Pt 1: Vaccinate Yourself Against the 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene (Laws 1 & 2)

Show Notes

Clay Clark breaks down the Laws of Power #1 and #2 as observed and described by New York Times best-selling author Robert Greene.

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DEFINITION – Vaccine – A substance used to stimulate the production of antibodies and provide immunity against one or several diseases, prepared from the causative agent of a disease, its products, or a synthetic substitute, treated to act as an antigen without inducing the disease.

Law 1: Never outshine the master.  

  1. What are your views of the ethics of this?
  2. When is it used?
  3. How to protect yourself from people trying to manipulate you?
  4. NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” – Matthew 5:10
  5. EXAMPLE: Martin Luther King, Jr., Jesus, anybody who stands up for what is right, therefore, causes insecure people to feel threatened.
  6. Story: Steve Jobs believed that flash was a flawed technology.  This is why he refused to have Ipad’s or other mac products use flash.

Law 2: Never put too much trust in friends; learn how to use enemies.  

  1. What are your views on the ethics of this?
  2. When is it used?
  3. How to protect yourself from people trying to manipulate you?
  4. FACT – “The U.S. Chamber of Commerce estimates that 75% of employees steal from the workplace and that most do so repeatedly.” – U.S. Chamber / CBS News –
  5. FACT – 85% of job applicants lie on their resumes –
  6. NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Only the paranoid survive.” – Andy Grove (One of the founding partners and the former CEO of Intel)
  7. Story: Clay’s cousin sends an email to someone telling them that if you just tell Clay that you are unemployed and are trying to improve your life he will probably pay for your airfare to get here. He has a bleeding heart for the unemployed.
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Audio Transcription

Broadcasting live from the center of the universe. It’s business 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 portland, tulsa oklahoma everybody around the world loving the drive time show on your radio and business coach podcast download. This is kind of exciting I’m, not a huge fan of professional sports, and you might say what why why do you, like professional sports? What about the purity of college? What college you know overtime? You discover the college athlete to keep coming out to show this guy got paid and this guy got paid to, and you know, they’re not actually going to class I like that professional sports. There just very blunt about it. Did, the professional sports team is trying to win trying to produce a great product on the field to keep fans engaged, because if the, if the team loses fans, don’t want to go to the game anymore, but if the team wins fans do want to go to the game, and so it’s exciting for me and I appreciate you. Mr. Listener misses listener, but we don’t have more. People that are down low are podcast on a monthly basis. Then people who are attending chicago cubs games right now. The official attendance of a the maximum capacity of seating capacity of a chicago cubs game is 41268 people and we don’t have more downloads of each of our more downloads each month than they have at wrigley field. You know why that is because great people like you are supporting this podcast and I would be honored.

I would be humbled, I would be elated excited whatever I would I would feel grateful if you would take a moment to subscribe. The podcast on the itunes and aleve is an objective review, and this is my way of saying thank you. I will give you two free tickets to our next in person. Drive time show today. The business coach Workshop is 15 hours of power and at this next conference is being sponsored by paul hood, one of our proud advertiser hood, cpas. Com and hood cps.Com, the most proactive accounting firm I know they actually are sponsoring. So if you actually leave and an objective review of the podcast who subscribed, you will get two free tickets going to $540 value cuz. You also get two copies of the boom book. Now in my office we have a team there, thrive of 50 people who work at the thrive offices and then overall there’s hundreds of people between the different businesses I’m, not thousands but hundreds, and that one of the things people ask me all the time as they say. What is your opinion on the book? Laws of power and steve. Have you ever read, laws of power, listen to the audio book of laws, of power i, listen to the audio and then I bought the physical book, so that I can make notes and tablet and do all that laws of power is kind of a book that it’s a new york times bestseller. But it’s kind of a book where, like people almost feel bad for someone to see them having the book of their possession because it is the book filled with manipulation, techniques that you’re you shouldn’t use people use them against you all the time. So this god cast the next 6 shows are about vaccinating yourself against the 48 laws of power.

