Got this comment in from Jed on the back of Tuesday’s email about friends making you fat (and broke).
“Charlie, I have friends – some good ones that I’ve known for years. What makes the men in your group different? Jed.”
Now, let me level with you and level with Jed too.
Truth is I don’t know your friends.
- I don’t know what they do.
- I don’t know how they operate.
- I don’t know the standards they hold.
But here’s what I do know…
If you’re like most other smart ambitious men in this game, when it comes to money and production, you’d be wise to have men around you who are competent and who can get the job done.
After all, and if my friends are a measuring stick, good ones can still be morons and fuck-ups 🙂
… Now I don’t know about you, but me, and when it comes to providing and protecting for my own flesh and blood, I’d rather not leave my fate in the hands of those that don’t operate like you and I operate.
It’s why I always choose to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with other men who have mastery of certain skills:
- Men who can demonstrate commitment to a cause.
- Men who can be counted on in a crisis.
- Men who can be dependable no matter the tornado of shit.
- Men who are about “us” NOT them.
Or as Jack Donovan outlines in “The Way of Men,” others in your corner, who at their core, ooze:
See it’s time to consider that in order to become stronger, more courageous and more skilful in this game today, most would be wise to align themselves in a tribe and with others who have demonstrated these core virtues.
Truth is, these values are the measuring stick for the men that choose to step up to the plate and apply to join us here inside of The Alliance and The Fellowship.
… Because I have no interest in entertaining or motivating morons and fuck-up’s.
Understand that many apply to join us but few cut the mustard.
Only one in four, when questioned, have the iron disciple to tick all four boxes and make the final selection.
Probably why those that do, stick on average for 36 months.
And probably why they get results.
Because they feel no remorse, regrets or responsibility for those outside of the gates – even if they were once “good” friends.
They instead only owe apologies, arguments and explanations to those who have earnt it.
Make More. Provide More. Be More.