Act like a King to Be Treated like One (The 48 Laws of Power Broken Down – Laws 33-35)

Show Notes

Learn laws 33, 34, and 35 from the best-selling “48 Laws of Power” by Robert Greene and how you should interpret them, and/or use them from business coach Clay Clark.

Law 33: Discover each man’s thumbscrew.  

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Everyone has a weakness, a gap in the castle wall. That weakness is usually an insecurity, an uncontrollable emotion or need; it can also be a small secret pleasure. Either way, once found it is a thumbscrew you can turn to your advantage.” – Robert Greene

FACT: The thumbscrew is a torture instrument which was first used in medieval Europe. It is a simple vice, sometimes with protruding studs on the interior surfaces. Victims’ thumbs, fingers, or toes were placed in the vice and slowly crushed. The thumbscrew was also applied to crush prisoners’ big toes.

Using this for good:

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “In fact, leaders of companies that go from good to great start not with “where” but with “who.” They start by getting the right people on the bus, the wrong people off the bus, and the right people in the right seats. And they stick with that discipline—first the people, then the direction—no matter how dire the circumstances.” – Jim Collins (Best-selling author of Good to Great)

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “To know thyself is the beginning of wisdom.” – Socrates (a classical Greek (Athenian) philosopher credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy, and as being the first moral philosopher)

Law 34: Be royal in your own fashion: act like a king to be treated like one.

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “The way you carry yourself will often determine how you are treated; In the long run, appearing vulgar or common will make people disrespect you. For a king respects himself and inspires the same sentiment in others. By acting regally and confident of your powers, you make yourself seem destined to wear a crown.” – Robert Greene

Using this for good:

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “When you see a basketball player dressed like a basketball player then you would say, let’s play ball. Dress how you want to be addressed.” – Joseph Simmons (Known as RUN or DJ RUN from his days with Run DMC)

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Dress for the part you want. You may not want people to judge you based on how you dressed, but they do. In both, you and I immediately formulate an opinion when we see someone dressed a certain way. This is why I am currently dressing for “reverse-networking.” My hoodie repels conversations. I never get greeted as furniture stores. Nobody wants to talk to me on airplanes. It is incredible. When I used to wear a blue suit, white shirt and red tie salespeople immediately greeted me at every door. My “reverse networking apparel move” has worked really well in every situation with an exception of when I was pulled over by law enforcement for driving too slow.” – Clay Clark

People do judge a book by its’ cover.

Law 35: Master the art of timing.

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Never seem to be in a hurry – hurrying betrays a lack of control over yourself, and over time. Always seem patient, as if you know that everything will come to you eventually. Become a detective of the right moment; sniff out the spirit of the times, the trends that will carry you to power. Learn to stand back when the time is not yet ripe, and to strike fiercely when it has reached fruition.” – Robert Greene

FUN FACT – When you are perpetually late it irritates most people.  

NOTABLE QUOTABLE: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou (Best-selling author, legendary poet, and singer. She was asked to recite her poem “On the Pulse of Morning” at President Clinton’s inauguration.

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To claim your tickets to the thrive time business coaching program show to date an erected business coaching program workshop for free. All you have to do is to subscribe to the thrivetime show on itunes, leave it injected review and send as confirmation and input drivetime show.Com to claim your star in the national star registry. We can’t help you hello and welcome back to the drive time to show on your radio, and today we are breaking down 48 laws of power, the best-selling book written by robert greene, and this book basically is just unearthing shining light on explaining and clarifying the 48 moves that people throughout history have used to get what they want out of life. However, the book is distilling the 48 laws of power, not the 48 ethical laws of power. It’s not saying here are the 48 moves. You should do that are great. Is it interesting? These are moves that people are using all the time to gain power in the world of business in the, game of life. You know I just woke up give me example. This next law 33 is discover each man’s thumb screw now, I’m screwed. What, when you say, thumb screw? What does that mean it? What what is a thumb screw jump? How would you describe what a thumbscrew is? A thumbscrew is where the method of interrogation of torture-you might say, where your hand is connected to something that is a holding it in place and they can tighten a screw down onto your finger or your thumbnail or whatever it is, and it sounds really really extreme excruciating. How do you? How do you know this to? How did you know this information in the medieval studies here, I mean I did just listen to a nine-hour history podcast of all the torture methods throughout history yeah. What did you listen to hardcore, history, podcast yeah I realize that my life is really awesome whenever I realize how horrible people for, like the vast majority of the past, so I’d like to learn about that stuff and keeps me kind of present torture. Related questions always have been so I am not good at a lot of areas. In my life I’m, very good at business. Okay, there’s example, I went to this is about what probably 7/8 years ago, I was work with a business in town and my wife and I are acquired the majority ownership of the business.

