My trading journey is not unlike the journey of many other traders.
I share with you this story not because it is unique, but because it isn’t.
10 years ago I found out about trading when I went attended an options trading seminar put on by a well known trading outfit.
The idea of trading instantly fascinated me and I immediately jumped into trading.
For the next several years I tried trading many different instruments and styles and lost lots money trading all of them.
I still recall those "dark days" trying to find consistency in my trading and living in what I call - "No man's land".
That is making money, losing money, spinning my wheels, and just feeling lost.
My journey to becoming a consistent trader has less to do with some "a-ha" moment and more the realization that there are no shortcuts to becoming a professional trader.
Trading is something you do; but being a trader is someone you become.
Becoming a professional trader is something you must embody - that means consistently and diligently carrying out the perfect practices of trading day in and day out.
Realize that your trading is just a reflection of your own strengths and weaknesses, after all the market is simply reflecting back what you are bringing to the game.
So if your results are not where you want them to be then is incumbent upon you to develop yourself as trader - Trading can be a powerful tool for self development if you approach the markets with humility.
The sooner you stop searching for the holy grail, or blaming external events and circumstances, or looking for get rich quick schemes, the sooner you can truly begin to adopt the mind of a professional.
My mission now is to:
- Help new traders ground themselves with the key principles to be successful in the markets,
- Empower traders with realistic trading expectations,
- Share the best practices from peak performers across the domains of performance to take good traders to great traders,
- And most importantly help traders create a meaningful life through trading.