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.
The lesson are generally laid out to go from:
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.
The goal of this course is less to give you “steps to follow” -albeit there’s a ton of those, too-, and more to help you grow your own social intuition and strategic thinking.
And to build those great advanced skills, you need solid foundations.
We learn the most when:
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:
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.
Should I go through all the lessons?
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.
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 much of the dating strategies and techniques, and zeroed in on the very basics -the same basics that also apply to socialization in general-.
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.
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).
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:
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:
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.