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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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Trading Games for Profit

How to change hope and dreams into great trade execution In this podcast episode Faina, Louise and Rich explore Trading Games for Profit. This concept utilizes three games that can reveal hidden motivations

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Rich talks to Trading in the ZEN about Trader Psychology and Mindset

Faina and Louise from Trading in the Zen Podcast discuss trading psychology and trader mindset with Rich FriesenHosted by Louise Nonweiler and Faina Vitebsky, the Trading in the ZEN podcast was created

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Time To Shine Today

An Enlightening Private Conversation with MONEY! – L. Scott Ferguson of Time To Shine Today podcast interviews coach, author and speaker Richard Friesen.L. Scott Ferguson is a Mental Conditioning

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Extreme Events: SVB and the Blindness of the Human Brain

How the blind spots in the human brain paved the way for the SVB fail, and how to prepare for the next black swan you can’t predict.“Antifragility is beyond resilience or robustness. The resilient

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Your Past Trading Mistakes Will Persist in the New Year

Yes, your persistent trading mistakes that dogged you last year will persist this year. For those of you who know me well, this headline probably gave you a big jolt. My trading methodology and coaching

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Episode 3 of the 2 Bulls in a China Shop Trade Runner Podcast

In the third installment of our limited series, the topic of discussion is on persistent trading mistakes. Join us as we learn how to identify those mistakes, determine their positive intent and ultimately,

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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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The Missing Piece of the Puzzle – A Trader’s Relationship with Money

What is wrong with self-help books?I just read a blog by L. Michael Hall who is one of the best commentators on the topic of personal development. It was titled “Why Self-Help Books Don’t Help.”

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The Coaching Client Experience

What does a coaching client experience? Lori sent me this description of our first session together, and graciously allowed me to share her experience. It occurred to me that other traders who are considering

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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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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 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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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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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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