo: I’m Paulo. I’m from London. And my
Aha moment was something I sort of intrinsically knew, but I hadn’t quite figured out, which
was that wonderful quote that went up earlier today, which was about, “Your life isn’t about
me. It’s about everyone you touch.” I think that was probably the most profound thing
that I’ve learned. Jim: Fantastic. Let’s give him a hand. “It’s
not about me. It’s about we.” Very nice. Yes. Your name, where you’re from, and your big
Aha. Adelina: I’m Adelina and I’m from Seattle,
Washington in the United States. So, my biggest Aha moment from all my conversations with
all these amazing conversations with people that I’ve had here is that I feel every single
person that I’ve come across and I’ve spoken with is like a guide, is here for a reason.
It’s not just accidental. It’s really for a reason. They’re to give us a message that
we’re supposed to pay attention and listen to, in a sense that they are like a spiritual
guide giving us a message. And I’ve had so many messages from every single person I’ve
spoken with. So, I just wanna say thank you to all of you that gave me such profound and
Aha messages. Jim: Let’s give her a round of applause. How
many people believe that everybody could be your teacher? Raise your hand. Certainly.
I believe that the life we live are the lessons we teach. Right? And everybody can be a shining
example, or they could also be a warning to us also as well. But everybody could be our
teacher. And imagine just having that attitude just going around, because your learning never
ever stops. Yes. Maru: Hey, everyone. I’m Maru. I am from Venezuela.
I live in Dallas, Texas. And my biggest Aha, it was so big I could have left that day,
was the first morning. I honestly thought, this year, there was something wrong with
me. I am generally full of life and the life of the party. I’ve been building an online
business for six years now. On the first morning, Vishen says that loneliness is worse for health
than obesity and smoking. And I realized, I think to myself, “Oh my gosh, there’s nothing
wrong with me. I’ve just been lonely.” Because I’ve been behind my laptop and, and doing
what I do because I had to. And so that thought, and that concept, and that explanation was
beyond liberating and healing. And you are healer as well, my friend. I attended your
workshop and I started feeling like I was blocked, or like there was something wrong
with me, and I realized that I just didn’t know how to learn, and I didn’t know learning
could be so sexy. So, thank you. Jim: All right. How many entrepreneurs could
relate to that also, where you’re just by yourself all the time or maybe on a computer?
And it’s interesting with social media, because it’s great because we get to see our friends
and our family, get easy updates. But there’s a disconnect also there as well. I just wanna
recognize that there’s a theme here. Does everyone see there’s a common thread that’s
going on here? What is it? Participant: Community. Jim: Community, right? Connection, “me” to
“we,” not feeling lonely. By the way, loneliness increases your chance of dementia 65%. I mean,
that’s what the newest research is saying. So, that sense of connection is so very important.
And I feel like that, yes, entrepreneurs, you could hustle and you could be strong.
But, also, asking for help, is that strength when you need it, asking, does it take courage
to be able to do that and connect with individuals? And so, that’s really good for your brain,
because your brain is not… Your performance and your longevity is not just based on your
biological networks, or even your cognitive neurological networks. It’s based on your
social networks. Because that’s why they say, “Who you spend time with is who you…,” what?
It’s who you become. And we know that because we need to repeat
all these things, but are we practicing that in terms of who we choose to be in our life,
and also who we allow to be in our life also as well? Because how many people here, you’re
challenged because you’re gonna be going home and then maybe some of those people aren’t
necessarily vibrating at the highest level for where you are in your life? Raise your
hand. And it’s interesting, because can you choose and make a conscious choice on who…?
Even if it’s family. You could love your family, but you could choose the people that have
that expectation for you, right, and who you’re gonna allow to be able to have that power,
or that control, if you will. One more. Does somebody have something burning? Just raise
your hand. Anybody? Spencer: Hey, I’ve got one over here. Jim: Okay. We’ll do two. One here and then
we’ll finish here. Spencer: So, I’m Spencer from Miami, Florida.
So, simplification, intensity, and structure. And you were talking about sharpening the
saw, and I was thinking about my life, how it wouldn’t even be mattering if I was sharpening
the saw if I’m trying to like saw all these different materials, because I’m bringing
way too many things into my life. And so I feel like a lot of the purpose and passion
I’ve really figured out, but between 10X, and learning faster, and all these things,
it’s really about clearing out the distraction and doing the things that I already know,
which is like paying attention, and increasing my physiology, and being really present with
someone. But that made a massive, massive difference in like how clearly I can see how
to create the space for success moving forward. Jim: Let’s give him a round of applause. A
couple of those points, simplicity, I love that word because literally what I’m looking
for… Anybody can make things more complex, and that’s just the truth. Anybody can make
things more complicated. How many people here do you feel like you’re an expert at something?
