Lost_Gambit's 2019 goals ($15,000 or riot?)
Hello OP Community!
The time has come my friends.
This is the part where I set myself some goals for 2019 and then you all get the pleasure of watching while I drink from the chalice of success (or monumentally fail…).
Get your FailFish emotes ready!
Wait…didn’t James make an article just like this?
Yes, yes he did.
Therefore, you can definitely expect some of our goals to be one and the same but, for the sake of posterity, I would like to define my personal goals too.
So where did you get to in 2018?
For those of you who have been following since the beginning of OP-Poker you will know that I undertook 2 official challenges during the course of 2018. The first was to turn $30 into $1000 and the second was to turn that same $1000 into $2000 playing only Power Up (Live on stream). We completed both challenges, the results from which you can see below:
Additionally, we did show a very healthy profit in other formats (which the “Spin & Go Friday” stream viewers can attest to), however, for the sake of accuracy and transparency, I think it best if we build from the bankroll which has been most prominently featured and publicised last year. So let’s just call it +$2,190.54 (as shown on graph).
Okay, so let’s set some goals already!
Alright, so here is my run down:
Health: achieve body fat of less than 14%.
Current body fat: 25.9%
So this is an interesting one for me.
I’ve never been someone who worried too much about fitness. However, as I am reaching 30 years of age, I am aware that now is a pretty good time to start taking a more proactive approach to my health. But what kind of benefits do I hope to gain in doing so?
I don’t think I want to “get ripped”
I don’t think I want to run a marathon (or face similar athletic challenges)
I do want to stay generally healthy (both physically and mentally)
I do want to look more healthy (and maintain it in future years)
As I understand it, weight isn’t really a great indication of well-being (unless you are very under/over your BMI) and assuming I don’t want to undertake some kind of fitness challenge (like a marathon/century etc.), how do I go about creating a metric to measure my progress over 2019?
My solution is to simply target my body fat % which I measured earlier this week:
So, according to the (probably inaccurate) machine at the gym, you can see that my body fat is slightly over the “ideal” and I would like to aim to be in the lower end of that spectrum by the end of 2019.
The reason I believe this to be an interesting target is because it should push me to take on a broad range of exercises whilst at the gym while also placing greater focus on diet at home.
Honestly, I am a bit clueless when it comes to fitness so I will be very willing to take on any advice or tips from the community at large. I would also be willing to adjust this target if you guys think there could be a better metric/goal to use.
Twitch: hit 10,000 followers.
YouTube: reach 2,000 subscribers.
Bankroll: hit $15,000.
On this goal I was a bit torn.
I do think it’s fun to set big (read “big considering we are full time streamers”) bankroll targets as both a player and for our stream viewers, however, when I made the transition from poker player to poker streamer/content creator I knew that my priorities would also have to shift (albeit maybe only slightly).
As poker players we strive to maximise our profit (this is a gross simplification but that is in essence the goal both as a recreational player or pro)
As a poker streamers/content creators we strive to create content about poker which usually has to do with maximising profit (although not always)
Our content is to do with maximising profit so I don’t think it is unreasonable to set a bankroll target, however, stream/content quality will always be my #1 priority while I am involved with OP-Poker. If I feel as though this bankroll target is compromising the values which have thus far awarded us success I will have no problem sacrificing this aspect of my 2019 goals.
The exciting thing about my 2019 bankroll goal is that it will now include all formats of poker that we play (no longer limited to just Power Up). As we look to diversify our poker content I think it only fair that our bankroll challenge should do the same!
Creating content that you guys want/love/are entertained by/are educated by is my priority - BUT - let’s see if we can’t do both!
WISH ME LUCK!