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What's up, man? How you doing? I'm doing really good.
We did a fantastic interview today and we did the best we've done, I think.
Yeah, this is a amazing a guy named Jim Quick. You may have heard about him. He's kind of a big deal.
Like, he's a he's like is the guy that like you see him like hanging out with like Will Smith and Oprah and Stan Lee.
And I really want to ask they're asking to on the show. We never got to it. But I want him to explain his story of hanging out with Stan Lee Stanley from the Marvel Comics, because it's just a phenomenal story. So here's what going to say. He wrote a book called The Limitless. I devoured it this weekend. It's amazing. If you want to hear the Stan Lee story, you're going to have to read the book. So that's my tease to get you to read the book.
That is so good. Today's show is all about the brain and how to make the brain work better so we can get better things out of life like our real estate or our wealth there. Our finances are our business or our family life. But all the all of that stuff is improved or hurt by what's going on between our ears.
And so Jim is like the guy like he's the guy in the world for training your brain to work better. So today we cover things like how to read faster with greater comprehension, how to remember more things that I remember people's names. We talk a little bit about identity on the words that we are like how we talk about ourselves. And in just a we just cover a lot of a lot of ground today that you guys are going to love this interview.
But before we get to that, let's get to today's very simple quick tip today. I want you to listen to the show with a pencil and paper, if possible. I mean, if you're driving to work or whatever, that's fine. Don't turn it off. But if you have the ability to listen to this with a pen and paper, please do it, especially at the end. Jim lays out 10 like final tips in the last ten minutes of the show.
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And now I think it's time to get into this interview with Jim quick. Anything you want to add before we jump into it? Mostly just the minds blown how good this guy was. He's kind of like a personal trainer for your brain. That's what it is. Yeah. For your brain. And I don't think until we talked to him that I ever realized how important it was to have something like that. So I'm very excited to bring this to the masses.
And I don't want people to think some people might be thinking right now, well, I want to learn how to buy a duplex or I want to learn how to multifamily or raise money. I don't need to learn how to learn. I'm going to skip this episode, go to something else, get to caution you to remember that everything we have, it's our like our brain drives it. So this is, I would say, more important than the tactics of, like, how to buy that duplex, how to raise money, all that.
This is the thing that's going to drive every other area, your business. So listen up. Enjoy this interview with Mr. Jim quick. Mr. Jim, quick, it is amazing to have you on the show today.
It's a huge honor. And I wanted to start by jumping right into things and wondering, like, how did you become this guy? Like you, you teach celebrities and movie stars and athletes and CEOs all about how do you increase their brainpower? How did that happen? Where did that where did that passion come from?
Well, you can say my my inspiration was my desperation. People see me on stage on YouTube videos. I do these crazy demonstrations where maybe I'll have 50 or a hundred people stand up in the audience and introduce themselves and I'll memorize all their names. Or maybe they'll give me hundred words or hundred numbers. And I were called forwards and backwards in and out of order. And I always tell people afterwards, I don't do this to impress you. I really do.
Just express to you what's really possible, because the truth is every single person who's listening to this, they could do that and a lot more. And you're thinking, no way, I can't do that. But regardless of your age, your background, your career, your education level, your financial situation, your gender history or IQ, any of that, none of that matters. There's no such thing as a good or bad brain. There's a trained brain and untrained brain reason why I know it's possible.
As I grew up with some pretty severe learning challenges. When I was five, I was in school and I had a very bad fall. Head trauma, traumatic brain injury. I was rushed to the hospital and before my parents said I was very, very energized, precarious, very playful. They said afterwards I was just shut down. And where it showed up the most was in school. I had a very, very bad focus. I couldn't remember anything.
Teachers would repeat themselves over and over, over again. And I would have like this early imposter syndrome where I would just pretend understand that I don't understand anything. It took me an extra three years just to learn how to read. And that was really when they passed around those books in, again, those circles. And that book got closer and closer and closer. I mean, that was just nerve racking in general. But when I come to me, I would look at it when I mean anything, I just pass it on.
And so the biggest thing was like when I was nine years old, I was slowing down the class, being teased for it. And teacher came to my defense. But I remember her saying she she's going to be for the whole class, said that's the boy with the broken brain. And I was like, wow, from there that that label became my limit. Right. As children, you're not born with this idea. You're a blank slate.
You know, your environment expectations get imprinted on you. And for me, every time I did badly in school, from then on, I would say, oh, because I have the broken brain that became my inner talk, you know? And so that was a big challenge. And all the way through eighteen, I struggle with this. And eventually I hit a wall and I just said, this is crazy. School is teaching me what to learn.
Math, history, science, Spanish. But there are no classes on how to learn. There are no classes on focus, concentration on study skills and reading faster on memory. And I studied it in the fourth hour in school. They teach you three R's reading, writing, arithmetic. Obviously spelling was one of them. But what about recall? What about retention? What about remember Socrates of learning is remembering. Right. But you'll look at a kid, say, study or concentrate or remember this.
