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May 24th, 2018
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#61
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Join Date: 04/05/2012 | Posts: 243

FR - 7/12/12

Liberty Hotel. RSD Inner Circle - Mission Impossible. This week's mission: 3 mixed sets each, must approach solo. NUMBER ONE THING FROM THE NIGHT: the guys that came out were cool as shit. None of this half creepy-rapist crowd that's been showing at some of Todd's talks. Speaking of Todd, check out his new YouTube channel, RSDTodd. Great great stuff from an ultra-veteran of the game. Nick/Papa was there and so was his fiancee. I didn't talk with her much but she seemed real cool, especially for coming to a seminar thing full of horny dudes. Thanks to both of them for organizing the event. I'm now an RSD Intern/local liaison. Fuck yeah. Excited to take this Boston Inner Circle (henceforth known as the BCI) down a path of fun and growth. 

Overall the night was solid. Approach anxiety isn't as much of a "thing" but it still is. I need to make my wings physically threaten me for lack of approach. I did lots of approaches on lots of mixed sets, and all of them went well. I took 3 numbers. I met a guy from a month ago CJ.. we were chillin and laughing at girls then he drops that he's Rajon (sp?) Rondo's brother-in-law. if you treat everyone equally they really open up. The girls tonight at Liberty... holy fuck. Model hot. Need to be aroudn them more. Still choded on a few 9 or 9.5 approaches tho, and I could've physically escalated more. 

A couple times I had the feeling like I missed a window to escalate so I just made some bullshit up, approached nearby girls then reopened stronger. The first set was the only American girl I targeted all night. Liberty is cool like that. Mexican, Russian, Aussie, Brazilian, Indian. The Mexican girl tried blowing me out with "I don't entiendo English" haha. Saw her walking home empty handed.

Needs work: reducing time bt approaches, physical early. Dramas ladder.
Improved: verbals ++, AA --
On and off: EC 

Life things. The good: hardcore online business taking off, main boss offering to hook me up with sick jobs, work week down to 45 hours from 60, planning for my pilgrimage starting 7/4/2013, and my game has improved as I've gotten my shit together in general. The bad: super-obsessive over passive income and not doing normal social things during weeknights, not hitting fitness like I should and this fucks everything, not approaching the tough tough sets. Need more sex.
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#62
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I had an interesting thought today. Instead of signing a new lease starting Sept. 1st, I wondered if it would be possible to sleep in my lab conference room, every day until the Christmas holiday. I started doing this on occasion when I want to work late on internet stuff. Rough estimates of the savings.... 875/month on rent and utils, 400 for all my furniture, 600 for my snowboard and accessories, mayb 200 on clothes I'd have to sell. I could cancel my T-pass because 90% of use comes from commuting. That's another $60/month.

My gym is a short walk to work, so in the morning I'd get up at 6, go lift and shower. It's actually a benefit because I can't dick around at night and I'd have to go to the gym in the morning. Other general benefits would be getting used to the minimialistic lifestyle of traveling full time and showing myself that the typical "get nice apartment in cool area" isn't necessary to enjoy life. If I really need a bed, I can just stay at different friends' places on Friday or Saturday without mentioning the whole deal. 

There's a storage place nearby that's 25/mo for a 5x5x4 space. Total I'd save at least $4,500. Downsides would be: sleeping on carpet ground, having no place to pull to, and having to hide the situation from my coworkers. Overall this would be pretty fucking sweet though. Living homeless for 4 months in a major city... 

I'll start getting in the habit of sleeping at work to see if people occasionally come in earlier than 6 and just getting used to it. Is this weird? I think it'll be fun.

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Haha the homeless idea sounds intense. 
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#64

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Join Date: 08/30/2011 | Posts: 340

Ive had ive had this happen too with the wing getting the attraction. Whoever tries less hard gets the attraction.
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#65
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Filling in a lot of missing FRs with a generic one. I'm working 3 jobs now - research job, tech startup, RSD intern. The past 8 weeks or so have been pretty intense.. putting in 120 hours or so each week. There's something humbling about being in business and working your ass off that translates directly to game. The IM stuff really took off to the point where I'm leaving my research job in February and doing IM/tech full time. Not sure if I just got lucky or what but I've managed to surround myself with very successful people. It's nice because I actually have other shit going on besides game and it's all leading to an exciting life so I just talk and talk. 

Couple goals--refocus on diet and exercise... green smoothies and meditate once a day. Must must must get the diet right. Business - hit $100/day consistently starting in Dec.  That's gonna be tough but it's within reach if I'm consistent. In terms of game, fuck hotter girls.. only had sex twice in the last couple months. I've done well staying away from alcohol. Trying to limit my caffeine and adderall intake but that's a goal for 2013. Biggest sticking point is recognizing that I'm sleep deprived 24/7 so I have to just avoid bad food and booze altogether.

