Let’s talk about power.
In any conversation, there’s a power dynamic. For example, if I call someone for advice, I’m in the subordinate position. I work around the other person’s schedule. I go to meet him at his office. I listen for 75%+ of the conversation instead of running my mouth. And when someone comes to me for advice, that power dynamic is flipped.
Notice that power makes a lot of people uncomfortable. They pretend it doesn’t exist rather than acknowledge that it’s a real, true thing. Or they believe anyone using power is evil — similar to how some people believe wealth is evil. This is not true.
I’ve spent a lot of time learning what power really is. Having power doesn’t mean you’re going to turn into some scepter-wielding villain.
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In fact, you can use power in the simplest of situations:
- When your bank is trying to stick you with a ridiculous overcharge fee
- When someone continues to speak over you in a meeting
- When your children won’t listen after you’ve calmly explained the rules
And it’s something you can master.
I get it — it’s much more pleasant to believe we’re all peaceful lovers who should sing people to sleep with our angelic voices and only exist to help others.
That may be true. I want to help people, too. But it won’t do you any good if nobody can hear you.
Power gives you impact. Like most everything else, it can be a great thing — but it all depends on how you use it. Or, for most people, if you know how to use it at all.
To help, I want to introduce you to the man who can show you how be more assertive, master the game being played around you, and use power to make a difference.
I’m talking about Robert Greene — the bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power, Mastery, The Art of Seduction, to name a few.
He’s studied history’s most influential people and found the common denominators and hidden threads that made each of them so successful.
You can learn an astronomical amount about human psychology by studying the greats.
Because all of his books are on my “must read” list, I’m giving away free copies of his entire collection to 10 people.
If you’ve ever felt like you could make a difference “if only people would listen,” Robert Greene can help give you the soft skills you need to finally be heard.
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