This Book Will Make You Dangerous

The Irreverent Guide For Men Who Refuse to Settle
by Tripp Lanier | 171 pages

My friend Tripp Lanier has been coaching guys for the last 15+ years. He’s the host of The New Man podcast and is a very funny guy. He’s also a very wise guy. If you (or the man in your life) like to laugh deeply while joyfully getting your Optimizing on, I think you’ll enjoy his “Irreverent Guide for Men Who Refuse to Settle.” Note: This book is not for those who don’t enjoy some colorful language. And... It very much IS for those guys who DO. In fact, although I think anyone not easily offended will enjoy the book, I think this is the PERFECT book for the kind of guy who *doesn’t* usually like “self-help.” Tripp is such a funny, self-deprecating (yet wise!) guy that “normal” guys love. Big Ideas explore include: the experiences we're *really* going after (freedom + aliveness + love + peace), gratitude (the #1 practice), you're NOT a big deal (and THAT's a very big deal), find the fun (PLAY!!), and the ultimate game (is spelled L.O.V.E.).


“For the purposes of this book, being dangerous is about cultivating self-awareness, leadership, and the guts to steer directly into the situations that most are trying so hard to avoid. It’s a willingness to occasionally rock the boat in order to live fully during our short time on this planet.

And to those that are committed to the illusion of everlasting comfort, safety, and measuring up, this way of living will seem downright dangerous.

Is This Book Only For Men?

Yeah. Is this book only for men?

The short answer is: it’s not.

The longer answer is: I’ve primarily taught and coached and facilitated groups of men for well over 15 years. Working with certain types of men is what I know best. That said, the ideas and concepts and practices in this book are available to anyone and everyone who wants to take them for a test drive.

Everyone’s welcome to the party, but keep in mind that the language and tone are geared towards helping the types of men I know best.”

~ Tripp Lanier from This Book Will Make You Dangerous

My friend Tripp Lanier has been coaching guys for the last 15+ years. He’s the host of The New Man podcast and has interviewed a ton of people we talk about all the time—from Phil Stutz and Barry Michels to Steven Kotler and David Emerald.

He is a very funny guy. He’s also a very wise guy.

If you (or the man in your life) like to laugh deeply while joyfully getting your Optimizing on, I think you’ll enjoy his “Irreverent Guide for Men Who Refuse to Settle.” (Get the book here.)

Note: This book is not for those who don’t enjoy some colorful language. And… It very much IS for those guys who DO. In fact, although I think anyone not easily offended will enjoy the book, I think this is the PERFECT book for the kind of guy who *doesn’t* usually like “self-help.” Tripp is such a funny, self-deprecating (yet wise!) guy that “normal” guys love.

As Phil Stutz (who has coached both of us) says: You become dangerous, not when you’re a threat to others, but when you become a threat to the excuses and bad habits that have held you back in life. Tripp’s book lives up to its title; it’s a practical guide to a victory over yourself. Only then are you truly dangerous.

Side note: It’s funny because when I thought about how we both came to work with Phil, I realized that it started when I sent Tripp The Tools. Then he interviewed Phil and Barry. Then he introduced me to them so I could interview them. Then I hired Phil. Then I reconnected Tripp and Phil. And, here we are.

I especially loved the book because Tripp does such a GREAT job at making this whole Optimizing game FUN. He calls us on our nonsense AND makes it all a big game—encouraging us to PLAY more as he gives us the practical tools to experience the freedom, aliveness, love and peace we’re all looking for. Not in some abstract future fantasy world. TODAY.

It’s packed with Big Ideas and I’m excited to share some of my favorites, so let’s jump straight in!

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Tripp Lanier

Professional Coach and Host of The New Man Podcast.