Job interview TRANSCRIPT
Hey everybody, Robbie Strazynski here for Cardplayer Lifestyle at EPT Barcelona 2018. The European Poker Tour, sponsored by PokerStars.es. And this is PokerStars ambassador Jaime Staples. How are you, male?
I’m fantastic, pleased to be here.
Yeah, it’s been a very long time. As a make a difference of fact, particularly two and a half decades since we initial met, since we initial observed just about every other. And as I think it’s the Stone Temple Pilots that would say, you’re half the male you made use of to be. Thank you.
That was really superior. Not terrible.
I say that simply because Jaime missing 115 lbs ., some thing like that?
Yeah, right around there.
Now THAT was a pleasure… so fantastic to see @jaimestaples yet again two.5 decades afterwards here at #EPTBarcelona
Any one see a variance? pic.twitter.com/5PJGB5Yc9j
— Robbie Strazynski (@cardplayerlife) August 24, 2018
Considering the fact that I previous observed him. It was part of a bet that he did with his brother Matt against Invoice Perkins, everybody knows about that. And it assisted Jaime, it’s sort of a new and improved version of you? And it assisted alter, not only your look, but also your lifestyle. And which is what I want this interview to be about, all those lifestyle changes that you have carried out. Are you prepared?
Me much too, simply because I have acquired a script. He does not have a script. So, we’re likely to go like this. Mainly, the prior to and soon after. Everybody likes the prior to and soon after photos, but I want to check with you prior to and soon after ordeals and day-to-day and things. What did your early morning regimen made use of to glance like, and what is it like now?
So there was no early morning regimen again in the day, and I think that was part of what led me to be type of unhealthy, is I didn’t have a pretty structured way of likely about lifestyle. So it’d just be wake up and start playing poker when, and that was type of it, right? But then, in excess of time, and likely by the Ultimate Sweat previous yr and continuing on this yr, it’s pretty a great deal striving to be aware of my physical health and fitness and how I can set myself up for the day. And then also my mental health and fitness much too, like not acquiring much too wound up and nervous about issues. So having time to do issues like wander, go to the gymnasium, meditation, prepare my meals through the day, issues like that.
So “setting you up” and “planning,” all those are some pretty crucial words. So, foods-smart, then, I have acquired to check with you, how are issues diverse? When you go on these outings to live gatherings, do you bring some special products or health supplements or do you go community supermarkets and get wholesome foods? How a great deal planning is concerned in that?
Well, it was pretty different… previous year’s bet was extremely intensive on the chopping body weight side. So I was ingesting about 1,300 energy a day for the the vast majority of the yr.
That’s not a good deal.
It’s not a ton. It wasn’t pretty entertaining.
But you get to have a pizza at the stop of the yr. An overall pizza.
It was a really superior pizza. So, it was pretty limited, and I didn’t have a prospect to eat pretty a great deal. It was pretty large in protein, moderate fats, and pretty low carbs. This yr is a little bit of a diverse strategy in that we used far more time functioning in the gymnasium, so striving to obtain muscle groups so that we can burn up far more energy normally by muscle groups.
But that is about BMI, or body extra fat share?
Yeah, body extra fat share. Beneath ten% body extra fat for Matt and I, which is pretty intensive. I have a very long way to go it’s likely to be as difficult if not more difficult than the initial bet from here. But we’re likely to do our ideal.
You stand to nonetheless obtain a different $150k though, right?
Ideally it’s worth it.
So this yr, I have a couple of far more carbs that I can get the job done with. But I have observed, you know, previous yr I traveled the environment and lived in 6 or 7 countries, and I went to a bunch of stops. And I was capable to eat at places to eat the the vast majority of my meals and nonetheless have that calorie deficit. So for me, it’s not essentially planning likely to the supermarket, whilst that would be far more efficient on the pocketbook, but I genuinely like likely out and acquiring that rooster skewer, simply because it feels like a reward. It feels like I have acquired some thing great to eat even though it suits within just the prepare I’m pursuing.
So there’s nonetheless an emotional attachment to the foods, type of?
Completely there is. That’s not wholly sorted, you know. Just one phase at a time.
I have it much too. I’m like “Oh, I’m so pleased! I have to have ice product!” Simply because which is the way it operates. Alright, so. That’s on the ingestion side. But on the fitness side of issues, do you prepare any type of exercising regimen now when you’re at live gatherings? Like, Alright, I have acquired this prepare, I have to adhere to it? Or are you just like, very well, I have to make certain I exercising? To what extent do you do that?
It’s surely structured. So right now, my latest regime is three times a 7 days in the gymnasium, education many sections of my body, and then a good deal of cardio. So two several hours of low-depth cardio a day, just like strolling around, like what I’m undertaking now. But that constantly type of changes, based mostly on that development and things like that.
So, Alright, and to what extent does all the type of planning, and yet again we’ll consider the prior to and soon after. So you’re centered a good deal far more, placing a good deal far more exertion into what goes in, what goes out, the fitness, the foods. To what extent does that impact your poker perform? As opposed to prior to exactly where you just, you know, you wake up in the early morning and just go for it. And now you have a good deal far more mental potential taken up for these issues. Does that assist you focus superior, for example?
