How mafia bosses and military leaders command deity-like obedience

My first unit in the Army.

My platoon sergeant. Still, to this day, the best leader I’ve ever had. He had this knack for pulling the absolute max out of every soldier in his unit.

And making his subordinates love him for it.

To us, he was kind of a god.

Truth be told, it was a bit cultish. Haha.

But he was highly effective at getting his troops to perform. Not surprising that he made 1SG faster than all his peers. Faster than almost anyone ever does.

I eventually got pulled out of that unit and sent to Iraq with a different one… but last I heard, he went officer and, today, is a general.

Again, not surprising to me.

In any case, he had this way of creating both fear and admiration simultaneously — something I latched onto. You’d love working for him, but also wouldn’t dare cross him.

Anyway, I never forgot what that was like.

And I started emulating what he did…

And I ended up making E-6 in six years in the Army.

Incredibly rare.

It was also the reason I was chosen to run the warehouse I was in charge of in Iraq over another E-6 and an E-7. Plus made a squad leader over others in my platoon who outranked me.

Also deadly effective with clients…

To keep them in line.

And turn them into raving fans who can send you repeat business and referrals. In fact, it’s one of the big reasons why I ended up on the “celebrity” projects I did… for Tim Ferriss, Inc Magazine and the others.

Even more…

I’ve never been in the mafia, but if you watch any documentary and the big mob bosses, almost without fail, you’ll see this tactic at work… in how they command both deep love AND fear from their closest allies.

In any case, I cover it in Lesson #2 in my Ascension Matrix course. Right now the course is a full 83% off the regular price. But, time’s a tickin’ on that deal.

It ends promptly tomorrow, July 6th at 11:59pm CST.

So, if you want in, you need to grab it before then.

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