My spouse is an expert poker player, which aside from a couple of details is not any different from being an entrepreneur. What details? He works out of home. He performs whenever he desires, so he plays virtually daily. Whenever he isn’t playing, he assesses his palms and learns to perform much better.

The matters very similar to entrepreneur’s life is that he occasionally travels the world to perform with live tournaments, sleeps in fancy resorts, matches great people and always attempts to make, I mean attain, more.

So you are a poker player? That is cool!
I knew my spouse is playing poker in the beginning which just made him more appealing to me.

He had been just like a free bird to function, the master of his own fate, a gorgeous head, a powerful personality, exceptionally warm soul and filled with positive emotions guy. The reverse of what you might envision – somebody who’s focused solely on winning and calculating his opportunities.

In terms of poker, I watched it as a great deal of journeys, dwell tournaments, Liv-Boeree-looking-girls, and also a great deal of spare time. You understand – living the fantasy! Did life confirm my expectations? It did. But in a fantastic way.

Poker players do not enjoy wasting chances. Exactly like entrepreneurs. If you are one, you understand what I mean. You feel you could always get more revenue and you always have the option to pitch more clients. You send mails at 11pm. Etc… you produce chances.

Poker players essentially play as far as possible.

That is the nighttime players may make the maximum. That is the night they will need are the most ready, motivated and focused on the job. So yes, our weekend endings in the day. And no, we can not chill with buddies on Sunday brunch.

No explanations
You understand when you occasionally call in sick once you’re not actually? (I really don’t, but there are clearly people who do this ). In case you choose to remain in the home and don’t – here is the result. You still make money, you are feeling better than ever and you do things that you generally do not have enough time to perform.

In poker this night-off can cost you tens of thousands of dollars. Thus, you simply don’t get it done.

Note: generally poker players take 1-2 days weekly. Based on their own bankroll situation. I am not talking about weeks or days away merely to find rest.

Though professional poker players may pay for the minimum income monthly, they enjoy reaching for the stars.

But there is one important thing – downswings that continue too long. The frequently bring about tilt. Plus it may be a nightmare for both poker players and their spouses. Tilt is a term of a condition of psychological or psychological confusion or frustration where a participant adopts a less than optimum approach, usually leading to the participant getting over-aggressive. Should they lose too much in this time, it is required to begin playing lower bets. This means that they suddenly earn less by working the very same hours.

Allow me to compare it to company.

It is like you are an entrepreneur, operating an international company, selling items around the globe and suddenly you need to restrict your selling to just 1 country. Your earnings drastically drops.

It continues as long as you make enough cash to return to conduct a worldwide company (return to large stakes in poker). However, you have to endure this tricky time so as to play large again, in company and also in poker. It is such a shame, right?


Fortunately poker players are emotionally strong. Otherwise they’d never make it into the expert degree .

I can’t say how much I really like my spouse’s mind as well as his strategy to all sort of scenarios. I attempted to slip it to a few of my posts about shifting frustration in to inspiration. Because that is exactly what he always does. And that is exactly what he teaches me daily. The psychological strength practiced on a daily basis in all sort of poker situations are readily implemented in actual life.

Beginning a connection with a poker player was similar to an ice bucket poured in my mind in the beginning. He consistently has arguments and plausible explanation to all. In precisely the exact same time he understands what I believe or what I believe, before I realized it (!) . It is like getting my private psychologist in the home. And trust me, there is a lot to talk.

I am a 100% girl, meaning play queen, with all these feelings inside, I can not even name all of them. It is difficult to say just how much I learned about myself, about life, the human mind and feelings within this connection. Even if in the beginning it looked like a battle of two distinct worlds.

An experienced and chilled man, that earns money by playing an emotional woman, who worries a lot about everything and does not even like playing board games. However, in the long run it managed to make our very own amazing universe and play with the game called life, collectively.