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 Hey,

Quote for the week: “Chaos is good for the soul.”

In this article you’ll discover how to avoid plateaus in your learning curve and achieve high-level game with less time and stress.

Also a quick reminder... Just SIX DAYS LEFT TO SIGN UP FOR INNER CIRCLE AND RECEIVE THE BONUSES

I’m on my way back from Austin and on my way to what should be a couple very interesting experiences. Austin was, in itself, quite the interesting experience. Sixth street is an absolute pickup paradise with cute girls and insanity around every corner… a “must visit” for anyone into pickup, particularly if you are young.

Next up, I get to do corporate sales training and then I’ll be visiting the white house. I’m sure they’ll all be interesting experiences and that there will be PLENTY of chaos for me to embrace.

There is also a lot of chaos on the horizon on the RSD and Inner Circle fronts. The official member website will be going live on Oct 1, so I’m working around the clock to get the Papa Bachelor Bash videos edited and available. The event was a great success where a people had a great time and learned a ton. It’s not every day that you can hear Tyler, Papa, Jeffy and Me, all speaking in the same place.

That said, if you live near New York City, you WILL have an opportunity to see Tyler, Jeffy, Brad and Myself at the free tour even on Thursday Oct. 4.

For more information on Inner Circle, check out www.rsdinnercircle.com

And for more information on the NYC free tour, head over to http://rsdfreetour.com/signup.asp

I have two videos for you this week. The first was shot in Austin and is inspired by my trip to Austin, so thanks guys. The Austin crew, like a lot of guys who are working on their game, tend to go out a lot, and are definitely making progress; but the progress is slow and there are lots of plateaus along the way. The major reason for this, in my opinion, is that these people are working HARD, but not SMART.

Many people go out and do the EXACT SAME THING OVER AND OVER. Worse yet, this is often the WRONG thing, but even if they are on the right track, pointless repetition does nothing for the learning curve. It is by making mistakes that we learn, and it is by going beyond the limits that we discover where the limits are.

The suggestion that I make in this video, therefore is that in order to maximize learning it is important to assign a mission or focus to each night and to follow that focus. This practice will make each night very different and thus, almost by definition, eliminate the plateau effect that most see in their games. This effect can be even more pronounced if the missions are selected with intelligence rather than at random.

Here is the video:



It also may be worth noting two other points I make in the video. 1. Game CAN be practiced OUTSIDE the field through exercises, and 2. Any situation can be made into a challenging learning experience if you are willing to put aside immediate results and handicap yourself in the name of learning. Remember we want DEDICATED and EFFECTIVE practice, not just going through the motions.

The Inner Circle program will be an excellent source of just this type of structured learning in the form of instructor video conferences and mission impossible assignments. For more information on these, please visit www.rsdinnercircle.com

Along the lines of what I say regarding collecting quotes, stories, and anecdotes, I am publishing my best lines and realizations regarding game on both facebook and twitter. The accounts are:

www.twitter.com/rsdtodd
and

www.facebook.com/toddrsd (note this is a new address if you are one of my current facebook followers… I’m upgrading to new and more user-friendly format).

The second video I’ve included for you is the second part of my speech at the Los Angeles pick up artists’ convention. It is a back-to-fundamentals look at the concept of “freedom from outcome”. This is probably not a new concept for most of you, but it is one of the absolutely MOST IMPORTANT CONCEPTS IN THE GAME.

Also I want to emphasize that most of the time when advanced guys have off nights, it isn’t because they are failing at some high level technique, but rather that they have forgotten the fundamentals. So I stress the importance of review, even if you are an advanced guy who has been in the game for a long time.
Without further ado, here is the video:



I hope you found that video to be a good review of an important concept. I’ll get going now as I need to collect a precious hour or two of sleep before I pack and fly out again to my next assignment. Until next time…

-Todd

P.S.  I am available for bootcamp in any US city by request and I'm currently scheduled in the following places:

Los Angeles, Oct 26-28
New York, Nov 23-25
Chicago Nov 30-Dec 2
San Francisco, Dec 21-23

P.P.S. The official Inner Circle launch is October 1, so there are just six more days to sign up and receive the promotional bonuses! Check it out at www.rsdinnercircle.com
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#1

Kash.TO

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Join Date: 06/05/2011 | Posts: 112

 awesome post!
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#2

sklu

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Join Date: 10/23/2007 | Posts: 93

Thanks Todd,

very helpful stuff, especially the back to the fundamentals video
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#3

essie

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Join Date: 10/21/2011 | Posts: 120

good shit Todd. Really enjoyed the first video. Will watch the second later on today
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OutofBacon!

