Become smarter: emotional intelligence, logic, wisdom & more
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IQ, emotional intelligence, wisdom, philosophy, being worldly, logic, how to be creative, combo of memory & intelligence
4.7 (9 ratings)
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Created by Alex Genadinik
Last updated 7/2017
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  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 37 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You will raise your emotional intelligence
  • You will learn how to be wiser
  • You will learn logic and understand how to learn philosophy
  • You will be able to use the combination of ways to get smarter and get ahead at work and in society
  • You will handle every work and social situation more effectively
  • You will handle stress better
  • You will have better days emotionally and in what you achieve during each day
  • As you learn to manage your emotional states, you will also be happier, have more positive emotional states, and less negative emotional states
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  • Please speak enough English to follow the course because there is no subtitles
  • Please be open to trying the strategies I am showing and explaining in the course

This is a unique and comprehensive course that will help you improve many facets of your intelligence and make you smarter and wiser.

You will learn:

  • Emotional intelligence
  • Connection of memory and intelligence
  • How to be more creative
  • How to be more worldly
  • IQ and whether you can raise it
  • How to keep your brain healthy
  • The 7-intelligences theory
  • Logical fallacies

By the end of this course, you will have a fantastic view of what it takes a person to be smarter. You will be able to fill in the blanks within your own intelligence, and take the necessary steps to becoming a wiser individual.

Sign up for this unique course, and improve the quality of your life by making yourself more intelligent.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to be smarter
  • People who are looking to improve themselves
  • People interested in the full scope of what it means to be intelligent
  • People interested in emotional intelligence, IQ, wisdom, and being more worldly
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Curriculum For This Course
44 Lectures
1 Lecture 02:24
IQ (Intelligent Quotient)
4 Lectures 08:20

Compares an individuals results with other people who are the same age.

The intelligence quotient (IQ) is a measure of intelligence that is adjusted for age. The Wechsler Adult lntelligence Scale (WAIS) is the most widely used IQ test for adults. Brain volume, speed of neural transmission, and working memory capacity are related to IQ.

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If you wanted to become more intelligent (not just iQ) and train your brain to work faster and more efficiently, then you instead need to

1) Train your working memory 

2) Use physical coordination challenges to stimulate your brain to grow new brain cells through the production of brain derived neurotrophic factor, a type of growth hormone that produces new brain cells. 

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17 Lectures 01:15:07

Whoever studies EQ has advantage because almost no one ever studies it.

- Emotions influence behavior so knowing which emotions you have and how to channel them will help you have more positive emotions and more benefitial behavior

- You talk to yourself differently when u r happy or sad. You see the same situation diff when angry or happy.- There is an emotional element to every human interaction!

Intro to EQ - most people don't develop or pay attention to it

- Knowing what we are feeling and why we are feeling it, and how to best channel those feelings.

- Being able to pinpoint to see how you think and feel, where it came from and how it may impact you and others.

- Differentiate what you see/hear/experience and your interpretation of it


- Handling distressing emotions in a positive way so that they don't cripple you or lead you to destructive actions

- Mood management: ability to shake off bad moods and get into productive moods

- Self-motivation: ability to get yourself to do productive tasks. How good are you at doing things you don't like doing?

- Moods are contagious. Lead with necessary moods and transfer them onto people rather than being passive and have things develop. So make sure you don't have bad moods like anxiety because as a leader you can make that mood permeate the organization.

- Angry or anxious or irritated? Slow yourself down.

- Tension is first stage of anger arousal. Stressors that might lead you to flip out one day are no big deal another day when you are relaxed


1) With whom?

2) What interactions?

3) If you have to think about it - then clueless and didn't put much thought into it

4) If not hopefulness/enthusiasm, how do you create it?

Self awareness exercise: what emotions do you experience during the workday?

Self-control: making you do things you avoid doing

- Four elements of relaxation: quiet environment, physically comfortable, have a word you associate with relaxation and tell it to yourself, have a generally relaxed and passive attitude.

4 elements of relaxing the mind to steer it from negative emotions

1) You understand how the other person sees the world - their mental model

2) Emotional empathy - immediate felt sense of what's going on with the other person

3) Empathic concern - not just knowing how you feel and think, but I am also predisposed to help.

Best leaders have all 3 kinds of empathy.

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How I use empathy in sales

Emotions leak out through these:

E - eye contact, initial connection

M - muscles of facial expression and a roadmap of human emotion

P - posture - signals approach and avoid signals

A - Affect - expressed emotions. Try to label and identify people's emotions

T - Tone - you can tell a lot from the tone

H - Hearing - hearing the whole person and also understanding the full context of where/how people live

Y - Your response - our inner experiences and feelings mirror those of others

We are wired for empathy because our survival depends on it. 

Helen Riess

1) Listen and ask questions. Dont' interrupt, decrease your social anxiety, slow down the conversation and focus on the between the lines. 

2) Mix open ended questions and specific questions

3) Reflect quietly

Empathy acronym and reinforcement of what we learned

DONT INVALIDATE: don't tell people to do or feel this or that. Also don't change the subject or doze off or look disinterested.

Empathy don'ts

EQ test

- Anger can lead to outbursts or channeling to do better

- Anxiety can be used to get people to do more faster

Bad emotions: dejection, depression (optimism is opposite of depression), disappointment

- Good emotions: confidence, optmism, tenacity, enthusiasm

The same emotions can have varying outcomes

1) Identify and ackgnowledge the feeling of anger 

2) Identify exactly what's wrong

3) Take time out or slow things down to give yourself physical time to decrease anger

4) Were some expectations not met? Were those expectations realistic? Could there be a good reason for expectations not being met? Did you expect too much?