Completely. I think, just your whole body is far more efficient, and that includes your brain. So emotion fresher, from the start of the day all the way to the stop of the day, and in a superior frame of mind and happier with you. All that interprets into your skill to do very well on the desk, you know? It’s not make-or-split, but it’s clearly some thing that allows.
Now, do you come to feel like your final decision-creating is superior simply because of it, or do you ever say to you, male, thank goodness I’m undertaking what I’m undertaking now, in any other case I would not have been capable to make that perform or make that go?
You know, I think it’s a little bit sharper, but I think the most important variance is the longevity. So I can perform longer, and be centered for longer, than I could have been in the past.
Endurance, stamina. I like it. So, this is not your initial time in Barcelona. 3rd time?
Next time! So you have been here previous yr, then?
Good. So what do you appreciate most about this PokerStars occasion, as opposed to other stops together the tour?
So I really tweeted this this early morning. I think this is my favored city in the environment. I think it’s No. 1.
I’m in enjoy with Barcelona. I can’t handle it. It’s moved into my #1 location.
Wherever would you live if you could decide on anywhere not including get the job done/spouse and children limitations?
— Jaime Staples (@jaimestaples) August 24, 2018
So it’s my favored PokerStars location, just simply because it’s acquired a pretty distinct emotion, this event collection. I imply, the poker’s the exact same, but the persons you see, just the vibes you come to feel, the energy that everybody has is pretty diverse, you know. It’s pretty a great deal a city, and you get the city ambiance, and you come to feel that in the poker. And then you wander outdoors and you’re on the beach. Everyone’s calm and there’s board shorts and flip-flops. There’s just nothing genuinely like it.
So you have gotten down a bit to the beach and enjoyed the waves a little bit?
Completely. I went for a little wander this early morning, so. I imply, if you’re likely to check out out some PokerStars tournaments, you surely acquired to check out out Barcelona at minimum at the time.
It’s a very long way from, what Lethbridge?
Lethbridge, Alberta, yeah.
A very long way. No beach locations in Alberta.
No. Really much from the ocean.
Correct. Well, in terms of off-the-felt functions at poker gatherings, are all those diverse for you now, or do you type of encounter them a little bit in a different way now yet again, put up-transformation? Partying or no matter what other functions that Stars has planned?
Well, the partying part I sort of have to put on pause for a little bit, simply because I have a different bet likely on, so I can’t be undertaking a great deal consuming, partying.
Oh, I didn’t know! You listened to it here initial which is attention-grabbing.
So I can’t be undertaking that. But I genuinely appreciate the out of doors functions far more. It’s just not pretty entertaining becoming out in thirty levels Celcius as a 310-pound male. It’s not pretty entertaining. It’s just very hot, it kinda sucks.
That is the supreme sweat.
You really don’t want that. I think, just emotion superior and emotion far more snug, it opens up a new environment of becoming capable to appreciate that far more than I would have in the past.
I’m pleased for you, genuinely.
I can’t assist but point out, you’re so pretty kindly supporting the #charitypoker1000km Operating Well initiative that I’m undertaking this yr for Help you save a Child’s Coronary heart.
Let’s go, male! You’re killing it!
Congrats to Robbie Strazynski @cardplayerlife on completing his 1000km problem. I pledged 1$ for every KM and am likely to do so yet again in 2018. Any total allows. Allows double this yr! pic.twitter.com/NWVX53yaVv
— Jaime Staples (@jaimestaples) January 21, 2018
I’m striving! I’m in excess of the 600 kilometer mark now, operating very well for Help you save a Child’s Coronary heart. Check out them out, saveachildsheart.com. So, initial of all, thank you pretty a great deal, I recognize it. Jaime’s magnificent, and of class PokerStars are also supporting the initiative. We’ll put a connection in the notes there, in the transcript. You’re a generous male. You’re a great male, and fortunately you’re undertaking very well for you. I picture you do get approached relatively normally by persons who are, not hunting for handouts, but who are like hey, can you guidance this initiative, can you assist us out, can, you know. What type of system do you go by mentally when you’re stating, glance, you can’t do almost everything. You can’t guidance almost everything. How do you type of make a decision, Alright, these are the kinds who are likely to be acquiring my interest, my guidance, my encouragement?
So it is sort of difficult simply because there’s a good deal of messages that appear in, you know, from an specific basis of, you know, my niece or nephew has this ailment and we can’t find the money for it. That’s a popular 1, right. Or, and then there’s some even larger-scale kinds, like guidance even larger charities. I have not devoted the time or the means to glance into how I can most effectively guidance and increase the environment, so generally what I glance for is persons that I rely on and organizations that seem to be proven. Simply because I come to feel as if you give to 1 man or woman, there’s possibilities that that could go wrong—that could be some type of fraud, or there’s some thing improper with it. Whilst, when I see you, you know, operating 1,000 kilometers, I rely on you, and I know that the group that you’re functioning with is a large 1. There’s likely to be oversight, they know what they’re undertaking. That’s sort of my thoughts with it.
