If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. (Bruce Lee)
The date is August 4th. I am on my way home from the Starbucks in South Van, “should I game or not game today”, is the question I ask myself on the last day of a fun, action-packed, and eventful long weekend? I just finished an intense boot camp with Tony D where he pushed me to do approaches which would, to the average man, seem impossible. But it worked! Not only did he show me what to do, what to say, and how to approach; but he did the approaches himself… And the results! We’re at the intersection near London Drugs on Granville, “I’m going to go approach her…you can watch” he says— with an air of confidence and swagger. As I watch, he opens. Slowly he goes about making light and playful chit chat with her. He keeps it simple. No sooner could I rub the sleep out of my eyes from a long day of work does he approach, open, and was into his set, doing everything he taught me. His state was impeccable! Before I was able to analyze what was going on, he was making plans with this girl to meet her after the boot-camp. I couldn’t believe it.
First half-hour of boot camp, we went through theory: Negs, peacocking, humour, kino, mini-cold reads, compliments, state etc… All was on the table. Basically nothing I said got discredited. First and foremost, he wanted to know what I knew about game. What was my perspective? Then he offered his insight. My first impression was that I was in the midst of a very open-minded and experienced instructor, who knew his stuff. Quick coffee at the Artigiano, and already he’s getting into pick-up mode. “That Brunette walking by in the business dress…I wouldn’t mind talking to her later” he says, pro-actively, while we are going over theory. “Okay theories done” he says commandingly. “Let’s go!”
We walk down Granville where we start off with simple drills on how to approach properly; After I perform it properly a couple times he says, “that hot blonde walking…her…go approach her and use the opener I taught you…Go!” Low and behold it worked! She is responsive the set hooks and find myself in a normal, interesting, and exciting conversation with a beautiful blonde I would have never approached otherwise. “Are you from around here”, she asks shortly after I’m in set with her? “No… I’m from Ontario, I just moved here.” “I could totally tell…because no one around here has ever had the balls to come approach me like that!” You’re cute” she says. “Keep talking…”Wow, “a girl who wants to flirt”, I say to myself –as I throw myself into the situation. Alright…game on! It’s been two minutes of us bantering back and forth, some kino, some push-pull, plus some light and dynamic conversation. I go for the close. I get the digits…Success. Good. Now onto the next set.
By the third day I had such momentum, and was in such a good state, I was approaching without giving any thought to it (like it was no big deal)… And killing it! It was a big group that day (me, his assistant, and another student). At one point I was just doing my own thing for a while. At one point we all were. Opening sets, starting conversations, and getting numbers… Finally I bumped into Tony. Watching me work, he says “dude you’re on fire today!” If you sign up for boot camp with Tony, no matter what level you are at (newbie, intermediate or advanced), you will learn a unique style which is a very organic and natural way to meet girls; and it works. No bullshit. Just what works, what doesn’t, and a strategy on how to go do it!
Over the course of Tony D’s day game boot camp, I managed to get seven solid closes; all with flirty, gorgeous girls who I never thought would have been into me. Some of them with boyfriends, some of them without, didn’t matter I still closed. Some of them didn’t even mention it till later. With the game Tony showed me, I was able to close and close well. More importantly I have the experience to know that I can go out and do it again. What Tony gave me was the confidence, and skills which I need to have ongoing success with my game. My only regret is that I didn’t go the mentorship route. If it wasn’t for being on a real tight budget, I definitely would have definitely done the mentorship. He definitely taught me the skills, but it takes motivation to implement them and perform them on a consistent basis. A mentorship will definitely keep you motivated to go out and practice your game.
During boot-camp, he broke down and highlighted what I needed to improve in my sets to get better results doing cold approach. In theory, it may seem like a simple task to meet a girl, talk to her, and get her number. But it’s a tough game with lots of competition. Tony’s method will give you the tools you need to dominate! This includes essentials; such as: showing you proper body language, facial expressions, verbal game, how to give effective compliments, vocal tonality, how to lead the interaction, and how to turn a bad set into a good one.
Cold approach is hard. Even meeting a woman somewhere for the first time, and turning her into a lover is hard .The game is hard these days. There are more people, and guys getting better at game everywhere, every day. The reality is you need the tools which will allow you to dominate it! Before Tony’s boot-camp I don’t know how many times I met a girl on the bus, at a party or shopping that I never closed and ended up with some other guy. Sometimes they would even open me. But did I know how to close? The answer is no. Sure I could make light chit chat, maybe flirt with her a bit, but the ability to start something out of nothing is a herculean task sometimes. It doesn’t just happen; you got to make it happen. You’re the man, she expects you to be one. Take your fate into your own hands, and call Tony.
Having a sales background I understand and can relate to the core philosophy of pick-up. To quote the infamous Blake from the film (cult classic of salesman abroad), Glenn Garry Glenn Ross, I will end my review with his words:
You got the prospects coming in. You think they came in to get out of the rain. A customer don’t walk on the lot, unless they want to buy. They’re sitting there waiting to give you their money. Are you gonna take it? Are you man enough to take it? Go out and do likewise gents. The money’s out there. If you pick it up; it’s yours. If you don’t; I got no sympathy for you. You want to go out on those sits and close. By the way we’re adding something to this month’s sales competition. As you know first prize is a Cadillac Eldorado. Second prize is a set of steak knives…Third prize is you’re fired.
I don’t know how many times that I have met a girl, either at a party, out shopping, on the street or on the bus—who I later found out was into me, but I never had the skills or balls to close. Sometimes you need a coach who’s going to push you to get to the next level. With Tony, not only did I meet a great coach who showed me what I need to do in order to get results I want with women, but an instructor who genuinely believed in me and cared about my success. I encourage any guy out there who struggles with meeting girls, do a mentorship with Tony. Don’t just sign up for the boot-camp, sign up for the mentorship if you have the money. It will be worth it. Today’s dating scene is extremely competitive. As in sales, same is true for dating. If you’re not first, you’re last! Second prize is friendship, and third prize is a loneliness. Stop being second best and become the man women want to be with. Call Tony!