But that's like looking at a kid and say play the ukulele. He's never taken a class on the ukulele. We've never taken classes on these things. School taught us what to learn, how to learn. You know, in a school system hasn't improved as much as the world does, that we live in an age of autonomous electric cars, spaceships that are going to Mars. But our vehicle of choice when it comes to learning is like a horse and buggy, you know?
And so my mission really is my path. You would say my struggle became my strengths and the challenge comes change. And now my mission really is still better, brighter brains to leave no brain left behind. That's awesome.
So you basically you went from the the person that struggled with learning to the one who's now world famous for teaching it. Can you tell us a little bit about what your transition was like to go from one extreme to the other? Yeah, I don't share this usually in interviews, but and maybe it's useful for people on their on their success journey. When I was 18, I learned all these skills. I turn and transformed my my my brain and my my grades first.
I never did anything well, and when you're like that, you can't help it, other popular people. I believe passion is what you purpose is how you take that passion to other people. So my passion quickly became learning where it wasn't before and my purpose of teaching other people how to learn and know how to do it. And I have a lot of money in school and I had to work all these part time jobs. And I said, oh, well, friends like, why don't you tutor or tutoring us?
Why don't you tutor what what your what you've learned other people. I was like, OK, I don't know how to do that. But I when I had that thought, I was walking past a classroom that wasn't being used and I was like, OK, next week, same time, same place, I'm going to do like a little information session. I'm going to teach five or ten people in that room and and teach them speed reading memory tactics and maybe one or two of them wants to be tutored.
And I go home and this is my first marketing guys. I take a scrap piece of paper and I take a marker. I break free speed reading memory tips, get better grades, less time classroom. Thursday, seven o'clock next morning, I make some photocopies on the way to class, put on some bulletin boards. Not a lot. Fast forward to Thursday, seven o'clock. I'm walking there. I'm I'm getting nervous. I'm like doubting myself.
I'm like I have five people show up. I turn the hallway. There's a crowd of people outside the room. And I'm thinking, honest to God, I was like, I hope whatever is going on. And soon so I could do my thing. I'm not thinking why they're there. And then I go there. There's many in the crowd there. I can't even get in. I it's like what's going on inside? This guy looks at me like there's a speed reading class.
And honest to God, I said, wow, what a coincidence. What are the chances there's another speed reading class, the same room, the same time, the same date. And this is like you could only see what you believe is possible. Right. And they say, I'll believe it when I see it. But it's also you'll see it when you believe it. I didn't believe it. So I went inside. I pushed my way in and there's a crowd of people and lo and behold, nobody's teaching and it takes my slow brain.
It's embarrassing that all that time to realize why they're all there. And I count to a head count instead of five people or ten people, there's one hundred and ten people. And just that's background. I'm I'm eighteen years old. I look really young. There's graduate students, teaching assistants, and I'm full of public speaking. I've nothing prepared to say. And I'm phobic speaking because I grew up with learning challenge. I could read. As I mentioned, I tell myself how to read by reading comic books, and I felt like my superpower was like being invisible growing up, because when you feel like you're broken, you don't want to be called on in class.
You don't want to do a book report. So I would lie and say I didn't do the book report the teacher and I would just throw it out on the way out. I was phobic, so I'm freaking out in that room and my heart's beating on my chest. I can't even speak and I leave. I would love to say I didn't, but I that's the truth. And I go to this and something about the water. I know about you guys, but like showers, water just kind of calms me down a little bit.
And I'm just sitting there like meditating and I can't even go back to my dorm room, my friends, and make fun of me. And I I'm doing this walking meditation and I stop. And I was like I heard this voice in my head, my mom's voice. And I won't tell you exactly what she said, but it essentially is like all these people came out to listen. You simply promise disappointing that you're disappointing me. And I take one step.
In another direction, and I've noticed back to the classroom and it's funny, one step in another direction to completely change your destination or your destiny in Limitless, I have a quote from a French philosopher saying, life is sea between B and B is birth is death is choice. That I believe these difficult times can define us, these difficult times can diminish us or these difficult times can develop us. Ultimately we decide and one little choice in another direction completely changes your destination.
And I would remind everybody that these small, simple steps that you could take that we're going to talk about in this conversation, just one of them can unlock incredibly different future. Right. And sometimes when we're working or persevering, we don't see the doors that that that your perseverance and your learning is going to unlock. But it's there. It's coming. And so I go back to the classroom and I don't remember for two hours what I said. And it's tough to say as a memory expert, but after I'm done, I remember I was like, I don't know how to help everybody, but I need about 10 hours of teach when I know I could spend two hours a week for the next five weeks, I get thirty dollars an hour.
