Podcast: The Return of Rob

by GK on June 21, 2010 · 23 comments


Some things take a while to come back to us. Halley’s Comet visits us every 75 years, Punxsutawney Phil climbs out of his hole every Groundhog Day and the World Cup is back after a four-year absence. Eminem is trying to come back right now, but I’m not sure we want him.

As for my old Charisma Arts mentor, Rob Overman, who has been hiding out in parts unknown, it took him almost two years to reveal himself to the blogosphere again. And once he started talking again, I found it tough to make him stop.

Alas, it’s a one-time-only revival, but we had a most-productive podcast. At over one hour long, I wasn’t able to cut it down because I liked it too much.

Here’s what you’ll hear from Rob:

  • Why he was so scary to me when I was an apprentice, and how he trained people to become effective instructors.
  • Why we had to teach more than just “people skills.”
  • Rob’s bullet-proof phone game.
  • His perspective on the coaching industry after being away from it for 1 1/2 years.
  • Why the player lifestyle is overrated yet seductive to guys.
  • An explanation of the Big Four, and why he taught it.
  • His perspective on game now that he’s about to get married, and how life changes in a relationship.

I’m not sure when the stars will align again for Rob, but for now I hope you enjoy.


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1 andy June 21, 2010 at 1:56 pm

ui great
i am going to hear it now
and its 1 hour to midnight…
and i have to stand up early
thank you greg …

2 Matt June 21, 2010 at 6:33 pm

Great podcast. I want to read the logistics book…

3 GK June 21, 2010 at 7:01 pm

Anyone else who wants to read the logistics book, speak up now! Rob still doesn’t believe there’s interest in it.

4 Aaron June 21, 2010 at 7:11 pm

GK and Rob – Great podcast and thank you very much for your perspective on so many useful and interesting topics!

Keep it up the awesome posts GK.

5 Aaron June 21, 2010 at 7:16 pm

… And I definitely want to read the logistics book, and not to mention get a copy of the “Runaway Game” book for future reference in 10 years.

6 ed June 21, 2010 at 7:27 pm

thanks for the podcast. i enjoyed it very much. please post the logistics book rob.

7 andy June 21, 2010 at 10:19 pm

and we all missed rob!
not only aron? marvin?

8 Timid Pimp June 22, 2010 at 7:55 am

Thanks for the podcast guys!
I would love to read the logistics book!

9 godfather June 22, 2010 at 8:01 am

Great podcast gk,thanks a lot!
It was really intersting hearing you guys exchanging ideas,you reminded us the good old days
The true is that I missed all the former instructors, dr,greg,E.Mike,julian…and the oldest one like dimitri,chad,johnny saviour…
fortunately that you retain this blog gk giving us some valuable ideas,we would be glad if you keep podcasting some of the old good CA instructors,even if they are not in the “industry” any more

I want to read the logistics book too!

10 Andre June 22, 2010 at 8:13 am

Post the logistics book!

11 Sal June 22, 2010 at 9:48 am

Thanks for podcast! I’d also like to see the logistics book, even if it isn’t fully edited.

12 Grey June 22, 2010 at 12:07 pm

The logistics book sounds interesting.

13 GK June 22, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Thanks for the comments, guys! I’ll get on Rob’s case about that book.

14 Johnny June 22, 2010 at 6:00 pm

I’m curious as to how you could actually write a book on logistics.

15 Erich aka Commando June 22, 2010 at 10:39 pm

Thanks a lot Greg! I always liked Rob. I remember his helpful and professional followup emails after I bought my e-book in late ’08. Your blog deserves every quality award available.

16 parker lee | howtomingle.com June 26, 2010 at 4:45 pm

wow wow wow. good stuff, GK and Rob!

it was great hearing rob again, and hope you guys post many pics of your debauchery of rob’s bach party and wedding!

thanks for doing this,

17 Peter June 29, 2010 at 12:43 pm

Great podcast guys! That was awesome. I want to read the book too!

18 Logistics book? July 10, 2010 at 11:24 am

I’m interested in the logistics book. Great podcast too.

19 dR July 13, 2010 at 2:13 pm

Oh what fond memories, from the early days of Rob’s intimidation tactics, the big 4, and Austin (which was my CA highlight as well).
Thanks for doing the podcast and taking me back to nostalgic land.
Man i miss you guys.

Lucky for me, Vegas is only a few weeks away to have new adventures to tell.

20 Tom March 16, 2011 at 9:25 pm

I know this comment is super late, but I really like the podcasts, I know GK is taking a well deserved break, but I hope you are back sooner than later! I think this site is awesome.

I was going over the plan to find a girl in the new year that Rob posted at the beginning of this year, and he mentioned step 1 is finding a trainer. What if you are new to a city and you don’t have anyone who can do that for you? I’m pretty new to the city I’m living in and don’t have someone who I can rely on for that. Any advice?


21 GK March 17, 2011 at 2:23 am

Hey there, Tom. I had no one to teach me and barely any friends when I moved to the Bay Area 10 years ago. So the best thing I could do was be my own trainer. I pushed myself to attend social events even when I didn’t know anyone, made mistakes with women and learned from them. I also created Project 52, which held myself accountable.

Also, when you’re out, look for the cool guy who seems to know what he’s doing, and make friends with that guy. Ask him for some help and he’ll probably give it. Best of luck!

22 Tom March 17, 2011 at 11:21 am

This is great advice, I’ll give it a shot! Thanks!

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