Raise your hand. And so, for me, an expert is able to communicate something in a way
where they make it more elegant, because they’ve gone through the trial and error, they’ve
made the mistakes, and they can focus on the things that really, really matter. And so,
elegance for me. And the other thing is, when we’re talking about intensity, like these
workouts, notice that… Again, raise your hand if you went to one of the workouts here,
10X. The reason why it works, like, everything works like this. It’s all based on frequency,
duration, and intensity. Learning is the same way. Just like if you wanna build your physical
muscle, so you could do frequency, right, repetitions. You could do duration, meaning
you could go and spend more time at the gym. You could also make it so intense. The reason
I like intensity, because we do that with the memory training, for those of you who
went through Superbrain, is we make experiences so intense you don’t need the frequency and
duration. Because what’s the challenge with frequency and duration? It takes time. And
the time is your most valuable asset, period, and that’s the one thing you can’t get back.
But when you make something more intense… How many people are business owners or sales?
Raise your hand. That’s marketing, right? That’s sales. You could do frequency, meaning
somebody you could show an ad many, many times or you run Facebook ads many, many times,
frequency. Duration is you could do longer sales meetings, you could do infomercials,
30 minutes, like, sales videos, duration. Or your message could be so intense that there’s
no cycle, right? Somebody just hears it, and it hits them emotionally, where it really
counts, and then there’s a purchase. So, look at things in terms of shortcutting. In the
world we live in today, we don’t necessarily have the time for frequency, like, repeating
things over and over again. Like, I don’t have the time to repeat a name 50 times in
my head. I don’t have time to rehearse a presentation 100 times, over and over again. Because if
you use intensity, that’s how your neurological muscles work also. All right? So, that’s an
incredible shortcut. And so, we’re always looking for these kinds of strategies. Aaron,
brother. Name, where you’re from, and what was your big…? Aaron: So, my name is Aaron from the States.
The big takeaway from me was on day zero with Eric talking about the visual, and auditory,
and kinesthetic changes in terms of speaking and teaching. I do a lot of that from stage
and working with groups around longevity through love, and understanding that the way in which
everyone receives and understands love is through different means, and to feel that
slow, gentle speech or the fast, intense intensity that lightens up from within. And to be able
to communicate that, and also seeing that through the last few days, a way in which
different speakers communicate their message, and what connects to me, and what connects
to others really hit home. And it’s something I can take away into the work that I’m doing
in the world. So… Jim: I love that, Aaron. Let’s give him a
hand. Just like there are love strategies or love languages, we all have preferences
in terms of our criteria of what’s most important, how we like to be communicated with. Try this.
Everyone take out a piece of paper and just write your first and last name, just on a
piece of paper, first and last name. Or if you’re typing, use your dominant hand, just
one hand, type it. And then when you’re done, switch hands, and with your opposite hand,
right below it, write your first and last name. Now, if it’s not on a digital device,
I just want you to show your neighbor if you wrote it down. By the way, definitively, and
I’ll just put this out there for those of you willing to entertain this, you know, my
life is a bunch of experiments, because I wanna practice this. There is a difference
between handwriting your notes and digital recordings. Which one do you think is more
effective when it comes to retention and comprehension? All: Handwriting. Jim: Handwriting. Hands down. And if you listen
to that podcast episode I do about note-taking… How many people here listen to my show? Raise
your hand. So, everybody here has a podcast app. If you search Jim Kwik in the podcast
app, we have a show, our team has a show. It’s only 10, 15 minutes long on how to do
these things. There is no advertising, no sponsors, or anything. There’s an episode
on how to take notes, how to change your habits, and all these great things. And so, taking
notes with your hands, and I’m not gonna go through the reasons why it’s actually better
for your understanding and your comprehension. But my point in this is now that you wrote
it with your dominant hand and non-dominant hand, show your neighbors the difference.
Show your neighbors what you came up with. Okay, come back. So, here, which one was easier?
One or two? All: One. Jim: One. Which one was more comfortable?
