Lots of people want to get into this game and go about it all wrong. First, you can’t trade well if you feel bad. The world is a suffocating place with opinions flying left and right, mostly by ideologues who annoy the fuck out of you. Go to the gym and lift weights. If you’re over 40, don’t lift heavy, bro. That ship has sailed. But you need to get the endorphins flowing and tighten up those fucking abs.
If you’re going to lift, you’ll need to cut too, meaning tracking your calories and reducing carbs, otherwise you’ll be lifting for no god damned reason at all. If you’re cutting calories and setting a goal to reduce body weight — you need to eat the right foods — chicken breast over chopped meat, salmon over tilapia. Throw a fucking green in there for Christ’s sake.
Slow morning? Do 50 pushups and 100 crunches. No matter where you are in life, exercising will make it better.
Drown out the negatives.
People around you piss you off? Put on some headphones and listen to music. Hate what you’re fuckhead friends are saying on Facebook? Fuck Facebook.
What’s your stated goal here? My guess is to make some money to be independent, to build something meaningful. The money you make in your lifetime should be passed down to future generations or perhaps you could create a foundation or charity in your name. Why not? Leave a mark on this god forsaken planet. But you can’t get there, you cannot get to do any of those things if you’re trading or investing poorly. Attaining the skills to do it is another topic, but the easy stuff, feeling good of mind and body, is something everyone can do. Sure, we’re all melancholy from time to time and it’s easy to walk the black dog and feel sorry for yourself. Some people even say dumb shit like ‘in my next lifetime I’ll do it right.’ Guess what fucked face, this is it. This is your one shot, so make the best of it.
I know people who got it at 15 and knew exactly what to do. Other people didn’t come into their own until after college. Some people are late bloomers and just started realizing their mistakes after 40. There isn’t a time expiration on success, so quit counting yourselves out.
Now go make yourselves an omelette, some black coffee, and lift something heavy — come back and crush some trades.If you enjoy the content at iBankCoin, please follow us on Twitter