The Odessa Tapes: Part V (The #1 Way to Get Powerful Friends)
Power is very predictable… the same people tend to attain it.
Welcome to the fifth and final installment of The Odessa Tapes series.
I truly enjoyed my time in Odessa, Texas.
It gave me a lot of time to myself.
I was able to catch up on some reading.
More importantly, I was able to further map out the future.
Big things are coming for Strength By Sonny.
The final topic of this mini-project is the #1 way to get powerful friends at any age.
This ties into everything I have talked about on this site so far.
Your ability to communicate and relate with others must be at your core.
You need social skills.
Solid social skills are a fast ticket to an enjoyable lifestyle.
Friends, women, associates… solid interpersonal skills will get you there.
It’s not what you know but who you know.
Powerful friends can get you anything you want in life.
They can open doors.
They can grease the wheels for you.
They can make important introductions.
A simple association with them can turn a nobody into a somebody.
Do you know what power is?
Power is influence.
A powerful individual is one who people naturally react to.
There is an element of universal respect at play.
Power comes in all shapes and sizes.
Men of all ages and backgrounds exhibit power.
However, certain patterns tend to reveal themselves time and time again.
Age and Experience usually bring power.
This goes for any social situation or institutional-like atmosphere.
Think back to elementary school.
Who were the students who had the most power?
The cool fifth and sixth graders.
What about high school? Who had the most power?
The cool Juniors and Seniors.
College? Same thing.
What about after school aka the real world?
It’s usually the guys who are in their 40’s (and beyond) who are killing it in life.
No matter what stage in life or age group you look at, age and experience are usually the prerequisites for relative power over a particular population.
Why do age and experience equal status?
It is because there is a certain vibe that seasoned veterans give off.
People cannot help but have a certain respect for those who “have been there done that.”
We recognize those who have truly walked the walk.
Those individuals exhibit a certain calmness that universally attracts people.
The world is a confusing place.
Many people stress themselves out by simply trying to find their place in the Universe.
This is not the case with older, more established people who know exactly where they stand.
While the masses operate in chaos mode, constantly questioning themselves, the powerful cruise through life getting what they want when they want.
How do you get powerful friends?
We have already established that the powerful usually have a combination of age and experience which gives them the power in the first place.
My solution for you is to embrace your status as the Young Buck.
In other words, in order to befriend the older more established people, you want to be viewed as the young up and comer.
You want to be viewed as a source of enormous potential.
Ideally, you want a powerful individual to look at you and think, “I see a younger version of myself” or “I see a little bit of myself.”
The second best thing is for them to look at you think of you as the future.
In others words, when you are their age, you will be in their shoes.
Understand that the powerful love taking someone under their wing and teaching them the way.
This happens a lot because the powerful do not want to be forgotten.
They have a tendency to want to leave a legacy.
The most efficient way to do this is to take an individual who shows a lot of promise and mold them into someone worthy of eventually passing on the torch to.
This is how craftsmen operated in The Middle Ages.
The master craftsman would take on an apprentice and show him the way.
This master apprentice relationship has been repeated throughout history.
It will continue to be repeated because it is a natural tendency of human relations… particularly among the powerful.
Click play to hear me elaborate on the powerful and the benefits of fulfilling the Young Buck role. I will include various examples from different stages of my life to further illustrate my point. I will also cite several examples in film. This is the final podcast in The Odessa Tapes series. Enjoy!
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0:55- The importance of age and experience.
1:31- What makes the powerful attractive?
1:45- The easiest way to get powerful friends.
2:19- What makes potential attractive?
2:57- Humanity is obsessed with potential.
3:26- How the powerful leave legacies.
4:29- Film Example #1 Wall Street
5:32- Film Example #2 Star Wars
6:15- You learn the way to do things… fast.
7:04- It gives you automatic status.
7:40- Sonny’s school days examples.
10:32- Powerful friends help you mature faster.
10:59- How I established an elite social circle in Austin.
12:13- Confidence and a greater understanding of self.
13:04- How befriending the powerful has impacted my life.
14:30- It’s all about universal respect.