That's what I got teaching tennis when I was back in high school. And and I'll be in the studio there tomorrow to answer your questions at noon. And I promise you guys, all these people just stood up and let nobody talk. And I'm I'm so like these two overwhelming emotions. No one totally confused what just happened and total exhaustion. Have you guys ever done something you never thought you could do is like a big, big fear and then you do it.
And then afterwards, I like emotionally, mentally, physically spent. And I end up falling asleep on the floor, right on the carpet. And I get woken up the next morning looking up at the next class, coming in the morning, really embarrassing myself. And I run back to my dorm room, shower or breakfast, but a class 12 o'clock comes. I was like, oh, I promised I'd be there answering questions. I'm going running the student center, helping one person, just one.
I get to the student center. There's a crowd of people there, same crowd. And after not even two hours, nineteen seventy one people, seventy one. Those hundred kids signed up for a program that didn't exist yet at three hundred dollars a person. Thirty dollars an hour and ten hours. Because I didn't realize that kids would go to an ATM machine to take dollars cash. I didn't have an ATM card and now I'm not even 19 years old and I have twenty one thousand dollars cash in my backpack.
And what do I use it for? Part of it, I used it for food because I was very underweight and I wasn't eating really well. But the other most of it, I used to feed my mind and I read this quote a long time ago. So I said, don't let school get in the way of your education, Mark Twain quote. But I just thought I started using my money and invested in my own education. Learn every speed, reading, memory, adult learning theory, every and every everything I could further my career.
The reason why I'm here with you today is one of those students. She was a freshman in college, read 30 books in 30 days. Just kind of get that. If you have books her, she'll be a read on Amazon, pick thirty books and you read it. Not immersed in a really absorbed it. And I wanted to find out not how I know how I taught her. I want to know why, like what's her motivation. And I found out her mother was dying of terminal cancer and doctors gave her mom just sixty days, two months to live.
And the book she was reading with books to save my mom's life. And I wish her love said prayers with the first girl. And then six months goes by and I get a call from this young lady. She's crying, she's crying, crying. And she stopped. I found out the tears of joy that her mother not only survive, but is really getting better. Doctors don't know how. They don't know why. They called it a miracle.
But her mother attributed one hundred percent to the great advice she got from a daughter who learned it from all these books. And in that moment, I realized something that if knowledge is power, learning is your superpower, that if knowledge is power, learning is your superpower and a superpower we all have. And that's that moment I dedicate my whole life to showing people how to unlock that superpower inside of them. And that's what I really believe we're here to do, that we're here to a life we live are the lessons we teach.
We all have this genius inside of us is just our brains. Doesn't come with an owner's manual. It's not user friendly and we're not taught in school how to access it. So I made that my mission in life. That's amazing, man. Really, really good stuff.
So I want to get into some more like tangible stuff here. Like specifically, maybe we could cover, like reading, like memorization, you know, stuff that we can do to improve our brain.
Obviously, when we start with reading the first thing like why do people question have is why do people struggle so much with reading, reading fast, understanding what they're reading and how can they improve both their speed and comprehension?
I'll give you a reason why it's a challenge when it comes to actually reading. Is sub vocalisation sub vocalisation, meaning it's like.
Have you ever when you're reading notice, you hear that inner voice inside your head? Yeah, hopefully it's your own voice. It's not like somebody else's voice. The reason why it's a challenge that they call suburbanisation. If you have to say the words inside your head, you can only read as fast as you could speak. That means your reading speed is limited to your talking speed, not your thinking speed. But we could actually think a lot faster than we could like.
How many people do you listen to a podcast or an audio book at faster speed and they can understand it, but they can't speak that fast. The challenge is a lot of people, they they feel like in order for them to understand that, they have to say the words, because the way they learn to teachers that sit quietly by yourself, like read quietly to yourself, read silences yourself. That's where you took an external voice and you internalize.
It's been there ever since. So how do you get over some of these obstacles? One thing I would say to help everybody here be a better reader will eventually boost your reading. Speed and focus will be to use the visual Pasir. So when you read using a visual pacer and a visual page, there could be something as simple as using a pen or a highlighter, a mouse on a computer, your finger. Probably the easiest way you always carry it with you.
Underlining the word not skipping anything will boost your reading speed. Twenty five to fifty percent across the board. Just trying it. Just trying to do. Now I'm not taking a time here, but if everyone just picked up a book, read for 60 seconds how they normally would read, count the number of lines and then continue reading with your fingertips. Underline not touching the screen, not touching the paper, but just right above it, using your eyes and just kind of pacing back and forth back and count the number of lines in 60 seconds with your visual pacer at second number would be about a twenty five fifty percent lift, which is incredible.
How many people would love to get 50 percent on their investments last year. Right. But reading takes time and time. It's time is money. Right. And so using this will help not only with your speed, because a lot of times people are slow because they backed skip, they reread words, which is really bad habit. So this gets you to go through the information. And because you have better focus, you tend to understand the information better and also retain it there also as well.
