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 it has evolved to be […]

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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 What is the Trader’s greatest […]

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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 way for lessons to stick […]

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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 of a vast conspiracy to […]

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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 than usual to snap to […]

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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 how slight, accrue like compound […]

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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 one thing I utter to […]

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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 Trader is nothing if not […]

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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 had the tremendous good fortune […]

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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. In an unusual turn, this […]

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