I know this will probably anger a few people but I’m just going to come out and say it:
I hate Jim Carrey…
As an actor that is.
I can’t stand those annoying characters he plays. They irritate me.
It bugs me when he pulls those stupid faces. (They make me want to throw the remote control at the TV screen.)
In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever watched a single one of his movies for more than 5 minutes, however…
Jim Carrey as a human being is awesome.
A few years ago, I saw a quote from Jim Carrey that has been a guiding principle for me ever since I heard it. His comment has literally changed my life, and I want to share it with you too, just in case you haven’t seen or heard it.
It’s a speech he was giving to college/university graduates a few years ago (you can watch it here).
Jim was sharing how his father could have been a great comedian, but he was too afraid to chase his dream, so he decided to become an accountant instead.
Then one day, he got fired from his accountancy job – yup, he was doing something he didn’t love, but he still failed.
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What can we learn from that?
Well, Jim caps the story off with a powerful statement:
“You can fail at what you DON’T want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you LOVE.”
For years I was stuck in a corporate banking job that was unfulfilling. I was good at it, but I hated it.
I still remember the feeling of dread I would feel on Sunday evenings when I realised I had to go to work the next day. It sucked, and I wanted out. But I was too afraid to quit, to chase what I loved. So, I hesitated and persisted with it for years. Until finally one day I had enough, and I quit.
I’ve been living free of my corporate life for over a year now, and I’ve never been happier.
I’m doing work I love, work that fulfils me. I’m working on projects I’ve been wanting to do for years, and I’m free to do absolutely anything I want during the day.
The only regret I have is that I didn’t do it sooner.
I was so afraid to make the leap that I suffered through it for years.
What about you? Are you suffering through something you don’t want to do, or are doing what you REALLY love?
Do you want to spend more time with your family (or on the driving range)?
Do you want a location independent lifestyle, so you can live anywhere and travel the world?
Do you want to give your job “the finger” and live life on your own terms?
Then trading is one of the best ways to do that.
Master trading and you can take control of your life and live it how YOU want.
I know that may sound like a big promise, and the internet is full of all these bullsh!t hyped-up claims of instant trading riches, but the fact is that trading truly can offer you a great lifestyle.
But it’s tough. Very tough. And the % of people who make it is quite small.
That’s why here at BTA we’re always pleased to see traders getting closer to doing what they love, moving closer to their trading dreams.
We’ve got Henrik who found ‘overnight success’ using the Build E-mini Breakout Strategies program, and has now joined us in the Breakout Masterclass.
There’s orthopaedic surgeon Alan, who wants to stop working such long hours, so he can spend time with his family, doing the things he loves. He’s well on his way to achieving that goal, you can hear more about his story here and here.
Or how about the story of retired currency trader Jim, who went from discretionary trader to automated algo trader in a short amount of time, and is well on his way to building a diversified portfolio of strategies for consistent income.
Then we have the story of global stock trader Craig, who just wanted to improve the performance of his existing strategies, and managed to improve risk-adjusted returns by almost 40%.
And let’s not forget Shiva, who launched his first portfolio in 6 months using the Breakout Masterclass framework.
To be honest, there are many more stories of traders moving towards, and even achieving their goals.
In the Breakout Strategies Masterclass, we share a PROVEN process to building breakout strategies that actually work.
Traders who have applied the process have gone on to make a consistent income in the markets. Some have leased their strategies to other traders through 3rd parties like Striker. And a few have even gone onto start their own Hedge Funds, managing money for other people.
Yes, the program works. And despite the slim odds of “making it” in the markets, it is possible to make a living from trading and do what you love.
Live your life. Not somebody else’s.
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