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Old 03-29-2014, 04:29 AM   #26
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So today:

NO cigs.
NO soda.

Eating a chicken salad for dinner.
100th post FTW.

I accomplished my goals and the salad was really good.
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Old 03-31-2014, 05:46 AM   #27
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Read about 2k+ posts today about "Running Uphill" quiting his job to play poker. Was really interesting and inspiring to see someone having such success.

I hope I run that good when I start playing in a year or so.

He started with ~$4,000 so I'm comfortable with my $6,000 BR goal.

Interesting how much he consistently wins at $2/$5 and $5/$10. I always read people posting "Move up from $1/$2 ASAP."

So I def. need to consider doing this. I think I'll play $1/$2 until I reach $12,000 BR and move up to $1/$3 until I reach a $25,000 BR and then up to $2/$5 until I reach a $50,000 BR and then take a shot at $5/$10.

It would be crazy if I had the potential to beat $5/$10 NL. I think that with more experience and study that I'll be able to do it.

One step at a time. Excited to know there's no cap on how far this can go and always being able to improve and move up. Kind of sick thinking about it.

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Old 03-31-2014, 06:04 AM   #28
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Goal for tomorrow:

Grind out reading "Tapping Potential" by Kenneth J. Lodi a book I picked up at the thrift store. 164 pages should be a breeze.

Write my thoughts on it here.
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:09 PM   #29
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Mission accomplished!

I found the book to be well written and enjoyed the quotes throughout it. One page even had "ROI" in it's heading.

I def. could apply these things to my life and poker. I was pleased to read that I've already been doing some of them such as writing down goals and following through with them.

I liked how it emphasized on having a good attitude or thinking positive but went a step further in saying you must also incorporate action. Staying positive while taking steps to achieve your goals.

I also enjoyed the part about accountability and holding yourself responsible for your own success internally.

Tapping potential takes deliberate practice on improving areas of weakness as well as strength.

It touched on how only a small percent of people are highly successful in their field because of hard work, constant study of their craft/dynamic and changing environments, and a willingness to always improve.

An important point was made about planning ahead. Planning out your actions is +EV in the long run but most people are too busy being busy and they never slow down to do this.

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Old 04-01-2014, 06:04 AM   #30
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Goals for tomorrow:

Wake up at 10am and eat breakfast.

If it's not raining go on a jog.

Read three stickies and comment.

Go to work.

Bacon burger with everything on it for dinner.
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Old 04-01-2014, 06:08 PM   #31
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So far I've failed at all my goals.

10am :alarm goes off: ... Good dream :turn off alarm and sleep:

Watched a GTA speedrun on YouTube. Haven't read the stickies.

I have two hours so... Crunch! Time to knock out those stickies.
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Old 04-03-2014, 06:09 AM   #32
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Old 04-05-2014, 06:18 AM   #33
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Old 04-10-2014, 06:21 PM   #34
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I haven't posted in a while. Blew another check last week. Got stood up and felt the need to gamble. Compulsive much?

Bought poker tracker for $9.99. Logged 8 hours at around -$38 an hour.

New goals:
//wake up at 10:30 and go for a jog.
//study for at least 4 hours.
//save up $4,000 BR instead of $6,000.
//drink more water.
//go out one day a week with friends.
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Old 04-25-2014, 05:20 AM   #35
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Went to my first GA meeting. Scary stuff.

I was the youngest one there.

I feel like a huge degenerate scum ball. It's kind of hard to focus and study poker when it's pretty conflicted with going to GA meetings. It's like double dipping.

Only two ways out as I see it.

A) Go to GA and quit playing poker.

B) Go to GA and use it as a learning experience to not degen it up anymore.

Either way I have to go because I'm being forced to. If it helps me not blow my pay checks then great.

I have to decide if I'm going to pursue poker 100% no matter what anyone says, or give it up completely. There's no inbetween. I'm either going to make it or I'm not.
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