Jonathan Little, Booker, America discussed on The Poker Coaching Podcast


Just live poker, you have so many more available data points that you need to take time to prioritize that may be of more value than a high level theoretical understanding or what is theoretically the better play. I think there's many times in my life Booker career where I've bluffed in spots because I have the perfect bluff candidate. While also knowing because of the situation that dude's just not going to fold, right? And it's weird to have those competing incentives. But I've just found that if I don't think guy's going to fold, then I just don't bluff. Even if I have the perfect bluff candidate. So basically, yeah, just prioritizing the available data points that you have in front of you. I think first and foremost, when you play live poker, think exploitatively, because most players that play live poker are highly exploitable. And if you don't do that, you're just going to leave money table. Fair enough. Great answer. Thank you. Tell you have a question while we're still waiting for someone in the audience who may have a question. I have a small list of questions. How'd you get started with public coaching? With pop culture and dot com. Jonathan little came on the podcast. We got gone. And then afterwards, he's like, yo, you want to make some content for poker coaching? And now is it? Easy enough. And once you decide to get in the content creating arena with the book of greatness, podcasts, you kind of decided to put yourself on the spotlight a little bit. And what made you decide to go that route? Yeah, so the original point of the podcast was I was promoting platform that I was playing on and that I believed in. And so the podcast was a marketing vehicle for that platform. And basically right before the podcast launched, rug kind of got pulled out from under me, where that platform reduced access to the high stakes games. And then three months down the road, they pulled access for everybody in America and paid everybody back at cash to everybody out. So nobody like lost money. But yeah, the original point was marketing and promotion. And then it just kind of turned into a labor of life. You know, I had, I would just have conversations on the podcast and afterwards I would just feel energized and happy and realized that I really loved doing this thing. And so, you know, for the next 6 months, I just did the podcast with really no business model and no plan. Only because I loved it. And then, you know, at some point, you've got to figure out how to make money from a venture. That's taking, you know, it costs money to release a podcast edit the episodes across time, it costs energy. So yeah. Basically, I kept doing it because I loved it. I loved it. And I still love it, which is why I continue to do it. It is a tool if I thought one is that people who want to get into streaming, like 6s and I or into the podcast room or YouTube creator. They don't realize that it's actually a job and how much work it takes to make a 5 minute video with the editing and all that kind of stuff. It is a lot of work. It's a ton. And in a lot of ways, like you had to take responsibility for what you're doing because generally nobody just kind of swoops in and saves the day. If you're looking to generate revenue income, build a business. Which is sort of what I learned and what that beat into my head, those first 6 months was like, you know, I thought that if I made a thing that was really great that people love that, you know, some random platform would just come out of the heavens and be like here is a boatload of money, Brad, just keep doing the thing and a little sponsorship. That is the furthest thing from the truth. So yeah, I mean, I started it. I continue to do it because it's a labor of love and poker coaching came. The opportunity came at a good time. When I was just building and growing the business and I recognized it, Jonathan, very gracious and generous. And I have my products at chasing poop for greatness dot com and he's always been like, yeah, you want to mention preflop, boot camp, go right ahead. I don't have any problems with that. And not only did I get to create content and help people in their careers, public poaching, but it also gave me and my brand exposure, which was quite a major benefit as well. Yeah, yeah, for sure. Cool. Guys, shout out to the audience. So if you guys have any questions, there's a raise your hand button. Go ahead and raise your hand. We'll bring you up here. You can ask the question as well. This is a two way street. You can see them. Yeah. I had another question while we're still waiting for the someone from the audience. So as someone who gets to work with a lot of different students of different skill levels, you know, you probably have students who are extremely crusher and students who may be able to just coming up, what do you think is the biggest maybe leak or things that are separated some of your students who may be good or just getting there? Away from some of your guys who are at the top or your biggest crushers outside of experience. I would say people that are afraid to fail, afraid to look down, that's going to really hinder your development as a perfect player. My most successful students and the people that I work with. Just aren't afraid of doing something that, you know, from the outside may look really dumb if they genuinely believe it's the right thing to do. And I think that the game tree in poker is so big that exploring these nodes that you're not familiar with is just kind of mandatory because there's only one way to improve your understanding of something that's uncomfortable. And that's just to get in there and get in that spot again and again and again and really think deeply and grow. I just think that too many people instead of asking for feedback in a poker hand strategically, the real question they want to ask is is there any way that I could have avoided this terrible emotion that I feel based on the result? Should I just fold the plot? Should I even call is there any way? That thing yeah. Yeah, it's one thing too. I'm a big proponent of, you know, find ways to add value and get in with groups of people who are better and smarter than you. And generally, if you're the smartest guy in the room, you're probably in the wrong room, right? And then you have that kind of philosophy, you just kind of get used to it. It's all shame and all pride because I try and surround myself with three or smarter than me, so I look stupid and so, you know, I get to be, you know, where they are and eventually, you know, it all comes together, you know? A lot of the edge in broker is doing things that other people aren't doing. All the decisions that you make, it could be an indicator that you're not pressing. You're not pushing yourself. You're not finding your limits. You're not putting yourself out there, being vulnerable. And trying.

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