This is an old post, a prelude to the Approach Anxiety Program, please see the program-The Approach Anxiety Program
I used to have approach anxiety and was scared to approach chicks. My approach anxiety was as much (perhaps just slightly more) than the average guy.
I beat it, it took about 5-6 months until I could approach girls in any scenario or venue.
The mainstream advice to beat approach anxiety goes something like this- 1) Be confident! 2) Don't care what people think! 3) Just go talk to her 4) Just go approach 1000 girls 5) Pretend that she likes you 6) Do warmup sets and tell yourself, "they don't count" 7) Just be social!
None of these methods are worth a shit, mainly because they are written by "dating coaches" that don't have any experience with picking up HOT chicks and having sex with them.