Using them them yourself right finding out how other people are using them against you. So as an example of what what is a vaccine, a vaccine is a substance used to stimulate the production of antibodies and provide immunity against one or several diseases prepared from the causative agent of the disease of the disease, its product sort, synthetic substitute it get its prepared from the causative agent of a disease. What does that mean? Basically I’m giving you a small most of the disses meaning you’re not going to be at ease with the move and then I’m going bye-bye doing that you’ll never be screwed as a result of his move being used on you again, so so I’m going to start with each move and here’s the first move, never outshine the master blonde a lot of times. If you do a really good job and a company-and you do a job, it’s much better than your unethical boss, you will be forced out. Have you ever seen this movie used against you, where you’ve done a good job and as a result of doing a good job? Somebody tries to force you out to man as ever happened to you, yeah I think it’s happened to me and I didn’t know it really that’s the time you know you like after i, read this book and listen to the audio book. Cuz you’re, really business coach good! That’s what I like about this book! There’s there’s like references to like ancient times were these things were happening. It was talking about an emperor that had to do the tax collector guide. He threw a bigger better party than the emperor ever had and he thought he would be proud of them and you would be happy, but he ended up like exiling him in like killing him. So let me give an example of somebody that, hopefully, you guys are familiar with the book. Matthew 5:10 in the book called the, bible bible. That seems like all you ever do on this show is quote the bible and people who are successful. It’s like, if you could just quote like random people. Who’ve never had success. I could relate to it more okay. Well, the bible says blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Well, that would make me wonder what what is the word righteous mean. I mean the word righteous look up the word right. If someone could look up the word righteous and you’re right just means morally right yep. What happens is think about jesus age 33. He was he was killed, but remember, remember the story about pontius pilate pilot in pilot. He was saying:i got to wash my hands of the situations. I can’t find anything that the guys done wrong and why do you want to kill him again and that’s actually did he do? An angry bob is saying yeah, but you’re always telling people on the sabbath. You know he’s the point. Is we got to kill, kill an example would be martin, luther, king jr., this guy decided. You know what it’s probably wrong. You know we had segregation long enough and I think we should end of that. So he organized marches protests, peaceful protest, cuz he’s right. We should probably get this goes on throughout history. I mean this happens over and over and over. So what I would encourage you to do? Abraham lincoln I would encourage you to think about all the people have been killed throughout history, jesus, abraham, lincoln, here’s a tip people that have been persecuted, steve, jobs, steve, jobs, steve jobs, said that josh was a flawed technology and therefore the ipads in the apple products would not feature flash on their technology right and people are you business coach kidding me I’ll, tell you what I think flashes if abby was technology because everybody uses it? What happened to his eventually somebody says I ever thought:smoking is bad. Smoking might cause entrance on out.

There might say absolutely not you know, smoking is never been cause. That’s open, late, everyday beauty of my stomach by my stomach was caused by smoking. You can see inside my neck. I could suck anything like inside my neck and you going wow. That’s amazing. You can still speak dionne warwick is the famous r&b singer affected by smoking, with sammy davis jr. Affected by smoking whistleblower. This is a bad thing. I will just tell you this. If you ever outshine the master and working for an unethical boss, you will absolutely be destroyed it so I’m going to give an example for my own life, which is hysterical, but this is what happened. I was working my first big time. Consulting gig and I was working for a guy who was in the mortgage industry and in the mortgage industry. Steve harvey mortgage company, that not your company and my job was to get him to the top of google help improve the leads, help them grow and so I tracked on. We didn’t have google spreadsheets with a spreadsheet I would track. The number of leads that came in to the website, so I can see that I didn’t see. That would track the number of conversions that steve. When do you get paid as a mortgage guy like when it happened, when the loan closes tracking status, tv tray light raises the number of leads that came into the site. I put up there like 24 24 for the month for the week, then what happens is is that I I’m in a meeting is on a whiteboard I’ll. Never forget this and I bring up. Hey 24 leads to come in and looks like. We haven’t closed anything as a business coach. What is the cause of that? Do you feel like it’s? It’s. Are we not doing a good job responding? Do we need to have a better script? What’s the deal and the person who was not calling their leads, and it was on a flat salary, says to me:dude, listen, i, don’t appreciate in a meeting start attacking my character. They said you’re not going to come in here and try to advocate you’re, not telling me that i, you know more about the mortgage industry tonight. I’ll tell you this it’s more complicated than that yeah! It’s real, complicated! Okay! That situation has repeated itself over and over and over throughout my life. In the time I said just person, I want you to know, I’m, not attacking you at all I’m, just pointing out.

There’s 24 leads coming in a month and I had a member of team call the leads to see if they’ve been called, and none of them have been called, and so I just wanted to point out that I’m not saying that you’re choosing not to call him I’m, saying maybe you’re not getting the leads, maybe you didn’t know you’re supposed to call them in a minute. There’s a personal attack and I realize real quick. When you’re in the game of consulting, you better recognize the laws of power, more the laws of powers. You never want to outshine your master. You never want to like make it obvious that the person who is not calling their leads steve is. Is maybe potentially choosing not to call the police to ask you to bring me out there who says you know what I don’t like that lost power? I, don’t like the idea of you should never outshine the master, because I don’t believe the world is, is corrupt and that nature I don’t believe that people attack people that are perpetually right. What advice would you have for them? As you see this all the time dude that it’s also the reason I have tattooed that verse under my website on my left arm, nasty.Com, to put 5:10 on the left and I put proverbs 10:4 on the right, and it’s to me a business coach reminder that I’m going to continue to go through life and my career in the jobs in the businesses that I run getting persecuted for being right. Another example would be when you tried to set up call recording when we try to set up call recording when people out there me try to instill a call recording system, yeah they’re in a business that has previously not done it.

