I was a weird kid. I could show you pictures – they’re hilarious. Whilst all the other children were outside, playing football, learning to flirt with one another, and generally doing all the things that normal, socially-adjusted kids do, I was sat alone in my room drawing intricate mazes on giant sheets of paper, or coming up with hierarchical ranking structures for my collection of toy cars. I had a lightning quick brain, and could perform amazing feats of mental arithmetic that are far beyond what I can do now – 15 years of drink and drugs takes its toll after all.
I was also desperately unhappy, and had absolutely no social skills. It simply didn’t come naturally to me, and looking back, I’m pretty sure I was (and therefore still am) autistic. Every single social skill I now have, every conversational technique, every bit of quick-witted banter – it all had to be figured out through trial and error over the course of many painful years, the ebb and flow of conversation that comes naturally to most being painfully reverse engineered until it all made sense to me.
However, as a result of breaking down and approaching the problem much as I would any other scientific puzzle that I’m currently faced with, I’m in the almost unique position of not only now being better at it than 99% of other people I know, but also being able to explain how to do it step by tiny step.
People have a hard time explaining how to do things which just come instinctively to them. You ask them how, and they say “I don’t know, I just do it”. It’s why asking a natural how he picks up girls is largely a pointless exercise – he won’t be able to articulate it. It took a bunch of nerds to analyse the behaviours of alphas for game as we know it to be invented.
Since my stock trading system seems to be coming along very nicely, and I’m starting to effortlessly pick up profits off the back of what must be thousands of hours of work I’ve put in over the last year, I’m starting to already contemplate what I’m going to do with myself when I’m free of the daily grind.
I’ve been considering for some time starting up a “life coaching” service. Through applying rigorous methods of self-improvement to myself over the last few years, I now have a wide range of knowledge in areas such as: health, career, nutrition, working out, appearance, style, general social skills and game. And because of my autisitc-style brain, I can explain in minute detail every single step involved in how to become successful at each and every one.
You can get training in almost all of these things already, but all from separate places. I think there might already be people out there doing this kind of thing – but then they wouldn’t be as good as me would they 😉
It’s something to bear in mind anyway for my future – I’m going to need something to fill my time with when I’ve retired!