Learning to learn with Terrence Chan

terrence_chan_MMA_pokerMy guest today on the Mental Game Podcast probably has about as varied a CV as you can imagine. Terrence Chan is a professional poker player, MMA fighter, former PokerStars employee, founder of Ultimate Poker and currently co-host of the 2+2 PokerCast.

Because he has achieved so much in so many fields, I knew he was going to be very insightful about success and the learning process, but even I was surprised at just how educated he was on the topic of learning. If you want to take a sideways step from one career to another, Terrence is a brilliant example of someone who understands how to use what you already know to improve at something else.

In this episode we discuss:

  • How to improve your ability to learn
  • The limitations of formal education and how to hack the system
  • How good preparation leads to bravery in both poker and MMA
  • Understanding the variance in every day life
  • How he was able to bring the same set of skills into poker, business and MMA

Terrence really is a fascinating person to talk to and follow online. With such a diverse career, the best place to find him if you want to learn more is his very active Twitter account.

If you want to learn more about some of the themes we discussed, you can still get The Mental Game of Poker 1 or 2 for free on audiobook. If you prefer eBook or softcover, I have affordable ways for you to get copies just click here.

If you want to listen to our interview with Jonathan Gottschall, which is mentioned in the show, you can listen here.

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