At the end of 2017 I told myself I was going to start this blog in January, and yet here I am with my opening post in late July. It’s easy and often convenient to put things on your to do list on hold and then justify it to yourself because there will be time to do it in future. Well, there may be time in the future, but there is also the old saying of “start now and your future self will be extremely thankful for it.” So here I am in the now! I’m brand new to everything with regards to blogging, but I’m going to own this. All things are hard when you first start them, and I may very well be the worst blogger in the world right now, but that just means I can only get better.
I’m a professional poker player from Scotland. I’m Poker Grinder Craig , or just “Craig” to those unaware of this blog’s existence. I’m passionate about poker, learning the German language and creating income outside of poker. The main purpose of this blog will be to hold myself to account so that I’m consistently improving at those three pillars of purpose in my life, as well as every other miscellaneous thing that I vaguely care about.
It’s not about the fear of being average, (I’m way below “average” at many things I do everyday) for me, it’s now all about becoming better. I want to become better at poker, at the exercises that I do, at investing my money more wisely, at waking up in the morning and not sleeping in until the afternoon just because I can. I’d also love to be able to help others get better at poker, learning what they want to learn and making more money. I’ve often found that in so many areas in life the more value you give, the more value you’ll get back. Whenever I have isolated myself from others, my results at poker have always been stagnant at best, which often caused my willingness to learn, diet/sleep patterns and mood to all crash. Whereas my biggest winning months I’ve had in poker have been during times when I’ve engaged in many poker discussions with other poker players whilst keeping my mind as open as possible. I definitely don’t think that’s all been a coincidence.
That’s it. My first blog post! Wasn’t nearly as draining as I’ve been telling myself it would be for the last seven months. And I’m now excited because I know that things are only going to get easier from here.