Becoming a professional trader has been a dream come true so far. When I first started a few years back I had no clue that I would be in the position that I am in today so soon. My original goals were to make money in the market and continue to grow my account while managing a small portfolio for other clients. Although I did start out that way, I have now been given a taste of the education side of things and I like it a lot more. 

I'm not sure if it's the years of being involved in team sports, or working summer camps that did it, but my ultimate goal in life is to help others. I know it sounds cheesy, but ask any of my friends, it's just the  way I am.  Anyway, like many of you I've had dreams of being a millionaire since I was a young child, but I also told myself that once I make my money I want to help others make it as well.  I now feel like I'm getting the opportunity to do this with the help of my trading mentor and good friend Jason. Recently I've been given the chance to run a live trading room that acts as a support system for new and seasoned traders. It's cool because I've been getting a lot of positive feedback saying that I'm keeping them from making as many errors as well as helping them with their trading psychology. We're also making a ton on money in the room which is a plus as well.  Because this room has been going so well I was also recently asked to become a contributor to an insider trading group called the "6 Figure Syndicate." At first I expected just to post my trading ideas or other cool stuff that I may see in the market. But to my surprise I've actually been involved in some pretty good conversations with a few of the members. And being the trading nerd that I am, I love it.

Now back to the original reason I started writing this post (which actually slipped my mind as I started thinking of other reasons). The question was why do I love trading so much? Well aside from the fact that I get to be my own boss and make my own work schedule. I get excited because trading can be done from anywhere.  Currently I'm in South Carolina which is a good 10+ hours from where I call home.  This is a trip that I take every year with the Track & Field team that I coach. In the past I would have to beg in order to get off from work, miss a week's paycheck then have to hustle for more hours the following week in order to stay even with the bills and what not. This year I simply packed up my home office and took it on the road with me.  Yes I have to adjust the time that I run the live room do to our teams practice schedule but other than that I'm able to carry on my trading business as if nothing happened. Oh and I get a beautiful view of the beach each morning.

Thinking into the future, the freedom to work from any location could potentially be very helpful because if my wife-to-be ever gets a job offer where she is forced to relocate, I would have no problem packing up right with her and allowing her to follow her dreams. 

Alright back to the beach traders I'll talk to you later in the week. 

3/12/2012 08:54:09 am

You are living the dream man, very deservingly so. And being the kind of guy you are, I see big Big things in your future! Great inspiration, but try not to get sand in your laptop. :)

3/15/2012 09:31:44 pm

You forgot the cigar in that picture.

4/26/2012 03:33:57 pm

2I think success has no rules, but you can learn a lot from failure.


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