Print It Out, Memorize It, Own It
In the last post, we covered the 7 Traits of the Alpha. The traits are high ideals to aspire to, but they’re fairly ethereal; that is, they’re more “think” than they are “do.”
And so today, we’d like to share some “do” stuff–practical, actionable things that you can and should do on your quest to become Alpha. We’ve created 16 rules that guide the behavior of an Alpha; rules that help you navigate the world and help an Alpha to do all the things Alphas do–like ride dragons, help kids with their homework, and restore balance to the Force.
Put in the simplest way possible, by following the Alpha Rules, you will develop the Alpha Traits.
Seems pretty awesome, right? Of course. And we figured that the only way to make incredible, useful information even more awesome was to make it pretty to look at.
To that end, we proudly present the very first Engineering the Alpha INFOGRAPHIC!
Now, in the title of this post, you’ll notice we said 16 Rules, and the infographic only displays 15.
What’s the 16th rule? Simple: makeup one of your own. Alphas life live on their own terms, and although we can guide you, it’s not for us to decide how you should live your life. That falls to you, Alpha.
And of course, please pick up the book. Would mean the world to us.
We really love this graphic, and hope you do, too. So please share it! We’d also love your comment on the i-graphic itself…
Comments for This Entry
George BestBe humble, be kind, respect others and most of all respect yourself. http://wingchununiverse.com.au
June 24, 2015 at 9:01 am
Aj Mopho16. Be your own biggest fan. If you don't have faith in yourself then why should anyone else.
December 11, 2014 at 6:58 pm
John Romaniello AuthorFantastic point.
December 11, 2014 at 8:04 pm
Darren Ball#1 - Know your values. Do what you need to find/reveal them. #2 - Be true to your values. Never compromise. #3 - Never judge others. Lead and encourage by strength of virtue. In Budo, Darren Ball www.fudoshinmartialarts.net
May 8, 2014 at 7:56 am
Myke MacapinlacHey John, I'm new to your site and really digging your content so far! Something that's helped me a lot as well is defining my Definite Major Purpose in life. Knowing what I'm all about and forming a strong, masculine identity around it. It has acted like a filter in my decision making process but I like how this infographic broke it down into bite-sized action list! Anyway, great post John!
September 8, 2013 at 9:09 pm
LorraineGood points. These seem to focus a lot on taking charge of one's own life. I found an extremely interesting explanation of an Alpha Male in the sociological sense here. Thought you would enjoy: http://www.nononsenseselfdefense.com/alphabehavior.htm
June 21, 2013 at 10:58 am
Lisa Van DyneListen Value Integrity Don't make others wrong to look right
May 24, 2013 at 8:52 am
GuestDon't make others wrong to make you right Value integrity Listen
May 24, 2013 at 8:51 am
Cataract SurgeryAwesome infographic! Needs to be shared! :) Very, very creative!
May 16, 2013 at 1:26 pm
ornery#16 People are, generally , too stupid to realize just how truly ignorant they really are. #17 Never go anywhere that you are considered a source of food. #18 Some people should where some stuff and some people shouldn't. and so on, and so on, and so on!
May 15, 2013 at 10:19 pm
Anabolic CookingTrust yourself. You have to stand by yourself. No one can represent you.
May 13, 2013 at 1:26 am
Abhishek Harge1. Accept the 'bad' you and don't waste your time feeling guilty about it. 2. Don't do something so other would notice, do it because you want to. 3. Never have a plan B. Fall, and fall hard, so that you can learn to pick yourself up and work on a better plan A.
May 4, 2013 at 8:26 am
Simona PopI. Always trust your gut and be true to yourself and your own inspiration. Take responsibility. II. We are all human. Don't judge - surround yourself with the right people for you. III. Joy is contagious and happiness grows when you share it.
April 28, 2013 at 2:32 pm
JonathanRoman, reading the book (the Heroes Journey is indeed an interesting way to see things!), I missed a reference to the study of IF in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that you cited you participate. Can you share a link to it? It would be nice to see the actual paper and conclusions. Also, how I can find the bonus material? Sheers!
April 27, 2013 at 8:27 pm
ogleableNot that it couldn't be used as-is, but the formatting of this could be tweaked to make an excellent computer desktop background.
April 24, 2013 at 3:30 pm
TomHey Roman - bought the book on Kindle and I am enjoying it. Here's a couple of my rules: - Always praise in public and offer correction in private. This rule is preached in military leadership courses, but is applicable in most areas of life. - Say something nice about someone (particularly an employee) in front of their wife or child. Many people have thankless jobs and appreciate some recognition in front of those who they care about.
April 21, 2013 at 11:39 am
Get Up N' Go Fitness - Bootcamp & Personal TrainingGreat info graphic from Roman Fitness Systems. Awesome laws to live by! Please share!