I actually in my Instagram profile, I just put a link there and I'll make sure it's there at the top of this broadcast where people can take a free masterclass, absolutely free of this, bring a book online, schedule it, do it and walk you through this process.
That makes sense. I, I think, like when I was younger, I used to read, like, every single solitary word on the page. And today, like even reading your chapter on speed, reading the book, I realized I do a lot of that and I like my speed. I mean, I probably read five hundred words a minute now because like I say, I'm using that exact same philosophy, not the exact same thing.
And it really works for the average person reads about two hundred, two hundred fifty words per minute. And if you could do something, a five hundred words a minute, that means the average person has to read about four hours a day. Just think about all that. But you have the process in a day, not just books, but emails, social media, like all that reading you save two hours a day like you're doing over the course of the year.
That's like seven hundred thirty hours. Even if you save one hour a day over the course of your three hundred sixty five hours, how many 40 hour work weeks is that. Like nine. You get over two months of productivity and saving one hour a day and so ubiquitous like reading. And so that's an incredible advantage in today's economy.
That's one hundred percent. I want to shift to one more one more type of and that is the idea of memory. In other words, like how to remember more things like people's names in real estate, especially like we're always networking, talking to people, trying to put together deals. And I am I'm is an I am statement. Right. I'm terrible at remembering names. I've always I've said that for years. And as a result, I am terrible remembering people's names.
I just I'm like the guy that will never say someone's name. Right.
Hey, what's up, dude?
Because even people I know I like hardly ever said the name just in case I screw that up and I don't want them to think bad about me. So what tips you have for that?
We only we want to erase that for sure. I believe that a name is the sweetest sound. We heard that through the ages. And and what's the message we send to somebody when we forget their name? You don't matter. Yeah. Yeah. Then we don't they don't matter that they're not important and it doesn't. And really people don't care how much you know until they know how much you care, whatever you're communicating to them, like we don't care enough just to remember their name, how we were somewhere.
I care for our future, their family, their finances, their property, whatever it is we have to offer them. If we don't care enough, just remember them. And here's the thing. People remember people who remember them. So it's not even just watching. The success is three things. Success is what you know. So that's why I'm learning fasters is such an advantage. But it's also who you know. Right. And who remember. But it's not only that, it's also who knows you.
Right. And when you could walk into a room and meet twenty strangers and leave saying goodbye to every single one of them by name, who are they all going to remember? They're going to remember you. And that's a standout skill that it's such a. A rarity nowadays, because everybody suffers from digital dementia, meaning like you put everything in your phone to do your calendars. How many phone numbers do you have in your how many phone numbers do you guys know growing up?
How many ton? How many phone numbers do you know right now? The current number. I know my wife number. That's right. And most people even don't even know that. Right. And so and not that it hears a thing because I train at Facebook and Google and Nike space. I call these places it Google Alerts. I'll say this. And they're like, well, Jim, why do I have to remember this? I created the search engine, part of their organizing the information.
But here's the thing we talked about. Your life is a reflection on the decisions you made at this point. But we can only make a decision based on information that we know and that presupposes we remember it. Right. And that's why forgetting things do cost us a lot. I'm very passionate about this because I lost my grandmother in Alzheimer's and to dementia and she was my caregiver growing up as a child because my parents had these jobs and everything. So we donated one hundred percent of the proceeds of this book to Alzheimer's research and then to build schools for children.
They need one hundred percent, just another 50 for pencils of promise builds the higher school classrooms, teachers, everything, because that that's our mission in doing this right. And the work that we do, we're going back to the power of your memory. Memory is not just memory, facts, figures, foreign languages, as we talked about in the book, it's a memory about remember your life, it's about your loved ones. And if anyone got, you know, somebody who has dementia or Alzheimer's, when you lose your memory, it feels like they're losing their humanity.
The thing that binds their work, our world together. So what I've discovered is there's no such thing as a good or bad memory. There's a train memory and an untrained memory. And this book is endorsed by the director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Brain Health at the top Alzheimer's Research at Harvard University. I train at these institutions and we found that one third of our memories predetermined by genetics and biology, but two thirds is in our control. So what I love to do is tell you about that two thirds that move the needle for all of us, especially to be able to remember names, to remember an information product, information, property information and so on.
So here are three keys to better memory for everyone. And if they can take notes, because there's a learning curve, but there's also a forgetting curve. So this is kind of like a little master class on the brain upgrade for everybody. But within two days, the forgetting curve says that you're going to lose upwards of 80 percent of something if wants, which is tragic, guys. Right. If you're a podcast or read something within two days, 80 percent of it could be gone.
