I come from a family of storytellers. My grandparents were experts at recreating events and describing situations that the family had gone through.
And there were plenty of stories to be told. Some of the most memorable times growing up took place at large family gatherings where my grandfather would tell of the insane experiences of being a police officer, and later detective, in 1970s Bronx, New York.
The way grandma would tell us about the crazy things my Uncles did when they were young sparked a fire in me that made me want to squeeze every last drop out of life.
While I was growing up, my religion put a strong emphasis on studying the Bible every day. And most of the Bible is made up of stories. Stories that you can analyze indefinitely, pull out lessons from, and apply to your own life.
I’ll keep preaching the benefits of reading classic literature in order to gain understanding of human nature because many times, the truth can’t be told in a few sentences, but can be found contained in the spirit throughout a story.
When I’m out at night and meeting new girls, one of the fastest ways to create a connection with them is to tell an interesting story about a recent experience. They love it, even if its just the way I describe in detail the way I prepared my dinner.
Stories reveal your personality in ways that create comfort with the listener, reach their hearts and minds, and cause an emotional and personal bond.
The connection that forms between the listener and the teller is a strong one and allows for a meeting of the two minds to occur. There is no feeling quite like telling a story, having someones full attention, and transmitting your ideas and emotions to the other person.
There is a lot of joy that comes from connecting with other people and doing so gives meaning and value to life. Having the skill to describe things in rich detail, with strong imagery will allow you to take the listener on a journey and lead them to places they want to go.
A good story is irresistible.
I prefer to learn from stories because when someone tells me there are certain rules to live by or gives me a list of traits to have or follow, my first instinct is to throw up my middle finger, do the opposite, and learn how to live from my own experience.
Stories allow the rebel in me to stay calm while I pull out wisdom and knowledge that will apply to my own personality and circumstances.
And that’s why my books will usually come in story form. Its the best way to learn for a well rounded, fiercely independent man.
A reader of Art of the One Night Stand had this to say:
Very entertaining and an easy read. Your story telling ability makes it easy to burn through the chapters…Its awesome branching out from non-fiction and reading real stories that I can relate to and identify with.
And one reviewer of Go Forth said this:
What separates you from a lot of the other players nowadays is the fact that you teach through experience, rather than instruction…your story of NOLA to Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido achieves your goal of inspiring others to take action through the truth.
And even though An Introduction to Camera Game guides you through the steps to becoming a seductive photographer, this review captured the spirit of the book:
And experience it is. The stories he tells at the end of the books is the stuff that chicks fantasize about. Goldmund literally gives the blueprint on how to make these fantasies come true. Trust me when I say that girls are fantasizing about a sexy photographer approaching them, taking photos, and then fucking her silly – they are not fantasizing about having sex on a dinner date at a five star restaurant.
Really, all of us involved in game should be taking a page out of Goldmund’s books – an experience is everything for a girl.
Storytelling is an art that will never get old. It is something that has been ingrained in people since the beginning and will always be an important part of the human experience.
Develop the ability by reading and listening to others who are skilled at storytelling and learn how to master the transmission of ideas.