Think Ahead

IT’S SO ESSENTIAL to have long-term goals. What were you after when you got started trading? The rent paid next month? That’s pretty short-sighted. Or were you after liberation? Financial serenity? Never having to worry whether there was enough money in the bank to go on that overseas trip… first-class. Think about how you want…

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Interesting Thought

  HERE’S A GREAT thought by Seth Godin: “There’s a common mistranslation that causes us trouble. We say, “I am afraid,” as if the fear is us, forever. We don’t say, “I am a fever” or “I am a sore foot.” No, in those cases, we acknowledge that it’s a temporary condition, something we have,…

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Cane Toad Narcotics

MY FUR-NEPHEW IS a sausage dog name Wilfred. His hobby? Hunting down can toads. Once he catches one, he rolls it on its side. Then he gently squashes it with his paw and delightedly licks the oozing yellow poison it secretes from its slimy glands. Wilfred then gets an immediate hallucinogenic high, and wins an…

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Fortune Favours the Educated Bold

THE MAJORITY OF HIGH achieving traders have big brass balls. They dump them in a wheel barrow just to get around. They need them to combat the arrows of condemnation they experience from family members, work colleagues and 9-5 enthusiasts. This isn’t a gender specific comment mind you. I have just as many hugely successful…

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Speak from your scars

IT’S ALWAYS EASIER to speak from your scars, rather than your open wounds. I know you’re in the thick of your own problem and that you ache with uncertainty about what the next step should be. I remember ‘the yearn’ to trade and the old expectations about my career that I hung onto, bound to…

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Why Journal?

PEOPLE OFTEN QUESTION why I keep a Morning Journal. I dedicate regular journaling time to keep my thoughts in order, banish demons, and gain trading clarity. I think you’ll find a lot of other successful people follow this habit as well. Leonardo da Vinci filled tens of thousands of pages with sketches and musings on…

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