Accountability post 04/03/2021-06/13/2021
Well, there's not too much trading accountability for me during this time period. I was planning on taking a trading break for two weeks, because I got hired back to my old job temporarily for an out of town project. The project ended up lasting an entire month, and when I got back, I found it really difficult to get back into the groove. I start back up at my old job next week on a permanent shift, so I revamped my schedule to accommodate trading again. I am starting back on graveyard shift, so I will have time to practice in the markets for the most part. I'm still driven to succeed at this. I am not happy with how my company treated me during the pandemic after I gave them 23 years of my life. I will never feel secure there. I still have a tentative goal of 5 years to become a full time trader. Hopefully it happens sooner.
I haven't been listening to any podcasts or audiobooks lately. I'm planning to start doing that again over the next two weeks.
I'm still reading "The Psychology of Trading" by Brett Steenbarger. Slowly like a turtle! I ditched "The Great Crash" by Selwyn Parker. I completely lost interest in it. I started reading "Atomic Habits" by James Clear instead. It's a much easier read.
I signed up for a 1 day boot camp with Stefanie Kammerman, The Stock Whisperer. It had some live trading and an education on how to use the dark pool data to find trades in listed stocks. It was very informative, and I am excited to incorporate this tool into my trading. If I can find some success, I will probably join one of her chatrooms. I really enjoyed her teaching style, and I love the fact that the emphasis is on education instead of profits. Sometimes I feel like profits are too large of a focus in Sykes' and his students' programs. I really don't care if Jane Doe made $20k on a trade. I'd rather learn how to trade.
I got some help with my anxiety issues during this break, and I am curious to see what happens on my next trading day. I feel a lot more balanced, and I'm hoping that it turns me in the right direction in my trading. I plan on doing more trade reviews in the future, maybe I will even step out of my comfort zone and do a couple of videos. We will see what the future holds!