So you know I certainly believe that there’s only one path to achieving your goals it all depends what goal you have or you shit out for yourself but things didn’t happen exactly as I thought and as I planned of course and good thing is I was able to not have a full-time job ever and to be able to do what I love so recently I got a comment one of my stories in YouTube asking about kind of my story this I went through and I press a love you guys want to hear about that a little bit more subtle shirt today and sure exactly kind of interfaces what I went through things that were easy for me in training and kind of how I golf over these past surgeries and a half of training and we’ll go back in time I’m heading to marry dad today cuz like I’m finishing with progress so I have to catch a flight tomorrow but we’ll go throughout the day and I’ll show these things over time the point of this is to kind of share what I’ve been able to achieve but more kind of what I went to and things I have to realize myself and hopefully this can help you kind of know what to work on and what you have to change for yourself so let’s go back in time to face one I start to treat 4x in 2013 I open an account at this time I didn’t know what I was doing at all I add an account for 4x but I was also interested in stocks so I’m gonna stops account to be able to kind of invest and make money long term but I didn’t know what training was about what the investment was about and for me it was just a matter of like making money in juncture the people that I was able to invest and trade the wealth of course is you know it didn’t really work that way the first two years of my training were pretty much without much progress I learned a little bit I went to some courses I watched a lot of videos I then start to research strategies things they could do in the market and as you know like this is how things work really work is like you get over wrong pretty fast I had been hearing about the fact that you need the GED the plan and training and like things to organize everything but I thought me deadly small in that if we can make it throughout the plan and so that lasts a long time and the interesting thing back then is that I was actually sitting in supply chain management this was a bachelor in commerce and I did finish it but I remember at a point where and this one that have been this summer some point I was studying that summer and I had opened a couple of trades on the S&P 500 because I had a kind of stretches back then live into like a golf in Kerala something of the sort and the setup was there on a pretty hard down friend and I’ll put a cool trace and then I’m not sure what happened but I reviewed with multiple trades when price went back down and when they formed my cutter and gold things and stuff like that that’s after a few days until I got the email from my broker saying that I was about to get the Martin call and when you get the margin close like a leap it shouldn’t get close so it means a town like too much or position for your account size yeah well and I pushed my kids back then even though I was wishing only like maybe 2% prepositions but it was just like too many positions and stuff and so eventually I told myself that price would come back in my favor and the train will unfold pretty well because the surf was there so I really believed in it and then I got this email of this after saying that my position got close because price which is like way too low and I wait wait to be give a loss and that’s pretty much my biggest like loss experience ever I think I might have lost like 20 percent of my account but I don’t want to like fix the numbers I’m not sure at all but it was a big loss at that time for me and I kind of stopped drinking a little bit after that I didn’t even know what to do at all after to research a little bit more but what I didn’t really grasp was the fact that I had bought a course that was 60 media strategy and I would apply it in the market and it wouldn’t work I like this puzzling yes I didn’t understand and it took me a long time to understand that this is the how things worked and to kind of fix that problem I remember reading at some point not after the book trading in the zone by Mark Douglas this has been recommended to me on different videos different podcasts different blogs the first time I read it though I didn’t understand a single thing like this just went all through and I didn’t catch anything just like it’s like when but then nothing happened I didn’t listen to concepts and I think the same thing happens with a lot of people maybe that book but then they’re not free to learn that book yet and then ask me to apply the concepts that they hear or in that book I had the audio version that that on link below if you wanna check it out it’s really useful so that was it now throughout my studies I had this chance to do internships and as it’s a chance you’ll see why later but at that time I was working in different companies every session has you like an internship so study internships an internship and they were like three of those total now the first one I work for a pretty big company in Canada Montreal this was an aircraft manufacturer I worked there for like three months or so and I kind of like this first was good and stuff but what I was really excited about was my next my next semester I was doing a student exchange in Hong Kong so I was really like chill about it I that was like the first time I was like traveling and being in a different country different culture for a long time someone there the destiny for six months and she’s really where I think part two started in my trading journey I had this kind of experience like traveling and looking at the charts a little bit but my training was really limited