This is a great exercise I made up for myself yesterday. It helped me to shift away from approaching in a way that I think would get me a good reaction or wouldn't get me blown out.
When I see the girl, I imagine how I actually WANT to approach her (in a way that amuses me), and then I just do it TO THE HILT. Then the open becomes more about "Did I open the way I wanted to open 100%?" rather than "Was my approach too [blah blah]? Should I have [blah blah]? What was her reaction, and how can I manage it?"
Good shit man!
Personally, this wouldn't work for me, because I'd "have an idea in my head" about how I'm supposed to do it, then I'll try to copy that action in my mind rather than just acting as I feel. But knowing your temperament and personality, I could DEF see you running with it. Hot Seat is coming back to LA in mid Dec too.