Unlock the Heroic Trader Within You
You only have one shot at this life.
Make it epic.
I believe that the worst tragedy that can happen to you is you realize on your deathbed that you could have done so much more with your life.
This is a quote that I live by:
“There are basically two types of people in the world, artists and canvases.”
(As soon as I figure who said that first, I'll give them credit)
It means that a small percentage of the population (the artists) dream big dreams and create a life that they have always dreamed of. The rest of the population are canvases and serve as a tool to help the artists realize their dreams.
That's a gross overgeneralization and it may sound harsh, but I feel that it's true. However, not everyone wants to be an artist and that's perfectly OK.
I am an artist.
…and since you found this site, you probably are one too.
Trading can help you realize your dreams, live life on your terms and avoid major regrets when it's time to check out.
But trading isn't as easy as some people on the internet want you to believe.
It's a real profession that requires skill and focus that is on par with elite athletes.
So here's some real talk about what it really takes to become a successful trader and how Trading Heroes can help you unlock your highest trading potential.
Why Follow Trading Heroes?
Trading Heroes has been around since 2007 and I've learned a lot about how trading and the trading industry really work. I've also worked at the trading desk of a hedge fund, I helped to take down a trading scam, I occasionally speak at trading conferences and I trade my own account.
My mission is to give you the real information on what it takes to become a successful trader and help you become consistently profitable with your first simple trading strategy.
Most trading education sites out there teach what works for one trader. That's basically how trading has been taught since the days of mail order trading courses.
There is a major flaw with this education method.
It assumes that a trading strategy will work the same for everyone.
That's not how real-world trading works.
In order for you to succeed at trading, a strategy has to match your personality, lifestyle and risk tolerance…among other things.
So the one-size-fits-all model simply doesn't work.
It's like saying everyone will fit in a size medium t-shirt.
Trading Heroes is different because:
- We help you find trading strategies that fit your unique personality, lifestyle and risk tolerance.
- We teach you the process of testing and verifying strategies, so you can see for yourself if a strategy works for you or not.
- We present research on what really works in trading psychology.
What I'm about to say next will probably go against what many other websites say about trading and trading psychology.
You might even think that I'm a bit of a weirdo.
…but I'm OK with that.
All I care about is getting you positive, tangible results.
There are really only two parts to trading success. This sounds simple in theory, but it can be very challenging in practice.
The first step to unlocking your Heroic trading potential is to understand the truth behind Forex trading strategies.
The Truth About Forex Trading Strategies
Most online trading education is focused on trading strategies, so let's start there.
Some trading educators will try to convince you that their trading strategy is all you need to become a successful trader.
…and that may be true.
IF their strategy is aligned with your personality.
But if it isn't, then you can easily spend years on what I call the Trading Silodrome.
You learn a strategy, lose money, then jump to a new strategy.
Each time, you go through this cycle, you lose more money and get a little less excited about the next trading strategy.
At some point, most traders blow out their account, or give up out of frustration.
But it doesn't have to be this way, if you have a solid process in place for vetting, testing and optimizing trading strategies…before you ever risk a dime.
If you want to succeed in trading, your process should look more like this:
Following this process will help ensure that you break the Silodrome cycle and finally have a consistently profitable trading strategy.
…and once you have one strategy in your toolbox, the second one will be much easier.
If you want to get started with this process, here are some useful links:
- A list of trading strategies
- Results of backtesting
- Articles on trading personality
- Free Trading Plan PDF
- How to backtest
- How to beta trade
- How to create a trading journal
- Articles on trading psychology
But trading strategies are only a small part of trading success.
The real key to success lies in trading psychology…
The Only Reason That 90%+ of Smart Independent Traders Fail
There is only one reason that super intelligent people like you, fail at trading.
I also believe that this exact same source of all disease, disorders and suffering…but that's a discussion for another time.
It's not your trading system.
…or your broker.
…or your trading coach.
The one and only cause of poor trading is:
Yes my friend, Trauma with a capital “T.”
…and I'm not only talking about the time your boss yelled at you during a meeting.
I'm talking about deep, deep…DEEP unresolved emotional traumas. These are traumas that you may not even know you have and can come from sources you never knew existed.
- Have you ever wondered why you do dumb things over and over again?
- Why do you always overtrade and blow out accounts?
- Do you ever notice that you have feelings that you simply cannot shake?
These things are usually caused by trauma.
Unresolved traumas can greatly limit your potential, keep you locked into negative behavior loops and frustrate the hell out of you.
Quite a few psychologists that I've seen over the years will use talk therapy and focus on what happened in your childhood to try to resolve trading psychology issues.
That's amateur hour.
I'll admit, it can help solve a few issues. But if you want to get to the real root of your biggest problems, then you will have to go deeper.
This is the stuff that I find really exciting because it can make lasting positive changes in your personality in a short amount of time.
These changes can make you a better trader…but also a better parent, friend and human being.
I'll continue to share my personal experiences and case studies on the blog, to help you figure out how to resolve your traumas and upgrade your trading psychology.
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P.S. – Why do I trade? To cross off the items on my Heroic List, of course! I encourage you to create one too 🙂