Have you ever had your IQ tested? Was it high?

Has having a high IQ correlated to more income? Wealth? Happiness? Emotional stability?

Probably not.

That's because how logically intelligent you are is only part of the puzzle.

You see, as you go through life, you'll realize that the 80/20 rule is in full effect.

It comes from an Italian Economist called Pareto, and has become the topic of a lot of discussion in the entrepreneurial community lately. But it applies to everyone, from all walks of life, whether they realize it or not.

In any endeavor, 80% of the results come from 20% of the efforts. That's the whole effect in a nutshell.

Sometimes, it's more like 90/10 or even as drastic as 99/1.

80% of the popularity of a post comes from marketing, 20% from the actual content itself.

And in the context of emotions vs logic, or psychology vs strategy, 80% of the game is won or lost in the mindset of the player, the emotional intelligence.

The ability to lead oneself to greater heights, and in turn lead others. The most certain one influences the less certain.

The most emotionally intelligent person finds a way, where the most logical person might give up, or see taking a chance as too risky in the first place.

The most emotionally intelligent person leads people. Helps them become their best selves. Understands their customers the best. Adds the most possible value. Is least attached to their ideas, and most committed to finding the right ideas and executing on them.

They will win because their what and why are the strongest, so the how becomes a mere detail.

In this short video, I dive into the importance of emotional intelligence, citing the key takeaways I've learned through my own journey to the realm of pure logic and back. I'll give you some actionable takeaways that will change your life for the better, forever.

So click play and put your headphones in.

How To Become Emotionally Intelligent

Further Reading:

Why You Need Emotional Intelligence to Succeed

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Dr. Travis Bradbury

Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ by Daniel Goleman

How to Be Emotionally Intelligent– NY Times article by Daniel Goleman

Emotional Intelligence: A Practical Guide to Making Friends with Your Emotions and Raising Your EQ by Ian Tuhovsky

Why Emotional Learning May Be As Important As The ABCs – NPR