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Jan 15

“80 percent of success is just showing up” — Woody Allen 7:00 AM. My alarm goes off. Time to get out of bed and go running. I don’t know why but I always seem to choose either the hottest, most humid day of the year to start running again, or the coldest, snowiest day. I

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Dec 2

This is the worst feeling ever, I think to myself. I was feeling great yesterday, and the day before. But today, I just don’t feel like opening my mouth. I just got back from a few days vacation with my family. I was social with them, but didn’t interact with anyone else. I noticed more

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Aug 18

It’s a Sunday afternoon and I’m riding up the escalator with Glenn. We are heading into a shoe store to approach some women. There’s a break in the conversation. He turns to a middle-aged woman on the escalator behind us. “High five!” he says. She slaps his hand and a subdued smile comes across her

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Aug 8

When I first started approaching women, I was nervous as hell. I’d read some clever openers that seemed like they would work on women. So I tried them. I walked up to women hoping to make them laugh. If I could get her to laugh she would be interested in me, I thought. And I

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Jul 26

“Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one is needed–you can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.” – Lloyd George One of the most important things you can do when approaching women is commit. It is part of the reason why I use the approach I do. “Hi. I was just walking

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May 5

You can do a lot of things at home. You can eat. You can sleep. You can work. You can read. You can fuck. You can play video games. You can watch movies. You can go on the internet. But you do not live at home. You begin to live when you walk out your

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Apr 22

Sometimes it doesn’t even feel like anxiety. My heart doesn’t race. My palms don’t sweat. I don’t get light-headed. My throat doesn’t constrict. But it is there. Like an invisible wall. My feet will not move forward. I stand there on the crowded subway platform. I promised myself I would talk to a girl today.

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Mar 25

I recently started going to physical therapy. I hurt my back two years ago when I moved into my new apartment, a five-floor walk-up. Since then I haven’t been doing any of the weight training I used to. I keep re-injuring my mid-back and I decided it was time I need to take care of

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