How To Read a Book a Week | Jim Kwik

How do you read one book a week? Leaders are readers. The challenge is, the average person reads
about two books a year, but the average CEO reads about four to six books a month. So, how do you get to this point where you’re
getting to one book a week? One of the reasons why I’m so excited about
reading is because if somebody has decades of experience and they put it into a book,
and you can sit down in a day or two and read that book, you can download decades of knowledge
in days. Right? So, you have such a huge advantage. So, how do you read one book a week without
speed reading? Well, here’s a secret, look at the numbers. Right? I went onto Amazon, I found out that the medium
number of words per book is about 64,000 words, and the average person… Like, we teach speed-reading all around the
world, in 150 different countries online. The average person reads about 200 words per
minute. So now, when you divide 64,000 words per book
by 200 words a minute, it comes out to be about 320 minutes, 320 minutes to get through
a book of 64,000 words. But how many words is that a day? Divide by 7, you get about 45 minutes a day,
45 minutes of reading a day, and you get through one book a week. Now, that’s much more manageable. But here’s the secret, is you have to schedule
it. You must schedule this time, because if you
say, “Oh, I’m going to read here or there,” it never really happens, because it’s more
of a dream or it’s an interest. But when you schedule it, it’s in your appointment
book, it’s in your calendar, this is time for you. It’s like time you would have with your boss
or an investor, or somebody…a family member, somebody that’s so important that you would
never cancel on that. Because you reading is a form of self-care,
and I believe that self-love and self-care is not selfish. So, you want to be a lifelong learner? Schedule 45 minutes a day. Now, if you happen to be a faster reader,
you can do it in maybe 30 minutes, or maybe 15 minutes. It doesn’t take as much as you think. And one more important point, when you’re
scheduling your reading time, make sure you schedule it around a time when you’re awake. Right? Most people use reading as a sedative late
at night, and they have this association of something that puts them to sleep. That’s not the time that you want to be able
to do it. When you’re awake, when you’re alert, schedule
it, 45 minutes a day, and you get the job done. So remember, leaders are readers. If knowledge is power, reading is your superpower. Hi, my name is Jim Kwik, and growing up I
was labeled “the boy with the broken brain”, with all these learning challenges and disabilities. And I went from that to become the world’s
leading memory and brain coach for the world’s top universities, CEOs, and celebrities. Over the past 25 years, I’ve developed all
of these strategies and techniques to unleash the power of your superbrain. I want to share these techniques and methods
with you. I hope you’ll join me. ♪ [music] ♪


  1. So step one: get a thick book
    Step two:open the book
    Step three:read the book
    I only read humongous thick books

  2. I really want to start reading books…but I’m not sure what genre of books that’d interest me…where do you suggest I start from? ..a random list of books you’ve enjoyed would be helpful…thanks☺️

  3. Does this work for text books? I read between 3 to 5 hours a day and i have many books to get through. Is this theory still valid when you have to understand concepts?

  4. Your calculation seems very stupid. An avid reader reads to get all the intricate details. He won't just go on counting the words without proper understanding.

  5. But what if i am not able to implement in real life what i read. Won't that make that reading useless and make us more stressful for not improving?

  6. hey guys you all know you can read a *REAL* (400 pages or more) book and you are going to get much more knowledge than just scrolling your eyes so you can finish fast that 80 pages book (sorry but that is just a magazine)

  7. I'm completed 1 book 1 or 2 days it depends upon a book if book is interesting like psychological fact related to the mind and life then I completed if book is not interesting then it's task for me

  8. Yes and no. You can read one page in one day…You know . As long as you think and analyse. It is worth reading this way with understanding, deep one , than reading too fast without understanding deeply. Reading is not ment to be scheduled in a competition named : «  I do a lot of things in no time in order to be more self confident, and competitive than my neighbor »… think about the Haîku… is it meant to be read quickly? No…let us not behave like students before the exams or after, I mean …. with nothing in the head after , most of the time. Do not panic instead . And read in your best armchair making a nap just after, or in your bed. And sleep. Your brain works better after. 🤓😘

  9. I was like this, not only one book in a week but two books in the week. But, this is can happen just if you haven't nothing to do in your life. No work no hanging out with friends. And after 2 months I felt so bored and tired. So, in my little experiment I think you should take your time in reading no matter how much you read in a week but what's matter is what you read and what you get from this book. How much information you learned.

  10. Curious person with free time: read a book a week? …Oh My Gosh……. That's slow… I read a book in 2-3 days BUT ONLY if I'm in the zone with the book.

  11. I read one book a week without speed reading
    50 pages a day average + some extra on weekends
    = 350< pages a week which is the size of most books

    Speed reading is a hack and it's a bad one
    You don't grasp as much info
    Specially in fiction books

  12. I do read fast but , If I read something really fast I don't understand what I just read ..i feel like I read a bunch of words 😂

  13. Does the average CEO read 4-5 books per month?

  14. I read a single book a year or two years.But if we are talking about study books like science and maths which I like(also Social studies and eng literature which I am forced to read😪) then I read around 25 to 30 books per year.

  15. What about vocabulary and understanding the meaning of a specific line or relating it with your life. Doesn't it counts time ?

  16. I am a slow reader and currently suffering from reading slumps (a kind of fever which happens to reader only)

  17. I read 2 or 3 books a week. Last year I was reading maybe 2 books a month. You just have to keep practicing and it will get easier

  18. how do you read a book a week or more? youtube AUDIO books lol CEO's are busy people… they dont have time to read, thats why they do AUDIO books at the most when they're at the gym working out or when they're jogging, driving in their car… while they're in the shower, or cooking in the kitchen, or mastering other hobbies, etc… and for those that actually read a physical book maybe they can squeeze 1/2 a book in a week but realistically 1 quarter of a book if they have a lot of things going on for them…

  19. If something doesn't feel right, it usually isn't. Trust the vibes you get. The Universe is always giving us signs to follow.

  20. CEOs and celebrities who can pay him loads of money. How about you go to Africa and spread the word there? For free!

  21. What about the learning??
    Or it's just reading….
    Reply me if anyone agree !
    I often forget what i read 10 days ago
    I want to know how to read to get more stuff.

  22. It's not about fast reading of book faster, it's about reading the writer's mind set and understanding the purpose of writing it…

    It's not fewi "Kwik" to fix(read) quick..

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