I also get to do what I love and travel all over the world. And I love building schools for children through my charity Karmagawa. It truly is a great life.
Trading can offer you so much freedom. You can travel, spend more time with your family, or trade from an office if that’s how you roll. You can do whatever you choose.
Why do I love this job so much? The freedom it gives me to travel the world, teach trading, and give back through my charity Karmagawa.
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Study and Trade From Anywhere
It’s a beautiful thing to be able to study and trade from anywhere. For me, that’s the ultimate feeling of freedom.
People get into trading thinking they’ll get rich quick. Yeah, you can make good money trading. But it’s not gonna happen overnight. And it’s not just about how much money you can make. There are tons of professions out there where you can make a lot of money.
A lot of doctors and lawyers make the same amount of money as traders, if not more. But … maybe you don’t get to travel as much. Or you don’t get to spend as much time with your family as you’d like. You don’t get to do whatever you want and still make six or seven figures a year.
They have to put in a lot more time and money into their careers. They pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for their education and give up a decade of their lives to school.
With trading, you still gotta learn. And like I said, it won’t happen overnight. But you can do it on your terms. And you can learn a solid foundation in a few years.
I’ve made lots of money trading.** I’ve bought nice things for myself and my parents. But the freedom that can come with trading is what I love the most. It’s why I’m so passionate about it and teaching it to others so they can live amazing lives too.
[**Please note: my results are not typical. I’ve spent years developing exceptional skills and knowledge. Always remember trading is risky. Never risk more than you can afford.]
Everyone’s Journey Is Different
I love to see students enjoying the freedom that trading can offer. And everyone’s idea of freedom is different.
Some people want to spend more time with their family or their kids. Others want to travel and see the world. Some are fine with staying where they are, but they want to choose their hours.
Check out how these students fit studying and trading into their lives…
@TessaLamping studies while watching her baby. This is pretty awesome, and she loves it.
#nodaysoff @timothysykes even when were sick we are playing, studying, and napping. My reality. Nothing more relaxing than studying while my boy gets his rest. Otherwise he is into EVERYTHING! Prepping for this week ♡ let the study begin! This was in 10 minutes. Lmao 😆 pic.twitter.com/QDuWL98ZF5
— Tessa (@TessaLamping) November 17, 2019
My student @Hong16891 watches her kids play while she trades from her phone … at the beach.
I am on the beach watching my kids play and trading from my phone 😂🌈 pic.twitter.com/O4uNTcD5Ym
— Hong1689 (@Hong16891) November 21, 2019
@InceNY1 loves to study and trade using multiple monitors in his man cave.
Night just start for me, that’s my plan for next 4 hours.Keep studying!!! Knowledge is everything. When everyone watching Netflix you should study push your self because no body become a successful overnight. @timothysykes@profitly pic.twitter.com/Tx3XeeYI3t
— ERIC INCE (@InceNY1) November 20, 2019
It’s pretty amazing to be able to work and study anywhere and make your own schedule. Everyone has their own idea of freedom.
And that’s another great thing about trading. It’s NOT one size fits all…
I Like to Show You What’s Possible
You can decide how and where you like to trade. You don’t have to be mobile or chained to your desk. It’s really up to you.
Personally, I don’t like trading on my phone. I prefer my laptop. But mobile trading will get easier and easier as technology improves. Even with my laptop, I can still trade from places like this…
As long as you can find decent wifi, you can even trade from the beach like I did here! pic.twitter.com/g9OoO9tVtA
— Timothy Sykes (@timothysykes) November 20, 2019
People tell me, “Oh Tim, you’re so full of it … there’s no Wi-Fi there…”
Yeah, the Wi-Fi was sketchy, but that’s when I use a hot spot. It’s unreal how many closed-minded people there are in this industry. There are literally no excuses. The technology is already available to you. There’s no reason to feel chained to your desk.
Sure, sometimes trading in random places isn’t optimal, but I show you all the crazy places I trade from to show you what’s possible. I want to inspire you. I want you to understand that you really can trade from anywhere.
You Have the Freedom to Choose
When you’re studying and trying to learn something new, you should do what works best for you. You have the freedom to choose how and where you want to study.
Do you prefer to study in complete silence or do you like some background noise? Do you want to study at the park or beach or do you prefer a quiet, organized office?
If you’re a reader, read my book: “An American Hedge Fund” (get your free copy here). And also read “The Complete Penny Stock Course” by my student Jamil. (I wrote the forward.) Try the audiobook if you learn better that way.
And others learn by doing. If this is your go-to style, try paper trading on StocksToTrade.
This is why I provide all these resources in different formats … So you can choose what works best for your learning style. You should still try all of them though. You may pick up information from one that you missed in another.
When it comes to actually trading, it’s the same as studying. You can choose what works best for you. Different styles and strategies work for different people.
Some students hold stocks overnight, some don’t. Some prefer stocks priced under $1 and some like to trade higher-priced stocks. There’s no right or wrong answer. It’s all about your personal preference.
You Have to Work for It
The freedom to choose where and when you work is great. But one thing you can’t change is that you still have to study and learn a strategy.
Maybe one day, technology will allow you to plug into my brain and download all the information I know. But until then, your only option is to study. Remember: you’re studying for your freedom.
I can’t tell you how many people complain about the number of video lessons and DVDs I make available to everyone. Why are you complaining? You should be grateful. I had to learn by trial and error. And trust me, it wasn’t fun.
Students ask me which DVD or video lesson they should watch. Watch all of them!
My student Mark Crook watched all my video lessons … three times!
Trading offers the flexibility to choose your own schedule. Don’t take this freedom for granted. Be grateful and cherish the opportunity. I love that my most successful students stay humble.
If you want it bad enough, you’ll make time to study.
How badly do you want success? It’s FAR better when it’s earned the hard way rather than just give…then you appreciate it MUCH more!
— Timothy Sykes (@timothysykes) December 23, 2019
Let Me Teach You
I love to teach and share my passion for trading. Thanks to technology, there’s never been a better time to be able to trade from anywhere. It’s even possible for people to learn while they work in full-time jobs.
But remember, 90% of traders lose. If you don’t want to be part of that statistic, you have to accept that you must study.
A lot of people consider a career in trading because they think they can get rich quick. That’s not realistic. My most successful trading student, Tim Grittani, made nothing for his first nine months. Give yourself realistic expectations and the time to see it through.
I think trading is still a better option than spending tons of money on college or university. You can learn trading in a couple of years if you’re dedicated. And none of my educational resources cost more than a few thousand dollars. A lot of them are even free.
Sounds simple enough right? So many traders struggle with losing. That’s something you have to accept as a trader. There will be losses, so keep them as small as you can.
My goal is to create successful students. That’s why I don’t accept just anyone into my Trading Challenge. You have to apply. I don’t want lazy people who don’t want to put in the time or effort. I don’t want to waste my time or yours.
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