Wednesday, June 15, 2011

On Approach Anxiety- Risk is volatility NOT loss.

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  1. Anonymous1:54 PM

    This post should be titled, "The Sinns of Approach Anxiety"

  2. Anonymous6:11 PM

    Do you have to relate everything you read to pickup?

  3. Anonymous8:12 PM

    @anonymous #2 this is a pickup blog dickhead. Of course we want Jon to post about pickup related material.

  4. Anonymous9:06 PM

    This is a pickup blog so I would say yes. However I would be interested in reading more stuff on psychology from sinn if he had another blog

  5. "do you have to relate everything you read about pickup"

    Well, when you're passionate about something...thats what you usually do. #haters gonna hate

    Visit Chicago Sinn!

  6. Anonymous6:01 PM

    This was already what I understood the word risk to me. I don't quite see the insight here.

  7. I find this insightful. Its not that we're afraid of the outcome itself, we are just afraid that we can't predict it.

  8. Anonymous11:21 PM

    Howard Marks is actually one of the worst examples you could use to relate investing to pickup. Howard is an ultra-conservative investor who would likely only approach one or two women out of a hundred due to a fear of loss. In fact, Oaktree's motto is "avoid the losers and the winners will take care of themselves". Also, Warren Buffett is in no way related to Oaktree Capital Management. I'm not quite sure where that idea came from.

  9. Anonymous3:06 AM

    Dude I just watched you latest video with a fast connection and I spent more time waiting for it to buffer than watching the actual video.
    Please make a play and pause buttons!

  10. Anonymous8:27 AM

    Well AA sucks, Escalation Anxiety is worse, virgin25, keeping hope alive.

    Cardio Approaching, The harder the set, the easier it gets, i gotta quarrel with mom/daughter sets milf or daughter,

    Zen Books don't help, Approach to Date all the rest is noise so turn down volume and hopefully I get some positive momentum.

  11. Anonymous9:36 PM

    sinn I was wondering if you will ever release a course on online game or strippers and hired guns as bootcamp are to expensive, thanks J

  12. "do you have to relate everything you read about pickup"

    - it's a pick up blog! FFS

    Interesting insights.

  13. Anonymous10:47 PM

    I think it helps to imagine a positive response before even approaching, instead of a negative one which most guys kind of do.

  14. Anonymous7:35 AM

    Nicely put. If you see the situation like you have more to lose than gain you will never approach and you will miss your chance. But if you don't think about it and just go for the approach you will find that there is approach anxiety cure.

  15. About everything related to AA there is no logic.

    If we could think our way out of of AA then it would be so easy. 99% of the women I approach I NEVER see again so why should a potential negative outcome bother me ?
    It should not but for one weird reason I'm always nervous when I approach a very risk free activity.
    I do sky diving and that does not scare me half as much as approaching a 9 in a club...

    Go figure....

    But the only two tips I would give to overcome approach anxiety if it's not too severe is:
    1) Prepare....
    Do your homework and have some canned material in handy if you crumble under the pressure.

    2) 5 second rule - Approach right away before you start going inside your own head....You will be able to convince yourself that NOT talking to her is MUCH better...