I respected Ross Jeffries up until today.
You see back in 1998 I read an article in Playboy about Ross and that introduced me to the seduction community. I never really got into his NLP stuff but I respected Ross and his teachings just the same. Ross was the King of the community at that time.
With The Game Strauss made a mockery of Ross. He made him sound kooky, egomaniacal, tired and dated. Ross fought back but it was too little too late and no one was listening. In my opinion it signified the end of the NLP and hypnosis phase of the community to yield to the routine based pickup phase.
RJ can try to spin his inclusion in The Game how he wants but to many it signified the end of them taking him seriously as a pickup guru. To many Ross Jeffries became “the dude who crawled on his knees and barked like a dog at Carmen Electra”. I stuck with him though.
I met new guys to the community and they all talked shit about Ross being a douche bag based on what Neil Strauss wrote about him. I defended Ross. I told the newbies they needed to respect the Godfathers of the community.
Today I read on Ross’s blog that he is doing a joint venture with Strauss’s SyleLife Academy.
For me that is the equivalent to shaking a guys hand just after he kicked you in the nuts.
I understand that Ross had no other choice and sometimes you have to join an entourage if you aren’t big enough of a star anymore to have one of your own. Hey, it gave Johnny Drama’s career a new life. My problem is that he joined Strauss’s entourage.
That being said, I cannot defend a man who is no longer defending himself.
Just read his blog post yourself. If it isn’t him waving the white flag and surrendering I don’t know what is.