Assume Formlessness (The 48 Laws of Power Broken down – Laws 47 & 48)

Show Notes

In this final part of the multi-series where Clay Clark breaks down the best-selling “48 Laws of Power” book by Robert Greene, Clay goes over law 47 and 48.

Law 47: Do not go past the mark you aimed for; in victory, learn when to stop.

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “The moment of victory is often the moment of greatest peril. In the heat of victory, arrogance and overconfidence can push you past the goal you had aimed for, and by going too far, you make more enemies than you defeat. Do not allow success to go to your head. There is no substitute for strategy and careful planning. Set a goal, and when you reach it, stop.” – Robert Greene

Use for good:

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Don’t over expand your business before you have built a base of solid leadership. You gain strength as a result of building solid systems that are being implemented by diligent doers. ” – Clay Clark

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Management is all about managing in the short term while developing the plans for the long term.” – Jack Welch

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Law 48: Assume formlessness.

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “By taking a shape, by having a visible plan, you open yourself to attack. Instead of taking a form for your enemy to grasp, keep yourself adaptable and on the move. Accept the fact that nothing is certain and no law is fixed. The best way to protect yourself is to be as fluid and formless as water; never bet on stability or lasting order. Everything changes.” – Robert Greene

Use for Good:

Your competition is always working to expand and to destroy you. They wake up every day with a desire to crush you. You must mix it up occasionally to keep them guessing.

DEFINITION – Reverse psychology 101: Reverse psychology is a technique involving the advocacy of a belief or behavior that is opposite to the one desired, with the expectation that this approach will encourage the subject of the persuasion to do what actually is desired: the opposite of what is suggested. This technique relies on the psychological phenomenon of reactance, in which a person has a negative emotional reaction to being persuaded, and thus chooses the option which is being advocated against. The one being manipulated is usually unaware of what is really going on.

FUN FACT: This is how I beat my kids in chess. This allows me to beat anyone under the age of 13 in chess consistently. And the implementation of Clay Clark’s New International Rules of Chess:

  1. You must make your move within 30 seconds.
  2. You are not required to declare that someone is in check before they are ultimately in checkmate and the game is over.
  3. You can also falsely declare that the other person is in check.
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Want to attend the legendary drive time show business conferences for free, subscribe on itunes leave. It objected review and send his confirmation at info at drivetime show.Com to claim your tickets want to live in a van down by the river, come by and see us at our riverwalk offices and will be able to make your dreams come true back to the special 48 laws of power edition of drivetime show on your radio. Laws of power I would tell you this is this. Is the recipe I would endorse for this bookship everyone in greece number one read the 48 laws of power read one chapter of it step to read the bible proverbs. The whole thing read all proverbs step:3 read another chapter of 48 laws of power step for read the entire proverbs from the bible again I just keep going back and forth and give yourself 3 doses of the bible for every dose of 48 laws of power cuz. There are boobs in this book that work, evil things. People do all the time to manipulate other people. That I would highly recommend that you steer clear of the people. Do it all the time because it works so jeff? What is the next 48 laws of power of a tip to vaccinate are listening listening audience against the 48 laws of power, never going to use that against you. Do not go past the mark. You aim for in victory learn when to stop so the moment of victory is often the most of the moment of greatest para. Let me start this over the moment of victory is often the moment of greatest peril.

The moment of victory is often the moment of greatest peril. Victory arrogance and overconfidence can push you past the business conferences goal you had aim for and by going too far you make more enemies than you defeat do not allow success to go to your head. There is no substitute for strategy and careful planning set a goal, and when you reach it stop come on people. This is an example of a sentence with barret robbins, no nfl player. He played for 9 seasons of the oakland raiders football christian university. Now that’s where he played in and what are the things that happened to him? Is that a great season? And he was considered a leader of the team, then explicitly the day before the superbowl rob is reported as missing for most of the day before the game, after not taking his depression medication. When he resurfaced at night, he was so incoherent that callahan had to leave him off the roster. He spent 30 days in the betty ford center, during which he was diagnosed with a bipolar disorder. He’d been diagnosed with depression, while at texas christian university. But it’s common for the two to be confused in the early stages. It turned out that he’d gone to a manic episode after not taking his medication robins according to his wife had spent the day spent has been most of the day before the super bowl partying across the border and tijuana tijuana mexico, and he saw the raiders and already won the game and he was celebrating their victory.

