If you are looking for success lessons from the brightest heads of history, looking to improve yourself and better your life, to become a successful modern Machiavellian and learn about the dynamics of power, are interesting in in-depth discussions & cutting edge tips on influencing people without falling victim to the games people around you play; you have come to the right place.
To summarise the pillars of my blog:
- Providing the highest quality and DEFINITIVE advice on Power Dynamics, persuasion, politics and social interactions. I do so by telling you what worked for me and others and by cutting out excessive stressful, futile and pointless information.
- To encourage you and show you that most of the self-help gurus and consultants are dead wrong, robbing you of your valuable time, energy & money.
- Working, applicable in-depth information on how to acquire more power.
- How to become a master strategist & persuader who influences people to do his bidding and avoids getting played for a fool.
- Machiavellianism applied to personal and professional life. No matter how you define success and power, these principles apply to everyone and you NEED to know them!
- Real-life proven Machiavellian teachings for the modern prince interested in ascending the throne.
What you won’t find here:
- Clichés, superficial, over hyped information without a scientific foundation
- No magic bullets (they don’t exist) or promotion of useless products
- Wicked perversions of morals & ethics being pushed upon you
You can stop reading now unless you want more background information. Probably not that useful but maybe interesting though by no means mandatory.
What is Modern Machiavelli about?
Hello, and welcome to my brand new blog. Let me start with a short introduction about myself and follow up with a look behind the curtains. Why I decided to share my expertise and how this is immensely going to profit you.
Let’s begin our journey with a short introduction of the author, which would be me. Lionel Fox. A Modern Machiavellian
Not only am I a passionate fan of sports, enabling me to either network, showcase my skills and give my brain & spirit a time off. Moving on to business, where I am also a person with a long history and expertise in the field of PR (formerly known as Propaganda) and have a secondary job in politics.
I have always been unlucky in the sense of not being able to defend myself against the terror that law 41 brings along. Never step into a great Man’s Shoes. Both my father and my mother have been involved in politics and other areas of public life, amassing a huge following behind them, which has its positive but also negative sides. I have always been and always will be compared to their almost unachievable accomplishments. Many a person would have decided to embrace his useless existence, which will never appease the public, lain down and died. Accepted his family’s offer to take up a job, paying a fine sum, being a good puppy who helps bring glory to his master while drowning in his own regrets of why he is cursed with such high expectations.
My Journey to Enlightenment
I hate to admit it but I had fallen into a pattern of rather self-destructive behaviour and habits that did nothing for my advancement to a better self. I stopped improving myself and felt comfortable. In short, I lost my anger. It was almost an act of self-sabotage. A state of being content with my current life, having a beautiful girlfriend and a pleasant job through connections.
Actually, 99,9% of the people would say I was living a great life because I have always been a very positive and optimistic person. When you shook my hand, the handshake was accompanied by a huge, heart-warming smile. You were gripping my flesh, looking into my eyes but couldn’t peek behind the illusory mask of fake happiness. But do you know what the worst thing about it was? I believed that I was happy.
(Disclaimer: I am not a member of the church of Scientology and I won’t offer you an Oxford Capacity Analysis)
Many of you have already asked and will ask: Lionel, what’s wrong with being happy and content?
Answer: A lot!
You always should be grateful for the things you have. This in fact does make many happy. However, if you are always content with what you have, merely living and enjoying your good but mediocre life; you are never going to achieve greatness & mastery.
I could never be contempt with a good job, paying me a little fortune, knowing that I actually did not deserve it. In my life I experienced a massive turnaround. From being contempt and happy with a mediocre (the plebeians would refer to it as “awesome”) existence, but I always knew that it was not enough. Something was lacking.
Greatness doesn’t know the words comfort zone, fear, doubt or mental self-masturbation.
I lacked the self-discipline, motivation and especially ambition to reach newer heights. My big ego constantly placed huge obstacles in my way, but for the first time of my life, I decided to jump over these obstacles and never look back, accepting and later on abusing the given circumstances.
