“If you go deeper into yourself, you’ll find below the surface four or five things, other emotions, other things going on at the same time. Perhaps things from your childhood, things that are unconscious. You’re not even aware of what’s truly motivating your behavior. You’re kind of sleepwalking. You think that you do things for reason A, but actually, there’s B, C, D, E, and F below the surface. So you’re a mystery to yourself.”
Robert Greene is a six-time New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and strategist known for his works on mastery, power, and seduction. His international bestsellers include The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, The 33 Strategies of War, The 50th Law (partnered with 50 Cent), Mastery, and The Laws of Human Nature. He attended the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, earning a B.A. in classical studies.
Robert’s work has made him a somewhat controversial figure, with his books on power and seduction drawing criticism for being ruthless, amoral, and even dangerous. Yet his work has continued to influence millions of readers, including high-level executives, professional athletes, and top musicians like 50 Cent and Jay-Z.
His latest book, The Daily Laws, is a compilation of insights gathered over the past 22 years and sparked by a conversation with his mentee and bestselling author, Ryan Holiday. The book is a collection of daily meditations broken into four quarters that draw inspiration from his ideas on mastery, power, seduction, and understanding human nature.
In this episode, Robert shares how you can discover your creative calling by uncovering your hidden motivations and ignoring the worldly distractions telling you how you should live. He also shares what motivated him to become a prolific writer and how you can find your place in life.
Specific highlights from our conversation include:
- How to become aware of what truly motivates you by digging below the surface.
- Why Robert practices daily meditation to better understand his attitude and the negative patterns altering his life.
- Why almost everyone has an incorrect opinion of themself, and how they can overcome it through self-reflection.
- Details about his new book, The Daily Laws, and how to apply each daily meditation to your life.
- Plus much more ….
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