One or two? All: One. Jim: Which one was higher quality? One or
two? All: One. Jim: One. Hopefully one. Right? So, here’s
the thing, you’re saying number two took longer, it was more uncomfortable, and the quality
wasn’t quite as good. And my point of bringing this up is this. Have you ever tried to learn
something? It could be a subject you’re very interested in, but for some reason, you’re
just not getting it. Have you ever had days like that because you’re working with somebody
trying to learn it? Maybe you’re trying to learn it with the opposite hand. Does that
make sense? So, it took longer, and the quality wasn’t is good, and it felt a little uncomfortable,
and you don’t know why. Maybe because the way you prefer to learn is different than
the teacher’s way of teaching. Does that make sense? So, maybe, metaphorically, you’re two
ships in the night, and you literally pass each other, and you don’t even recognize the
other one’s there. There’s no connection, right? Human beings are the same way. So, when you
have ways that you prefer to learn, let’s take visual, auditory, kinesthetic, because
that’s a simple way of looking at it. Some people like to learn visually. If the teacher
is teaching differently, you might get part of it, but you’re not getting all of it. Does
that make sense? And so, with love languages, it’s very much the same way. Even how people
communicate with each other. You could see somebody whose learning style is visual and
somebody who’s very auditory. And then somebody who’s very visual, they tend to speak faster,
right? And auditory seems, you know, more level. Kinesthetic people talk slower, right,
because it takes more time to get in touch with your feelings. Visual people talk really
fast because a picture’s worth 1,000 words. You have to keep up with 1,000 words. That’s
really fast, right? That’s why even with our speed reading program, we get people visual
because they can process a thousand words really, really fast. Get them in visual mode,
right? Visual people also use very visual words. When I say, “You have a bright future,”
what mode is that? Visual. Because what’s the word? All: Bright. Jim: Bright. If I say, “That sounds good to
me. Sounds good, what you’re saying,” what mode am I in? Auditory. If I say, “I don’t
get it, I’m learning.” Remember we were talking about learning? “I just can’t get a grasp
around that. I can’t get my hands around it.” What’s that? Kinesthetic. So, you see how
these things… But it also shows up in your breathing, in your posture, in your eye movements.
When I ask people to do visual experiments, and I asked you to visualize success, and
I asked you to visualize what you wanna be able to learn, and we take the actors and
teach them how to memorize their scripts, and they make it visual. Look at your partners.
Just to look at them right now, just your teammate, and I want you to just remember,
“How many windows are in your home?” Quick. Just how many windows are in your home? Notice
where your eyes go when you’re thinking about this. Now, for the most part, where did your
partners look? Up, right? Because when you look up, you tend to send more blood flow
to your visual cortex, which helps you to be able to imagine or remember things that
you see, right? Now, by the way, there’s a difference. When
you look up and to the right, it helps you to visually imagine something. Now, when you
look up and to the left, it helps you to visually remember something. Because you can only visualize
and picture two things, either something you remember, like the windows in your home, or
something that’s imagined, that you’ve never seen before. Right? Creativity. Does that
make sense? Did anyone ever see that movie, “The Negotiator,” with Samuel L. Jackson and
Kevin Spacey? Anyone see that? Raise your hand. Remember the scene where Samuel Jackson
was interrogating somebody, and he says, “You’re lying.” He’s like, “How do you know?” He’s
like, “You’re looking up and to the right.” Because, visually, talking about something,
he’s imagining. Now, I don’t want you to go back to your spouses
and your kids and become a human lie detector. And now, this isn’t an exact science, but
like anything, there are tendency and traits. Does that make sense? And it’s allowing. But
it’s neurological. These little distinctions, are these useful to know as a coach, as a
parent? Who here is a parent? Raise your hand. Who here has children? Who here was once a
child? Who has a relationship with a human being? Raise your hand. So, these are useful
things to know about strategies, love strategies, learning strategies. Everything comes down
to strategies, right? So, you’re making things simple, you’re making them intense, and you’re
looking at the strategy, because there’s always a method behind the magic. And if you were
to walk out with any one thing from my contribution here with you is that genius leaves clues.
Genius leaves clues. That if somebody is a genius, and I don’t mean IQ, that’s the thing
that I’m least impressed with. I’m talking about somebody who excels in their expertise,
that they’re doing something other people aren’t doing. People who could read three
times faster are doing things that people who weren’t taught are doing. People who can learn languages two, three,
four languages easier, they’re doing things unconsciously other people aren’t doing, pick
up a musical instrument. How many people wanna do one of those things or more? Right? There
are strategies to genius, and that’s what the breadth of our work is, is helping make
those strategies very explicit. So, when I memorize 100 people, like you’ve see me at
A-Fest memorize names, and numbers, and words, that there’s a method. Because there’s no
such thing as a good or bad memory. There’s just a trained memory and an untrained memory.
And this takes this off of you, because if you’re not good at this, it’s just that we
weren’t taught. It would be the equivalent of somebody not being good at ice skating,
and you wouldn’t be upset at that person nor blame that person if they never took a lesson
in ice skating, right? It’s the same thing with reading. It’s the
same thing with all the things, focus. When’s the last time you took a focus class, a class
on memory, a class on imagination, productivity, creativity, problem-solving? So, if you’re
not great at that, we just weren’t taught. And these are all things that are taught.
And so, when we’re done here, I’m gonna share with you the 10 keys for unlocking what I
call your superhero brain, all right, your Superbrain, if you will, that’s gonna keep
your brain and your mind ageless. Here’s the thing, one-third of your brain health and
your memory, your intelligence, is predetermined by genetics and biology, but two-thirds is
in your control. Now, some people suggest all of it’s in your control, that we’re creating
our reality all the time. All right? So, whatever studies you buy into, we have more control
than most of us believe. Is that fair? And everything counts. Everyone always wants to
know what the magic pill is. There’s no magic pill. There’s just magic processes, right?
