I just finished Faders boot camp and I'm just now going over my notes and thinking about what all happened this weekend. I signed up for this boot camp many, many weeks ago, and I've been looking forward to it ever since then. Like many other people, I read as many reviews of Faderís boot camps as possible and when I found out he was coming to Atlanta, which is just a few hours away from where I live, I signed up immediately. As you probably are ready know, Faders reviews are off the charts, almost to the point where you wonder ďcan he possibly live up to these expectations?Ē I'm here to say yes.
Fader Bootcamp - Atlanta, July 2011
We started off talking about inner game issues, not just dealing with pickup but in general life situations. He gives many exercises that we can do, not just at the boot camp but arguably for the rest of our lives. All of his explanations about inner game issues and how to overcome them are not only easy-to-understand but also fairly easy to implement. Two of his exercises in particular I know for a fact will help me in my life in general. Next we went over learning skills. The reason he goes over these skills is so that we are self-sufficient, which is his ultimate goal by the end of the boot camp. Finally, we went over opening. He went over the structure and the different times to implement different types of openers. He then gave us a few transitions to use that night so that he would know he was working with. Last thing he did in class was give us a feedback program that we could use on our own if we go out in the field the field. Oh, he also gives a bunch of books, like 20 to 25, to read that would help us with pickup.
The in field session was fun. Fader took us out to a local bar and number closed two hired guns, both waitresses, at the bar. In doing this he showed a few techniques that were more advanced than what we were capable of at that moment but very cool watch. The entire group did very well that night and it was awesome being able to be coached after approaching a few sets. Personally I thought I did very well, simply opening up three sets that night. There pointed out to me that that was not enough and that I needed to push my boundaries the next night. I later found out he was absolutely right.
At this point I probably should point out, one of the most common phrases they are made this weekend was" I'm always right at boot camp, maybe not at other places, but at boot camp I'm always right". And it's true. It was rare it not nonexistent that he was wrong when critiquing or offering helpful hints.
Saturday started off with a debriefing, and I learned that my three sets of the night was not good enough and that I need to work on that. Fortunately Fader set in such a way that it was actually sort of inspiring, so I was determined to go and approaches many sets as possible, no matter how uncomfortable I got. More on this later. Fader started off the day talking about attraction, about the different ways to attract a girl, different types of attraction, and ways to get either to work for you. Within this lecture was discussion of ways to look better and better present an identity to women. Next topic was transitions and he gave us in numerous ways of transitioning, one which I used the entire night and it worked perfectly. Most of the sets were hooked. Fader last went into qualification, because Faderís lectures usually run long, he decided to split qualification into two days. This is a good idea ultimately because it is a huge topic and Fader did a great job explaining different aspects of qualification. That night we went to the same bar and I used the same opener in transition all-night. Feeling inspired, I approached between eight and 10 sets that night. Did extremely well in by the end of the night I truly did feel like no woman is out of my league. It was a fantastic feeling and one I'm still feeling right now, so I'm actively trying to figure out ways to get out more and push my boundaries.
Once again we debrief from the night before Fader said I did much better. The first topic discussed comfort and qualification. He really goes in depth into this. This is something I want to implement in my pickup game and I feel I have the tools necessary to do this. Fader ended with a discussion of Facebook game and a few other miscellaneous topics and gave his closing arguments which honestly was very inspirational.
Of course no review of Faderís workshop would be complete without a discussion of what went on the strip club. Fader managed to number close a waitress which was awesome to see. One of the students even managed to get a number from a stripper. It was awesome seeing him in his element. It is to read the first night the strippers were not in the best mood but Saturday they were in a better mood so it all evened out in the end.
Any doubts about signing up for faders boot camp, erase them immediately. This guy truly cares about the students and enjoys teaching. I feel like I'm self-sufficient in an area of my life that I was not happy with before. Now, I feel I can take on the world and I've made a few new friends along the way. Read a few of his reviews, they all same thing and they are correct in every way possible.
I'm rereading what I've written; I don't feel you have done this justice. This is a life-changing event and gave me a new way of viewing a world. In short, this boot campís at 10, and you cannot ask for more. Fader puts his all into these workshops and results are downright amazing. I'm going to post this but I reserve the right to put in more if I think about it and after I get some sleep. Which reminds me, when you go to his boot camp, be extremely well rested and be prepared to work your ass off.
Inside joke: LOGISTICS!!!!!!!
Thanks Fader, this weekend was better than I could have hoped for!