Our lives depend on our relationships with others.

We rely on others from the moment we’re born to raise us, nurture us and take care of us.

No matter how independent or self-reliant we become, we will always accomplish more with the help of others.

How to build relationships?

Take initiative. Lead the process.

By being curious.

Where are you from? Where did you grow up? Where have you been? Those are three variations of one simple question that could lead to hours of potential conversation.

When you take initiative to understand why another person thinks and feels the way they do, they become naturally intrigued about you.

“The people you are talking to are a hundred times more interested in themselves and their wants and problems than they are in you and your problems.” Dale Carnegie



Success in any kind of operative mainly requires good timing, but success in short term trading requires perfect timing.

For perfect timing, we need to understand how price moves in financial markets.

The core principle is that in the market there is always the same number of buyers and sellers; for someone to buy, there must be someone to sell to.

The price is moving by searching for liquidity.

Large traders need to find other traders with whom they can place orders when opening and closing trades.

These are areas where price naturally turns; previous highs and lows.



We fall into the trap of looking for the “big thing”.
Most often these are the small improvements that will make a big difference.

Every single area of our lives can be improved by at least one percent.
That one percent has the power to provide exponential benefits.

Small changes and improvements to your behavior will over the year make a significant difference.

Look for areas where you can make a small difference to your performance.

Meditate 1 minute longer. Go to sleep 5 minutes earlier. Focus 1 more minute.

Just 1%.

Life is a game of inches.



The foundation of self-control is self-knowledge.
The moment when you acknowledge you have lost your self-control.

How to train it?
Just wait 10 minutes before doing what you’re thinking of doing.
In that time your brain becomes wiser.

Give yourself 10 minutes.

Know what your impulsive self-wants, and what your wise self-wants.
Recognize when one is in control.

Instead of reacting impulsively — pause — and plan out what you actually want to do in response to that stimulus.

Resist the temptation.



as long as you’re in your physical body, you will never be put down without being lifted up, nor lifted up without being put down.

you get elated and depressed, and then elated and depressed again.

most of us spend our lives trying to run from pain and seek pleasure, instead of embracing both in the pursuit of fulfilling our purpose.

people fall into searching for pleasure without pain.

but even the most terrible events always contain hidden blessings.

everything serves, and the bigger the crisis, the larger the blessing.



every single problem is created because of giving it excessive importance.

importance won’t bring you anything but trouble.

if you’ve encountered a problematic situation, try to determine where you’ve gone too far, what you became attached to, and to what you attributed excessive significance.

identify any excessive importance, and then reject it.

don’t overcome obstacles — reduce importance instead.

the wall will come crashing down, the obstacle will be eliminated and the problem will be solved without your help.

the best recipe for success is — spontaneity and a light attitude.



or don´t…

people want to be understood and accepted.

listening is the cheapest, yet the most effective way we can get there.

by listening intensely, you demonstrate empathy and show a sincere desire to better understand what the other side is experiencing.

at the end of the day, everyone is just interested in their own importance.

everyone is busy thinking about themselves.

the way you can show support is to listen.



mix of passion and perseverance

Enthusiasm is common. Endurance is rare.

After doing something repeatedly, no matter how hard it is, it becomes easy. But people give up.

We quit what we start way too early way too often.

Results will come via hard work applied over a long period of time.

It´s a b o u t p r a c t i c e

Practice means zeroing in on your weaknesses, focusing more on what you did wrong than on what you did well.

And then fixing it.

Love the chase as much as the capture.



how to unleash free energy?

Whenever you complete a task of any size or importance, you feel a surge of energy, enthusiasm, and self-esteem.

You are designed mentally and emotionally in such a way that completing a task gives you a positive feeling. It makes you happy. It makes you feel like a winner.

You increase your self-esteem whenever you go beyond the point where the average person would normally quit.

How to get free energy — Set a priority task and then work without stopping until the job is 100 percent complete.

Tell yourself how you feel. Energized?





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