Make Your Accomplishments Seem Effortless (The 48 Laws of Power Broken Down – Laws 30-32)

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Clay Clark breaks down laws 30-32 of Robert Greene’s “48 Laws of Power” and if/how you should implement them into your life and business.

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Law 30: Make your accomplishments seem effortless.

  1. NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Your actions must seem natural and executed with ease. All the toil and practice that go into them, and also all the clever tricks, must be concealed. When you act, act effortlessly, as if you could do much more. Avoid the temptation of revealing how hard you work – it only raises questions. Teach no one your tricks or they will be used against you.– Robert Greene
  2. NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Wealth from get-rich-quick schemes quickly disappears; wealth from hard work grows over time.” – Proverbs 13:11-15
  3. DEFINITION – Mastery – When you have practice something until you cannot get it wrong.

Bad use of the law:

  1. Scammers love using this move to convince you that it is so easy to get rich quick, to buy this mansion and to become successful in 2 months.

Law 31: Control the options: get others to play with the cards you deal.  

  1. NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “The best deceptions are the ones that seem to give the other person a choice: Your victims feel they are in control but are actually your puppets. Give people options that come out in your favor whichever one they choose. Force them to make choices between the lesser of two evils, both of which serve your purpose. Put them on the horns of a dilemma: They are gored wherever they turn.” – Robert Greene
  2. Book – The Happiness Project (Revised Edition): Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
    1. https://www.amazon.com/Happiness-Project-Revised-Aristotle-Generally/dp/0062414852

Bad use of the law:

  1. Watch out because dirty employees, bitter partners, scammers, shady business people, and con-men love to use this move:

Law 32: Play to people’s fantasies.

  1. NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “The truth is often avoided because it is ugly and unpleasant. Never appeal to truth and reality unless you are prepared for the anger that comes from disenchantment. Life is so harsh and distressing that people who can manufacture romance or conjure up fantasy are like oases in the
    desert: Everyone flocks to them. There is great power in tapping into the fantasies of the masses.” – Robert Greene
  2. NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “If you are going to honest, you had better be funny.” – Lee Cockerell (The former Executive Vice President of Walt Disney World Resorts)

Use for Bad:

  1. EXAMPLE #1 – “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” – Adolf Hitler (The worst human in the history of the world, the evilest person on the planet and a man responsible for killing 6,000,000 Jewish people. He killed roughly two-thirds of Europe’s Jewish people)
  2. EXAMPLE #2 – In the early 1990s, Trudeau was convicted of larceny and credit card fraud. In 1998, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) accused him of grossly misrepresenting the contents of his book, The Weight-Loss Cure “They” Don’t Want You to Know About. In a 2004 settlement, he agreed to pay a $500,000 fine and cease marketing all products except his books, which are protected under the First Amendment. However, in 2011, he was fined $37.6 million for violating the 2004 settlement, and ordered to post a $2 million bond before engaging in any future infomercial advertising. In 2013, facing further prosecution for violations of the 2011 agreement and non-payment of the $37-million judgment, Trudeau filed for bankruptcy protection. His claims of insolvency were challenged by FTC lawyers, who maintained that he was hiding money in shell companies, and cited examples of continued lavish spending, such as $359 for a haircut.
  3. In November 2013, Trudeau was convicted of criminal contempt and is currently serving a 10-year sentence at a Federal Prison Camp in Alabama. Infomercials starring Trudeau and promoting his books—under the auspices of a private California corporation of undisclosed ownership—continue to air regularly on US television stations
  4. EXAMPLE #3 – After a 16-month federal grand-jury probe, Bakker was indicted in 1988 on eight counts of mail fraud, 15 counts of wire fraud and one count of conspiracy. In 1989, after a five-week trial which began on August 28 in Charlotte, North Carolina, a jury found him guilty on all 24 counts. Judge Robert Daniel Potter sentenced Bakker to 45 years in federal prison and imposed a $500,000 fine. At the Federal Medical Center, Rochester in Rochester, Minnesota, he shared a cell with activist Lyndon LaRouche and skydiver Roger Nelson.
  5. The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld Bakker’s conviction on the fraud and conspiracy charges, voided Bakker’s 45-year sentence and $500,000 fine, and ordered a new sentencing hearing in February 1991.[43] The court ruled that Potter’s sentencing statement about Bakker, that “those of us who do have a religion are ridiculed as saps from [sic] money-grubbing preachers or priests”, was evidence that the judge had injected his religious beliefs into Bakker’s sentence. A sentence-reduction hearing was held on November 16, 1992, and Bakker’s sentence was reduced to eight years. In August 1993, he was transferred to a minimum-security federal prison in Jesup, Georgia. Bakker was paroled in July 1994, after serving almost five years of his sentence. His son, Jay, spearheaded a letter-writing campaign to the parole board advocating leniency. Bakker was released from Federal Bureau of Prisons custody on December 1, 1994. Bakker later remarried and returned to televangelism, where he works on The Jim Bakker Show. He sells buckets of food to his audience on the show, in preparation for the end of days.
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Broadcasting live from the center of the universe. It’s business coach school without the bs featuring optometrist turned entrepreneur, dr. Robert, zoellner ussba entrepreneur of the year clay clark. It is the pop time show that you’re pooping steps to make joe and sophie is hot and I still see the sea and the sea that was teaching mrs. Fields trucks like to know more call yes, tribe, nation. Welcome back to the drivetime show on your radio, and today we are teaching you how to vaccinate yourself against the 48 laws of power robert greene, the new york times bestselling author has written a book called the 48 laws of power, and, unlike some folks I am not somebody who believes that you should exchange your soul for money. I really don’t believe that, but I also do believe that it doesn’t make any sense for us to be ignorant of the wicked strategic ways that people try to learn and obtain a lot of people that, when they have the idea of achieving success immediately, they start to think of I want to say this. I see that I see greed as a huge problem. I see greet as a very very massive problem in our world and always has been you’ll see this to all throughout history, people that get greedy, but there’s other people out there. That know there are greedy but they’re going to do whatever they need to do to hurt you to get what they want to touch a touch of evil help. You run a successful companies. You can you think, about the single most evil example, where somebody was trying to just screw you to get what they want to get. You think of an example where you go mad yeah I wish I would have known these 48 laws of power, because men after that move there I almost had to take a shower. I almost had to go to the church and like seek spiritual guidance, I take a shower and I had to burn my clothes. I got taken advantage of what happened yeah there was going to say anybody’s names or whatever we worked company on a big city business coach project, big big project, big project, multimillion-dollar project and from the day day, one for whatever reason, the guy that was on the field running the job for the general contractor. Didn’t like me, i, don’t know what the deal was but like he was telling all the other subs that he’s going to make it a personal mission to screw us over and all yeah.

