March 06, 2012
I played +/- 23k hands and I am starting to feel pretty confident about my game. Especially how I aproach 'my game'. Its all about learning, and I am tackeling things I never tackled before in poker. Partly being very stubborn and partly just taking a long time to really understand things clearly.
I can say I love poker. I have come back to it so many times that there is no way I don't love it. I would have stayed away from it a long time ago, since I wasn't really winning and it has cost me lots of frustration and depression in the past. I do feel tilted sometimes, but I let the tilt happen and it goes away like a wave. I think I am going to coach people within a year, and I am going to lay my focus on the mental aspect of the game. Most mental coaches cost a shit ton of money, and I am confident I can coach well enough for a pair price. Another big plus is that I have been a huge tilt monkey myself and have been breaken even for a very long time before I became a winner. I can relate.
For now, I am thinking about getting coaching myself. Not to become a winner, but to win more. I think it's nice to have somebody that you can trust skill-wise to talk poker with and if the price is fair, I don't think its any loss at all. I also dont have many people on my skype anymore when it comes to poker. Lots of them have quited poker of have changed games, which makes it harder to discuss poker and do the sweat sessions like I used too. I do want to move up, so a to high of a price I am just not going to pay for coaching. Then again, if the coach is able to make me a 8 bb/100 winner, I probably move up quicker. It's something I have on my mind and I am going to see how things flow. I did contact some people about their price, and tbh, I might just get back to work with Threads13, since he explains things really well and is a very competent coach and player. The reason I might go to another coach is because it might be good for me to have a real fresh start. Not sure yet.
Things in life are going well too. I have been training hard lately. I am training with a guy who is a pro motor cross. He trains insanely hard at the gym and i have never felt so good after training, and never felt so gross while training. The same thing I always felt when I was boxing, but, I never expected that you could change your weight lifting regime in a way that alters that way of training. Its a lot of high intensity work outs, lots of fast sprints on the rowing machine and just very little rest. My body is hurting, its damaged and I feel great.
Less is more. I really try to work on having more fun, and having less work. Poker is fun, working out is fun, school is work. But the more fun I add to my life, the less I procrastinate when it comes to school. I am reading 'the now habit' and its really helping me a shit ton about doing my work and getting to it.
With that being said, I still want to write my blog once in a while (which is fun!) to keep a track of myself :) My goal with this blog has always been the same: I want to track myself and if somebody can learn from my mistakes, thats awesome :)
Thats it for now