Summary of book: "How to make the biggest decisions of your life--and why those decisions must be made in specific settings How to create a daily "sacred" environment to live your life with intention, and not get sucked into the cultural addictions How to invest big in yourself to upgrade your environment and mindset How to put "forcing functions" in your life--so your default behaviours are precisely what you want them to be How to quickly put yourself in proximity to the most successful people in the world--and how to adapt their knowledge and skills to yourself even quicker How to create an environment where endless creativity and boundless productivity is the norm " Source
Before reading this book I was already aware of a few things: 1. relying only on willpower will never work, because when we're tired or aren't feeling at our best it's easy to give up on things we set out to do 2. there is the internal and external component to living a disciplined life 3. it's...
Elliot Roe is one of the best mindset coaches in poker, and he helps so many poker players reach the highest levels. As a hypnotherapist and mindset coach, Elliot has worked with many poker players across his career, ranging from low-stakes to high-stakes players. He uses hypnotherapy to help players work through the issues that they bring to the table. There’s a lot of crossover between the self-sabotage that he sees at the business table and the poker table, he points out.
Often, when moving from poker to other fields, people don’t know their strengths. Those who succeed at poker, you have to be highly intelligent and good at problem-solving, Elliot points out today. In fact, the competition is lower in business than in poker. That isn’t to say that the transition will always be easy; the soft skills required in the business world may be a challenge, especially for primarily online poker players.
If that has you concerned, don’t worry; Elliot...
For those in the poker world, Fedor Holz needs no introduction. After quitting poker a couple years ago, he started dabbling in various things, particularly building a community focusing on an environment of creativity. In poker, he points out, his tendency to lose interest in things he doesn’t feel passionate about in the moment was a good thing.
Fedor enjoys and is energized by puzzling out and solving problems, and not so much by the process of actually executing the path that he figures out. A few years ago, he didn’t see the potential for this kind of growth in poker anymore. This made him want to quit in favor of developing other skills rather than just monetizing something that he was already good at.
Speaking of skills, one of the most valuable skills that Fedor developed from playing poker is problem solving, he’ll explain today. He chats in our conversation about how he applies to this skill to his current work in consulting, explaining...
This was not my first TR event; I had previously attended Unleash The Power Within in London (Apr 2018), and watched I'm Not Your Guru. As such I was aware of the "6 basic human needs": 1.Certainty, 2.Uncertainty, 3. Significance, 4.Love/Connection, 5.Growth, 6.Contribution. I also learnt that you can change your state whenever you want to and the way you act; whatever you focus on, energy flows in that direction .
I decided to attend DWD as it is Tony's flagship program and I've heard good things from multiple trusted sources.
I joined Tony's Platinum Partnership Program ($85k USD for all events + approx $10kUSD more for each Platinum event), so DWD was included. Tickets usually cost around $4-10k USD depending on the type of seat and timing you choose to purchase. It is cheaper if you buy through a platinum partner or as a group to enjoy discounts at events such as UPW.
I went into DWD wanting to understand myself better:
1. To understand the reasons...
After watching Rounders when he was 17, Blake Eastman knew that poker was what he wanted to do with his life. More accurately, he wanted to live the story of Rounders, making enough money with poker to pay for law school. He did so well with poker, though, that he stuck with it instead. After a couple years of playing, he shifted from playing poker to coaching and creating a poker business.
Blake is an interesting guest since his transition out of playing poker hasn’t taken him out of the poker world. As he explains, now that he’s a business owner, he’s starting to embody the skills and lessons that he learned from playing poker. He’ll also dig into his challenges now as he transitions from a business focusing specifically on poker to a more general business.
Because Blake is a psychology expert, we’ll spend a good amount of time talking about various aspects of psychology in poker. This ranges from everything including the anxiety that...
Hi, I'm Wayne, and I'm a learning junkie.
Counting back the last 10 years, I've spent more than $300k USD investing in my own self-improvement, and here's the story of how I got started.
My first encounter with coaching was when I started Bowling. During my peak year I was training 5x/week for the National Under-23 team, 3x/week with my school, 1x/week with my country club, and 1x/week 1-on-1.
I started 1-on-1 coaching when I wanted to break into the national youth team, and thankfully my parents understood how important it was to me. They were struggling with their business but yet they sacrificed their own lifestyle so that I could afford Bowling equipment and coaching. For this and many other reasons, I'm eternally grateful.
The most memorable story of how they came to realise how important this was to me was when I went home with my exam results. I was about 14 or 15 years old. I did not do well on the exams and my Mum said she was going to make me quit...
Dan Tsui, CEO at Blockchain software engineering consultancy and product studio Kyokan, joins me today for this conversation. He has done lots of work for Ethereum Foundation and projects related to EF. Before this, he did a lot of freelancing in software engineering. And before that, of course, he was a professional poker player. As he’ll explain today, playing online poker is actually what got him into software to begin with.
When I ask Dan about the similarities between poker and business, he brings up a very insightful answer: the intuitive understanding of risk, having an edge, and what it means to exploit that edge. These points, he explains, are difficult for professionals from non-game-playing backgrounds to wrap their heads around in the same way. The biggest differences, on the other hand, involve working as a team player instead of solo.
We’ll also dig into mindset, exploring various aspects of the topic of translating a poker mentality into the...
Welcome to “From High Stakes Poker To …”! In this brand-new podcast, we interview former high-stakes poker players who have transitioned into other careers. If you’re ready to learn how the raw intelligence of poker players can function to create (rather than extract) value, or to make that transition, this is the place for you!
Today’s guest is James Gettinger, a former high stakes poker player who is now a professional fantasy sports player mostly on DraftKings and FanDuel. He started playing poker in late 2012, and realized he could turn it into his primary income source. In 2014, he transitioned into fantasy sports, and has been doing that ever since.
If you don’t know anything about sports, this might sound intimidating or even impossible. Believe it or not, James didn’t know anything about sports either when he got started. As he explains today, knowing about sports is an advantage, but it also comes with biases that...
Hello there, and welcome to this brand-new podcast! In “From High Stakes Poker To …”! I’m your host, Wayne Yap. In each future episode of the show, I’ll interview a former high-stakes poker player who has successfully transitioned into something else.
In case you’re not familiar with my story, I’ve spent the last few years of my poker career playing the highest games in Macau. I realized that I was playing poker to make money, and taking that money to try to make people around me happy, but poker (and focusing on making money) didn’t fulfill me. I’m transitioning out of poker now, and looking for ideas and resources to help me successfully do that. That’s how the idea for this podcast came about!
I know I’m not the only one in this situation. A lot of successful high-stakes poker players want to transition into other fields, but there’s not enough information out there on how to do that smoothly...