And so how do you mitigate that through these techniques and start by taking notes? So everyone remember, Mom, if you want a better memory and couple of the acronyms and a lot of them, let's say somebody has trouble remembering names. So you of your trouble remembering names and that's 90 percent of the population. Right. But let's say there was a suitcase, 10 million dollars cash for you from my life, for you or your favorite charity. If you just tax free if you just remember the name of the next stranger you meet.
Right. Who's going to remember that person's name for ten dollars? Sure. Like everybody everybody listening is going to be able to do that. Now, how come they're all everyone's a memory expert on Sunday or before they said they're horrible things? It's because what technique did use? Nothing. The M and Mom stands for motivation. Right. And I really do believe that a big part of success is understanding your own motivation and the motivation of the people around you.
Motivating your team, motivating your kids could be motivating a prospective client to buy something. Right. And so motivation where when we talk about a whole section of the book, the key to overcome procrastination, everything fundamentally motive for action is your why. So ask yourself, why do I want to remember this person's name? Simple thing like asking yourself why do a person's name maybe to show the person respect, maybe it's to do a deal, maybe to practice these things.
I learned on this podcast because you can't come up with the reason you won't get the result. Reasons results if you give in. And I'll tell you, like if somebody is listening in this and they are making excuses and they are complaining, where's your why? What's tapping your heart? What's your purpose? Who's counting on you to play your A game today. Right. And sometimes we disassociate, we try to distract ourselves by whatever whether we eat or we watch or whatever.
But the reality is here's something I'm going to drop a couple of names here not to name, but because it'll be memorable for everybody. Years ago, I get a call. There's a big fight. You guys know it. It's Mayweather, Pacquiao. And I got a message from Sylvester Stallone and he's like, you want to watch the match together? I'm like, do I want to watch? Boxing match in history with Roqia, definitely I go to his home and I'm sitting on his couch and get this and I'm sitting here and Specialisterne sitting right next to me and to his left.
On the other side is Arnold Schwarzenegger. And I swear to God, if somebody took a picture of that couch, people be like, who Photoshop that even in that picture because it just doesn't belong. Right. But I watched the match and everything. I was like, it was it was what it was. But then I was just like, what does it take guys to be like that? Good. Three hundred million dollars like playing. What does it take to be a champion?
And I'll always remember what Arnold said. He said, Jim, the difference between a champion and an amateur is a champion is willing to push past the pain period just like that. Interesting how you talk about pleasure and pain, because I remember asking Stallone right after that about something I was asking when I was working on and I told Motor Project and I said, I do it. And he had the same language. And he said, will the rewards or the pleasure be worth the pain?
And you think about building a muscle or anything else, and it's always those last reps that we least want to do, but we get the most growth out of. And sometimes finding a reason will give you enough purpose to get through those hard times to develop grit, purpose and motivation. First thing I want to remember something I read or listen to a podcast or someone say, ask myself why. Right. And then if you don't come with reason, you probably shouldn't be doing it or you definitely don't get the results.
The Oh, and mom, if people watch us on YouTube.
So so it is when they shake out your hand like this, check out your hands and make a fist and then put it your chin chin.
And it's funny because like I do in an audience to people listening and I put it to my chin up. But it's interesting because the mom stands for observation and a lot of times people blame their retention when they forget a name. When it's not your retention, it's us paying attention. The art of memory is the art of attention. The are the memories, the detention. But often we're not really listening to somebody. We're thinking about how we're going to respond to problems, where we're waiting for our turn to speak.
And even if you write down a simple word like listen and scramble the letters, it spells another word perfectly. It's like a brain teaser. It spells the word silent. And I feel like a lot of people, they don't want even family, friends, they don't want our our gifts, but they want our presence. Right. And I think those that I've noticed that have a powerful presence, they also have an incredible memory because they're powerfully present.
And so they're an incredible memory and they're powerful presence comes from being powerfully present with people. And who could do that? We could all do that and then show the person more presence and that people feel that Maya Angelou, the famous poet, she said people forget what you say, forget what you did, but they'll always remember how you made them feel. So they always observations your motivation, observation in the last time and mom methods, methods for doing it.
And I put it last only because you want to just 80 percent of success to be found in your industry is really into psychology for sure. That mindset is their drive and motivation. The mechanics people know I mean, how many people listen to to know how to do this or even to have six pack abs. I mean, it's not like the methods are clear, but common sense is not common practice because knowledge and talk about lies. Another lie as knowledge is power.
And it's not at best knowledge is potential. Power can only because power and we utilize it. But the truth is, all the podcasts, all the books, online programs on the coaching, none of it works unless we work. And so the methods are really simple. I'll give it to people right now and you can write them down. I'll give you ten tips for better brain and this is will be worth it right here. I feel like that if people just got this part of it and could change everything, it could take you to the next level of your learning and also your life.