What terrible things must have happened that made me decide to give up my nice, comfortable life in the comfort zone and constantly challenge myself? Was it that I wasted hours and hours on low-value activities? That I didn’t start university until the age of 27? That I had a good but unfulfilling job? That I was abducted by aliens who planted the seed of this way of thinking into my head?
No, no and surprisingly no again. It just clicked and I turned my life around 180° by following my own rule set. By thinking out of the box and analysing where all the self-help, 7 step, feel-good bullshit material out there went wrong.
After reading over 100 books on power, manipulation, psychology, success, entrepreneurship, leadership, habits, time management and the likes, I discovered that, despite having improved my mind as a whole, the formular didn’t end up and prevented me from rising even more.
I came to the realisation that all the self – improvement resources out there are not really meant for improving oneself. You are supposed to get a good feeling out of it and buy more of the same “guru”. They sell you their overpriced materials for the sake of making you feel good for a short time and then come back to get another “fix”. Similar to heroin junkies we live in a world of artificially created self-help junkies. This is something we need to change.
And boy I did want to change something more than everyone who ever lived on this beautiful planet wanted. I sat down, gathered all the facts and was looking for a way to improve my life and take it to a next level. This sounds biblical and maybe too extreme, but trust me, it comes close to being an euphemism. I asked myself what I wanted, and what I deserved and what it would take to really make myself happy. I came up with 2 conclusions: Number 1: Become the chancellor. A task unachievable for the masses but actually not that unattainable for me, because I am blessed with a natural Machiavellian tendency with the desire to lead people and lead my country to glory. A
I asked myself what I really wanted and came up with 2 conclusions: Number 1: Become the chancellor. A task unachievable for the masses but actually not that unattainable for me, because I am blessed with a natural Machiavellian tendency with the desire to lead people and lead my country to glory. A
Number 1: Become a highly influential politician. A task unachievable for the masses but actually not that unattainable for me, because I am blessed with a natural Machiavellian tendency with the desire to lead people and lead my country to glory. A rethorical heavyweight blessed with a deep voice and quick though process, while also having the advantage of being beautiful and a good portion of newly acquired self-esteem. The perfect recipe for charisma.
Number 2: Leading people and showing them how to defend themselves against power schemes and plotting against their enemies. Providing value to people seeking to not get under the wheels of modern power schemes.
At first I didn’t want to teach what I learned during my childhood and life with others, but decided that this would be the best course to lead me onto a path of happiness. And with the great feedback I receive from people all over the world, I know that I have taken the right path (this doesn’t mean that I will cease my involvement in politics and abandon my ambitions). Focusing on opening the eyes of my followers is such a grateful experience, that could not be replicated in a hundred years of opting in into the game of power.
Everyone has to prove something, it doesn’t matter who you are. You have to prove something to your friends, your boss, your girlfriend, your family… to yourself!
What’s in it for you?
This blog is dedicated to topics I have spent numerous years researching, philosophizing about and subsequently applying. I am going to debunk the biggest myths, false prophets and money making schemes regarding self-growth, personal development, life coaching and other shady tactics and techniques that do nothing for your personal improvement and only separate you from your money and frame it in a way that they actually do you a favor by doing so.
Since I have access to the best teachers, experts and professors of the country I am going to share their profound knowledge and insider secrets about business, marketing, entrepreneurship, consumer psychology, sales & especially about acquiring and securing Power. What I paid a ton of money for, as well a lifetime of learning, for will be available to you, completely free!
My way is vastly different from the mainstream fancy feel-good crowd of self-proclaimed gurus. Fact is: 99,99% of all information on self-improvement & power is wrong! If you follow their advice (which usually involves buying expensive books, seminars or webinars) you will most likely fail to change anything.
