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How I Became a Famous Pickup Artist : Part 2

This is a continuation of the story, How I Became a Famous Pickup Artist Part 1. If you haven't read that already, you should do so before reading this article.

Papa was notorious for being in contact with everyone in the pickup scene. I couldn't blame him, either - he was the business side of "Real Social Dynamics", a company that taught seminars and workshops to aspiring players. Not surprisingly, he was the only person at the seminar that I knew.

In order to extract every last precious second out of my experience, I had gotten on the earliest flight to Chicago that I could book. I called Papa when I arrived at the hotel at 10am. I could hardly make out his voice. He'd been out in the clubs until very late and was still sleeping.

Being Aware of Original Awareness

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Do you often forget where you put things, like your keys?  I'm fascinated by the way our brains work, and here's what I've deciphered to date:

People who forget where they put their keys, etc. may actually need to work on "Original Awareness". The theory is that you aren't actually forgetting, but you were actually never aware of where you put them in the first place.  By being "originally aware" of where you put something, you won't forget it later.

The brain remembers by association.  That's why people often say, "Oh that reminds me of...".  You can take advantage of this by using the "peg" system.  Here's a brief overview (although the memory books in the link above go into more detail).  First, the hard part.  You have to memorize the following letters with the numbers 1 to 10:

â—¦1 = T

â—¦2 = N

Do you often forget where you put things, like your keys?  I'm fascinated by the way our brains work, and here's what I've deciphered to date: People who forget where they put their keys, etc. may actually need to work on "Original Awareness". The theory is that you aren't actually forgetting, but you were actually never aware of where you put them in the first place.  By being "originally aware" of where you put something, you won't forget it later. The brain remembers by association.  That's why people often say, "Oh that reminds me of...".  You can take advantage of this by using the "peg" system.  Here's a brief overview (although the memory books in the link above go into more detail).  First, the hard part.  You have to memorize the following letters with the numbers 1 to 10: â—¦1 = T â—¦2 = N â—¦3 = M â—¦4 = R â—¦5 = L â—¦6 =  SH â—¦7 = K â—¦8 = V â—¦9 =  B â—¦0 = S Once you've memorized these letters to numbers, you can start combining them.  Vowels are "free", i.e., you can add them anytime.  So, for example, if someone asks you to remember a shopping list of the following items, you'd do it as follows: Milk, carrots, hamburgers, apples... etc. Since milk is the first item, you create an association with your first "peg" of "T".  My word is "tie" (remember, you can add any vowels you want).  So then I imagine, for example, a tie tied around a jug of milk. My next word is "noah" (using "N" for #2).  So for carrots, I'd imagine a pair of carrots marching out of Noah's Ark. My next word is "mow"  (using "M").  So for hamburgers, maybe I'd imagine mowing a hamburger (messy!). And so on.  Creating vivid images in your mind based on these "pegs" helps you remember (that's the association part I was referring to earlier.)  You can read more about the "peg" system here.

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