We just received this incredible email from one of our students who asked himself a very important question: “What are you doing with your life?” His answer confirmed that he HAD to TRY AGAIN.
I would like to start off by saying thank you. TSU taught me the mechanics of the market and everything that goes along in being a professional trader. There is much to learn and I strive to become a professional trader.
Several years ago I discovered TSU, I quickly grew a passion and a drive for Technical Analysis and the market. I studied and blazed through the material with this energy pulsing through my veins. I was ever more on fire and I felt like I could be a great trader.
All of the passion and desire would fall short because at that time in my life I was lacking a key component, not only as a trader but also as a person, discipline.
When I began trading the first time, I was such a different person. I was working two jobs and living with 5 roommates struggling to make it on my own. I had a plan to save up $5,000 and trade, but I saved $1000 and quickly lost it. I wanted to trade so bad and I couldn’t save $5,000 so my arrogance told me I could do it with $1000.
I shook it off, quickly saved up another $1000 and tried it again. I was running on emotion and didn’t have the life skills to even comprehend what I was doing. I lost that money in a matter of days. The stress of work and life got too much, I took a break from trading and pursuing that as a career.
I continued to slack off and be lazy. I had no direction and was working hard at a dead end job. Every single day I would remember TSU, the market, the joy I felt when I made successful trades in my paper account, and the pain I felt when I lost real money.
I spent most of my adult life wasting time. I was putting in effort when I needed too, but anytime I could slack off or “do it tomorrow” I would. I knew in my heart I was better than that, I was just so upset in myself and what I did I didn’t know what to do. For several years I wallowed in this misery and just ran through life.
October 14th, 2016 I was sitting in my car on my lunch break from a part time job when my inner self asked me a question. A question that has always been asked my whole life.
“What are you doing with your life?”
I always knew I wanted to help people and give something to society, but my actions always showed otherwise. I was going nowhere and for the first time in my life I felt like a failure. I was in debt, working 23 hours a week for an owner that didn’t respect me and I was spending every dollar faster than it was coming in. I was drinking heavily and choosing to not progress in life. I was holding myself back with everything that I created.
So that day in my car I made a change and for the first time in my life I put real action behind my words. Those actions started a chain reaction that has forever changed my life for the better and has brought me to where I am today. “What are you doing with your life?” In tears I said to myself out loud “I quit drinking and I promise that anything and everything I do, I will genuinely do it to the best of my ability. I will no longer take life for granted.”
October 15th I felt renewed, like a better than ever self emerged and I could now accomplish anything I put my mind too. I started to build discipline and really began to grow. I built a foundation of genuine honesty, integrity, reliability, effort, and discipline. I want to be the best person possible and always stay humble.
Today I love life and enjoy every part now. I don’t spend a dime on anything that is unnecessary, I eat peanut butter and jelly, I grind every day and go to bed knowing that I put forth 100% effort. Do I fall short? Yes. Do I fail? Yes. But in that failure I use it as ammo to sharpen my skills and make me a better person. For the first time in my life I work with a purpose and I give my all at everything I do and I see the results.
I would love to be trading full time. I would love to teach.
I don’t have a lot of money and I wasn’t born in to anything special, but what I do have is grit, passion, critical thinking and a work ethic that is phenomenal. I know I need mentoring and guidance… I would do whatever it takes. I’m 26 and am willing to put the work in. I have no kids and nothing is holding me down from achieving my goals. I choose to be single and not go out because I want to invest in myself and do everything I can to be successful. My family supports me and I will put the time and energy it takes to do this. I already wake up early everyday to watch and virtually trade the market… I want to be apart of the TSU team, I want to be a solid trader and I genuinely want to help people.
Josh, I truly thank you and TSU from the bottom of my heart for the valuable life lessons that you teach.
If you have lost your way or missed the target, be sure to ask yourself “What am I doing with my life?” and “Why am I doing it?” If you have lost your inspiration, go back to the basics and consider Marc’s story. Brush the dust off your knees and get back in the game. It’s time to WIN.