164 – Andrijana Gligoric – The Cash Game Queen



Meet Andrijana Gligoric, known as “Lija,” a professional poker player from Serbia, now living in Malta. Her poker passion started in university while studying electrical engineering, playing in cash games with friends. After college, she moved to Malta, began streaming her gameplay on Twitch, and quickly built a large following. As a key member of Team Global and nicknamed “Cash Game Queen,” Andrijana streams almost daily and is preparing to compete in the World Series of Poker.


Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • [01:01] Andrijana, welcome to the show…

    • 01:50 Discussing her shift from programming to poker, Andriana highlights the significance of community and teamwork.
    • 05:00 Discussing her role as a streamer, Andriana reflects on balancing transparency with emotional well-being.
    • 08:35 Discussing streaming pressures and highlighting the importance of acknowledging and embracing emotions to maintain a healthy mindset.

    [11:35] Emphasizing the importance of framing anxiety positively, advising streamers to embrace challenges and maintain discipline.

    • 13:57 Transitioning from online to live poker, focusing on vlogging and connecting with broader audiences outside poker.
    • 16:20 Adjusting to live poker, navigating initial anxiety about handling chips and blinds, and learning to relax because of realizing others were not as focused on her actions.
    • 19:21 Aiming for 6,000 to 10,000 daily steps, integrating treadmill walks and outdoor activities to meet fitness goals in poker environments.

    [21:54] Balancing diet with moderate carbs and high protein, ensuring energy for poker with sleep and meditation.

    • 25:00 Practicing mindfulness while cleaning, avoiding distractions to improve focus, aiding her poker performance.
    • 27:41 Seeing herself in poker long-term, also enjoying project management and organizing within the poker niche.
    • 31:10 Highlighting the limited reality of social media, Adrijana advises addressing depression with rest, no self-pressure, and ample sleep.

    [32:50] Where to find Adrijana online.

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

Key Learning Points: 

  1. Practice mindfulness to enhance focus.
  2. Maintain health with sleep and nutrition.
  3. Avoid guilt by accepting emotions.


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