STOP DRINKING: Why alcohol kills self-improvement

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STOP DRINKING: Why alcohol kills self-improvement

I get a lot of questions about the steps to take to be more charismatic. And this one always surprises people: STOP DRINKING!

It seems like improvement is something you do between the gym and work. But the truth is, every social interaction is a chance to learn something. Except when you're drunk, that goes out the window. Rather than dealing with social anxiety, we tend to numb it. Rather than learning how to "turn on" a raucous sense of humor, we rely on alcohol do free up spontaneity. We sacrifice self-improvement for the the quick fix of a drunk buzz.

So I know it may seem unrelated, but stopping your habit of drinking is one of the fastest ways to boost your charisma. Plus there's a lot of other benefits of not drinking that you get to enjoy as well, like waking up without a splitting headache 🙂

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  • TheCanalesPalace
    December 11, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    I stopped drinking altogether after a slew of mistakes that nearly cost me my life, and did cost me a few relationships.
    Everything, and I mean absolutely everything, has improved in my life since then. I’m clear headed, not groggy and bloated, I am saving money, I cut ties with poisonous people, and I am sleeping easier. Sobriety earns you a boost to your self esteem and personality. Plus, drinking kills your brain cells. I would rather be aware and calculated in my social interactions, then stumbling over my words and making costly mistakes. Don’t seccumb to the social pressure friends. Liquor is poison. Have a good day!

  • The Black Introvert
    December 26, 2016 at 4:51 am

    no fap helps tremendously

    • Fernando Camacho
      December 28, 2016 at 2:09 am

      yes in deed

    • SpoonFromSwitzerland
      January 5, 2017 at 6:01 pm

      well maybe if you have sex regularly… or does it have a positive effect on you even if you have sex very rarely?

    • Don't Choke The Chicken!
      January 6, 2017 at 2:48 pm

      well, either if you have or have not a lot of sex, you should never masturbate. If you want to have sex that’s fine, its healthy. But never ever masturbate to get off your urges, use that energy to something else ( sports, learning or actual sex )

    • TheUtuber999
      January 21, 2017 at 5:01 pm

      Nothing wrong with fapping if you’re not in a relationship. Semen production doesn’t take time off, and must be released periodically, one way or another. If not, you’re putting yourself at increased risk of eventual prostate cancer.

    • AIC SKS
      February 2, 2017 at 11:41 am

      +TheUtuber999 ill never get prostrate cancer i fap 10x a day

  • Chris Webster
    December 30, 2016 at 10:12 am

    Charlie, this is an absolutely brilliant video as I have been wanting to stop drinking for good for a long time as I know deep down it is stopping me from improving myself and reaching higher levels of self-esteem..and I’m 31! Well done to you to for achieving these goals at such a young age!

    I made a pact with myself to STOP DRINKING completely except for my best friends’ stag parties and weddings which there are two of in 2017. I feel like this is cheating a bit, but the only reason I’d be drinking is to do it for them, not for myself – is that a bad idea?

    • Charisma on Command
      January 4, 2017 at 3:59 am

      Hope you decide to stick with it – I think you’ll see huge benefits 🙂

    • Reverend George
      January 12, 2017 at 8:36 pm

      I stopped drinking for two months in order to lose weight. I unfortunately found that I quite like being sober, and seven months after stopping my daily drinking I now drink just once or twice a month. Avoiding alcohol completely is not a sign of being in control, alcohol still has a strong hold on you, it’s just that you don’t touch it because you are scared to. Be in charge, get drunk occasionally. Being sober in the company of drunks is awful. The only way to enjoy the company of drunks is to join them

  • MetalBoots
    January 5, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    I decided to quit for 100 days. Today is day 103. Hope to never go back to it. The pros outweigh the cons. Good video. Wish I was that smart when I was your age.

  • Hunter491
    February 14, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Trump does not drink and he is a billionaire, I think we can learn from this.

  • Cj Gillespie
    February 28, 2017 at 12:16 am

    I’m In..Great Video.  Thanks

  • Remmy Kauffer
    February 28, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    but if you’re the only one sober it’s like your in a cave full of wild animals.

  • Jessy Tallent
    March 17, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    I’m in. thank you man, this is helping so much.

  • Allen Pagano
    April 19, 2017 at 10:28 am

    *The alcohol stands between you and your successful life that you always dreamed about. Get rid of this addiction starting today, following the steps designed by a former alcoholic [Go Here==>**https://plus.google.com/u/2/109305854848533008884/posts/1ren9FV7RBz** ]. It already helped thousands of people; now it’s your turn!*

  • Андрей Королев
    May 2, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Я в деле!

  • Yana Popova
    May 7, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    you are soo right. I’m in

  • Владислава Душа Кошки
    May 12, 2017 at 10:26 am

    I’m from Russia, but i’m in!!! I like to be clear)))

  • Auguste Hinrichs
    May 18, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    I am going to do a whole month alcohol-free and see if how I feel!

  • drobilly
    June 1, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    I don’t drink because of Lannisters may send their regards 3:)

  • timothy williamson315
    June 18, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    your hair is so totally fucked up dude. -4 believability

  • dodo smosh
    June 22, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    im in

  • jonathan de roeck
    June 23, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    Can I just have like 2 beers? caus I like the taste, I wouldn’t do it to get drunk

  • GucciBalboa
    June 24, 2017 at 8:05 am

    Your awesome keep up the great videos

  • Sasha Cardell
    June 25, 2017 at 6:34 am

    Okay but what about weed? I never drink but I smoke a joint or two a day

  • Darek Barszczyk
    June 29, 2017 at 8:02 am

    Im in! 😀

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