WATCH: Life-Changing Tips From the Ultimate Brain Hacker

As a kid, Jim Kwik was the “kid with the broken brain.” But through curiosity and sheer will, he learned how to hack his own brain. Today, he is recognized as one of the top brain trainers in the world.

“I had three traumatic brain injuries before the age of 12," he says. "I had very poor focus. I was put in special classes, and it took me three years longer to learn how to read. My teachers would have been surprised if I read a book, much less wrote a book.”

The author of the bestselling book, Limitless: Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, and Unlock Your Exceptional Life — and the founder of Kwik Learning — he tells Spartan founder Joe De Sena the most important things to include in your morning routine. And even more importantly, he tells him what NOT to do.

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As always, De Sena wants to know Kwik’s origin story, whether doing hard things now strengthens your brain for later challenges, and how nutrition and exercise affect the brain. Listen to this episode of the Spartan Up! podcast for the answers!

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Listen to the podcast in its entirety below.


  1. Be the thermostat, not the thermometer.
  2. Your mind is receptive in the morning. Be careful what you feed it.
  3. Struggle is an essential part of development.

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