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If you made a decision today to double your income or your turnover — how long would that actually take to achieve? A year? 6 months?

I have a friend who specialises in achieving these breakthroughs with his clients. His name is Rik Schnabel and he teaches NLP, Life Coaching, Speaking and Trainers Training here in Australia, that’s what he does mostly. But that’s not what he’s mostly known for. He’s affectionately known as Australia’s #1 Brain Untrainer because he’s a master at totally turning people’s minds around. He’s actually mastered turning the impossible into the possible into a science.

Rik himself back in 2004, went from $65,000 in debt to creating over half a million in just three months! How did he do it? Well let me just say that changing his mindset was just the beginning. What I think you really need to hear is this.

I’m going to give you an opportunity to work with Rik for 2 days to show you how your thinking can be shifted — and what’s more, it’s on me. I’ve already got you 2 tickets. There is no cost to you — I’m giving this to you as a Valentine’s Day gift.

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‘YES!’ Moves you ‘No’ doesn’t…

I thought you may like to see a great article from my friend Rik Schnabel. If you like it, and you’d like to subscribe to his newsletter (where I swiped this article from – with his permission, of course… click here).

‘YES!’ Moves you ‘No’ doesn’t…

Jim CarreyIt’s amazing how just one tiny, two letter word can stop a person’s world in its tracks. You guessed it – that word is ‘NO.’

A courageous woman attended one of our courses because she decided to stop saying ‘no’, and like Jim Carey in the movie “Yes Man,” started saying ‘yes’ instead. Her world evolved beautifully and magically as the word ‘yes’ increased her courage.

What are you saying ‘no’ to that you know deep in your heart that you need to be saying ‘yes’ to?

• Go out with those new friends tonight
• Say ‘yes’ to that new job offer
• Go out on that date
• Start that new business
• Just say ‘yes’ to something that your fear has you saying ‘no’ to.

Start the week on a high note. Say ‘yes’ to something today that scares you a little and will progress you a lot.

Be courageous – go on, imagine the possibilities.

by Rik Schnabel

Favourite Quotes

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.” – Mark Twain.

“I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.” – Invictus

“It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done better.

“The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms and great devotions; and spends himself in a worthy cause, who, at best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, if he fails at least fails while daring greatly. So that his place will never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither defeat or victory.” – ‘Man in the arena’ speech by Roosevelt, April 23 1910.

5 Signs You’re Going to Make it BIG as a Trader…

cigarGot a dream of being a spectacular trader? Here are 5 signs you’re on your way to a bright future:

1) You know where you’re headed.

You know why you’re trading and who you’re trading for. You have an image about what your life will look like when your trading results catch up with your ambitions.

2) You’ve got a Mentor who you’re prepared to follow.

I don’t know of any successful trader who hasn’t found a Mentor to follow. Take the Turtles, for example. They’re one of the most successful trading groups in the world. Without the tuition of Bill Eckhardt and Richard Dennis, two brilliant traders, the members of the Turtles would still be staggering around in the markets, scratching their butts.

3) You’ve got a system that works.

Developing a trading system that works takes time and effort. If you don’t have a spare 10 years up your sleeve to experiment with your own money – take a short cut. Find someone who has developed a winning system and will help you put together your own entry, exit and position sizing strategy so that you can excel.

4) You have a life that involves more than just trading.

When you’re a full-time trader, filling in your day with non-trading activities so that you don’t tinker with your plan is harder than you’d think. Unless you’ve got more than one hot button in life, you’re likely to mess up your own trading results in a big way.

5) You’ve got support.

You need some fellow traders to confide in when you make obscene profits, as well as when the going gets tough. It’s a fact.
Sometimes non-traders will irritate the heck out of you because they’ll think you’re a gambler, unemployed, irresponsible or a stuck up mole with too much money. Luckily, you and I know that trading is a noble profession where we live by our wits and get paid in direct proportion to our levels of discipline.

So, how did you fare? Which of these 5 signals of trading success is missing in your life?

If you’ve got all of these qualities, it’s just a matter of time before your results will catch up with your trading ambitions. If you’re missing one of more of these – then fix it. Do it now. Find a Mentor who can help you tip-toe through the trading minefield.

Your Perfect Day

perfectWhat would be your perfect day? How would you look, feel, and what would you be doing?

