In this episode of The Human Upgrade my guest fits right into the podcast transition to The Human Upgrade because he gets into the grittiness of what humans can do to level themselves up. No. 1New York Timesbestselling author Robert Greene shares science-backed knowledge about human nature.
You know you want to be more powerful, more in control and excellent at what you do.
Robert’s insights help you do just that. He gives you actionable tips that help you unlock limitations you may be putting on yourself so you can move your life upward and forward. (Similar to something I like to tell my team is great momentum: “up and to the right.”)
World leaders, military generals, business executives, philosophers, and hip-hop moguls alike revere Robert’s books.
After writing about mastery and power for more than two decades, he’s now become a TikTok sensation and the universal truth for a new generation.
He’s one of my favorite authors who’s profoundly influenced my own life and been on the podcast twice before. Both episodes are must listens: [The 48 Laws of Power – #380] (https://daveasprey.com/the-48-laws-of-power-robert-greene-380/) and [The Laws of Human Nature – #575] (https://daveasprey.com/robert-greene-575/) . I asked him back to talk about his latest book:“ [The Daily Laws: 366 Meditations on Power, Seduction, Mastery, Strategy, and Human Nature] (https://www.amazon.com/Daily-Laws-Meditations-Seduction-Strategy/dp/0593299213) .”
“In “The 48 Laws of Power,” I talk about deception and con artists,” Robert says. “But in The Laws of Human Nature, it's almost about self-deception, how we're con artists with ourselves, how we create an image of ourselves as being morally right, being a good person, being intelligent, being rational, being empathetic. Whereas in fact, we're usually quite far below that ideal. … Because your default position is to always look externally and blame other people.”
In “The Daily Laws,” he distills the best of his previous books and never-before-published material in to one amazing life guide for you.He lays out themes for each month of the year: Power, seduction, persuasion, strategy, human nature, toxic people, self-control, mastery, psychology, leadership, adversity and creativity. Within these themes he features a “daily law” for you to follow.
“By not looking at ourselves in an honest way, and glossing over our own flaws and weaknesses, we become trapped in patterns of behavior that we cannot control,” Robert says in his new book. “As the years go by, and the misreadings, missteps, and unrealistic decisions pile up, we can become bitter confused, and damaged.”
“The Daily Laws” is designed to reverse [these] toxic patterns and reconnect you to reality,” Robert says. “It takes aim at the various delusions we have all absorbed and seeks to attune your mind instead to the most entrenched traits of human nature and how our brains actually operate.”
Listen on for thetruth bombs.