So, something I've done on and off for years, and which really helps with night game is practising my approaches and conversations in my home before actually doing them in real life in the club.
I call this shadow practising.
Its the same reason:
Basketball players constantly practise their jump shot when not playing a real game
Boxers practise their jabs, punches and movements through sparring and outside the ring
Footballers train in the field every day before their real games
Even when they're not on the pitch/ring/court, they are still practising so they can stay sharp and keep making incremental improvements. And a seducer can do the same with great benefits. He can be practising his skillset even when he's not in field. That way he will constantly be making incremental improvements even when not in a club, so that when he is in the club itself, things are more plain sailing.
Things I do are:
1. Shadow practise doing cold approaches by imagining a girl or group of girls is in front of me or sitting down, and actually doing the moves to walk up and start a conversation. Whilst also making sure your eye contact, body language and other things are in check so your doing it calibrated.
2. Shadow practising my openers/conversation routines and getting my mouth warmed. Running through various techniques and "routines"
3. Shadow practising different kino escalation structures ie pulling her arm over my shoulder, arm around waist
I try and do this in blocks of 30 minutes at a time. Too long and youl get sloppy....too short and you wont really get into it. I dont see an upper limit of how long to do this per day though (as in the overall time spent)...so long as your doing it in blocks it should be fine..but each person is of course different so see what works for you.
Ive found this to be highly effective. We only have so long in a club and some skillsets wont be fully developed unless you're doing them regularly. And practise makes perfect.
Id be interested to hear other guys comments on this. I know some guys will frown on it, but people in sports do this all the fuckin time. Its how sports works. You practise your skillset before going into the field so you can keep making improvements. Even in sales, business, people practise before doing things live.
Practise makes perfect. So when your actually in the club, you're just automatically going through the motions and will find it a lot easier. There is less internal resistance and things flow more smoothly
Second thing is:
After every night out, im now making a note of all the "approaches" I fail to do. The number of failed approaches tells me what amount of practise is still required, and where shadow practising will assist with that process.
For example, last night I probably had 4-5 decent conversations with women off cold approach, but I copped out of doing 4-5 other approaches and conversations I really should have done (and on smoking hot chicks who seemed receptive). Now, going slightly off topic but relevant: you might say, theres no need to do a cold approach in a club and you can just mingle. But IMHO, thats seriously limiting your repoirtoire, and you could also lose your "overall" focus if your just focusing on the mingling aspect. The overall aspect being you are there for the hot chicks that you would like to meet
There are genuine situations where a cold approach IS required and mingling of itself wont assist with that. So developing this skillset is still important in club game and its something which can be practised and incrementally improved upon through shadow approaches
Girl standing on her own dancing
2 girls hovering with their drinks and looking receptive
2 girls on their own in the smoking area
In these situations, a cold approach is necessary. But, if your copping out from that, it needs to be identified and worked on.
So, in my case last night I copped out on about 4-5 approaches. This identifies that im still copping out and shadow practising is one way to solve this issue. By continuing to practise approaches, I will have less internal resistance to doing it when the time goes live. That happens because human beings are creatures of habit. If ive made the habit of approaching even if through shadow practise, I will find myself doing it easily in a live field without having to even think about it.