TLDR presentation on how to learn efficiently

You can only learn by doing.

[Key-notes] Superbrain by Jim Kwik

Learning capacity is NOT FIXED

Knowing how to learn is like asking the Gin from lamp to be able to wish for more wishes ~ the ability to learn better is such a great power

We create habits, they create us back.

Successful individuals create empowering habits

Remember your dreams
Make your bed

Wash teeth with the other hand ~ re-wire your brain

Drink water (body 70%water)

Cold shower - resets nervous system - theta

Brain tea: gotu kola, ginko biloba, lion's name, MCT oil.. with honey

Keep journals
-to do list
-NOT TO DO list (don't be reactive)

Stay away from processed food and EAT:
-coconut oil
-leafy vegetables
-turmeric (kurkuma)
-walnuts (looks like brain ;)
-dark chocolate (endorphins)

-READ (readers are leaders, read 1 book/week, avg is 2 per year)

Routine -> Habit

20 min mindfulness (alpha)

Meditation ~ soul
Exercise ~ body

Do a small exercise as the first thing in the morning (body moves = brain grooves)

10 keys to superbrain:
-kill ANT (automatic negative thoughts - self fulfilling subconscious program)
-Brain Nutrients/Vitamins
-Positive Peer Group
-Clean env
-Brain protection - helmet
-New leanings - challenge your brain
-Stress management (fight or flight - amygdala hijack hypocortex)

If content is KING,
then context is the



The LOCI method: store information on different arranged spaces

MOTIVATION is key to learning

Pomodoro 15-20 min.

Consistency & Challenge are the keys to grow

Coaching accelerates learning

Better focus, greater productivity

Show up & Take Action and Play Full Out

Remember your loved ones
Remember your LIFE
- if it is worth living; it is worth remembering
Bruce Lee:
"The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering"
Remember your lessons

According research:
Only 1/3 of your mental potential or your memory is predetermined by genetics and biotechnology but 2/3 is completely in your control

The art of MEMORY is the art of ATTENTION

Transcending = ending the trance

Remembering Names & Faces:
"People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care."

Maya Angelou:
People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.

NAME is the sweetest sound to a person's ears

-MOTIVATION (why remember)
-OBSERVATION (attention/listen)
---B: believe
---E: exercise (practice makes progress -> makes permanent)
---S: say the person's name
---U: use the name (not abuse) 4* during conversation
---A: ask about the name
---V: visualize
(What I hear, I forget.
What I see, I remember.
What I do, I understand.)
Turn that name into a picture
(6 seconds syndrome)
---E: end (say goodbye by their name)

Lookup Top 100 names of your country and picture it in your mind

Share and teach it to other people,
because when you teach something,
you learn it twice as fast.

Learning is remembering.

1#what you know about the subject
2# situational thing
3# your limitations temporarily
1# take notes
2# ask questions
S: state - all learning is state dependent
1# Raise your state by: changing thoughts & body
T: teach
When "I" teach something,
I gotta learn it 2* as fast.

After learning something new after 48 hours 80% is gone.


Capture & Create
Split notebook and cap notes on one side
Write impressions to the other side

Morning routine:
1# remember your dreams
2# make your bed, start with success
3# drink water
4# brush teeth with opposite hand
5# exercise - brain needs oxygen
6# brain tee
7# journal (practice gratitude)
8# 3-4 min high-intensity interval training
9# brain smoothie
10# read (a lot)

Genius leaves clues

-Motivation (h3: head/heart/hands)
-Observation (be present with your listening)

To manage something start by measuring it

Basic association = a logical association between two things

Don't look for perfection, look for progress

No such thing as failure just failure to learn

What you resist persists

When you fight for your last limitations,
you get to keep them.

Say the opposite (of ANT), make it positive and make it more empowering.

