I’m traveling to Asia the next few days, so before my long journey begins, I thought I’d leave you with some good advice…
Many readers will see me in person at my upcoming annual conference Sept 10th-12th (only a few seats left, see details HERE) and you will see the results of all of the hard work that I’ve put in the past few months, getting healthier and fitter. My weight is Jonah Hill-esque, which has made for some fun jokes, but lately I’ve been really focusing on being the less funny, but fitter Jonah Hill…I’m not exactly on Jonah’s fat level, but my weight has fluctuated dramatically over the years, due to the success of my education business (thanks to my millionaire trading challenge students), my love of food and travel and a disturbing lack of maintenance that I fully take the blame for. But, no more and I will be the change I want to see.
Because of the success of my education business, I’ve recently become overwhelmed by new students and as a VERY immature way to discourage non-dedicated students, I’ve developed quite the attitude, which I recently acknowledged and apologized for.
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No matter how many students want to learn and no matter how big my ego has gotten (I’m trying to reign it in), under no circumstance, whatsoever and in no way, shape or form should I EVER act the way I have or say some of the things I have said. I don’t regret much in life, but I definitely regret the way that I’ve treated people who just want to learn. So now, every single minute of every single hour of every single day, I’m focused on being nicer and putting myself in the shoes of my hungry students who just want knowledge…and they should be rewarded, not maligned, for their desire!
NEVER again will I resort to what I used to do…I will be the change I want to see.
For too long, as I told this media legend, I solely promoted this hedonistic/material lifestyle, because it was fun and it made the vast majority of my students study harder…which in turn led to better results like these and substantial growth in my education business. But, it also turned off many students who get inspired by other things, like videos like THIS and the ones below, which I personally greatly prefer anyway:
And, because I GREATLY enjoy my charity work much more than my Lamborghini, Ferrari and other crazy splurges, I’ve been posting a lot more about what I favor, even though the photos and videos aren’t nearly as popular as my outrageous videos like these:
…I am much happier posting them and sharing them with you!
Despite the lower popularity, these videos are more in tune with who I am and what I value, so I gladly accept the consequences of having fewer students, but students who have better mindsets…be the change you want to see!
But also, as you will see in the coming days from my latest trip to Asia, I LOVE TO EAT GREAT FOOD AND TRAVEL, so I’ll ALWAYS makes videos like this:
That’s the thing, ALL I want is more successful students…awesome testimonials like these grow my education business, fulfill me and it’s something NOBODY else is doing very well in the financial education industry, so full of scammers, frauds, liars and non-transparent traders, some of whom claim big feats, but can’t show their real names or their ENTIRE track record publicly.
As I tweeted today, imagine a baseball player too afraid to show his batting average!
Is it any wonder that stock trading (and really the entire industry of financial speculation) is looked down upon by society, compared to baseball, where players don’t just share their stats publicly, but entire websites and games have been set up to analyze these players’ performance?
Why do we not have that in finance?
Can you imagine if we did?
And, just because I’m SUCH a big believer in transparency, I’ve also been working, for the past 2 years, on a book detailing how I’ve grown my online business so much the past few years…as you might’ve read in my 1st book HERE, I’m a BIG fan of learning from your success AND your mistakes…and mistakes and failure are even more useful to your education, and mine.
I don’t just preach the good fight and transparency, I back it up…be the change your want to see!
Sadly, I see too many whiners who complain about the way the world is and do nothing to change it, although I guess I should thank them for their laziness and cynicism, because the #1 secret to my success has been sharing EVERYTHING…what I’ve done right AND wrong over the years. If there were more people who did that, I’d probably be out of a job!
The good news is that most traders are far too introverted, strange, egotistical, selfish, spoiled, full of BS or just too lazy to be fully transparent and hard working, guiding students to the key lessons, rules and patterns, that they learned the hard way over the years. Only THIS veteran trader and this newly minted millionaire seem to fit the profile required to create more successful students.
So we’ll continue working our butts off and teaching, because it’s what we believe and what we’ve learned is most helpful to others…and because we are being the change we want to see in the world!