Big ups to all my haters. This post is for those of you who say, “Sykes is a scam, let’s try to discredit him.”
You think you’re hurting me. In reality, you’re helping me.
The lies you tell help weed out people who believe in BS. The nonsense you spread helps weed out lazy people. You turn away those who’d rather follow alerts than learn to be self-sufficient.
And you keep me from having to spend my precious time on people with the wrong perspective and ideas.
Table of Contents
- 1 Shout Out to My Haters on Social Media
- 2 Self-Sufficiency Is Your Goal
- 3 A Stone-Cold Approach
- 4 Money Is Not the Most Valuable Asset
- 5 Get Off Your Butt and Study
- 6 Haters Are My Motivators
Shout Out to My Haters on Social Media
For the sake of my students (and for your sake), I keep trying. It can be frustrating. But it’s crucial to drive home one of the most important lessons any trader can learn…
Studies Say 90% of Traders Lose
That’s not my statistic. There are studies. Some say it’s even higher than 90%. Bottom line: most traders fail. I think it’s because they fail to prepare.
To be a self-sufficient trader, you have to learn strategies and rules that work for you. And that takes time and the willingness to trade small.
The thing is, all you haters sidestep the fact that what I teach can work. And you fail — miserably — to answer the one question I ask of you…
What Do You Disagree With?
Do you disagree with shorting first red days? Do you disagree with first green days? Or is it a multi-day breakout with a big catalyst and big volume? Maybe it’s with cutting losses quickly…
Which of my trading rules do you disagree with?
I ask, but my haters never answer. Or, if they do, it’s some stupid answer like, “Only the weak sell…”
In the end, those haters and promoters go away or change their screen names. Is it so their followers have no idea how to track them down?
I never get an answer when I ask them about my rules and patterns. But maybe that’s because they tap into the lizard brain mentality of…
The Road to Broke: Hot Picks and Hot Alerts
Ugh. To my haters … and to those of you who want hot picks…
… and those of you who think following alerts will make you rich…
Don’t follow alerts from me or ANYBODY! Focus on the process. Hot picks don’t last — and if you don’t know how to take profits out of the market, it will take money out of your pocket.
Notice I didn’t say anything about how often I win in a trade? That’s not what you should be thinking about. Instead, learn what works best for you. That might mean learning my strategies and refining them to fit your personality. It might mean learning what Tim Grittani, Mark Croock, and Roland Wolf teach.
You should study ALL the teachers in the Trading Challenge. Then take a little from each until you have your own edge. Build your strategy.
Too many people want to be spoon-fed. My teaching process is NOT about making money by following other traders.
Yo, haters, I’ll come back to you in a minute. For any students or potential students reading this…
There’s a BETTER way.
Self-Sufficiency Is Your Goal
To be the most successful in trading and in life … you have to be self-sufficient. That’s it.
You don’t need to follow anyone. You don’t need to be in a chat room where they say, “Buy now.” Then, after they’ve already sold, they ask, “Why didn’t you take profits?” Or worse, they say, “This one’s going to the moon.”
You have to learn to do it on your own. That’s not easy. It’s not fun. And it won’t happen overnight. It won’t happen by next week or next month. Sorry, I gotta be real. It takes time.
I’m not trying to be friendly with you. Because I’m not your friend. If you want a friend, buy a dog. Trading is a battlefield, and…
I’m Your Drill Sergeant
On the battlefield, you need tools and the lessons you learn from your drill sergeant. This is how you survive and potentially thrive. I’ve been on this battlefield for 20+ years. And now I’ve been teaching for 12 years. (This explains why I teach.)
A lot of things I’ve learned are counterintuitive. And I’ve refined them over the years. They’re designed to help keep you safe … and they take time. But they don’t make me a nicer teacher.
So don’t expect me to give you all of my time. I’ll continue to be fully transparent. I show all my trades and give you my thought process when I enter and exit a trade. When I trade on live webinars, I explain my thought process in detail.
