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41 comments

  1. This hit me. Right in my heart.
    love you bro

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  2. like your blogs been following for a while ,wanted to come to vegas this year but hurricane irma rearanged my whole life and plans

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  3. like your blogs been following for a while ,wanted to come to vegas this year but hurricane irma rearanged my whole life and plans

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  4. like your blogs been following for a while ,wanted to come to vegas this year but hurricane irma rearanged my whole life and plans

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  5. I'm retired now, but my last job was as a self-employed computer consultant. After 30 years of putting up with crap from managers et al I found myself doing what I loved and being my own boss. Office down the hall and the best clients anyone could want.

    A definite 10.

    And your question of, "What should I do?" rang true for me. I had no idea what I wanted to be when I grew up. It seemed all the other kids did, but not me. In 1981 I convinced my wife to buy an IBM PC-1 for a bit over $3k – 1982 mind you. Cost almost as much as our car.

    So at age 33 I finally figured out what I wanted to do when I grew up.

    To answer another part of your query. Why is it a 10? Helping people with computer problems is a blast. So many don't have a clue about what to do and I enjoy not only fixing problems I also enjoy teaching them what it is I'm doing so they can, hopefully, do it for themselves at some point. The challenge is a big part of it. Having to learn new things to keep up with changes. Programming, networking, writing manuals when needed, and a ton of other things that went along with the job. I even ended up helping a client with auctions. That was fun!

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  6. 5 right now man. I want to go back to school so bad and further my education in finance or accounting. I'm 34 now and need to do something about it. Thanks for putting out these amazing Vlogs. They never get boring.

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  7. 5. I am living the dream as a college student with little/no financial worry. I have a part time job, live with my dad, and do not pay rent. My grandpa is putting me through college, and everyone tells me I am capable of anything. However, despite getting good grades in high school, I have never applied myself or really cared at all about anything. I found poker a few months ago and saw it as an opportunity to finally stick with something. Poker is the first thing in life that hasn't come easy to me. I've lost a few hundred dollars, and rarely have I felt like I'm making correct decisions. For once in my life, however, I'm not going to quit. I'm in a stable position, and have the means to devote as much time as I need to learn. Even with all of the financial advantages of a middle class family, success means working hard, and putting in the hours. I refuse to sit back and take what people give me. I refuse to work a 9-5 that I hate for 40 years. I'm not gonna quit this time.

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  8. Big assignment, been a Land Surveyor for 50 years. Give it an 8.5 probably not suited for anything else.
    Always been in my own business, key.

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  9. fear contain theater progress warrior engineer brand deal.

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  10. Standard Deviation to make me sound smart haha.

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  11. As a professional realtor I have to say I'm about a 8 or 9 when before I was a 5 or 4. Reason being that I had to define the "why" of what I am doing real estate for. Once I really defined the "why" of what I am doing it made it a lot more enjoyable to go in and do the day to day things that I have to do in order to make my business more predictable and repeatable. Intention is everything and also changing. My "why" has changed a few times in my career and will continue to change. From: evansandiego.com

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  12. Andrew, love your vlogs. I've watched probably all of them, but just stumbled upon this one for the first time. It's nice to hear your viewpoint and realize the leap you courageously took. A long time ago, I was a professional poker. I did well, but let it go to my head and made many mistakes. I went back to college and got a degree in computer science, which I could never see myself doing for the rest of my life. I got a good job, and knowing it wasn't making me happy early into it, I took a leap of my own. I left the job and started a business. It was very hard at first, and I barely made ends meet. But the hard work payed off and things have continued to get better and better. I still work probably double the hours I would a week at a 9-5 job, but I absolutely love it. I'd rate it about an 8.5, because things can always get better. 🙂 Thanks again for you sharing this and keep the vlogs coming. 🙂

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  13. 9. 27-year copper. I have always felt I am doing something worthwhile, despite the fact that when people see me, it's usually because something bad happened. I've been working my way through the VLOGs from #1 going forward, and watching the new ones as they come out. LOVE the drone footage and your high production standards. Just parking your bike took several setups. Always nicely done.

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  14. 4, I'm a teacher. Teaching has changed a lot in the last 16 years. There are more restrictions about what and how we can teach. I would like to play poker full time, but it would be impossible to go from a winning $1/$2 player currently to replace my $90k+ salary, not to mention I have 11 more years and my pension is just too good to give up. My plan is to grind when I can, study, and when I retire play enough poker to supplement my income. I have no delusion that I'm every going to be Phil Ivey level player, but as long as I can make some money and continue to play strictly on poker income I'm good.

