If you’ve listened to me long enough, you know my favorite book is none other than the 50th Law… Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Best-Selling Author, Robert Greene to the Sports Motivation Podcast! As we discuss topics like literature, 50 Cent’s personality and work ethic, and having a purpose, realize that Robert found his true calling at the age of 36. If you think you’re late to choosing your ultimate path, you’re wrong. Years of DO-ing, will get you to where you need to be. Thanks for tuning in!
Episode 175 Time Stamps:
(1:20) Welcome to the Sports Motivation Podcast, Robert!
(2:40) Un-tying yourself from the opinions of others
(8:02) Excel with your unique DNA
(10:51) Robert’s journey of discovery; started at age 36 | YouTube: Robert's TED TALK
(14:50) The reality of “Wasted time” and “Failure” | Ryan Holiday’s, “Obstacle Is The Way”
(19:40) Among many things you cannot change, you CAN change your ATTITUDE.
(21:43) A story about Law #1: “Never Outshine the Master”
(26:10) Applying Law #48: “Assume Formless-ness”
(30:05) From “Mastery”, a feature with jet fighter pilot, Cesar Rodriguez.
(31:57) Hours and hours, leads to habitual success | 50 Cent’s incredible self-discipline
(33:28) The beginning of Robert Greene’s friendship with 50 Cent.
(38:00) The fear of releasing a book that will fail.
(40:47) Consistency in anything will always lead to improvement.
(42:28) Push through your most frustrating days. | Not being in the mood to do what you do, and how to combat this way of thinking.
(46:04) If it comes to easy; re-evaluate your work.
(47:35) Athletes that inspire Robert Greene
(52:56) Pro athlete “loyalty”… An insight from former Blazers Coach: Nicolas Batum
(56:00) Problems with human nature: A preview of Robert’s new book coming soon!
(58:17) The “shadow” side of our personalities.
(1:01:10) Having a PURPOSE.
(1:03:55) A handful of books recommended by Robert:
Machiavelli, “The Prince” | Casanova, “Art of Seduction” | Sun Tzu, “The Art of War” | Carl Von Clausewitz, “On War” | Miyamoto Musashi, “The Book of 5 Rings”
(1:06:38) Robert's dream-roundtable: Machiavelli, Napoleon Bonaparte, Muhammad Ali, MLK Jr.
Robert Greene's, “Mastery”
Robert Greene's, “48 Laws of Power”
Robert Greene's, “The 33 Strategies of War”
Robert Greene's, “The Art of Seduction”
Robert Greene and 50 Cent, “The 50th Law”