Guest Post: Did You Warm Up?

by Cam

This Guest Post is written by Myke Macapinlac from “Think About It”. From his About Me page: I’m an aspiring writer and entrepreneur. Former structural designer and fatty. Friendly neighborhood server. Bartender extraordinaire. Retired male shooter and ladies night manager. Future best-selling author. Social butterfly.

Enter Myke…

Fellas, the party doesn’t start the moment you walk in the club.

It begins the moment you lock your door and step out your doorstep. Make an effort to talk to the first person you see. I can’t stress this enough. This is key to having a phenomenal night when you go out.

I don’t care who they are. Seriously.

Your cab driver. Bunch of dudes in the line up. Cougars. The bouncer. Warpigs. Drag queens. Jail baits. The coat check girl. It doesn’t matter bro. By talking to everybody, it feels more natural to talk to anybody. It’s also a good way to demonstrate social intelligence.

An object in motion, stays in motion.

You’ve taken the time to introduce yourself, now people in the venue know you. “Who’s that guy?” they ask. Ah shit. Now they think you’re fucking cool. Now they like you. You approach people like hot knife through butter. Smooth not greasy, naa mean? It’s not only awesome social proof that you’re chatting up a lot of people, it’s also a lot of fun. Duh!

So you turn around and “BAAM!” You spot a cutie. Testosterone travels northbound from your testicles to your brain. Faster than a speeding bullet. You’re compelled to follow the commands of your ancient mating brain. Approach. This time it’s different because you’re already warmed up, right? You’re pumped. Now you’re ready to flirt and bust out your favorite line. Flirting is a contact readiness sport yo! Fellas who do it best, score the most.

Touchdown.

I don’t know about you but I personally find it hard to switch from being quiet and logical to all of a sudden Mr. Cool-chatty-guy. It’s good to warm up so don’t make it hard for yourself bro.

This is working smart when you go out.

This is no different than crushing weights or playing sports. You can’t just rep out your first heavy set without doing a few warm up sets right? Not gonna lie, somedays I’ve been lazy and skipped foam rolling and dynamic work. Bad choice. Not only did I not perform as good as I want to, I also tweaked my external rotators.

Ouch!

girl stretching

Fellas, heed my warning. If you don’t do this, you’ll be socially injured and inevitably join the death row.

What the hell is the death row?

You know. A bundle of dorks lined up like bowling pins against the DJ booth. We’ve seen this and yes, I’ve been that guy too. Bros standing around. Scoping the room. Hovering around the dance floor. No direction. Pretending to know the song by awkwardly moving their lips. Drinks pressed against their chest. They become professional cha-cha dancers when they see a stunner. Forward. Backward. Repeat until she’s gone.

Not only do they look weird, I’m sure they feel weird too.

That’s awkward bro.

So keep this in mind next time you’re out to workout your social muscles. Don’t forget to warm up and be socially fit.

To read more from Myke, check out his blog: “Think About It”.

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About Cam
Cam Adair is a Motivational Speaker who dares you to live a life you're proud of. Watch his TEDx talks on Escaping Video Game Addiction and The Surprising Truth About Rejection. Follow him on Instagram. He is the Founder of Game Quitters, a support community for those who struggle with a gaming problem.

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Max August 6, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Good catch! I noticed this a lot, from personal experience as well!

Myke Macapinlac August 8, 2011 at 9:55 pm

Thanks for the comment Max, hope you found the article useful!

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