April 20, 2013 at 12:54 am
Steven RichardsNever be afraid to ask questions; asking a "stupid" question is better than making assumptions. This is especially important when talking with alleged authority figures. "You have to pay this fine and/or go to jail." "Are you talking to me?" "Who is 'you'?"
April 19, 2013 at 11:39 am
Abhishek HargeThis is my #16.
May 4, 2013 at 8:28 am
Abhishek HargeAlso adding, try not to laugh or make someone feel stupid if they come up with a dumb question. Just understand the fact "there are not dumb questions", and also try to respect the fact that they asked it rather than making an assumption.
May 4, 2013 at 8:30 am
JessicaHey Roman - just curious why a woman wouldn't benefit from the diet and exercise piece of this book. I can't imagine our testosterone would increase so much as to cause any real problems...am I wrong? Should we expect a deeper voice and increased body hair if we do jump on board with the workouts? Just wondering!
April 19, 2013 at 5:53 am
MikeBought the book, would love to see the bonuses. Did my first morning on an empty stomach.30 minute interval on stairmaster, then to the gym for weights. Interesting. Stomach growling the whole time LOL. I've been in fitness since I was 12 years old; then a trainer; and now turning 50 this year. Have kept my same bodyweight and waste since college, but for some ungodly reason, want to get just a little tighter. Probably 9%. 6' 187lbs. Look forward to seeing if your methods can take me to the next level. Mike
April 18, 2013 at 12:54 pm
MikeOops! I meant waist...LOL!
April 18, 2013 at 12:55 pm
MikeJohn, Hoping to hear back from you. Question: If we are already at a fairly high level, and don't want to lose weight, just tighten up a tad like I mentioned before, should we still follow your program, or do we take a modified route? I don't want to get skinny. AT 6' 187 and about 9% I just really want to get that last remaining fat around my waist, and lower back. I'm very picky, as most guys would think I'm good-to-go. Your thoughts would be much appreciated John! Thanks, Mike P.S. I did buy your book and am halfway through it.
April 19, 2013 at 9:48 am
Mark KellettLive your life so you never have to say "I wish I had".
April 18, 2013 at 1:30 pm
Abhishek HargeI would like to add, do it, even if you think it's a big mistake. At least you won't regret.
May 4, 2013 at 8:33 am
Carolyn TycSo do I have to buy Jeff the book, or can he just follow the rules? And why is "get your clothes tailored" on the list?
May 6, 2013 at 2:41 am
Markus KleinHello, i pre-ordered the book as told in the blogpost http://www.romanfitnesssystems.com/blog/alpha-rule/# What about the promised bonuses? I did not get any email what to do. My email to your support is without any response. Amazon is already shipping the book to Bavaria. Please fix it. Thank you - Markus Klein (Bavaria - Germany)
April 17, 2013 at 3:40 am
John RomanielloPlease shoot us an email: [email protected]
April 17, 2013 at 8:45 pm
Jeremy Partl1) Love others as you would yourself. 2) Don't compare yourself to others, focus on yourself. 3) Pay it forward in everything you do.
April 17, 2013 at 3:07 am
James WhiteDon't ask for permission, beg forgiveness.
April 17, 2013 at 1:48 am
David Prang#5 Say No to things. You don't have to please everyone and you can say no with grace and dignity.
April 16, 2013 at 7:54 pm
Jill SartonDon't judge others, everyone has potential....EVERYONE. Also, Don't make others feel bad about their mistakes; this just makes you look like an asshole. :)
April 16, 2013 at 11:53 pm
Ron BallForgive. That takes almost super human strength sometimes. But the physical rewards alone are multiple.
April 16, 2013 at 6:58 pm
Dave BrossKnow when to quit...then do it...gracefully. I know, that runs counter to all the self improvement advice out there. Many things are not in your best interests. You never know for sure until you actually dig in and try. Things can change for the worse over time. Make the best effort you can, be alert to how things are changing, but if you're not getting the result, or it's just not working on your terms, then it's time to let it go.
April 16, 2013 at 6:57 pm
Matt Baxter16. Time and energy are your most valuable resources. Don't waste them worrying about situations that you can't change. Instead, focus on creating an environment for the situations you want in the future.
April 16, 2013 at 6:53 pm
Randy Jennings16. Clean and organize our surroundings. When you have a clean workspace, you respect yourself as a professional. When you have a clean car, you'll go farther in life. #Spark your personal environment.
April 16, 2013 at 4:59 pm
Joe1. Regret only things not done 2. Embrace the change When's the ebook coming out?
April 16, 2013 at 4:57 pm
John RomanielloIt's out =) You can get it for Nook and Kindle. You can also get the audiobook
April 16, 2013 at 5:20 pm
Randy JenningsCrush your enemies, see them driven...Oh wait, that's what's best in life. I live by the rule..."The World is what you make of it." Stay Hungry and keep pumping.
April 16, 2013 at 8:45 pm