Unlimited Memory - Kevin Horsley

This book is for anyone who wants to remember and utilize the information they read in their daily life. It's perfect for people who read a lot and struggle with retaining what they've learned.

Unlimited Memory - Kevin Horsley

🎨 Impressions

I consider myself lucky to have chosen this book as my first read because it has enlightened me about the possibility of improving my reading comprehension and memory retention. I used to hold onto self-limiting beliefs that my memory was poor or limited, but now I understand that with the right techniques and consistent practice, anyone can enhance their memory skills.

The book offers valuable insights into memory improvement, and I found the car and number methods particularly effective for remembering essential information. While it can be challenging to create mental images to aid long-term memory at first, the effort pays off in the long run. Personally, I prefer to jot down important information, use the car method, and attach a vivid and extravagant mental image to cement it in my mind for future recall.

How I Discovered It

I stumbled upon this book while browsing through the free titles available for download on my Kindle. The book turned out to be an enjoyable and engaging read, and its length was just right for me.

However, I must admit that the book contains exercises that may be challenging for some readers, particularly those who are not accustomed to them. Nevertheless, I firmly believe that the time and effort spent practicing these exercises are well worth it.

Personally, I have found the exercises to be incredibly beneficial, and I make a conscious effort to practice them every day. While it may take some time to master the techniques, the payoff in terms of improved memory and retention skills is invaluable.

Who Should Read It?

This book is for anyone who wants to remember and utilize the information they read in their daily life. It's perfect for people who read a lot and struggle with retaining what they've learned. The book emphasizes the importance of regular review and practice to reinforce what has been learned and make it stick in the long run. If you're looking to improve your memory and retention skills, this book is a great place to start.

☘️ How the Book Changed Me

  1. When I'm working on a task, I try to stay present and focused instead of getting distracted. It's natural to want to wander and lose concentration, but when that happens, I remind myself to start small and fully engage with the work at hand.
  2. I often remind myself that I have a natural ability to concentrate and retain information, and that my memory is capable of amazing things.
  3. I think it's important to understand that having exceptional concentration doesn't necessarily come from taking pills or supplements. Rather, it requires a willingness to learn, developing a method that works for me, and having the self-discipline to stick to it.
  4. One thing I try to do is regularly ask myself how my memory is serving me at the present moment. This helps me to be more mindful of my memory's strengths and weaknesses and find ways to improve it as needed.
  5. I believe that both concentration and happiness are skills that can be improved with practice. By consistently working on these skills, I can gradually enhance my ability to focus and maintain a positive mindset, which can ultimately lead to a more fulfilling and enjoyable life.
  6. It's important to have a clear idea of what motivates us to learn and grow. For instance, if I'm interested in creating a coffee marketplace that caters to the masses, then learning skills like coding, website development, and productivity can help me achieve that goal. So, I always ask myself how each material or skill I'm learning can contribute to my overall objectives. This way, I stay motivated and focused on the bigger picture.
  7. When I feel bored, I try to cultivate curiosity by asking myself how what I'm doing is relevant and applicable to my life at the moment. By doing this, I find that I am able to stay engaged and interested in my work.
  8. Instead of worrying about "what if" scenarios, I try to focus on "what should I do" in order to take actionable steps towards achieving my goals.
  9. When learning something new, I try to get creative and use my imagination. I use the SEE principle, which stands for senses, exaggeration, and energize. This helps me make connections and engage with the material in a more fun and memorable way.
  10. Learning is not a hierarchy, but rather it is about making connections and associations between different pieces of information.
  11. Using memory aids like associating information with familiar objects, such as using a car or a shoe as a reference, can help convert numbers to words and words to images for easier recall.
  12. A great presentation starts with an attention-grabbing introduction and ends with a memorable conclusion.
  13. In order to have the energy and motivation to learn, I need to have a clear vision of my goals and what I want to achieve.
  14. When I have strong reasons for doing something and avoid making excuses, it can create a motive within me to take action. When I take action, it can lead to a sense of motivation and drive. As the saying goes, "motive with action creates motivation."
  15. I try not to say "I will do this tomorrow" because it creates a loop in my mind. When tomorrow comes, the loop repeats and I trick myself into thinking that I will do it when I feel like it. This approach doesn't work, so I try to take action as soon as possible.
  16. Our attention tends to follow our energy, so if I can muster up the energy to tackle a task I don't feel like doing, I often find that my attention will naturally follow. Making the decision to commit to my vision and ignore feelings of resistance can be really helpful in getting me past those initial hurdles.

