How To UNLEASH Your Super Brain To NEVER BE LAZY Again! | Jim Kwik & Jay Shetty

Last updated: May 31, 2023

The video is about Jim Kwik and Jay Shetty discussing how to improve your brain function and overcome limitations, using Jim's personal story of struggling with learning difficulties as an example.

The video features a conversation between Jim Kwik and Jay Shetty about how to unleash your super brain and never be lazy again. Jim Kwik shares his personal story of struggling with learning difficulties and a brain injury, which led to a negative internal dialogue and self-doubt. He emphasizes the importance of being mindful of the words we use with children, as they can become their internal dialogue. Jim Kwik also discusses the incredible potential of the human brain and how we are underestimating our own capabilities. The conversation touches on the importance of wisdom over information and the power of mindset in achieving success.

  • Jim Kwik had learning difficulties due to a bad accident at the age of five.
  • Words have the power to limit or empower us.
  • Every single person has the potential to do mental feats.
  • If you argue for your limits, they're yours.
  • Jim's struggles with learning difficulties led him to discover the importance of motivation and learning how to learn.
  • Jim believes that anyone can improve their brain function and overcome limitations with the right mindset and strategies.
  • Jim's story serves as an inspiration for others to unleash their super brain and never be lazy again.
  • Jim believes that limitations are not real and we can overcome them by changing our mindset and beliefs.
  • Jim suggests practical tips to improve memory, focus, and productivity.

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Jim Kwik's Struggle with Learning Difficulties

  • Jim Kwik had a bad accident at the age of five which caused him to have learning difficulties.
  • He had bad focus and no memory to speak of.
  • He had to repeat grades and had to learn how to read later than his peers.
  • He had an imposter syndrome and felt like he had a broken brain.
  • He was painfully shy and had a bad fear of failure.
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The Power of Words

  • Parents have to be careful with the words they use because external words become a child's internal words.
  • Jim Kwik's teacher called him "the boy with the broken brain" and that became his label and internal talk.
  • If you fight for your limitations, you get to keep them.
  • Jim Kwik's internal conversation affected his performance in school and his self-esteem.
  • Words have the power to limit or empower us.
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Discovering Our Superpowers

  • We are grossly underestimating our own capabilities and superpowers.
  • We have discovered more about the human brain in the past 10 years than the previous thousand years combined.
  • Every single person has the potential to do mental feats like memorizing names, numbers, and words forwards and backwards.
  • We are drowning in data and information but starving for real wisdom.
  • We need to tap into our superpowers to overcome limitations and achieve our goals.
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Overcoming Limitations

  • If you argue for your limits, they're yours.
  • We need to fight for our potential and not our limitations.
  • Jim Kwik turned his life around by doubling down and refusing to quit.
  • He learned how to learn and developed strategies to improve his memory and focus.
  • He overcame his fear of failure and public speaking by practicing and taking small steps.
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Jim's Bucket List

  • Jim visits a successful family and breaks down when asked about school.
  • The father asks Jim what he wants to do with his life and makes him write down a bucket list.
  • Jim is surprised to find that he has no idea what he wants to do.
  • The father tells Jim that he is close to achieving everything on his bucket list.
  • The father shows Jim a room full of books and challenges him to read one book a week.
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Jim's Motivation

  • Jim struggles to commit to reading one book a week.
  • The father reads Jim's bucket list out loud, making Jim realize the importance of his dreams.
  • Jim is motivated to read one book a week and sacrifices sleep, food, and exercise to do so.
  • Jim passes out from exhaustion and wakes up in the hospital.
  • Jim has a near-death experience and realizes he needs to think differently about his slow brain.
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Learning How to Learn

  • Jim decides to put his studies aside and focus on learning how to learn.
  • Jim believes that learning how to learn is a superpower in the 21st century.
  • Jim studies speed reading, memory techniques, and other learning strategies.
  • Jim becomes a successful speed reader and memory expert.
  • Jim helps others improve their brain function and overcome limitations.
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Conclusion

  • Jim's struggles with learning difficulties led him to discover the importance of motivation and learning how to learn.
  • Jim believes that anyone can improve their brain function and overcome limitations with the right mindset and strategies.
  • Jim's story serves as an inspiration for others to unleash their super brain and never be lazy again.
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Jim's Personal Story

  • Jim struggled with learning difficulties.
  • He started studying neuroscience, adult learning theory, multiple intelligences, mnemonics, and speed reading.
  • After six days of studying, he had a breakthrough moment in class.
  • His grades improved and his life improved.
  • His passion became learning and his purpose became teaching.
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Teaching Others

  • Jim started helping other individuals who struggled with learning.
  • He found an empty classroom and decided to teach five or ten people for free.
  • He put up flyers around campus and was surprised when 110 people showed up.
  • He was phobic of public speaking and had nothing prepared to talk about.
  • He left the classroom but heard his mom's voice telling him to go back and help the people who showed up.
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Overcoming Limitations

  • Jim believes that limitations are not real.
  • He says that we can overcome our limitations by changing our mindset and beliefs.
  • He suggests using affirmations and visualization to reprogram our minds.
  • He also recommends taking care of our physical health through exercise, nutrition, and sleep.
  • He believes that we can all unleash our super brains and achieve our full potential.
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Practical Tips

