We’ve done 168 episodes. I’m pretty sure this is the one that caught me off guard the most. Everything seemed fine and dandy and then our guest dropped a bit of his past life that was… well… quite intense! Johnny (chatroom alias, “johnny5000”) proves to be a massive data point in regards to there being no excuses and that when you put your mind to something, it can be done. I don’t want to offer any spoilers, but there is no doubt in my mind that you will find Johnny’s past life a very intense experience and be motivated and inspired about how life has taken a 180. I could keep on blabbing on now about how motivating it was, but I won’t do that. Let’s get to it!
Today we interview community member Johnny who goes by johnny5000 in the community. His introduction to the market was the game of Life. The way the stock market works in that game is that you put your money down and spin the wheel. This led Johnny to believe from very early on that the market was just for gambling.
Johnny got caught up in some hard times which lasted many years but after a long road to recovery, he started a job and participated in an employee stock purchase plan. Once he realized that he would like to have more control over his investments (to generate a larger return) he decided to do some investigation into various trading education websites.
After doing his research, Johnny ultimately joined Claytrader University and started working through the courses in his free time. As he continues working multiple jobs, he is taking his time going through the courses and has just begun paper trading. He also caught himself unrealistically paper trading and stopped that very early.
We talk through various products that Johnny may be interested in trading based on his day job. Since he doesn’t want to have gap risk, he thinks he will focus on advanced options since he can set his stop loss in advance using various strategies taught.
I actually never had a real job for a company until I was nearly 40 years old. Every decision I make now is done with caution.
I jumped in to CTU and didn’t realize you also get hours of webinars that are amazing. It’s worth a lot more than you’re charging.
I have a lot more work to do. I’m not in a hurry. I’ve only been paper trading for a month.
Day job, gym and then courses and webinars at night. Basically whenever I have time I just take in the material.