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May 27, 2021

Robert Greene grew up in LA and graduated from University of California, Berkeley before finishing his degree in classical studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He had EIGHTY jobs which included all different kinds of things like a construction worker, translator, editor of magazines, and a Hollywood movie writer. Easily one of the best authors of our time, Robert has written The Laws of Human Nature, The 48 Laws of Power, Mastery, The 33 Strategies of War, The Art of Seduction, and The 50th Law.


In this episode, Brad and Robert discuss power, emotional mastery, authoring, and why it is so important to be aware. This episode is loaded with TONS of value.


00:00 Intro

02:18 How Robert became an author

04:22 Power defined

06:45 “Nobody in this world does not have an ego and when someone comes along and makes us feel insecure that we don’t belong where we are, it will trigger us.” - Robert Greene

08:33 Top three things to garner power for yourself

09:07 Bomb 1: It doesn’t matter whether people like you, it matters if they need you

11:49 “If you want people to do things for you, you have to appeal to their self interest”

19:12 The 48 Laws of Power, The Laws of Human Nature and any of Robert’s books can be found on amazon or anywhere you buy books

20:30 Bomb 2: Recognize evil before it enters your life

22:50 Robert’s Day

25:08 Relationships made with higher echelon rappers, athletes, and coaches

27:21 If you put the time and effort into something, you will get the results you want

30:08 “I want to entertain the reader, I want them to have some fun, that’s how you seduce the reader” - Robert Greene

31:00 How Robert prepares

34:40 The ratio of writing and research

36:58 Ryan Holiday

39:55 Tips for Brad’s book, “The Hard Way”

41:00 “My first draft always sucks” - Robert Greene

44:46 What era is Robert’s favorite

47:48 Bomb 3: You have to have a sense of purpose in your life that is a higher power

50:15 The Art of Seduction story

54:00 Mastery 

01:00:00 Robert’s stroke