Why I Think “Hustle” Is Overrated and What I Use Instead…

Todd Inner Game, Motivation, Outer Game, Winner Game

Full disclosure: This article isn’t just about getting girls. In fact this applies to basically any area of your life that you want to conquer. Gym. Business. Pokemon Go. Whatever. But for now I’m going to talk about my area of expertise: getting girls. When I first found out about the game community at the age of 18, (when I was a virgin), I almost immediately fell in love with the very concept. I dove in hard. After some suffering and confusion at the beginning, I …

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 …