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How Robert Greene Seized His Moment of Opportunity To Launch One of The Most Successful Writing Careers in History

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Today’s guest is none other than Robert Greene, the author of the New York Times Bestseller’s, The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, The 33 Strategies of War, and The 50th Law.

His highly anticipated fifth book, Mastery, examines the lives of great historical figures such as Charles Darwin, Mozart, Paul Graham, and Henry Ford and distils the traits and universal ingredients that made them masters. In addition to having a strong following in the business world and a deep following in Washington, D.C, Greene’s books are hailed by everyone from war historians to the biggest musicians like Jay-Z and 50 Cent as being Bibles that they follow.

Pivotal moments you don’t want to miss in this episode  

1

Valuable Writing Advice

What an English teacher said to him after he handed in a paper that completely changed the way he looked at writing.
2

Common Writing Mistakes

Examples of mistakes people make when writing.
3

Keys To Resilience and Opportunity

His perseverance and the mindset that he had when he got the opportunity to write his first book, The 48 Laws of Power.
4

Dealing With Dire Times

His experience of what was a do or die situation for him.
5

A Word Of Caution

The role of good writing and why you should be careful of overwriting.