Internal environment:
B=Breathe in

External env: (peers)
Who you spend time with is who you become.
#stay away from energy vampires

Self love & self care are not selfish

Remove digital devices at leat 1h b4 sleep
Darkness (body photo receptors)
Don't work where you sleep
Keep the room cool
Exercise in the morning (around 7)

Memory principles:
1# First or primacy
2# Last or recency
3# Organized or chunked
4# Emotional
5# Different or unique
6# Familiar
7# Visualize
8# Connected
9# Associated

Chain linking - put the words into an extraordinary story

Pictures are UNIVERSAL language

1# cue
2# craving
3# response
4# reward

Juggling enlarges the brain

P: place
I: imagine (name into picture)
E: entwine (put/wrap together)

T: turn
I: into
P: picture

A: action
E: emotion/exaggeration
I: illogical
O: outstanding
U: unusual/unique

Intensity is a shortcut to our brain.

Word substitution:
New word: Extol (means to praise)
TIP: eggs + toll
At toll I pay with eggs, and they praise me.
word: Slake (quench)
TIP: S form lake
Quench my thirst, drink from lake

Move flashcard to the left side up to your eye level to help visualize, to imagine move it to right-up.

The alpha state (brain) is best for learning languages
-meditation/deep breathing/visualization/classical (baroque 60 bpm) music puts us into alpha

8R technique:
1 read
2 reflect
3 writing (hand-write)
4 role-play
5 reform (accent/tempo/volume/... make it memorable)
6 ration it (byte size chunk 25-30 min session)
7 record (yourself and play it back when not busy)
8 arouse (better recall when place/env of encode is the same; smell) #pavlov

An un-stimulated brain gets distracted easily

Reading faster increases your comprehension

Sun list
Antenna list (visual)
Bun list (auditory, one-bun, two-shoe...)

"A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions."
-Oliver Wendell Holmes

1 = T,D,TH [Top]
2 = N [Nose]
3 = M [Mouth]
4 = R [eaRs]
5 = L [Larynx]
6 = J, G(soft),SH,CH [SHoulders]
7 = C(hard),K,G(hard) [Collar]
8 = F,V [Fingers]
9 = P, B [Belly]
0 = S, C(soft), Z [Seat]
Vowels have no values (ta,na,ma,ra...)
Silent letters have no values
W,H,Y no values
Double letters count once


5. Identity - Who
4. Beliefs & Values - Why
3. Capability - How
2. Behavior - What
1. Environment - Where & When

The 5 Stages Of Learning

  1. Unconscious incompetence.
  2. Conscious incompetence.
  3. Conscious competence.
  4. Unconscious competence.
  5. Mastery.

The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective "Learners"

  1. Be proactive.
  2. Begin with the end in mind.
  3. Put first things first.
  4. Think win-win.
  5. Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
  6. Synergize.
  7. Sharpen the saw.



Know your WHY
SMART goals
HEART goals

  • Healthy
  • Enduring
  • Alluring
  • Relevant (2yourLife)
  • Truth (is it really your goal?)

Break it down to byte size chunks

  • "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"

Zeigarnik effect

  • just starting something increases the odds of finishing it.

Be kind to Yourself

8C's to jump-start your muscle memory:

  1. Competency
  2. Chunking
  3. Combining (20-80% #Pareto Principle)
  4. Consequences (there is no failuere, there's only feedback)
  5. Character (mirror neurons - envision/imagine who you want to be)
  6. Consistency (excellence is not an act, it is a HABIT)
  7. Commit
  8. Coach (someone who shows you their decades of experience within days)

Remember DREAMS - your subconscious mind still works on your daily problems while sleeping

  • Decide (to remember them)
  • Record (write them down into journal)
  • Eyes (keep your eyes shut when waking up before you recall your dreams)
  • Affirmations ("I have powerful dreams"; "I can remember my dreams")
  • Manage (your environment to get good quality sleep)
  • Share (tell others what you are dreaming about)


Measure your base-rate (words/min)

  • read something for 4 minutes, then read it again within 3 minutes, 2, and 1.
    You'll not understand it within 1 min; but you'll practice the habit of reading faster.

Hold the book at an angle to maximize the size of the words and maintain good breathing.
Use visual pacer.
Take advantage of your peripheral vision.
Reduce sub-vocalization:

  • Don't move your lips while reading.
  • Count in your mind while reading.

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