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Episode: #22 Nelson Dellis on how to train your memory to become a memory superhero

Who: Nelson Dellis is a 4x USA Memory Champion and one of the leading memory experts in the world, traveling around the world as a competitive Memory Athlete and memory consultant. As a Memory Champion, Mountaineer, and Alzheimer’s Disease Activist, he preaches a lifestyle that combines fitness, both mental and physical, with proper diet and social involvement.
He was born with an average memory but was inspired by the passing of his grandmother from Alzheimer’s disease in 2009 to start training his memory so that he could keep his mind strong and healthy throughout his lifespan. In a short period of time, he transformed into one of the leading competitive memorizers in the world, claiming four U.S. titles along the way, the elite Grandmaster of Memory title, as well as a number of U.S. memory records.
In this episode, we discuss how you can train your mind to become a memory superhero, no matter what starting point you begin with.

 

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What we cover

  • Who he is
  • How you can become a memory champion and the challenges you need to overcome to win and why he thinks he has been so successful
  • Why you need a good memory to succeed in life, no matter the job or sport
  • Are you born with a bad memory or just believe it?
  • How you can improve your own memory right now
  • How modern day technology is damaging our ability to remember
  • Are brain games worth your time?
  • velocity and art of memory.com
  • Is there a correlation with aging and memory reduction
  • Are there particular groups who have naturally strong memories and how they can do that
  • Do diet and exercise affect memory effectiveness and strength
  • Why Omega 3 is a good supplement to take for memory improvement
  • How can we eliminate the distractions in modern day life to improve our brain functions and memory use
  • How you can begin remembering names right now
  • Is there a difference remembering a lot of information against remembering a small amount of info
  • The role that emotions play in memory
  • What are are the easiest and hardest things to remember
  • Are there things you can’t learn
  • What are Memory Palaces and how can you use it as a memory filing cabinet
  • Does he use meditation to help his memory?
  • How does he deal with the fast break questions
  • What is his guilty pleasure?
  • Can memory skills get you, women?
  • What you should take from this interview
  • How you can keep in touch with him
  • So much more

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