One trading secret lies in plain sight.
It seems invisible to most traders.
What is it?
There is the grand importance of injecting not just a small amount, but a giant amount of enthusiasm in your trading.
Let’s go over all the reasons why this is so:
Enthusiastic Traders Lead Better Lives
There is a saying that “salesmen lead better lives.” Well, that is true, and what is also true is that enthusiastic traders lead better lives. Not just better trading account performance, but also better in all areas of life.
Why is that?
Well, in trading, you are selling yourself on yourself – every day. Every day you wake up to trade, or whether you do end of day or end of week analysis, you are still selling yourself on yourself. You are selling yourself on your analysis capabilities, on your process for finding the good trades and executing your strategy and plan. You are selling yourself on your ability to manage your emotions along the way. You are selling yourself on your ability to know what to do with the flood of profits that comes into your trading account. You are selling yourself on so much – every moment you are trading.
So therefore, it can really be a battle between not just between the bulls and the bears. It can really be a battle between: Enthusiasm vs Extinction.
I have received many messages from traders over the years. And my read of the situation is that those traders who are more enthusiastic, they learn faster and make more money too. Those who have a bit of humbleness, genuine desire to learn, coupled with enthusiasm, they tend to learn faster and make more money. That is what I have noticed. And it is no coincidence.
That combination of:
Humbleness + Genuine desire to learn + Enthusiasm = great things are on the way
Enthusiasm Can Shield You From Everything
I am a bit calmer nowadays, but, there was a certain stage in my life where I was much more feisty – and enthusiastic. If anyone tried to attack me and criticize me, I would respond with ENTHUSIASM. I would get enthusiastic about my plan I had for the rest of the day. I was enthusiastic about the work I had planned for the day. I was enthusiastic about the reading and studying I had planned for the day. I was enthusiastic about the person I was planning to meet.
I would ignore the haters – and I would get enthusiastic.
And it worked. It produced some of the happiest and most profitable days and years in my life.
One superstar in her field said that enthusiasm can shield you from anything and everything.
So therefore, enthusiasm can shield you from not just many things – enthusiasm can shield you not just from so many things – enthusiasm can shield you from EVERYTHING.
If you take a look at young people who are achieving or are on the path to achieving great things – in sports, entertainment, business, etc, you will notice a special energy to them. A special kind of excitement. They are looking forward to achieving the next goal and next goal and the next one, etc. They are excited to fulfill the next desire and then the next one, etc.
They intuitively know that enthusiasm can shield you. Enthusiasm is your armor and shield that cannot be pierced by anything.
There were literally hundreds of times people criticized me, talked down to me and I just ignored them and went to work on a project – with enthusiasm. And that did the trick. It made me happy and made me money.
So in my early years where there was a lot of criticism directed at me, I found the solution:
Get to work with enthusiasm. To have some habits I could do that would build skill and profit potential and do them – with enthusiasm.
Take another example where there would be many times I would be on the phone with family members or friends. And they would tell me I sounded so enthusiastic!
Well, I was genuinely enthusiastic.
Perhaps I had a great trading day.
Perhaps I found a new trade idea.
Perhaps I figured out the answer to a pressing problem.
Often times I have come into a room or home filled with people who seemed to be in despair, horrible attitude, and I came in with enthusiasm – backed up with wisdom, love and cash in the bank, etc, and I lit up the room. I lit up the room. I was able to change the atmosphere in the entire room, entire house, all by myself. Sure, it helped that my reputation preceded me, but still – there was a very importance element of enthusiasm in play as well.
Enthusiasm also helped me to reduce any body pain I had, or reduce the symptoms of various disease that I had. Enthusiasm was a component of healing me from so much. If you want to know of all the healing secrets that I know of, get on the early bird list for my new mega book.
Enthusiasm can not only make you happier, make you more money, but it can also lead to a more disease free life.
Sometimes my nephews and nieces wonder why I am so enthusiastic when I come over their homes. At times, they are perplexed.
Well, there are many reasons.
First, I don’t see them every day, so when I see them, it is something special and that warrants enthusiasm.
And even if I did see them every day, I would still prefer to be enthusiastic.
And also because, there are times they get the cold/flu, etc, and I know if they would be in a more enthusiastic state, a joyous state, those would not happen as often, and if they did, they would resolve faster. I know this because I spent a decent chunk of my childhood in this sickness and that illness, etc. So ENTHUSIASM can protect you from illness, disease. It’s not the only component, but it can be a component of a healthy and active life.
And if they try to say: Well what reasons do you have for coming over enthusiastic? Well, sometimes I bring gifts, so that is a reason to be enthusiastic. I have gifts for them! And in some cases I have given them books to read, information to review. So if they are in a bad mood, feeling down, etc, I can tell them to READ TO attain new ideas and perspective. They can’t say I don’t give them good information to work with. When I was a teenager I was not given good information to work with, and things took a bit longer than they should have. So I made sure not to make that mistake with my nieces and nephews.
