Thursday, 21 February 2019

If Sam Ovens was a Professional Gambler

Most readers won't have the slightest idea about Sam Ovens. 

Who is this man?

He isn't a professional gambler. 

He runs an online business showing entrepreneurs how to turn their business into big money. He is very successful at what he does and unlike a huge number of these marketers who sell ''shiny new objects,'' he speaks a lot of sense. His company Consulting (.com) (the domain must have cost an arm and a leg) sells online courses and a very structured, systematic approach to scaling a business to make lots of loot, wonga or even Hungarian luncheon vouchers (Only Fools & Horses). 

I read Sam's posts, which frequent my timeline on Facebook and follow me around the internet with retargeting. Do I mind? Not at all. Why? Because of his wise words about business actual echo for successful gambling, too. 

His recent post caught the eye. 

The first words that spoke to me: ''The battle is won before it is fought.'' Never a truer word when it comes to gambling to a high level. A professional gambler doesn't just wake up one morning with ''winning'' knowledge. 


Sam says: ''Business isn't about coming up with an idea, it's not about luck, it's not about timing, it's not about any of that crap! It's about personal development, practice, and preparation.'' 

The same with gambling success at a high level. 


''The battle is won before it is fought'' 

''The person who prepares the best has already won, the future is decided today, it just materializes at a later date.''

The foundation of gamblers successful is a lifelong pursuit of excellence.  

So... How do you best prepare yourself to win? 

To become the ultimate apex predator, you start by defining the traits that matter given the competitive environment. I've spent years building this list. To give this species a name, I call them: 

 "Intelligent,
 Unorthodox, 
Athletes". 

Read the words that Sam uses and consider how they relate to successful gambling:

Intelligent  

''The (betting) market is changing so fast these days, skills that are valuable today, are worthless tomorrow. Therefore, what matters more than skills, and experience is raw mental horsepower. The ability to analyze, learn, synthesize immense disparate sources of data, form judgements, assess risk, and have the conviction to bet big when the rest of the world is drowning in uncertainty and chaos.'' 

Unorthodox  

''To win big in business (gambling), you can't play by the rules of the market leader, that's their game, they literally invented it. You have to think differently, you have to attack what is weak and avoid what is strong. You have to invert the status quo and become a master of asymmetric warfare. Most people believe what's popular is what's best, they copy what everybody else is doing. Never do this.'' 

Athletes  

''Intelligence and innovation aren't enough, you also need to work more intensely, more frequently, and for more time than everybody. You've gotta win on pure volume of practice. 

Athletes understand this better than anybody, who trains the most wins. Business (gambling) is a competition, and if you're not competitive, you'll lose. No competitive strategy is stronger than working hard. You must be driven to be great, to be number one. This doesn't happen 9-5. I was NOT this person when I was 21-years old and getting started. I was the antithesis of this. That's why I achieved nothing and had no confidence. 

Nobody is born with these traits, they're developed. You're the architect, builder, and maintenance staff of you. You built and will build, you. 

So if you want to WIN in business (gambling), stop looking for the easy way out, stop looking for the trend, gimmick, or template, start building a better player.'' 

Become Intelligent, Unorthodox & Athlete.

Credit: Sam Ovens