Trading the Dream: Hype, Hope or Harmony?

Trading the Dream: Are we addicted to the fantasy? Many of us come to trading because it has the potential of fulfilling our dreams. Trading does not require the approval of our parents, family or community.

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Can You Imagine Your Trading Success?

If you can’t imagine your success as a trader, fully, completely and with joy, success is difficult to achieve. Can you describe yourself and your life as a successful trader? Having worked with

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Confirmed: Self-Awareness is vital for successful trading

The “Golden Keys” are the primary learning path for traders at the Mind Muscles Academy. These keys are: Awareness Acceptance Action Our emphasis on self-awareness starts with our physiology, or

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Effort: The Best Model for a Trading Coach

What? A trading coach requires effort? Effective learning comes with effort. It turns out from the advances in neuroscience, that the most effective learning process comes with effort. That’s right,

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Trader Case Study: How Kim Brought Process to Trading

When I was a commodity broker for Merrill Lynch (yeah, over 3 decades ago), my clients who lost the most money tended to be doctors and lawyers. This is because they were so used to having the power to

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You Can’t Solve Irrational Trading Behaviors with Your Rational Mind

You can’t solve your irrational trading behaviors with your rational mind! When we deviate from our trading plan or our carefully constructed intuitive and discretionary trading processes, we do so not

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The Mental Game of Trader Training: Words Matter

The first thing to do when looking for a trading coach is to eliminate the trading coaches that are less likely to be helpful. The first thing to be aware of is the language that the trading coach uses.

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Self-Awareness Exercise

Story: Bob walked the meeting with a vague sense that something was wrong. He had not slept well the night before and Stephen, his rival for CEO in another division, had set up the participants and the

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How most traders fail: The roller coaster of hope and despair

Yes, most traders fail to realize their dreams. Yet most traders continue to try harder doing what they have been doing. Although it doesn’t seem rational, we as humans with our human brains continue

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Trading in the Now

"Watch your thoughts: They become words. Watch your words: They become actions. Watch your actions: They become habits. Watch your habits: They become character. Watch your character; It becomes your destiny."

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Caution! Don’t use this trading indicator

Do you enter trades that with hindsight don’t make sense? And this happens time and time again? You may berate yourself, try to apply more discipline or agonize over the “error.” Imagine a world

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Are you trading like a dog or a wolf?

The book “The Hour Between Dog and Wolf: Risk Taking, Gut Feelings and the Biology of Boom and Bust” obliterates many of the myths we carry around about ourselves and our trading decisions. Here are

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Turning Your Uniqueness Into Market Edge and a Trading Strategy

We are all wired differently. We all bring different skills to trading. We all have distinct dispositions. We also have our own unique mental baggage that we deal with day in and day out. This is good

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