158 – Alec Torelli – Life Lessons from Poker



Meet Alec Torelli, aka Traheho, a renowned professional poker player hailing from Orange County, California. With over $2,200,000 in tournament winnings, Alec stands as one of the most respected figures in high-stakes poker. His strategic brilliance became evident when he secured second place in the $10,000 Heads Up event at the World Series of Poker, showcasing his exceptional skills on the global stage.

Beyond his poker prowess, Alec is a mentor, entrepreneur, and keynote speaker. He founded Conscious Poker, a platform dedicated to sharing his expertise and insights with aspiring players. Alec’s ability to translate poker lessons into life and business strategies has made him a sought-after speaker, captivating audiences worldwide. With his impactful coaching and empowering talks, Alec continues to shape the future of poker and inspire countless individuals on their own journeys to success.


Time Stamped Show Notes:

[0:36]  Sharing his early poker days during the Moneymaker boom, Alec discusses what hooked him to the game.

  • 4:05 – Alec delves into his pivotal decision to choose poker over college, shaping his professional journey.

[7:21] – Reflecting on the challenges of pursuing poker amidst external pressures, Alec shares his experiences.

  • 8:08 – Alec contemplates the highs and lows of his poker career, emphasizing the importance of resilience and determination.
  • 14:01 – Discussing the importance of both technical knowledge and the ability to implement it effectively in professional poker.
  • 18:59 – Emphasizing the importance of pregame preparation, setting intentions, and warming up the mind for optimal performance at the poker table.

[26:42] – Sharing the organic evolution of Conscious Poker, focusing on building a strong foundation of discipline and character for improved decision-making in poker and life.

  • 33:46 – Alec Torelli discusses his personal journey and challenges in pursuing his goal of final tabling at the main event, reflecting on the intensity of preparation and the bittersweet feeling of coming close to achieving his dream.

[37:16] – Outlining his vision for the future, Alec Torelli emphasizes the balance between being driven and content, setting goals as a player, coach, and business owner. He emphasizes following the energy of the moment in decision-making.

Wrap up—Thanks For Checking Out This Episode Of The Mindset Advantage Podcast!

Key Learning Points: 

  1. Go all in on what you want to do!
  2. Have your own voice, your own thoughts, your own conviction, be a louder presence than the sum of everyone else’s thoughts!
  3. There’s always going to be tests, and they’re there to show you how bad you actually want it!


Alec’s website: https://www.alectorelli.com/

Conscious Poker website: https://www.consciouspoker.com/

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