My wife will often refer to the day that we got married and say that the “For better or for worse” part of the vows should have been replaced with “For betting or for worse!”
She’s, of course, joking and doesn’t complain about the lifestyle I choose to lead, betting and working in this industry but it does have its downsides. I’m in my office A LOT! I have time to do childcare, look after a family business, work online and trade/bet for a living but it’s a rare occasion that we get time for just the two of us.
This Sunday, however, we did just that and we got the afternoon, child-free for a decent hike in the Peaks followed by some pub grub and a pint.
Anyway, whilst out walking I got thinking (yes, even on my downtime, I was still thinking about betting!), “What is betting and what does it mean to an individual?”
I think for most punters, it’s the thrill of striking a bet, getting it right and then collecting more money than they put down. It’s the thrill of the chase. Some like to form their own opinions, others rely on the experts to help them make a decision. Both camps are looking for the winner and collecting their winnings. That’s great and was the mindset that I used to have.
That was until I had a shift in thinking. I don’t look for winners anymore! Don’t get me wrong, I want them all to win, of course I do, as I need them to win to collect the money. However, my mindset is I want them to win more times than the odds reflect. You’ll have read no-end of times my views on value and I’m not going to harp on about them in this article.
How many times have you looked at the proofing, considered the strike rate and the ROI? You’re looking at the long-term performance, right? Why, then, when you sign up to a tipster you get infuriated when a losing run hits in your first month. All of a sudden your mindset has gone from looking at the figures to now focusing on the lack of winners. It’s that mindset that needs to be shifted in order to profit in the long-term.
Of the 4 or 5 bets that I place in a day, I get my money down and don’t even check the results until the end of the day. I don’t watch the races, check my phone or even think about the bets that I’ve placed. I get my money down, lose all attachment to that day’s investment and then check results at the end of the day. I then tot up winners and losers, add them to my accounts and start thinking about the next day. Lose, win or draw, I’ve removed that obsession of focusing on the winners and concentrate on the ongoing ROI of my daily investments.
It’s a tough one and some would say that it’s a rather boring approach, but it works for me and a few others I know. Lose that mindset to looking at the winners and focus on the monetary value of your ongoing investment.
For me, when I set out on the journey of becoming a professional bettor, it was always going to be in sickness and in health and ALWAYS for better or for worse!
There are two selections for the Turbo Winner System –
13:45 Southwell – Intimate Art
14:55 Southwell – Tasaaboq