Unlimited Memory: How to Use Advanced Learning Strategies to Learn Faster, Remember More and be More Productive by Kevin Horsley Book Review

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Unlimited Memory Review:

This book is a Self-development book which should be helping you to achieve better memory. There are some good things in this book, but I already know them; and there are other which I think is not very helpful (at least to me). I bought this book because I was hoping to improve my brain memory to remember even more from books that I read.

I bought this book because I was thinking it would help me remember more things that I read in books. I don’t have a problem with memory, I remember most of the things that I’ve read – but improving it even more it would be nice.

Sadly, this book doesn’t offer that solution that I can apply. I can use visualization method that i presented in this book, and that’s it. But, I was already familiar with that method, it’s nothing new to me.

I’m not sure to whom I would suggest this book, if you don’t like to read at all, probably you won’t went through this book. If you are advanced reader, you might not find it helpful. I would suggest to someone who is occasional reader and want to improve their memory skills.

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Unlimited Memory Book Summary:

Chapter 1. Introduction

What would your life be like if you could learn and remember information easily, quickly, and effectively? Think about it.

In this short, easy-to-read book I will provide you with a set of powerful memory-enhancing mindsets and skills, which will allow you to take control of your learning and your life. You will discover many amazing methods, both ancient and new, that have been modeled from the world’s best minds in the areas of accelerated learning and memory development.

This book will give you information that school forgot to teach you. The approach is all about running your own brain; I believe that this can only be possible with the foundation of memory.

Memory is the corner stone of our existence. It determines the quality of our decisions and, therefore, our entire life!

Part 1. Concentrate

The best advice I ever came across on the subject of concentration is: Wherever you are, be there.” ~ Jim Rohn

Chapter 2. Excuse me

You can have success or excuses, but you can’t have them both. People that learn quickly only focus on the information and skills that matter – excuses don’t matter, and they are thought viruses.

The only things that are keeping you from getting what you want in your life are the excuses you keep telling yourself. Who would you be without your excuses? Think about it.

Some of the most common excuses that people use to give away their power are:

  1. I am helpless
  2. Someone else is to blame
  3. Too much stress

Chapter 3. Never believe a lie

Your beliefs of what your concentration and memory can do may be your own limited version of the truth. Many people never get a taste of their true potential because they have decided to entertain only a limited view of what they can do.

Your limiting belief will keep you trapped in a loop. Your mind will keep looping and prevent you from learning anything new. Your beliefs either move you or stop you. In brief, every thought and every word works for you or against you, and every thought that you confirm to be true multiplies and becomes a belief.

Spenser Lord said, “Beliefs are not tattoos, they are just like clothes – you can put them on and take them off at will.”

Thus, here are five core beliefs that you can ‘put on’ right now:

  1. I was born with exceptional concentration and memory
  2. Memory improvement is important
  3. I have incredible abilities. My memory is unlimited
  4. There is no failure, only feedback
  5. I don’t know it all

Chapter 4. Be here now

We are all gifted: gifted with the power to think about our thinking. You can focus your thinking to improve any area of your life; you are in control of what you choose to attend to. You can continue to allow your attention to be pulled by your environment, or you can decide now to direct it.

There are four areas that you need to focus on to eliminate conflict and create more peace in your mind:

  • Take control of your inner voice
  • Stop multitasking
  • Know what you want
    • Purpose
    • Interest
    • Curiosity
  • Eliminate worry

Part 2. Create and connect

When you train your creativity, you automatically train your memory. When you train your memory, you automatically train your creative thinking skills!” ~ Tony Buzan

Chapter 5. Bring information to life

Many people dream of having a photographic memory. They define it as the ability to take a quick mental picture of information (without effort), and then describe it in detail from memory. In this case, your mind would be like a camera taking photos of anything you need to know. Unfortunately, all perfect memory takes some conscious effort and photographic memory is a myth.

The SEE Principle

Use your S – Senses: there are only five ways to get anything into your brain, and that is through sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste. When you utilize your senses you experience more of life and you remember more.

E – Exaggeration: what is easier to remember: a strawberry that is normal size or one the size of a house? Make your images larger or smaller than life. What is more memorable: an elephant or an elephant wearing a pink bikini?

E – Energize: give your pictures action. Would you rather watch a movie of your holiday or a slide show? What creates more feeling in your imagination: a horse standing still or a horse that is running and moving?

The greatest secret of a powerful memory is to bring information to life with your endless imagination. Take responsibility for your memory.

Chapter 6. Use your car to remember

We have just learned to bring information to life by turning information into pictures or mind movies. Now we need to learn to create files, for pictures, from our long-term memory. This will assist us in remembering new information.

These systems require you to think differently. I always think it is amazing how people want to improve their memory and concentration, but they do more of the same thing and expect a different result. You have to do different, to become different.

The method that I will share with you now is called, The Car Method.

Chapter 7. Use your body to remember

But before I get ahead of myself, let me demonstrate how to remember these intelligences with another system. It is called, The Body Method. It is similar to The Car Method, but this time we are using parts of our body to store the new information.

