Archive for Motivational

Sep
04

What I Did This Summer

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The season is now. Game time approaches. Time to harvest the seeds. No pain. Bring it.

Current Score:

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Aug
30

My Fall 2017 Goals – Be the Ball

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After taking some time to retool the body and brain late in the summer, as well as tweak my trading network, here’s my fall regimen plan and targets.

Regimen:
Be Effective Asset Steward
Awake each day 5:15am ET
Arrive work station 5:30am ET
Be at trading station 100% of Europe-to-U.S. and U.S.-to-Asia transitions
Track and score all days and sequences
No alcohol or sex Sunday AM to Friday mkt close
Ensure 1000% focus (yes, there’s an extra zero)
Continue algo automation efforts
Trade a 56 year-old body like a 36 year-old
Continue diet & workout to keep weight within 170-173 range (holding from prior 210)
Increase vertical knee raise reps from 50 to 100 (3x day)
Increase push-up reps from 60 to 120 (3x day)
Push all limits and boundaries
Do the improbable
Pursue the impossible
Dream bold dreams
Eliminate/avoid all fear
Do what others won’t, can’t, or don’t understand
Have a trading partner/coach who will get in my face and push me
Be willing to fall completely on face … publicly
Use successes to teach/transfer knowledge; Rebuild educational website
Establish and nurture the best trading network in the world
Educate self at every free moment
Avoid all negative influences
Read goal list every morning and night
Give all glory to God
Love, uplift, inspire

Financial Targets:
Min $100k per Month
2 $100k Weeks
5 $25k Days
2 $50k Days
1 $100k Day
< 2 Draw Days per Month
20 250 ES Contract Trade Sequences
10 1,500 Spy Option Contract Sequences
Triple $7,500 “Play” Account

Frankly, I’m on a mission right now and will not be denied … so forgive me if I’m off the grid at times.

Who’s with me??

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Jan
02

2016-17 Retrospectives & Perspectives

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Today’s video encourages all of us to consider the objective data provided by our 2016 trading results as both a candid performance review as well as guide for future improvement.  I also encourage all of us to consider joining a small trading (or life!) accountability group to further keep us on track.

Also, a reminder to please let me know if you’re interested in participating in the 2017 live Jellie trader trading effort, which will be held in either February or March depending on participant interest and schedule. If you’re interested, please email me at don@donmillereducation.com.

Lastly, and as noted in the video, we are truly honored and humbled to have been selected as the flagship trading educational program at tradingcourses.online.

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Dec
06

Back on the Grid For The Moment – A Few Perspectives

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After a fairly lengthy time off the grid, tonight I provide some reflections and perspectives on trading, the markets, and plans for 2017.

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Jun
18

The Weekend Trader – Stop Being Timid!

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Today’s video discusses the excitement, passion, and assertiveness required to successfully compete in one of the most challenging businesses around.

We also continue the discussion of the overstatement of probability and statistics.

Love, uplift, and inspire … and stop being timid!

Have a great weekend!

And yes, that’s my 174 pound body (high school weight!) at the end.

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This week’s edition focuses on the incredible danger related to the over-complexity of this business and almost comical aspect of many aspects of this business which generate a great deal of discussion, yet often do a tremendous disservice to the true business of trading.

Focus on the traffic light, have your foot ready for the accelerator and brake, and execute.

THAT my friends is trading.

Everything else is noise.

P.S. I know I started off by saying I’d keep this brief … yet felt the full 20 minutes was important.

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May
13

Jellie Team Member Top 10 Light Bulbs

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As the 2016 Jellie Tank winds down today, I awoke to this note from one of our players summarizing his Top 10 Light Bulb moments, which he’s graciously allowed me to share in the hope it may help others:

Hi Don,

I wanted to thank you a million. This experience has really opened my eyes and it was a priceless experience. There are many light bulb moments that will completely change the way I trade and I know it will put my results and performance on fast forward, saving me years of frustration.

Here are my top 10 light bulbs. These will always be close by my trading desk.

1. Always think about the other trader. Recognize what every player at the table has to do.

2. Average up. If you average down and don’t average up you will always have your greatest size on losers and smallest size on winners (This happens to me).

3. Create outliers. Never cap any time period p/l because doing so will mean you will never have an outlier.

4. Have confidence and be confident in your own work. Be like Steph Curry. Push it and push it hard and press it when hot. “Find your grip and rip it!”

5. Focus on execution. Stalk trades most of the time and maximize execution. If scalping, realize the baloney vs. the filet and that you only have so much mental capacity (this does happen to me where bigger ideas were missed trading smaller ideas)

6. All bets should not be equally weighted. If everything is equally weighted it gives equal importance to scalps and PJOs. If your account size doesn’t permit varying size based on opportunity, stick to only PJOs.

7. Always be ready for your next shot. If you were playing basketball you wouldn’t just walk off the court after taking your first shot. (This will be a big thing for me as I sometimes get distracted and think the next trade is far away)

8. Buying on the bid and selling on the ask means you are always going against the immediate market action. You want to be the aggressor.

9. KISS. If there is a problem, it is not the indicator, it is you.

10. Always be thinking, where does the market have to go to tell me I am wrong. Stop should be based on this and I should be out as soon as the premise changes. I can always get right back in (see #7 – always be ready for your next shot). (This will be huge for me as there are times where I lose focus, get sloppy and what should be small loses turn into big losses).

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Best,

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May
07

The Weekend Trader – The 24 Hour Store

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Today’s video discusses the need to always make oneself available to opportunity no matter when it may occur.

Also, a heartfelt warm welcome to incoming Jellie Trading Team #13.

Have a peaceful weekend.

Love, uplift, and inspire.

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