Yesterday while watching a TED video, the Mindvalley’s ad caught my eye. As an advertiser, I know how these ads work and I’m not resistant to them. I know it’s relevant to my life and may create some added-value to my knowledge. The impressive speech hanged me there for 90 minutes. Although half of the time it was repetitive, and I knew the goal there was a sale at the end of the day, I still manage to sit there tight and high the whole session.
The techniques that the presenter, Jim Kwik, uses have not blown out my mind. It was the association with the memory skills that I tried to learn in my puberty. The memory back to then was sweet and quenchy though, I was quite impressed as a kid and can still remember vaguely what the book talked over in the first a few chapters. Therefore, I decided to take out that old book, Kevin Trudeau’s Mega Memory. I happily found out that the two methods that Jim Kwik adopted could both be spotted in a similar way in that book. Great! 350 dollars saved knowing that I was so close to checking out after the 90 minutes full attention with Jim Kwik’s introduction. God save me, I’m knowledge goods shopaholic!
The technique has an immediate and boosting effect on memory. The LOCI skill helps your mind to categorize and become ordinal. It defines one dimension in a highly visualized way where you can harbour the information you need to memorize: your body. Apart from that, full attention, flexibility, belief in yourself, exercises and emotion associations could also highly increase the memory.
By using this, I remembered immediately the 10 ways to keep the brain healthy:
- Abandon ANTs (automatic negative thoughts)
- Peers / groups
- Clean environment
- Protect the brain
- Learning new things
- Stress management
I have to admit that the last two things I couldn’t recall. Probably because I didn’t try to visualize and thus, thought carefully through. However, the other points were vivid and actionable in my mind. It’s the shortcut I’m talking about: the memory skill is the shortcut.
This dimension that Jim’s skill helped to define is based on the human body: top of head, nose, mouth, ears, throat, shoulders, collar, hands, belly and butt – limited to 10 ordinal numbers.
Is there any possibility to create new dimensions, such as colours? How can I associate more information with each other more systematically? How to obtain the memory long? I want to bring these question up to the book of Kevin Trudeau’s to find out.