If you’re only doing one or two approaches a week (or even a month) then it’s essential to up your daygame work rate infield. Here are some of the methods I’ve used (or seen used) to increase the number of cold approaches without doing a bootcamp or hiring a coach:
Take it in turns with a wing. Give him £100 in £10 notes. For every approach you do he’ll give you £10 back (do the same for him)
Carry a dice in your pocket. Designate a certain type of approach to each number on the dice (e.g rolling a 2 means doing a shop approach, a 5 means doing a park approach etc). Don’t go home until you’ve rolled all 6 (in any order) and made the approaches
Use Pavlov’s dog-style “classical conditioning” where you reward yourself at the end of each session of 10 approaches with a slice of cake (walking for 2 hours is around 10km so your calorie count will be fine!)
Go to a busy shopping mall and head up to the top floor. Make it a rule that you can’t descend to the floor below until you’ve done an approach. Repeat until you reach the ground floor
Don’t let yourself have a cup of coffee until a girl joins you for one on an instant date. On a cold day you’ll be amazed at how this pushes you to get one quickly
Set yourself an accountability goal of when you can stop the session. For example, 1 number a day or 10 approaches in 2 hours. Be strict on this. Record keeping helps.
Have a set daygame route to follow, preferably circular, with specific areas on the way. Don’t let yourself move onto the next area until you’ve done an approach in that area (e.g. Union Square -> Washington Square -> Soho -> 5th Avenue -> back to Union Square in New York City)
Be playfully competitive with your wing. For example, first one to get three numbers has the other one buy him dinner. Or first one to instant date gets a beer from the other one.
NB: Make sure you’re not “spam approaching” – jumping into multiple sets one after the other without reflecting on the last one and how you can improve the next one. The girl is your mirror – take on the feedback you’re getting. More than 10 approaches per session is pushing it.