As I tweeted HERE last week, I was SO honored to hear about how one of my students named his son after me.
I do love teaching and helping others make money and become self-sufficient, but I’ve learned its rare for students to truly appreciate all that I do for them…only 1/3 of my my top student who is up nearly $500,000 now using my strategy (he made $80,000+ in April), doesn’t even have time to meet me despite my coming down to Florida, not once, but twice to see him.subscribers have even bothered to watch ANY of my 600+ video lessons, let alone half or god forbid ALL of them…and
It’s cool though, a teacher’s job is a thankless one so I definitely don’t do it for the adulation…although I do have a nice book of success stories now
But I cannot tell you how great of an honor it was to receive this email from Azimjon, my Tajikistanistudent, my intern, my friend:
9th May the day when USSR won the WWII. Our country also belonged to USSR that time and 9 May is still celebrated by our country. More importantly today my son is born. Named him Timur, his short name will be Tim in honor of your name. Hopefully he will be as sharp and intelligent as you. Just wanted to share with you my happiness.
Here is a picture of little Timur!
And if that wasn’t great enough news, just one day prior, my annual scholarship at Tulane University which I started by donating $15,000 of my trading profits in my E*Trade account (E*Trade is no longer a recommended broker of mine, THESE are the brokers I use and prefer now) back when I was still a junior:
…was awarded as you can read the whole article on Tulane’s website here or see below.
Besides just teaching my weird but effective trading strategy, I LOVE INSPIRING OTHERS TO FOLLOW THEIR DREAMS!
Two students win Sykes Award recognizing nontraditional abilities and interests
The Timothy Skyes Daytrading Award for the Talented recognizes individuals connected to Tulane whose abilities and accomplishments exist outside traditional areas of interest.
May 8, 2012
Recognized for their unique interests and passions, Tulane University junior John Tiebout III and senior Colin Kemper were recently announced as the winners of the 2012 Timothy Sykes Daytrading Award for the Talented. Tiebout will spend the summer studying what happens when urban farms replace industrial space in Detroit, and Kemper will work with a professional string quartet to perform a music piece he composed.
The annual cash prize award recognizes individuals connected to Tulane whose abilities and accomplishments exist outside traditional areas of interest.
Tiebout, an English and psychology major, told the Sykes selection committee that urban agriculture has only recently become a passion. He was inspired by two things: the ugliness of Phelps Hall, a student residence building facing Bruff Quad, and a study on the psychological effects of tending to plants. Last spring, he began a successful beautification program for on-campus sophomores, providing them with materials to make flower boxes for their balconies.
Tiebout spent the summer on a farm in western Tennessee, an experience that opened his eyes to the rewards of farming. And last fall, he conducted a semester-long study of rooftop community gardens in a crime-ridden borough of Copenhagen, Denmark. “My research showed me the power of urban agriculture to transform the social and economic barriers to growth in our cities,” Tiebout wrote in his application to the selection committee.
In Detroit this summer, Tiebout plans to spend several weeks volunteering at two urban farms and talking to community leaders. The two farms have radically different approaches. One farm has an entrepreneurial vision and earns profits while still depending on volunteers, and the other takes a more community-oriented approach to bringing together and nourishing the city’s African American community. “I hope to see how the farms’ divergent visions strive for similar goals and economic empowerment,” Tiebout told the committee.
Kemper, a history and music major, has been working on a one-movement composition since fall 2011, dedicating five to 10 hours each week to research, analysis and writing. “The composition piece is not finished after the piece is written. The last step is working with performers,” Kemper wrote to the committee.
Kemper initially applied for the award because he needed money to hire professional musicians. However, the music department was able to raise enough funds to hire the Razvan Constantine String Quartet to perform Kemper’s composition and the works of other student-composers at a concert on May 7.
Kemper will submit the recorded performance for entry in national competitions. He is saving the prize money to support a future performance while he is studying music composition in graduate school at Tulane.
Tulane music professor Barbara M. Jazwinski told the committee that Kemper is a talented composer and musician. “Colin has several pieces for various ensembles that have not yet been performed. These works deserve to be heard,” she said.
The award was established in 2003 by Tulane alumnus Tim Sykes, the author of An American Hedge Fund: How I Made $2 million as a Stock Operator & Created a Hedge Fund.
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