Building Power & Creating Your Tribe Revisited

March 2, 2021
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A few years back I posted about Building Power and Creating your Tribe and I wanted to revisit this as many here have begun their journeys to do just this, it is a good reminder.


I believe everything is about sex, and therefore the philosophies and strategies we discuss will always boil down to affecting your sexual strategy in one way or another. Our evolutionary drive has been great at pushing our species into new uncharted territories, but the common thread that follows all of history is that those who have sex and children carry on humanity.

But there are a lot of facets to life that we barely touch on here at TheRedPill, even though many of these facets are integral to finding happiness in life.

For some of us, finding sexual success is such a consuming task that we don't consider what we would do on the other side once we do find this success. For others, improving one's station in life is the major hurdle to even begin to find sexual success.

Every thread here starts with "do you even lift bro?" which is certainly the easiest life decision you can make to instantly change your life's path for the better. But there is so much more to discuss.

We've touched on limiting your liability in our culture that no longer hides its contempt for men. Instead of the pendulum swinging back as we hoped a few years ago, it is now more dangerous than ever to interact with a woman. Hollywood is getting hit hard, with dozens of accusations coming forward every week.

We've also touched on careers, money, video games, happiness, suicide, depression, drugs, and dozens of other subjects relevant not only to getting laid but to becoming a whole person with a healthy sex life.

But in this we have missed some of the most important aspects to life as men. Comradery, power and tribes.

Those who saw my introduction to the "building power" flair already know where I'm headed with this.

It isn't enough to lift, dress well, and approach women at bars. Women come and go, but the number one factor that has brought meaning and stability to my life wasn't women, it was the network of men in my life who I could depend on. Not just friends, and certainly not casual friends, but instead men that I consider to be my brothers.

Building a network of men that you can rely on is the single-most important requirement in a man's life.

  • What good is avoiding getting falsely accused by a woman... if you don't have a support network for when you do?

  • What good is building power if you don't have men you can depend on to defend you when others attack?

  • What good is having every skill under the sun if you don't have the network to accomplish complicated goals?

When you build this network, it stands to accomplish more than simply being a support network when things go wrong. This network becomes a unit with which you can band together and accomplish goals and tasks with greater efficiency and speed than any individual could. You become an economic and social unit with the strength of diverse specializations that can now compete with the world on incredible footing.

It should come as no surprise that our culture is focused on individualism as its primary mode. Men are at their weakest when they are unable to form tribes, and you better know that it is this very fact that has been used against us. Weak, thirsty men will undermine other men if it means sucking at the teat of social and female validation - even if only briefly. And when all men are focused against each other, they are unable to harness their god-given power, relinquishing it to the those running the show today: those who have built power.

Building power and building a tribe go hand-in-hand. Which is why we started the TRIBES feature on https://trp.red. Check out more details here: https://tribes.trp.red/

What is building power?

Building power is not something many people tend to consciously describe, but it's something we all work at in our daily lives. Whether it's personal developments such as physical self-improvement, education, discipline, practice, or cumulative work efforts, or simply amassing resources for future use, the goal of building power remains the same:

Maximizing future opportunities.

It doesn't get much simpler than that. Ultimately you are maximizing your options to follow the life strategy you prefer. When you don't have options, you do not have freedom. When you do not have freedom you do not own your fate, somebody else does.

  • If you decide you need a life change from something hindering your growth and happiness, you cannot do this without enough money, resources, or skills to accomplish these changes.

  • If an emergency happens and you need to make sudden life changing choices, you cannot exercise the options for which you have not prepared for.

  • If you want to start a family, you must first be able to provide for them.

  • If you are in danger or trouble, you must first establish a network of support options that can protect you from these dangers or trouble.

So why build tribes?

The first and most obvious answer is comradery: You need a social network and male connections to keep a healthy mind. Do not overlook the benefits of simply having a social friends group. They can bring balance to your life.

But the second and almost as important answer is that they allow you to build power at greater rates, and in ways that an individual is unable to do.

Individuals' specialization is one of the biggest strengths of a tribe. If each member of a tribe has a unique skill set, this can bring power to a group that others lack. For instance, having a mechanic in your tribe makes your tribe immune to automobile breakdowns. Having a lawyer in your group provides incredible resources in case of individual legal problems as well as investigating joint business ventures. This can extend to any number of special skills, professions, and even simple hobbies. Does a member of your group enjoy emergency preparation, HAM radios, and living off the land? A joint venture in your group could put emergency preparedness in his court while he enjoys the benefits of other specializations in your tribe.

The benefits to a tribe are endless:

  • Employment recommendations and opportunities

  • Emergency Preparedness

  • Business and joint venture opportunities

  • Recreational competition

  • Encouragement / iron sharpening iron

  • Physical safety in certain circumstances

  • Shared costs on joint risks and liabilities.

Now, what I describe here sounds an awful lot like a commune, and in some ways it's similar. But understand a tribe does not have to live under one roof, or share food to become a tribe.

To have a tribe you must have a shared understanding and respect for a brotherhood, one that transcends interpersonal politics or disagreements between individuals.

And with that tribe, you can take your strengths and amass power than none of you could individually accomplish without the group.

