This blog post maybe sounds hard to you, but be sure that i's coming from my heart, because I really know what pain and frustrations many of you go through. P!
Metal helmet on?
OK, lets go...
Lately I was browsing through the ton of questions I get from people.
I found out, that so many are asking me, how much money I make.
Either direct in to my face, or by squirming around with the question.
Here's the answer: FUTILE!
This question comes from those traders, who are looking very hard for a insurance for their one trading.
And they think, they can measure the quality of a strategy or mentor according to the money he makes.
Let me say this: I UNDERSTAND WHY YOU ARE ASKING THESE QUESTIONS...but...
...first of all, one must understand by what trading success is influenced, before you are looking for a way to insure hes one trading - if this is even possible. But let's find out, right here and now:
What influences ones success or failure in his trading:
...and there is much more!
But let's just stick with this tiny list.
Let's assume, I tell you that I make something between 30K to 60K in trading per year (which are complete arbitrary numbers):
Do you feel better and more confident now in your trading?
Do you think your PNL will be positive at the end of the year?
Do you think that I'm now a really good enough mentor for you?
...it's futile, 100% futile because:
a) you don't know if I tell you the truth, even if I show you 20 statements, because they could be faked.
b) you have no clue, how much money I put into my trading to make this amount of money
c) what about my soft facts? Do you think you can handle the trades with the same emotions like me? What if you are much better in this part of trading? What if you first have to develop these soft facts to withstand emotional torture?
d) you don't trade the exact same way, even if you copy my strategy 100%. Somewhere in the process we will deviate from our personal trading style, even if we both trade the same strategy, period!
e) ...luck, probability, time to trade, applying the strategy...all these too are applied most of the time very different from one trader to another.
Let me tell you this:
If you want to make money in trading, you have to take the little pain, going through a process:
- reading and learning
- applying what you have learned
- improve (take your notes and screenshots you make from every trade and reflect)
- applying the new learned information again
...back and forth, until you get it.
From there on, you have developed your one style, maybe with my high probability strategy, that's OK.
But even then - your results will differ from my results in every single trade!
You are looking for a insurance for you money.
You are afraid not get scammed.
I understand all of these reasons, but there is absolute nothing that can shelter you, but your one experience and your one prove - Learn To Earn.
Everyone who seduce you with "sure gains" is a fraudster, period!
Now you have three choices:
1. work - work with fun and be a part of the ForkTradingGroup and develop your one insurance, by learning and going through your process. Don't worry, we are here for you to guide and help you.
2. Give up trading and look fore something you have more trust in. Why not go and sell Burgers or Crépes or HotDogs etc.? If you have more fun doing this, start to plan your business right now.
3. Continue to look for a holy grale - and if you found it, please, PLEASE DONT LET ME KNOW!
This blog post is not meant to daunt you, but to give some brainfood...
Learn to earn...my best wishes are with you, which way ever you go from here.