How in the world did I end up as a record-setting memory athlete and world-renowned public speaker? It's been an interesting journey:
When I was 17 years old, I ran away to join the circus (with my parents' support, of course!). It's been a wild ride ever since.
I wrote my first two books in the 1990s about my career in performing. Shortly after that, I retired from performing. I settled down, bought a house, and began successful careers as first a real estate agent, then a financial planner.
After years of sitting in an office, I had had enough. I wanted back into a life of adventure...but I still wanted to do something important. I've always found purpose in helping people. How could I combine my interests in personal finance with my love of performing? I decided to write a show about math in everyday life and help children understand the importance of needs and wants, how and why to save money, where money comes from and goes, budgeting, etc. I gave my notice at my financial planning office, took six months to write and perfect the show, and then started performing school assembly shows, helping kids learn the essentials of personal finance.
Then...I turned 40. My mind started slipping. I'd walk into a room and realize I had forgotten why I was there. This led to research and experimentation to see if an ordinary guy could improve his memory. I learned some techniques, developed a few of my own, and started competing as a memory athlete. (Yes, I'm one of the nerds who has turned memorizing into a competitive sport!)
My memory improved so much that I knew I had to share what I had discovered and created, so I wrote both a show for students and a show for adults about how amazingly easy it is to remember better.
Which brings us to today. I write, I travel to give my presentations for students and adults, and I train my mind. I live in a cute fixer-upper house in upstate New York where the winters are long and the summers... aren't. BUT: we have a wood stove, slow internet, and clean, fresh, farm air. It's a good life.
My hope is that you enjoy my books and develop your own amazing memory. Please follow me here, or wherever you follow people (I'm on Twitter, Facebook, and my own blog at my website, www.bradzupp.com), to hear memory tips, occasional musings, or about my latest books and adventures.
- 75 Memory Hacks for Success in School, Work & Life
- By: Brad Zupp
- Narrated by: Chris Mayers
- Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
Memory athlete and coach Brad Zupp arms you with powerful techniques to boost brain power in practical situations where and when it matters most....
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