Are you “smart” enough to have THESE problems?

Jonathan Roseland
3 min readJul 29, 2022


Listen to podcast: Smart People Problems with Dr. Mark A. Smith 🎙️ Limitless Mindset Podcast #26

In this episode (coming to you from Medellin, Colombia and Ao Nang, Thailand) I’m joined by Dr. Mark Ashton Smith, we diagnose and identify actionable solutions to 20 notorious problems of smart people.

We also discuss the newest developments with IQ and fluid intelligence building software along with sharing some cool life hacks for reading more and procrastinating less and improving your conversational skills with your smartphone. Dr. Smith has a couple of blogs worth checking out, HRP Lab: Brain Health, Resilience & Performance, and IQ Mindware. Along with a consistently informative and well-written newsletter that mind hackers should subscribe to, here.

Smart people will listen to this one on the go with the Castbox app, here

In this episode we discuss

  • How smart people can deal with “evolutionarily familiar” tasks.
  • Compartmentalization of mindset.
  • The advantages of Dual N-Back training on your Android mobile device.
  • Cognitive bias blind spots.
  • Social and communication life hacks for smart people.
  • Executive Function and deception.
  • How to kick the ass of Analysis Paralysis!
  • Listener questions about increasing testosterone and what is the best gateway smart drug.

Resources and products mentioned

IQ Mindware’s brain training software — Dual N-Back Pro is my favorite

Best gateway smart drug: Piracetam

To increase testosterone: take cold showers, supplement Zinc, or T+ Testosterone Booster by Onnit Labs

Iris or F.Lux for glowing screens to protect your circadian rhythm.


The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene

Jonathan’s NDA Template

The 4-Hour Chef by Tim Ferriss


Evernote: Article Reading Life Hack

Polishing Your Communication Style by Recording Conversations on Your Smartphone

Notorious Problems of Smart People

  • Get Laid Less
  • The Ego Problem with “evolutionarily familiar” Tasks
  • The Spacing Problem of Memorization
  • Technology Addiction
  • Workaholism
  • Substance Abuse Likelihood
  • More Likely to Be a Psychopath
  • Being a Night Owl
  • Cognitive Bias Blind Spots
  • Going Deep with People
  • You Lie More
  • You Are Easier to Scam
  • Talking About Yourself
  • More Likely to be an Atheist
  • People Stealing Your Ideas
  • Being Really Book Smart but Lacking Street Smarts
  • Staying Playful
  • Being Used because You are the “Smart One”
  • Analysis Paralysis
  • Premature Aging

Soon to be an infamous hashtag! #SmartPeopleProblems


Biohacking the Fronto-Parietal Cortex 🧠 Dual N-Back Pro [Brain Training App Review]

Get smarter FAST (20 days) with this boring brain game…


‘Team Pitbull — All Night’ (feat. David Rush & Pitbull) [Starkillers Remix]

Originally published on I’m not a doctor, medical professional, or trained therapist. I’m a researcher and pragmatic biohacking practitioner exercising free speech to share evidence as I find it. I make no claims. Please practice skepticism and rational critical thinking. You should consult a professional about any serious decisions that you might make about your health. Affiliate links in this article support Limitless Mindset — spend over $100 and you’ll be eligible to join the Limitless Mindset Secret Society.



Jonathan Roseland

Adventuring philosopher, Pompous pontificator, Writer, K-Selected Biohacker, Tantric husband, Raconteur & Smart Drug Dealer 🇺🇸