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When Everything’s Going Wrong, Think Like a Poker Player

Never let a downswing take over your emotions

A poker hand.
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Being good at poker is a lot more than keeping a straight face and wearing sunglasses inside. It’s a lot more than reading people, calculating numbers in your head, and putting in the work. To become a successful poker player over time, you must defeat a deadly, invisible enemy: variance.

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