The #1 Secret to Be a Successful Trader: The Ugly Truth Behind the Ugly Hype

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Yep, you heard that right, I’ve been trading for 50 years.

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Welcome my friend to our very first podcast.

Sometimes new podcasts begin by introducing themselves and telling their story. Let’s take a different approach and jump right into the meat and potatoes – my apologies to you if you’re a vegetarian.

So what’s THE #1 secret to becoming a successful trader?

  1. No magic moving average
  2. No magic price pattern
  3. No magic market
  4. No magic time frame
  5. No magic indicator

So what’s the secret? You’re probably not going to like it, but I’m committing this podcast to sharing with you what you need to hear, not necessarily what you want to hear. Yeah, I’m sure I’ll make less sales than my competitors, but you know what, I’ll have fewer, but more successful traders than them, and that’s my goal. A small group of wildly successful traders.

And you know what, you may even decide you don’t want to trade after hearing this. If so, well God bless you and the horse you rode in on. I’ve just saved you a lot of time, money and disappointment.

Okay, enough of that, let’s get to it.

The secret to successful trading is the same secret to success in anything. I’ve heard this quote from a lot of famous people, so I’m not sure who said it first, but here’s what it is:

“Successful people do what unsuccessful people are unwilling to do.”

The operative word …

In training traders for a couple decades now, I’ve identified 10 mistakes they tend to make over and over. In fact, I used to make these same mistakes, so I recognized them in myself from my early years of trading.

But it all comes down to behavior. Behavioral finance if you will.

Some people complain that most traders don’t make money, and that’s true. But that’s true of any business.

  • SBA
  • NFL

So what are the things that unsuccessful traders aren’t willing to do?

Get an REAL trading education. Not free on the internet.

Go through the process of mastery

  • “just give me a simple system that can just make me $100/day.
    • Going from $0 to $100/day consistently, it 100x harder than going from $100/day to $1,000/day.
  • Process of mastery:
    • Bruce Lee: Before I learned Kung Fu.
  • In trading I’ve come full circle
    • No proprietary indicators, expensive software, etc. Reduced it all down to just 5 steps.

Masters use “feedback loops”  – track your mistakes.

I’ve help traders turn their results around by not adding things, but by simplifying things. By subtracting things.

Don’t make it harder than it has to be. Trading may not be easy, but it is simple.