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Fedor Holz

Performing Under Pressure

He started playing poker at 18 and was winning championships by his early twenties.

Despite millions in winnings, world recognition, and playing at the high roller tournaments, Fedor Holz is leaving professional poker at age 24.

He’s focusing his energy on creating easy-to-access training on high performance mindset tactics.

And I was fascinated to learn why.

When I met Fedor a few weeks ago, he had just finished in the top rankings of a huge high roller tournament in Vegas.

But instead of talking about poker, we mostly talked about how he stays grounded when so much is at stake.

"If you want to be great at something, put every single minute you've got into it."  

We also discussed how he learned to honor his decisions, even when they turned out to cost him a game.

I loved getting Fedor’s perspective on what it takes to become great at a specific skill, but he was also honest about what it costs.

I was especially interested in what he said about the skill of removing emotion from actions — and how that can turn out badly in the rest of life.

No matter if you’re interested in poker or not, you’ll learn valuable insights about performing at a high level in anything in Episode 544.

"Fear and excitement are really similar in the beginning, but they don't stay the same."  

Some Questions I Ask:

  • How do you feel when you lose it all in a game? (1:39)
  • Should you always perform like it’s a high stakes situation? (4:21)
  • Do you feel like you’re contributing back to the best of your abilities? (19:58)
  • How do you coach yourself when you lose? (28:16)
  • Is anyone capable of performing at the highest level of their craft? (29:56)
  • What has poker taught you about relationships? (57:14)

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How to deal with investors in high stakes scenarios (3:08)
  • The moment when everything changed for Fedor’s perspective (14:30)
  • How to feel good about your decision no matter the result (21:40)
  • Why Fedor is getting out of poker (24:10)
  • How to train your mind to perform at high levels (30:20)
  • How Fedor plays a hand in poker based on who is at the table (43:22)
  • The list of tells to watch for in body language (51:58)
  • Plus much more…

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