Get a FREE copy of The Mental Game of Poker 1 or 2 on Audiobook

Free AudioBook!

No tricks, no gimmicks, and no contests. Amazon.com is heavily marketing audiobooks as the next big thing. So take advantage of this great offer while it lasts.

Getting a free copy of TMGP or TMGP2 is easy. Simply sign-up for a free 30-day trial to Amazon’s audiobook company, Audible. Here’s how:

1. For The Mental Game of Poker 1, go to the audiobook page on Audible.com, Audible.co.uk or Audible.de (These links take you right there.)

1a. For The Mental Game of Poker 2, go to the audiobook page on Audible.com, Audible.co.uk or Audible.de (These links take you right there.)

2. You’ll be redirected to the Audible website to sign-up for the free 30-day trial. If you have an Amazon account, you can use it to sign-up to Audible. If not, you’ll be prompted to create an account.

3. After signing-up, follow the instructions to download the Audible software and the book to your device (PC, tablet, or phone).Audible TMGP2

4. You’re under no obligation to remain a member of Audible after you sign-up. There may be other poker books you’re interested in listening to, or you may get hooked and start listening to more audiobooks in general.

Please note this is a one time offer, so if you have previously received a free starting book with Audible, you will not be able to get another one for free. However, by signing up for a monthly membership you get audiobooks, including TMGP or TMGP2 at a reduced price.

 

It’s really simple. Get your free copy today!

I’ve been surprised by how many people have downloaded the audiobook after already purchasing the softcover or ebook. They’re listening to it while grinding, in their car, and other places. That’s why I’m excited to share this offer with you. Now, you can learn the material in a new way and work towards mastering your mental game, for FREE!

 

Give it 102%

The old adage, “give it a 110%,” is wrong. Pushing yourself that much isn’t possible at one time because research has proven you can only give it 102%.

This NY Times article highlights the research that used deception to fool cyclists and get them to ride 2% faster than they were previously capable of doing. It’s fascinating to see that the body holds reserve amounts of energy that seem to be limited by our perception of what we’re capable of doing. But, that reserve is limited too. Riders couldn’t go 5% faster – only 2% faster.

The question is: how do you tap into that 2%, so you can perform at a level higher than before? The researchers conclude that the deceptive methods used in the study could be replicated under the guidance of a good coach. (They admit this method is risky.)

In my opinion, deception should only be used once. Do it once to prove this 2% exists. Then, trust the research, it proves that you can do more than you think, and now your job is to find it out how to get it out of you. If you need a coach to help you – that’s cool – that’s what we’re here for. However, if you or your coach choose to use deception, you’re missing out on a great opportunity to find it on your own.

Why is finding it yourself so important? Because it’s not going to be the last time you go looking for it. You want to keep pushing yourself to increase your capacity by 2%. Not all the time, because that will cause your mind/muscles to breakdown. 2% may not seem like much, but these baby steps turn into huge gains when done consistently. It’s like compounding interest in a bank account.

If you have to rely on deception, you have to keep finding ways to be tricked. If you have to rely on a coach to push you, then save up, because you’re going to need that coach around all the time. If you can find it on you’re own, then you develop the skill to find it yourself and that makes you even stronger mentally. The ability to find that extra gear (physically or mentally) is one of the traits that separates world class players from the rest.

Giving it 110% was a great idea, it just unrealistic. 102% is doable. So go do it.