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Episode 148 - Be Careful About Comparison

Welcome to Episode 148! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. In this episode, the hosts answered a mindset question about imposter syndrome. ●What imposter syndrome is and how to determine if you suffer from it.●Link to the imposter test: https://paulineroseclance.com/pdf/IPTestandscoring.pdf ●How to recognize your pattern of imposter feelings & tips for reducing imposter syndrome●Why using a kanban board can help you improve productivity and motivation ...

Episode 147 - Keep Coming Back For More

Welcome to Episode 147! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. In this episode, the hosts answered a question about the mindset and strategic components of satellite poker. ●Why optimism is an important personality trait for poker players in general and satellite players in particular●How to observe and critically evaluate your thoughts in the moment●How the size of your bankroll impacts the number and ...

Episode 146 - Keep Your Feet On The Ground

Welcome to Episode 146! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. In this episode, the hosts answered a question about knowing when to sell action and otherwise move up in buyin. ●The factors to use when deciding if it is time to move up●The factors to consider when selling action & why buying your own action may be preferable●Always ask yourself if playing higher ...

Episode 145 - Express Your Emotions

Welcome to Episode 145! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. In this episode, the hosts answered a facebook member question about how to ease yourself away from tilt when things don’t go your way at the table : ●How to rate yourself on a variety of reactive versus responsive techniques (including the rating question)●The importance of noticing and understanding both your emotions and ...

Episode 144 - Keep Your Brain Healthy

Welcome to Episode 144! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. In this episode, the hosts answered not one, but two mental game queries : ●How changing to a closed pool can affect how you approach the game●The importance of changing your focus in order to stay motivated when the games you can play are dramatically curtailed●How the brains of older players differ from ...

Episode 143 - Take A Walk

Welcome to Episode 143! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. In this episode, the hosts discussed the book Stillness is the Key with a focus on how it can relate to poker. Topics include:●How important it is to have release judgment, practice acceptance and have a hobby●The reasons why most poker “training” doesn’t work and what does●Why you must apply what you learn ...

Episode 142 - Stick To What You Know

Welcome to Episode 142! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. In this episode, the hosts answered a Poker Mindset Mastery Lab Facebook Group member question about controlling reckless behavior. Topics covered include: ●How most behavior is actually unconscious & why it takes work to control it●The difference between an emotional response and a strategic response●How to practice responding so you can train yourself ...

Episode 141 - How Optimistic Do We Need To Be?

Welcome to Episode 141! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. In this episode, the hosts discussed the role of optimism in poker success or lack thereof. Topics covered include: ●The definitions of optimism and pessimism ●How your outlook can dictate how you respond to failures●The importance of savoring wins and tracking momentum ●How Gareth’s new program Train and Play Like the Pros can ...

Episode 140 - Choosing Your Tournaments

Welcome to Episode 140! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. In this episode, the hosts answered a listener question regarding selecting WSOP events. Topics covered include: ●How to assess the structures ●The major criteria for good value tournaments in terms of budget●The difference that autoshufflers can make to MTT value●How Gareth’s new program Train and Play Like the Pros can prepare you for ...

Episode 139 - Hidden Opportunities

Welcome to Episode 139! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. In this episode, your hosts discussed an interesting question sent in by a listener who wanted to learn how to deal with boredom at the table. Topics covered include: ●How to use flow states to combat boredom●The 3 major criteria that must be met to create flow●Practical tips for setting playing goals to ...

Episode 138 - The Law of Action

Welcome to Episode 138! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. In this episode, your hosts discussed an interesting question sent in by Justin who wants to know how to deal with the nerves, stress and anxiety that can accompany a trip to a live poker festival.Topics covered include: ●10 tips for showing up in a calm, cool, collected manner●How visualization can be used ...

Episode 137 - Is Online Poker Rigged?

Welcome to Episode 137! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. In this episode, your hosts discussed an interesting thread that was posted in Gareth’s facebook group regarding whether or not online poker is rigged. Topics covered include: ●Sampling error & the role it plays in small samples●How cognitive biases play a role in our perceptions●Recency effects and how the mould our perceptions●The worst ...

Episode 136 - Fooled By Randomness

Welcome to Episode 136! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. In this episode, your hosts discussed an interesting question from a listener who found himself being overconfident after winning a few MTTs. Topics covered include:●The definition of overconfidence bias and how it manifests itself in-game ●The dangers of overconfidence & being fooled by randomness●How to get back into a balanced mindset●Learning how to ...

Episode 135 - Keep Everything In Context

Welcome to Episode 135! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. In this episode, your hosts discussed an interesting hand-history between the hijack and the big blind where the in position hero faces a river decision. Topics covered include:●The factors to consider when betting on the river for value●The dangers of looking for monsters under the bed on the river●How to decide which hands ...

Episode 134 - Poker Is A Team Sport

Welcome to Episode 134! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. In this episode, your hosts discussed an interesting question that a listener has about reactive (rejective) versus receptive thinking - especially as it relates to tilt.Topics covered include:●The difference between reactive and receptive thinking ●The dangers of being in a reactive thinking mode●How to get back into receptive mode as quickly as possible●Learning ...

Episode 133 - A Funky 3-Bet

Welcome to Episode 133! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. In this episode, your hosts discussed an interesting hand history, sent in by a listener, that ended with a pretty gross river spot. Topics covered include:●Why and how 3 bet pots can get funky ●Minimum defense frequency considerations●How to reason out villain’s most probable holdings on the river ●Considerations regarding check raising on ...

Episode 132 - Talk About How You Feel

Welcome to Episode 132! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. In this episode, your hosts discussed the question (sent in anonymously) of how to know if you need an antidepressant and where to get a prescription if you do. Topics covered include:●The primary symptoms of depression ●Common therapeutic home remedies ●The typical types of antidepressants as well as there potential side effects ●How ...

Episode 131 - Is Poker Getting Harder?

Welcome to Episode 131! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. In this episode, your hosts discussed a hand history sent in by Daniel. There are 15 left and Daniel, who is in the BB, is 12 of 15 with 18bbs and he looks down at JJ. UTG opens for a min-raise and Lojack jams for 20bbs. Daniel is faced with a decision and ...

Episode 130 - Winning Is A Temporary State

Welcome to Episode 130! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. In this episode, your hosts discussed the topic of self-comparison and how it can rob you of the joy that comes from playing poker. Topics covered include:●How the brain reacts to perceived injustice and unfairness ●Why the brain is hardwired to engage in comparison & to react to it●Why it’s important to realize ...

Episode 129 - The Dirty Diaper

Welcome to Episode 129! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. In this episode, your hosts discussed a hand sent in by Melissa that features an interesting blind versus blind spot. Topics covered include:●Why it’s a good idea to aggressively attack sb limps●When to check back on the flop and when to bet small●Why it’s important to consider all options on all streets ●The ...