So remember, I said two thirds of your memory is predetermined by genetics, is by lifestyle, is in your control to share with everyone really quickly ten keys for having a limitless brain. And again, when you upgrade this this software here, this operating system, you can everything in your life improves not just financially, but all the treasure to life. So what I'm asking everyone to do is turn this into an assessment. I believe self-awareness is a superpower and that it rate yourself on a scale of zero to 10, how much energy you put into these ten things.
All right. I'm gonna give everyone ten quick tips for having a better brain and I promise people of difference also in a better life. All right. So the first one is a good brain diet. All right. So our scale of zero to 10, how good is your diet now? People could search this. I teach people how to memorize these lists and everything else like this online. We have our own podcast and all these. Downloads for it, but I would say that some of the most famous ones in area are attrition, avocados, blueberries and brain berries, broccoli, olive oil is good for the brain eggs.
If your diet allows a clean and is good for your brain. Green, leafy vegetables, kale and spinach, wild salmon, sardines, brains, mostly fat. So those fish oils with big tuna and cups of lower information can make like an almond milk with tumeric. It's just it's really good for you. Walnuts, good for the brain. Looks like a bright and dark chocolate milk. Chocolate with dark chocolate is good for your brain. Number two, besides a good brain on the opposite side, the things are bad.
Processed foods, fried foods, high sugar foods, really bad for the brain. What really matters, especially for your brain matter. So zero to 10, how good your your brain diet. Number two, we talk about killing ants. Killing ants is actually proven to be good for your brain.
And obviously, as an acronym, I got this from Dr. Daniel Aimin to change your brain, change your life and stands for automatic negative thoughts. So on a scale zero 10, how good and positive encouraging your thoughts. And I would just remind everybody thoughts are things that if you think you can think you can either way, you're right. And reports of that. So that zero to 10, 10 being great on third one exercise, this is a big one.
And I'm just being like cross crosthwaite three times a week or palletize whatever, moving where we're stuck behind screens all day. I say sitting is a new smoking. No judgment, but it's just we're not getting the movement. And you know that Steve Jobs was famous for doing his walking meetings. Very creative, right. Come up with solutions. We know as your body moves your brain groups. And if you listen to this podcast or an audio book, when you're on something like going on a walk on the beach or walking in the park or something elliptical, that's rhythmic, you'll actually retain it and understand it better when you move your brain derived neurotrophic factors, fancy words, BDNF, which is like fertilizer for your brain.
So on a scale zero to 10, how much you moving? I recommend every 30 minutes an hour, just get up and just stretch some jumping jacks. What's good for your heart can be good for your head. So no for brain nutrients. And I always prefer you get your nutrients from food, but talk to your health practitioner and nutritionist and doctor, get a nutrition nutrient profile. But if you're concerned about vitamins and minerals, your brain stop and be working.
If that's the number one nutrient, I would say omega 3s. That's what we talked about. That fish so essential fatty acids, omega 3s that summer for the rest really fast. Number five, positive peer group. And you've heard this many of your your guests have talked about this. If you are the average of the five people you spend time with, I'll tell you from a brain perspective why that's true. We have these things called mirror neurons.
Mirror neurons are you're like a mirror imitates. And so if you ever notice, like people who have been together for a long time, they tend to look at each other and they start adapting the same gestures, the same language, the same habits and behaviors. They always tell people to watch dance or words. We start using the words and people around us a actions, the t n things. See your character and your habits, your habits and your habits.
Great. You create your habits of moving and breathing and hydrating and meditating, and those habits create you back. But we start adapting, adapting those five things from people around us, too. So that's why they say if you spend time with nine people, be careful because you're young. And so who are be spending time with. And sometimes our friends and family are the ones that pull us down because we give them the power to do so. It's not necessarily true, but they maybe have good intentions.
They don't want to get hurt. They're like, why? I always listen to that podcast with those two guys are like writing those books or whatever, but maybe they have good intent. They don't want you to get your hopes up. They don't want to lose you because you're growing. But the truth is they can be sincere, but they can be sincerely wrong to write and monitor your positive peer group. We all need people to encourage us, challenge us to cheerlead for us.
And if you haven't found that person yet, be that person for somebody else and especially be that person for yourself. So that's number five. Zero to ten. Is your ground energy vampires, people still in your dreams, stealing your energy, you're still going to be stuck. Number six, clean environment. Your brain loves a clean environment. It's meaning that when you make your bed I have this video, millions of users, just Jim Quix morning, really very popular podcast episode that I do.
Temporaries as his. Oprah has hers. Mine is back in your brain. Right. And different things I do in the morning. Don't take a lot of time. You do with your kids but making your bed because you train the first thing. Excellent.
And then you take that excellence into other things in terms of how you do anything and how you do everything. Exactly. Silence is a habit and also a clean environment, your brain loves that clean environment because imagine you come back at the end of the day to well made bad. You come back to success right in the military. You make up that impeccable like it's like centimetres and angles. Right. And so we take that same little discipline and pride into the things we do.
