A couple of months ago, I went on a date with a skilled pickup artist.
It was clear, from the way he approached me, that he'd had a lot of practice and knew exactly what to say and how to act. Me being an insufferable marketer, I couldn't wait to go on a date and see what tactics he used to qualify me and move me towards his goal.
Observing him changed me, and still I think back on it with a bit of awe.
He's the only man I've met who never hesitated out of fear. He never awkwardly asked. He just led with a playful, self-assured energy. He also joyfully accepted my boundaries, because someone who is that self-confident honors a date who respects herself.
His energy reminded of this scene 'He's a man who knows how to take what he wants."
That date awoke something within me, and I felt as if I'd just woken from a long sleep. I was more powerful having experienced it.
I realized I could be like that too. Not just in love, but with any aspect of life.
He taught me that the secret to being hot, is simply believing you are. The secret to moving mountains is believing that you're already moving them.
It's so simple. Once we believe we are unstoppable, we actually are.