Working in the financial industry CNBC is always on the T.V.s in my office and unless you’ve been living under a rock you undoubtedly know that Facebook recently went public. As I watch Mark Zuckerberg in some of these interviews I cant help but notice the remarkable changes he has undergone in the last few years. Once sweaty, awkward, and shifty in interviews he now sits there in command giving careful responses with no hesitation to give a “go fuck yourself” answer or a dismissive look to the interviewer who he clearly deems inferior. Now don’t get me wrong from a social standpoint Id probably rather get kicked in the nuts than hangout with the guy and his girlfriend is ugly as shit but that s not the point. He reminds me of one of my favorite quotes from Fight Club “A guy who came to Fight Club for the first time, his ass was a wad of cookie dough. After a few weeks, he was carved out of wood.” This transformation can be summed up with three small words…..Alpha Dog Reps.
If you look at Zuckerberg or Tiger Woods, another guy who was pretty pussy who we watched grow up before our eyes, turn into a slut banging machine you see the same thing….Alpha Dog Reps. What I mean by Alpha Dog Reps is in spite of their beta tendencies no matter what room these guys walked into they were the baddest motherfuckers in the place even if they weren’t. Wherever they were they were the most important people and others bowed to them because of their accomplishments even though their weak personalities should have commanded much less respect. In Malcom Gladwells book “Outliers” he talks about how to become truly great at something you need 10,000 hours of practice. Bet your ass Tiger and Zuck got 10,000 hours of Alpha Dog Repetitions and the change in their personalities makes this wildly apparent.
Now as a CEO and a superstar athlete these two were able to collapse timeframes and get their reps in much quicker than the average guy since they were pretty much racking up practice every waking hour. Think on a smaller scale now to your own life, to the local celebrities that inhabit your universe, perhaps that’s even you. I can guarantee you have been somewhere and seen someone command the room and seen how others were drawn to that person. Now ask yourself why and how that person did it. A friend of mine is a doctor and we hang out with some of the hot medical reps that are trying to win his business, when we are all together he is unquestionably the Alpha Dog and getting the ever so important and sometimes allusive Alpha Dog reps. It never fails on nights we go out after hanging out with the medical reps first his game is tighter, them fawning over him has a direct correlation to his confidence later in the night because on a subconscious level he has been deemed desirable and is in an elevated mindset of importance. Whether you are at your local bar where you know everyone, your job, your rec league sports team, or whatever else you do in your life put yourself in as many positions as possible to be the person bringing the most to the table. My man Dagonet had a post up recently (crazy how much guys in the manosphere will be thinking the same shit at the same time) about being the “Best Man in the Room” and this is exactly what he’s getting at.
All of my posts since my return have been about making yourself better so no music on this post, gonna put up one of my favorite motivational videos if you skimmed through my entire post at least do yourself a favor and watch this. As always……Wake Up and Be Somebody