How to Hack Your Memory

"Memory techniques are all about imagination and you can train that very well. Even if you say "I don't have a great imagination", everyone has an imagination, we just sometimes need to get unstuck from our stiffness of not having used it."-Chris Pimmer

We have all been there; you are at an event, you're going around meeting new people, you have a lengthy conversation with a new acquaintance, but you instantly forget their name. It can be embarrassing, and you can feel guilty for not paying close enough attention, but it doesn't have to be this way.

Memory is like a muscle, without being trained regularly, it can weaken. With practice and going back to your childhood imagination skills, you can enhance your memory.

Today we are back with Chris Pimmer to discuss how to hack your memory. Chris has used techniques from mental athletes to learn languages, memorize a deck of cards, quotes, and general memory tasks.

Listen to today's episode to learn how to use rooms in our home to increase the accuracy of our memory.


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Show Notes:

Memory Palace: McDonald's

1. Parking Lot 2. Door 3. Bathroom door 4. Tables 5. Counter 6. Straw and Napkin Box 7. Cashier 8. Offerings Screens 9. Drive through order 10. Drive through delivery window


One Bun Attitude Two Shoe Priorities Three Tree Health Four Door Family Five Hive Thinking Six Sticks Commitment Seven Heaven Finances Eight Gate Faith Nine Whine Relationships Ten Hen Generosity Eleven Kevin Value Twelve Shelf Growth


One of my very good friends told me to buy a book about memory techniques you hadn't read it himself. I thought at the time he did and he was telling me to buy this book because he thought it was so good. But no he just thought it was the memory world champion at the time for the team the team memory champion of the world. And he just thought that would interest me. And I bought the book I read the first couple pages and. Left it alone. Never looked at it again until 2016 I started to record my first online video courses. And I started to write books. And I wanted a better method.


And in the book, it talks about a technique which is called The Memory Palace. And late in 2016, I started to learn about memory palaces. I made my own in the book he suggests you use your apartment. And you take in every room you take five memorable spots like for example in my bathroom. I have the radiator and I have a towel. I have. A washing sink.


So the first step was assigning each suit like a category and then each card an image within that category. And then how do you link the order together.


Using one thing per station means you can easily also go backward or start in the middle and go either way wherever you want to go. So even though you have a fixed order you can start anywhere within that order and always go from there. Like for example I've I shuffled a deck of cards and I can tell you either forward or backward. If you want to.


And in this rhyme technique that impact technique that I'm going to do with you. You can use any rhyme that you want that worked well for you. And again we're back to where we said in the first part of the interview about quality it's always important to take what is best for you not for everybody else use what others say or give as an idea as a template and work from there to find your own way.


It'll help you. And afterward, we do a review like we said before. Testing you. And if there is an error we will be able to find that error where you probably could have. Had a different image that would have helped you more or why an image didn't help you and why another one didn't help you see that the next one five thinking.


I wanted to share a memory powers that potentially everyone can use. I created one for everyone. Because it might help with setting up something yourself. And I'm using McDonald's as an example because I assume most people have ever. Most people have been to McDonald's before maybe even more than once.