So this is a guy who is an offensive lineman who just didn’t show up for the super bowl and I see a lot of business conferences attendees or owners that are celebrating before they’ve made it to the end zone and when you begin to celebrate with arrogance and overconfidence before you reach the end zone, this is when this lock and absolutely by chuck chuck. Can you read it again? The moment of victory is often the moment of greatest peril in, the heat of victory arrogance and overconfidence can push you past the name for, and by going too far to to tijuana to you, you can push all the way to tijuana. By going too far, you make more enemies than you defeat do not allow success to go to your head. There is no substitute for strategy and careful planning set a goal, and when you reach it stopped and to repeat the law itself is do not go past. The mark. You aim for victory learn when to stop i. Just I would just encourage you to know that I think of the one of the best examples of my lifetime, of seeing somebody who retired at their prime who left on top and there’s there’s a few different samples you can think of. But in my lifetime, I think about barry, sanders and barry sanders say about this barry sanders led the nfl in rushing for x and established himself is probably one of the most elusive hard to tackle guys in the nfl history and he’s a hard worker, and he got himself to a great level of a mastery of the position of the running back. So he’s a rookie of the year in the nfl he’s putting up 2000 yards in a season, I mean he’s doing things that no one else can do and then one day he decides to just retire and he just he just retired. He said I’m done remember to on july 27th of 1999 sanders announce who’s retiring from the game. He loves so much professional football. His retirement was made public when he actually send a fax back to the day. We will still send faxes. He sent a fax letter to the wichita eagle, his hometown newspaper. He left healthy after having gained over 15,000 yards, the highest total rushing ever gained by an nfl player during a 10-year span, but he retired, while we’re still within striking distance of having the most yards ever. He was right up. There he’s getting close to walter payton’s record, and you just decided you know what I’m done and I respect him for doing that, because he knew when it was time to move on and I see so many entrepreneurs that don’t think about when their time is done and chuck they die slave to a desk that happens or you can just kind of relate this to pigs.

Get fat hogs get butchered right. That means yeah, so you want to do you want to dr. Aziz rules of busy believe this is number one rule is that pigs get fat hogs, get butchered view everything every interaction with a client with a vendor with your people, whoever it is as a win-win and if you are a greedy which what’s the kind of I’m getting out of business conferences or this law, if you’re greedy people are going to go to hate you-and this is something I tell my clients all the time. I was over. Expand your business before you build a base of solid leadership. Gain you gain strength. You gain strength. You gain strength as a result of building solid systems that are being implemented by diljit doors. Don’t grow too fast, because if you do, your quality will go down as you scale and management is all about managing in the short-term, while developing the plans for the long-term jack welch says:jack webb, the ceo of gucci by 4000 % during his tenure management, is all about managing the short-term. While developing the number of plans developing the plans for the long-term future. Get management is all about managing. In the short-term, while developing the plans for the long-term and if you’re out there saying today, you want to grow your business super super fast, but you don’t have a super duper team of managers and leaders you’re going to hurt your reputation and you can’t come back from that most times. When you lose your reputation, you can come back from the business conferences and that’s why I can say without reservation. If you want to buy an elephant in the room, franchise we’ve been working on it for 6 years and the systems work to go to learn more about buying one will be selling franchises here at the end of 2018-2019. If you want to buy a tip top k-9 business for your local market, you can learn more about that in tip-top k9.Com. You can buy those now. If you want to buy an oxy fresh carpet cleaning franchise, you can buy one now in the systems work, but you do not want to scale it until you you never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever want to go past the mark. You aim for in victory learn when to stop my comeback law 48 from the 48 laws of power, to help you score want to attend the legendary drive time show business workshop for free, subscribe on itunes leave an objective review and send is confirmation at info at drivetime show.Com to claim your tickets want to live in a van down by the river, come by and see it and will be able to make your dreams come true.

All right do I make it back to the conversation. It is the drive time show on your radio. My name is clay clark of the former us sba entrepreneur of the year center on a mission to get you into a great financial position, but I can’t do that. I cannot help you get to where you want to go. If you do not understand that you’re playing a sport right now and you are not taking steroids, you aren’t you’re getting to work on time. You’re following all the rules, you’re doing the right thing. You’re doing the ethical things happen to use while you’re playing the game. The right way right now, shirt going to the gym working out, I mean you’re, getting there on time and you’re, hitting those weights you’re getting your office on time and you’re, making those calls you’re competing with somebody who is using steroids, success and overtime. They will lose as a result of their scamming. I see this all the time when I go dj connection. I, remember this dj connection was an established company and we were doing very, very well and then out of the blue one of my former employees quit and started his own dj company, and so he started his own company and began to immediately call the vendors that we worked with and told him that he left because he said they had ethical business conferences concerns right about the way we ran our company. We had ethical concerns about the company and I have another vendor I’ve ever forget. That said that our vendor, who went onto and told other vendors, they had a concern with me to based upon his concerns. Then just kept happened to that rumor, gossip happening and I was told. I talked this vendor directly and she said, will clay. We all know the guy who’s in management, the guy you put in charge there, the guy who’s running the ship, he’s got a drug problem and I can under to lyndhurst, and why is a person left? Your business I understand what they want to leave. Cuz of the guy who manages your team is the drug problem in the great irony about it. Is that the guy who left to start his own company had a drug problem in his manager didn’t have a drug problem, and so he started telling other people that his boss is the one who had a drug problem. We know his manager try to keep it private, try to say:hey i, never got a problem, I’ll work with you through this, but over time you got so bitter that his boss kept talking about staying drug free and making good choices and not hooking up with random women and being a good husband at the resentment level was too big. So he decided to go and start his own and to spread dissension and false accusations that he was the day that he wasn’t fact on drugs again I went out, there was telling other people to his boss was under the influence of drugs, and it’s what happens all the time. Two people, if you ever are hearing somebody accuse people of things, people projectile a lot and they will accuse people of things that they are doing.