So we’re running the company and I discovered there was a member of the business coaching program team use, a delivery driver and what he kept doing. Is he kept trying to make the office manager look dumb? You know so my wife and I were running the new business and I noticed that he would go out of his way to make sure that she looked up so in meetings. He would ask her questions like hey. What voices do we have last tuesday and thinks there’s no way she wouldn’t have phone numbers to joke i, just freaking disappointing. Just just you never know what you have constantly do that stuff and I eat always ask her to stand up in the group and make kind of bigger announcements, and he cuz. He knew that she was embarrassed about public speaking and that she was basically somebody who made more money than him, but she was accurate with bookkeeping. So we constantly made her stand up in a minute three times. I watched him do it. He never stand up in a kind of a group setting and present things that she knew nothing about and he’s. Okay, I guess it’s someone else see something in you. I watched him do that kind of stuff. It’s not you know when they were, they were going on. I wasn’t a part of it. We just take care of the company. I didn’t want to get in the flow, yet I wanted to just establish who I was and let it going to run as I work my way through improving the systems and pretty sure it was intentional, and we had to call him out on it and make it make him stop doing it, and so is a way, though, to use this law for good and so chuck. Can you read the note from jim collins the best selling author of good to great yep? He says in fact, leaders of companies that go from good to great start, not with where, but with who they start by getting the right people on the bus, the wrong people off the bus and the right people in the right seat, and they stick with that discipline first of people, then the direction, no matter how dire the circumstances you to take the time to down and think about the members of your team and what are they good at?

And so one thing I always brag on eric chupp on is you’re very good as a business coaching program team member and At handyman related things, I mean you can hang up frames or put up signs your having a construction for a long time, people out there in our office, mainly who I have no technical skills in that regard. So just if I wanted to so was trying to manipulate me. They would do it and I work somewhere. They were just assigned me a lot of manual tasks to do and I would show my incompetence in that area right, but I see a lot of business owners unintentionally, showing the incompetence of their employees by promoting them to a level of incompetence or a signing them tasks that they don’t have. The skill needed to do right just because they’re awesome at one or two different areas doesn’t mean they can do everything within your business and a lot of people say they promote their top sales guy and they make him a sales manager and he’s not good at managing, and that’s just false narrative exist that will you can’t manage your sales team unless you’re really good at sales yourself, sometimes the best that’s enought, sometimes most times the best sales guy in your company is usually worse than anybody else at management, and it’s because he wants to get everything done now now now now now what times are going to cut corners to get the deal? And you promote a person like that in the management and the wheels fall off the wagon classical greek philosopher credit, as one of the founders of western philosophy, he says to know, thyself is the beginning of wisdom, so I believe it’s so important that you know your own figurative thumbscrew.

