"When you start to have confidence in your memory, it changes your perspective on everything." - Nelson Dellis
Nelson Dellis, 4x USA Memory Champion and Alzheimer’s activist, joins The Brink of Midnight Podcast with John Brenkus.
In this device and app-laden landscape of our day to day lives, when was the last time you aimed to remember a phone number or directions, or do some simple math relying only on your memory? While we are using our brains in new ways, we’ve also let our memory muscles go, having the ability to record, remind, and navigate through the ease of technology.
Nelson Dellis wants to help and believes that developing memory is the ultimate act of being present. Being able to focus, limit distractions, and use the “awesome computer” in our heads not only helps us make more meaningful memories, but multiplies those we make and keeps our brains healthy.
Nelson is a sought after author (“Remember It!”) and consultant, appearing on FOX’s Superhuman, the TODAY Show, CNN, OWN, NatGeo and many more outlets in addition to working with Fortune 500 companies, schools and universities, and professional athletes. His work is recommended by Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Maria Shriver, founder of the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement. By the end of this episode, you’ll even be able to put into practice his memory tips!
Inspired to learn and develop memory strategies after his grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Nelson also combined his passion for mountaineering with raising awareness of and funding for Alzheimer’s research through his charity Climb For Memory. His list of ascents is impressive, including Cotopaxi, Denali, Khumbu, Matterhorn, Mt Blanc and near Everest summits. He brings along those looking to make an impact, grow, and literally reach new heights in their lives!
Get ready to use your brain in an impactful, practical, and calming way!
NELSON’S WORDS OF WISDOM
“I have a clever way of working hard.”
“When big goals seem far away, you have to set micro goals and chip away at them every day.”
“The nice thing about having a good memory is that you can put away your devices and apps for a moment. In fact you have to if you want to really use your brain.”
“Developing your memory depends on really being in the present.”
“All memory is, is paying attention.”
“When you start to have confidence in your memory, it changes your perspective on everything.”
“Use the awesome computer in your head!”
NELSON’S PROJECTS + CHARITABLE WORK
Book: Remember It
Climb For Memory is a non-profit charity aimed at raising awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s disease by climbing mountains around the world.
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