One of Nick’s on-contract coaching for profits players has a major problem: he feels like he has no choice but to move back into his unsupportive parent’s home where his mental state and online poker results historically suffer. Listen today as Nick helps his player navigate a particularly dicey and emotionally charged situation by letting him know he isn’t making full use of the resources at his disposal.
Detox Files #7: How Do You Live The “Poker Vampire” Lifestyle & Maintain Healthy Relationships With Your Loved Ones?
In this episode of the Detox Files Nick Howard (Founder of Poker Detox Staking Group) has an optimization session with one of his contracted players who has a big problem: he’s been trained his entire poker career to practice good game selection (the after-hours poker vampire lifestyle) but knows the times he plays poker have a major affect on his relationship with his wife and family. Listen in and follow along as Nick helps his player navigate what is most certainly a mine field.
This Detox Files episodes features a one hour “optimization consult” with one of Poker Detox’s contracted players. These are guys Nick and his team invest tons of resources into so it’s going to be a bit more advanced than the previous Detox Files you all know and love.
Nick Howard returns with Detox Files #5. If you’ve ever found yourself stuck in a cycle of high ambition that quickly leads to emotional distress, this is an episode you do not want to miss.
Today’s Detox Files episode starts off with a key “aha” moment that the player had from Nick and I’s first Chasing Poker Greatness conversation. They then delve into the way we talk to ourselves and how that creates delusions and negative emotions in poker (in this case frustration). They then work on how to practically apply language upgrades to improve performance, specifically around the need for a play that “should work” to work every time.
The first real deep dive into the unrealistic expectations that people have for scientifically navigating a career as a live player. It comes down to how much you trust yourself. If you’re not someone who’s not comfortable navigating on intuition, live is probably not a career that’s ever going to offer you the security you’re looking for.
Today’s show features a consultation with Nick Howard where the guest is a family man who is heavily considering transitioning away from his IT job into playing poker. Is this a reasonable thought and how can he test the waters without diving fulling into the deep end of the pool? Find out in today’s episode.
In today’s episode our guest is a passionate live player who’s very open about his insecurities from the start. Because of his openness, we’re able to find a clear answer to his (common) risk averse/bankroll issue. We’re then able to move on to solving a common fear/misconception that horses have around being backed and after that we get to his core fear (Which is extremely common). All in all it’s a nice clean progression that cuts straight to the heart of the problem.