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Mar 7, 2023

Humans are incredibly powerful creatures, and we all want to portray our sense of power and never want to appear weak. Sometimes certain habits or insecurities can counteract this, but luckily today’s guest is an expert in what it takes to be truly powerful. 

Robert Greene is an author and speaker known for his books on strategy, power, and seduction. Robert is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, The 33 Strategies of War, The 50th Law, Mastery, The Laws of Human Nature, and most recently, The Daily Laws. Robert’s first book The 48 Laws of Power was released in 1998 and condensed 3 thousand years of the history of power into these very influential laws that are highly regarded by anyone seeking to unlock their true power.

In this episode, Robert and Tony have a very deep and insightful conversation as they dive into several of Robert’s Laws of Power. After leaving over 60 jobs, Robert shares his realization that he was not meant to work for someone else, and what inspired him to write a book about power without first having any reputation. Whether you are a business owner or feeling frustrated at your corporate job, Robert’s insight is highly valuable and will help you position yourself as someone of power. In today’s digital world with the ease of sharing anything we want online, it has become even more critical to understand what it takes to be powerful. 

Key highlights:

  • Robert’s background and why he decided to become an author after leaving over 60 different jobs
  • Law #1: Never outshine the master
  • Robert’s advice to people feeling frustrated with their boss at work
  • Law #4: Always say less than necessary 
  • How does law #4 apply to social media?
  • Using absence to create respect
  • Law #9: Win through your actions and not through arguments 
  • Law #15: Crush your enemy totally
  • Law #18: Do not build fortresses to protect yourself 
  • Law #25: Recreate yourself
  • Law #28: Interact with boldness 
  • Robert reflects on having a stroke in 2018 and what he learned about life, death, and mortality

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