  • Jim suggests using the acronym FAST to improve our memory: Forget, Active, State, and Teach.
  • He recommends using visualization and association to remember information.
  • He suggests using the Pomodoro technique to improve focus and productivity.
  • He believes that reading is a superpower and recommends reading for at least 30 minutes a day.
  • He also recommends taking breaks and practicing self-care to avoid burnout.
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Jim Kwik's Personal Story

  • Jim Kwik struggled with learning difficulties as a child.
  • He was labeled as the "boy with the broken brain."
  • He had a turning point when he was in college and was asked to teach a speed reading and memory class.
  • He was nervous and confused when he saw that 100 people showed up for the class.
  • He ended up teaching the class and 71 out of 100 students signed up for a program that didn't even exist.
  • He used the money he earned to invest in feeding his mind by buying books and audio cassettes.
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The Power of Learning

  • Jim Kwik believes that knowledge is power and learning is a superpower.
  • He believes that everyone has genius inside of them.
  • It's not about how smart you are, but how you are smart.
  • He wants to show people what they are capable of and have no brain left behind.
  • He believes that people are looking for ways to unlock and unleash their potential.
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Overcoming Limiting Beliefs

  • Jim Kwik's biggest challenges were around his beliefs and what he believed was possible.
  • He struggled with reading and learning as a child because he only read fiction books at school.
  • He became fascinated with reading non-fiction books about real people and stories.
  • He believes that our beliefs are the biggest challenges we face.
  • He encourages people to challenge their beliefs and what they believe is possible.
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The Mission of No Brain Left Behind

  • Jim Kwik's mission is to show people what they are capable of and have no brain left behind.
  • He wants to help people unlock and unleash their potential.
  • He believes that everyone has genius inside of them.
  • He wants to help people overcome their limiting beliefs and realize what they are truly capable of.
  • He believes that learning is a superpower and wants to help people harness that power.
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The Power of Beliefs

  • Beliefs enable behaviors to happen.
  • Transcending limiting beliefs is important to create results in life.
  • Marketing and media perpetuate the belief that people are broken and need fixing.
  • Beliefs affect relationships, self-worth, and health.
  • Beliefs can change the level of health through the power of placebo.
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Beliefs and Control

  • Research shows that only one-third of intellect, potential, and memory is predetermined by genetics and biology.
  • Two-thirds of intellect, potential, and memory is in people's control.
  • Beliefs have more influence than people think.
  • A growth mindset is important to overcome a fixed mindset.
  • Beliefs are influenced by culture and early imprinting.
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The Power of Self-Talk

  • Self-talk is like a program that runs in people's supercomputer brains.
  • People's self-talk affects their memory and abilities.
  • Minds are always eavesdropping on self-talk.
  • Neurogenesis and neuroplasticity mean that people's minds are always changing.
  • Thoughts are things, and people's minds are more powerful than they realize.
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Personal Experience

  • Jim Kwik struggled with learning difficulties and a brain injury labeled the "broken brain."
  • His grandmother's Alzheimer's affected his beliefs about what is possible.
  • He uses demonstrations on stage to shake up people's beliefs about their potential.
  • He believes that people's minds are more powerful than they realize.
  • He emphasizes the importance of self-talk and beliefs in overcoming limitations.
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The Power of Thoughts and Words

  • Our emotional and thought habits can affect our lives just as much as physical habits.
  • Our thoughts and self-talk can run on autopilot and affect our beliefs and actions.
  • It's important to be conscious of our thoughts and evaluate our beliefs and self-talk.
  • Words have power and can affect our thinking and beliefs.
  • Changing small words like "got to" to "get to" can have a big impact on our mindset.
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The Importance of Recognizing Negative Self-Talk

  • Automatic negative thoughts (ANTs) can run on autopilot and affect our beliefs and actions.
  • It's important to recognize and squash ANTs to improve brain function and overall well-being.
  • Negative self-talk can stem from childhood experiences and beliefs.
  • Recognizing negative self-talk is the first step in making positive changes.
  • Without recognizing negative self-talk, we are at the effect of it and may feel powerless to change.
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The Power of Distinctions in Words and Actions

  • Small distinctions in words and actions can have a big impact on our mindset and beliefs.
  • Being nice and being kind are two different things, with kindness being more internally motivated.
  • Changing small words like "got to" to "get to" can shift our mindset from obligation to opportunity.
  • Investing in learning and personal growth can help us overcome limitations and improve our lives.
  • Recognizing distinctions in words and actions can help us make positive changes and improve our mindset.
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The Pressure of Comparison and Ranking

  • Comparing ourselves to others and ranking can create pressure and affect our self-esteem.
  • Ranking in school can create pressure and affect our self-esteem.
  • It's important to recognize the pressure of comparison and ranking and focus on personal growth instead.
  • Investing in personal growth and learning can help us overcome limitations and improve our lives.
  • Recognizing the pressure of comparison and ranking can help us shift our mindset and focus on personal growth.
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Amplifying Negativity

  • Jim Kwik struggled with certain subjects in school, despite excelling in others.
  • Our minds tend to amplify and magnify negative feedback, even when we receive more positive feedback overall.
  • This phenomenon can be seen in social media comments, where people often focus on the critical ones.
  • Digital overload, distraction, and depression are all potential negative consequences of the digital age.
  • Our brains have a reticular activating system that filters information, but it can also focus on negative stimuli.
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