I was like not trying that much because first of all schedule will be different I’ll have to adapt to a new time zone which was the opposite of before and I had a hard time with it at first that was not easy and I can’t split them the side saying I would be getting back with later and anyway my best way and best chance of making money back then was internship and our trading so I kind of put it inside I started to work a little bit on different things I focused my stage for that like five six months semester and I said I would just get back training after until one day I saw this meetup happening in Montreal I was looking for like trainer investors meet up in Hong Kong it happens I only sell one in Warsaw interestingly enough I told my staff when I will go back to Montreal I’ll sure have to do with that event and join you see what’s happening there Nutella could learn a lot from going to meet up and meeting traders so in fact I did go for my first time in July 2015 and now I really have to leave this hotel because like 12 now and checkouts at 12 but when I get to a doubt about that more so let’s get to the bus station so phase number three starts there I wanted that trailer meet up the first time like I told you before I learned way more in three hours of being on trailers then two years of reading books watching videos listening to podcasts and all that stuff even though these things actually believe are good do not really helping you move forward sometimes you can have a lot that you learn from but in you can’t really apply it and that’s a big problem and the question I had after this event was how can I still learn a lot still progress even though the meetup is not like every day so he wants to month how can I still progress and the answer I came up with was hiring a coach it made a lot of sense back then because I didn’t really have anyone to keep me accountable and teach me what I needed to know and so one of the members of the meetup in Montreal was the next institutional trader he walked in multiple banks study a lot in the past both years and he taught me a lot of really interesting things of course I had to pay him but as much completely worth it there were a lot of things I was doing right back then but if you ask me my strategy was really bad it was only something I had to do with like candlesticks and indicators a little bit I mean that’s it so it didn’t work that well and what this coach was useful is teaching me things that I didn’t know even existed things like the market context how to think things like drilling how to track your trades just to divide your trades so really good I learned it back then not long after being with that coach I started my podcast and I was I think in 2015 or 16 I want to be able to throw myself even more with traders and learn even more she really can learn everything from the same person you have to be surrounded by many people to learn different skill different things that they’re all good at and being able to apply them yourself this led me to be able to look back and realize I had been profitable for a whole ten to twelve month period in my trading my ultimate goal was back then to be able to jump to training full-time right when I finished University my three-year degree but I had back then what we call a reality check where I was sitting with the trader one day and he told me well if you wanna make it full-time you have to find more capital even himself had his account $100,000 to trade and that’s what came over a decade of working full-time in a pretty big company to be able to acquire that capital to trade now I didn’t have an answer for what I was gonna do my two options were basically working the a full-time job for some time and be able to get money to be able to trade more because I sure knew freedom was important and freedom was the thing all the walls back then the other option was being able to trade for a fund or other people but I didn’t really know how and then one day I was again at the Australian Meetup presenting about breakouts and I didn’t have the event a trader came up to me and he said he had enough fish we was trading in almost every day he invited me to come over at some point and visit him and see what he was doing and I did a few weeks after at the end of our meeting he offered me some capital to trade for his own account and of course I didn’t know if I was gonna say yes to know exactly because it was something new to me that I wasn’t really serious in but I said yes and I said I’ll figure out it’s almost solely of course and trying to scale in overtime this only lasted for a few months but eventually I was able to save money from my internships and money I earned from training for that person and I had now my own capital to trade in January of 2017 right after I finished my third year of University absolutely shine high for my very first trip while trading and I’ll see what it’s like to trade here what it’s like to live from here and try all the rivers as well so that’s pretty much so you know I certainly believe that there’s no one path to achieving your goals it all depends what goal you have or you shit out for yourself but but I’ve been able to make it and things didn’t happen exactly as I thought and as I planned of course and good thing is I was able to not have a full-time job ever after University which is a good thing and to be able to do what I love so come don’t have any question about my story things that I might have missed out because I’m trying to kind of remember this in the spot but let me talk below give a like on that video if you liked it today I’ll catch you back here for my trip back to Canada tomorrow oh and comments of the day he rocks comments on the past video.
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