OutofBacon!

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Join Date: 12/02/2010 | Posts: 782

 "I have two videos for you this week. The first was shot in Austin and is inspired by my trip to Austin, so thanks guys. The Austin crew, like a lot of guys who are working on their game, tend to go out a lot, and are definitely making progress; but the progress is slow and there are lots of plateaus along the way. The major reason for this, in my opinion, is that these people are working HARD, but not SMART."

Basically. Except me :P
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#5
Mr Marley

Mr Marley

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Join Date: 03/18/2012 | Posts: 69

 Julien also posted a video with a bit overlapping content , in terms of the learning curve and not doing the same thing over and over again. Good to see different pov from the instructers awesome !
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batmanwithahardon

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LETS FUCK (no homo)
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#7

taipan

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Join Date: 04/13/2012 | Posts: 317

Todd, I have to say that At first I was not convinced that you were a good RSD instuctor but upon seeing more and more of your videos and actually attending the free tour in L.A  and seeing you answer questions I have to say that You are probably one of the best persons out there that can break down the already broken down RSD concepts even further!! That is probably why you are the best Inner Circle leader that RSd could have.

I was a little confused about JUliens Last video were he says that if you are already comfortable opening and putting yourself in any situation then "you need to push the comfort zone in the inner game" SO upon seeing your first video I could see ways of pushing my own inner comfort zone. Although I might be making the wrong connections here.


anyways.
thanks
peace!
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#8
HP152

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Join Date: 08/04/2012 | Posts: 7

Great vid! This advice has really been helping me break out of my comfort zone with the same routine and pushing my expectations everytime I go out. Glad to hear you enjoyed Austin it was pretty unreal running into you on 6th. Can't wait to see you guys during the free tour
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#9
Full Retard

Full Retard

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Join Date: 09/22/2012 | Posts: 404

Kinda interesting that you're video and Julien's has the same basic theme. Good stuff man thanks!
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#10

Elijah

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Join Date: 08/28/2012 | Posts: 69

 Dude, I seriously feel like I'm in a haze. I fluctuate in and out of group think, as well as positive thinking. I used to be a fucking natural and now I'm a chode. I feel like the game is making me better as a person, but my actual game is getting more and more pathetic, with little gains here and there. What the FUCK?
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#11
Mark Francis

Mark Francis

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Join Date: 07/06/2012 | Posts: 273

 You, Tyler and Julien are the best at vlogging. You always deliver with great advice. Thanks a lot and keep it up!!
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#12
WireySpindell

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Second vdeo:

So obvious you're a poker player, lol.

It's cool to see the idea of maximizing EV being applied to pick up.
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#13
Kire

Kire

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Join Date: 03/26/2008 | Posts: 262

No hate intended. But holy shit Todd, get a vocal coach and LOWER your voice a lot like tyler did.  It gives me an awful first impression man. Much value from the video though keep at it :) 
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#14

Ykmwr

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Join Date: 06/19/2012 | Posts: 293

 Awesome article in line with a book I recently read called "Talent is overrated".

Deliberate Practice is everything. 

Thanks Todd
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#15

abconetwothree

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Join Date: 12/06/2011 | Posts: 740

Good shit!

"2. Any situation can be made into a challenging learning experience if you are willing to put aside immediate results and handicap yourself in the name of learning"
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J Dilla R.I.P.

J Dilla R.I.P.

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Join Date: 06/30/2012 | Posts: 113

 Yo, both vids were really good, thank you.

Also your a very good public speaker, you got a good vibe dude
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IVIsHero

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Join Date: 06/10/2011 | Posts: 53

J Dilla R.I.P. wrote:
 Yo, both vids were really good, thank you.

Also your a very good public speaker, you got a good vibe dude
tesy on droid
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#18
incy

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Join Date: 12/01/2007 | Posts: 436

Can't wait for Inner Circle, although it launches approximately when my exams start lol.
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