But I also have…
A Stone-Cold Approach
In other words, if you waste my time … you’re out. That helps weed out lazy people and haters. Lazy people say, “Give me hot picks.” Haters are even worse. They say, “Teach it all to me NOW if you’re so good.”
It doesn’t work that way. If it didn’t take time, they’d watch all the video lessons, DVDs, and webinars and have everything figured out.
But what blows my mind is that they think I’m a scam or a fake. All because what I teach takes a few years or longer to master. Maybe even longer. (As if two or three years is a long time in the grand scheme of things.)
Unless they adjust their mindset, they’re destined for failure. Why are they so impatient? Because they haven’t figured out that…
Money Is Not the Most Valuable Asset
They just want to get rich quick. Statistics show that people who get rich quick tend to get poor again just as fast. That’s especially true of lottery winners.
Too many people think that if you make a lot of money, you’ll be happy. Or that everything will be easy. Sorry, it doesn’t work that way. Money only takes away the problems that come with not having money. Even then, it’s only temporary.
So what’s the most valuable asset?
Time Is the Most Valuable Asset
Pay attention. This is important. If time is the most valuable asset (it is)…
WHY would you waste decades trying to learn what it took me decades to learn?
My teaching process can cut decades off the learning curve. At the same time, you have to remember…
It Won’t Happen Overnight
And this is where some people get confused. It will take you time. But YOU have to put in the time. I can’t do it for you.
People want to steal my time. They expect me to answer every single question they send. I know, I know…
It seems like if someone pays to learn then I should answer their questions, right? And I do. But … and this is HUGE so pay attention…
If you ask me a question I’ve answered thousands of times…
… and there are answers to your question in video lessons, webinars, and DVDs…
… then you’re wasting my time. You’re trying to rob me of my time. And I value my time.
This game is hard enough without people saying, “But, Tim, what about this? What about that? And what about this stock?” Especially if the ‘this’ and ‘that’ are random. So if you’re a student — and I count you as a student if you’re here reading the blog…
Get Off Your Butt and Study
If you have a question, look for the answer first in the materials my team and I provide. Whether it’s a free YouTube video, “The Complete Penny Stock Course,” or one of my DVDs. Look. Dig deep. Write down your questions and study.
MIDNIGHT MOTIVATION: ignore your doubters/haters/negative people, you can do ANYTHING you want in this life if you want it bad enough & hustle hard enough to make it happen so dream big, be patient & dedicated & build your own dreams NOT someone else’s, we each have just 1 life! pic.twitter.com/BSxcAgo1N8
Every time you study, re-read your questions. See if you can find an answer when you study. You’ll be amazed at how much there is in the materials. Especially if you go through the basics first. Like the 30-Day Bootcamp. (More on the Bootcamp later.) And “The Complete Penny Stock Course” book I mentioned above.
Plus, you learn better when YOU find the answer. If I spoon-feed it to you it’s like trying to spoon-feed a crying baby.
Let’s get back to the haters because…
Haters Are My Motivators
Sometimes I just want to blow a kiss to all my haters. Like how I want to send edible arrangements to promoters.
let's just say if my haters knew more about my life, they'd hate me even more 🙂
So for any haters reading this, watch this video…
What I Say To My Haters
Thank you! Keep talking smack. And keep up the lies and spreading confusion. Please, keep weeding out lazy people for me.
Time is limited. Money is not. We all have a limited amount of time. I teach people how they can take better advantage of their time. My haters steal time and teach others to do the same.
So again, thank you…
If someone disqualifies themselves for any reason … they’re gone. It doesn’t matter if it’s because they’re lazy or they don’t want to pay. Or if they just want hot picks or have the wrong mindset. I don’t want to waste one second of my limited life on BS.
So, my haters, let me leave you with a quote…
“I don’t worry about the haters. They are just angry because the truth I speak contradicts the lie they live.” — Steve Maraboli
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As many of you already know I grew up in a middle class family and didn't have many luxuries. But through trading I was able to change my circumstances --not just for me -- but for my parents as well. I now want to help you and thousands of other people from all around the world achieve similar results!
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