So it was awful, that’s nice just earlier, but some people are always looking for a scapegoat he’s out here. Just looking for someone to blame and they try to break laws of power is make your accomplishments seem effortless, okay, alright, okay! Well, let’s go with the business coach excerpt from the book says. Your actions must seem natural and executed with ease all the toil and practice that go into them and also all the clever tricks must be concealed when you act act, effortlessly as if you could do it much more avoid the temptation of revealing how hard you work. It only raises questions, teach no one. Your tricks, or they will be used against you, okay, well I’m, going to go ahead and break down the parts of this that I agree with in the parts that I don’t it says your actions must seem natural and executed with these I think this would be true, is called masturbate. I want to put this on the show nuts okay mastery is bit when you leave master mastery is where you’re so good at something. But you practiced it to the point. You can’t get it wrong. You haven’t practiced until perfect. I need to practice into a perfect practice until you can’t get it wrong, but your business should be. You should be practicing on customer, so I’ll give you that I would say that if you go into a business and you go in there to get your haircut when I was mystery shopping one of our competitors and the guy-that’s what he says when he goes we’re going to let you know this was my first time of couldn’t hear you you never so I’m never really got heads in my first day. So what indiana does unnerve people if you are making it seem very, very hard to do your job. Cuz you haven’t practiced doesn’t say pretend that you’re a novice make it look effortless. So again you have to practice something until you get it. She get to a point where you can’t get it wrong. You can’t agree with that. You act when you act act, effortless effortlessly as if you could do more to do much more of what the temptation revealing how hard you work, I hope everything wrong with every villain. How hard you work, i, get it for people that are scammers and charlatans. They want to make it seem like you can get rich quick and that’s that’s! That’s whatever you go to somebody’s house and they are driving a new brand new business coach car with a brand new house they’re talking about it on the ground level of some business opportunities. Just it’s going to be huge is a cheating, massive success, real quick buyers! Beware, proverbs! 13:11 would read well from get rich. Quick schemes quickly disappears. Wealth from hard work grows. Every time. I eat, proverbs, 13 11 through 15. Well, from get rich quick scheme quickly disappear as well from hard work grows over time, so I would say anybody’s out there trying to scam. You was going to make it seem like it’s a fruitless. Oh my gosh. It’s so easy! You know I just ideas, I just joined up this company. You know what would do it I just can’t get 6 people underneath me and everybody has health health issues to be healthy right, so you can get paid to help me help people wealthy and healthy.

