It was the winter of 2007, and I was on a MASSIVE heater. I had just won the largest tournament in online history for more than $250,000, then went on the biggest upswing of my career, crushing every game from $25/$50 to $200/$400 No Limit.
The result? I ended the year as one of the top 10 winners online with over a million dollars in earnings.
I did what every 20 year old would have done… took a break to enjoy myself! When I came back to poker, something changed. I could feel the energy was different. I lost my rhythm, and started to lose. Instead of doing what I should have done and take a break, I tried to “play my way out”.
It didn’t turn out well…
And money wasn’t the only thing I lost. It was confidence, focus and ability to play my best as well. How do you go from playing $200/$400 to grinding $5/$10, where one buy in was smaller than a standard raise preflop?
Busting a $50,000 bankroll is one thing, but losing $500,000? I risked what would have been enough to set me up for life and for what, my ego? I was shattered.
That was definitely the low point. But turning things around and climbing my way back to the top of the poker industry taught me a lot.
Watch today’s video to learn the three things that you can do to turn things around and be successful in your passions or career.
What was the low point in your career or life? What ONE thing helped you most to recover.
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