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RiverCat Journal : Getting Organized

Posted by on September 3, 2012

Current Venue:  Tempe, AZ (Phoenix Area)
Campground: Tempe Travel Trailer Villa

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Last week was my first losing week as a poker player since June.  Yep, it’s one of the few professions that were you can actually lose money.  It’s okay, though.  When this happens I can catch up on some things and maybe even enjoy a day of leisure.  In fact, I’m targeting Wednesday as a day of sightseeing and Wednesday Night Football.  I’m so passionate about this, I’m actually going to cancel a workout to do it.

But I still have a lot to get done before I take an entire day off from my projects.  I had intended to work vigorously on adding new features to my websites this weekend.  But as I started to dive into it, I stopped,

“Wait a minute.  This just isn’t working.”

You see, over the past few years (while working in Reno), I took on wayyyy too much and was going in dozens of different direction in an effort to turn one of my projects into a base income during The Ultimate Journey.

I’m extremely organized.  I’m the master of dry-erase board organization — I have five of them.  I can honestly say I couldn’t have done any better at keeping things organized during my sentence at The Asylum than I did.  But now that I’m getting closer to getting “somewhat-caught-up” I’m realizing I have hundreds of resources that I’m not in tune with, dozens of usernames and passwords that I have no record of, e-mail folders that are out-of-date, and bookmarks in my browser that need to be reorganized and put to better use.

I’ve been working at this for days.  But even after I’m done, I’m realizing I need to set aside one day each week to practice utilizing my resources — there are just so many of them!  So…Organization/Training days once per week.

When I started hitting this poker slump at the end of the month, I couldn’t help considering aborting my initial plan of staying here an extra month and hitting the road to find an easier venue when my rent’s up in a few days.  But I quickly dismissed it.  I’m determined to beat this and meet my financial goals.

And, as it works out, it’ll be perfect timing when I arrive in Albuquerque in mid-to-late October.  I just checked the poker tournament calendar and there happens to be a Heartland Poker Tour event there at beginning of November!  HPT is a TV event just a notch below the big majors like WPT and WSOP and, like The Arizona State Championships here in Phoenix, I’d like to try and qualify for it (I came within one card of doing it this last time).  Ideally, I’ll run into these special events 4-5 times per year — my opportunities for huge, life-changing types of paydays that every poker player dreams of…

Ok, I’d better get back to work so I can earn my “Play Day” this week.


2 Responses to RiverCat Journal : Getting Organized

  1. Diana

    Hope you get back in the winning mode soon. Should I say “Break a Leg?” Does that work in poker?

  2. RiverCat

    Hey I’ll try anything!

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