The majority of the alpha male books and courses are concerned with how to seem like you are alpha rather than how to actually be alpha. Thus, they speak about popularity in social situations, body language, framing, and histrionics (i.e. acting). Implicitly, they assume that man is a social being rather than a reasoned & loving being. In actuality, what makes a man alpha is the commitment to using reason and applying reason to the four aspects of life and dominating in them; philosophy, love, finance, and health. How to Be an Alpha Male and Alpha University are concerned with how to be an actual alpha male.
Content focused on seeming like you are alpha implicitly assumed that man is a social being rather than a reasoned and loving being. Pickup as a lifestyle emerged from this content as a replacement to true love. They see the man’s value as a function as his popularity and conformity to the ingroup rather than his reason. This value function, since it is based upon ingroup/outgroup at its core is a zero sum methodology where there are mandated winners (ingroup) and losers (outgroup). Those pursuing pickup as a lifestyle have no standards for women other than looks and thus are not concerned with finding a beta (feminine) female.
Alpha University’s focus is actually being alpha. Truly becoming alpha has to do with dominance in the four aspects of life; philosophy, love, finance, and health. The goal of an actual alpha male is true love with a beta (feminine) female. Being an alpha male is at its core positive sum & synergy focused; using reason to add value. The alpha male uses reason even when it is not popular and pursues his own intentionality to build perpetuities despite criticism and negativity from those around him. Alpha males defend the reasoned regardless of race/creed/color from biased bullies (zero sum) that try to force conformity to the ingroup on them. Alpha males have standards for their women, looking for high value feminine women; beta females.
Alpha University has created a methodology for doing so, the Alpha Male Methodology:
From this methodology, Alpha University has built a body of knowledge which turned into the course, How to Be an Alpha Male. The book, How to Be an Alpha Male, is meant to accompany the course which can be taken online, in the weekend workshop, or in the month-long training.
When asking the question, “How to Be an Alpha Male?”, we are really asking four key questions simultaneously which pertain to the four aspects of life:
1. How to use reason, remain unreactive, and confidently pursue your intentionality in any situation? This key question is related to philosophy. The methodology we use to answer this question is the Philosophy of Objectivism and the Philosophy of Alpha & Beta.
2. How to select, attract, escalate, have sex with, and commit to a beautiful feminine woman? This key question is related to love. The methodology we use to answer this question is the Alpha & Beta Methodology, the Positive Tension Methodology, and the Relationship Methodology.
3. How to become a millionaire early in life without sacrificing quality of life by building a perpetuity? This key question is related to finance. The methodology we use to answer this question is Perpetuity Science.
4. How to build an athletic and muscular body for life and get stronger everyday? This key question is related to health. The methodology we use to answer this question is the Alpha Health Methodology
When the male implements these methodologies/models in their life on a regular basis and builds the capabilities in philosophy, finance, love and health, they may say that they have become an alpha male.