Create Procedures and Free Up Mental Ram

Garrett Escalation, Inner Game, Life/Business/Health, Outer Game, Seeding the Pull

While serving in the United States Marine Corps, one of the biggest things I learned from my experience was the power of setting procedures. Ingraining procedures into the mind allows Marines to not only free up mental space to handle the nuances of the battlefield, but to move toward mission success while doing so. And we wouldn’t just set any old procedures in place. We would ensure, through pre-battlefield trial and error, that they were the most effective routes to take. When you have zero …

Why “Masculinity” Is Bullshit

Todd Inner Game, Life/Business/Health, Self-Help, Winner Game

Yes, you read that title right. Now I’m not saying there isn’t such a thing as masculinity, and I’m not saying that being polarizing and acting in “like a man” (whatever that means exactly) isn’t an effective strategy for attraction in many cases. In fact women are ON AVERAGE, attracted to traits that are more masculine. Muscular definition, facial and body hair, strong jaw lines etc… as well as risk-taking leadership-associated behaviors etc.. So as far as that goes, “masculinity” is great. However I have …

Does It Feel Empty? How To Find Meaning In Pickup And Beyond

Todd Life/Business/Health, Motivation, Self-Help, Winner Game

Let’s talk about something deep. Like “meaning of life” deep… and I’m actually not kidding. But I’m not talking about some woo-woo-fairy-crystals-save-the-whales bullshit… I’m talking about something more like what you see mentioned in this clip from the movie “Without Limits”: “If you can find meaning in running chances are you’ll find meaning in life.” See I’ve always hated nebulous self-help and I’ve always loved taking action and competing. More to the point, I’ve always found a lot of meaning in the things you learn, …

Up The Ante: What Poker Teaches Us About Good Game

Todd Escalation, Friend Zone, Intent, Life/Business/Health, Motivation, Outer Game, Self-Help, Winner Game

In my life, I’ve learned a lot from games; specifically games that combine skill and chance. Three of my favorites are poker, Monopoly and, of course, pickup. Luck plays a big part in each of these endeavors, so at times your fate seems out of your hands. Drawing bad cards, landing on a hotel-covered Boardwalk, opening four straight girls who have fiancés…it can make you pull your hair out. True, there’s a lot we can’t control—in the short run. But don’t forget the long game. …

Exploring Excellence: The Filipino Billiards Factory

Todd Life/Business/Health, Motivation, Winner Game

Last week I took a four-day vacation, which is something I really haven’t done in years, but my vacation wasn’t what you typically think of as a vacation. I’m a huge fan of excellence in all forms, and I’m also a huge lover of the game of pool. So I took four days out of my Asia tour to seek out lessons from a top Filipino coach. It was difficult to find the place I was looking for, but my search eventually lead me to Star Billiards …

One Of Those Life Moments

Todd Entitlement, Inner Game, Life/Business/Health, Motivation

If you’ve been following me closely, you’ll know that I’ve just completed the launch of my Daygame product.  If you didn’t know that, it’s a testament to the fact that I’ve really let my blogging slip.  It was the biggest launch of my career and it wasn’t even mentioned on my own blog until the day before the launch… OOPS! So clearly I need to be blogging more.  I also need to be doing a better job with my social media and marketing in general. …