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How to Make The Most of Power University


1. Apply Yourself

It starts with you.

The best teacher in the world cannot accomplish anything without a receptive audience.
But couple a great teacher with a driven student, and you can move mountains.

The deal we propose is simply this:

You provide the motivation and we give you the tools and skills to gain (more) control over your life.

2. Arm Yourself With An Open Mind

Sometimes the information in this course does not paint the prettiest picture of human nature.

But true self-empowerment must be based on raw, unadulterated reality.

Only by learning people’s -and our own- human nature, including its darkest sides, we can then shape it, change it, harness it and, eventually, even transcend it.

3. Go In Order (From Simplest to Most Advanced)

The lesson are generally laid out to go from:

  1. From foundational to advanced: from what might seem “simple”, to what one may label “advanced” (Foundational -> Intermediate -> Advanced
  2. From mindsets to strategies and techniques: mindsets -> strategies -> techniques
  3. From high-level strategies to techniques: high-level strategies are what some may refer to as “general principles” or as the more marketing-oriented folks may even call “laws”

So, the initial lessons might seem “obvious”, “simple”, or even “too generic for practical purposes” at first blush.

It’s been our experience though that even more advanced folks benefit from going through our foundations.
So we highly recommend not skipping right away to the “sexier” lessons on frame control, power tech, high-power behavior, leadership, and Machiavellianism.
Also because:

3.2. “Learning to Fish” Principle

We have plenty of instructions and steps to follow here.

In some cases, that’s possible.
However, in some others cases, context is too important for “laws and steps”.

So a major goal of this course is to help you grow your own social intuition and strategic thinking.
We call this the “learning to fish” principle. Once you learn the foundations of fishing, you can easily adapt whether you’re in a small or larger river, or in the ocean, or fishing smaller or larger fish.

Such as, you learn the mindsets, the principles, and the strategies… And then you adapt the techniques, or even come up with your own.

And to build those fishing skills, you need solid foundations.

4. Leverage Quizzes As Enhanced Learning Tools

We learn the most when:

  1. We are forced to think things over on our own
  2. We go from concrete examples to abstractions

And that’s exactly what the quizzes are for: to provide you with concrete examples, and to make you think before choosing the most effective course of action.

So the way to use quizzes as learning tools is:

  1. Immerse yourself in the case study: read or watch carefully, and put yourself in the shoes of the protagonists
  2. Think it over: what’s happening, who’s winning, the best strategies to achieved the desired results…
  3. Pick the best answer(s)
  4. Check your answers at the end of the quiz: that’s how you internalize the learning
  5. Have a learner’s mindset: focus not on “doing good”, but on getting good. More on mindsets in “Ultimate Power”

When you finished a quiz, press the button “View Questions”:

You will get to the explanation:

Compare what you picked and what you thought, with the actual answers.
That’s the equivalent of high-intensity training for (advanced) social intelligence.

5. Be Efficient, But Go Through As Many Lessons As You Can


Should I go through all the lessons?

Short answer:

If you’re short on time, focus on the basics, sometimes marked as “foundational”, and skip the lessons marked as “(OPTIONAL)” or (“THEORY”).

However, if you got time, I advise going through all the lessons.

There’s truly nothing like Power University.
So even if takes longer, you’re still being highly efficient because you’re investing time in (one of the very) best self-development program you’ll ever go through.

So for example, you might not be interested in dating.

Or in relationships, career strategies, or leadership…

Still, I recommend you go through those modules anyway.

Why so?


  1. They’re all part of the human puzzle: and you gain a better understanding -and more power- if you get all the pieces
  2. Some key concepts apply to any human interaction, but are only explained in one module: to keep PU lean and mean, I avoid repetitions. So for example “how to match and mirror to create rapport” is in the “career” module on “how to work your boss”. But it applies to any relationship

As John correctly noted when going through Seduction University:

John: Thanks to Seduction University I realize (…) Some dating concepts apply to social life

Yep, that much is true.
Luckily, if you don’t need the dating module, today you don’t need Seduction University.
In the 8th version of Power University we removed many of the dating strategies and techniques, and zeroed in on the very basics -the same basics that also apply to socialization in general-.

5.2. Should Men Take the Lessons for Women? If You Can, Yes.

There are some lessons earmarked “for women”.

And I recommend men to also go through them, for the same reason as above.

Three more reasons why you should:

1. You’ll know yourself better:
Men and women are rarely 100% masculine or 100% feminine. Understanding the most stereotypically gender-specific traits and behavior increases your self-awareness

2. You’ll be more socially effective:
Learning how genders differ allows you to strategically play up or down your masculine or feminine side, depending on the situation

3. You’ll strategize & persuade better:
You can better tailor your persuasions when you know what best appeals to each gender.

And one more benefit for those actively dating:

4. You’ll get better at dating & seducing:
One of the main reasons some women loved our time together is because I can lean more on the feminine side when talking, bonding, and relating.
If you can do that while keeping an overall strong frame, then you can become that ultra-rare “total package” that sets you aside from everyone else.

The same applies to women.
Being able to relate to a man better than any other woman makes you a special woman.

5.3. You Can Skip The “Optional” Lessons If you Fully Understand A Concept

The 8.0 upgrade added tags to the lessons’ titles to help you navigate Power University.

The “OPTIONAL” tag generally refers to “more content”, often either less foundational principles and techniques, or more examples and case studies.
If you thoroughly understood the main lesson and if you’re truly in a rush, then these are lessons you may skip (or come back to it on a second run).

6. Be Efficient, But Also Try to Go Through The Examples & Case Studies

In theory, you may only read the strategies, techniques and “steps”, and skip all the examples.

However, case studies and examples are often not just nice to have, but case studies and examples help solidify and internalize the principle, strategy, or technique in your mind.
Equally important, case studies and examples help you grow your own social intuition and “feel”.

Such as, the examples help you go from “I understand” from a logical point of view, to “I get it” and embed it in your subconscious.

This crucial point is lost on some folks.
A refund request once mentioned that PU was too much storytelling rather than scientific principles and steps to follow. The user was mistaken because PU focuses on internalizing the principles because it’s the only way to properly learn and develop your own intuition as a budding strategist.
It’s 30% scientific principles & steps to follow, and 70% case studies to internalize those principles and steps.

Since examples and case studies are so crucial there’s many of them.
However, for clarity, ease of navigation, and to keep the main lesson brief, we sometimes separated the case studies from the main lesson:

7. You Can Skip The Links If You Thoroughly Understand The Concept And Its Applications

Same as above for the examples.

There are many links in Power University.
But you’re not supposed to follow them all.

Keep in mind: PU is your foundation, it’s your 80%, and it’s designed to be self-contained and exhaustive.

The links are there as an opportunity for more, not as a must.
Think of them as:

  1. Expanding on the basic principles and strategies for those who want more
  2. Examples and case studies for those who need more examples of how to apply the concepts in real-life

I personally would recommend to always go for more case studies and real-life applications unless a concept is 100% clear.
As a matter of fact, even if you think it’s 100%, chances are you may still learn more with the case studies, so I’d still recommend a quick scan.
But if you feel you truly “got it”, then you can skip the link and move on.

Read more here, including alumni’s opinions (alumni only).
Thanks to Ali Scarlett for this note.

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