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  15. I would say a 6 out of 10. I am in the gold and silver business…my Dad's business. Do I love this industry like he does? Absolutely not. Do I like the action? Absolutely! I just grew up in this business. It's in my blood. I don't feel I I ever took the time to figure out what I wanted to do. I was bred into it. If I was't buying and selling metals, I think I'd enjoy playing DFS for a living, along with playing cards. Unreasonable? Maybe so. I just don't' see myself wanting to work for anybody. My Dad is tough enough. I feel like I'm "stuck" as my Dad is getting older and is going to pass things on down to me. I can't really walk away now, as I'm in too deep, with so many people relying on me. Maybe one Dad when I retire I can live the life I always dreamed…

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  16. "Starting is the hardest part." Well said. Especially applies to people who want to become entrepreneurs. I'm currently going through a career transition … left a secure, well-paying job to pursue an independent path. Just starting that new journey and it's scary, but scary/exciting!

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  17. great videos Neeme – I dont have a habit of commenting any videos I watch but could not stop commenting yours. I enjoy your videos because how honest your contents are in each of them . I am a poker poker playing 2/5 mostly in Maryland area . Your inputs are adding more perceptive to the game – thank you for that . keep the great work going 🙂

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  18. good man!

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  19. I just watched this video but I must say im about even. I really like my job and the people i am able to interact with but I feel like it will never fulfill my dream of trying to play a game for my livelihood. At first I thought video games was the route and I spend countless hours grinding games that I was good at but that had no money in them. Since finding out about poker about 2 years ago I have now made it a full time passion of mine to try my luck and my brain at poker and see what happens. The only problem is that I wouldn't be able to make a good bankroll within like 10 years and so I must leave the job I like for purely capitalistic reasons of building a bankroll. It is all very bitter sweet but I hope some day I will be able to live the grinder life that I already love so much. Putting time and effort into a grind is so fulfilling and before this all of them were feckless pursuits that ended in wastes of time. I know you most likely wont read this but I truly love you for your vlog man. It opened my eyes to how possible this life is if you just work extra hard and put in the hours. Something I have been doing with no return for years of my life.

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  20. I'd say 8/10 for owning a Web & Digital Design business and a lil' teaching! You're a cool humble guy man and congrats on your successes. Just pondering… 20% of subs purchasing a t-shirt @$5/$10 profit when you reach 500k subs! Power on mate! PS… let me know if you need another T-Shirt selling website 😉

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  21. 5–I'd rather be playing poker full time. I hate having to get up and go to work everyday. One of my new year's resolutions was to end the year playing poker full time. I'm currently not playing poker full time because I have no bankroll management discipline. I'm smart enough to know how to build a budget and I often do, but when i get that 1500-2000 check and go out and chop a tourney at Aria or Venetian or wherever the budget ends up getting forgotten. Hookers, hotel rooms, lavish dinners, etc….and then i'm broke and have to go back to work and wait for my next paycheck. So over the past 2 months I have really focused in on making my money management discipline a strength instead of a weakness.

    I've also spent almost 20-40 hours per week (since the beginning of the year) watching hand analysis by you, Doug, Brad & a couple other vloggers. I've really seen the improvement in my game and had the best sessions of my life over the past 2 months. several $1500+ 1/2 & 1/3 sessions. very few losing sessions. Some of it can be attributed to running good the past 2 months (several set over set situations where i got paid off) but also the way i think about hands has drastically changed since the beginning of the year. Due to you and Doug's vlog especially, I have been able to identify spots where I used to fold and now raise or call.

    The other day at the WSOP I decided to take a shot at 2/5 for the first time in 3-4 years. I was UTG with JJ and decided to limp. UTG +1 raised to $20 and MP re-raised to $60. I flatted the $60 and UTG +1 bombed it to $260. MP folded and it was back on me. Usually I would have folded in this spot, but realizing 9 handed that there is only an 11% chance of him having an over pair so 8 out of 9 times i am ahead here…..so i move all in for $820…he snap calls me and the board runs out 9 high with no flush…i show my JJ and he folds. Don't know that it was the right play, but i used to fold to that 3 bet let alone to that 4 bet. Just feel like i have more confidence in my hands now.

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  22. Great video!!! Keep up the great vlogs and beat the grind!!

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  23. 17:25 what did he have?!?!?!?

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  24. This one is still my favorite. Cheers Andrew, sending you something to the PO! Hopefully you get it

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  25. Just subscribed. Been watching his vlog for a while and forgot to subscribe

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  26. I am currently an Operations Manager at Amazon and I would say I am at an 8 with my career. I really enjoy working with people and figuring out how to make an operation run better.

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  27. 5, I write software from home. Would rather be working in the construction field. Electrician or plumber. Would like to get out my seat and enjoy house flipping, which I do on the side. The reason I have not moved is the money, making good money and security. Tough to start over.