5) Check for distorted thinking

6) Take advice from a trusted person to gain perspective

7) When possible, constructively express what's wrong

8) Ask if the impact experienced is what the other person intended

9) Use problem solving to change the root cause of what caused the wrong.

Managing anger

Dejection due to a letdown - 

1) Ackgnowledge and identify emotion

2) Identify the root - what expectations were not met?

3) Tune into self statements and use motivational statements

4) Generate humor

5) Use support system

6) Problem solve to see how this can be solved

7) Reassess goals

7) Identify an action activity so that you can regain new optimism and move forward

Handling dejection

1) Acknowledge the state of fear

2) Identify the nature of the threat

3) If possible, reframe fear as less intense feeling of concern

4) Reference previous experiences where the fear seemed bad but turned out not to be bad

5) Problem solving to make the fear go away or sidestepped

6) Evaluate risk of fear happening or alternatives

7) Seek help from support system or someone in charge

Dealing with fear

Positive and ready to act.

1) Akgnowledge emotion

2) Slow down - it can cause you to overestimate and be overly optimistic

3) Look at realistic limitations

4) Take advice

5) Does current enthusiasm match long-term intentions?

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1) Learn to listen to how you talk to yourself - attributes? slow?fast? 

- Exercise: listen to yourself talk to yourself about the thing that is holding you back. Can you reverse it and make the language more positive and confident and can-do? Why not?

2) Use your thoughts as instructional self-statements. Make statements to tell yourself to change your everyday script. Remind yourself that you have alternative ways to talk to yourself.and practice it. It is a subconscious habit.

3) What intention do you have? What tasks do you do to accomplish your intention. Throw away everything else.

4) Learn to relax on que

How to apply emotional intelligence
Logic, reasoning and critical thinking
3 Lectures 15:24
Inductive and deductive reasoning

Everyday logical fallacies we encounter in conversations

1) Objectively choose best sources of information and weed out assumptions.

More everyday logical fallacies
1 Lecture 10:17

1) Realizing that we don't know what we don't know

2) Accumulation of knowledge and experience and conclusions and being able to apply that in adventageous ways.

3) All of us are wise about some things and foolish about other things

4) Implied wholeness rather than scattered pieces of knowledge

5) Knowing who you are, knowing what's important

6) Smart at life

7) Make smart decisions

8) Get yourself to the point where there is lack of bias. Ability to make objective judgements.

9) Seeking of truth rather than any specific outcome

10) Not right/wrong, right/left but nuanced and realistic

11) Process and understand emotions, but not be at the whim of the emotions, but control them and use them as clues and guide posts to what's right for you.

12) Foresight and ability to think ahead

What is wisdom?
Memory and intelligence
1 Lecture 06:47
1 Lecture 07:55

1) Some answers

2) More questions

3) Reasoning and problem solving

4) Understanding history and evolution of ideas

How philosophy helps
Diet and exercise for brain health
4 Lectures 15:14

Exercise helps directly by releasing chemicals and reducing inflammation and indirectly, stimulates new brain cell growth, relieve stress and anxiety

Brain health basics

1) Stay hydrated

2) Salt helps - low salt levels can hurt your short term memory

3) No exessive sugar

4) Alcohol has a negative impact on your short and long-term memory (small amounts is ok and even benefitial)

1) Whole grans for energy to function properly. Don't give it bad carbs.

2) Fish for omega3 like Salmon, Macrel, Herring and Trout

3) Omega3 supplement pills or nuts and flaxseed and walnuts

4) Anti-inflammatory diet - green tea, berries and even dark chocolate.

5) B6, B12 and Folic Acid foods

Diets: what to eat and drink

Only emotion processing, no language. We have to tune into the emotions coming from it.

How to keep your brain sharp long-term

Significant physiological changes to your whole body.

During stress, adrenal glands get activated, body takes on the fight or flight mode, and only looks for essentials and everything else gets disregarded or adds to stess.

Brain supresses your pre-frontal cortex, which is the part of the brain that does the thinking. So you just emotionally react.

Chronic stress can shrink your brain volume over time. Stress can kill brain cells, especially in areas of the brain connected with memory or learning. Creates extra fear and anxiety. It reinforces the stress from original cause of stress.

Brain can depleate your brain of nutrients/chemicals and make your brain sluggish and inefficient.

Causes difficulty to focus, learning, concentrating, poor sleep, racing thoughts and anxirty,,

Brain and stress
How to be worldly
1 Lecture 05:18
How to become more worldly and truly educated, quickly
2 Lectures 08:07

- Singular task

- Engaged, motivated and interested.

- What you are doing and your skills are adequately challenged to the point that you can still do the task

- You are not overstressed and not too overwhelmed

Ideal focus

1) Sensory distractors

2) Emotional distractos

Best state of focus, sometimes referred to as flow
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About the Instructor
Alex Genadinik
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Love helping you succeed: 90,000 students & 100 courses

3-time best selling Amazon author, creator of top entrepreneur mobile apps, and host of a popular business and marketing channel on YouTube.

I am the creator of the Problemio business apps which are some of the top mobile apps for planning and starting a business with 1,000,000+ downloads across iOS, Android and Kindle.

I am also an author of three business books (marketing to reach 1,000,000 people, on starting a business, and on the mobile app business).

I am also a business coach. On my apps and in my private coaching practice I have helped over 1,000 entrepreneurs. That means I can probably help you quite a bit as well.

My areas of expertise are mobile apps, software engineering, marketing (SEO and social), and entrepreneurship.

I created over 100 courses on Udemy with 90,000+ students by whom I am humbled and who I try to help any way I can!