Alright, alright, alright!!

I think Matthew McConaughey might be my Spirit Animal?  It’s hard to even contemplate that sentence.  I was left in a trance after listening to his recent guest appearance on the Tim Ferris podcast and then I sought out more by listening to his appearance on Joe Rogan’s podcast. I’m...

It Takes Discipline

My six-year-old son is wearing me out. First, it was baseball this summer. Now, as we’ve made it to the halfway point of football season, all he wants to do is play tackle football in the front yard.  I have no shortage of daddy pride as my son discovers a...

Big Winners Take Work

If you have to work hard for something, you value it more. This thought came to mind over the weekend as the young couple across the street got married. They didn’t have a traditional wedding in a church in front of hundreds of family and friends. Instead, in true Colorado...

New Again

When you've achieved a state of mind where you truly accept the risk, you won't have the potential to define and interpret market information in painful ways. When you eliminate the potential to define market information in painful ways, you also eliminate the tendency to rationalize, hesitate, jump the gun,...

Reducing Heartburn

When all your options have been exhausted, make more options. There’s always something else you can do to keep going. When the obvious solutions have failed, get more creative. You owe it to yourself, to the situation, to life, to find a way to make it work. If what has...

The Difference Between Treading Water and Making Big Money

I shared this tweet today which was a quote from author James Clear of the awesome book Atomic Habits: How to achieve exceptional results: 1) Quantity: You take lots of shots. 2) Quality: You take thoughtful shots. 3) Consistency: You keep shooting for a long time. 4) Feedback. You take...

There’s Always Room For Improvement

Over-caution is as bad as under-caution. Both are extremes to be guarded against. Life itself is filled with the element of chance. ~ Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich Thinking in terms of hedging, the above quote makes a lot of sense to trading and investing. It's obvious where not...

A long and joyous journey through far and distant lands

If you want better results, then forget about setting goals. Focus on your system instead. ~ James Clear, Atomic Habits This is such a contradiction to so much I've read from just about every achievement-related book, article, or blog post. It is constantly beat into our heads: you must set...

Keeping the Ship Pointed in the Right Direction

Having more is an endless horizon. No matter how much you have, that voice of “more would be better” drives you to make acquisition the name of your game. ~ Vicki Robin, Your Money or Your Life In this quote, Ms. Robin is riffing on the common insatiable desire for...

Reconnecting

In stillness you can hear yourself think. In stillness you can remember who you are. In stillness you gain perspective. In stillness you connect to purpose. ~ Ralph Marston As I'm winding down this week with the prospect of some upcoming vacation time filling my mind with thoughts of free...

The Journey Never Ends

Again and again I learned that lack of equity was a leading cause of failure. ~ Phil Knight, Shoe Dog It seems this is an issue not unique to the world of trading. With big eyes and full hearts, we often try to bite off more than we can chew....

My Reactions Determine My Success

Don’t worry about what the markets are going to do, worry about what you are going to do in response to the markets. ~ Passage from New Market Wizards, Jack Schwager There are very few people in the U.S. that can look at the stock market performance since March and...