Would. So all you got to do is get 6 people signed up which I did like an hour. I just was like somebody. I would like for all those like anybody who summarizes complex systems. No part of that I do agree with is teach no one. Your tricks or they’ll be used against. You. I really really do believe that there are a lot of really nefarious horrible people, and so I would just say i. Don’t let people into my heart until you’ve. You proved that you’re worthy of doing that and I think I’m having a lot of business owners. They invite a new employee in the company and they show him way too much way too quick and then get screwed. I’ve talked about this just in the last couple weeks with multiple clients, not in the way I put it to them, was like you’re, giving away your care too soon. Yeah, you care too much immediately, just because they made it through your filter process of hiring. But you don’t really know that person. Is he going to make him earn your care I agree with that, a lot 31? What’s law 31, they control the options, get others to play with the cards that you deal from the book. The best deceptions are the ones that seem to give the other person to choice your victims feel they are in control, but are actually your puppets. Give people options that come out in your favor, which a one they choose force them to make choices between the lesser of two evils, both of which serve your purpose. Put them in the horns of a dilemma:they are gourd wherever they turn okay. So this is this. Is that I would just disagree with the entire business coach law, but let me just break it down, so we get this control. The options get others to play. The cards you deal I said the best deceptions says. The best deceptions are the ones that seem to give the other person to choice your victims feel they are in control again.

I I would push back about the idea of having victims. That’s where I think that’s where it goes off the rails, but one thing that I that this comes comes to mind whenever we read this is like, whenever you’re closing the deal you come to this or that option and got this timer. That time like this is kind of. This is a clean way to move this, that these as smooth as I sent a victim and you’re not deceiving get with you about. This I was going to say that this long as it’s framed, 131 control the other options, I can tell the options, get others to play with the cards you deal, I have to say i, hope, you’re. All just disagree with the entire premise of it. Now, maybe a new law that we could add our own log would be make it easy for your clients to make decisions or limit the number of options people have, because when you go out to dinner, nobody likes to have 5 million options and feeling overwhelmed or feeling like you, just can’t make a decision and there’s all sorts of research out that it shows that happy people have found ways to limit the number of decisions they have to make per day. There’s a book actually called the happiness project. Have you ever read the book the happiness by having one of the things that they do in this book is a break it down and they figure out. You know what are the things are the author name is gretchen rubin gretchen rubin the happiness project with gretchen rubin in the basic she discovers that she spends a lot of time studying people that are report being the happiest or business coach people that others observed the happiest. However, she came up with a lot of research, but the point is people that are the most happiest one of the common denominators about these people is they have the least number of decisions to make and so’s you scale your business I mean you want to limit the number of decision you want to make. Would you overwhelm people with so many options that they can’t decide what to do? That’s just not a move, so they move on to the next move law number 32. What is this one chuck play to people’s fantasies wow? It sounds dirty again because of his ugly and unpleasant, never appeal to truth and reality and less you’re prepared for the anger that comes for dis, dis, chantment life is so harsh and distressing that people who can manufacture romance or conjure up fantasy are like oasis in the desert. Everyone flocks to them. There is great power and tapping into the fantasies of the masses. Again I would say this is how a lot of pyramid schemes work. They always play to your fantasy. They want to teach they wanted to show you how you can achieve true, financial freedom in as little as $6 / achieve true financial freedom, with his little as 1 hour week, right where you can make a click funnel from your home office on your by your pool and there’s usually a youtube video that showing this person to be seen it have you seen these youtube videos in the background there was like a lamborghini in a jet, and she had left are on their way to some awesome new thing or conference. They are the one of the wealthiest people in the world, but yet they are choosing to film it. For my phone right now, I already had off here to a new going to vegas superman young vegas. You know because there’s a big conference there are worth some heads of nike are there and it just name-dropping everywhere and I’m there at all.

