Brain Tip of the Week: Find Your Yoda

Are you planning to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens this weekend? The latest franchise installment has everybody buzzing – but it’s missing one of my favorite Star Wars characters: Yoda.

I love Yoda because he’s the superhero of the ultimate coach, which everybody needs. Even Michael Jordan had a coach!

A coach isn’t necessarily someone who is better than you. A coach is someone who brings a different perspective to your game (or your learning). A coach knows what works for you and gets you to do it more often.

That’s why my Brain Tip of the Week is to find your Yoda.

So what counts as a Yoda? This is someone who exhibits high levels of genius in an area you’re interested in. You can spend time with your Yoda, whether in person or through their books or programs. You can apprentice with this person and learn from their mistakes.

And luckily, you can have more than one Yoda! In fact, I highly recommend creating circles of genius. Find the areas of your life in which you want to improve, whether that’s learning or health or relationships. Find Yodas for each area and create a roundtable of people who support you, hold you accountable and help you improve.

I want to be your Yoda in the area of learning. That’s why we have forums and Q&A sections in all of our Kwik Learning programs – so my team and I can coach you through this collaborative process of learning how to learn. But I have several Yodas of my own, too!

So this week, look for the Yodas in your life. Don’t forget to keep an open mind. You might be surprised at the experts you find.

Want to boost your brain even more? Get more brainpower and memory tips HERE!

Written by Jim Kwik

Photo Credit: Lunchbox Photography via Compfight cc

Are you planning to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens this weekend? The latest franchise installment has everybody buzzing – but it’s missing one of my favorite Star Wars characters: Yoda.

I love Yoda because he’s the superhero of the ultimate coach, which everybody needs. Even Michael Jordan had a coach!

A coach isn’t necessarily someone who is better than you. A coach is someone who brings a different perspective to your game (or your learning). A coach knows what works for you and gets you to do it more often.

That’s why my Brain Tip of the Week is to find your Yoda.

So what counts as a Yoda? This is someone who exhibits high levels of genius in an area you’re interested in. You can spend time with your Yoda, whether in person or through their books or programs. You can apprentice with this person and learn from their mistakes.

And luckily, you can have more than one Yoda! In fact, I highly recommend creating circles of genius. Find the areas of your life in which you want to improve, whether that’s learning or health or relationships. Find Yodas for each area and create a roundtable of people who support you, hold you accountable and help you improve.

I want to be your Yoda in the area of learning. That’s why we have forums and Q&A sections in all of our Kwik Learning programs – so my team and I can coach you through this collaborative process of learning how to learn. But I have several Yodas of my own, too!

So this week, look for the Yodas in your life. Don’t forget to keep an open mind. You might be surprised at the experts you find.

Want to boost your brain even more? Get more brainpower and memory tips HERE!

Written by Jim Kwik

Photo Credit: Lunchbox Photography via Compfight cc

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