What can I expect?
Prepare to be surprised:
Everyone will get their value in different way!
To figure out how to get closer to the main goals you have for yourself
Exclusive Written and Video content from me that focuses on poker and mindset GTO tips and tricks
Access to Q&A videos based on questions from the club members
Daily selection of the most GTO content from around the web
24 hour GTO Text Hotline to get in touch with me personally when you need immediate advice
Talk to me about:
Live group meetings for collective GTO-problem solving based on the questions brought up by the club members
Forums for members to engage with each other, make friends, discuss what you are working on, support each other, and help each other achieve goals
Active group chat (that I will be in anytime I’m on the computer)
BONUS podcast discussion videos after each podcast where I reflect on the episode available exclusively to GTO club members
Daily video blogs where you get to watch me as I’m working on my projects
Matt M. - GTO Club Member
Thoughts on GTO club, and how it has helped me.
Why did I join?
Simple answer is I felt like i was plateauing on my skill at poker and my enjoyment of the game. Every time I tried to go at poker hard, I ended up getting burnt out and missing certain work culture I had in the past. Poker itself lacked to provide any sort of community, besides only one real poker playing friend who took it seriously to do things like get coaching or play in the WSOP main, I’m not friends with anyone who is making poker a priority in their life. I have people I nod at and say whats up to at casinos, but I didn’t gain any true friends, or meet people in the live scene that inspired me, or made me want to strive to be more GTO in all aspects of life.
Before my professional life, I think my most motivated times, and times where I was most in shape and social were when I was living with some of my core best friends in college. Having that social atmosphere, which was very supportive of eachother was great. One room mate taught me about money management for the first time, IDK if i’d have a Roth IRA without meeting him, another room mate was a trainer at the university’s gym, I doubt I would have gotten in good shape without him. A couple others were really into books and quality movies/TV shows, and watching and reading similar content then discussing them has turned me into a lover of high quality shows and avid reader of non fiction for the rest of my life, which has been +EV in many ways. We always reminisce on the fun of that community, spending almost no money, and having the best memories. Having a strong community is so important and can’t be overstated enough. I think I was hoping to recreate this a bit with the GTO club, and we have to the best of our ability, with us spread out all over the world of course.
Since those years in college with those room mates, I have always worked in environments with super motivated people, who inspire you, and make you want to strive for more, make you want to build up certain communities, and to provide safe places for people who have trouble finding them. Co workers are more often the types who are never working for a paycheck, but to create change proactively, or to make the experience better for those who are living in todays often cruel society. These people on a daily basis allow you to see the good in people, and at times the greatness. They leave you feeling hopeful for the future, and after working with them you put you head down to sleep at night thinking maybe, just maybe, you made an impact in the world today. To put it bluntly, you don’t often feel that way at the casino. XD.
I think the biggest thing the GTO club has led me to discovering, is that GTO varies from person to person, but the stepping stones to getting there are pretty clear, and it just takes discipline and hard work. The discipline and hard work is INFINITELY helped out by community, and camaraderie from that. Not only are we supporting each other, but we also are firm with each other, and holding each other accountable. It’s hard to make an excuse when someone as motivational as Joe Ingram is saying “bro, stop making fucking excuses.” You find yourself actually getting stuff done.
I was always good at knowing what is GTO, from books, to self helpy podcasts, I consumed lots of content. What my struggle came back to was confidence in myself, and following through with what I knew was best for me. Sacrificing short term enjoyment for long term fulfillment is GTO. The club makes living this mantra way easier.
It’s funny to me that a “poker club” has led me to playing less poker, as I shape my own path towards GTO. My long term dream is something along the lines of running a foundation or nonprofit focused on something I am passionate about. I’m starting that journey this week, working at a cutting edge charter school in Massachusetts. I squeeze in poker study and online hours on weeknights. I am also still focused on grinding live on the best days, Friday/Sat/Sun at the nearby casino.
Personal GTO outline**
Things I need:
– Job that thrives on strong workplace teamwork and culture.
– Fulfillment from said job.
– Poker as chief hobby and side income.
– GTO club community.
– Diet and Fitness efforts improved over time.
– Relationship building, intimate and friendship level. *Also improve quality of relationship with family and previous friends.
– Follow the 4 agreements, and when I fail, try again.
– Happiness from fulfillment .
– Surrounded by loved ones.
– Financial independence, helped by poker.
– Good Health.
– Experiences that I will treasure.
My happiness, poker results, gym efforts, diet efforts, and overall discipline is PE_/\_KING currently. I have spent the last couple years dwelling on the past and overthinking the future, making the search for happiness my number one goal, and not realizing that happiness is a result of the process, and isn’t the thing to strive for.
If you follow the four agreements, which is my personal bible, written by Miguel Ruiz, you will end up happy. You will live a full life, where happiness is the byproduct of the journey. I have full faith in that.
To the GTO Club team, and to Joey, all I can do is say thanks, it’s been great so far, and I feel like the sky is the limit. I can’t wait to power through failures together, and more often than not celebrate our successes. Let’s fucking get it.
I will reevaluate the price as the club begins