I am back from my trip abroad. I am so refreshed and ready to put in hard work in all the areas of my life it is needed. I read three books between the planes and the trip. Gorilla Mindset by Mike Cernovich, Not Caring What Other People Think Is A Superpower by Ed Latimore, and Siddhartha by Herman Hesse. All three were awesome and I gained many insights from each. A couple of the big ones:
Don’t talk about doing stuff. Just do it. Only talk about it once it’s done.
I am one of those people who is constantly telling my friends what my plans are. Sometimes I follow through sometimes I don’t. I know I’ve heard you shouldn’t talk about what you’re gonna do before, but for some reason this time it hit me like a ton of bricks. Telling people what you plan on doing gives you a rush almost equal to the rush you get from actually doing the thing. So you’re less likely to go through with it once you’ve told everyone your plans. It’s only been a week but so far I’ve pretty much stayed true to my word. I am working on something now and I have successfully done it every day without talking about where I plan on taking it in the future. Feels right to do things this way.
I might be messing this up, but Mr. Latimore says there’s the pain of doing something and the pain of not doing something. Either way you’re getting pain, but the former is better because you also will be rewarded for it.
Case in point, I got back from my trip Saturday night. I thought about all of the emails I was going to have to go through when I got back to work. I knew it was going to suck. Instead of putting it off til I got back to work like I normally do, I woke up at 5:00 am on Sunday and got through all 350 of them in two hours. It sucked and I hated it, but I felt like a million bucks afterwards for doing the hard thing I know I was gonna have to do and having so much free time to enjoy myself afterwards.
I don’t want to talk to much more about the insights I gained from these books, because I don’t want to give away what these guys worked hard on for free. If you’re into self-improvement I guarantee you will get something awesome out of both Gorilla Mindset and Not Caring What Other People Think Is a Superpower.
I didn’t end up doing any more sarging in Europe. It just wasn’t in the cards. I’m okay with it. There’s a non zero chance I will be back there before too long. I don’t want to talk about it, but let’s just say who knows what the immediate future holds for me.
I did manage to do a couple sets today. I opened an Asian girl with a soft face and perky tits. At first she seemed into it, then she got really weird and quiet. I excused myself. I’m out of practice.
I indirect opened a babe in a coffee shop that had given me the eye. She was friendly. I let the conversation die and she reinitiated asking what kind of work I do. Sometime between then and when I left I must have said something that turned her off because the conversation died and she didn’t even look at me when I got up to leave. C’est la vie.
Last was another Asian. I couldn’t see her face, but she was carrying a yoga mat and had a nice ass and nice legs. I opened without seeing her face and she ended up being kinda cute. She gave up her number no problem so that’s promising.
Also, yesterday I got a haircut. The girl who cut my hair had an amazing body and a decent enough face. She mentioned having lots of shoes. I like girly girls. Anyway, I asked her out at the end of the hair cut and she said yes. Gonna call her tonight.
I texted the Indian chick to get a drink tonight, but she was going to a crab feast and has her kid tonight.
That’s okay. I have made some giant to do lists and I am trudging my way through. Keep a look out on this blog. There may or may not be something in the works on here.