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All of us have someone we listen to. If you are a child, you need to listen to your parents. If you work somewhere, you need to listen to your boss. And if you own a business you need to listen to your shareholders and partners. That is why learning how to deal with power and people above you is important. Doing the wrong thing can end up with massive consequences.
With that said, there was this guy called Mark that knew how to manipulate people really well. Mark worked for high profile businessmen and advised the president. While working for those people, he learned how to deal with power and how to manipulate people with power. His trick was simple.
Never outshine the master
When Mark first started working, he wanted to impress his superiors and show them his intelligence. He impressed people around him for a while, however, soon his superiors got jealous and felt insecure around him. Which led to them blocking Mark’s career. In fact, it got to a degree where he was forced to resign.
Mark’s desire to impress and please his superiors backfired and instead inspired jealousy and insecurity. That is why you need to learn how to manipulate the ego of other people and make them feel like they are superior. If you make them feel brilliant and superior, you will be able to manipulate them with ease.
We wish our readers don’t just simply read this story but rather also reflect on the lessons mentioned. See if you can implement any of the lessons taught in your life.
Book: The 48 laws of power by Robert Greene
- Never outshine the master.
Always make those above you feel comfortably superior. While trying to please and impress them, do not go too far in displaying your talents or you might accomplish the opposite – inspire fear and insecurity. If you make your master appear more brilliant than they are, you will be able to manipulate them to get what you want.
Notice: All of the content above is fictional.