Month: October 2021

Performance Anxiety In Trading

Performance Anxiety In Trading

Performance anxiety starts with your belief… Where do you stand presently in—trading? [Male narrator or maybe that’s just Judith messing with me] In previous years, I have witnessed people having mind attacks—because they tell themselves convincing stories of how they can’t achieve stuff. You’re probably […]

Mental Block: Can Traders’ Have Mental Blocks?

Mental Block: Can Traders’ Have Mental Blocks?

Mental, mental, mental. . .it has to do with the mind. I know lots of traders talk about—psychology!
”Trading psychology”. . .erm. . .you know what? it ain’t easy to control your mind (that [expletive] mind of ours), it’s a lot of work.
That’s why, the saying, “you don’t find holy grails in books” still stands. Yup! that stuff [holy grails] is within us.

The Hardest Thing About Trading

The Hardest Thing About Trading

Trading [Horn honks] You know—that’s the only job that you can’t be attached to the outcome. Other professions, you’ll need to be attached to the outcome—imagine a surgeon not being attached to his outcome; I can imagine how many bloods would be on his hands.

There’s only one way to succeed in this business and that’s: accepting that anything can happen. Having a trading relationship can be fun… But just like any other relationship—You need to know if it’s gonna hit rock bottom or… till death do us path. In other to have that, it isn’t really about change; it’s about acceptance.

[Radio silenced, birds tweeting]

It’s a beautiful day, the sky is clear, the air is fresh. Exactly 2 years, 3 months, 5 days and 30 minutes, that’s how long I’ve been a trader. At least I think I am… Starting off, I always thought, “trading is easy”. In fact, we have gurus that will tell you that. I mean, who speaks the truth these days? Everyone is just great at marketing, selling hope to anyone who cares to listen.