Jim Kwik

Jim Kwik is the creator and publisher of SuperheroYou. He’s also the founder of Kwik Learning, and a world expert in speed-reading, memory, improvement, brain performance and accelerated learning. He has dedicated his life to helping others unleash their true genius and brainpower to learn anything faster and live a life of greater power, productivity and purpose.

Posts by Jim Kwik

How to Be Like the X-Men (10 Secrets to Unlocking Your Superpowers)

What a cast!

Brain Tip of the Week: Travel

Several years ago, I visited the Amazonian rainforest with some friends. We flew there in a tiny little plane that landed in what I could barely call a field. When we got out, we hiked for an hour, canoed for another 45 minutes and then finally met an indigenous tribe that consisted of just 7 […]

Brain Tip of the Week: Create an Evening Routine

It’s no longer news that a good night’s sleep is essential to living a superhero life. Sleep is when your body repairs itself and builds muscle. It’s also when you take your short-term memories and consolidate them into the long-term. Sleep also improves your creativity and focus AND reduces stress. When we don’t get enough […]

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 […]

Brain Tip of the Week: Understand Your Brainwaves

In order to become a Kwik Learner, it’s crucial to understand how your brain works so you know how to optimize it. That’s why my Brain Tip of the Week is to understand your brainwaves. If you hooked your brain up to an EEG, you would see that you go through different brainwave states throughout the […]

Brain Tip of the Week: Find Your Why

Have you ever heard of my H Cubed formula? This success formula involves three Hs: your head, your heart and your hands. Think about it: you can put things in your mind all day long. You can affirm and visualize. But if your thoughts don’t reach your hands — aka don’t turn into action — then […]

Brain Tip of the Week: Unlearn

When I was a kid, there wasn’t a lot to do when I visited my grandparents’ house. So I entertained myself by playing on their old typewriter — and inventing a two-finger typing method while I was at it. So when we started learning typing at school, at first I was the fastest kid in […]

Brain Tip of the Week: Reward Yourself

“Learning is fun!” Say that to any high schooler and he or she will probably roll their eyes at you. But a kindergartner will happily cheer and agree. Have you ever wondered why that is? I think it has to do with positive reinforcement. When you’re little, your teachers are eager to instill a love […]

Brain Tip of the Week: Get Organized

Let’s say I wanted you to memorize the following 10 digits: 12123457892. How many do you think you could remember? For most people, the answer is likely 5 or 6 – or you might say you can’t memorize such a long number. But what if I told you that you see 10-digit numbers all the time? Don’t […]

Brain Tip of the Week: Listen to Music

We’ve all been there: an old song comes up on the car radio and you’re instantly transported to a different time in your life. Maybe it’s 5 years ago – or maybe even 5 decades. But the minute you hear this song, it takes you back. Why is this? Because music anchors learning and memory. […]

Brain Tip of the Week: Create a University on Wheels

If you’re reading this series, you already know that learning is a lifelong journey. In order to keep your brain in tip-top shape well into old age, you need to learn something new every day. Real-life superhero Abraham Lincoln lived by this philosophy. He refused to put his head on the pillow knowing that he […]

Brain Tip of the Week: Learn to Juggle

In most classrooms, the teacher will talk about the topic and perhaps show slides or other visual aids to help you learn. These methods work for many people – but there’s always an element of the room that just doesn’t get it. If this is you, it might have to do with your learning style. […]

Brain Tip of the Week: Judge

Most of us spend our whole lives being taught not to judge. And I do agree that you shouldn’t pre-judge: as the saying goes, don’t knock it till you try it. This applies equally to people and experiences as well as learning projects. So it might surprise you that my Brain Tip of the Week […]

Brain Tip of the Week: Follow GPA

If you’ve ever been a student, you know that GPA stands for Grade Point Average. It’s a measure of success that strikes terror into the hearts of teenagers around the world – but what if GPA wasn’t a measure of success but a formula for how to get there? It is in my Brain Tip […]

Brain Tip of the Week: Use Your Imagination

Which is more powerful: imagination or knowledge? Most people expect me, a memory/learning expert, to say knowledge. But in fact, my answer is imagination. Your imagination lets you tap into your inner senses and broaden your sense of what’s possible. Did you know that the brain can’t tell the difference between something you vividly imagine […]

Brain Tip of the Week: Define Your Health Goals

There’s a need for accepting responsibility – for a person’s life and making choices that are not just ones for immediate short-term comfort. You need to make an investment, and the investment is in health and education. The above quote comes from Buzz Aldrin – and it turns out this real-life moonwalker was on to […]

Brain Tip of the Week: Stop Multitasking

Think you’re great at multitasking? Think again! Many of us like to multitask because we think it helps us get more done in less time. But study after study has proven that multitasking is actually a terrible idea. One researcher found that multitaskers are terrible at keeping information organized in their head, ignoring irrelevant ideas […]

Brain Tip of the Week: Get Outside

Happy Labor Day, Superheroes! What are you doing today? Are you spending time with family? Are you enjoying the last day of a trip? However you’re celebrating your national holiday, I urge you to take advantage of our last summer holiday, follow my Brain Tip of the Week and get outside! After all, it’s going […]

Brain Tip of the Week: Set Up Your Environment

A famous 1975 study asked scuba divers to memorize random words while underwater and on land. When the divers were tested on these words, researchers found that the divers were more likely to remember the words they’d learned underwater if they were asked to remember them underwater. Conversely, they were more likely to remember the […]

Brain Tip of the Week: Decide

Once upon a time, I did a Kwik Learning training at our office and played a game to teach them about paying attention. There were about 50 people in the room, and as we got closer to the winners, I brought the top performers onstage. The numbers slowly dwindled – to 25, to 15, to […]

Brain Tip of the Week: Use the Magic of Abra

Some days, focusing on what you need to get done is the easiest task in the world. Maybe your willpower is especially high that day. Maybe somebody put something in your morning coffee. No matter the reason, these are the days you’re in the zone, you’re super-productive and nothing and no one can stop you. […]

Brain Tip of the Week: Start A Book Club

Quick: how many books have you read this year? If you answered even one, good for you! You’re already beating 28% of Americans. That’s the percentage of people who responded to a HuffPost/YouGov poll in 2013 and hadn’t read a single book in the past year. Sadly, that statistic won’t be shocking to many of […]

Brain Tip of the Week: Ditch Your Smartphone

Because they might be smart, but they’re not helping you to be.

Brain Tip of the Week: Split It Into 7

7 Deadly Sins. 7 Wonders of the World. 7 Stages of Grief. Lists of 7 abound in our world – even phone numbers have 7 digits if you don’t count the area code. But have you ever wondered why? As it turns out, there’s a brain-based explanation. Psychologists have found that we can hold roughly […]