Hi everyone, this is going to be a personal journal/blog/challenge thread where I am going to make some pretty big claims. As the title says I have been eating, sleeping, breathing, sweating, bleeding, crying poker for the past 15 months in Thailand. I started the journey last year with $10,000 which was 1 year of expenses and 100 minimum BI's for 25NL. Currently I do not possess more money than I started with. This is not acceptable. I have survived many months on $200 to $500. I have drank a lot of bubble tea and eaten a lot of pork belly.
I'm not going to post pics of winrates in my intro, but I will do so in later posts. It is important to be transparent.
Some people say to make the goals realistic. I say nahhhh, you got it all wrong. If you shoot for the moon and come short but land on an asteroid thousands of miles from the Earths atmosphere, this is still objectively better than aiming for the asteroid and only making a few hundred miles outside of the atmosphere.
I will find success in poker. A breakthrough is always right around the corner.
So here are my Moby Dick level claims:
1.) This is a PHD program for me. Before you start making $100,000+ a year as a PHD in any field, you have to seriously put out. Only having put out hard for ~1 year so far puts things into perspective.
2.) Within 12 months I will be crushing 200NL. In 24 months I will be crushing 500NL. In 36 months I will be crushing 1KNL.
3.) I am going to go big with a 1,000 deep HH analysis challenge. Every day I will post as deep and detailed of an analysis as I know how.
4.) Before I start 200NL shots I will deepen my pockets substantially. 2 years of expenses and 100 BI's for 100NL then I will take my shots.
5.) I will join the best poker CFP program in the world. How do I know it's the best? Because being a glass half full kind of guy is +EV.
6.) After finishing this CFP program I will begin taking on my own students and doing 100k contracts and will be known as one of the best coaches on the planet.
7.) I have a hard time getting myself to exercise after losing streaks. This will end. David Goggins says to do something every day you hate. I hate exercising. That's why I need to do it. So losing 30 lb's and doing 100 consecutive pushups within 12 months is my fitness goal.
A few things I have learned so far in 1 year of solitude in the grind.
1.) Mindset is King. It does not matter what your technical abilities or knowledge is. If you cannot control your mindset, you will fail.
2.) Mindset is King. It does not matter what your technical abilities or knowledge is. If you cannot control your mindset, you will fail.
3.) Mindset is King. It does not matter what your technical abilities or knowledge is. If you cannot control your mindset, you will fail.
4.) Poker may not come easy to me like it does others. All the more miraculous when I succeed. Tenacious perseverance is Queen.
5.) Personally, deep rolls helps with my mindset. 1 year expenses and 100 BI's for me should be minimum. My goal is 2 years expenses.
6.) Discipline, self reflection, mental leaks are all things that can be functionally improved through practical daily exercises.
7.) My daily ritual routine, daily ritual phrase are my personal religion and lifeblood. Without this I will fail.
Funny how both lists came out to be #7. Lucky Lucky ;)
Let's fucking go. The grind is real.*