And I’m gonna go through those 10 things here. So, really the goal here is just remember
this. I want you to write down GPA, write down the initials, G-P-A. And my goal here
is for you to leave here and not just have a great event. Yes. Probably the most valuable
thing you have gotten here are new connections and new friendships. Raise your hand if you
met somebody amazing here that you know you’re gonna know them for forever, right? So that’s
irreplaceable. But when it comes to your using ideas and insights to be able to move things
forward, I don’t want those things to die on the vine, to literally die on the vine
in your brain. Years ago, Vishen and I, we were in the Amazon rainforest. And there are
pictures of me on Instagram where, you know, on the Amazon rainforest, there are pink dolphins,
Like, that was the most amazing experience, right? And we came across an indigenous tribe,
their very first Western contact. But if the Amazon River is like, you know, one of the
most amazing forces of nature, right? Huge river. It’s being fed through like streams,
right? Does that make sense? Multiple, multiple streams are feeding this into creating this
experience. And what I’m here to say is this potential
that you have, your intelligence, your memory, whatever it is, is being fed through streams,
right? And it’s not invisible. You might not see what’s going on upstream, but then it
shows up. And if it kind of dies off, and it evaporates, and you have a drought, you
have to look at what’s going on further upstream. Does that make sense? So, I’m gonna go through,
really quickly, the 10 different things, but what I want you to do is be able to memorize
these 10 things. And so what we’re gonna do is we’re gonna go through, and I’m gonna teach
you this very quickly, a way of putting it on to your body. And we’re gonna put it on
to your body just for ease. We’ve done this before. But when I go through these 10 keys, I teach
this at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Brain Health, they’re doing two things. They’re
treating people with Alzheimer’s and dementia, caregiving, if you will, and they’re doing
the latest research, the latest research in the area of brain aging. And what my contribution
there with the doctors, and the caregivers, and the researchers has to do with teaching
them prevention, talking about prevention. So, I’m gonna give you the 10 keys to having
an ageless mind. Every single one of them, you’ve either heard me say or you intuitively
know that these are important. That’s not the reason I’m saying it. The reason I’m saying
it is to take knowledge and turn it into power. And I want you to take those ideas and have
them have real impact. And what I want you to do is, when I’m going through it, I want
you to cycle through. On a piece of paper, rate yourself, “On a scale of 0 to 10, how
well am I doing in that category?” Is that fair? Yes or yes? All: Yes. Jim: Now, this is the home stretch, right?
And so, some of you heard me tell this story at the last A-Fest. Raise your hand if you
were at the last A-Fest. Fantastic. So, a few years ago, I got invited to go to… Okay,
so there’s a big boxing match with Mayweather and Pacquiao. I’m not a big boxing fan, but
I like competition, because I like to see people excel and what makes somebody elite.
I wanna see those patterns of genius that we talked about. And tickets were just extraordinary,
thousands of dollars. I wouldn’t pay for that. But Sylvester Stallone sends me a message
saying, “You wanna watch the fight at my house?” And I’m like, “Oh, I totally wanna see this
with Rocky, right? And the reason why I mention these names is, contrary to what people might
think, I don’t post pictures like this or tell stories around famous people for the
sake of saying these people. Me talking about a Will Smith is just different than me talking
about Bill Smith. Is that fair? That in order for me, as a memory expert, your memory is
triggered by reminders, right? You are constantly reminded, even when you forget somebody’s
name, or you forget what you need to do later that day. Have you ever forgotten someone’s name, or
an actor’s name, or whatever? And it’s bothering you, and it’s bothering the heck out of you,
and you’re doing these techniques like, “Does it start with an A? Does it start with a B?
Does it start with a C?” Right? And you get really nervous when you get to W, because
there’s not many letters afterwards. But then hours go by, and you’re just driving, and
what pops into your mind? The name, right? And now, where was it before? It was always
there. They did these studies with surgeons where they’ll stimulate different parts of
a subject’s or patient’s brain and they’ll remember trips they took as a kid to the point
where they could read signs right off the highway. That memory was there. They’ll use
a process called age regression. How many people have ever had hypnotherapy, hypnosis?
