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This bootcamp was incredible.
I’ve taken bootcamps with other companies, but this one blows all them out of the water. I had Al as the instructor, and he was phenomenal. Here’s 4 reasons why I absolutely trust this guy with my pickup journey:
Why I Trust Al as a Coach
1. He Doesn’t “Theory Monologue”
One of the first things he told us was “I’m not going to spend a lot of time on theory.” This SPOKE to me. One of my biggest pet peeves is when I ask a coach a very “what do I do in this situation” and they go on this theory rant on “evolutionary psychology” and “social dynamics”. Al basically said “you don’t need to know how electricity works to use it, you just have to know that it works”. 100% true. He was VERY specific in telling me exactly what to do.
2. He Has Mad Game
This sounds obvious…but you’d be suprised how many “coaches” aren’t actually good at pickup… they just know all the theory and talk a lot. There were multiple times I’d be stalling out in set and he would come in, and within 1 minute the girls were eating out of his hand…it was incredible to see in person.
3. He Has Proof of His Students Success
There was this guy there named Cloud, he used to be Al’s student, and now he’s helping out as a coach. And he’s also phenomenal. The first day I’m watching his Snapchat story, and it’s just DIME after DIME after DIME…and he backed it up infield. He was closing bombshell girls. Consistently. And not 7’s. 9’s and 10’s. I don’t think I saw him get blown out one single time. And he’s not super good looking or anything. Just rock solid game. Then I met another of Al’s former students later on, and saw him run rock solid game on two different sets in the bar. So not only is Al a great PUA, but he has proof that he’s also a great COACH.
4. He Cares About You
Some people you can just tell have love for you. And truly want you to succeed. I felt this 100%. This guy really cares about his students.
They call it bootcamp for a reason. It was exhausting. The entire time we were learning routines, storytelling, delivery, body language, and of course, going out.
One night I pulled TWO sets out of the bar to get pizza with a wing. TWO! Unfortunately, I was staying in a shared room in an Air B and B, and they lived too far away, so we couldn’t complete the pull, but I was really proud of my game. It was actually SOLID GAME. Like, I felt myself go through the opening, attraction, qualification, and comfort.
The next night I got a hotel room and pulled a girl back after 2 hours infield.
I can’t wait to really drill in all these routines/negs/stories. Since everything was so fast, it was still hard to call up stories and think of them fast enough. But it STILL got results. I think if I really master these and ingrain them, it’s going to be scary what results I’m going to be getting 3 months from now.
Biggest Things I Learned
1. Negs and Microcalibration are HUGE
I don’t know why, but I’ve always thought about Negs as an after thought. Like, “oh yea, you throw in a couple negs here and there.” But you actually use negs in almost every single set, and you use them a lot. And most of the game at the beginning is reading IOI’s and IOD’s and responding in an appropriate way.
2. Use AI’s for Your Wing Early
I’ve always used AI’s (accomplishment intro’s) for my wing AS he’s entering the set. This works alright, but if you AI your wing before he even comes in (say, “yea, we’re just out here celebrating because (cool thing about wing)) it’s AMAZING how smooth the entrance is. The girls will start asking him if “he’s the guy who ___” and it makes him AND you look cool, because you’re friends with a high value guy.
3. Delivery is Huge
I thought I had pretty good delivery. Then I heard what really good delivery sounds like. And that perception gap was huge to see in person. And some of my stories sounded good to me, but he pointed out a lot of my DHV’s were really DLV’s because of the situation I was presenting.
4. Details Matter a Lot
Al would correct us word for word on the opener. Literally if we said “you have A good energy” instead of “you seem like you have good energy” he would stop us and correct us. At first this seems unnecessary, but it’s an ATTITUDE you have to develop. If he wouldn’t have done that, it would have likely slowly morphed from “good energy” to “a good vibe” to “you guys seem cool” to “you have a cool dress” ext. Get it EXACTLY right, do it 100 times, and THEN if it morphs a bit it’s ok because you’ve drilled it in the right way.
Going On From Here
So at the end of the bootcamp, Al set me up with a plan of attack for the next few months. Here’s the plan:
1. Approach 4 Days a Week
This surprised me. I thought he was going to say every day. But he said you days off to let everything sink in. And on top of that, you want to make sure every time you go out you’re REALLY focused on improving something SPECIFIC. I know in the past when I’m going out 6 days a week, it’s so tiring that a lot of nights I end up just kind of going through the motions and “getting my approaches in” instead of really focusing on an area of improvement.
2. Do A Video Pre and Post Going Out
Basically, do a prep video of what I’m going to work on for the night, where I’m going, how I’m feeling, my thoughts, ext. Then do one RIGHT after the club on what went well and what didn’t. So my posts on here are going to be much less in depth from now on. I don’t really want to make the videos public, and to do video AND written journal would be a lot… So I’ll probably just post a weekly recap here from now on.
3. Work Routines and Interrupt Track
20 minutes of storytelling delivery every day. Then run routines WHILE I’m doing other things (like making breakfast). That way I can practice running routines while other things are going on, just like in a club where I’m going to have to run routines while there’s loud music playing, interrupt’s happening, ext. Then, one of the coolest things is the “interrupt track”. Basically, you create a voice memo track where you wait 10 seconds then say something a girl would possibly say like “um, we’re having a girls night out”. Then I have to respond with an appropriate response and stack forward. Then 10 seconds later there’s another interrupt in the track with, for example, “That’s so cool where are you from??” where I’d respond with an IOI to reward the behavior, and stack forward. Just a cool way to practice responding quickly.
Anyway, I’m excited for what’s to come! Till next time…
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