I apologize for not posting an update yesterday but I was filled with negative energy and din't want that to overflow onto the site. This week has been bad on my emotions as a trader. Every trade this week has been a loss so far. I don't really mind the fact that the trades lost but it's how they lost and the fact that I feel that I have not improved. If you've been following this blog then you know that my motto is "Kaizen" and that I try to improve a little bit each day. What hurt about the trades this week were the fact that I believed they were very good setups, with very good risk reward ratio's and they just didn't win.  I understand that losing is part of the game but it still hurts when it happens multiple times off of setups that you thought were very good. Like I said it's not really the fact that they lost that bothers me, it's more so the fact that I feel like I haven't improved.  It's kind of like taking the SAT's over and over again and not improving your score. With that being said I'm still focused on the task at hand and I'm still hungry for success. The one thing that keeps me hungry is the fact that THIS IS IT. I don't have a backup plan so I HAVE TO SUCCEED.  I'm a college graduate with a Master's Degree that was not able to get a job after graduation so I decided to hire myself. If I go broke then its back to doing stuff that I don't necessarily like doing. SO THIS IS IT.

Before I go off the deep end with this rant, I did have a positive week with the stocks I'm trading. That doesn't mean much a far as my business goes, but it's something to help the confidence. Talk to you tomorrow! -I Am Business
2/15/2011

I don't know why but this made me think of buying the perfect running shoe and investing so much financially and emotionally in these shoes and when you first put them on, you're so excited! You go run your first race and those same NEW shoes seem to be hurting your feet! Well what do you do? YOU KEEP RUNNING AND BREAK THOSE BAD BOYS IN, right? Keep running bro but you know that :) Shoulders back, head up, stride for stride, you got it.

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2/15/2011

Thanks bro! thats a great analogy with the running shoe. Something i can def relate too. A part that I didn't add that kind of put me over the edge is when people that have no idea what I'm doing try and tell me what to do. Man that hits the angry bone! Funny thing is I went for a 5 miler this morning to get away from things. (I'm also thinking about marathon training for charity but thats another story). I was bumping some old Lupe and he really spoke to me. But back to your post, I usually run a 2.5 mile loop around my house twice and everytime I pass my house I want so bad to stop and just go back inside, but I fight through it and keep running. i guess I need to do the same here. Forget about the short-term pain and shoot for the long-term glory!

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