Imposter Syndrome – MGM w/ Jason Su

A common thing that many players experience:

Maybe you’ve had a good amount of success, and maybe you even worked really hard to get it. But no matter what happens, you always still feel like you’re not really the person that you’re making yourself out to be.

You feel like an imposter.

The problem:

Working harder and winning more doesn’t seem to cure this.

In fact, for many people, the more they win, the more they feel that doubt, that anxiety creeping into every aspect of their lives.

What’s missing isn’t knowledge that you’re smart or skilled at what you do.

What’s missing is an acknowledgement that no matter how far we get in anything, we’re always going to feel a bit of fear when we step up to take that big shot, play music in front of others, or play a session of poker.

And it’s the habit of not wanting those feelings of fear to be true, and not giving them space to be there with you that creates the feeling that we don’t deserve to be there.

The cure:

Learn how to feel your feelings as they come.

Be with them, let them into your experience, and remember that you’re not having the wrong experience. You’re just letting it all flow, and in doing so, giving yourself the greatest gift of all––acceptance and a release of all that old energy that’s been holding you back.

And with that, the feelings will fade.

So feel those feelings, watch yourself grow, and enjoy the money that comes with it.

Till next time,


Jason Su is the mindset and performance coach at Poker Detox and author of Poker with Presence: Unlocking the Final 15%.

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