Wednesday, September 12, 2007: I lack focus this week. I have a lot on my plate and am easily distracted. My writing projects. What are they and how do I plan to achieve my objective? I have two projects right now, one lasting two years, my rewrite of Don’s script. I haven’t touched it since March or April. I want to get that monkey off my back. My new project with Chris is actually a very good idea. No title for it yet. No pitch, though I see one coming. Poker is taking up more and more of my time. I see I have so much to learn about the game. I’m at the point where I need to develop my own philosophy and approach to no limit. This game is different from all the other poker games because the bets aren’t structured. It’s in a class by itself and I have to figure out how to best take advantage of my opponents. Playing and learning at The Casino San Pablo is excellent training, I think. The players are loose and dangerous. They like to represent hands. There are some skillful players though. Very good players. I would like to be one of them. I am generally a very tight player. I don’t play a lot of hand and feel uncomfortable getting involved in confrontations. I’m not a confrontational person, and that comes out in my poker play. If I can make the opposite sorts of moves of my natural style, I will be a lot more dangerous. This will be one of my goals in my play. It’s called mixing it up, and I could sure do a lot more of it. I’m too ABC. I’m scared of losing all my money. I’m not as good a player when I play scared. I need a goal when I play tonight at Craig’s. I’ll have a bounty placed on me, so that means folks will be taking their shot. They’ll gamble, which means I’ll have to play tight. No problem. I just hope I catch cards and they hold up (like last week).
Anyway, back to being focused. Let’s put together a schedule and tasks. It has worked before. Let’s do it again. A list of 40 action items to accomplish. I can do it. I’ve done it before. It give me energy when I write things down. Go get them tonight at Craig’s.