You know what you’re not good at it as much as possible. If you’re self-employed you like to hire somebody else like our business coaching program to do that, for you, and so my wife is really really good at the accounting she love doing accounting she’s good at it she’s very accurate she’s. It gives her a sense of satisfaction to do it properly, and so, when possible, I die. Delegate that, to her know, her thumb screw would be sales she hates doing sales. So I don’t put her in that situation and that’s just how you run a successful beer oil in your own fashion act like a king to be treated like one. The way you carry yourself will often determine how you are treated in the long run, appearing vulgar or common will make people disrespect you for a king respect himself and inspires the same sentiment and others by act, regally and confident of your powers. You make yourself seem destined to wear a crown run. The rapper from run dmc was recently on an oprah, an episode of oprah and who’s interviewing him and ask him about women dressing provocatively and his take on it, and this is what he said. He says when you see a basketball player dress like a basketball player. Did you would say, let’s play ball, dress how you want to be addressed and he’s pointing out. There’s a lot of women that dress very provocatively. They dress, like a college freshman going out for a halloween party and they dress up all the time and they wonder why people treat them differently and you want to dress the way you want to be addressed right on I would also say you want to dress for the job you want. You may not want business coaching program people to judge you based upon how you dress, but they do and both in both you and i. We don’t mean to do that, but we immediately formulate an opinion. Will everybody immediately formulate an opinion when you meet somebody, and so this is what this is. This is a concept we come back. I would explain to you why I dress the way that I dress, because it’s important that we address the proverbial elephant in the room and why do I currently choose to wear a hoodie, sweatshirt everyday wear a hoodie sweatshirt every single day you are now entering the dojo mojo and the thrive time show kick it. Yes, you can can I kick it? Yes, you can can I kick it? Yes, you can can i. Guess you can.

This is click clock on the business coaching program mic and can my optical castano pinochet and I’m focused on the mission beach, the skills and kitchen plans broadcasted from advance to the left to the portland? And now my friends, you got to dance to see. It, and I’ll be to see it. Yes, it’s big like batman. Yes, yes, yes and yes, drive nation, welcome back to the thrive time, show on your radio and podcast download we’re talking today about the 48 laws of power, breaking down robert green’s international best-selling book, and this book. 48 laws of power really really does break down that how life works, not how life should work but breaks down two things that people do and are willing to do to gain. There’s so many people that even the word power they just say, power excited about that I mean it’s more of a ninja turtles guy myself. But yes, I do remember cobra commander, but he was always like gastro freaking out all the time you sent me like an irrational british guy matt was sure his his deal, but he was screaming about power. Pretty good. Will it have like those you know, but they’re funny shows, but you have shows like austin powers. You know it and where there’s always the villain and he’s trying to get the power I want to get the power I want to get the stop, stop humping the laser many memories, always about lasers and powers and nuclear weapons. In the minions movies, if I join me, it wasn’t somebody out there trying to be the villain in those drawers wouldn’t make sense.

To me, life truly is an epic tale and there are people out there trying to screw you over and do anything needed to become successful, so chapped lips move on to our next. Let’s move on to our r34 what you read this one more time:the excerpt from law 34, which is beer oil in your own fashion, act like a king to be treated like one. The way you carry yourself walking to determine how you were treated in the long run, appearing vulgar or comment will make people disrespect you for a king respect himself and inspires the same sentiment and others by acting really and confident of your powers, you make yourself seem destined to wear a crown. Reverend run this, the guy who was known as run from run dmc, dj run from run dmc. He was being interviewed on oprah and oprah was asking to me know:do you think that women in our culture today need to not dress promiscuously, to be treated with respect right, stupid question? But anyway he says:when you see a basketball player dressed like a basketball player, then you would say:let’s play ball dress. How you want to be addressed seems obvious to business coaching program listeners. I would just tell you this is how I would be my encouragement for you. You want to dress for the part dressed for the part that you want. Just for the part that you want dress for the dress for the job. You want don’t dress for the part you have bright dress for the part you want, so you may not want people to judge you based upon how you’re dressed, but they do right. This is so both you and I I immediately for an opinion.