Some of the ways I am building power in my own tribes consist of building infrastructure that takes us outside of the grasp of those who seek to control us. For instance, while TRP isn't exactly a tribe strictly speaking, I consider the purpose for why we gather together an important brotherhood that rises above all of us individually.

In my personal tribe, I am following similar advice, ensuring our free and open communication, and developing tools, products and business ideas of which we can share the risk and hopefully share the reward.

Every tribe needs a way to communicate.

It is my opinion that places such as Facebook, Reddit, Twitter and the like are all completely insecure and have been infiltrated from the inside. Your tribe needs a way to coordinate and communicate securely and privately.

Because of this, we launched our Tribes feature of our red pill network that allows like-minded men to band together privately under the banners of shared interests and brotherhood and discuss freely with each other without fear or intimidation from the culture and society at large. Check it out https://tribes.trp.red/

What's your tribe? Who do you call Brother?

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Title Building Power & Creating Your Tribe Revisited
Author redpillschool
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Date March 2, 2021 6:48 PM UTC (2 months ago)
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[–]almosteasy12223 points4 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Excellent quality post. This is something that is severely understated in today’s culture.

[–]KingGerbz2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

I agree 100%. It is your ability to build relationships with other men not women, that will make or break you in your personal and professional endeavors.

No empire, no dynasty was ever built alone. A coalition of loyal, skilled, high value brothers is the most valuable asset any man can have.

Even the least valuable male in my inner circle is far more valuable to me than the hottest, most perfect unicorn that could exist. Idc if she’s a 10/10 with zero red flags.

[–]Eagle-5131 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Fuck yeah man. Over the past year me and my brothers have been building exactly this.

Men need other men to push them and grow into their full masculine potential. There is something divine when men gather to raise themselves together spiritually.

We all need spiritually meaning at an individual level but gathering together as a group is what keeps you on that path and committed to something higher.

A place where you will have others call you out on your bullshit. Where to your point, the code in which we live by supersedes the disputes in the group. A place where others are pushing you to be the highest version of yourself. A place where all can gain combine their individual powers together to create something not seen in the world before.

[–]awakenedspirit11 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Appreciate it man. Exactly right. These tribes will be the ones who emerge from the upcoming chaos

[–]1Simptopimp-co-uk1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

This reminds me of the gold quality 'old school' red pill posts. Thank you for writing. I have some advice for young guys who feel a little clueless exactly how to find or build their tribe.

Do you join a MMA club like everyone on asktrp suggests? How do you even make friends during this time?

You must be the one providing value.

The reason why you haven't found high value brothers to grow with is because you aren't that valuable, yet.

As u/redpillschool said - One of the best benefits of a tribe is sharing your skills and resources to make every man stronger. What skills and resources are you bringing to the table?

We are in the age of the internet. You can learn any skill imaginable and spend an hour a day growing it to a level that attracts other men. Those men will exchange their skills for yours.

So this is what I did - I created a Youtube channel and posted the best advice on self improvement that I could. I spent about an hour every day learning about mental health, addictions, leadership, social skills, influencing etc

Now people want to connect with me! We exchange value and very quickly become friends. I teach them self improvement tactics and in return I now have 2 unofficial business mentors (we're more like friends but they've given me solid business advice that has increased my income significantly), conversations with successful entrepreneurs, behaviour psychologists who have thought me so much and a group of 150+ boys who are active in my tribe all supporting each other.

Everyday I'm having a fun chat with 2-3 of my boys. It literally feels like I'm such a popular guy, all because I invested time into levelling up skills and creating a tribe.

You can't imagine how great it feels to have a tribe of men around you who have a similar vision to you. It serves as a massive positive feedback loop for your efforts, that's powerful.

So start now, find a way to provide value to this tribe with a skill that you can learn online for free.

I highly recommend reading How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie.

[–]RealJoeDee0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

I built the related Building Power channel on our community portal largely for the same reason. My take on finance is building power through wealth, finance, and general entrepreneurship is key to having long-term success like Hugh Hefner. I approach this from two perspectives:

  1. Power massively boosts your status, and thus makes you more attractive to women. We've talked about this a ton on the YouTube channel, so go there if you need an explanation.
  2. The 4 quadrants from Rich Dad Poor Dad. This book is in the reading list for a reason.

Regardless of what you think about Robert Kiyosaki, his 4 quadrants model for explaining taxation, and the type of person you are, vs what you can become is massively powerful stuff.

Right now I'm in the S quadrant as a "specialist", but I also have a foot in the I quadrant as an investor. My goal over the next 3-5 years is to move over to the I quadrant entirely as I won't have to work anymore freeing up my time as my money will do the work for me. That's why I'm so focused on the "green pill"--I really want to get out of the rat race and basically retire, or at least have the option to.

Skip ahead to 0:45 https://youtu.be/FeaGNYLFht0?t=46

https://youtu.be/X63Nk08c9eQ

https://youtu.be/A8vD_XO0vUU <-- wish I'd learned this 20 years ago

[–]FamilyLegacyWealth-1 points0 points  (0 children) | Copy Link

Facts Family Your Touching A On The Money Right Here

You can kill a man, but you can't kill an idea.

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