Speedreading Wizard Jim, Alexis, Annmarie and I catching Avatar in 3D on New Years Eve. Pimpin’
I have a friend who can read a book in an hour.
I don’t know about you, but I think that’s pretty impressive.
I also think it’s pretty valuable.
It means you can read more health information and shorten your learning curve. Imagine if you could read 4 health books a month instead of one.
Would you be smarter in May than you were in April?
My friend is Jim Kwik – I know… Kwik… Speedreading… LOL – and I have an interview with him here today.
The first hour is some great content and at the end he introduces you to a special deal to help you read faster – and in turn get you healthier.
I think you’ll enjoy it…
Click the play button to start the call:
Kev’s comments and thoughts:
1. Why mental exercises and this interview?
I told this story at the beginning of the call…
My grandfather is a active computer and Internet user at 92 years old.
He comments on political blogs, categorizes digital slides of my grandmother’s artwork, burns disks of family pictures and uses Gmail.
At the top of his computer is a label that reads: “If you lose the mental game, you lose the physical game.”
You know how important food is for your health. If you didn’t, you wouldn’t be hanging around with Annmarie and I.
You probably know how important exercise is too, but most of you don’t do enough…
Keeping your mind sharp is pretty important to.
My grandfather understands this concept.
So I wanted to bring it to you too.
2. How does this relate to your health?
I took a speed reading course with Jim about 4-5 years ago. This is where we first met.
The reason why I took the course was to see if there was any way I could be a better researcher by – hopefully – speeding up the time it took to get through all the material that I needed to review.
I also wanted to be able to actually read all the books that were being sent to me so I could be able to recommend them or not.
Most of us live in a colossal time crunch.
Sometimes it seems like there’s not enough time to be healthy, eat right, prepare raw foods, exercise, have fun and do all the things that we want to do in a day.
The truth is – that regardless of what we think – there is time.
We just have to be more smart about how we use our resources.
I know you want to learn about health.
Between our articles, countless books, journals and other health writers on the web (and in print), you’d have to live many lifetimes to read all the information that is available.
When you can speed read effectively, you allow yourself to learn more in a shorter period of time. It allows you to get the information you need quicker.
This translates loosely to better results. I say loosely, because you actually have to do some of the stuff you learn too. 😉
3. The average CEO reads more…
Jim once told me that the average CEO reads 12 books a year. I’ve seen numbers that say even more.
Regardless, the average person reads only one.
You could argue that the reason the CEO is in a leadership role is because he or she reads more. Not because of any other factor.
While this likely it not the only factor, it certainly is one that seems relevant to me.
4. Sub-vocalization is holding you back, I know it.
Sub-vocalization was my problem too.
I would read all the words on the page in my head. So my reading speed was limited by the speed I could talk.
One of the keys to reading faster is to read visually, by identifying the words like you would an edible plant.
When you see Miner’s lettuce, you don’t need to say “oh, look at that, it’s Miner’s lettuce, I wonder if I could eat some of it now.”
What I do – and you probably do – is make sure it’s not in a dog’s leg reach and then pick a bunch to munch on.
You can change your sub-vocalization by practice and by realizing that you’re doing it while you’re reading. If you consciously stop, you’ll start to recognize words without having to say them in your head. (We already have too many voices in our heads anyway, right?)
5. If you want to read faster and be sharper, get Jim’s program.
In the past, I’ve been a little more liberal about programs that I recommend.
The reason why is because I realize that some people have different needs and may be interested in some things I find valuable, but may not be in alignment with what most of you want.
So for instance, I’ve stopped recommending most self improvement programs, because I saw that there wasn’t a lot of interest in them.
If you notice, I have recommended only a few select programs in the last year or so due to my new outlook on what I share with you and why.
I am recommending Jim’s program for a few reasons that I want to share with you.
a. First, because the content is amazing and it will make you a better, smarter person.
I know that’s a bold statement, but if you take the course, like I did, you’ll be a faster reader and you’ll have a better memory – so you’ll be able to recall names, remember where you put your keys, etc.
This, in the long run, is a very important psychological edge that you’ll have as you get older.
The more you’re confident about your memory, the less likely you’re going to emotinally derail your good health.
“If you lose the mental game, you lose the physical game.”
b. Jim is a very good and close friend of mine.
The dude has our couches and dehydrator in his house.
He Skypes me at 3:00 in the morning. (Yes, sometimes we’re both up – working – at that time.)
I trust him and know he wants to help.
c. You will be amazed at what you can do when you’re done.
I was already a fast reader, but when I came out the other end of Jim’s course, I was a super-fast reader.
This saved me a heap of time that I usually spent going through articles and books to do my own research.
I’m sure it can help you stay on top of your game as well.
Here’s where you can get more information about Jim’s course:
I want to hear your thoughts: Are you a fast reader? Do you think reading faster will help you get healthier?