The holidays are coming up and it’s time for you to do some gift shopping.
I remember hearing in House of Cards that “Generosity is a form of power.” In psychology, there’s something called the Law of Reciprocation.
It basically says that when someone does something nice for you, you will have a deep-rooted psychological urge to do something nice in return.
As a matter of fact, you may even reciprocate with a gesture far more generous than their original good deed.
The world was a confusing place in my early twenties.
For one, it seemed as if everyone was sure of what they wanted to do with their lives, except me. Second, life didn’t seem to work the way it was suppose to. Maybe I watched too much TV and movies as a kid, but I was starting to realize the world didn’t work the way I thought it did.
So I had to learn the hard way through life lessons. I made mistakes, I failed, and I kept pushing. Somewhere along the line, I feel like I took the red pill, and now I see the world how it truly is—the good and the bad. And instead of running away from it, I’m facing it head on.
I started playing poker around a decade ago in college.
All I knew back then is that I wanted to be rich one day and getting a normal job wasn’t the path. Unfortunately there’s not plenty of opportunities for a 19 year old to get rich, and I didn’t know about internet marketing. The poker boom was in full effect and it seemed as if every Asian guy I knew was trying out poker. I figured I’d give it a shot since I’m good at math.
It’s easy to get attracted to the poker lifestyle. You could play at home and make tons of money. I watched all the TV shows and it seemed every poker pro was living a baller lifestyle. There was also this level of manly respect you can earn if you’re good at poker. There’s nothing like the high you can get when you’re on a winning streak.
I’ve always been low key with my operations since starting the blog.
I don’t really like to talk about my business, my motivations for the blog, or what I have planned for the future. I’ve always believed that secrecy is an asset in this industry.
But I’m starting to see the value of transparency when connecting with readers so I’m going to open up a bit on this post.
Building a Super Team
I built an in-house team to help me run affiliate marketing campaigns back in 2009. Business was amazing and I knew having a team would be a huge competitive advantage.