Category Archives for Creative Mindset

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How can IMPROV improve your Trading?

Introduction to Improv Improvement for TradersImprove your trading with improv! Are you embarrassed by your mistakes? Can you react quickly without analysis paralysis? Are you able to reprogram habituated

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Hard Questions and Pithy Answers

I was interviewed by Callum Lang and his Enterprize Zone on his podcast and then I was invited to post answers to challenging questions in 100 words or less. Turns out, short answers require more attention

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Risk Reward Ratios and Your Emotional Sweet Spot

How do I learn from my clients? Sometimes the best psychological trading concepts are clarified in a conversation with my private coaching clients. This is especially true when we are struggling with

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Caged context

Do you have the courage to create a new context?

What kind of world has my coaching student created? When a trader first comes for coaching, I watch for the “meta-structures” he or she has in place. What do I mean? I ask myself:* What “factual”

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What are they really asking?

Strange‌ ‌but‌ ‌true.‌ ‌‌Over‌ ‌the‌ ‌last‌ ‌couple‌ ‌of‌ ‌years,‌ ‌I‌ ‌have‌ ‌had‌ ‌fun‌ ‌answering‌ ‌some‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌weirdest‌

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Pandemic, panic and peace. How to make the most of an unavoidable event

Pandemic, Panic and Peace

Panic…our brains were created to look for threats on the savannas of Africa. Our brains evolved before the internet when threats to our lives were very immediate and real. However, our evolution

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Pandemic panic prevention through creativity in chaos.

Pandemic Panic Prevention

Your environment is designed to put you in a state of panic. The entire world is gearing up to stimulate your fears. Newspapers, TV news, politicians, magazines, online blogs and social media all gain

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Using your creative mindset to survive this Economic and Social Earthquake

How to Survive an Economic and Cultural Earthquake

This post was updated on January 5, 2021. It was so obvious. How many times have we said that after the fact? How many times in retrospect was it obvious that all the information that we needed was right

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Extreme Events - getting your brain ready for Black Sawns

Extreme Events: Preparing the Brain for Black Swans

“The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust The US stock market has just seen an explosion in volatility moving from a steady climb to a waterfall. The

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