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Get Rich

get-rich-quickPlease get rich. I mean really rich. Make this your year to do just that.

Yes, I realise it’s in vogue to think of the rich as being capitalist pigs, worthy of derision – but let’s look at the facts. Unless you personally develop wealth, then you’re going to have to rely on the rich (through taxes and charity) to support the mistakes you’ve made in your life.

Being rich can give you time, power and the ability to help those who need to be helped. It can give you time to learn a musical instrument, become fluent in a foreign language, write a novel, indulge your family or focus on getting good at a sport – all things that will not only improve the quality of your life, but they may also add years to your life as well.

Make the way you earn your living a servant to you, not the other way around.

Flip your thinking around so you don’t feel like you’re trading gold for your soul. Find something that will stimulate you and help you to thrive intellectually, so that you’ll become an even more interesting human being to those around you. And if you’re not getting that kick through your job, or the business you run – then get good at trading.

And.. yes, definitely. Go ahead and get rich.

What’s Your Excuse?

funny-quote-for-making-excusesUnless you change what comes out of your mouth, and what has taken root in your mind, you’ll be stuck exactly where you are now… forever.

Successful traders are ludicrously intolerant of excuses. Their own, and others.

When I was broke, I used to spout drivel about why it wasn’t my fault. One day I just stopped, cold turkey. Things turned around pretty quickly after that. Co-incidence? I think not.

The same goes for drinking and eating. You can’t keep on making excuses for being a boozer, or being overweight, if you want your future to look different from your past.

Making excuses is a malignant force in your life. People will be repelled from you. It’s a sign you’re deluded about your life, and it’s a sad statement of a lack of integrity. If you continue to do so, you’ll rob yourself of the chance to face reality and make the adjustments to your life that will under-pin the very fabric of your future success.

Hold yourself accountable. Stop believing your own drivel. Demand a higher standard from yourself.

The only way to move forward is to stop making excuses and just do it!

Definition of the Month

Intelligently ignorant – Being intelligently ignorant is where you’re too dumb to know something can’t be done, but then you proceed to do it (much to the shock, irritation and disbelief of ‘smarter’ people around you who may or may not include your brother-in-law).

Riding on Chris Tate’s Coat-Tails! Far out!

p-d offI was sent an email during the month. Here is a direct quote:

“It’s nice that you’re trying to show women how it’s done, but it’s clear you’ve been riding on Chris Tate’s coat-tails for years. He’s the brains behind the operation.”

Keep in mind that this is from a person I’ve never met, has never seen me present and in no way is privvy to my trading results.

Hmmm…

Strangely, in this day of equality – I find that people still under-estimate me – perhaps because I’m a woman.

Actually – the more I think about it, it’s downright bizarre!

After reading the email, initially I felt my blood boil. Then I was reminded of Donald Trump’s advice – “it’s often to your advantage to be under-estimated”. Comforting to know. Ronald Reagan was of the same opinion.

I’ve given up trying to prove myself to people I don’t care about. It no longer interests me. Free from this burden, I find I’m more productive than ever, achieving the goals that I really care about achieving. One of those goals is to help members of my Mentor Program achieve what is truly important to them. This brings me shivery goose-bumps of pleasure. It is the reason behind my passion in helping people over-come their perceived barriers.

The markets don’t care about your background, your gender or your age. It’s one of the only platforms in the world that offers you a limitless stage to refine your art. No judgement will come your way. No criticism because you’re gay or gray. A true level playing field.

I refuse to be judged because of a characteristic that I cannot change.

I’m all for striving to be better. Just try to change the things that you can change. The things you can’t, learn to live with, or ignore.

Works for me.

Get your mindset in the right place and the magnetic pleasures of success are yours for the taking. Let them under-estimate you. Let them be shocked when you whip their butt! Feels good to know that you have all it takes to be a fantastic trader. You might just need someone to boost you up and give you the confidence to triumph.

Have you grabbed your free Spring Hamper yet?

GooseI receive a lot of emails from people asking ‘How do I get the right mindset to really excel?’ Usually they want something for free to give them a taste of what they need to come out as a winner.

While I love helping people, I do get frustrated, because usually, most of the things I have on my website come with a price tag. However, with Spring coming up, I wanted to put together something really special to help my traders that I know will benefit them.

I’ve got together with some friends of mine to focus on giving you a great free Spring Hamper to reveal your ‘golden goose’ potential! Spring is in the air. There’s new life all around us. There are opportunities that were hard to spot in the frost of Winter.

Now’s the time to shake off the cold and open your eyes to the beauty and opportunities all around you.

Click here to finally rev your mindset into gear, and listen to these completely free resources from industry leaders.

Only the quick will cash in.

Refuse to take ‘No’ for an answer

PEOPLE GIVE IN TOO easily. They crumble, when they should push. They side-step when they should left-hook.

kidThink back to when you were a kid and you really, REALLY wanted that ice cream. Did you take your parent’s word as gospel? Or did you ask, whinge, nag, beg, grovel, whine, stamp your foot and tantrum your way to success?

When I finished school, I was sure I was going to get into the Uni course I wanted. I just missed out. I was crushed. Then I got mad. Then I got moving.

I door knocked on every single one of the lecturers’ doors, until I found someone to let me in. They let me into a course that wasn’t the one I wanted, but that had the same subjects, so I could transfer after the first year (if my marks were good enough). Voila! My tantrum worked, and I got my own way.

I got my first job by not taking ‘no’ for an answer.

I developed my friendship with Chris Tate by not taking ‘no’ for an answer. (Between you and I, Chris has the makings of a savant recluse and tends to only allow a few people into his inner circle).

I bought my first car at a great price by not taking ‘no’ for an answer.

Goal-setting is useful, but only if you’re prepared to pursue your goals with a singleness of purpose that busts through other people’s ‘nos’. The key to success is to adamantly refuse to accept limits. Relentlessly apply your focus. Dig in your heels when people tell you it can’t be done.

Make this your ingrained, conditioned, automatic way of responding when someone says ‘no’. Question it. Don’t just accept.

So… what have you let slide, because you accepted someone’s ‘no’?

Things that work

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I was watching my friend, and money manager of multiple millions of dollars, David Chia present. As he was talking about his system, there were some realisations I reached. Even though we have evolved separately as traders, David seems to have reached a lot of the same conclusions as I have about trading.

Is it possible that there’s only a handful of things that work in the markets, and the other concepts are destined to lose you money? Could it be that all successful traders share similar methods, but they just don’t realise it?

I’m going out on a limb here and saying – “It’s damn likely!”

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this, because I think I’m onto something here.

Here is a list of things that work for all traders, and a list of things that don’t.

This will work:

Using a macro filter

Finding a time frame that suits you

Knowing how to trade 3 instruments

Focusing on your own education

Being humble and looking for a Mentor

Trading when the right trend presents itself and knowing when to stand aside

Things that will never work:

Not looking at the broader market before deciding whether to trade

Trading intra-day options while you have a full-time job

Expecting one instrument to always trend

Relying on gut feel

Thinking you know it all

Trading at all times, even when you’re sick or need a holiday

There is no win to be had with those determined to disapprove. Your mindset, trading methods and wealth are not to be apologised for.

Stop arguing with those that are unworthy, preserve your energy, change the subject and magnetically seek out those who will support your aspirations. Rise above. Don’t sink and make less of yourself. You deserve the success you’ve already achieved, and more.

 

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Favourite Quote for the Month

“Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounding yourself with assholes” – William Gibson.

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