The message was from a professional woman who helps companies market their businesses online and offline. After looking at her blog, I realized we were like-minded. I'd like to share my response to her with you:
Poker Guru? LOL… Some say I am, but I think of myself as a poker coach, who teaches poker as a personal-development tool. It is just a 2-degree difference in thinking that makes us either successful or a failure in life and at the poker table.
Rather than focus on being short-stacked, embrace the lessons and blessings within each moment. That philosophy is what I share with my student clients, and I believe it is the key to long-term success.
During this time of economic challenge, our mission is to project hope and prosperity. Just like the trigger that helped end the Great Depression, our words today are like President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's fireside chats.
As my 83-year-old Mama Peggy always says, "Look up and out, not down!"
PS: Remember, my motto, "If you can't raise, don't call."