Do you have game? Are you a student of the game? Perhaps a master of it. You might be asking “what is game”. Or, you do “know” what game is, but you have the wrong idea of it. To start, despite popular belief, game is not the act of manipulation (of others). Game isn’t just about trying to pull as many women as you can at the club to sleep with (although that also is a type of game). Game is simply the mastery of oneself (emotions, money, self-improvement, uplifting those in your life, etc.). Game is awareness of the world, the rules of it, and the different levels.
Think of this game I’m talking about as a role-playing game. You, the main character, must level yourself up through grinding for experience. You net experience points so that you can level up. You level up so you can upgrade yourself. You upgrade yourself so you can tackle different scenarios without issues.
Rather than being a worker, you learn the game of your industry so you can become your own boss within that industry. Rather than be a consumer of podcasts and YouTube shows, you learn the game of podcasting or YouTubing so you can produce your own podcast or YouTube channel show.
Having game is incredibly important as life itself is a game. Like a game, there’s rules, levels, players, and experiences in this world. If you don’t have game, then it’s easier for others to take advantage of you. If that does happen, you’ll get game, but by the hard way – and by that time – it’s too late.
So, how do you get game and why do you need it? Let me explain.
“Once a motherfucker get an understanding on the game
And what the levels and the rules of the game is
Then the world ain’t no trick no more, the world is a game to be played”
–Tupac, Starring At The World Through my Rearview
You must get game because in life, you’ll deal with different people and situations. You must be able to read people and have an understanding of human nature. We live in a world where, unfortunately, people are utterly selfish. They do not care how they obtain their goals – even if it means through manipulating others. Somebody might trick you into doing something for them in exchange for a payout. They fill your head with grandiose visions like a lead role in a film, a luxurious lifestyle, beautiful women, whatever they can to get you to do it. You wind up doing it only to realize they were lying to you to get something out of you without a return from their end.
However, if you got game, then you could had read through their lies. Something in your gut would had went off telling you “hey, this don’t sound right.” That gut reaction would had led you into avoiding that situation.
Game is especially needed when you’re growing in your career. As you grow, so does your income. The higher your income, the more likely that you’ll become a target to others who want what you build for yourself. Family members who haven’t talk to you in years trying to weasel their way in your life. Gold-digging women who attempt to get into an relationship with you for your cash. Fake friends who try to latch onto your riches and hang on to you until they can drain you dry. You’ll know when people are coming up to you just for their selfish reasons.
Being laced with game means leverage. You can set yourself up to receive the best outcome of a state of affair(s). People won’t try to have you sign a messed up contract. Instead, you use contract negotiations skills that you learned overtime to get the best deal possible. You go straight for your money in the highest value.
Developing game is a great confidence builder. Being aware of who you are as a person can not only help you understand both your flaws and faults, but even embrace them. In addition, awareness and the handling of your weakness means people can’t take advantages of them. If one of your weakness is that you react emotionally when somebody says something negative, learn how to react logically. Cold-hearted if you must. Why? Because when you’re emotional, people can get one over on you (plus, being emotional makes you weak).
By knowing yourself through game, you will know of your strengths. Strength give you an edge over others who are weak in certain areas. If your biggest strength is your verbal and communication skills, you can use that skill to draw others to you; especially since we live in a world where everyone is stuck to their smartphones and can only communicate through technology. Let these idiots be absorbed by their social media apps while you’re living better through real human interactions
Finally, having game helps you grow into a better person.
As a better person, you feel more confident with yourself. Others will see the high levels of confidences within you and will approach you. They want to know why you’re so confident. Maybe your high levels of confidence will rub off on them. People want to be around those who exhibit high self-worth and self-esteem because it’s attractive and sexy. You are much more happier with life due to you becoming a better person. There’s less stress with more game obtained. You are unknown to fears because you know fear will hold you back. The better your game, the better you are as a person.
Now, how do you get game?
There are three ways. First, learn from those who are experienced with the game you want to learn. Spend time with them and see what they know. Example: If you’re a podcaster who wants to improve their audio game, spend some time with an audio engineer. See what microphones he or she are using to produce radio quality audio on the airwaves. Ask questions such as “Why is such-and-such audio mixer superior over this one for podcasting reasons?”
Hang out with podcasters in your city – even if they don’t cover similar topics as you. Just because you talk about anime on your podcast while the other guy covers financial topics doesn’t mean you can’t learn from him. Who knows? One day, your anime podcast might blow up to the point it’s your main source of income. You will need to know how to manage your money and up your financial know how In return, he might discover new anime that he’ll sit down and watch on his downtime.
Second, there are tons of resources out there in the digital and real world that will help you get game. Schools. Tutors. Books. Libraries. Online tutorials. You name it. If you want to learn Japanese and Spanish because you notice your blog have viewers readers from Japan and Mexico, go for it. Look up how to speak Japanese on YouTube. Listen to Japanese podcasters. Go on Cragislist to see who can tutor you in Spanish. If you want to learn about the law, you can go to the local library and pick up law books so the criminal “justice” system won’t screw you over.
Finally, the last and best way to learn game is to go out in the world and experience the game for yourself. Scared of talking to girls? Grow some balls, go to a bar – by yourself – and approach a girl sitting alone at the bar. If you truly want to learn Spanish, work at a kitchen where the workers speak nothing but Spanish. Instead of living vicariously through vlogs of people experience a major convention like Anime Expo, Comiket, or Dragon*Con, you can go there yourself.
Sooner or later you are going to have to leave your comfort zone and experience this game for yourself. Trust me: It’s much better. You learn how the world works by being in it – not by sitting at home and analyzing situations. So please, go out there and get some game.
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DO NOT HAVE GAME
People will take advantage of you. If there’s a naïve air about you, people will manipulate it for their ill gains. Being gameless means that people can run their game on you and you wouldn’t even know it until it’s too late. You’ll always be stuck at the bottom with no chance of growth.
So please, learn some game.
Until next time
-Yuki The Snowman
RESOURCES ON GETTING GAME:
Tariq Nasheed: Get The Game or The Game Will Get You (video)
Alpha Male Strategies: How Important Is “Game”? (video)
illacertus: 48 Laws of Power Summary (video