  • Creative intelligence.
  • Personal intelligence.
  • Social intelligence.
  • Spiritual intelligence
  • Physical intelligence
  • Sensual intelligence.
  • Sexual intelligence
  • Numerical intelligence.
  • Spatial intelligence.
  • Verbal intelligence.

Chapter 8. Pegging information down

Have you ever had this experience, you smell something and instantly your memory takes you back to another time? The smell is a link to the experience. Or, you hear a song and a whole stream of memories are released from your mind?

We can consciously take control of this reminder principle to create another system for our memory skills toolbox. This is the first system that I ever learned, and it introduced me to my memory potential.

It worked so well that it seemed like a trick and ever since that day I have been hooked on the power of my memory. I hope it has a similar effect for you. It is called, The Peg Method of memory.

We are going to explore the power of your associative mind. We are going to learn two new peg methods of memory. The first is called The Rhyming Peg Method and the other The Shape Peg Method

Chapter 9. In the first place

The system that you are about to discover is the most incredible tool you will ever learn. It will help you grow in ways that you could never imagine. It is so simple, it has been around for 2500 years, and yet few have harnessed its potential. You can use this system to remember any information and mountains of it. It takes practice, but once you use it you will never look back.

Chapter 10. Linking thoughts

In the previous chapters we learned to bring information to life, and to store it in a long-term memory compartment system.

Now in this chapter we are going to learn to link more thoughts together. It is a way to direct attention and to strengthen your imagination and your ability to associate concepts. Your mind is an associating machine and it has no limits.

Chapter 11. Remembering names

There is no such thing as a good or bad memory for names, there is only a good or a bad strategy. In this chapter you are going to learn strategies that can make a huge difference to your name memory. Make a commitment today to improve; it is a commitment that will provide you with numerous benefits and save you from many embarrassing situations.

Now if you want to remember names like a memory master you have to focus on the four Cs:

  • Concentrate
  • Create
  • Connect
    • Comparison Connection
    • Face Connection
    • Meeting Location Connection
  • Continuous use

Chapter 12. Remembering numbers

Numbers have become an important part of our lives, yet no one has shown us how to remember them. You can use external memory devices to remember numbers and you can choose to outsource your brain.

But if you are in business and you can recall facts and figures without referring to your ‘external brain’ or notes, then it builds trust and certainty. When you remember facts and figures it builds confidence in your memory, it builds mental strength, and it is like gym for your brain.

We could use The Number Shape method to hold on to smaller numbers, but the method I am about to show you has so many more possibilities and applications.

Chapter 13. Art in memory

In this chapter, I want to show you the power of turning information into art. All of the systems taught in this book can be enhanced by turning them into a drawing, painting or picture. When you use more of your creativity you will be using more of your memory.

It is a very simple method – you take information and you simply turn it into some form of art, and the information is remembered forever. It grabs your attention and your mind won’t let go.

Any information can be represented as a drawing, painting, photograph or sculpture. Make an effort to turn key information that you need for your life into a picture so that you will be able to easily see it in your mind’s eye. Use art to remember… and have fun!

Chapter 14. Using the methods

In this chapter I want to share with you how you can adapt the methods to remember almost anything. I will give you short guidelines on how to remember information word-for-word, remember presentations, how to get rid of your absent-mindedness, remember playing cards, and how to remember anything that you choose to study.

  1. Remembering written information word-for-word
  2. Presenting from memory
  3. Absent minds
  4. Remembering playing cards
  5. Studying anything

Part 3. Continuous use

Habits begin as offhanded remarks, ideas and images. And then, layer upon layer, through practice, they grow from cobwebs into cables that shackle or strengthen our lives.” ~ Denis Waitley

Chapter 15. Self-discipline

There has never-ever been an undisciplined world champion. Our rewards are always directly proportional to our efforts. It sometimes takes years of training to develop abilities in the area in which we would like to achieve success.

People say, “That person has such a talent,” but they never look down the road to see how many hours have been spent training. If you want to master the skills that you have learned in this book, or if you want to master anything, you need self-discipline.

Self-discipline is not self-deprivation. It is about raising your standards and going for and being more.

There are four keys to creating more self-discipline in your life and the first one is:

  1. Create a vision
  2. Make a decision
  3. Stop listening to your feelings
  4. Daily action

Chapter 16. Review to renew

It has been estimated that two years after leaving school, the average person only remembers three weeks’ worth of lessons. Think about it in your own life. Do you still remember all those theorems? That means that after twelve years all you have left is three weeks. The average person that passes a test today would never pass that same test four weeks later. Final exams are really final!

I have found that if you review your information in a specified time frame you increase recall. If you repeat it after ten minutes of learning the information it will remain in your memory for at least an hour. The first review should always be done backwards. Reviewing images backwards helps you to remember them more effectively.


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Product details

  • Print Length: 189 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: TCK Publishing; 2 edition (January 26, 2014)
  • Publication Date: January 26, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00I3QS1XQ