So clean environment. You clean your desktop, send your clarity of thought. Right. Everything's where it needs to be. Number seven, day one for everyone. Sleep, sleep. All right. Because how is your brain the next day when you get a bad night's sleep, how is your focus, your ability to make the decisions to solve problems? How is your memory? So prioritize your sleep. In the book we talk about extensively how to optimize your sleep.
That's where you clean up at least a brain injury. Challenges like Alzheimer's. It's where you consult a short long term memory, long term memory issues. Check your sleep. It's also where you dream. Like Paul McCartney created yesterday in his dream, Leah, like Mary Shelley, created Frankenstein in her dream. It's amazing. Like your dream is your dreams. Your brain doesn't shut up at night. That's why the first thing I do is I remember my dreams in the morning.
They show people how to do that and be able to find that free online also as well. And then finally, after sleep, eight, nine, ten, eight. Brain protection, protect your brain. Even though I love competitive sports and UFC and everything else, I'm just like, oh, man, that guy's brain is getting like those concussions aren't good for your brain.
It's very resilient, but it's also very fragile. And so wear helmets. I zero three traumatic brain injuries before age of 12. So, you know, it's just take care of your brain. And then finally, nine and ten, nine is in learnings. And, you know, people ask, what's the throughline behind all success? I mean, these people are dedicated, lifelong learning. They're avid readers. I just did a story with Will Smith, who did the cover quote for the book.
And I was like, what's two things you do to keep your best? And he was like, I run. I read. I have to do something physical and something mental every single day. And I would say the human beings are the ultimate adaptation machine. We adapt to stress. We adapt to challenge. We challenge climate change and the challenges of each day, especially with your learnings. There's a study done on gravity with these nuns. They were living 80, 90 and above.
They said the secret to longevity, Arthur, was emotional faith or gratitude. But the other half, they were lifelong learners. And because of it, it added years to life and to their years, because on the cover of Time magazine, this is called Aging with Grace. Very, very beautiful. A lot of a lot of faith there. So that's number nine. And finally, ten stress management. All right. If we could talk about this, what's going on with the world and chronic stress fracture, brain depletion, fight or flight or freeze, but you're not going to build into your real estate empire.
You're not going to get to next level if you're just stressed all the time because you're your flight and you're freezing. Right. And and so what are you doing to cope with stress on the scale of zero 10? How well you my go to is like ten, twenty minutes meditation. People like I don't have twenty minutes to then you need to if you have twenty minutes you have to meditate like an hour or so. So busy like that. And meditation just by the way.
And I talk about my process in there online. You can find it meditation. It's not about controlling your thoughts. That's what people think it is. But you can control your thoughts any more control your heart's beating. Right. The goal is not to control your thoughts. The goal is not to let your thoughts control you. Right. And when you're quiet, you focus on your breath or some kind of word or mantra. You exercise your focus, right.
You bring it back from what in the world of distraction. And that shows up when you need to read her, when you need to do sales calls or presentations or investor meetings and so on. So those are ten keys for having limitless brain. And you can do all of them. If you're neglecting your sleep. You're not going to get you're going to wonder why you're not getting the results of your on. Like a lot of energy, vampires are a big processed male and you're in a food coma like everything has.
They want to know what the magic pill is. There's no pill. But there is there's this process that's so good.
That's so good. That's one of those. I won't ever wonder why in the last five or ten minutes here and listen to those ten again, put those into practice. You will be a different person. You talked about earlier, Jim, like just this. Like when you see I use your name there, but I had this fear for half a second like, oh, what have I gotten them wrong happens. But like you mentioned, like if you would have taken a step in the other direction, you would've ended up somewhere totally different.
Right. Like, I like to think if you put those ten things into practice right now and none of them are super complicated things, just like good advice. Like if you put that in five years from now, you're going to be a completely different person. It's amazing with the little changes. Will do. Very cool, man. You know, I think something I really like about what you share, Jim, is you talk about the brain very similar to how athletes talk about the body.
If I didn't know that you were speaking about the mind and I was just listening to this podcast, I could absolutely believe that you were talking about ways you break down muscles and they build up stronger and form your body to form specific functions. Right. By the way, that you train yourself. And the way that we respond, challenge brings change. You have to put yourself in. Stress and you will adapt. I think it's fascinating and it's an incredibly empowering concept that if you don't like your body, we all know you could change it, and that's because it can be seen.
Well, you can't see what your brain is doing, but you can see the results that come from it. And this is very similar.
I love that so much. That's such a powerful observation because it's one of those things where people watch some video. I have a brain on my shirt. Oh, yeah, you're right. And I always have this in any like most photos, everything. And the reason why I do is because you're exactly right. What you see, we tend it's in our awareness because it's in our awareness. We tend to take better care of it. So some people could see their their their their skin.
