Are you dreaming big? Then try this experiment.
Earlier this week we featured a short interview with Jan-Mikael "Kesjan" Kesänen, winner of the Sunday Million last weekend, and now enjoying the prospect of $157,000 in his PokerStars account.
In Kesänen's case it started with a dream.
Two days before the win he'd had one of those dreams you might be familiar with - one in which you win a lot of money and feel great, right up to the point when you wake up, realise it's a dream, and feel miserable for the rest of the day because you're still broke.
Funny thing these dreams.
Freud was the first to bring the interpretation of dreams to the mainstream, emphasising the importance of the unconscious mind, and the role it played in behaviour, which he thought was more than what people understood.
It meant working out what a person's dream actually signified. For example, what did it mean to be looking for something? What did the ocean represent? And what was the reason for dreaming of winning lots of money in a poker game?
I did some research, and according to the first result to appear on a Google search (key words don't lie), to win money in your dreams indicates that success and prosperity is within your reach. Money represents confidence and success, and that you have much belief in yourself.
So hang on a sec...
"Money represents confidence and success, and that you have much belief in yourself."
Dreaming about winning money indicates such things are in your reach?
This is interesting. Two days after having such a dream (in which he won €20,000), Kesänen won the Sunday Million. Maybe the first dream website on a Google search is on to something?
So how about an experiment?
If you have a dream this week about winning money it means your subconscious is telling you to PLAY THE SUNDAY MILLION.
You need to do this so you can put the talents your dream says you possess to the test. Then let us know how you get on.
Now, I realise this isn't the most fool proof marketing strategy for the biggest event of the week, but perhaps if you were planning on playing it anyway, be on the lookout for that winning dream. Then, unconsciously bolstered by this apparent belief in yourself, see if you do better than expected.
Given these dreams might not crop up very often, let's open this up to anyone who has a dream about winning money. Play anything and see if it translates into success. Then let us know on Twitter: @PokerStarsBlog.
Surely it's the advice Freud himself would have given you?
Just in case this perfect logic sparks a rush to take part, you'll need a PokerStars account. What, you already dreamed of opening one? Then click here to get started.
Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog. Follow him on Twitter: @StephenBartley. What did you think about this post? Let us know on Twitter: @PokerStarsBlog.