There were no new posts this week and I wanted to let everyone know that it’s because I’m hard at work on some exciting new things for The Poker Monk Blog. First of all, I’ve been extremely busy putting together a video component for the blog. I’m very excited about it and can’t wait to get it out there and hear what you think. The plan is to make an ongoing series in the vein of The Trooper or Andrew Neeme but more focused on two things. One, I hope in some small way to give the East Coast poker scene its due. And two, I’d like to cover some of the things I’m doing to improve my mental game and study practices. So while I will feature playing sessions and trip reports, I hope to also show some of the more “behind the scenes” stuff like how I’m studying and practicing, non-poker things I’m doing to keep a healthy poker/life balance, and anything else that comes along I think might be of value to you. I’m really enjoying making the first episode but it’s also turned out to be a ton of work. Watching tutorials, learning and practicing editing, shooting footage, and creating a YouTube channel, are all huge time-suckers and have made it a little difficult keeping up with my regular posts on the blog. But I’m getting better every day and hope that things will get smoother over time.
A short while ago I did an on-camera coaching session with Dr. Cardner focused on the topic of learning challenges. Dr. Cardner actually made two videos on the subject, the first is a short course on creating your own learning challenges and is available on Red Chip now. The second is our coaching session and will probably be available on Red Chip sometime in December. I’m looking forward to seeing how this turned out. I was pretty nervous, so I’m wondering if that shows in the video. Also, for some reason I’m worried that I came off as a little bit of a douche bag. Filming the coaching session felt a little unnatural to me, so I’m afraid that, combined with my nervousness, made me look like a dick. It’s probably all just in my neurotic, anxiety-ridden head, but we’ll see.
Lastly, I’ll mention that I am working on a new article for the blog that I hope to post early next week. It’s on using incrementalism as a learning and life system and I think it’s coming along pretty well. It’s a little longer and more researched than my previous posts so it’s also taking longer to write and publish. But I think it will be worth it and I hope that it proves valuable and inspirational to those who read it.
That’s all for now. Thank you so much for reading the blog. I can’t tell you how much all the support and encouragement has meant to me.