Get dumb to get success

Most guys who get into this are intelligent. Really intelligent – analytical, educated – problem solvers. Crosswords, equations, Sudoku.  Indeed, in a society and culture which has an over-emphasis on the power of the neocortex in matters where it is a hindrance, they look to more thinking, more problem solving and using their mind to…

Blueprints are Bullshit

I’ll admit it. The title was to shock you. But this hyperbole does point to something… When I first discovered the Game way back in 2009 I was convinced it was the answer! And when I bought Mystery Method I was even more convinced – like a nut-job with a holy book – that it…

Letting go

It’s always good to have slogans in life, to act as anchors for good states you’ve been in, and good experiences you’ve had, so I’ll share the few that I’ve had over the years, just in case it resonates with you! 1. Fuck it This was my first revelation, the act of abandoning analysing and…

Introvert vs. Shyness

I’ve just been watching this Ted Talk about introverts. Susan Cain rightly distinguishes introverts compared to being shy. One is a character type, another is a fear of social judgement. But this issue comes up a lot in daygame and anything else designed for the extrovert (at least on the face of it). This is…

Language

Thought corrupts language, language corrupts thought. Clever man, that George Orwell. This is very true, and politicians and leaders have been riding on it for as long as they’ve been visible. With phrases like “friendly fire” (shooting your own side), “austerity measures” (we’ll cut whatever we want) and “axis of evil” (we’re the good ones)…

Feminism and confusion

Feminism is a word loaded with controversy – some see it as female domination, or ugly lesbians, or ugly straights who just can’t get a man, or moaning bitches, or they-want-equality-but-they-also-want-me-to-lift-heavy-boxes-aren’t-they-hypocrites? I for one am a feminist advocate. I think that gaining social and economic equality is a good thing. The empowerment of women helps…

Techniques are like symptoms

This here book is The Secret Life of Pronouns, a fascinating and in-depth study into language. It looks at language of love, lying, personality and – yes – status. The surprising conclusion is that the most important words in determining these things are the words we don’t think about: personal pronouns (I, you, we) and…

Allowing, not forcing

I was reading Derren Brown’s “Tricks of the Mind” and the section on hypnotism. A quotation: you can start to realize that in fact you are only guiding your subjects down an easy path to what you want them to experience. You are not making them do anything. Think of it like a seduction. A seduction.…

Daygame For The Love Of It

I’ve written before about the joylessness and insanity of making an enemy of yourself: “I’ve got to get these approaches done.” “I’ve got to get this victory over myself.” “I’ve got to get these 10 approaches down or I’m worthless.” It’s being over goal-oriented. And the problem with fighting yourself is that’s where all the…

What goes up quickly comes down quickly

“You can learn to approach and attract the girl of your dreams in one day!” The companies do give it a lot of that, don’t they? The spiel. I’m an ABRSM Diploma pianist. That means I have a high level of playing the piano. Now, how do you think I achieved this? Here are three…