Recruit Rockstars 347: She’s Not Bluffing

You can’t master your business until you first master your mindset.

My first mentor taught me that.

And I was reminded of it again during my interview with Maria Konnikova. Her story blew me away. (No bluffing.)

Maria was born in Moscow & came to the United States when she was 4. She became a New York Times best-selling author, journalist, and professional poker player.

But her trip is a fascinating one.

She decided to take a journey into the world of high-stakes poker –and find out what role luck plays in our lives, and what it truly means to take control of our own destinies.

When Maria first entered the world of poker in 2017, it was tough to predict that, within a year, she would have won a major title, made multiple final tables, and amassed close to $300,000 live tournament winnings.

In her third New York Times bestselling book The Biggest Bluff, she explains how she convinced a world champion player to teach her the game, and what she learned about herself and luck and decision-making.

If you lead people, you should follow Maria’s lead.

She’s all in.

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