For the last several months, I have been very interested in minimalism and have been pursuing a more minimalist lifestyle. I have been working on getting rid of most of my belongings, reducing clutter, and cutting out all of the unnecessary things in my life.
2016 felt like a very fast-paced, exciting, stressful, strange and beautiful year. We lost David Bowie, Prince, and Muhammad Ali. We gained a cartoon clown-reality star-TV personality president.
Every time I find the time to write a blog I am surprised how long it has been. I generally write when I have an idea or relentless thought going through my head that I feel like I need to get out. This is one of those cases.
Earlier this year, I wrote a very detailed blog on my 2016 goals. Most of these were non-poker goals related to self-improvement. I also set some volume goals for poker, and one of my biggest goals (and my only results-oriented goal) was to clear my makeup.
Hello! At the beginning of this year, I wrote a blog post detailing my goals for 2016. In this post I want to explain how I am tracking those goals, share some tools that are helping me to be more productive, and provide an update on my progress towards my goals. I titled this post "quantified self" because I am trying to keep track of a lot of data about my personal habits and routines in order to track progress and keep an eye on what I need to work on. Also, I found this website at the end of 2015 and it helped me lay out goals and start tracking them.
This year I really want to set effective, measurable goals that I really care about and that are very attainable. In the past when it comes to poker I have had a tendency to set somewhat arbitrary goals and focus on the wrong things. For example, at the beginning of 2015 I set myself a goal to play 6,000 online tournaments over the course of the year. This goal meets some of the criteria for being a good goal since it is measurable and has a time frame, but it is unrealistic and caused me to make the mistake of focusing on the wrong things for the early part of the year.
2015 did not go as I had hoped. I played a lot of online tournaments and have lost money over a year long sample. After doing very well in 2014 playing good volume part time with a >50% ROI and solid profit, I had expected to have continued success this year.
Last year for Christmas, my lovely girlfriend got us roundtrip tickets to the UK. With a little planning and some nitcast approved booking, we have managed to keep travel costs quite low and have a great itinerary so far, which includes lots of unplanned time to just explore.
Hey everyone! So it's been over 2 months since my last post, which is terrible. I've been quite busy with studying, coaching, grinding, etc. etc., and hope to find more time for blog posts going forward. A lot has happened since my last post.
Tomorrow marks the start of WSOPc Foxwoods and my first full live trip!