What? You think playing for big money is a game. No. It is a science and an art and beyond the legalities, steady poker hustles and being semi-officially self-employed in playing hustle is not for dabblers. It requires so much time and commitment that if you have other options or are able to transfer the skills and experience to a less risky and less stressful endeavor, do it. At least have an exit strategy in place. At least make yourself look like you have a good job. Those are the basics that aren’t even specific to poker hustles. This is all hustles. Hustling is not to be played with, dabbled with, or experimented with. The science of a hustle is not experimental, it is statistical and predictive. The art of a steady hustle is not wishy-washy, arrogant, or aloof, it is practical and about psychological awareness of multiple states of consciousness.
Here is the breakdown of what professional poker really is:
See, the real power in all hustles, poker or whatever, is not whether you are lucky, learned, or highly skilled, it is whether you know you are successful or not. A power hustle, a professional business, and an entrepreneurial business each have in common people who know WHAT they are before they enter a an arena. For them, the arena is not a game, it is life, and it is nature, full of scary people that will “eat” you, figuratively speaking, of course. Either you enter the arena knowing how to get through that and knowing where you are going based on what you really are that you don’t tell anyone—because telling other people your inner dreams and self-knowledge will be met with disbelief, so save yourself that exercise in futility—or you find somewhere where you can play games and make a good income. The latter is possible and yes there are multiple ways of making good income playing games or incorporating that into yourself lifestyle without some of the stress factors within the poker world. So I stated the blog with the question “WHAT?” I stated this blog with that question for a reason, and still the question the question is WHAT? Now you know it’s not a game, so respect the hustle and hustle smart, if you must make a hustle a home.