Ideas Only For The Enthusiastic
Some people wonder why some people can do great things, and others cannot. Why can some people come up with amazing trading strategies and others are left with ineffective trading systems? Why do some people make a lot of money and others are left with the breadcrumbs in life? Why can some people come up with ideas for bestselling books, songs, movies, etc, and others cannot?
Are they born with it? Is it genetic?
Well – the answer is this:
There are certain ideas that are highly relevant and profitable to YOU – that you can only tap into these ideas and group of ideas – ONLY with enthusiasm. If you are always in a more normal state, you may not be able to tap into this reservoir of ideas.
The Order Flow Mastery Course was written in a very high enthusiastic and high consciousness state, thus ensuring that the insights and strategies in there are of very high quality. If I had created it without any enthusiasm, it wouldn’t have been as good as it is.
The intelligent trader – WITH enthusiasm, with excitement, will tend to outperform just the intelligent trader who does not have these other qualities. That is usually how it works.
You can take the two exact same traders. Only difference is enthusiasm. The enthusiastic trader will win over the medium term and beyond and make more money.
Buffett was described as “tap dancing” to work. That his version of enthusiasm and excitement – his tap dancing.
There is the concept of the “enthusiasm gap” in most people. There can be a lack of enthusiasm in most people. So if the 95% are not enthusiastic, well you don’t want to be like that. You much prefer to be enthusiastic and join the 5% club.
Since with enthusiasm – you can tap into highly relevant, powerful and profitable ideas you never thought of before, you should always be on the lookout for ways to be STOKED for the day. You learn to create your own reasons why. Someone else’s list of reasons, may not match 100% with your reasons. So you create your own list that works for you over time.
If I ever feel bored now, I have many projects waiting on the side for me to dive into. Whether writing a new blog post, or writing a new book, or researching a new trading strategy. In fact, there is a new book coming out soon about attaining maximum physical energy and enthusiasm in your trading. Click here to get on the early bird list.
Enthusiasm was my strongest shield at certain moments. I just got enthusiastic and went to work, and the resources, ideas seemed to come to me. Sometime later in the day. Sometimes later in the week.
If you ever see someone depressed or suicidal… they could use some joy and enthusiasm in their life in a way they can interpret properly. To get fired up about something to talk about, something to do, someone to see, etc.
Enthusiasm Can Lead to Dominoing Opportunities
Enthusiastic traders can tend to DOMINO opportunities – to find those opportunities for compounding profits, not just on a yearly basis, but also find those opportunities for compounding profits on a monthly basis or even at times, on a weekly basis.
They find ways to compound profits because… they are enthusiastic!! So that possibility enters their mind and if they are enthusiastic, they can do the work to find such opportunities.
A trader in a more normal state may automatically assume that they got a nice trade, and now the next great trade may only happen in a few months. They may not be open to the possibility that the next great trade may happen over the next two weeks. But an enthusiastic trader is most definitely open to such a possibility!
Paul Tudor Jones back in 1987, achieved a stunning 200% return. How do you achieve such a return? You have to domino opportunities on a quarterly, monthly and sometimes weekly basis. That’s how you do it. During the week of the Black Monday stock market crash in October 1987, he had a wildly successful short S&P trade. He didn’t stop there thinking that was it for the month. He found another long bond trade that was also very profitable. For the month of October he made a +61.8% return. Was that it for the rest of the year? Nope. In November, he made another +17.0%. No wonder he called it one of the most exciting periods of his life up until that point.
George Soros after he had his whirlwind year in 1985 making +123% return, which was about $500 million dollars in profits, he called it: “heady stuff.” The dictionary defines “heady” as: intoxicating, exhilarating, thrilling, stimulating.
The average traders believes only in compounding profits on a yearly basis. Like you make money this year, and then compound it next year. That’s very average thinking, very mediocre thinking.
The superior trader, the extraordinary, enthusiastic trader, realizes there can be opportunities to compound profits on a quarterly, monthly or even weekly basis.
Take a look at George Soros’s Alchemy of Finance, where he pulls a +147% return within 12 months. He didn’t do that by waiting to compound profits on a yearly basis. He did that by finding opportunities to compound profits on a quarterly, monthly and even weekly basis.
Therefore, get some of that enthusiasm. Get some of that passion. That power of enthusiasm and passion to work for you – to get the ideas you never would have gotten otherwise.
You Can Have Enthusiasm, Even With So Little
Some people wonder if they can get enthusiasm if they don’t have a large account? Can you have enthusiasm with just a $10,000, $5,000, or $1,000 trading account?
Yes, you can!
Can you have enthusiasm even if you do not understand complex information flow and global macro trading strategies?
Yes, you can!
Enthusiasm is not dependent on your account size, or whether you know every piece of the puzzle.
Rather, having the desire to get started with whatever money you have, and whatever knowledge you have is enough. For you attain that magical attitude and intuitive knowing that it is not about where you are now – but where you are going!
