We live in a world where information floods us every second at a speed it never did before. Yet we read, learn and think in ways that are ages behind.
We first learned how to read and how to LEARN, in our primary classes. One letter at a time, one word at a time. Ok, maybe now we are a little bit better at this, but still, we never thought about improving our learning ways.
The complexity of the information we handle now as adults is probably a lot different than it was when we first started school, but yet, the way we learn and read never changed. We never thought about improving this.
We didn’t take classes on how to learn. Yeah, we took Spanish , Biology, English and so much more, but no one taught us how to think. They only taught us how to give the right answers to some tests.
“Limitless” was my first 2021 read. And I loved every page of it. The first time I found out about Jim Kwik was in Vishen Lakhiani’s book, “The code of the extraordinary mind”. And then I read his second book, “The Buddha and the Badass”, and Jim Kwik was present once more.
And then I scrolled through Instagram, and Jim Kwik was there. And after that, I opened Youtube, and Jim Kwik was there. Who was this guy that was showing up all of a sudden EVERYWHERE, and why did I only found out about him now?
Well, I believe that there is a reason for everything, and Jim certainly came in my life at the right moment.
I am at a point in my life where expansion and growth get me out of my bed every single morning, no matter how tired I am. And I feel that in this moment where the things are crazy around the world, as a coach I need to be at service, now more than ever. I feel like I have so much to learn and to give, and I don’t have enough time.
Long story short, Jim Kwik is a brain coach. As a boy who suffered from a severe brain injury at 5 years old, that left him with the almost impossible job to read or to focus his attention, he felt like an outcast all his life. So he searched for way in which he could unlimit his brain.
And oh, he did. And not only that, but he became one of the few persons in the world that are actually brain coaches. He is now teaching world leaders, CEOs, but also ordinary people how to get the most out of their brains.
“Limitless” is such an easy to read book, but so full of great insights. It’s practical, it has a lot of exercises, and IF you are willing to put your brain at stake, Jim will take it to the next level.
He states that what makes a person not reaching their full potential, is a limit in one of these 3 areas: mindset, motivation or methods.
Jim then deep dives into each and every category, breaking down myths, beliefs and methods in which you can challenge your brain and become the next best version of yourself: the limitless one.
Did you know that us using only 20-30% of our brain was a myth? Yeah, neither did I. We actually use 100% of our brain 100% of the time, even when we sleep. But in these times where we rely so much on technology, we tend to become lazy with our minds.
The mind is like a muscle, the more you use it, the more you can get out of it.
But we don’t do that anymore. When was the last time when you memorized a phone number? Yeah, I don’t remember either.
Are you bad with recalling people’s names? Apparently you are not using your brain enough, because according to Jim, you can teach yourself to do that.
How? Read the book. Is good.
The great thing about becoming “limitless” is the fact that the steps you have to take are actually doable. I thought that I was going to find complicated ways in which I had to do different actions, but these are actually easy steps to integrate in your daily routine.
Kwik talks a lot about our use of technology, but also about our inability to slow down, to give ourselves downtime. What happens when we don’t give ourselves that? Well, we don’t have time to get new ideas. To become creative. We are always so busy with what we have to do, with what happened already, that we don’t really get “me” time. To get in touch with our state, with our feelings, with ourselves.
Want to be creative? Learn to slow down. Learn when to push the pedal, and when to pull the brake.
Also, how do you eat? What do you choose to put in your body to help your brain be more effective? Do you work out? Do you move your body?
We all know we SHOULD do these things, because it’s healthy, because blah blah. Jim comes and sets all these things together, and he presents you to the ultimate combo of unlimitting your brain.
I loved the experience of combining reading with listening the book, it gave me a much more personal feeling about it. Reading when I had the time, and listening to Jim speaking to me when I was on the move, or I couldn’t focus on reading, was a great way to get the information fast and effective.
At the end of the book, your brain coach gives you a 10 day challenge to implement what you have discovered in the book, and get started to know the limitless you.
As a coach and as a person who loves reading, this is an immense asset for me. I have now increased my reading from 285 words per minute to 350 in a few days, and I cannot wait to see what’s next. The thing with these practical exercises it’s the fact that in the end, you are going to save time.
Why? Because you will read faster, learn faster, think faster. Thinking outside the box is outdated. In this world, we need to think in a whole different box.
Yes, you may have heard about some of these methods, but did you practice them?
I think that the only way in which you can take the most of this book is by practicing with the tips that Jim gives you.
If you are not willing to do them, well, it’s still a good read. But why not do them? In the end, it will cost you more not to do them.
As for me, I plan to continue to improve my personal development based on Jim’s tips because right now, I don’t see any other way of living. Once you learn these things, you cannot unlearn them. And the greatest thing you can do after you learn about them is to pass them onto the next person.