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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When Will You Finally Be OK?

This message is for anyone who, at the deepest level, knows they are not OK. You know you are NOT OK. You may even have known this from your earliest memories. You have noticed how others belong in a way

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Stepping Into Power – Creating the Dream

Stepping Into Power – Creating the Dream

Stepping into power and success is like stepping into an alien world. Few of my clients realize what is required to step out of their reactive survival mechanisms. I have reviewed thousands of assessments

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The Crypto Craze and Cocky Confidence

My sleep was interrupted by the ring from my personal cell phone. A client who had several million dollars invested in cryptos was in a panic. This was followed by a second call from another client in

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The Cocky Clanger | Mind Muscles™ Academy Practice Guide

Mind Muscles™ Academy Practice GuideMind Adventure: Create Your Personal “Cocky Clanger” to stay Confident and not CockyProblem: Hubris (Overconfidence)Desired Outcome: Awareness and neutralizationMind

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Boredom – a good way to sabotage your trading career

How to turn the most powerful attribute of an independent trader into the most profit-draining behavior. This is one of our Mind Muscles Moments, which is a very laser-targeted piece talking about a critical

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Graphic showing the The Circle of Confidence progression

Circle of Confidence

“An awareness of the Confidence Cycle in and of itself makes the journey faster and easier.” -Richard Friesen I started my career in the financial market as a futures broker at Merrill Lynch. I had

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Doubling Down in Desperation

Here is a list of reactions to a losing position. Before you read them, I want you to do a quick check of your physiology, emotions, and thoughts. And as you read these, notice any changes as you recognize

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Don’t Ask WHY

An email I received from David H., one of our Bootcamp members, and thought it was worth sharing: “I just wanted to drop you an email regarding our bootcamp meeting yesterday. There was an interaction

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Image showing the response to forcing ourselves to behave!

Levels of Change and Persistent Trading Mistakes

You know what to do and in the heat of the moment, something happens. Not a little something, but a big something. Not a one time something but a repeated something. Not a controllable something, but an

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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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Can a novice trader taken a tiny account and turned it into a sustainable and consistently profitable trading career?

The Toxic Trading Tragedy

Can an underfunded novice trader expect to be succesful? How the commitment and capital gap can crush your trading success “I have been trading for five years and struggling” “I repeat

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Trading and investing craze in full swing

Trading and Investing Craze

Online trading by new and younger traders and investors has exploded this year. This could not be predicted nor expected. Last week my most wonderful brother called me about investing in silver. He heard

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What do they really mean when they ask these questions?

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 Your Brain for Black Swans

This post was updated on January 5, 2021. “Antifragility is beyond resilience or robustness. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile gets better.” Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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He had everything but success

He Had Everything But Success

He was upset. A former Mind Muscles Academy student called me out of the blue. I hadn’t heard from him for about six months. He was frustrated and angry.He had strategy clarity. With support of our Strategy

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Using price action o enter high probability trades

Trading Strategy Insights 8 – Using price action to enter a high probability trade

Trade of the Week: S&P 500 Futures Trade on February 10, 2020 (52 Ticks Gain)The topic of the week for our Trading Strategy Insights is how to use price action to enter a high probability trade. I

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