THE KING’S CODE: User Manual

User Manual

Welcome to THE KING’S CODE 12-week challenge!

In this reference guide, we’re going to walk you through each part of THE KING’S CODE challenge so you know exactly what to expect and how to prepare for the 12-week adventure you’re about to embark on.


Before we dive in, here are the rules that govern THE KING’S CODE and all other programs we offer to 50 BOLD members.

Please read carefully.

1. Don’t solicit. We’re here to improve ourselves, not drum up business.

2. Use your real, full names in the Slack group. We want to interact with the real you, not an abbreviation or pen name.
Here’s how

3. Use a real profile pic. Take the 60 seconds and upload a photo of yourself to your Slack profile so we can see who we’re talking to.
Here’s how

4. Don’t break confidentiality. Everything shared in 50 BOLD is confidential. Do not break trust with your brothers by sharing private and personal information of any kind outside the group.

5. Self-govern. If you see a brother breaking one of these rules, your first action should be to let him know in private so he can rectify it. If the behavior continues, then reach out to us via DM (direct message) in Slack.

Five rules. Short, sweet, vital.

50 BOLD 101: How It Works

Remember, 50 BOLD is the “console” membership that gives you access to a number of “video games” programs.

Here’s a quick bit of detail about 50 BOLD and how it works.

Winning in life boils down to executing the RIGHT MOVES THE RIGHT WAY, relentlessly.

There are 52 weeks in a year.

Take out Christmas and Easter and that leaves you with an even 50.

When you join 50 BOLD, your job is very simple:

Use your newfound fire to make ONE BOLD MOVE each week towards greatness, together.

YOU give your commitment to making one bold move each week…

…and THE TRIBE gives you the KNOWLEDGE, COMMUNITY, and ACCOUNTABILITY you need to get it done.

Your bold move could be…

* Doing the BODY OF A WARRIOR workouts for the week

* Moving $X into a Vanguard brokerage account (wealth quadrant)

* Seducing your wife (relationship quadrant)

* Paying off a credit card (wealth quadrant)

* Writing the first chapter of your book (soul quadrant)

* Paying an extra $X on your mortgage (wealth quadrant)

* Start eating paleo (health quadrant)

* Starting an online business (wealth quadrant)

…WHATEVER action’s required to measurably move the needle of your health, wealth, work, or relationships and forge an incredibly impactful, fulfilling, and abundant life.


Q: What’s the difference between 50 BOLD and Body Of A Warrior, The King’s Code, etc?

A: 50 BOLD is our private online community, and Body Of A Warrior, The King’s Code, etc. are 12-week challenges we offer to community members.

Q: Why is it called 50 BOLD?

A: Winning in life boils down to executing the RIGHT MOVES THE RIGHT WAY, relentlessly. There are 52 weeks in a year. Take out holidays and that leaves you with an even 50. When you join 50 BOLD, your job is very simple: use your newfound fire to make ONE BOLD MOVE each week towards greatness, together. YOU give your commitment to making one bold move each week… and THE TRIBE gives you the KNOWLEDGE, COMMUNITY, and ACCOUNTABILITY you need to get it done.

Slack Troubleshooting

50 BOLD “lives” on Slack (and Zoom), so if this is your first time using Slack, refer to this link for all your Slack-related questions:
Slack Help

Slack Channels

In the next section, we’re going to walk you through some of the common 50 BOLD Slack channels and explain each one’s purpose and function. We add prefixes to group similar channels together in a way that makes sense and makes channels easier to find. 

Brief explanation of the prefixes:
core-” These are the main, essential channels
members-” Our formal, coached challenges/programs
tribe-” Special interests or groups bound together by a certain topic or purpose


This channel is where 50 BOLD members introduce themselves, spin yarns, share tips, and troubleshoot. Water coolers are for stiffs in suits: we shoot our shit by the virtual campfire.


When you join 50 BOLD, you get access to a steady supply of Third Way Man reports.

If you’re not sure what your BOLD MOVE of the week should be, dive into one of these programs for ideas and guidance.


This is where we’ll post THE KING’S CODE-specific announcements and updates.


If you have any questions, you can directly message 50 BOLD staff to get support.

If you have questions about your challenge and the content therein, or your Fire Team, message your coach.

If you have questions about your 50 BOLD subscription or payments, message Anthony Johnson.

If you have questions about Slack, Moots, or anything else, message Larry MqQuay.


Every Friday at 3:00 PM Central Time, we’ll be holding not a “meeting,” but a digital Moot: an all-member gathering of 50 BOLD members participating in THE KING’S CODE challenge, conducted via Zoom.