When we see somebody dressed a certain way. That’s why I’m currently doing reverse networking my hoodie repels conversations i, never get greenlit furniture stores anymore. Nobody wants to talk to me on airplanes. It’s incredible when I used to wear a blue suit white shirt, red tie for 18 years, everybody greets me at the door right now. My reverse networking apparel move has worked really well in virtually every situation, except for when I get pulled over. By long. Do you want where’s mckinley for driving too slow, I’m driving back from walmart like 4 in the morning, because I always go to walmart at like 3 in the morning or two mornings, the best time to go? That’s for sure off of memorial. This is a hundred and 111th and memorial in tulsa I go there at like 2 in the morning 3 in the morning, I go there and I’m driving in the hummer and I’m driving. You know slow, as I was driving up 7, so I’ve been miles per hour. The officer pulls me over. He says you been drinking tonight. Nope just got up here and i. Think you were driving 30 miles an hour. Is the speed of that area within 45 or something 911 right and so I said? Okay, just can you still buy the vehicle? 1/3 short, he assumes that I’m drunk because I am in a hoodie and I’m a bad driver. I get it so I end up ruining i. Wasn’t it was an old old well, but I’m saying is people. He really did I mean I’m, not exaggerating. He called multiple police officers. You know soon, as I hear in the background. Like I look back and there’s like three officers, there, a vehicle place to judge you, and then he went probably when was all said and done. I approved I had insurance and I didn’t get a ticket, and he just said he will sir I appreciate if you could drive me to just kind of that actually happened numerous times, I think what I had suits on. It’s only like to see what was going on you to make sure that you dress for the way you want to be addressed whatever 35 jeff. What is it master? The art of timing timing? What does that mean never seem to be in a hurry, hurry and betrays a lack of control over yourself and over time always seem patient, as if you know that everything will come to. You eventually become a detective. Have the right moment, sniff out the spirit of the times even in a business coaching program.

The trends that will carry you to power learn to stand back when the time is not yet right and to strike fiercely when it has reached fruition movement. That was please read the first three lines again never seem to be in a hurry, hurry and betrays a lack of control over yourself, I noticed that I took this her sister, some stuff to max cannibal items. I want to put on the show notes for all the listeners, people that are late, irritate almost everybody true. So if you are late and nobody tells you that it bothers them, they’re just being a false kind, which is the same thing as being dishonest. If you are perpetually late, it really does bother. Three out of four people makes people angry like hostile. When people are late, I’m, just telling you how it is up to you now are we do you get superman people really really late, or do you know people that get really mad when their vent, when people are like yeah I mean, and it’s situational right there, some things when you actually have to be places, but I have a lot of my family members love all of my family and so it’s kind of baked into the business coaching program cake with him and we accept it, but it is very frustrating when you have somewhere to be and didn’t know that that person is not going to be on time. So, if you’re late, then what happens? Is it causes you to hurry, so people who watch people hurrying around it makes people under it really bothers people make some wonder like. Why are you behind gosh? What’s going on? Are you not? Did you not prepare?

Are you not discipline? Do you not have your stuff together, I mean what is wrong. Why are you an idiot? What happens is? Is it really it? It raises the tension in the room and she was grown. Our business coaching program I’ve had to explain this to the members of our team before that. Hey, you might want to you, know, type 90 miles an hour and you might want to hustle, but it when you go at a pace that makes people feel like you’re rushing like what’s going on. It really does bother people. So I would just ask you this if you’re, if you’re a speaker and say you’re a motivational speaker or somebody that speaks some capacity professionally. If you do that, and you will rush it really freaks people out when you talk fast, if you heard the phrase she’s a fast talker yeah, that was my achilles heel the longest time to try to get through it, has a leaders I’m trying to get things done and I don’t realize it, but the faster I talk the more it raises the anxiety of myself and other people give you this feeling of I might be getting scammed or something get something over on me. Cuz they’re, just going so fast right. That is not a move. If your listing today-and you are a fast talker perpetually, it doesn’t mean you’re. A bad person just means that people are going to judge you as being less credible unless you can slow down and since we’ve been doing this radio show the last year-and-a-half. That’s been the biggest thing. I try to focus on doing myself is speaking slower because the business coaching program pros do go slow and I and I didn’t mean to rush I just had a lot of content, I wanted to get through, and so that is just a it’s a it’s a skill that you can learn and you can master overtime by angela wants said. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said. People will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel and rushing makes people feel rushed. Seydoux

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