And they’ll take people down to a place when they were nine years old, in this relaxed
awareness place. and their unconscious comes out, really showing his genius, and they’ll
remember what day. Ninety-five percent of people, adults, will remember what day their
ninth birthday fell on, what day of the week. I mean, it’s pretty extraordinary, right? So, that information might be there, but the
hard part is triggering it. So, what I noticed is people, if they’ve got something to do,
or whatever it is, what happens is there’s a reminder in the external environment that
prompted you unconsciously. Most of the time you don’t even realize it. It could be a smell,
a fragrance, a song on the radio. It’s unconscious and you’ll just remember it because that information
got tagged to the environment. So, for example, they take people and they put them into a
pool with a breathing apparatus, and they’ll have them memorize words, study a bunch of
words. Then they’ll take them out of the pool, and they’ll test them outside in the open
air, and then they’ll put them down, submerged underneath the water again, and they’ll test
them again. Which one do they do better at? All: Underwater. Jim: Underwater, right? Why? Participant: Because that’s where they learned
it. Jim: Because that’s where they learned it.
Because the environment got anchored to the information. And so, a really fun brain hack
to do is, when I’m training actors and stuff like that… Or let’s say you have to prepare
to give a speech at a meeting. Raise your hand if this is you, that you have to give
a public presentation or you have to study lots of information. Even if it’s one on one,
you maybe can study in the environment that you need to perform in, whether it’s a meeting
room, or it’s on stage, or something like that. But you could take the environment with
you. And the strongest sense out of your five senses, I’m just talking about the five, which
one has the most anchor to your memory? Smell, your olfactory, right? I mean, just think,
as a hunter-gatherer, you need to be able to smell a poison or if a food’s rotten. That
makes sense, right? How many people, if you smelled something, a food, or a fragrance,
or essential oil, it could take you back years and you’ll have that real visceral feeling
experience? So, what if you use that? So, what if you
took that unconscious thing that happens and make it conscious, and say, “Oh I need to
study for this presentation, this meeting, I’m gonna study my notes and my flashcards,”
or whatever I’m studying, and you’re smelling, and it’s a very specific essential oil that’s
unique, or a lip balm, or a flavored gum, right? And then, when you need to perform,
take the test, or give the speech, or do the meeting, whatever, you bring in that same
smell. Does that make sense? Right. So, these are all did the hacks that we teach in Superbrain,
and like hundreds of them. This is what we’re gonna do right now. I’m
gonna go through the 10 keys for unlocking your Superbrain. Again, one-third of your
memory is predetermined by genetics and biology. Let’s say two-thirds in your control. These
are the 10 things I would focus on. Do not write these down. Well, you can write them
down, because I’m asking you to go 0 to 10. All I want you to write down is you can write
down what the hack is, and then, 0 to 10, “How well are you doing in this area?” All
right? So, the first one is a good brain diet. So, on a scale of 0 to 10, what’s an honest
assessment? If you’re honest and true to yourself, where are you on your diet? You don’t have
to say it out loud, but just write it down. So, in Superbrain, we talk about the most
important foods for your brain that are neuroprotective. So, we’re talking about avocados, we are talking
about blueberries or what I call brain berries, right? We’re talking about broccoli, we’re
talking about eggs, if that’s allowed by your diet. We’re talking about coconut oil or olive
oil. We’re talking about green, leafy, dark vegetables, wild salmon if that’s part of
your diet also as well. Tumeric. Every morning, I do like an almond tumeric tea, right? All
these things are neuroprotective. Number two, killing ANTs, Automatic Negative
Thoughts. How well are you controlling your self-talk? On a scale of 0 to 10, honestly,
even if you’ve done this with me, how strong are you? Zero to 10. Do your thoughts make
a difference? Yes or yes? If I say constantly, “I’m getting too old,” is that gonna be self-fulfilling?
Yes or yes? If I say, “I’m forgetful, I have a bad memory.” If you fight for your limitations,
you get to keep them. And this self-talk, it doesn’t matter if it’s external or it’s
internal, right? When I was nine years old, teacher pointed to me saying, “That’s the
boy with the broken brain,” because I had that brain injury and those learning difficulties.
Children are very, very susceptible to this, right? If you’re a parent, your external words
become their internal words. So, that became my self-talk. Every time I failed a test,
didn’t do well enough, or whatever, wasn’t picked for a sports team, what did I say?
