After the Live Room closed is when the real fun began. And by fun I mean me finally getting the barbeque that I was craving since I got into town. Just kidding. Although we did order barbeque the fun came when I got to learn a little more about the ins and outs of Triple Threat as a company beyond the trading side of things. I like to think that I've always had a business type of mind. Therefore when Jason and Todd started talking about the marketing side of things it was right up my alley. Now obviously I wasn't able to follow everything that was being said but it sparked my interest none the less. Oh and by the way, I also got to meet Rick from The Pro Trader Network which was pretty cool since we've written for each other's sites in the past. Anyway, sitting in the team business meeting really allowed me to see how much work actually goes into the presentations that Jason and Todd do. Believe it or not they just don't roll out of bed and decide to do a Ratio launch or something like that. It takes a heck of a lot of time to plan it out in order to deliver the best product possible. Looking back on things maybe this is why I've always enjoyed their presentations more than the millions of other free webinars that I've attended over the years. These meetings were short yet pretty inspirational and gave me a lot to think about since I as well am always thinking towards the future and trying to figure out what's the next move in my career. I love doing the live room, it allows be to help others that are sitting in the same place I was a few years ago and honestly it has helped my trading as well. With that being said I know that I have much more to offer, I just don't know what yet. This was a question that both Jason and Todd were very helpful with. They've been doing this for a while and basically told me that my limits are endless in this field and it all depended on how much work I was willing to put in. It was really great to receive this encouragement from them and know that they're here to help me further my career rather than just using me to help themselves. Not that I expected that, but many of us have had jobs where are bosses or colleagues secretly don't want us to progress because of fear that we may surpass them or whatnot.
When the trading day was over Todd and I went out to see a movie. Yes we had a date lol. Nothing builds a relationship like seeing the Hunger Games and watching kids kill other kids for sport. With all seriousness I did enjoy the film. Anyway, after the movie we went to grab a quick bite to eat which gave me a chance to really pick his mind on a few things. My questions didn't concern any trading techniques or marketing tactics, I wanted to know about THE LIFE. It was in late 2001 when I told myself that I was going to be a millionaire by the time I turned 30. I don't really like to call it a goal because I didn't want it to feel like something I was shooting for, but would be okay if I didn't achieve it. I told myself that I have to and have kept that mindset ever since. With that being said (and I hope I don't sound cocky, because trust me I'm far far far away from this goal), I plan on being worth a million dollars by the time I'm 30. That's just my mindset. Since I plan on reaching financial freedom in the future, I wanted to talk to somebody that is in a good position about the lifestyle. Todd was the perfect person to talk to this about because he has been doing this for so long. He explained the ups and downs, the good and the bad and even some of the mistakes that he made when he was younger. This conversation may have been one of the most rewarding conversations that I've ever had since I can relate to some of the decisions that he used to make. I was only a day into Kansas City and I already felt as if I learned a week's worth of lessons.