✍️ My Top Quotes

  • Wherever you are, be there.
  • Argue for your limitations and, sure enough, they’re yours.
  • Just because you can’t do something well doesn’t mean it is impossible.
  • Busyness is sometimes just procrastination in disguise.
  • Your mind never wanders away; it only moves towards more interesting and outstanding things.
  • There are no uninteresting things, only uninterested people.
  • If you want to cure boredom, be curious. If you’re curious, nothing is a chore; it’s automatic – you want to study. Cultivate curiosity, and life becomes an unending study of joy.
  • Remember that a person's name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language
  • Interest level is measured by how much you remember.
  • Memory is the diary that we all carry about with us.
  • Remembering names is easy when you associate the name with the outstanding facial features
  • Making excuses for your absent-mindedness doesn’t solve anything.
  • Chaos is the sexiest excuse for laziness ever invented
  • Learning new information isn't helpful unless it can be recalled later. Anything that increases one's memory power increases access to everything learned
  • This is memory gym, the more you work with it the more your overall memory will improve.
  • If you choose to believe in limits you will live a limited life.
  • Discipline is remembering what you want.
  • Motives in action creates motivation
  • Self-discipline is the ability to make yourself do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.

πŸ“’ Summary + Notes

  • If you focus your thoughts on something, your energy will flow in that direction.
  • You can become really good at concentrating by being eager to learn, finding a method that works for you, and practicing self-discipline.
  • Improving your concentration and memory isn't limited by your abilities, but rather by how much time and effort you dedicate to it.
  • Conflict is the opposite of concentration.β€Œ

Concentration Training

  • Learn how to discover inner peace and cultivate the ability to live in the present moment.
  • Learning to be silent and still can help you develop the ability to listen and absorb information with an open mind.

Eliminating Conflict

  • You have the power to control your inner voice, and it's important to only agree with the positive one because your inner voice is the center of your focus and control.
  • Stop multitasking and focus on one task at a time to improve your concentration.
  • To engage and be present with information, use the "PIC" tips:

P - Purpose: approach learning with a specific goal in mind.β€Œβ€Œβ€Œβ€Œβ€Œβ€Œ
I - Interest: focus on topics that interest you, as it makes your mind β€Œβ€Œ more alert and helps you stay disciplined and focused. Avoid topics that bore you as they can lead to procrastination and hesitation. Ask yourself, "How does this information help me achieve my goals?"β€Œβ€Œβ€Œβ€Œβ€Œβ€Œ
C - Curiosity: ask yourself why specific information is relevant to you β€Œβ€Œ and how you can apply it to improve your work.

  • Eliminate worry by changing your mindset from "what if" to "what β€Œβ€Œ would I do." For example, change "what if I lose my job" to "what would I do if I lost my job?" Create a mental procedure movie instead of an emotional one.
  • You can learn faster by using creativity to approach everything you learn.

Enhancing creativity by SEE principle

  • S - Senses: sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste - to enhance your learning experience.
  • E - Exageration: to create vivid mental images that are more memorable and engaging.
  • E - Energies: Add energy and emotion to your mental images to make them more impactful and memorable.

Memory Method

  1. Car Method
  2. Body Method
  3. Peg Method
  4. Shape System

Remembering Names Method

  1. Concentrate - Listen carefully and take a genuine interest in the other person's name.
  2. Create - Create a mental image or association with the name. Spend around 20 seconds thinking of an image or association that will help you remember the name.
  3. Connect - Connect the new name to a known face or familiar object using the image or association you created in step two. This will help you remember the name better.

How to connect?

  1. Association - Make a connection between the person and a name you already know, such as their hair or eye color.
  2. Facial Feature - Create a mental link between the person's name and a distinctive feature on their face, like associating "Janice" with her blue eyes by imagining a chain of ice flying out of them.
  3. Location - Use the location where you first met the person as a mental cue to remember their name.
  4. Repetition - Repeatedly use the person's name in conversation to help reinforce your memory of it.

