“You only get out what you put in”
Its an old phase that can be applied to many aspects of life… Poker, Business, Investing, Relationships, Social events, Networking events, Fitness Training, Personal development etc. etc.
POKER: I love poker, its a great part of my life, I play most days and I also study the game, I have read numerous books and I also subscribe to http://www.cardrunners.com/ (a great site to help you improve your game.) My dedication to learning about poker is paying off, as I now make a modest profit from the game. A common situation that I see when I play poker is how many times people with the best hand don’t get their money in the pot! Then they get paid so little for what could have been a monster pot. In poker you can only win what you put in, you need to maximise every opportunity when you feel you got the best of it by getting your money in the pot. So for success in poker, put in the practice, the study and most of all put your money in the pot when you have the best hand!
BUSINESS: I have recently started up a new innovative online recruitment service www.zenrec.net I put a lot of time and energy into making this new business venrure a success, but I am always aware of having a good work/life balance. I read an interesting article on this, that I can apply to many people I know. People who work hard and not smart. I recently attended a seminar in London that Keith Cunningham spoke at, and success in business isn’t about having a great idea or working every hour god sends, its about figuring out what people want and giving it them. The more value you can put into your business the more you will get out of it.
HEALTH AND FITNESS: Many people (including myself) moan about being overweight, but they arent willing to put in the effort to change their lifestyle to include a healthy diet and exercise plan. This is another key area of life that you really need to put in the effort to get the body and health that you want. I recently read a magazine article about the “fat bird from eastenders” who has totally transformed her body and is the picture of health. Im sure she put in a lot of hard work – but she looks amazing!
LOVE AND RELATIONSHIPS: Many people concentrate on what they want to get out of a relationship. Maybe it is better to look at it the other way… what do you want to put into a relationship? You only get out what you put in. I think this is very true, the more you give in a relationship the more you will receive. If you look at people who do have a great relationship, you will normally find that they both put a lot into that relationship and they both get a lot out of it in return.