No american express recorded the calls everybody southwest airlines record the calls for paper quality control, we’re going to record your business coach calls or target target’s video cameras in the stores to decrease theft, but yet steve, when you try to install cameras in a business, that’s never had cameras before a lot of pushback. What typically happens? Will it here’s? What I think is great if you really analyze it properly, and you realize that this is going to happen. You can really quickly figure out who the dishonest people are because they’re the ones are going to fight this the most, because anybody who comes to work everyday and does their job and you know, does the things are supposed to do and is on a stand-in. I can get better training. You know what I’m saying so you might be able to listen to my calls just a little better yeah who is absolute slacker, a cheater, a liar, a scammer. They say what steve they say. We need to put on I just i. Don’t know, I ain’t worried about the customers that holier-than-thou argument. So he happy to have my calls I’m just saying. Is it legal, so here’s the deal, never outshine the master. If you don’t want to be screwed and we do not try the master prepared to prepare to be screwed, you are now entering the business coach dojo mojo and the thrive time show kick it. Yes, you can’t 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 bike and can my optical castano pinochet and I’m focused on the mission beach, the skills and kitchen? The plans are casted 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, that would stick it like that man, damn back to the right time, show on your radio and podcast download. If you get to subscribe and I know you haven’t, but if you have, if you forget to subscribe, go to drive time, she’ll find the drive time show on itunes. Just do a google search for thrive time show and the word itunes and subscribe to the podcast, and what you do is just leave as an objective review and send us proof that you did it to info at thrive time, show. Com, and what we’re going to send you two free conference tickets.

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So what you gain, we were doing marketing for a company in tulsa which my business coach wife and I later acquired the did cupcakes and gourmet desserts, and his job was to drop off samples at some of tulsa’s top 100 employers. When I say sum of all of tulsa’s top 100 employers, he was expected to get to them once a month which is like 26 or 27 week and be able to be at an hour to get to each one in your 40 hour work week. He could definitely get to the tunnel is steve when I did is i. Put in a contact, it’s a friend of mine and I said:whenever you get the gourmet cupcakes dropped off, take a photo of it. Email it to me. Boo he’s absolutely dude what the thing is. The family member never went to be the voice of the never dropped off the cupcakes samples right. Every week they come in man. Traffic was crazy. I got to all the mailman I got I got to like tomorrow, I’m going to buy more of this week. I got to get the 25 cuz I know, there’s 4.3 weeks in a month, I got to get to all hundred i. Just want you to know man, man, I work, i, hustled, dude, i, hi I was running. I had a hard time getting into this is office, but I dropped. You off a lot of elaborate stories, lot of details. There’s person gaining weight over no but I mean I just wanted to say, they’re eating the cupcakes. In each week, I have a false person to drop stuff off to you on the list to I know we are weak. One friend of mine called his chiropractor. He goes hey. I want you know:i never did get a drop off, and so maybe he just doesn’t know where I’m located I mean he’s your brother. After all, he would never not actually drop off stuff right realize this person is not actually working.

They’re Scamming me another business coach example. My cousin sent an email to somebody saying:listen, this is the email, that’s what the email thread says. I know you want to come visit visit us in tulsa. If you’ll tell him that you’re actually applying for a job, he is a bleeding heart and I quote for unemployed folks and people monday improve their lives. Just tell me looking for a job and he’ll pay for your airfare, so I saw in this happens all the time. So enemies, though, is it to do or like the united states hated the communists right. We hated the communist, but we hated the nazis more right. The united states hated the communists in world, war, I and world war united states has more. We hated 8 off hitler more so our country pragmatically decided to team up with the soviet union to demolish in attack the nazis from both sides. So steve I go back to you. Have you thought at least screwed by someone close to you yeah? We, we might be here all day if I just want to go to 5, so i, don’t know like when an entire office of 12 people led by one person, did like a coup and got me fired from a company. I was laughing about it because it’s like crazy how that happens, but it’s always starts with maybe like one or two people, oh yeah, and then, if they’re the strong personalities. What they’ll do is the other people just kind of fall in line, which is why smart people like doctors, he never tell you when you’re going out of town or where they’re going out of town to see they could be in town. They could be out of town. That’s what I did and they show up randomly talk about this next move from 48 laws of power, which is concealing your intentions.


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