Your in your first year of pickup, all your trying to do is get that goddamn girl to stay and listen to you. You feel as if your a blind man being led to some unknown destination. I know cause I remember the feeling. I remember the multiple times I nearly quit and didnt. Thank god I didnt, now I have hotter girls than I could have wished for. This is the stage of the game that most players quit. I'd guess one out of 10 quit here.
If you want to get through this stage you have to start shaving away limiting beliefs and just approach. 1000 approaches I here is average for the newby stage. Build your inner confidence and work on overall bodylanguage tonality eyecontact and your verbal game. Don't try mastering some off the wall tactic. For the most part those kindav tactics only work for masters because they have down the basics, which is exactly what you need to get.
This is where im at. Ive been a year in the game and i'm starting to get one night pulls, hot gfs, amazingly good inner game and tricks to get myself in the zone. Here you want to start working on individual parts of the game. In the beginning you just are trying to get those dumbells above your head. Now your working out individual muscles. The other day I went into a club to simple blow myself out of every set to toughen my skin. Tonight I'm going out to practice my pull, where im just going to be trying to get girls out of the club all night.
Another thing you have to work on in this stage is calibration. How much can i get away with in Kino and or what can I get away with verbally.
If you havent been gaming for 2-3 years your not here yet. I'm better than anyone else in the city of sacramento and I don't consider myself a master. I've seen gurus and instructors who pull regularly and with the efficency of a well oiled machine. Here your game is tight, you've probably developed a short term dating strategy where your mind is constantly fighting to keep you in state 100% of the time. Here you can start using the little strategys such as drama game. Or the claw. From here everything is a mind game. Meditation helps..supposedly. Here you know how the game is structured, every moment of the interaction, nothing throws you off, rarely are you surprised by a Sh1t Test. You can start developing and rearanging the game to fit your own style.
I hope this helps. As I said I'm no master but I've talked to many and this is to the best of my ability how they still manage to improve.