As I get closer to a pickup pilgrimmage next summer I'll look for other guys who want to do the same. That's what's up in my life
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Cool update. Todd is in Austin for the wknd which is sweet.
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#67
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Had an interesting thought today. One of my hallmates from school just crushed it with his business earlier this week. I sent the email to a few other friends to brag and one of them replied with "that's cool how he flipped the script on the cab industry." Hmm that really sunk in.

It occurred to me that the idea of a "pickup pilgrimmage" as a means to be more confident was, in a way, a rationalization for drawing state externally. So I started to think about what I was really after and what I decided on was, control over my time and location. So rather than wait for advertising money from websites, I already have enough money and the SEO skills that can help small businesses rank in the SERPs. What if I offer local SEO to gyms/restaurants/hotels/hostels in return for their service? Tyler used teaching as an excuse to travel. I think I can make this SEO couch surfing thing work. I'm starting with fitness coaches in Boston to get free training.
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10/26/12

I went out last night in Allston with a guy from IC. I didn't have a costume so I brought leftover candy from a work party and went as Jerry Sandusky.

I worked the venue and talked to a lot of people to keep us both in set... this put me in an alpha frame which is fine but I think it stifled my wing a bit. It will be fun trying to unstifle these guys using some silly dancing.

Going out is getting more and more fun. Tonight I'll try drinking less and staying in set longer.
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Adderall mini-satore and phone numbers

I finally "saw" something that I've been missing for a long time: "you must be able to hold paradoxical concepts in your mind and not be bothered by the paradox." How did I see? This morning I woke up and started listening to the Blueprint on little sleep. Like all mornings my mood was terrible but there's this odd sensation when I'm sleep deprived where my "ego" or the need to protect myself just kind of disappears. By 11am I felt fine, and then adderall kicked in and I felt great. Then something interesting happened: I noticed that I was really "getting" the Blueprint when I felt like shit, but then when I felt fine I started to judge the content in an arrogant way. When I became aware of the switch I felt the little satore epiphany and realized that on both levels I'd been trying to identify with some doctrine.

I started to feel even better as the day went on and I noticed this need-to-identify in almost every small behavior I had. The most common one: when I try to look serious while doing lab work. I see this same thing all the time in my coworkers - their mind is not on the work in front of them so when they are vibing to music or "in the moment" and someone takes notice, they react as if being found out. Instead of trying to appear or be a certain way, I started catching myself putting on the front and then quickly laughing at my reaction.

How does this help my game? I understand what it means to calibrate moment to moment. On some level I thought I was giving people what they wanted by getting hung up on a comment or emotion but that's ridiculous. This is huge for me because I'm not really into tactics or learning "game skills". I like to fuck around and have fun and entitlement takes care of the rest, so having this piece click will let me reach another level. First thing I did was take the numbers from a caterer and two girls at an after work party. It just went, I didn't really think about it and it's what I remember things being like when I was younger. It's not assuming or believing, it just is. I talk, we flirt, sex is just there. I hope this feeling carries into tonight.
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Last 2 Saturdays

#1  Liberty Hotel... first night out with the crew in a while. There was a J Biebs concert in town but I only managed to see his tour bus from a distance. At Liberty I went social mode for a while and got in a bit of a rhythm.. had a few drinks and felt fine. Did mb 10 approaches, most were talking. Got a number. Went to Howl @ Moon with a community guy and his friend, also a community guy who was cool. Did a few good approaches on the dance floor.

#2 DJ friend from hs is visiting, we talk a lot about how fun life is getting. He travels a ton, tells me how he does it all for free by just by stacking up credit card miles. Invites me to Carnival '13 which I'm excited about. I tell him about game and his mind is blown right away but I can tell he believes it on some deep level. It was weird to think that someone in club life wouldn't have "known" about this which made me feel special. We went to my alumni bar to watch college football. Talked to lots of people. Did one "cold" approach on a table of 3 girls and 2 dudes. Took #s from 2 of them.

At night we hit up Lolita's. Did 2 approaches, 1 was physical real quick, rock paper scissors for who gets drinks first. It went many rounds but didn't go anywhere after that. 2 approaches on the street. Fin!

Proud of myself for getting out with all the work stuff. Felt good to see an old friend. Our convo solidified that game is the right way to live. Also encountered a massive tool value leech who tried pickup up cute girl from Stanford by bragging about hooking up with HBS and Harvard Law girls. Seeing that from the outside made me think YUCK fuck that guy!

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