Jim Kwik, the world’s #1 brain coach and author of Limitless: Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, and Unlock Your Exceptional Life, a great all-around owner’s manual for mental expansion. He talks to me about how you can develop an ageless brain. For 25 years, Jim has helped people like you and me upgrade mental fitness, speedread, manage decision making, and boost memory. A statistic you might not be aware of that makes Jim’s work even more relevant is that females are twice as likely to experience Alzheimer’s than males. He saw his own grandmother’s battle with Alzheimer’s, so he knows first-hand how important it is to start caring for your brain as early as possible.
He shares his best tips and brain hacks to keep your mind fit and thriving. One big element that influences your brain’s health is learning. Jim explains how important it is to be a lifelong learner. I love to read books for that very reason. As Jim puts it, reading is to your mind what exercise is to your body. So you’d schedule and plan for your workout, right? Right. Me too…I did a virtual yoga class just this morning. Well, Jim says it’s time to do the very same thing for reading. Block out that time in your schedule and dedicate it to reading – that means no phones either!He also shows why it’s never too early to start incorporating mental exercises into your daily routine. Your mental fitness is a lifelong journey, there’s no point at which the ship has sailed. There is always a greater version of yourself. One of the things that stuck out to me most about what Jim said is that when we wake up each day we have the chance to move a little closer to that greater version; it doesn’t mean beating ourselves up if we have a bad day, it is all about finding bold.