I have conflicting feelings with this discussion. My greedy side absolutely loves to know this happened as it provides such a great learning opportunity for others; however, I truly do feel bad and annoyed that this actually happened to such a nice guy. Community member Ben, “close2pga” (chat room alias), walks us through his journey and how at the start he was mislead into thinking someone could shove their personal strategy down his throat in order to teach him how to trade. This is one of those marketing ploys that drives me nuts. First, it’s simply false and misleading and second, it gives the rest of us (myself included) a bad name as being scum bags. I digress though. Ben’s willpower and determination to bounce back from this initial hiccup I found very inspiring and I’m sure you will too. Ben is a business owner himself, so he offers up some solid perspectives on market dynamics and trading that will I believe offer great value. Let’s get to it!
Today we interview Ben who goes by close2pga in the community. Ben is an avid golfer who gets out almost 2 times a week and also owns a driving range. Since he leases the land his business sits on, there came a time when he thought that lease would not be able to renewed which led him to look into other sources of income.
Ben started looking into various online education for trading and while some of it was good, it pushed him into trading one single way. This is absolutely not a one-size-fits-all job. He had about 6 months to learn how to trade and that pressure did not help him with his learning.
After finding Clay, Ben decided to go through the University program and has now put those other two education sources aside. He has noticed what triggers bad habits such as chasing price or not honoring his stop loss and has found remedies for those issues.
Since Ben no longer has the pressure of time since he has no issues with his lease, he is now utilizing his patience and persistence to get through the educational content. Not only does he not have the pressure to succeed in a new line of business in 6 months, he is now set up for success by having the guaranteed trade (his JOB) to keep him even keeled as he proceeds through the program.
It looked like I was going to be forced out of my business. I knew I would have a hard time getting a regular job after working for myself.
I really put in my head that I needed to make another living in less than 6 months. It was not good to put that pressure on myself.
I noticed that my scanner pulled up momentum stocks that I might just jump into it. How can I stop this? Get rid of the scanner.
It’s not the money per say. The freedom to have time during the day is what I’d like.
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