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Monday, 7 September 2015

Trading is Freedom

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One of the reasons I love trading so much is that it allows you almost unlimited freedom with your workday. I’m not tied to a desk in an office with overhead strip lights giving me a pounding headache all day. I can trade anywhere I can access wifi.

In my previous life, I worked a job in construction. Oftentimes travel to and from work was an hour each way, with my eight hour workday sandwiched in between. That’s ten hours per day dedicated to work. That’s a fair chunk of life dedicated to earning a wage that allows me to…live life.

Now for me, I enjoyed the work. It’s why I stuck at it year after year. However, it was physically and mentally exhausting and left me with little time for myself. I didn’t get to spend enough time with my girlfriend and if I wasn’t working weekends then I wanted to sleep late and not do much at all.

Not ideal, right? But with trading I found a perfect career. I can and have worked from all variety of places. I have traded from Hotel rooms, cafes, airports, balconies, and on the train. As long as I can access wifi, I can work. It’s very freeing and also enjoyable. I think that’s key if you want to be successful at trading – at anything, for that matter. You need to love what you’re doing first in order to become successful at it.

If you’re reading this then you too have found trading and I’m presuming you enjoy it. As long as you put the effort and dedicated practice in, you too can trade successfully (and from anywhere!) It’s no big secret society whereby you need to know investment bankers to be profitable. It’s a process that you can learn and master.

I’m currently developing a trading course after receiving requests over email/on my videos. I’m hoping to have it finished by the middle of next week. I think too many people look at trading as some mystical mix of math, science and algorithms. And because of that, a lot of people who are successful at trading play on those beliefs and essentially rip people off and sell them a lot of garbage at huge cost.

It doesn’t need to be that way. It can be a simple process (not easy though, it’s not easy mastering it). With the right guidelines and map of what you should be doing, anyone can develop into a successful trader. My YouTube videos were always aimed at helping people out so that they didn’t struggle like I had to. So I suppose the in depth training course is the next step.

I hope you all have a great trading week!

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