4 Lessons for Entrepreneurial Success From Professional Poker

Founders need more than just a little persistence. Their primary role involves resolving issues and putting out fires right and left, taking a breather, and then doing it all again — despite the wounds to ego and mental and emotional fatigue.

Poker is a lot like that, too.

Most people don’t have the stomach or patience for this kind of persistence. When you play poker, you play the long game. Success doesn’t happen overnight; you have to make decisions on the basis of incomplete information. If you don’t stick to winning strategies that give you an edge, you’re sunk. Still, it can be tough to hold onto your endgame strategies when they produce short-term losses.

Read more of my article here (via Success Magazine).