It started when I read Zee’s blog last January 09, 2015. Curiousity got me and realized that of all the things that I’ve read in the internet about trading, that his is the most sensible one. I got in the program and finished the formal course. I dreamt of freedom just as many others did. This came at a cost and certain sacrifices were made. The thought of delayed gratification is what kept me going. A little over a year later, it paid off. I quit my job, transitioned to full time trading, and now living a simple life.
The thought of leaving a regular-paying job scared me out of my wits. The market is full of uncertainty and randomness but I recognize the risk of this decision and at the same time the potential it offers. That’s why it was best to stay objective, consistent in meeting your targets, and focus on high probability set-ups. This is what I’ve been taught, this is what I’ve been following until now, and that is why I was able to shift careers. This time, to the career that I love doing w/o getting burned out even if I spend hours and hours just looking at my computer screen. This goes to show that the actual will to take, is often the only thing that’s necessary. If you really want something, you can figure out how to make it happen.
When you dedicate yourself to be a full-time trader, you enter a world of 100% accountability. Nobody is making you get out of bed every morning and no one is telling you what to do all day. You are the driver of your own income and you are the only one who cares enough to generate it. But like all careers, you have to be keen and work hard to be successful. Money isn’t just going to fall into your lap because you decided to become a trader. If you have the wrong expectations and aren’t willing to work hard at it, you’ll have problems.
For a person that only has market experience of almost 2 years, until now its hard for me to conceive that I actually let go of the corporate routine that I had, it’s completely different on how I usually operate daily. Now I have more focus, concentration and there’s more time to improve myself. I’m constantly a work in progress and I’m satisfied on what I’ve accomplished, so far. The program has changed things a lot for me. To those that had gotten in, if you’re currently stuck in a rough patch, don’t quit; keep on studying, documenting, and monitoring to find out what areas needs improvement. We’ve all had been there even our mentors. I read this somewhere and somehow was able to relate”One’s overall well-being appears to be related to the proportion of time and effort devoted to activity with a distinct purpose.”
I won’t forget to mention my mentors Zeefreaks & Kidlat for being most influential figures that showed me and my batchmates (Astra) another way. Their guidance has opened many doors of opportunity for the tribe. May we expand and see our dreams to reality. A heartfelt Thank you is in order.
I’ll leave this article with tips from the wise:
No work, no traffic, & no deadlines…
Fulltime, where the real journey begins.
Thank you all for reading, wish me luck. 🙂