48 Laws of Power: Law #34 Be Royal in Your Own Fashion: Act Like A King to Be Treated Like One

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

  •      The way you carry yourself determines how you’re treated
  •      Appearing vulgar or common will make people disrespect you
  •      Kings respect themselves and inspire the same in others
  •      By acting confident you make yourself destined to wear a crown

This law ties in well with the one about arguing with people. What is seen is always far more potent than what is heard. You can go on and on to someone about this, that and the other thing: the things you do to improve yourself, know how on any topic, etc. They will never receive the message as fully as when they see you killing it yourself.

Walk into a room with dominant body language and a grounded mental state and anything you do thereafter will be seen in the frame of a king amongst his subjects, something you could never convince someone of in words.

Assume the sale. Lack of a red light is is your green light. Every 8/10 and above desperately wants you. This has to be the reality you bring her into. Hot girls will walk right past you on the sidewalk and not even look in your direction. It’s all on you to stop her. Natural selection literally rules out the men who are too scared to lead, too timid to escalate, too afraid to approach. Women are betas. They will not steer your ship, they will find someone who knows how to be a captian.

“You know what a Queen is? She’s the Kings bitch.” -Patrice O’Neal

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48 Laws of Power: Law #26 Keep Your Hands Clean

Law 26: Keep your hands clean

  •      Never appear soiled by mistakes
  •      Use others as scapegoats to disguise your involvement

The goal of this law is to prioritize your image. Be cognizant of your actions because every step you take affects your personal brand. Impulsive personalities usually have a terrible image. Meticulous individuals are usually deemed to have a spotless appearance by others.

This is why one of my career goals is to have a personal assistant in some capacity. Besides making your life easier and doing the mindless work, you are essentially paying them to be your cat’s paw, to reject requests/hurt feelings on your behalf and thus displace negative emotions away from you.

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48 Laws of Power: Law #24 Play the Perfect Courtier

Law 24: Play the perfect courtier

  •      Master the art of indirection
  •      Assert power gracefully

Think about your past managers and bosses. Which ones did you work hardest for? I’m betting they were not the ones who were constantly belittleing you or telling you what to do in an agressive manner. You probably worked hardest for the ones who treated you with respect and shared a few jokes now and again.

Now think about the people who have worked under you. Did you like the knowitalls who acted like they knew better than you? When around people working for you, don’t take credit for things that go well. Give them the credit even if it was you who made the difference. This sends the message to your people that you are fully aware that it is they who carry out the tasks and are dependent on them doing it right. This will help make them feel appreciated. People are much more likely to work hard if they feel their work is appreciated.

Make people WANT to help you out. That will always produce the best results.

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48 Laws of Power: Law #22 Use The Surrender Tactic: Transform Weakness Into Power

Law 22: Use the surrender tactic: transform weakness into power

  •      When you’re weaker, never fight just for honor but surrender
  •      Do not give them the satisfaction to win, surrender
  •      Turn the other cheek to infuriate them

The idea here is to pick your battles, like several of the other laws. If you know you’re dealing with a stronger opponent that 99/100 times will beat you on whatever battlefield you’re fighting on, a lost battle doesn’t mean the war is over. Surrender, observe, train, get better, and strike when you’re more capable and ready.

Flipside: If you’re dealing with a weaker opponent that has everything to gain whilst you have everything to lose , then on the off chance they show you up/win it’s better not to give them the opportunity to siphon your power. Taking unnecessary risks out of ego is the worst thing a Machiavellian can do, don’t entertain an upstart just because they’ve called you a name or lashed out at your ego. Show self-restraint. “Lions care not for the opinions of sheep.” You can only control others when first you learn to master yourself. It is better to ignore upstarts and let your following do the dirty work for you rather than lay into your challengers yourself. Remember the law – keep your hands clean.

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