Dear Friends:

In 2002 (at age 65) I was a break-even poker player — at best. Having a great passion for the game and a sincere desire to improve, I knew I had to relieve all the stress in my life, I finally found the way to turn my life around.

The next year, in 2003, Card Player Magazine ranked me in the Top Ten among Pro Tournament Players with 19 final tables, 4 wins and 4 seconds. My total lifetime recorded pro-poker tournament record is 70 final tables, 16 wins, 12 seconds and total winnings of $1.25M.

I turned my poker results around in 2003 by diminishing stress from my game and my life. I was able to do this because I developed the ability to MAINTAIN FOCUS AND BE IN THE ZONE more of the time than I ever thought possible.

As a result I authored No-Limit Life, which received from USA Book News their 2005 Best Book Finalist award in the category, not poker, but Psychology/Mental Health.

Karen Cruey, M.D., a prominent Las Vegas psychiatrist made the following remarks about No-Limit Life:

  • “Deserves to become a Classic”
  • “Reminiscent of Steven Covey’s ‘7 Habits of Highly Successful People'”
  • “Use the thought stopping technique of Dr. Albert Ellis, co-founder of cognitive behavioral therapy until mastering the Shoten Ten Commitments.”

I can help you IDENTIFY, DIMINISH AND ELIMINATE all of the MENTAL DEBRIS (Thought Terrorists), which cause those stressful feelings such as doubts and fears interfering with your focus at the poker table and in your everyday life.

I can point you towards an easy-to-follow path and teach you strategies and methods to utilize the power already in your mind to:

  1. Identify your worst enemies; your bad thoughts, stinking thinking, thought terrorists, thought cancer, killer thoughts, mental debris and baggage.
  2. Utilize the power already in your mind to surgically remove your bad thoughts so that they, your false core beliefs that support them and your stressful feelings never come back again to torture and eventually kill you through the mental and physical “dis-ease” bad thoughts always cause.
  3. Experience the personal freedom you have always craved.
  4. Achieve your grandest hopes and dreams as your passions serve them up to you.
  5. Be happy, don’t worry.

Fundamental Principal: The Truth Will Set You Free


By: Carlos Mortensen, World Series of Poker Champion 2002, World Poker Tour Champion 2005

NO-LIMIT LIFE has not only helped me when playing in many tournaments, but also in many aspects of my personal life

By: Scotty Nguyen, World Series of Poker Champion 2004

I always smile when I see Charlie because I know that my game and my life are about to get better!"

By: Earl Burton, High Point, NC — February 24, 2006

Charlie Shoten's "No-Limit Life" is a book that goes vastly beyond simply improving your poker game. In the book, Charlie helps the reader attack a portion of their game that many of us have no control over, the mindset. He has commendably figured out what keeps many people from achieving the maximum from their abilities, whether at the tables or in the game of life itself.

While most books only point out the signs of difficulties and problems, Charlie has not only shown the signs of what attacks our mental states but also offers ways to counteract these attackers. It is a significant step for a tome that acts as a "help" book when the help is provided in the reading of the book, instead of through much time, expense and continued analysis.

By reading and implementing the advise given in "No-Limit Life", anyone can achieve their goals and ambitions, whether they are a poker player or someone who is in a completely different field. It is useful to anyone in becoming a better human being and Charlie should be commended for his approach to looking at life and its various travails.

Lyle Berman writes letter about Charlie's book — February 28, 2006

When I purchased "No-Limit Life" from Charlie he asked me to be sure I read it. I am very glad I did. I couldn't put it down. I read most of it while I was playing a major poker tournament in Las Vegas. It is a beautiful colorful book, interesting, enjoyable, and puts a smile on your face at every page. It can help you see yourself differently and shift you life's priorities.

I purchased 12 more books as gifts for my family and friends. Later, I ordered another dozen because many of those who received a copy had the same response I had. This speaks of how I feel about Charlie's book. Not only will your poker game improve, but your life as well.

Thank you Charlie for writing "No-Limit Life". Players and non-players of poker all over the world should enjoy and benefit from your wonderful book.

Lyle Berman
Founder/World Poker Tour/Travel Channel
Chairman of the Board/CEO
Lakes Entertainment, Inc.

Order Your Copy Today!


Best Books Awards, 2005 — USA Book News Finalist Category: Psychology/ Mental Health

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