Oh man guys, i cannot stress how much more important body language is for you over a catchy opener, magic trick, and so on.
I was in your shoes a while ago, tryin to read up on every opener possible, and ya, they opened, but that was about it.
Over these last couple weeks, i have been working on my inner game and my performance has shot through the roof. I can open anyone (directly) with out aa or getting that awkward feeling from them (i have even gotten some job offerings from some guys, pretty sick considering the job market out here in Cali).
So my advice to those out there struggling and wondering if this game even works try a differant approach because this game is all about confidence. All those openers, routines and so on that the guru's have posted for newbs is to get the ball rolling for you. A chance for you to gain some confidense when you are completely lost. You have to be willing to go the extra step.
1)Pick one thing that you have trouble with:
*Basically, anything about your body, personality, or mentality that you can work on to better youself
2) Make that your focus for that week.
Instead of worrying about everylittle one of those details which will become overwhelming for a newb, just focuse on bettering yourself on one at a time. After a while it will all become apart of you.
I just started focusing on eye contact last week. I, for the life of me, could not keep eye contact with anyone. I can honestly say i have no fear of it anymore, whats more, not that i keep eye contact, i can read a persons feelings during an interaction so much better.
Once you develope a skill, results will start to gather a snowball effect around you.
3) Once you develope one thing, go onto the next.
Sometimes it doesn't take a week, just perfect one aspect of your innergame until you do it with out thinking about it anymore.
Hope you enjoyed this, and give this a shot. This isnt just for newbs, many of you guys out there that have been gaming for a while know you can still improve, thats what the game is all about, making yourself the best person that you can be.
Good luck out there guys!