I was invited back to speak with Dave and Dara from the Chip Race Podcast where we discussed mental preparation for a big series like the WSOP or WCOOP. They are also joined by EPT Champion, Ben Willonofsky, take a look at the recent successes and antics of former guest Phil Hellmuth and much more.
During the WSOP I did a really good long form interview with Remko Rinkema where we talked esports, the WSOP and how to prepare for the big MTT grind.
I have been doing more interviews with entrepreneurs like this one I did with Jay Wong from The Inner Changemaker Podcast. We dive into what is the mental game needed to be successful in life. If you want to have a strong mental game you’ll want to listen in.
I had a chance to chat with Aaron Fifield on the “Chat with Traders” podcast. It’s a wide ranging interview that covers:
- How I went from professional golfer to mental game poker coach, who helped my first client squash anger issues and make $600,000 in the space of four months.
- The benefits of removing negative and excessive emotion from decision making, and the various exercises Jared uses with his clients to balance emotions.
- Tips for how to; study your own emotional reactions, recognize flawed patterns which can be corrected, and separate tactical errors from mental game errors.
- Jared fleshes out the seven types of “tilt” poker players and traders can experience, and when (in your career) you should begin working on psychology improvements.
- Pointers for how to maintain concentration, focus, and high levels of alertness throughout the trading day—especially important for short-term day traders.
I’m best known these days for my work helping world class poker players eliminate their mental game weaknesses. However, in recent years I have been working a lot more with financial traders to do the same thing. This was a natural addition to my portfolio. A lot of traders found my book The Mental Game of Poker very useful and they discovered it because a lot of traders play poker, and a lot of poker players have turned to trading.
The terminology may be different, but poker and trading are very similar fields. Not only do the same critical skillsets exist for both, the same mental game issues impact both sets of participants. [Read more…]