They could see their car. They can see whatever you see tend to take care of. But we don't see anything that controls everything. So I always kind of wear these shirts to wear emotions on your sleeves, maybe wear your genius on your chest. But I have absolutely people have been calling me a brain coach from for four years. And it's like, wow, that that's that's really accurate because a personal trainer was a personal trainer. Do you get your muscles?
You get your body stronger, fitter, more agile, more energized, more flexible? Well, I want your mental muscles to be stronger, more energized, greater endurance, more more more flexible also as well. I want to be faster and these mental muscles. And so I like to take people to the mental gym, if you will. And so in the end, the brain is part of the body, right? It works. The brain is it acts.
It's an organ, but it acts more like a muscle right here to use it and make sure it's use it or lose it. But if I put my arm in a sling for six months, it will grow stronger. It wanting to stay the same, it would it would atrophy a weaker. That's where people's cognitive decline comes from usually when they graduate school, because then they think, oh, my learning is done because my education is done, there's a dip.
And when they retire, because often when people retire, they retire their minds also as well and then their body is not far behind.
That's such a good point because most of our bodies do fall apart or the old age. We got out of the sport we played or we got out of whatever we were doing. We got in a relationship, we got content. You let your body fall apart. It would make sense. The mind would do the same thing so. Well, thank you, Jim. I mean, this has been, pardon the pun, mind blowing to get to talk to you here today and some of the information you shared for people that are at the edge of their seats and they just want to know more, where can they find out more about you?
For podcast listeners, we have our own podcast. It's fifteen minutes long. And you just heard General click on your podcast app and you'll see it there. You can pick brain. Most people go to quick break the spell right quick. Really is my last game, but it felt like brain dotcom there. They also get access to videos where I'll take people on stage and show you how you remember their names through different techniques.
And then on the book Limitless Book Dotcom, if you're interested, you like to read audiobook, ebook or print book. In this book, Dotcom, we donate the proceeds to charity. And so it's just like an owner's manual for your brain. And and then the last thing is on social media, if it were connected, I would challenge actually everybody here to take a screenshot of whatever you're watching and listening to. I'll give you the last Breytenbach if you want to learn any subject or skill faster.
And we already talked about is the ultimate advantage. You reply, you learn fast, you fighters, money, Mandarin, martial arts, music, everything gets easier, right? Mobile, home, everything gets easier. So what you do is learn it with the intention of teaching somebody else. All right. Because they call it the explanation that the explanation affects says that if you learn something to explain it to somebody else, you learn it twice as well.
And so I encourage everyone, take a screenshot of this episode and tag the three of us on social media and post it and then but also post what you got out of this one thing you're going to do for a limitless brain. What's one thing is that brains are going to go out and get some of the dark chocolate or avocados, maybe troll them on my thoughts. Maybe I'm going to do ten minutes of exercise a day just to kind of break it up, some jump rope, some jumping jacks, maybe.
I got to get those those brain vitamins, those omega 3s. Maybe I'm just going to kind of like as we start another month or whatever, I'm going to kind of unsubscribe to the negativity of some of these peer groups that I see now that I'm in my room. Maybe small, simple to remember this little by little, a little becomes a lot, right?
Inch by inch. It's a Sanja by the artist. Do you want to do everything? Just just something and supposed to tag us in it. And that way I get to see it and I'll repost some of my favorites and actually send a copy of the book to one person. This is a thank you because I really appreciate and was watching this. I know you have a very dynamic community. Everyone here is really a lifelong learning and they would be listening to this if they weren't.
And I believe that we're all on this journey together and the journey we're on together is to reveal and to realize our fullest potential. And I believe there's a version of you that you haven't met yet. And our goal is to keep showing up until we're introduced that. You know, I always tell people it's the most quoted thing I say on Twitter and everything, but life is like an egg. If an egg is broken by an outside force like this, but it's broken inside force, life begins.
Great things begin on the inside. I believe everybody is listening. You're listening to your greatness inside of you. You have a genius inside of you, and now's the time to let it out. You don't want to downgrade your dreams to meet this current situation when upgrade your mindset, your motivation, your skills to be able to meet those grand dreams.
So good, man. Well, thank you so much for being a part of this today. This is awesome. I encourage everyone to go pick up a copy of this. It is amazing. And I mean, it's one of those like it's if you change the fuel that goes into your body, it's going to fight every part of your life. This is the fuel that goes into your brain, like this is how we improve our brain. And so it's if you're trying to improve your relationships, your parenting, your wealth, whatever it is, your body, all of that stuff is improved by fixing and improving your brain.
So thank you for writing this and thanks for joining us today. Thank you both so much. All right. Awesome has been great. Jim, this is David Greene for Brandon. Glad he at least remembers my name. Turner signing off.
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