Half-Life Creatures

The tram rattled and groaned. I was coming home from the city where I’d met up with my son. Usually I’d drive. This time though, the school insisted on the families coming in by train, tram or bus. With me was my husband and our excited 11-year old. I’d forgotten. Forgotten how exhausted people are…

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Create Your Trading Masterpiece

SOME PEOPLE JUST easily click into what we can show them about trading. Others need a complete overhaul from roots to branches, before they can grow their equity. Whatever your level, we’re here for you. Remember those dot to dot books we loved as kids? You’d just connect one number to another, on faith, and…

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Favourite Thought

IF YOU’RE KEPT IN a playpen, you can only play with the toys you can reach. Even if it’s a well stocked playpen, the dreamer… the trader… the entrepreneur… we’ll be the ones planning our escape to play with the even bigger toys outside the playpen. We’re insatiable that way. A deep hunger – for…

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What’s Your Mantra?

I LOVE THIS LITTLE mantra from John Lavi – a member of our 2010 repeat-for-free Mentor Program. He kindly sent it to me recently: May I be patient, May I follow my trading process, in confidence, with excellence. May I be mindful of price action, and follow my trading plan, with conviction, with determination –…

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You? A Genius?

YOU CAN INCREASE your intelligence. “The fact is, intelligence can be increased – and quite dramatically,” writes behavior-analytic psychologist Bryan Roche of the National University of Ireland in Psychology Today. “Those who claim that IQ is fixed for life are in fact referring to our IQ test scores, which are relatively stable – not to…

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Money Hang-Ups

EVEN AFTER I STARTED to make money, I still had some hang-ups: In my pantry, you’d find around 20 boxes of cereal. After eating Homebrand cardboard-tasting cereal for so many years, having yummy cereal somehow represents prosperity. I don’t mind earning the money, but I have an aversion to seeing how much money we’re forking…

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Feeling Lucky?

IN 2004, A LUCKY SINGLE mother won $10.5 million in the Ontario lottery. Her name was Candy Adams. What did that windfall do for her life, her goals and her values? Surely she parlayed that into incredible success? Well… no. After becoming a millionaire overnight, she spent all that lovely money on designer clothes, parties,…

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The Guilt of a Trader

I FELT GUILTY that I wasn’t using my degrees. I felt guilty that I hadn’t made my parents proud because I’d quit the corporate life. I felt guilty that I was allowing my prime career building years escape me, while I traded full-time. I felt like I’d let so many people down. People feel guilty…

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