We’ve all been there – you’re at a conference shaking hands and swapping business cards, meeting other professionals in your field. Everything is going great until you go to say goodbye to your new friends… and you can’t remember anyone’s name. If there’s one thing that can kill a burgeoning relationship (or even a deal) in an instant, it’s calling someone by the wrong name or forgetting their name altogether.
Jim Kwik, founder of Kwik Learning and host of the Kwik Brain podcast, has made a career out of helping people avoid this embarrassing moment. After a traumatic brain injury at age of five left him struggling to keep up with his classmates, Kwik spent many years trying and failing to improve the performance of his “slow brain.”
Right as he was about to drop out of college, his life turned around after reading a quote from Albert Einstein on the back of a coffee mug: “The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them.”