How To Be Super Successful In Trading

Feb 12, 2023

Here are some the things that are needed to become super successful in trading the financial markets:

1. Professional knowledge about how the market works. Not just markets in general but the specific market that you trade. Most traders do not have this knowledge and their trading is based on incorrect beliefs about how the market works. But the worst thing is that most of them are 100% confident that they know what they're doing. Chances of long term success trading under such conditions are close to impossible. 

2. Continuous improvement. Even Jesse Livermore himself, one of the most famous traders of the past century, once said: "I'm a student of the market who occasionally makes money". There's nothing worse than falling asleep after reaching your first success milestone (consistent profitability and 1st level financial independence). Only our beliefs dictate our boundaries and how much we can actually achieve. Therefore, a trader has to be always learning and improving their performance, otherwise the inner void will kill them. A trader has to always ask: "how can I earn more by risking less"? Because the one who feels successful, stops improving and that's the beginning of falling into the abyss. 

3. Love for work. If you trade the market only for the sake of money - you won't last long. Trading is not about making money, no matter how weird it may sound. You have to like the process and go so deep until you'll feel that every day you're touching the Universal laws and receiving Divine wisdom. This will empower you and will give you strength to continue the process. When I became a full time trader, it was very hard for me to keep my attention for a few continuous hours, because as long as you're seeing only the surface, trading is incredibly boring. But nowadays I trade the market with enthusiasm from 8am to 6pm and on Saturdays I dedicate a few hours for learning. If I come up with ideas on how to improve my trading tools - I would start working at 6-7am so that I'd be able to code and test those tools before the trading session. I can't wait until Monday comes and the market will open again because it will bring yet another fantastic opportunity to learn, improve and make money!

4. Patience. You will need more patience than you initially thought. The market is not stupid and it brings only a handful of good opportunities to trade throughout entire day. It's like looking for particles of amber in the sand - during the day I might evaluate as many as 500-1000 potential opportunities to trade, but only a few of them will match my criteria (sometimes none). I trade only when I receive top notch opportunities, because average opportunities lead to average results. In a competitive market average results mean losses.

5. Connection to yourself. Emotions and inner voice are important feedback mechanisms that signal to the trader if they are doing something wrong. For example, if you feel stress while trading, it could mean that you're risking too much or that you broke your rules and opened a stupid position. Greed and euphoria are bad companions as well, leading you to the abyss. The normal condition of a trader is emotionless - i.e. when you've transcended your emotions and lower animal mind impulses, you're in unity with Yourself, you're Here and Now, you're free of any unneeded thoughts - then you're seeing an undistorted view of actuality, you can interpret information in the way it actually is and you're acting correctly. You're acting with inspiration and thankfulness - these conditions are above emotions.

Of course, the list of 5 points above is not all that is needed to become a successful trader in the market, however, these points are very important. It's interesting that they're valid not only in trading but in also in other professional areas. Because deep down they're about self mastery. I wish you an interesting and fulfilling road while striving for self mastery in your professional area. 

P.S. The photo displays my car office that I used one fabulous morning at a snowy frozen lake, while also doing my exercise routine at the same time. It was such a great feeling to leave the town as the dawn was just approaching and only a few kilometres away I saw beautiful white tranquil fields while driving on an empty road, leaving the first marks of my tyres on fresh snow. It's hard to explain in words how much we miss by staying in towns and offices all the time! Although the conventional office is very convenient, times are changing. It's great to understand that with the current technologies you can work from almost any place in the world. I encourage you to find your way to use these opportunities and experience life from new perspectives! Don't forget that all of your limitations exist only in your mind. If you keep trying to overcome an obstacle in your business without success - delve deep down into your mind. Discover what is holding you back and take decisive action right here and now - overcome your yesterday's self.

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