You can learn fast with the right books, the right courses, and you can then latch onto even a tiny trading strategy or idea or habit to implement. You don’t have to know it all. In fact, one of the highest percentage profitable trades I ever placed, occurred when I did not have as much global macro knowledge as I have now. I didn’t know everything. But I did know enough. And that enough was good for a huge percentage gain on just one trade. I implementing whatever I knew at the time – with enthusiasm.
That’s the trick: Implement what you can now – with enthusiasm.
It is very possible to have enthusiasm – even if you don’t know totally what you are doing. I surely had some highly profitable trades in my early years, where I traded with great enthusiasm, even if I didn’t know completely what I was doing. I knew enough. I knew enough to find a good trade and manage it and exit it. I didn’t have to know 100% of what was going on with eight different currencies around the world or every global macro situation. I knew enough about a currency pair and the macro situation between those countries, and that was more than enough for a great trade.
Similar to what I talk about in The Perfect Trade Blueprint, where you don’t have to line up all the 8 rules. You can just get a few right and line those up for a great trade.
Remember: Enthusiasm is not genetic. It’s not like you are born with it or not born with it.
Anyone that tells you that you can’t be enthusiastic, well that is not true.
You can certainly self generate enthusiasm. You can certainly develop it. It is a power that we ALL have. Sometimes it comes gradually – you gradually raise your enthusiasm. But other times it can come as a RUSH. And at other times, there can be a mixture of gradual raising of enthusiasm, plus some “quantum leaps” along the way.
There was a time I was not enthusiastic. But I learned how to be in much better control of my mind and body – and able to turn on the enthusiasm.
Even if you are not at a large trading account level or high trading knowledge level. Your enthusiasm can generate ideas to get you to that high level of trading account and knowledge. That enthusiasm that you generate can be converted into more wisdom.
A lot of problems were solved for me by waking up and getting to work enthusiastically on some problem or set of challenges. Even if I did not know the perfect action to take, I did know something to do to get the ball rolling. And eventually I found the even better and more accurate and powerful actions.
Enthusiasm + Taking Care of Your Body + Mind
If someone seeks to generate enthusiasm – it is important to take care of your body. To eat right, exercise, etc, to be free of pain and free of disease.
There is the importance of taking care of both your body and mind in order to have the highest chance to be enthusiastic. Because if you are in constant daily pain, suffering from this illness and that disease it can be kind of hard to generate enthusiasm.
There was a time I was not enthusiastic, and I investigated the cause of it. And the reason I discovered was that I was not taking care of my body. As I was allowing my body to degrade, my enthusiasm power was greatly reduced.
And, another time I was not enthusiastic because I was not feeding my mind the amazing ideas.
The taking care of your Mind is taken care of with the powerful trading habits…
Enthusiasm + Powerful Trading Habits
It’s true that an increase in the amount of energy and enthusiasm you are putting out on a daily basis, is not always going to directly attribute to an increase in profits. You still have to do smart things with that enthusiasm.
So therefore, enthusiasm is not the only ingredient. A person can be an enthusiastic idiot. That’s possible too. These kinds of people exist as well.
But, by and large, enthusiasm for me has done a lot more good than harm.
Though, you don’t have to box yourself in like that.
You can make the choice to be enthusiastic and have a reason for it.
So the further secret with enthusiasm is to: Be enthusiastic and have a reason to be so!
This is a higher level of life and trading principles.
Not just to smile. Not just to be enthusiastic – but to also have a good reason to smile and a good reason to be enthusiastic.
So that combination of taking care of your body, taking care of your mind with proper trading habits, granted me much more sustained enthusiasm over many years and counting.
I have read a few billionaires who said they sought to hire people who had:
Enthusiasm, Intelligence and Integrity.
They did not say they sought out to hire people who were only enthusiastic. They wanted enthusiasm, plus intelligence, and integrity to ethical principles, etc. Because they know there are some people who are enthusiastic, dumb and like to lie, cheat and steal. So why hire such people?
Obviously, much better to hire someone who is enthusiastic, smart and has integrity to high ethical principles.
The average person on the street tends to lack enthusiasm. And if they do have it, it may not be justified enthusiasm!!!
Too many traders with poor attitudes and lacking in faith, because they don’t have a trading edge. They do not have a process that works.
So how to have enthusiasm – real enthusiasm – not just false enthusiasm?
The secret I discovered and developed for myself, is in having trading habits you can believe in that provide an edge in the market. So then I can have real, justified enthusiasm – every trading day – because the habits, the process work. I can then have enthusiasm for the trading process to apply. I could get to work with enthusiasm, and not wake up not knowing what to do to produce results.
So that’s why be enthusiastic. And find reasons to be so.
Like using The Perfect Trade Blueprint. That will get you excited.
My enthusiasm shot up immensely after I found habits, a process I could work to get results. Because then, you have faith – in a process.
Therefore remember: The principle of trading enthusiastically!! With wisdom and reasons to back it up.
Be enthusiastic and have faith in implementing a process!! That’s the way to go.
For the fastest and most powerful way to gain and sustain trading enthusiasm, check out the Order Flow Mastery Course. <<
With each lesson and trading strategy revealed, your enthusiasm will grow and grow to unheard of levels.