Remembering Number Method

  • Give number a meaning, turn it into words and then images
  • Filler/blank = A, E, I, O, U
  • Filler/blank = W, H, Y
  • 0 = S, Z, C (s sounds like the hissing of a wheel)
  • 1 = T, D
  • 2 = N
  • 3 = M
  • 4 = R
  • 5 = L
  • 6 = J, Sh
  • 7 = K, C, Ck
  • 8 = F, V
  • 9 = B, P
  • 10 = S sound


  • When your brain remembers how to have fun, learning and life become more enjoyable.
  • Mind maps are a helpful way to organize information and see the big picture.
  • The iMindMap software is a great tool for thinking and brainstorming.
  • Memory works by connecting keywords with corresponding images, which helps in recalling information more effectively.

Impactful Presentation

  1. Make sure your introduction and conclusion leave a lasting impact.
  2. Use the FLOOR concept to structure your presentation:

F - Start with an attention-grabbing introduction.
L - End with a memorable conclusion.
O - Include outstanding information that stands out to your audience.
O - Create a personal connection or "own link" with your audience.
R - Repeat key information to reinforce your message.

Remembering Card Method

  1. Create a mental journey consisting of 52 places and associate each place with a character or link the cards together.
  2. Alternatively, the card system can also work with items instead of actions, if possible.

Card Refference

Diamond reference

  • A – Date (Ace is 1)
  • 2 – Dan
  • 3 – Dam
  • 4 – Door
  • 5 – Deal
  • 6 – Dish
  • 7 – Duck
  • 8 – Dove
  • 9 – Deep
  • 10 – Dice (10 will be zero, s sound)
  • J – Diamond (Jacks will always be the image of the suite)
  • Q – Deam (With Queens we use a rhyming word) eam
  • K – Ding (With Kings we use a word with β€˜ing’ in it)

Heart reference

  • A – Hat
  • 2 – Hen
  • 3 – Ham
  • 4 – Hair
  • 5 – Hail
  • 6 – Hash (hash brown)
  • 7 – Hack
  • 8 – Hoof
  • 9 – Hoop
  • 10 – House
  • J – Heart (Jacks will always be the image of the suite)
  • Q – Your queen of hearts (E.g. Princes Diana)
  • K – Hinge (With Kings we use a word with β€˜ing’ in it)

Spades references

  • A – Sit
  • 2 – Sun
  • 3 – Sam (Uncle Sam)
  • 4 – Sir
  • 5 – Seal
  • 6 – Sash
  • 7 – Sack
  • 8 – Safe
  • 9 – Soap
  • 10 – Seas
  • J – Spade (Jacks will always be the image of the suite)
  • Q – Steam (With Queens we use a rhyming word) eam
  • K – Sing (With Kings we use a word with β€˜ing’ in it)

Club references

  • A – Cat
  • 2 – Can
  • 3 – Camo (camouflage)
  • 4 – Car
  • 5 – Coal
  • 6 – Cash
  • 7 – Cake
  • 8 – Cafe
  • 9 – Cap
  • 10 – Case
  • J – Club (Jacks will always be the image of the suite)
  • Q – Cream (With Queens we use a rhyming word) eam
  • K – King (With Kings we use a word with β€˜ing’ in it)
  • Have a strong P I C before studying (purpose, interest, curiosity)
  • Goals are never impossible if you have the self discipline to stick to them.

Creating Self Discipline Method

  1. Visualize your day - in the morning, focus on the positive things that will happen throughout the day to boost your energy.
  2. Your attention follows your energy - if you have a strong vision and really want something, you'll have the self-discipline to achieve it.
  3. Make a commitment - decide and commit to living your life in a certain way, and eliminate other possibilities.
  4. Ignore your feelings - practice self-discipline by doing what needs to be done, when it needs to be done, regardless of how you feel. Don't put things off until tomorrow or make excuses like "I just don't feel like it." This will only lead to a never-ending loop. Instead, just do it, as you would with exercise.


  1. Dedicate time to practicing memory training consistently, even if you don't feel like it. With discipline, it can become a skill.
  2. Taking action is what life rewards, so practice self-discipline.
  3. Memories fade over time without consistent practice or renewal.
  4. Memory is like a muscle - the more you use it, the stronger it gets. Regular reviews are essential for long-term retention.
  5. Reversing the order of images can be a helpful technique for more effective recall.
  6. Assigning memories to specific locations or objects can help make them more permanent, and regular review is key.
  7. Make information memorable by connecting it to something outstanding, and reviewing regularly to strengthen learning.
  8. Always review your learning to solidify your understanding and prevent forgetting.
  9. Let go of self-limiting beliefs and use the SEE principles to improve memory retention.

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