As I was dealing with my own anxiety yesterday I came across this quote. Richard Branson was talking about it on CNBC and how it inspired him. If I stop and think about the financial markets, every time I make a trade I get anxious at the beginning. I am sure I am not alone!
Once it’s past the first hurdle and my stop is moving higher, particularly to the point of locking in sizable profit, anxiety is really no longer there. But in the beginning, those first few hours or days that I have to go through hoping my system has picked another winner, those are the hard times when fear creeps in to my psyche.
This quote however, sums up the reality of trading or investing. Every step I take is with at least a little fear, but on the other side of that fear is success and joy in the near to the long term….just not in the hours or days after I get in. So I thought I’d share this little quote with you all.
I am sure it is difficult for you too, reading this, and relating to how you are fearful when trading. I know that some of you are following my every move, hoping I am the real deal and that I know what I am doing! Now imagine me, with so many of you watching my every move…it just means for me that I have a little more fear that I have to get to the other side of! But I welcome it. It makes me strive to be better and always has. Ego is a powerful force!
I suppose the transparency I put out there is a little unusual. I hope that my transparency will help you succeed in however you choose to trade, and I hope that the training we do will give you the knowledge base to be a little less fearful in a high anxiety business.
P.s. Thanks to everyone that has signed up for the June course, we are now full. Sorry if you missed out, but there will be a waiting list, so make sure you join it via the link of the “Profit Power” course on the website should there be someone that had to change their plans. I will do at least 1 more course this year in September/October, so look out for that 🙂