No grammar here, just some thoughts about trading, living a peaceful, meaningful and fun life… ************************************************** ** Trading can be stressful but the stress comes from us and the pressure we put on ourselves to perform everyday our self worth should not be tied to our P/L trading can be gratifying but it is not to be confused with real life life is more satisfying if you are actually living it instead of obsessively looking for the next great trade the best trades (and people) usually reveal themselves when we don’t expect them to be there our job is to recognize the great opportunities and then pounce at the right time to maximize our chances of success we are supposed to put our emotions aside when we trade it is difficult to flip the switch and be an emotional, caring person after the market closes don’t neglect your kinder side while you try to be the big swinging dick trader the people who care about you will hopefully remind you of what is truly important and maybe more importantly, you will listen and hear that message because losing money is easier and less painful than losing important people trading can be lonely if you surrender to it, trading can become unhealthy it can be the most seductive mistress but the love is always one way someone wise once told me once don’t love something that wont love you back and the market loves NO ONE!! don’t be seduced by her charm, because she has broken many a good man before us and the biggest egos are usually cut down first computers are programmed to do our job for a good reason, we are human! we have “flaws” and in this business it is our emotions which are called the enemy emotions can be tough, but neglecting them is more difficult to overcome emotions are more rewarding (okay, maybe more disappointing too) than monetary gains or losses stock twits can help alleviate the loneliness of trading and put you in touch with some amazing professionals, with great information to share but don’t forget to think for yourself it is your money, no one is going to care about it as much as you do but really, it is just money… I have made many real friends on stocktwits. I used to think only losers made friends online i’m glad i have kept my eyes, mind and heart open and my greed in check sitting in a chair all day is not what our bodies were designed to do get up and walk around the block meditate, sit on an exercise ball do some push ups, get the blood flowing just be alive somehow don’t let the market suck the life out of you! three day weekends shouldn’t be spent at your computer staring at charts jonesing like an impatient lover to spend another hour together the market will open again, it always does, try to chill… drink some beer or wine, smoke a bowl, whatever you do… just relax life and the opportunities it offers seven days a week are more important than the next trade try to keep your priorities in check it is okay to love what you do, but trading/ business/ money is how you support the things you love and enjoy not what you should love first don’t forget how to be a kind and caring person, it isn’t easy but it can mean so much more than another zero to your net worth love the important PEOPLE in your life First not the pursuit of wealth, riches and all the associated bullshit not that those things can’t be fun, because I still want to own a Ferrari one day! i guess that is all for now….