Trading & Traveling
Off to Rhode Island
How many jobs can you do from anywhere in the world that has internet? It’s a pretty short list but Day Trading is on there! When I started day trading it wasn’t because I could do it from anywhere in the world, it was because I could do it from home. I was sick of punching the clock with a 9–5 and I wanted to take my future into my own hands and be my own boss. I stumbled onto day trading after I’d put in my 2 weeks notice and was trying to figure out what I was going to do to make a living in rural Vermont. One of the biggest challenges of rural areas for young professionals is a lack of good jobs. That’s what drives many recent graduates into the cities. I lived in NYC and enjoyed it but the cost of living in cities is higher, it’s an extremely competitive atmosphere, and many people end up moving back to suburbs or rural areas. I was interested in day trading because I knew if I was successful I could make a 6 figure salary while still living in a rural area. I had known a few people who made a living trading the markets so I knew the potential was real if I could master it. Now that I’ve achieved success as a trader, I can make my $500–1k/day trading momentum just 2hrs each morning. This is every beginner traders dream.
A Career That Fits In Your Carry On Bag
Recently when I traveled to France I traded from 3:30pm — 5:30pm (9:30am — 11:30am est time). The rest of the day I was able to enjoy Paris! That week I made enough money trading the markets to pay for the whole trip. When I was in California I traded from 6:30am — 8:30am (9:30am — 11:30am est time), then spent the rest of the day exploring Napa Valley. Again, during that vacation I was able to make enough trading in the mornings to pay for the trip. Being self employed often means no vacations. When you are your own boss it’s typically to feel like you shouldn’t take a break. The joy of day trading is that you can travel & continue to earn your regular income. Many of our students travel regularly and were attracted to day trading specifically because of that flexibility. Although I take a few trips each year, I’m a homebody. Everyday I get up to come to my home office I’m excited and motivated for the day. This level of excitement is part of why I’m so successful. I love what I do and that passion drives me to work 12hrs/day and even work while I’m on “vacation”. What’s better than a job that you don’t need to take a vacation from?! This is a job that fits in my carry on and pays 6 figures to those who can master it. If your ready to take the leap and learn to trade, I’d love to have you join our courses!
The Road to Rhode Island
This week my mobile command center is stationed in Newport, Rhode Island. Although I have my complete trading station with me this is the first vacation where I’ve intentionally decided not to trade. I’m staying in a cottage right on the beach and enjoying the last bits of summer as the seasons are beginning to change. As with anything else in life, it’s important to step back from time to time and get perspective. Working 12hrs days 4 years straight leaves very little time for reflection. In our trading courses I always talk about the importance of taking 1 class at a time and then letting that class have time to soak in. For example, if you try to binge watch our trading course you’re going to miss lots of the important details. I think this is also true with the process of working on a big project. It’s easy to get tunnel vision and sometimes just outside the field of your tunnel vision is the answer to a nagging question or the solution to a frustrating problem. It’s not until you step back and switch your focus do you see the answer! This is one of these illogical realities in life. This trip is an opportunity for me to step back and allow things to come into focus. I’m currently working on revamping our trading courses and coming up with new ideas for the way I teach our classes is something that has demanded a lot of thought and reflection. My goal is to be the best possible trading educator possible and that has required me to let all these ideas marinate for a few days. I’m excited to being back in the day trading chat room on Thursday and wrapping up the week with the Warrior Team! In the meantime if you have any questions at all please feel free to email me!