I’ve talked to 100’s of people on the podcast, and while I’ve enjoyed every single one of those discussions, this is one that will stick with me for a long time. Sure, our guest Ron got on my good side by being a fellow graduate of The Ohio State University; however, where he’s been, where he’s at, and where he wants to go is something that had me motivated to the max. The story about him dragging a mattress into his office was pure gold in regards to work ethic and not offering up excuses… such good stuff! It was an honor to talk with Ron and his story is one that should get people talking for sure.
Today we interview community member Ron. When he was a child, one of his father’s customers dealt with wheat and corn. He never forgot that interest in the market but waited until later in life to get involved.
After recognizing that his job had no room for advancement, Ron got licensed to sell mutual funds so this forced him to learn more about the markets. He learned how to watch the various indexes that impacted the products that he sold to clients.
Unfortunately, both Ron and his wife were diagnosed with cancer and this led him to focus full-time on taking care of her. This led to a lengthy delay in his trading but family first.
Ron went looking around online for some trading education and after investigating a few different options, he settled on Clay’s material. He did the research regarding what college credits cost versus all the material he would receive for Claytrader University and decided it was a great deal for the money.
While he has absorbed the education taught in the courses, Ron is currently working through platform issues and trying to find comfort in both practicing and executing live orders. He has his business plan laid out for his trading and now it’s just a matter of putting it into practice.
In 1946, there was a farmer who dealt with commodities. He traded wheat and corn. I was curious about that and never forgot it.
We had plan B, plan C, and plan D and that has carried over into everything in my life, sometimes to my detriment.
I got very interested in point and figure charts. I tracked the number of stocks every day. It took the noise out of the price action.
Let this be a lesson when big life events happen. I was going through the material but some days I wasn’t getting much from it.
I don’t need to learn everything. I need to focus on just the basic things to get started. There’s value in getting your feet wet.
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