The Calm Before The Storm


What a week.

Long over due update, I know. You see, I’ve been soo busy doing all this chilling out, I forgot to come here and post.

Seriously, I am taking it pretty easy at the moment but I deserve it. It’s hard work being me.

In the last 2 weeks… I have:

  • Successfully launched and kept motivated with posting on my new website.
  • Created and used my Fan Page on Facebook to market my content to friends.
  • Built up a work group to work toward getting to the WSOP 2012.
  • Won a few home poker games against friends, making me a tidy £45 profit.
  • Worked 2 shifts for my current employer.
  • Just generally enjoying everything i put my energy into.

There is other stuff that i’ve been doing and achieving that just escapes my mind at this present moment. I have spent a lot of time socialising.

Whatever. I’m happy, that all that matters.

In the coming weeks I can look forward to promoting my website on a wider scale, playing and teaching more poker, getting paid on the 15th of July (really important as it gives me more money to do the stuff I want to do), and just generally spending time with friends, enjoying myself.

Life is good.

Until next time (probably another 2 weeks)….

Official Launch Of

So today I am launching my new website/blog Simple Poker Pays.

You can probably guess from the URL what it’s about. Simple strategy and advice to help poker players become more profitable at the game. I have 4-5 years of playing experience to share and some big ideas that I’d like to try, to broadcast and market the content. I have been planning this for weeks. I first started thinking about it months ago.

As you can see, I have put a lot of thought into it and I’m so eager to find out if all my hard work will make this project a success. I still have a lot to do and much to learn.  This shouldn’t be a problem though because I’m passionate about poker, love technology and adore learning about business related topics.

Please take a look at my site and leave me some feedback. Even if poker is something you know nothing about, comment on the design, how I can improve my style of writing, etc. I welcome any constructive feedback as I am far from good at communicating my ideas and building strong material that people want to read.



Power Of Positivity

I’m feeling sooo good right now.

Just saying that out loud increases the feeling.

I am good!

Maybe even great when I am in this mood.

We often hear about how things spiral out of control or people get caught in a downward spiral of depression. It works both ways. I should know. It was only a year ago I was in one of those downward spirals.

Now I’ve turned it completely around. I’m spiralling up and I’m starting to lose that control again. That view of what is realistic and what I believe to be achievable. It’s that exageration. That setting your goals too high. I’m great at doing that. Always setting too high. But I believe I can achieve any goal now. It comes from knowing how to achieve. In the last few weeks I’ve grown to the concept of starting with small and very easily attainable goals. Slowly building up the size and workload of goals over time. It builds momentum which is crucial to keep your motivation up when things get tough. Something I never used to think about.

I wish I could remember where I read about this. I read so many blogs (some are on the right hand side bar) and I’m taking in so much information that is radically changing my mood and happiness, my perception of the world, my philosophy about life and my ability to achieve.

Their positivity has really rubbed off on me. It’s given me confidence to make tough, life changing decisions that have been inspired by seeing the experiences of people who have already done it.

I sure hope I keep learning and growing at the rate I currently am. I can’t possibly begin to imagine where I will be in 1 years time. If it continues, the world will be mine to enjoy.

Phases Of Life

A Phase of my life is coming to an end.

It’s like the end of a chapter in a book. You don’t stop reading but as you start the new chapter, you are filled with excitement and wonder as you ponder over what might possibly evolve over the coming pages. I’m so excited about this new chapter of my life. The best thing of all though is that I am the author!

This current chapter will end in a few weeks when I leave my job. I like to analyse and think back over the last 7 or so month. I came from being a very depressed, quiet guy who was gambling and throwing his life and talent away. Now, I feel like I’m a bird flying high with the clouds looking down at the world.

I feel free.

People say I’m mad for doing this now. With no work lined up, no guarentee of money coming in. The strange thing is, none of that seems to matter. You see, now is as good a time as ever. I have one life, one opportunity to make the most of being young, being free. If I don’t try to do what I want now, I will be dragged too far in to the system to be able to break free again. I don’t want expensive cars or a nice house or any of that materialistic crap that puts people in debt and forces them to work. We don’t actually want that stuff anyway. We are brainwashed by advertising to believe this stuff will make us happy. It takes away our the key ingredients for happiness. Ingredients like freedom and independence. Our ability to just relax and play often takes a back seat to work, business and money.

I’m only 21. I have my whole life to fall back into the system and work if my ideas do not. I have read sooo much about life, happiness, minimalism, etc. So many inspirational bloggers out there doing what they love, every day. Taking control over the direction they are aiming their lives in. I want that freedom!

I love my life. I love learning every day, from inspirational people or just from the world around me. I love my family and my friends. I love how fortunate I am to have grown up in the enviroment I have. I love what I do, and I am slowly begining to love who I am.

Every day I stand a little taller. A little prouder as I edge ever so slightly closer to the person I want to become and live the life I want to lead. It’s a tremendously slow process. One I have been working on for years. One that I will probably be working on for the rest of my life.

If I know only one thing, it is that I will always chase after what makes me happy.

That thought alone…makes me happy.

4 Days Later…

My last post feels like complete rubbish now. I like poker. Business and websites excite me. So I have decided to combine the 3 of them and build up a business. I’m sooo excited and have sooo much enthusiasm for this at the moment. It gets me up in the morning. I’m thinking about all the possible ideas I can implement into my business. It just feels so good right now.

I told my boss I am leaving. I need to give 4 weeks notice so thats enough time for me to produce some content, save up some money and get myself set up ready to turn this idea into reality. I’ve made sooo much progress over the last couple of days and I’m just really looking forward to see how this works out. I know as long as I work hard enough, everything will be fine.

I haven’t completely abandoned plans to study programming. I will still do it if I can in October. I still want to do that but if I can make this website work, it will be more ideal.

Also, I can play more poker and actually combine it with my website to make content. It should be a handy side income to my site.

So many ideas, my mind is crammed full with stuff to think about at the moment. I’m really struggling to get my ideas across to people when they ask what I’m planning to do. It’s actually quite annoying.

Anyway, will be posting more now with snippets of whats to come.

Can’t wait for the next couple of months. It’s going to be fun!

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