Oct. 27, 2019

The Mojo Radio Show EP 250: Never Forget with the Memory Grandmaster - Nelson Dellis

The Mojo Radio Show EP 250: Never Forget with the Memory Grandmaster - Nelson Dellis

Nelson Dellis is a 4x USA Memory Champion and one of the leading memory experts in the world. As a Memory Champion and mountaineer, he promotes a lifestyle that combines both mental and physical fitness. Inspired by the passing of his grandmother from...


Nelson Dellis is a 4x USA Memory Champion and one of the leading memory experts in the world. As a Memory Champion and mountaineer, he promotes a lifestyle that combines both mental and physical fitness. Inspired by the passing of his grandmother from Alzheimer's, he started training his memory so that he could keep his mind active and healthy. Nelson was born with an average memory, yet he transformed himself into one of the leading competitive memorizers in the world and earned the elite title of Grandmaster of Memory.   Does memory qualify as a sport? Nelson has tried many things but never pushed on. With memory, he went chips in, total devotion. Why? Why does memory almost carry a negative vibe Where does the psychology of memory start? Many of us say "oh, I have a terrible memory." How should we think about memory in our minds? 7 4 3 9 0 3 8 9 2 4 7 1 5 6 0 3 5 2 7 8 3 6 3 4 6 8 9 2 5 7: What could Nelson see to remember the list of numbers above, forward and backwards? Who is 419? Where does fear and trust fall into the equation of memory? In 2018 Nelson lost. How does he forget a default doubt he doesn't want to remember? Is Nelson a visual learner? Does he see it in his mind to recall it? There are five people in a room. Nelson doesn't know them. What's his process to recall all five people by name? Framing a change to our attention by walking into a room and saying "I need to know this person's name." Nelson likes to feel the book when he reads, does he need to feel the cards when he is competing? When he read The Hobbit, he can remember where he was and hat he read vividly - why? Does Nelson have rituals for reading or learning something to remember and recall learnings? How does Nelson use journals and pens? Nelson got within 50 meters of the summit of Mt Everest. What's his inner dialogue when he had to turn back? When Nelson won his first major memory competition, what did he say in a quiet moment to his grandmother? The importance of silence in Nelson's world; are climbing and memory solo, silent endeavours?   LINKS Nelson Dellis Website https://www.nelsondellis.com   Top 10 Cowbell Songs of All Time https://ultimateclassicrock.com/cowbell-songs/   Athletic Greens https://athleticgreens.com/us     The Mojo Radio Show Rocktober https://www.themojoradioshow.com/rocktober-2019.html   The Mojo Radio Show http://www.themojoradioshow.com   The Mojo Radio Show on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheMojoRadioShowPodcast/   The Mojo Radio Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/themojoradioshowpodcast   The Mojo Radio Show copyright Gary Bertwistle & Darren Robertson   Products or companies we discuss are not paid endorsements. They are not sponsored by, nor do we have any professional or affiliate relationship of any kind with any of the companies or products highlighted in the show.... sadly! It’s just stuff we like, think is cool and maybe of interest to you our listeners.   “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!” ― Hunter S. Thompson, The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967