Strangely, when I’ve asked this to civilians (people outside our close-knit trading community), they don’t even know the answer. But I’ll bet you, if you think about it, you’ll know what you perfect day looks like.

You know who you want to be with and where you want to be.

Some people have never really clarified what their ideal day would feel like for them. Or, they’ve kept their standards so high, that they can only live it once … like their wedding day. What I’m talking about is more of a lifestyle day, that you could create at will.

To pursue your bliss in life, it means stringing together day upon day of your perfect day.

Either you’re moving closer to having more of your ideal days, or you’re not.

Are you designing your current life around your image of your perfect day? If not, then why not?

Should You Quit?

bliss3I was talking to my friend, Alan Furlong, on the phone the other day. He’s a loyal follower of the positive psychology movement. I asked him “Alan – what should someone do if they really don’t like their job?”

Without hesitation, he said “Quit”.

I have to admit, his answer freaked me out. But the more we talked about it, the more it made sense.

Sometimes your busy-work is not your ‘life’s work’.

So many people have a big stigma about quitting. They’re going through their day with dread, but they feel like they have to keep doing it. At some point it becomes miserable. The treadmill is of their own making.

Staying in a job, a relationship, or a role that isn’t healthy, and won’t lead you to your dreams will bring you right into the ‘zombie zone’. This is a zone where everyone around you is half dead, and you’re fast on your way to joining them.

If you’re waiting for a sign that things aren’t on track in your life, maybe the sign is that you’re waiting for a sign!

You’ve really got two choices. Either you change your attitude about the thing you want to quit, OR, you actually QUIT.

Sometimes, quitting isn’t a bad thing.

Yes, I know I’m the one to say focus, and persevere, but if what you’re doing isn’t bringing you joy – it might be time to re-think what you’re doing.

If what you’re doing is dragging down your soul, it will block you off from seeing the opportunities around you.

What does your internal intuition say? What does your body tell you?

No knight in shining armour will swoop in to save you. If what you’re doing isn’t congruent with who you are, and what your dreams are driving you to achieve… why are you hanging around?
If you’re starting to feel the frustration build up, perhaps you’re living a life that’s not in alignment with your bliss.

Maybe, just maybe, you are living your life… but it’s not your own.

Beginning sooner than you are probably ready for is a hall-mark of courage. Trust in your ability to figure things out. The perfect timing is never going to come.

Set a D-Day. That’s the day you quit. In the meantime, you do everything you can to channel your education and your resources into achieving what you need by that date. Without that D-Day, it’s wishful thinking.

Your D-day is the day you leave the thing that’s not satisfying, not healthy, or not nurturing your soul’s desire. Stop marching to the beat of your miserable drum.

If your D-Day is more than 2 years into the future …. it’s too long to wait.

The vast majority can change almost any aspect of their life within 6 months. I’ve seen it with my own eyes with members of our Mentor Program.

Set your date. Work towards it with passion and focus.

Good traders hustle. They move fast.

So move fast.

Never Lose Hope

Your feelings donhope’t just LAND on you. You generate them.

And if you generate sad feelings, you can also generate energising, happy and exuberant emotions.

Take responsibility for the way you’re feeling right now. If you are ‘losing hope’ it means that you haven’t chosen to generate hope in your life. It means that you haven’t chosen to rejuvenate yourself by drawing in the beauty of life around you. Go for a walk in a park, and realise how lucky you are to be here.

Notice the people around you. Sometimes you’ve got to get out of your own house to realise how big the world is.

Generate your own feelings. You’ve had beautiful days before. They will come again.

In this moment, you can choose new thoughts. You can direct your focus to support your own growth.

Say ‘yes’ to what moves you towards your dreams.

If you’re struggling with hope, maybe it’s because you’re not passionately pursuing what’s important to you.

When you’re in the chase of your ‘bliss’, running after it with your hair disheveled, and your feet pounding the pavement… there is no possibility of losing hope.

I know the days can get dark, but you deserve to have your dreams. Amidst all of the craziness of the world, you can still control what’s going on between your two ears.

Speaking of choosing emotions, I have to tell you – I’ve been so touched by everyone’s emails and support that I’ve received through the month. It seems that my troll email hit a nerve, and a lot of you related to plight in so many ways.

It reminded me about why I chose to have you in my life.

It reminded me about why creating a strong trading community is just so damn important to me.

If you didn’t get a chance to read last month’s newsletter, click here.

To read Chris Tate’s response about that particular email, click here.


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