Sports & Gaming
Lesson time 03:06 min
Daniel shares lessons learned from his most challenging experiences and the best piece of advice he’s ever received, then encourages you to start training.
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Topics include: Daniel’s Definition of Success
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Without a doubt, my most challenging experience in poker was really at the outset. You know, in Toronto, I was a big fish in a little pond, and I was able to pound people into submission, and I was a bull in a china shop. I took that sort of mentality to Las Vegas, and I was the hometown hero that went home with his tail between his legs. And I'd go back home and rebuild, and come back to Las Vegas, get spanked again, get beaten up. And there was many nights where I walked home from the Mirage rather than spend the $5 on a cab-- because I didn't exactly have it-- to the Budget Suites, which was basically like a motel I was staying at, and really kind of getting deeper, and to saying to myself, like, what am I really going to do with my life? Am I going to be able to make it? How many times can I fail before I succeed? What is it going to take? And all those moments, those weak moments, or those moments where I was in a breakdown, led to me having major breakthroughs in terms of what was going to take for me to be successful. And I'm thankful for every mistake I've made, because I see mistakes as an opportunity to learn and grow. So my definition of success is probably a lot different than you may expect. I think of success from the perspective of integrity. And what I mean by that is, for me, success is living a life where what I say I'm going to do, I actually do. So if I say that I'm going to be on time, I'm there on time. If I say that I'm going to not drink before a tournament, and not be social, and get eight hours of sleep, and I do that, that's success. If I say that I'm going to put in the hard work, and learn how to play the game better, and do that, that's success. That allows me to live a life where I'm less focused on the results, and I let the results come on the back of my hard work. So I don't necessarily focus on specific titles or amounts of money that I need to have in order for me to feel like I have a successful life. For me, what's most important is living in integrity, and being my word to others and myself. It has been an absolute pleasure creating this course for you guys. And I want to thank you for tuning in and taking in all the concepts. I know sometimes it may be intimidating, but I'm just thankful that I had the opportunity to share a game that I love. And I hope that the better prepared you are to play this game at a high level, the more you enjoy it as well.
About the Instructor
Put yourself across the felt from Daniel Negreanu, the biggest live tournament poker winner of all time. The six-time World Series of Poker champion teaches poker strategy, advanced theory, and practice through hand-reviews of his winning games. Learn how to sharpen your mental game through demos on reading opponents and spotting tells. Join Daniel at the table to increase your win rate, grow your ROI, and get your game “in the money.”
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