What stops you from making the profits you want?

The answer is NOT what you'd think!

Have you ever wondered why the vast majority of traders never achieve consistent profitability, despite a constantly growing list of easy to access online trading courses, trading systems, indicators, ebooks, videos, webinars and live trading rooms?

Watch this 2 minute video to find out:

Have you ever wondered why we keep repeating the same mistakes over and over again in our trading? Why doesn't self-discipline give us the results we want? How come positive thinking doesn't stop us from sabotaging our own trading success?

The answer lies in neuroscience. Neuroscience has models for changing our trading behavior that work better than those offered by popular trading psychology, because these models are built around how our brain sabotages our best laid plans.

Discovering this paid off handsomely! I hired traders to trade my own money, trained out their losing behaviors and replaced them with winning ones, using a system I developed that I call "building Mind Muscles". This was so successful that my trading firm became one of the most consistently profitable on the options floor of the Pacific Stock Exchange!

The same system I used to train the traders that worked for me is available to you in the Mind Muscles for Traders materials you will find on this site. You can get started with the free videos, assessment and PDF roadmap to building your Trader's Brain you'll find on this page.

Mind Muscles™ for Traders teaches you to work WITH your brain to create new intentional behaviors that serve your trading better, support your values and get you to your trading goals.

Throughout our lives we have created patterns of behavior or Neuro Meta Structures which are mirrored in the neural connections in our brains. Even though these old Neuro Meta Structures or NEMES no longer serve us in a good way, we still repeat them over and over again because those neural connections are “wired to be fired.”

Neurons that “fire together, wire together.”

What that means is that we repeat the same behaviors over and over again when faced with specific situations, without knowing why we do it, and even when we try really hard not to! For example, exiting a trade too soon, or failing to pull the trigger even when the trade fits all your criteria!

How can we fix this?

Once we recognize that these behaviors are simply neural patterns or NEMES, we can create new patterns of responses and behaviors that feel better in the moment, support our values and get us to our goals. Instead of trying to “discipline” ourselves or experience failure after failure, our task is to simply create new neural patterns or “Mind Muscles™.”

How do we do this?

By understanding and interrupting patterns of behaviors in the moment that no longer serve us AND creating new behaviors that feel better and serve us as traders.

Yes, it really is that simple. The Mind Muscles™ for Traders courses create exercises, simulations and games that give you the opportunity to safely experience new behaviors one small step at a time

Each of these exercises is designed to create a new set of neural connections that become part of larger neural structures (or Mind Muscles™) that feel better and accomplish your goals. You become an expert in your own behavioral changes. Once you experience how good it feels to create new behaviors, you each successive change will come easier and easier and you create process for change.

​You can experience all this in real time by doing the exercises in the free course to help you build a trader's brain. Click the button below to get started.

There is a great deal of free information here - I strongly recommend you start by working your way through the materials and course videos in sequence, which can help turn your trading around if you diligently do the exercises.

Please don't rush through the materials - take your time, repeat the exercises - being overwhelmed will not serve you.

Click the button below to get started with the free training:

If you have questions or feel you need help, you can give me a call or send me an email, Rich@mindmuscles.com

If you're ready to take your trading to the next level and would like to enroll in one of our premium courses , click here to find out more.

-Rich Friesen, CEO Mind Muscles Academy

"I traded 20 years in the pits at the Chicago Board of Trade, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Pacific Exchange. When I started my own firm I hired traders to trade with my money.

They made Trade Management, LLC one of the few consistently profitable firms on the Pacific Exchange options floor because I trained out their losing behaviors and replaced them with consistently winning ones. Now you can receive this same training online in my trading course, Mind Muscles™ for Traders."

- Rich Friesen, Founder

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When I entered the world of floor trading at the Pacific Exchange, I wanted to join the most sophisticated trading group on the options exchange. Rich Friesen's group met the bill. I learned how to picture options value and positions with his proprietary Magic Carpet™ trading model. It gave me the tools to become not only a leading trader in our group, but one of the most consistently profitable traders on the entire options floor. 

-Tyson Grul, Pacific Exchange, San Francisco, CA

When I began trading for Rich using his system, I was profitable for the first thirty days straight. That was a big boost both to my trading confidence and to my account. I have to say that his "Magic Carpet" visual is the best model I have seen for reducing risk and generating profits.

Dan Fahrner, Pacific Exchange, San Francisco, CA

Johanna Baars St.Matre, France

I am really enthusiastic about this course and would recommend it to anyone, without hesitation, who are looking to improve their trading skills. The course has made me much more aware, showing me how I sabotage myself during trading, showing me where my stumbling blocks are and how to be better prepared and learning to start making new mind muscles. Not only will this course make me a better trader, it is also making an impact right now on my whole life. I count this as a big bonus. More awareness, clearer goals and more focus, working on changing old unwanted and non helpful habits that’s what the course has brought me so far. So a big thank you to Rich and everyone on the team. Rich is a very accessible person, warm and non-judgmental with lots of humor, he knows his stuff, has tons of experience, no bullshit. He makes the work fun, interesting and thought-provoking.
Do yourself a favor, take the course!

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