It all comes down to simple math. You follow instructions and routines that work, and it will work for anyone, EVERYTIME! If you do what doesn’t work, you will never achieve long-term benefits as soon as the first surge of motivation is gone.
The good news is that you can fix this right now, by becoming a member of my community. Together we will learn how to manage our time, focus, energy and effort, and direct it towards the realization of our goals on top of discovering the laws behind the power dynamics that take place all around us.
I chose the things that work, cut out the troubles, mental effort and tiring process of hitting a wall after the other, and hereby deliver hassle free results. Not only did this work for me but everyone I gave my advice to, managed to turn his life around and improve in many areas.
At first, I didn’t even think about sharing my research and material with “strangers”. I do this for myself. Was actually reluctant to share with you. But some good talkings later I changed my opinion and am going to teach anyone who is interest in achieving his dreams. Follow me, banter with me, let’s improve together and learn about the games people play.
I can personally guarantee you that if you only follow a fraction of my advice, you too are going to see amazing life-changing results. I did it and you can too!
Where do “Power Dynamics” fit in?
Power. Noun. The reason why we are on route to conquering the universe and not living in trees like apes anymore.
Our need for power, status and recognition was the main driving factor for the success of the human race. The reason why we neither live in caves nor on trees anymore. The need for power leads to ambition. Ambition leads to building a bigger cave, buying a bigger car, having exquisite taste. In short wanting to have more and have it better than our fellow human being. This might sound like an “evil” thing at the first glance. If you analyse our need for recognition you will soon come to the conclusion that this merely is human nature and we all should strive to achieve greatness. To make enough money to have an amazing lifestyle that makes us happy.
By no means am I claiming that you need to do anything possible to get more money, power, status etc. Ethics and compassion are the second big area that separates us from animals. Though sometimes it is mandatory to bend them. Try to be loyal and not an asshole, unless it highly benefits you or is necessary.
All I am saying is that you need to be aware of the power dynamics all around us. The Power Dynamics are amoral and you can’t opt-out of the game of power! Therefore it is important to study this subject to protect yourself from immoral people who are out to damage you and your reputation and try to manipulate you for their personal gain.
While I am interested in internal politics as well as foreign affairs I have decided to leave out these topics and instead focus on the power dynamics behind them.
Profound knowledge of the power dynamics can make you a success or break you!
Money & Power is the root of all evil!
Wrong. Having no money and no power is the root of all evil. There is nothing “noble” about having no money. If you have a family and a couple of mouths to feed, wouldn’t you agree with me if I said that it would be evil to have no money? At some point in your life, people are going to depend on you and your ability to provide financial stability and security.
Scientific fact: Having money makes you happy! 75.000$ per year is the optimum income. Having more money makes you even happier. But if you breach the limit of 75k you will run into diminishing returns. Here is a scientist who has proven and is the living proof that money, in fact DOES make you happy: Study
I am going to teach you how to spot and a fend off manipulation attempts. I have been confronted with these games on a constant basis in business life as well as my personal life. We are going to take a look at real life examples of people being played and manipulated; persons suffering from the Dark Triad (Psychopathy, Narcissism and Machiavellianism); cults; power dynamics in business and politics.
To summarise the pillars of my blog:
- Providing the highest quality and DEFINITIVE advice on Power Dynamics, by telling you what worked for me and others and by cutting out excessive stressful, futile and pointless information.
- To encourage you and show you that most of the self-help gurus and consultants are dead wrong and how they steal your time, energy and money; and what you can do to really help yourself!
- Working, in-depth information on how to achieve positive changes. Real life proven steps for real people.
- The power dynamics applied to personal and professional life. No matter how you define success and power, these principles apply to everyone and you NEED to know them!
What you won’t find here:
- Clichés, superficial, over hyped information on self-improvement or the Dark Triad
- No magic bullets (they don’t exist) or useless products that I pressure you into buying
- Wicked perversions of morals & ethics being pushed upon you
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