There are so many factors that play a significant role when it comes to your trading balance. Most traders are so focused on what’s happening on their screens, they completely ignore what’s going on outside the four corners of their office.
Don’t get it twisted, to succeed in this business as an active trader, crystal-clear focus is required of you at all times when you’re behind the screens.
In the beginning of every trader’s career, screen time is imperative to your growth; there simply is no substitute. Of course, proper education and mentorship will greatly speed up the learning process, but screen time will be required no matter which path you decide to take. Whether you pay for education and mentorship or you pay the market with losses and learn the hard way; you’ll be paying one way or the other.
We know, it’s a natural tendency to spend every waking moment studying the markets; in fact, that path is how you get ahead in this business – any business for that matter. That said, ignoring every other aspect outside the markets can actually be counter-intuitive to your growth as a trader.
Since your mindset plays such a vital role in trading clarity, wouldn’t it be a good idea to also give attention to those things in which keep your mind at its tip-top?
Having a clean balance between your work life and your personal life is of far greater importance than most could imagine. When you’re stressed out in your personal life, you better believe that stress will find its way into your work life – and vice versa. And when it comes to trading, where mental clarity or lack thereof, could mean the difference between a winning day or a losing day – you’ll soon realize that a balance between both personal and work life need to flow smoothly from one to the other. In fact, when one side of your life is flowing as cleanly as possible, it will naturally aide in the other side of your life. Think of the personal side flowing as another tool in your trading toolbox that could be utilized throughout a trading session.
Mental clarity comes from a well-balanced life; both work and personal.
We’re true believers of working your ass off to achieve whatever you’re seeking. No excuses – excuses are weak and are just there for those that have given up.
The phrase, “work smarter, not harder” couldn’t be more relevant when it comes to successful trading. And working smarter, also means making sure all aspects of your life are in flow; because everything is connected.
Find harmony between your personal life and your work life; and you may just find the trading balance you’ve been seeking.
Members, we’ll be going deeper into this concept on our VLOG.