If you’re looking to transform your game so you can be the best poker player you can be, you first need to start by transforming your life. Change the way you think and live and you can change your game. How? Start by using these tips and techniques.
How to Maximize Your Hourly Rate
- Quit Thinking About Your Hourly Rate
In poker, the amount of information
available is limitless—verbal, nonverbal, betting patterns, etc. While
information is limitless, your mental capacity is limited. So do yourself a
favor and don’t get hung up on reading the table, thinking about life outside
the felt or comparing your hourly rate to other jobs. You’re wasting your
mental muscles. Take in information, process it and act.
- Make Sure To Get Enough Of What You Need
In order to fully immerse yourself in the game, make sure you’re providing your physical and mental body with the base essentials. In this order:
- Fresh Air
You become what you put into your body.
Through food, drink, sound, and even your thoughts, nourish your body and mind
so you can be at your best.
- Be Careful What You Put Into Your Body
If we become what we put into our bodies, then there are things that can make us worse off. Processed and artificial foods, drugs, alcohol and negative thoughts can and will limit your ability. If we think the worst of our abilities and surround ourselves with negative people, these things define who and what we become. On the same note, don’t binge on a good thing. Too much of a good thing, like 12 hours of Gripsed videos then hitting the tables, will lead to burnout. The secret is: be in-tune with yourself, know what you need and avoid what doesn’t benefit you.
How To Be The Best Poker Player On The Table
- Be The Best Poker Player Off The Table
If you want to be a champion on the table then be one in your everyday life as well, whenever possible. To be the best, you need to come to the felt prepared and focused—this the hardest but one of the most important things you can do. Poker isn’t just on when the cards are dealt; the game of poker is always going, so play as if the camera is rolling to maximize your hourly return. If you want the odds heavily in your favor, work your ass off. “The harder you work the harder it is to surrender,” Vince Lombardi.
- Bring Your A Game—Outwit, Outplay, Outlast
Everyone’s got an A – E game. The key is knowing when to bring out your A game, and when a lower level is sufficient. To rake in the money, all you need to do is to play at a higher level than your opponents. And don’t forget to cut yourself some slack if you’re not playing at your peak as negative thoughts will hurt your game.
- Be Consistent With Your Personal Development
If you want to be a great poker player and max your earn, it’s something you have to be working toward all the time. You can’t just start then stop: you’ll lose momentum. Poker is about consistency, experiencing the summation of small games and giving yourself opportunities to grow. Take 15 minutes a day to improve your game, watch a video, read a great poker book or tutorial–try something new. Make poker development part of your everyday life so you never stop learning and refining your edge.
Be The Best Poker Player You Can Be
If you want to be the best, you need to transform your life so you can be the best poker player on an off the felt to maximize your advantage and ultimately, your bankroll.