Hey guys, My name is Tobi. I'm a 24 year old Pokerbeginner. I'm german, so please forgive me for my english mistakes. I understand everything, but writing and speaking are not my greatest strengths Why I'm here? I daily look at some learn videos about and around Poker. Yesterday i find a Video from Aarnimesta about MTTs. I like the Video and i instant get some symphathie for Pokerimania. Yes there are german communities too, but they are so big and massive, and i like it a bit more familiar. This is one Point, why i would love to join your community. Another one is the different countries we live in. With you i can improve my english skills and learn about people from other parts of the World. This sounds more interesting to me, than always hang out with german guys. What I'm reaching for? I play poker since february 2014. But in the same period of time i wrote my final Thesis for my study. For 1 month now, i'm Bachelor of Arts in Design. In the last Month i really really though about, what i want to do with my life. I like design, i liked my study, but i don't like a 9-to-5 Job. I don't want to sit in a advertising agency and throw my creativity away for a guy, who has no interest in me and my life. I always wanted to work for my self. And i think Poker is a very good way to start. In the last half year, i take a very big part of my spare time to learn about and playing Poker. And i'm fascinated. I think Poker can have so many benefits for me and my life thats is really worth taking a shoot at it. I have free time now at least till July next year and this time i want to put everything i can into Poker and see what i can reach. People always say you should set you crazy goals. Sure, you have to break it down, so that your brain is not getting frustrated, but my crazy big goal for now: Winning an EPT-Bracelet! I know it sounds a bit far off, and can take years or a life time, but i want to show you that i want to be really in to it! What I'm searching for? In the last half year i made every mistake a beginner can make. I grind up a bit at NL2. Not badly: In 3 weeks i went from 20 $ to 65 $. But then i got impatient. I went to Zoom Tables. Want to make money faster. I get broke. Not really broke but back to 25$. I was pissed of. My goal was to safe time, not to loose time. Than again i had a run at the Zooms and went up to 50$ again. So i thought i can beat them easily…yeah, went down to 22$ again. No i learned the lesson. No Zoom for me! I needed a break from Cashgame and started SNG's. The first 2 days, i run pretty good, made it from 30$ to 45$. And i like it more then cashgames. I is fun to see players get knocked out, blinds getting higher, ante is kicking in, step up the letters and "win". The feeling was better for me than only get 2$ from a guy i beat up in one hand. So i stayed with the SNGs. But luck went down. Not so dramatic, but lets say break even a ahort time. For the last month now i like constantly playing MTT's (taking me closer to my EPT-goal ). Same things i like in SNG, but even a bit more funny for me. And now i know this is the format i want to succeed in. I'm running okay now at the 0,25$ MTT's (45-90 men). I constantly make some money, but there are problems to be solved. Problems: 1. I'm not a good grinder - I like learning Poker. I read at least 3 Books about it in the last 2 Months. I'm very often watching Videos and make very many notes. So i think i have a good basic knowledge, but i'm not really in grinding mood. When i play, i play 4-5 hours. Way to less. 2. Playing Alone - Let me say, i'm a very social guy. I like going out meeting friends and do something together. I don't like sitting alone 8 hours in front of my computer, without social interaction at any time. 3. Scared Money/Result orientated What shall i say. I don't like to loose money. I don't ship when i should, because i'm scared to get out of the Tournamet. I'm to timid at to many points, for the main point because i don't know if it is correct to put the money in the middle. My Goals: 1. Finding Someone I want to find somebody, who wants to improve his pokerskills in the next time pretty fast. Or i would like to join some study groups. Making Skypegroups to play and analyse together, so it is not so lonely while playing 2. Preflopplay The next Step is to improve my "Push and Fold" game.I know enough and i have to overcome the fear. I searched and made Charts for correct shove and Reasteal situations. They should help me to overcome the fear of making Incorrect shoves. 3. Play more I have to grind more. I know i can play more Tables at the same time (i play 4 at the moment). I have to focus more on my goals and I have to accept swings and loosing session and jeah…come over the fear. When i manage this, i think i can be a winning player at the micro MTTs. What you can expect from me: So, if you have managed to read till here..thank you How i said i would love to be a part of this community. What i can offer you is some mental training. I made a 9 Week NLP(Neuro-lingiustic-programming) training. And know a bunch about finding and setting goals, deconstruct limiting beliefs, making positive anchor to feel better, overcome fears (jeah, this one i should do with my self in the next time!). So when somebody is interested, i can wrote some articles or make some Skype session about this topic. Now i will end here Hope to here form you guys.