“Oh I’m just the broken brain,” right? So, your mind is always eavesdropping on your
self-talk. That’s number two. Number three, exercise. And really what we’re
talking about here is movement. The number one function of your brain is to control your
movement, right? That’s why we know there’s not just a brain-body connection, but a body-brain
connection, that using your body in different ways stimulates neurogenesis. It stimulates
neuroplasticity, it stimulates brain-derived nootropic factors, which is the fertilizer
for making new connections. So, you have to move. But we live in a very sedentary life,
right? I was reading this book talking about barefoot kids, and how we’re taking away seesaws,
and swings, and all these things. We’re overprotecting them and then we’re keeping them in a very
sterile environment. They’re not moving as much, right? They’re always on their devices
and they’re not getting the brain growth, right, and it’s leading to learning challenges
and so on. But how much are you moving every single day? They say sitting is the new smoking,
right? You do not wanna sit eight hours a day and just study. I’m gonna go through the rest fast. Number
four, brain nutrients, brain vitamins. Because we’re traveling, we’re not gonna eat the best
foods ever. Are you supplementing? There are certain nutrients that I would just have,
I would make this a no-brainer. I would just go to your functional medicine doctor and
get like hormonal tests, full-spectrum tests, food sensitivity, and just see what your baseline
is, because I really do believe people are bio-individual. Like, I’ve seen all the research,
talked to so many individuals. Find out what works for you. The most important supplement
is DHA for the brain. DHA. All right? That’s number four. Number five, positive peer groups. So, rate
yourself, 0 to 10, “How inspired, encouraged, challenged, energized are you by your peer
group?” And, again, peer is choice. I’m not talking about your family, although they maybe
are your peer, but the people that you choose, right? So, either get a new group or choose
who you’re gonna let affect you, a positive peer group, because it really affects your
brain. Zero to 10. Really fast. Number six, clean environment.
How clean is your environment? How organized, 0 to 10? And you know this, right? Is your
external world reflected by your internal world and vice versa? Because there’s a feedback
loop. Have you ever cleaned your room, cleaned your desktop, cleaned your work area, and
all of a sudden you have clarity of thought? Yes or yes? This is the interactive part.
Yes or yes? The reason why I brought up the boxing match
is this. Because I go over there, we watch this fight, and afterwards I was like… It
was me sitting here, Sylvester Stallone on the couch here, and then to his left was Arnold
Schwarzenegger. And I swear if you took a picture of that, they’d be like, “Who Photoshopped
that Asian dude in that photo?” But I was like, “What does it take to be a champion
like those guys?” And then Arnold said, “Jim, the difference between the amateur and a champion
is a champion’s willing to push past the pain period.” Just like for those of you did the
exercise over the past few days, it’s that intensity. Is there a pain period in a relationship?
Is there a pain period sometimes in a health crisis? Is there pain period also in your
business? Multiple pain periods, right? The ability to push past, that’s where the period
is now, because you’ve just done days and days, and you feel like your attention is
wandering and going different places. This is the time when it counts, just like with
your workout. Right? And so, for Lorenzo and his teams here, that would be the goal. So,
that’s number six. Number seven, sleep. On a scale of 0 to 10,
how good is your sleep? It’s important for your brain. Three really simple reasons. It’s
where you consolidate short to long term memory, that’s where you actually remember. You do
not, even when you’re doing these workouts, build your muscles when you’re working out.
You build it when you rest. Same thing with your mental muscles, same thing with your
memory. So, that’s where you consolidate short to long term memory. The other reason why
you sleep is it cleans plaque out that could lead to dementia and potentially brain aging
challenges. And how many people, raise your hand, honestly, if you’re not at an 8, 9,
or 10 on your sleep? Raise your hand if you’re not. And that affects it. The last reason
why is how you dream, right, your REM sleep, your REM stages of your sleep. That’s very
important because that’s where your creativity… I’m telling you, like we did a whole thing
on Superbrain on how to remember your dreams. But, specifically, why do you wanna remember
your dreams? Because you learn all day. Your brain doesn’t shut off at night. It’s more
active at night. And so Elias Howe created a sewing machine in his dream, Paul McCartney
came out with the song “Yesterday” in his dream, Mary Shelley came up with “Frankenstein”
in his dream, periodic table came to a chemist in his dream. What are you dreaming about
at night that could solve a lot of the problems in your business, in your life, but you forget
it the next morning? That’s why the first thing I do in my morning routine is remember
my dreams. And six steps on how to do that, we talked about in Superbrain. After that sleep, eight, brain protection.
Are you protecting your brain? And I’m not just talking about wearing a helmet in extreme
sports. Yes, that’s obvious. I’ve had a series of traumatic brain injuries, and concussions,
and all those challenges, yes. But I mean things like EMFs, like we did a podcast episode
specifically talking about electromagnetic fields and how it’s affecting the brain. Is
that affecting the brain, you think? All: Yes. Jim: Do you think it’s normal? You think we
evolved or were born to be able to handle all the electricity that’s coming out of these
smart devices? You know, I read recently that over 90% of kids sleep with their phones underneath
their pillows, right? Not on airplane mode, right? So, it’s big, big, big challenge. We
just did two videos on that that had 4 million views in just a matter of weeks. You should
watch those videos, EMFs, protect your brain. Number nine, new learnings. New learnings,
meaning that you might’ve seen the longevity. This is a longevity conference on the cover
of Time magazine where there was this study on nuns who were living 80, 90, and above.
