Quick Definition: Going beyond the industry and becoming an icon for a larger world audience.
The great thing about the pickup artist community is that it provides a number of blueprints and methodologies for men with little or no social skills to learn them. One of the cornerstones of the PUA way of thinking is that no matter how bad or nonexistent your level of game is, if you want it bad enough and if you are willing to work hard enough, you can learn and internalize the skills necessary to attract and seduce the types of women you desire.
But a major pitfall that so many aspiring pickup artists fall into is immersing themselves so far into pickup that they forget and neglect every other aspect of their lives. They find themselves getting better and better at game while at the same time losing any essence of who they are outside of the PUA community. And the problem with that is although pickup can help you get a high quality woman into bed or into a relationship with you, it alone won’t make her want to stick around. One of the oldest clichés in the pickup community is that it’s not just about picking up women, but about building a life. And the thing about clichés is that they are clichés because they’re true.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a a rock star, an actor, a engineer or even a plumber, the key to transcending pickup is owning your identity. Take for example the author of The Game, Neil Strauss. Before discovering the pickup community Neil had ghost written books with Motley Crue and toured with Marilyn Manson but he was only ever seen as a dweeby Rolling Stone writer. After his journey as a pickup artist Neil completely owned his identity and is now a rock star in his own right with a worldwide audience that is far beyond the pickup community.
The truly great pickup artists understand that to truly become a master PUA you need to be able to utilize and translate the knowledge of the pickup community into other areas of your life. And by doing so, you transcend pickup and transform yourself into a man that women find attractive before saying a word.