just getting some things off my chest going into this weekend! so far my trading journey has been a wild ride for me and a roller coaster of emotions. in the beginning it was actually very easy to control my emotions and trade like a machine. then somewhere along the line. i started to overthink my trading plans and overthink my strategies. i was getting nervous that i seemed to pick up on the process very quickly when many other individuals were having difficulty , i allowed myself to get caught up worrying about my perception instead of what i needed to study and focus on. i have so many plans for the future in trading and very eager to get that started, but i like to get ahead of myself some times and this is one of my biggest flaws. i move just a little too fast for the given time that is allowed in life. bc i can learn something new quickly. i like the move along the progression line quickly as well. and then normally when i run into a wall or obstacle that slows me down. i tend to lose attention and focus on something else. however, in trading, i ran into this situation a few times. but each time. i was able to come back to center esp after talking with other traders. like Himmeny. he has been a great help and was the 1st person that reached out to me. i will never forget that and i want to make sure i pay it forward to the group of traders that come after me. however, before i can become a teacher, i need to be an excellent student first. as of right now. i have studied all the dvds and 30- day bootcamp, started on the trading recaps from Tim Lento. and video lessons. the trading recaps really click well with me, and i am going to be focusing most of my attention in that direction going into the end of the year 2020. speaking of 2020. this year has been life changing for me. being a college graduate, and having worked for the DoD with a Top secret clearance. i was able to accomplish alot of my goals at an early age, but then i found out my true self during this time. being in an office life was not for me. even though i was making good money, i hated my situation and was just un happy going into work everyday. i knew something needed to change. in 2013 i decided to leave that life and become a business owner , which was a crazy decisions. i had no plan and no idea what was going to happen or what i was going to do to make money. but i found my way and started 3 businesses that allowed me to survive and thrive the last 7 yrs. however, i was still working more hours than my 9-5 being a boss. so boom again, i run into another obstacle and im like, i need to figure this out. i know there are ppl making really amazing money but not working as hard or long as me. i knew that the information was out there and i needed to find it. that was my initial decision to figure out another way of life!! property investment became my new baby. this was something i always knew about , esp being a son of a realtor and landlord, but i never thought about it on my own. my last business is Prolectric and Property main. so i know exactly what i need to do for this area and continued to focus on purchasing my very 1st rental property. in the meantime., i knew i needed to continue finding ways to generate income. and thats when the pandemic hit. i had ti find something new temp. bc i couldnt continue doing my property maintenance company. i ran into Tim Sykes. and man oh man, has that been such a wonderful addition to my knowledge skills and abilities. Trading makes sense to me. i understand everything that is being taught to us and learning how to make a hustle out of a situation is def. something i understand as well. so when we trade these tickers and vehicles and riding the hype. i get it. when we put up money to make 10% and take singles, i get it! when we look for the right indicators to create the right trading plan. i get it!! learning to enter at the right time. and the right moment in the chart pattern. i get it! learning from other successful traders and studying old video lessons to gain more past market exp. i get it!! it becomes hard when you decide to ignore all of these rules and turn trading into a game. this is not a game. and if you want to become a truly successful trader, you need to respect the process and respect ur trading entries and exits!, Everything you do in trading MUST HAVE a SOUND reason and plan! Looking for reasons NOT to TRADE a ticker, didnt really click with me at first, i didnt really understand when Tim would say, to Find reasons not to trade instead of reasons to TRade, i was like wait, isnt that the point, to find reasons to trade a stock!! but no that is not the reason,. and thats what everyone else is doing. so how the hell can i become one of a kind, if i am looking at the ticker the same way the 90% of loser traders are doing!! then i started to really focus on understanding this concept. Finding reasons NOT to trade means, looking for the reasons to protect yourself from an unnecessary loss. looking for reasons, to help prove that this ticker is shyt and that it will fail! when you can look at a ticker, and when you go through the steps and you find out that you can't find a reason that this ticker is NOT traderable, then it becomes a tradeable ticker!! example, going thru ur watchlist and start by removing everything that sucks, everything that doesnt match ur criteria. instead of looking for what to trade, Look at the Biggest % gainers, and decided which ones you SHOULD NOT trade! then at the end, if you have some tickers left on ur list, then those are the ones you decide to look into a little bit more. then you can decide from these choices,. what is the best way to trade these tickers. if you are long bias, your list may show you a bunch of short style tickers left, and vice versa, so being adaptable is key! you need to listen to what the market is telling you and if becoming adaptable is difficult for you, then all you need to do is protect ur current gains. and NOT trade for that moment in time. You must respect the market and understand that opportunities will come and go , and the in between time, is about becoming better prepared for the next opportunity. it is not about finding the next ticker as fast as possible so you can continue trading. now. never to too eager to enter into the market. if you find yourself making rash or quick decisions. or trying to enter quickly. then you need to STOP and WALK AWAY!! bc u will most likely lose ur money!! Never follow trading plans or profits that were generated from a bad trade and u got it bc of luck!! or this one time it turned around!!!! that is just a recipe for more future failure and breaks in ur confidence. you want to keep your trading confidence up, esp in the beginning of your journey, so taking it slow,. to keep small consistent gains, even if they are 2%-10% gains only. get in and get out!! just give urself some positive reinforcement from trading, bc in the beginning it is not important what you make and you want to truly be focusing on learning the process and the rules. however, it is hard to continue and stay motivated without gifts or recognition. we all know how much we should not WANT for recognition. but we ALL WANT IT!! well ur not going to get it anywhere in trading so suck it up now, but the one thing you can do to help with that part, is by sticking to small % gainers in the beginning, forget trying to go for the big ones,. or anything over 10% IMHO. i would exit a trade being up 3% -5%. 10-15%max, take ur gains and move on. when you exit the trade, i would continue watching to see and record what happens. do not be upset if you could have made more money!! bc there will always be a situation where if you stayed you could have made more, or if you stayed you could have loss more. thats not the point!! we want to focus on creating a good trading habit!! so we can consistently take our gains. no matter the situation. be content with your decision and live to trade another day!! Trading has become a new part of my life that i am just 100%% all in. i am super focused and i am proud to be a Sykes student, 2020 has been a great year being a challenge student, the market has shown me so many different trends and price action, that u was able to see in real time everything i was studying. i honestly do not think there has been something in the market that was not covered in our lessons this year. i mean everything tim has been teaching happened this year. and that is honestly very lucky to have witnessed. i could see old video lessons. with ppl saying well you talk about breakouts or you talk about supernova but i dont see it. you talk about this, but i dont see it!! can you really trade this pattern. we were all very fortunate tio have witnessed all the patterns that Tim teaches, and i think that is what solidified my attention to becoming the best student i can possible be. my future is trading and i dont see myself doing anything else. it has been a very long time and many years of trying and trying to find my niche in life, and i can finally say with confidence, that i found it! trading matches my personality, it matches my life goals, it goes with my schedule and at the same time. i really love it!! i like the process, i like being able to analyze and strategize, i mean my fav. games growing up and to this day, is Civilization V and Turn based strategy games. plus Final Fantasy RPG!!! so being committed comes easy, to me, i mean i am married to my high school sweet heart. not to many ppl can say that, and we just had our 9 yr anniversary this year!! so Tim, you better get use to me, bc i am not going anywhere/ my name is Peter Simon Batrony and I am a self -sufficient transparent day trader! I will become a millionaire one day and I will get into the secret millionaires club. Nothing is going to stop be from pursuing this path and my dreams. I have given you my entire life and all my money to learn this skill and become a challenge student. i have no where else to go. There is no Plan B for me!! Thank you for reading my rant!!