What was the secret to longevity? Part of it was their emotional faith, gratitude. The
other half, lifelong learners. These group of women were just learning every day, reading
everyday, having deep conversations, doing the work every single day. It added years
to their life and life to their years. So, always learning, and I’m preaching to the
choir here, but I know for a fact most of you could actually push it even more. All
right? That’s how you create neurogenesis, neuroplasticity. If you wanna know the secret
to having an ageless mind, neurogenesis says you could create new brain cells to the day
you die, neuroplasticity saying you can create new connections to the day you die. The two most important factors outside of
sleep that’s gonna promote neurogenesis, neuroplasticity, novelty and nutrition. Just like your body,
you have to give a novelty, or stimulus, and you have to give it nutrition, and feed that
muscle. Does that make sense? Same thing with your mental muscles. So, novelty of movement,
novelty of ideas. But most people, as we grow older, and I mean chronological age, we shut
down because we feel like we know everything, right? So, there’s no novelty that’s there.
There is a Rumi quote that says, “Sell your cleverness for bewilderment.” Like, when’s
the last time you felt bewildered? Remember, you don’t have creativity, or have focus,
or have a memory, or have bewilderment, or have love, or have motivation, or have energy.
You do those things. You do energy, you do creativity, you do focus, you do bewilderment.
So we’re taking nouns and turning them to verbs, and we’re taking a structure, a process,
a strategy on how you can replicate that at will. And, finally, the last thing, number 10, stress
management. And this is the invisible one, right? Nobody wants to talk about it. How
many people didn’t realize how much stress they were under until they were like hanging
out here on the beach? Because it’s like fish, they don’t see the water because it’s there
all the time. But we are under so much environmental stress, pollutants, environmental stress,
emotional stress, work stress, cognitive stress, financial stress. And we don’t realize that.
But you don’t get the best of the best out of that, right? It’s good for fight or flight,
sympathetic mode, but it’s not good if you need to think. If you’re under stress, it
doesn’t help you study. When you’re stressed, it doesn’t help you give a presentation. When
you’re stressed, it doesn’t help you perform cognitively, because it shuts down cortisol,
adrenaline, big parts of your brain. So, stress management. So, how are you managing your
stress? All right, so stand up. We’re finished. Stand up. We’re almost finished. Two minutes?
Two minutes. Are we good? Yes or yes? All: Yes. Jim: All right. Shake out your body. Now,
what we’re gonna do is, this technique is, we’re gonna take a location on your body and
just so it’s anchored on your body, we’re gonna take the 10 tips and we’re gonna turn
them into images. We already said imagination will make you more youthful, more powerful,
more childlike. We’re gonna take each of the tips and put them on 10 places on our body.
Ready? On the top of your head, everyone see on top of their head. Say, “Top.” All: Top. Jim: And I want you to imagine the first brain
tip, which is a good brain diet. I want you to imagine guacamole and blueberries all over
the top of your head. This would never happen. You’re like, “That’s so childish.” That’s
why it works. I want you to imagine that. Even if you can’t imagine it, imagine you
can imagine it, because that’s your negative self-talk. Two is your nose. What’s number
two? Nose. What’s number two, everybody? Killing ANTs, automatic negative thoughts. I want
you to see ants coming out of your nose, and you’re killing them. Not that you would ever
do that. It’s gross. Remember, emotion is what’s important. Information alone, you’ll
forget it. Information, emotion, you’ll never forget it. Ants coming out of your what? All: Nose. Jim: Third place is your mouth. Touch your
mouth, and I want you to imagine exercise. What are you doing? Imagine. What are you
doing? What’s that? Participant: Dumbbells. Jim: Dumbbells with your lips, right? Pushups
with your mouth. Everyone just imagine that, right? Number four are your ears. Touch your
ears. And I want you to imagine brain vitamins, brain vitamins coming out of your what? All: Ears. Jim: Ears. Omega-3s, Ginkgo biloba, your B
vitamins, all coming out of your ears, right? Remember, make it feeling-oriented and make
sure you see it. Number five is your throat. Touch your throat. Five is your throat. And
I want you to imagine, for number five, here are your positive friends. I want you to imagine
your best friends are putting happy faces, smiley faces, on your neck. That would never
happen. Like, I just made that up. But you’ll remember it because you don’t remember the
ordinary, you remember the extraordinary. By the way, is this working? What’s on the
top of your head? Good brain diet. What’s coming out of your nose? All: Ants. Jim: Good. What’s out of your mouth? All: Exercise. Jim: Good. Number four? All: Vitamins. Jim: Good. And number five. Wow. Number six
are your shoulders. I want you imagine clean environment. There’s somebody there that’s
mopping and vacuuming dandruff on your shoulders. Ready? Number seven is your collar, and I
want you to imagine sleep. And so, imagine a hammock on your collar. Remember a hammock
and you getting good rest, sleep. Sleep. Do you see that? Good. Number eight are your
fingers, and I want you to imagine brain protection. So, just imagine a helmet on each of your
fingers with your favorite sports team. Look at it, helmets all over your fingers. Imagine
what they feel like. See it? Feel it? Good. Finally, number 9 and 10. Nine is your belly,
and I want you to imagine new learning. So, I want to you imagine you’re wearing like
a bookshelf around your waist and your favorite books, “The Code of the Extraordinary Mind,”
and all the authors here. They have your favorite books, new learnings. That’s number nine.
