“It’s nice that you’re trying to show women how it’s done, but it’s clear you’ve been riding on Chris Tate’s coat-tails for years. He’s the brains behind the operation.”
Keep in mind that this is from a person I’ve never met, has never seen me present and in no way is privvy to my trading results.
Strangely, in this day of equality – I find that people still under-estimate me – perhaps because I’m a woman.
Actually – the more I think about it, it’s downright bizarre!
After reading the email, initially I felt my blood boil. Then I was reminded of Donald Trump’s advice – “it’s often to your advantage to be under-estimated”. Comforting to know. Ronald Reagan was of the same opinion.
I’ve given up trying to prove myself to people I don’t care about. It no longer interests me. Free from this burden, I find I’m more productive than ever, achieving the goals that I really care about achieving. One of those goals is to help members of my Mentor Program achieve what is truly important to them. This brings me shivery goose-bumps of pleasure. It is the reason behind my passion in helping people over-come their perceived barriers.
The markets don’t care about your background, your gender or your age. It’s one of the only platforms in the world that offers you a limitless stage to refine your art. No judgement will come your way. No criticism because you’re gay or gray. A true level playing field.
I refuse to be judged because of a characteristic that I cannot change.
I’m all for striving to be better. Just try to change the things that you can change. The things you can’t, learn to live with, or ignore.
Works for me.
Get your mindset in the right place and the magnetic pleasures of success are yours for the taking. Let them under-estimate you. Let them be shocked when you whip their butt! Feels good to know that you have all it takes to be a fantastic trader. You might just need someone to boost you up and give you the confidence to triumph.