8 Questions To Ask If You’re Going To Be Successful At Trading

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How do you know if you’re ready to start trading penny stocks and become my next Millionaire trading challenge student? So, you’ve browsed my site, you’ve read about my success and, more importantly, the success of my students and your curiosity is piqued by your potential.

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I offer the Tim Sykes Millionaire Challenge to help my most dedicated students ready themselves to be successful penny stock traders. Think you might be a contender? Ask yourself these eight questions for additional clarity; believe it or not, you might be more ready than you think.

1. Are you curious? The first step toward trading penny stocks isn’t actually making a trade, although that will come quickly because you don’t need a big account to get started. Actually, it all really starts with a spark of curiosity. Are you curious about trading penny stocks? Perhaps you’ve heard about my Millionaire Challenge and were intrigued. Or, maybe you just heard about penny stocks when you watched The Wolf of Wall Street (you’re not the only one). No matter how you got here, curiosity is one of the first and most vital steps toward becoming a trader. Without a sense of curiosity and a desire to know and do more, you aren’t really ready to start trading.

2. Do you want the world and then some? Are you guilty of dreaming big? Do you dream of a better quality of life or superior belongings? Do you have serious and specific goals? If so, you may be ready to trade penny stocks.

While the art of trading penny stocks is a fascinating process, for most of us, it’s not a desire to trade that actually gets us into it. It’s a desire for a better life or the ability to attain particular goals that require money. Many students in the Tim Sykes Millionaire Challenge Team find that as a happy side effect, they fall in love with the process of trading, but rarely is it that desire that gets them into it.

If you’re a dreamer, if you want the world and then some, and are willing to do what it takes to realize your dreams, penny stocking might be for you.

3. Are you willing to admit you don’t know everything? I’m serious here. If you’re a know-it-all, you’re never going to get ahead as a trader. Confidence comes with time and experience. To get to that place, you need to admit that you need to learn things. The ability to admit that you don’t know everything will make you a better student, and a better trader.

This is a hard mental hurdle to get over for some people, but the ability to admit that there is so much that you need to learn is a great sign that you are ready to trade penny stocks and embark on my Millionaire Challenge.

4. Do you have good study habits? This goes hand in hand with the last point. To really gain your chops as a trader, you’ve got to develop good study habits. If you don’t have them, or never developed them, this doesn’t mean you can’t trade. It simply means that you’ve got to change your habits.

While you can find any of number of tutorials online for developing good study habits, ultimately it comes down to consistency. Make a commitment to studying reliably and in a similar routine each time; this will help you stick with it.

5. Can you stick with it? Are you a serial starter…followed by a quick stop when things get hard? If this is the case, penny stocks aren’t going to be for you, nor is my Millionaire Challenge, until you shift your mindset.

Three easy things that can help, as a quick FYI, are as follows. First, setting goals can help keep you motivated. Second, joining my challenge provides a level of accountability. Third, having a mentor can help with general advisement and assistance.

6. Can you handle risk? Are you cavalier with your money, or do you always play it safe? It’s important to evaluate your comfort level with risk before you embark on a career in trading. Let me clarify: you are risk averse, this does not mean you can’t be a trader. Awareness of this fact can be the first step toward combatting it.

Risk is inherent in trading. It’s just part of the process, but it’s also part of why you can reap so many financial reward from it. It’s not so much that you ever have to love risk, but to be successful as a trader, you must reach a place of comfort with it.

7. Are you able to learn from your mistakes? I don’t want to scare you, but the fact is that as a trader, you will make mistakes. Sometimes a lot of them. Even the most responsible trader doesn’t get it right all of the time, because there are just so many variables.

However, here’s the key to making mistakes an asset: the ability to learn from them. Are you able to learn from your mistakes? Are you able to take a step back and see how this mistake can inform you and help you move forward better and stronger in the future? If so, you are a great candidate to become a trader.

8. Are you ready? This is really a gut instinct kind of question. When you look at your life, and you look at what you could potentially gain from becoming a trader, and also consider what it will require of you…does it seem like it’s for you? Basically, what I am saying here is…are you ready for this jelly?

Becoming a successful trader isn’t for everyone, and that’s fine. But if you’re curious, if you’re willing to learn, and if you’re willing to make your wildest dreams come true, then maybe it’s time to see what the next steps are.

Anyone can try their hand at trading penny stocks. However, to truly be a promising and good trader, you need to commit yourself mentally to the process of learning the ins and outs of the market and how to do things right. For those budding traders who are ready, my Millionaire Challenge is waiting.

Are you ready to make your dreams come true? Leave a comment and let me know as it’s not an easy journey, you’re going to have to study harder than you ever thought possible…but if you’re willing, I’ll change your life so let me know! 

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Timothy Sykes

Hey Everyone,

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!

Which is why I've launched my millionaire challenge. I’m extremely determined to create a millionaire trader out of one my students and hopefully it will be you.

So when you get a chance make sure you check it out.

PS: Don't forget to check out my free Penny Stock Guide, it will teach you everything you need to know about trading. :)

  1. Fred Becker

    I definitely stick with all 8 of the things you had listed to become successful in this industry of Penny Stock Investing! Keep up the great work and Thank you!

  2. Katherine Crawford

    I needed a tissue as I watched your video of the giveaway of cash to people that really could use it. I was touched by how many people really cared about other people they knew who needed help and pointed you in their direction. Your such an example of sharing from a very generous heart. Some day in the not to distant future I want to have made the money where I can be a giver and contributor to people and their dreams. I’m proud of you Tim.

  3. Danny Denny

    I tell ya Tim… I’m so ready to change my life I can taste it. I read and watch every video I can find from you. I wanna learn so bad! I’m a veteran with 3 grown kids, a teenage daughter , 2 teenage adopted daughters, and 2 grand kids. I work 2 jobs, and I’m still just treading water. I’m currently trying to save enough money to join your program and open an account. I also know I will probably have to find a evening job and let the day one go to properly be able to study and get into to the market, and seems impossible to get in the position I need to be in to do this properly sometimes but I keep striving. I pray each day I can get in there soon. Thanks for the inspirational blogs you put out. Gives me hope.

  4. DNN

    I think my next venture will probably be real estate and related stuff once I make a few million from affiliate marketing and side hustles.

  5. Rachana

    Hi Tim, I know to get one life better, we have to invest anything, our time, effort, energy, money, and much more. I’m ready to be there with you.
    Thanks you so much.

  6. Montana

    I am beyond ready, I have applied for the challenge now just to be accepted as a student. Thank you for this opportunity! I cant wait..seriously …..

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