I am going on a road trip with a dear friend to help her drive to Austin Texas, then I will fly home on Saturday. It will be good to get away. My poor brain has been Wavy Tunneled to death for the last three months. Ha! Not really, but it feels that way at times.
I’ll take my trading notebook with me, it will be a good chance to review. I have 100 pages of notes that I have taken over these three months! I’ll rewrite my business plan while flying home on Saturday. My objective is to revise my business plan on the first of each month anyway, so the timing is perfect. My business plan will be almost a total rewrite this month.
I have made enormous strides this week towards organization. I have identified 25 areas of organization that I need to maintain. Everything from bookmarks to backups. I have built a schedule so that I know when I need to review and update each area. It is going to take time to get everything completely organized. I don’t need to do it overnight, I just need to get it done. I still need to write procedures that tell me HOW I organize each area when it’s scheduled time comes due. On the surface, it sounds like a little bit of overkill; but, I think not. I can tell from having to handle four Demo trades simultaneously using the Ultimate Signal Service that every level of organization makes taking these Demo trades remarkably easier to manage. I can just imagine how the level of responsibility will accelerate when I need to start managing my own trades, as well.
The Signal Service is a godsend. It is a perfect way to build the infrastructure that I need in the long run without risking any money. Frankly, I don’t care if trades win or lose right now. I just want trades to come in so that I can test my processes and see if they support this level of activity. I was able to handle tonight’s barrage of trades very effectively. I made one glaring error. I see areas that I need to improve. Overall, I’m able stay aware of all four active trades that I have on. The process was not stressful because I was prepared, even with errors. (The error was logistical, not emotional).
I probably will not be in touch until next week unless I have an especially significant epiphany while on the road.
As a personal note, I want you to know how much I appreciate all that you have done for all of us. I know we paid for the opportunity to learn from you; but you have provided for us so far above and beyond what I would have expected that I just want to acknowledge you and your team’s commitment to excellence. It is life-changing for me as this has been a dream of mine as far back as I can remember, and now I see it happening.
Trading Forex is a strange new beast that I need to get comfortable with. I would not be surprised if it takes me two months before I am ready to trade real money. It is a whole different world from trading stocks. However, I know the time will come and I am confident that I will ultimately be successful. Meanwhile, I will keep putting one foot in front of the other and move forward.