Have you ever had a hundred dollar idea while in the shower? Or a thousand dollar idea while on a walk around the block? Or a million dollar idea while flying cross country?
I know I have.
Find Profits Outside
Often, my best trading ideas come when I’m walking or hiking on a mountain trail. Most definitely, I do my best thinking and strategizing when I’m on my feet.
Fresh air, gentle breezes, the smell of pine needles, the sound of birds, and the crunch of dirt under my feet inspire limitless thoughts of unbounded stock market profits.
Outside, under the trees, in the tall grasses, along the rock walls, through the dry creek beds, and across the wild flower meadows is where my best brain storming gets done. There’s something so completely and wonderfully powerful about being in nature.
No matter how much the market tired me before heading out, I nearly always felt more energized and inspired after two hours of elevated heart rate on a trail—and usually better then I’ve felt all week!!
One of the many great things about living in Colorado is the ability to find a trail where we can be the only people for miles. Where we can commune with nature. Where we can deeply and completely dig into our thoughts and ideas. Undistracted.
For my money, there is no better setting for inspiring new strategies, working out new approaches to changing market conditions, and exploring new trading concepts.
The Trader's Struggle
Traders know that trading exaggerates any weaknesses we have in other parts of our lives. Trading exposes our inner demons. If we struggle with patience, discipline, consistency, energy, commitment, self-sabotage, self-awareness, or self consciousness, trading will bring those issues to the forefront. Sometimes dramatically so.
One of the hardest things for me has always been accountability. As an Independent Trader for most of my career, the only person who attempted to hold me accountable was me. But as the fox guarding the henhouse of my emotions and discipline, you can imagine how that went.
Outside of trading, another thing I’ve struggled with is maintaining a commitment to exercise and the outdoors. Living in Colorado, I’m blessed with some of this country’s most beautiful natural environment, right outside my door. Yet, I don’t set aside the time often enough to get the full benefit. And I need to.
Getting out with trader friends of mine on an energetic hike has done wonders in helping me make headway here.
Get Out of Your Own Head
Is your spouse or partner tired of you talking their ear off about trading and markets? Can they even relate to what you encounter on the screens days in and day out? Would they rather you just go outside and scream at the squirrels?
With this in mind, I’m offering you an opportunity to face down your resistance, to explore your inner struggles, to have a sounding board for ideas, and to reconnect with the outdoors.
If you live near or are visiting the Boulder, Colorado (and Denver) metro area, book a 90-minute hike with me among the magical, majestic Flatirons and rolling foothills above Beautiful Boulder. Just you and me, trading talk, and a trail.
I’ve been trading for 23 years and I've seen some things. I've traded in nearly every kind of market environment there is. And I've experienced every kind of up and down that these years of experience comes with. I know what's held me back.
What's holding you back? With the right questions, together we can explore it. Need help with a trading strategy? Need a better risk management plan? Struggling with taking profits? Lets talk it out. The answers are often right in front of you. We just need to hike to and discover them.
While making progress on your inner dialogue, we'll be getting our steps in on the trail which will yield undeniable physical and mental results. You owe it to yourself. Your mental, physical, and financial future can’t wait.
We risk hundreds of dollars in the market every day. Risk is part of the job. Its unavoidable and its necessary. There is no profit without risk. So invest $100 in yourself and join me on the trail.
Book any available day/time here.
All hikes will commence at trailheads within a 15-minute drive from downtown Boulder, CO.
Our hike goes on, rain, snow, or shine. The market throws us all kinds of weather, and so should our hikes. And besides, as the Nordic will tell you, there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing. Bring water and come prepared.