A few months ago, I sat for breakfast in one of the most beautiful places on the planet, Switzerland.
No matter where I go, I’m truly humbled by the world we live in.
There was a time when I thought flashy cars and fancy hotels would make me happy.
Over time, I realized I was happy, but I wasn’t necessarily fulfilled.
You see, happiness is transactional.
But a positive mindset gets you through the ups and downs of trading.
Because, make no mistake, you’ll have amazing trades and terrible ones.
It’s critical to maintain the right attitude through thick and thin.
It’s a short message to inspire you.
Then, I want to show you some simple tricks to keep the positivity flowing regardless of what the markets and life throws your way.
Table of Contents
Build a Support Group
One of the great things about my Millionaire Challenge is that you chat with other traders just like you.
With thousands of students, you’re bound to find a group you click with.
Use them as a sounding board and support group.
The best is when you have family and friends behind you.
On the flip side, it’s better to stay away from social media and promoters.
Our team curates the headlines to provide actionable information. Plus, they’ll highlight chat pumps found on popular sites.
Social media has tons of information. But it’s also an echo chamber for negativity and scams.
Do yourself a favor. Limit your time there. Don’t get caught up in the hype.
Keep Your End Goal in Mind
Things that give you fulfillment aren’t always easy.
Lebron James may love basketball. But he’s not happy every moment he’s on the court.
That’s not what it’s all about.
Fulfillment comes from the things that give you a sense of accomplishment when you think about them.
They’re the reasons you get up in the morning.
Take a look at this Tweet below.
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My work changes people’s lives.
It has a tangible, real impact that I see on the faces of the children, their families, and their communities.
For some of them, trading in and of itself gives them fulfillment.
For others, it’s a means to reach their fulfillment.
Whatever your reason, always keep it in mind.
It’ll give you patience when markets slow and the energy to study hard.
Celebrate Micro Victories
Humans love to focus on the worst.
It’s something hardwired into us.
If you don’t believe me, think about the last awesome and terrible trades you had.
Chances are, you’ll have an easier time and more emotional reaction remembering the bad trade.
That’s why I want you to celebrate the milestones along the way.
In her first year, she didn’t place a single real-money trade.
Without a P&L to preoccupy her, Mariana could recognize and celebrate the right decisions.
Because we can’t control what happens after we click the mouse. Only when we choose to click.
So, give yourself credit when you avoid a bad setup or stop out small and fast.
That’s just as, if not more important, than hitting those home runs.
Find a Path You Believe in
I bring up my 30+ millionaire students not to brag, but to prove…
…prove to you that I can teach you how to trade profitability.
With a history of bad habits, it’s tough to believe someone who says they can show you ‘the way.’
They are my proof that what I teach works.
It’s much easier to stick with trading when you believe in what you’re learning.
And I know it won’t come naturally at first.
Let me prove to you I’m worth your time.