Re: don't expect immediate results! dedicate yourself.
Well OP good way of looking at it. Like what they they always say. Too many marketers in this world build promises of cloudy dreams when in reality it is quite different. It is usually always the same. Many people promising GET ABS IN 30 DAYS or what have you when I have been working out for 11 months and still no abs to my mid section. Gained 25 lbs of muscle but I haven't had enough time to do hard core cutting which is what you have to do to get abs. But they could just tell the truth "Work out for the rest of your life to increase your physique." So instead they sell quick fixes and overload people with confusing diets when I haven't changed a thing to my diet except drink chocolate milk when I work out, take about 10 grams of protein in my gatorade (work out shake), and eat maybe a little more on my workout days like 4 meals on the days I work out and 3 meals normally and I gained 25lbs this way up to 180lbs now for 6'3.
But just like that they sell these bootcamps like they are the real deal and costs thousands! I am afraid of going to a free bootcamp because I don't trust them with my CC info as there are a lot of shady practices in business. Anything too good to be true and it usually is. So with that I don't expect immediate results and still haven't got a F-close yet. I have only been laid twice and that was through my prime with women. Never been laid in The Game. But I see my game getting better as I could have bagged this last chick that wouldn't stop calling me but again I choose quality over quantity and all it would have been is a single hookup so I decided I just didn't like her enough to stick around and cut her loose. Felt good to actually dump someone for a change. She wanted me bad too and for a 43 yr old, 13 yrs my senior now I know I can bag cougars if I want to which is pretty dang good. So yeah I could have got laid but I decided to wait since she was only an 8 I think I need to up my standards higher for someone who is like a 9 or 10 that will get my motor running. But I like your thought process OP I think many people want a quick fix for one girl but they fail to see the bigger picture this is a Game at least to me. It took me 100 approaches to start realizing the dating thing is where girls stick around (in the aftermath of texting) and that's how I got my lady friend to stick around and keep coming back for more. Now that I know the process I can go out there next year armed more with the knowledge of how this thing operates.
And when you first start listening to all the guru stuff it makes little sense till you go out and start mad approaching then you think back and are like whoa. Now I am reading Mystery's book called Mystery Method and it all makes crystal clear sense even if some stuff I won't act on, it syncs well with my foundational in-field experience and knowledge. So reading it gives me uber confidence since now I can go out with knowledge on top of experience and that's giving me a lot of motivation right now to ramp it up next year. But when I first heard about it I was so confused and couldn't remember the concepts now I can actually use them with ease and up my game by adding to my knowledge of being in the field. Which means this past year I was getting burned out by all the experience but just needed to add Outer Game and book knowledge to regain my enthusiasm. I only have 2 books on Pick Up by the way Rules of the Game and Mystery Method which is good for now.
But after all that I have learned this year to keep getting texts by doing the dating thing, to get laid by pulling off the relationship thing, and to get better in Set. The last girl I approached was a 10 and got massively blown out so I need to up my game but if she was calling me nonstop trust me I would have so bagged her through the LTR facade. But yes I am the perfect example of a noob case as I am a slow learner. Started out N-closing, now getting better at Kino, can K-close more easily but not confident enough for F-closing but I am getting better and better and I just qualified my first girl.
101 Sets, 30 #'s, 4 K-closes, 1 Date, 1 Bar Pull. My next adventure starts Summer 2014 at the Brewfest, Water Park, Bars, Clubs, etc. Getting Hotels now to prevent driving drunk so really only 2-3 times a month doing Night Game June-Oct. Lots of Day Game.