My own parents even started calling me a vampire. I guess that’s what night life people are called. It’s a different set of people you deal with at night. At night you have the criminals, roughnecks, hookers, sluts and party people, especially in Miami Beach, known as the biggest party spot in the U.S., as it should be.
Since I was up so early for a change, I kind of didn’t know what to do with myself, so I decided to call my girls. When I woke up by myself, it didn’t feel right. It felt like I was chasing my tail, never being able to catch it. Even though I was getting laid every other night, waking up alone still sucked. God forbid I couldn’t get a girl one night, it made me feel like shit. It turned out that most of my girls were either sleeping or working, so I started thinking about what I could do.
I called Lovedrop and asked him when he was coming back. I also asked him what I should do for work and if they need anything done specifically. He told me since they were planning to start putting bootcamps up for me, we needed an introduction video for me.
It was kind of nice because I had all the footage of me we shot in San Diego, so I told him no problem. I called Brady and told him I would come pick him up after work so I could shoot this video. He was still in charge of running my computer stores, which by the way, were experiencing a slight decline in business in my absence.
I went to pick him up after he got off work and we drove back to Project Miami. I explained to him exactly what we needed. Lovedrop told me I would need in field footage of myself and a few testimonials. I gave Brady the necessary footage and we started recording little segments. I introduced myself sitting in a big leather chair at the entrance of Project Miami, just mentioning who I was and that I’ve been traveling the world doing bootcamps and one-on-ones with VA. A lot of guys in the community already knew my name because I posted on the forums so regularly.
I also had the idea to make a product that helped people develop their identities. It’s funny, most guys in the community get into phases of teaching one thing or another, like going direct, indirect, working on inner game and every other game-related topic you could think of. At this point, the market was hot for building a solid identity, something I could definitely teach, so I focused on that concept.
So Brady and I shot a few scenes around the house about identity. I started teaching him what I knew. It’s funny, if you rewind eight months, he was the one teaching me because I didn’t know anything about the community. Then, about 150 lays or so later, the roles were reversed and I was sharing my knowledge with him. My lifestyle course was about filling in that missing piece of the puzzle. I didn’t want my life to be like Mystery’s, Matador’s or Lovedrop’s. I didn’t want the only focus to be pickup, I wanted it to be more dynamic. I wanted to include family and friends, and I just wanted more.
I really wanted to stop feeling this emptiness every time I woke up by myself. Brady took the videos and started working on them.
Meanwhile, Jen kind of disappeared out of the picture and Sunny came back into it. She had kept me company for a few solid weeks.
A few weeks after that, Brady had a kickass intro video for me, and Mystery was on his way back from filming the first season of The Pickup Artist for VH1, which didn’t take more than a month and a week. He came back all pumped up and excited, still owing me some girls, especially after I arranged for him to fuck Jen that one night.
We both also decided to quit smoking cigarettes once he got back. We drew little symbols on our hands — he put a couple red dots on his, I drew a couple Jewish stars — to help us and had a competition as to who would slip first. It was the first time I tried to stop, and I didn’t think it would be a big deal, but it was. Cigarettes have a way of grabbing you by the neck and holding on. It’s difficult to quit. Same as the medication I was taking for my back. It was the first time in my life I felt like an addict. With my back medication, it was hard for me to operate with all the slipped disks I had. And believe it or not, I couldn’t even bring myself to swallow a pill until I was 20. Just a mental block I had. If I needed medication, I made sure it was liquid. With cigarettes, it was ironic because up until I was 22 or 23, I hated cigarettes, drugs and the like. I used to yell at my mom and sister for smoking.
Tomorrow’s post: Mystery films a scene with me for my intro video, Lovedrop tries to make me take it off YouTube and then hands me the most one-sided contract you’ll ever read.