Thank you. It’s superior to know. Not just for own factors, but like, persons, ambassadors, they get questioned normally, so I think it’s critical to know—you really don’t just say, yeah, certain. Thank you, I recognize it.
I think it’s worth noting, REG Charity.
Certainly! You outlined “effective.”
There’s an occasion nowadays that I believe was a $25k, with $1k in rake. But there was really no rake. PokerStars took no price it all went to charity. Which is genuinely interesting. And their concentrate is on efficient giving—how can your greenback be the most efficient.
Or pound, no matter what you have acquired. Yen, anything.
It’s all about the yen.
So, I think that what they’re undertaking is genuinely interesting.
Alright, so. Two far more concerns here. EPT Barcelona, customarily, you know, it’s soon after the Earth Sequence of Poker occurs, everybody can take their split, and then it’s type of considered of as the beginning of the new poker yr.
It is, yeah.
So, what type of objectives do you type of glance at for the up coming twelve months that you’re hunting ahead to carrying out in addition to the Invoice Perkins bet? What type of objectives are we hunting at in the up coming twelve months, and should we hold our eyes out for anything in individual?
Well, I think you’re right, this does launch the poker yr. It feels like it does, anyways. The up coming large think is the Earth Championship of On line Poker, which has constantly been the most important point for me. It commences September two, it’s fifteen times this yr. And what is diverse about this yr is that it’s really tiered. So, like SCOOP, there’s a low and a medium and a large. Which I enjoy, that was constantly my favored point. So, for me, as generally an on the net poker player and as a person that arrived from on the net poker, which is the most critical point to me. Like I want a SCOOP, I want a WCOOP title. I have none. I have 1 ultimate desk, in all the collection that I have performed. Not tremendous fantastic, but I’m hoping that this yr I can get it carried out. So, right soon after this occasion, I’m likely to be flying to the British isles, I’m likely to be playing the collection and hoping for the ideal.
Alright, sounds superior. And you’re not the only 1 who’s likely to be environment objectives this yr you’re providing absent a Platinum Go, much too, and you’re hoping that they’re likely to be environment some objectives themselves. Explain to us a little bit about, you know, all the ambassadors are undertaking their individual type of giveaway. So what is yours about, and when will this move be supplied out, and to whom, that you can expose? Alright, you can’t expose it.
It’s much too early, it’s much too early to convey to. But I’m genuinely just pleased to be a part of this 1, simply because it’s turn into so a great deal even larger than me. It’s taken off on its individual, less than its individual legs. So we arrived up with an notion to give absent a Platinum Go based mostly on Ultimate Sweat. But the point is, it wasn’t good if you had to be obese or if you had to be underweight to compete. And we considered, the spirit of the Ultimate Sweat was genuinely lifestyle enhancement. Getting some thing that you’re not fantastic at in your lifestyle and bettering it to exactly where you come to feel superior. So persons had to design their individual problem, submit the problem, and then start documenting the problem. That was about fifty times ago that it acquired started off. We had 150 entrants into the problem, all the way from learning to fly, placing on a magic show…
Oh, so any type of problem!
Any problem. It could be anything at all. And there is tons of persons documenting just about every day on Twitter, applying the hashtag MyUltimateSweat, and everyone’s just acquiring better—you know, quitting cigarette smoking, weaning off coffee, there’s so several.
It’s the ripple result. That’s amazing.
It’s genuinely, genuinely interesting. I’m just so happy to be a part of it. There’s so several persons who are just bettering their lives, and 1 blessed person’s likely to get a move at the stop of it.
Wow. So how do you make a decision, like, what type of variables do you distinguish among all of these persons who have been, how do you say very well, you’re undertaking superior than this male?
Well, it’s genuinely challenging, right?
Name out of a hat.
No! So, the metrics are, there’s five metrics for accomplishment. I really don’t have them off the prime of my head. But, you know, originality, issues, did you complete the problem, things like that. So I’m likely to nominate five finalists, and then it’s likely to go to a jury vote of 9 persons. It’s acquired my brothers, Invoice Perkins, Jeff Gross, etcetera. I imply, there’s most of my crew of on the net men on there.
It’s likely to be challenging simply because a good deal of persons are likely to are worthy of it, a good deal of persons are likely to complete their objectives. But at the stop of the day, everybody does some thing they required to do, and we’ll do our ideal.
And even if you really don’t get the Platinum Go, you know, the ripple result. I enjoy that you’re inspiring other folks to do superior. There’s no 1 who’s likely to go forward and start creating these changes and documenting their system and be like “Damn it, I didn’t get the Platinum Go, forget about this, I’m likely off the rocker.”
I hope not!
I think which is just a genuinely fantastic initiative, and you’re speaking here with a person who, Jaime Staples, who has carried out it himself. He’s manufactured that optimistic alter, and which is definitely what encouraged the notion, and you’re just a genuinely inspirational man or woman. So it’s two decades since previous time I spoke with you, it’s genuinely surreal to be seeing you yet again, and you know, half the male you made use of to be, but double the coronary heart and double the awesomeness. So thank you pretty a great deal. Yet again, Robbie Strazynski here for CardplayerLifestyle.com at the EPT Barcelona 2018.
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