Good morning gentlemen.
I'm Skywalker, an English guy living in Mui Ne (on the beach) in Vietnam - so there are lots of HBs around.
I read The Game back in 2008 and did some additional reading such as MM, DYD, forums, etc. and then was in a LTR for two-and-a-half years so stopped the reading. (Although now I wish I'd carried on. David D's Cocky Comedy and Swinggcat's prizeability stuff would have come in handy.)
I'm single now and want to get this area of my life down. It's not specifically about getting laid, although I do like to fück. For me it's about owning one's masculinity and knowing that I can claim whatever I want whenever I want it because I am the man; this isn't exclusively about women. In the past I've felt like a chode because damn she was fine but because I didn't know where to begin I'd bottle it... again.
The approach is where I need to work the most, it's a psychological thing. Once I'm chatting with a girl and getting good IOIs my conversational and flirtation and skills are very good. I am an intelligent, interesting, and confident guy who is good-looking and has good presence but then when it comes to shifting phase I lack confidence unless the whole thing is a lock, i.e. I'm good at building attraction but sometimes chode out at the crucial moments because of fear of rejection.
I'm now reading The Juggler Method and have also downloaded and printed off Magic Bullets (Savoy), Double Your Dating & Attraction is Not a Choice (David DeAngelo), and RealWorldSeduction (Swinggcat).
I have invested in the Approaching Women, Interviews with Dating Gurus (both DeAngelo) and Ultimate Inner Game (Hypnotica) products, and will work through these. Beliefs around women appreciating and wanting my approach, advances, and seduction is where I have the most work to do.
Once I'm actually in each phase I'm very confident and natural (for example, when we're making out / having sex - i.e. the fact she likes me is now beyond any doubt - I know that I know her body better than she does and that getting intimate with me is seriously good for her physical, emotional, sexual, psychological, and spiritual development), it's the confidence to elicit and trust IoIs, and then correspondingly shift gears and escalate phases that are areas where I can improve the most.
So Hi from me, it's a pleasure to be among the community.
If you have any thoughts on Mindset (Yeah, I know... I just need to get out there and do it), products to invest in that would be right for me (I love learning) or whatever else, please share. Or if you're coming to Vietnam, give me a shout and we can go out and have an awesome time, improve our skills, and get laid.