You know I just want to take a moment to tell you how to how you could do this to you know from movie using a laptop from your pool. You know you could be making like passively like 12,000 a month. Basically, you know where is a week. I mean if you’re really serious, but if you want to know more about my secret, just click here to this boo boo and it just doesn’t work. You have to be aware of. These have to be aware of and vaccinate yourself against this movie, because people are constantly trying to scam you trying to play to your fantasies, business coach vice of walt disney, world resorts, Lee cockerell of the former executive president executive vice-president, walt disney, world resorts. He wants told me and I’ve heard a lot of very wise leaders. Tell me the same quote. He has said:if you’re going to be honest, you better be funny. If you’re going to be honest, you better be funny and I like to agree that when you tell people how it is, if you’re talking about budgeting or holding people accountable to key performance indicators, nobody like somebody who takes the room down. Nobody wants to be around a debbie, downer, negative person and so a lot of times to deliver a tough message. It doesn’t hurt to be funny to not be a curmudgeon want to find a way to deliver things with a little bit of self-deprecation a little bit of humor joy they’re mixed in that way at least get the kick in the hog. The kick it a hug and leaving the hawks buy america’s number one business coach for free by subscribing on itunes and leaving us an objective review. Claim your tickets by emailing is proof that you did it and your contact information to again for thrivetime show.Com orange graduation. Welcome back to the conversation is the drive time show on your radio and podcast downloads. They were breaking down the 48 laws of power at 48, laws of power t best-selling book by robert greene 48 distills, the 48th power moves, meaning of them are very dark with the power moves that people will use to get what they want on this planet. There are so many people out there who will exchange there soul for money. They will exchange anything. Their values are virtues their family, their relationships, their marriage will do anything. They will do anything, they will sleep with anybody. They will lie about anything. They will steal anything to get what they want. I know people that will literally sue any company I have met members of my own family.

That will literally do business owners just to get what they want. I see them. Do it I’ve watched him? Do it I’ve heard them brag about it? I’ve hurt people in my own family brag about how they sued a large big box, fitness business for something that didn’t happen so that they could get what they wanted and I can’t really say. I no longer speak to that person, but I see people doing this all the time and pretend it doesn’t happen is not. Goods were attempting to vaccinate you against this call disease called scams. People screwing you take advantage of you by breaking down the 48 laws of power. We want to make sure that you can learn these moves and then basically make it where you can be a squeaky, clean entrepreneur, doing things the right way, but you’re doing things in a way where you’re aware of the forces of darkness. We want you to be a squeaky clean out to put her in another way. You can become a squeaky-clean business coach entreprenuer if you use the janitorial service that we probably use here at the drive time should we have a monthly workshop it’s what every other month, but sometimes we do it once a month just depends on how the calendar falls in hundreds of people that are flying into tulsa oklahoma from all around the world, to attend our workshop. When we do, we have a band there, we’ve got great music, we’ve got great ambiance, we have paint wood, burning, yeah and we’ve got a lot of people that are going to that restroom in between 45 minutes, 45 minutes coaching session. We do a 45-minute sprint, so do what to buy your tickets. Today you going to drivetime show.Com click on the conference is button and there you can find more about the two-day interactive workshops and we teach for 45 minutes. Do we take a 15-minute break free to have coffee and use the restroom and coffee reduces the need to go to the restroom more, and so we can’t just turn over. Our janitorial needs to anybody chaps. Oh that’s right, tell listeners about who we used. All of our janitorial needs his classic janitorial service. They are oklahoma’s premier cleaning service and you think you can see their website and see what their, what they’re offering at the classic clean.Com it’s deep classic. Clean.Com I was trying to figure out a ride down there with the website. They want more time with that. What was that website? You just give it to me that is v classic clean.Com one more time. Yes, their phone number is 918-671-2046 cuz they’re, doing a free floor care for new customers, they’re going to take those high traffic areas. If it’s tyler going to buff it if it’s carpenter going to give it a deep shampoo, clean up those spots for you for free on that first visit again, their phone number is 918-671-2046. I hate that one who put that on the teleprompter floor, cleaning service, buff, tile, buffing they’re, going to carpet shampooing in all those high traffic areas and get them cleaned, up., very. First time and I’ll keep them clean for you every single month.

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Is people like adolf hitler hop onto the scene and they are terrible, terrible people that can you read us this dude, a recordable from the terrible tyrant, the world’s worst human adolf hitler, appreciate you putting his words in my mouth here. So I can go ahead and tell it frequently enough. It will be believed. Daddy just ran around telling lies over and over and over passionately people’s fantasies that, oh, my gosh, the german baby country of germany will be so much better. If you just follow my rules, I’m telling you it’s going to work advocated, murdering tuesday the jewish people in europe at the time, and if you think about this, the people fell for it right now. How did the majority of the people in germany fall for it? It’s because he played to people’s fantasies kevin trudeau. This is a guy who is currently in prison horse camps in 1998, the federal trade commission told him dude. You can’t do these scam ads anymore. He wrote these books the weight loss cures. A government doesn’t want you to know about he’s, wrote in, the inferno his books about the secrets to getting government grants. He is scammed, so many people, and yet he is in federal prison right now and he continues to run the ads and do you know why he runs the ads from federal prison shop as you can. Cuz people continue to buy his crap even from prison. So I can’t I’m telling you people play to your fantasies to sell you things. We come back we’re breaking out of law, 33 from 48 laws of power on this business coach podcast.

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