In recent years I have developed a much bigger client list from the world of finance, trading and investment. This is in no small part because the mental game skills needed to do well in poker are directly transferable to trading, and vice versa.
My guest today on the Mental Game Podcast shows precisely this overlap. Matt Bodnar is a partner at a venture capital firm and is also a dedicated student of psychology and what makes top performers thrive. He has a podcast called The Science of Success (which I recently appeared on). He is also a poker player.
In this podcast we discuss:
- The importance of having a process for improvement ahead of focussing on results
- How to review and improve decision making
- Recognising denial
- How to spot cognitive biases in other people
- Some of the best books anyone can read to improve all aspects of their life
Matt has his fingers in a lot of pies and I think the reason why he is able to juggle so many different business interests is because of his commitment to self improvement and his mental game. It is interesting to see the crossover effect this has in a lot of disciplines.
If you want to hear more from Matt Bodnar and a lot of the themes we discussed, check out his website where you can also find his podcast.
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