And finally, 10 is your seat. Ten is your what? Seat. Your rear end. And I want you
to imagine stress management. I don’t even wanna know what you’re thinking about stress
management. It can be red wine, it can be a massage, it can be meditation, whatever
that, but just put it there. Now, you are the memory expert, right? You are the memory
expert. You could give a Ted Talk. This is like the 10 points to a speech, right? So,
here we go. I need all your energy. What’s number one? All: Brain diet. Jim: Good. Number two. All: Killing ANTs. Jim: Number three. All: Exercise. Jim: Number four. All: Vitamins. Jim: Number five. All: Friends. Jim: Yes, very good. Your friends. Six. Participant: Clean environment. Jim: C;ean environment. Number seven. All: Sleep. Jim: Sleep. Number eight. All: Protection. Jim: Brain protection. Number nine? All: Books. Jim: And number 10. All: Stress. Give yourselves a round of applause. Our message
to you is this, our team here, my cofounder, Alexis, our entire team, we’re really happy
to partner with Mindvalley for Superbrain. You know, our message for you is we wanna
make the planet smarter. We believe that the collective wisdom of this room, of this planet,
that if we can make better, brighter brains, we can solve a lot of the big challenges in
your life and in this world that we need to. How many people believe the world needs superheroes?
Right? And really it starts with our minds, and our hearts, and our hands when they’re
all aligned, right? And so, we believe that your life is like an egg. That if an egg is
broken by an outside force, life ends, right? It cracks, it ends. But if it’s broken by
an inside force, life begins. And all great things begin on the inside. And you have greatness
inside of you. You have genius inside of you. So, let’s let it out together. Thank you very

34 thoughts on “How To Develop An Ageless Brain | Jim Kwik

  1. Will this help for one who is recovering from a concussion from two car accidents? My mind is still pretty sharp, but I now struggle with recalling certain words, phrases, names… it's now a struggle explaining something because I can't recall the word I'm looking for like I used to before the accidents (the worst one was in Jan, 2017 and recently in May, 2018). They say rest is the only way to recover, but are there other ways? Will this help?

  2. Yes it does work because I saw that on a Facebook page and I see it when I do once in awhile keep company with a elders meaning over the age of 70. But I don't treat them like the handicap I don't treat them like they don't remember I don't treat them like their dad and their mind I talk to them like I talk to my friends I ask them stuff about what it was like when they were in high school and then I've music and Dance and all kinds of stuff exercising the mind especially on the things that you loved and the funny things that you went through or even for yourself now for the stuff that you've gone through Vietnam. Anything dramatic but you know just the better things in life that we go through yes they were very exuberant their Vitality would come back but when their kids would get involved they treat him like babies they're very impatient most of them and they don't know how to listen they don't wait for their answer on the elders. But yes these experiment was done years ago but how are they going to make these people Lively and the government doesn't get paid because after 3 months in the state of California if you're in the home on the 4th month your Social Security gets taken because they feed you they bathed you they change your linen they have little exercises for them to do instead of being with someone that has the patient's someone that's alive someone that believes in them yes it does happen they do become alive especially the ones that were entrepreneurs that make millions or the ones that just like taking care of their grandkids they all come to life alive alive alive

  3. I forgot to mention they didn't need your cane anymore they're hearing became very attune and their eyesight became better they were not ill anymore

  4. So I say this with love Jim. I enjoy your speeches. But god damn it… Shave your head… I promise you will look hot. The current hair is not doing you any favours babe!!

  5. Which of the techniques Jim mentions do you want to start implementing to develop your brain?
    And REMEMBER to watch Jim Kwik's FREE masterclass👉

  6. I have watched many of his videos and in most of them he talks about same thing same words same stories
    Live audience may be different but we at home can watch all your videos
    Add something more Kwik, I want to know more about your techniques

  7. i find it ironic that he tells these people to act like children them constantly "Shsssssss" them …it's also really annoying …this guy could not be more out of touch with HIS inner child …ridiculous

  8. Be sure to read honest and real reviews of The Ageless Brain on my blog before you buy. Go to gohonestreviews. com/the-ageless-brain-review/ Thanks, Rocky.

  9. Super brain sleep and wake up. Think . Dreaming. Make bed neat. Brash teeth . Shower the body. Make tea.Look tv. Eat food. Read book. Focus

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