These weekly moots will cover:

1. Updates
2. Smack talk
3. Stories of success

Attendance is not mandatory but strongly encouraged. Points are involved. We will make video replays available for those who are unable to attend due to work, travel, or time-zone issues.

We’ll be posting a reminder in Slack every Friday.

Here is the join links and password:

Click To Join
Password: 862443

TKC Assignments

We’ll be emailing you your weekly TKC assignments every Saturday so you can review and prepare for the week ahead.

In addition to the TKC-specific assignments, you also need to do your BOLD MOVE, Special Ops, and Moot attendance assignments. These are key supporting activities that help keep you mentally strong and engaged throughout the 12 weeks.

They’re also the activities shared across ALL programs and challenges, and a key bonding experience for all 50 BOLD members.

TKC Fire Teams

We’ll be placing eligible THE KING’S CODE participants into fire teams (small groups) just before our kick-off moot.

Three important things about fire teams:

1. Being in a highly-engaged fire team is THE #1 success factor with THE KING’S CODE. Your fire team consists of men who are removed from your personal life, and when you’re surrounded by nurturing, non-judgemental people who want to see you succeed, you can be open with sharing things with them.  We understand it’s not always easy for someone to share their private thoughts and goals, but that is the path to accountability and support of getting you where you want to be.  None of that stuff leaves your Fire Team unless you want it to.  In that sense, that is your private space.

2. Placement in a fire team is a PRIVILEGE, not a right.

3. SHOW US that you’ll be an engaged fire team member by doing the following ASAP:

* Upload a picture to your profile (we want to see your face)
* Upload a short text or video post in the Welcome channel in which you tell us your “WHY” for joining

Once you’re placed in a fire team, that group of men will be your band of brothers for the duration of the 12-week challenge. They will be the ones who most directly encourage, challenge, and cajole you to greatness.

Note: you may feel “unevenly matched” with your fire team brothers. You might not even initially “like” each other. None of that matters. You’re not here to make friends. You’re here to meet your new brothers: the men you’ll collectively forge your greatness with. EVERY man has something to offer the group.

TKC Leaderboard

This is where the magic happens.

Every week, each fire team gets scored as a whole (not individually) on their execution of that week’s assignments.

Each fire team’s score is then placed on our THE KING’S CODE leaderboard, and updated on a weekly basis, with bragging rights and prizes for the top-performing fire teams, not to mention the bi-product of improved productivity.

This is the accountability piece. It’s the key to the entire experience.

While fire teams are scored as a team, each member of the fire team is responsible for submitting their own scores each week. Scores are collected on Monday – so, for example, you would submit scores for the week of April 26th to May 2nd on May 3rd, the day after that scoring period ends. Tuesday at noon is the cutoff for score submission – scores submitted after that time may be added to your teams overall total, but won’t count for that week’s leaderboard.

You can create your own score tracker, or you can use the Google sheet template below.

*** IMPORTANT: You must MAKE A COPY of this sheet for your fire team, otherwise you’ll just overwrite this template. Click on the link, click on “file,” click on “make copy,” then choose a file name for YOUR fire team’s version of this file. Thanks! ***

Click here for the score tracker template

We’ll be using the honor system throughout, so the entire process depends on the integrity and goodwill of each and every man in the tribe.

Off Week Policy For Veterans

TKC veterans in the “Lifestyle” program may take one week off per quarter without a points penalty, so long as they communicate this to Larry or Anthony at least one week in advance. Only members who are in our Lifestyle programs are allowed to use an off-week. In order to get there you need to complete a 12-week cycle AND continue in the program after that. That is when you graduate to the next level. This is a policy we put in place for men who have proven they have made our programs a part of their ongoing daily lifestyle. This is meant to be a mechanism that gives long-term members a break for illness, family vacation, and the like without incurring a zero on their fire team’s leaderboard score.

Putting It All Together

Here is how THE KING’S CODE challenge will work when all these parts are put together:

1. On Friday, you’ll join us for the weekly moot.

2. Over the next week, you and the other men in your fire team will work to complete all assignments:

* TKC assignments
* your BOLD MOVE of the week
* Special Ops
* Moot attendance

3. You and your fire team brothers will substantiate the completion of these assignments with proof pics.

That will be the weekly rhythm of THE KING’S CODE challenge… with resulting transformations in store for those who most faithfully show up and do the work.


For TKC Support: Send a direct message in Slack to @Coach Anthony Johnson

For general Third Way Man or 50 BOLD support inquiries, please email

We can’t wait to begin this adventure with you.

See you on the Moot!

Anthony Johnson, 50 BOLD coach
Third Way Man

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