What’s more important than intelligence?

“If you’re so smart, how come you’re so broke?”

I stood in front of a mirror in 2013 and asked myself that question.

I’d always scored pretty high in IQ tests, peaking at 154 the last time I did one.

And yet, I wasn’t making any money. Not only that, but I was exhausted, grumpy and listless.

Nothing was working, and the tank was empty.

I’d lost my energy, my drive, my motivation.

Recharging my energy stores meant adopting a bunch of new habits:

  • Superhydrating by 4x-ing my water intake
  • Sleeping and rising earlier
  • Intermittent fasting
  • Eating less, generally
  • Exercising, daily

I’m certain the accumulation of those small(ish) changes put me back on the path to success.

When it comes to world-beating, energy is more important than intelligence. 


PS – Here’s an idea with both energy and intelligence behind it. Search for Jonny Hates Marketing on Spotify and listen to the audio versions of the entire Daily Brain Tattoo archive! 

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