So it’s a red flag for you. This is something to watch and search up 48. Please read lot 48 to the listeners and notable quotable that corresponds with assume formlessness. So by taking a shape by having a visible plan. You open yourself up to attack instead of taking a form for your enemy, to grasp, keep yourself adaptable and on the move, accept the fact that nothing is certain and no law is fixed. The best way to protect yourself is to be as fluid and foremost as water, never bet on stability or lasting order. Everything changes, I would just say that and then office. You had me very, very consistent, so that would be very much having a form I put on the outside. Your competitors. Don’t need to see the form you’re taking you need to change it up. You need to have a very consistent schedule, but the employees who might wish to steal from you don’t need to see the business conferences pattern right. So you need to have a form, but you need to appear for meliss. Your competition is always working on ways to expand and destroy you. They wake up everyday many of the with a desire to crush you, and you must mix it up occasionally to keep them guess you have to do not jump. What is this concept called? Reverse psychology, so it’s a technique involving the advocacy of or a belief or behavior. That is opposite to what one at that is desired. That I sent to reverse psychology to technique, involving the advocacy of a belief or behavior, is opposite to the one desired right, with the expectation that this approach to encourage the subject of the persuasion to do what is actually desired. What is suggested the technique relies on the psychological phenomenon of reactants, in which a person as a negative emotional reaction to being pursued and us choose the option which is being advocate against the one being manipulated, as usually unaware of what is going on in chess, allows me to anyone under the age of 13 consistently and the ant and i, also and tips to beat my kids it’s about it’s about me, winning consistently I’ve created what, i, call, clay, clark, new international rules.

If I told you that these rules that I do know about these rules, yes, the rules for those who don’t know is that you must make your move within 30 seconds and chess and you’re not allowed to declare someone is in check before they ultimately are in checkmate in the game is over and give me address to shut up somebody on his way to listen to break an event listeners. You can also falsely declare that the other person is in check. Pencil is a great move and I love playing chess. Why so? If I’m playing chess, my kids I’ll, say like okay, guys, here’s the deal, you know the international rules you guys can have to make a move in 30 seconds, you’re not allowed to declare that someone is in check before they’re. All toulie in checkmate in the game is over you’re, not you’re, not required to declare you’re not required to the baby, daddy. The clarity they’re needed in checkmate, but you also can fall. City close someone is in check, have a question for you. Yes, i! Do you subscribe to the philosophy that you should always let your kids win when they play with you every time I’m the same way, you guys are like 630 7 year old, two guys and out when I finish, you’re going to be crying like babies and i. Want you to know it’s only because you have less developed intelligence, there’s nothing that you can do to beat me in the event that you do beat me. It means that you have a superior mind because my mind could not have possibly be in your mind at that age. So with that being said, scarlet doesn’t buy into my ways to die so I’m like here’s, the deal just started a check. You have moved 5 pieces, you’re right where I want you or she’ll take out one of my key people and I’ll go go to move and other piece I might go. Do that one who listen to my laws of power and they freaked out and i, beat them every time. So this is how the laws of power should play out in your business. Is you have to make sure that you would knock you? Let yourself against all 48 of these laws of power. You have to make sure. Where are these laws of power? You can’t just be a hearer of these laws and then not apply these so I’m going to fire off some of these laws right now to shop in this images mine’s to lease laws, and if you missed the 48 laws of power, you can go to thrive time, show, podcast button you can hear all of them, but never outshine. The master lawn ever won a lot of her to never put too much trust. In friends, whatever 3 conceal, your intentions were always say less than necessary. Number 5, so much depends on business conferences reputation guard it with your life court attention at all cost lot number 7 get others to do the work for you, but always take the credit. You see. I disagree with some of these moves job, but people are still using these laws against me, regardless of whether I agree with the ethics of these laws or not, that’s true, they do it’s. A one of the laws is lot 26. Even with that one is keep your hands clean when doing business. Now, on the other hand, if you need to keep your office clean, your business zclassic queen.Com they’re, going to give you a free, a floor, they’re going to buff the tile areas of high traffic and shampoo.

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