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  28. 8! I am a Full time Paramedic here in PA. I spent most of my early to mid 20's searching for what I might do as a career and completely stumbled into the medical field. By far a very rewarding job!

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  29. U R SUPER 🙂

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  30. For me its a 4….I do what I do because I am good at it. since 1990 been in the software development career. I follow this blog because you are living the life that I envy. I attempted to be an online poker player last decade however the US banning the sites destroyed that dream. Its a shame that we live in the land of the free but we have no freedom to play a simple game of poker in the comfort of our home. Just a sad time we live in. At any rate, I envy your profession and lifestyle. I also envy your personality and the way you go about the vlog and life. Keep up the good work…and while this country continues to tell me what I cant do, I will live through your experiences through this blog

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  31. A different kind of poker channel, subbed and even bought a t-shirt!

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  32. my life was great b4 i started playing poker
    it lead me away from my path in life i dnt blame poker i blame myself for lacking self control on myself i m now a father who starting my life again im awaiting a court sentence so im pretty stuck in all ways
    hoping all of you guys are happy with ure lifes and btw love ure blog and everything you say and you being urself shows ure not fake keep it up come to montreal and ill be ure tour guide

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  33. 8 – I had my education fully paid. No debts. I sail on commercial ships as a third officer for a few months out of the year. The rest of the year is total freedom and I have more than enough cash to support my hobbies with guitar and playing poker when my day is completely free. I don't feel like I'm at a perfect score because I want to do more and get something else going in my life. It's like you said Andrew, it's really hard to get that initial start with doing something new. I made many music recordings and have encountered considerable roadblocks with creating what I envisioned. It got to a point where it was put on the backburner and as of today I haven't created music for the past 3 years. That's because I became more established in my career, played more poker with my off-time, and moved on to other things (such as a relationship). I want to create something again…

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  34. 0 I'm a loser who serves tables….

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  35. Hey, just love your Vlog brother. The Magic number is 2.

    I've been traveling for the past 10 years playing drums in large venues and 5 star hotels around the world. Dubai,Abu Dhabi,China,Thailand,Hong Kong,and the list goes on. Been blessed for a long time to be able to do what I love the most for a living. I had to quit playing in January of this year,due to physical problems, yup it's a musician's worst nightmare, I can't play anymore, just can't feel my left hand and right foot, way too much pain and no more dexterity in those limbs.

    Im back home,beautiful Montreal,Canada. I have 3 passions in life. Music, MMA fighting and poker. First 2, I cannot do anymore,or if I do it's only for fun, I've been working on my poker game for a few years now, while on the road ,in my hotel room. I've played online, read books, watched different learning videos…etc.. we have only 1 casino here, I go there once a week to try the different strategies I've looked during the week, just can't seem to reach that next level. I play 1/2 or 2/5.

    You have any advice for me ??

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  36. I love how andrew throws in some philosophy and gives us something to think about. He gets us to reflect on our own lives and he seems to genuinely care. One more thing that
    makes his vlog the best out there

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  37. Wow spades on both runouts and u scoop! Miracle

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  38. 3 with respect to my work. 9 with respect to what the job allows me to do in my off time and the financial stability. Golden handcuffs.

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  39. I rate my occupation as a 10. I'm a chaplain in a correctional setting. I love the opportunity to share hope with men who need it. It's very fulfilling. I enjoy the vlog. I just started watching.

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  40. I am a Computer Operations Manager in Las Vegas and would say i'm at about a 6. The job is ok but I would like to do something more. I recently started puting up vlogs on YouTube as well and I see how much work and dedication it takes so thanks for the videos Andrew. I am COWLAZARS on YouTube and make videos on real life treasure hunts. I would love to be able to find one of these treasures… maybe some day i'll go for it! (I am from Detroit as well and been in Las Vegas 10 years)

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  41. Andrew, great work. Thank you for your videos, I love your honesty. You've inspired me to give Vlogging a go! It's hard work!

    I'm from New Zealand, qualified as a lawyer, worked in an office for 5 years. It was destroying my soul, and I let it do so for far too long because it was all I knew and I was afraid. Eventually I mustered the courage to quit. I came to America a year ago on a one way flight (I'm a dual citizen) knowing no one and have been playing poker here professionally since (I learnt to play in college but gave it up once I started working). I am deeply passionate about the game of poker, and am finding success (financially) in it professionally, however a similar problem that I encountered in my office life is popping up – it lacks a greater purpose. I wholeheartedly agree with you that it is so much more complicated than just "finding your passion" and doing that.

    1/10 in my office life (toward the end), and 7/10 in poker (however I foresee that this number will decline if I don't keep pushing myself). IMO we've got to keep striving for 10/10. We can never settle.

    Keep up the good work.

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