True North

Life favors the specific ask and punishes the vague wish. ~ From Tools of the Titans, by Tim Ferris If I had a time machine, like many of you I'd definitely use it to go back in time and redo or rethink certain major decisions in my life. First and...

No Time for Drama

Grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, and The wisdom to know the difference. ~ The Serenity Prayer via GIPHY SERENITY NOW! One of my all-time favorite episodes from Seinfeld. I'm constantly uttering this exclamation. Both tongue-in-cheek and...

Everything Else is a Win

Ask yourself, “What is the worst that can possibly happen?” Prepare to accept it if you have to. Then calmly proceed to improve on the worst. ~ Dale Carnegie, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living This piece of advice started working for me in trading years ago, and then...

The Strength To Plow Ahead

“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.” from, The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo...

Forged By The Heat of the Battle

“There is only one way to learn,” the alchemist answered. “It’s through action. Everything you need to know you have learned through your journey. ~ From, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho This hits home. Hard. My greatest curse as a Trader, Son, Student, Husband, Father, and Human is that the only...

I Decide

“There’s no point in being unhappy about things you can’t change, and no point being unhappy about things you can.” ~ Dan Harris, 10% Happier Traders often complain about the "dark forces" of high frequency trading robots, market makers, the "plunge protection team," dark pools, and insiders as being part...

The Ultimate Momentum Play

You have an obligation to develop a positive attitude, one that inspires the people around you to achieve the impossible. ~ Lou Holtz, Winning Every Day Seems like positivity is in short supply right now. Virus, unemployment, social unrest, politics, the economy -- feels to me people are more quick...

Every Day in Every Way in the Right Direction

Take every opportunity to move life a little bit in the direction you want it to go. Do what you can, again and again, and you’ll find yourself doing a lot more good than you ever could have imagined. ~ Ralph Marston, Do What You Can Best Practices, no matter...

Questions Worth Meditating On

"Get your mind off distractions and onto your one thing. One hundred percent of your potential looks like an obsession. But it will awaken the Silent Power that exists in the garden and works behind the scenes to make the plants grow.” ~ John Soforic, The Wealthy Gardener "Focus!" is...

What Time Is It?

What do you know about yourself? You are, on the one hand, the most complex thing in the entire universe, and on the other, someone who can’t even set the clock on your microwave. Don’t over-estimate your self-knowledge. ~ Jordon B. Peterson, 12 Rules For Life The life of a...

The Best For You

"Make friends with people who want the best for you." ~ Jordan B. Peterson, 12 Rules For Life Simple concept. Also brings to mind that popular saying "you become like the 5 people you spend the most time with." This has been on my mind a bit lately. I have...

Can’t Lose

Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose! ~ Coach Taylor, Friday Night Lights I subscribe to a daily email called Daily Dad. It offers bits of advice for fathers, delivered to my inbox each morning, from the perspective of Stoic philosophers. It's one of the first things I read each morning....