. THERAPY SESSION . Walking into the gym... Earphones in... Playlist on... Zoning out from the outside world... and zoning into each rep and each set in front of me. . The gym is my meditation, my therapy in many ways. . It’s a place where I zone out from the outside world and having certain music on triggers my mind to wander... . Although I’m focusing on the next rep and the next set; my mind seems to get in flow and it’s a place where i always seem to have new ideas flowing, have clarity with goals and just push myself mentally to become the best version of myself. . This is a Snippet from the recent Day in the life video which dropped earlier today on Youtube. Link in Bio 🎥 Gym: @gymworksfulwood Filming : @chrisbamber Song: Grateful - NEFFEX (Copyright Free)
. Here’s an insight into my mind... . First half of July, I felt strong in all areas. My trading was solid and I felt good. . But on Wednesday 16th July, I woke up feeling slightly “reactive” and my mind was on other things, rather than where I wanted it to be. . I planned for the trades on watch, mainly being GBPCHF and EURGBP. But when they began to reach valuable areas, I knew that there was potentially some bigger moves on the cards and I have to be honest... I wanted to be involved in the positions. . We formed entries on both pairs. But they were more aggressive than what I normally take and i would have normally avoided them until we had slightly more structure develop. . They were ‘essentially’ Valid Trades as apposed to High Probability Trades and they weren’t the best positions to take, which I came to realise a few hours later after taking the positions. . This was the first time in a while that I experienced FOMO) in the respect that it effected my decisions to enter a trade. . Every so often I’ll feel it there slightly, but it never usually affects the decisions I make or the trades I take. . But on this day I did feel the emotions kick in and i let it affect my judgement. . GBPCHF | Breakeven EURGBP | -1% . Here’s the key point I want to make here 👇🏼 . It’s a part of life to have those days every now and then. Everyone experiences them at some point. That’s just the truth. . But It’s not about trying to control it, but more so... manage it. . It’s about being self aware and recognising those emotions. The key is to learn from any lessons that can be learnt from and don’t make the same mistake again. . The result doesn’t matter to me so much, it’s more so the fact that I didn’t stick to my plan. . But if I stick to my plan, I’m much less attached to the result. I know it’s a game of probabilities and the edge will play out in my favour. I’ve tested it. I have the data and I have confidence in the strategy. . Wanted to be open and share that, hopefully it provided something to take away or reassurance if you’ve been through it yourself. . It’s all apart of the process. . A smooth sea never made a great sailor 🌊
. Surreal feeling having an idea and a vision for something, executing it and then seeing the finished product. . DAY IN THE LIFE video drops 01.08.19, the link will be in my bio at the time of the release. . In this video, I wanted to share my what a true day in my life currently looks like... along with everything that I do within a ‘normal’ day to make my goal of becoming a Full Time Consistently Profitable Trader, a reality. . I’m getting closer Week by Week, Month by Month. But whilst I’m in this transition period, i knew it would be such a great opportunity to showcase my current daily routine, with the hope that it inspires other people in the months and years to come. . From what I’ve seen on YouTube so far across the board in different industries, there’s a lot of ‘glamour’ shown, but not enough truth about what’s going on in people’s daily lives and how they’re making that next step towards what they want. . In this video I’m walking you through a day in my life, showcasing everything I’m currently doing to get to where I want to be 3,6,12 months from today. . I have good days... I have bad days... like I’m sure you do. . It’s important that we never put too much emphasis on ‘perfection’ and make sure that we focus on ‘progression’. . 01.08.19 6PM (GMT +1) YouTube.com/michaelbamber
Throwback to the @falcontradingguidance Midlands Meet-up in Birmingham at the weekend. . Grateful to have the opportunity to share my processes with Backtesting, Forecasting and ASR with the group; as well as covering some of the mess-ups, mistakes and lessons that I’ve learnt in the last couple months. . Hope ya’ll having a great Monday! 🖤
T R Y T H I S 🧠 . ‘Focused Work Sessions’ have been helping me hugely over the past 12 months. . Whether you work Full Time and have 2 Hours spare per day... or whether you’re Full Time Trading and have 6+ hours doesn’t matter too much. What’s more important is HOW YOU USE YOUR TIME. . What this basically is to summarise is to set aside a period of time per day, and to use that time as a “Distraction Free” Period, to focus on your goals or the work that you want to get done (Backtesting, Content, Review etc). . . Get your phone out of sight during that period, on Airplane Mode/Silent and even in another room if you have to. In the past couple weeks I’ve been leaving my Phone on Airplane Mode from around 9pm the night before, to then 1-2pm the next day, usually. I’ve found you have so much more clarity and you operate in that distraction free zone which allows you to maximise the time you have. . Use a timer or an App (I use “Be Focused Pro”) to set a time period for each work session and use that period to go all in with focus. Implement mine breaks after your session is done to refresh, re-group and then come back mentally ready for the next focus session. . I personally have from the time I sit down at my desk in the morning (Usually 6am, to then 1-2pm to utilise this time period specifically for Focused Sessions. I go for 1 Hour Sessions usually and have mini breaks every 2/3 hours to refresh. . What you’ll find by doing this is that you’ll get more done within a week, that the majority of people get done within a month. Pretty Crazy right? 🤯 . One last thing: If you’re looking to maximise Focus, check out ‘Brain.fm’ because it’s an absolute game changer for focus. It’s an App that has music that’s designed to trigger Flow State and get you into “The Zone” within the first 10 minutes. . BIG Second half of the year inbound, now couldn’t be more of a perfect time to be implementing these little tips, ready for Q3 kickoff shortly. . For the 1% of you that begin to implement this and experiment with it, let me know how you get on! I’d love to hear how it benefits you 🙏🏼 . . . Track: Elektronomia - Energy (NCS Release) Music provided by NoCopyrightSounds
. Throwback to the Falcon Conference last weekend at the Shard 🦅 . What a weekend & what an experience! . I cannot begin to express how grateful I am to be a part of this team, and how much I’ve learnt over the past few months from being surrounded by so many like minded individuals. . The word gratitude doesn’t do it enough justice. . When I began this journey in 2016, I felt well and truly on my own... Not having anyone around me at the time on a similar path; whilst striving to achieve something different from the “social norm”, was a difficult phase that I had to go through. I still look back on that time to this day and see it as a time of immense personal growth, because it was character building. . So if you’re someone right now going through that stage of feeling as though you’re not yet surrounded by others driven by the same mission, just know that you’re not the only one that’s been through it. It just takes patience and persistence, but that phase is an extremely good period of character building growth. . The best thing that I did in those times was to surround myself with positivity. This came in the form of Falcon, Social Media, Podcasts & Audiobooks... nothing but positivity. . Surround yourself with positivity and always look forward ➡️
. It’s hard to describe how much i’ve learnt this weekend... both from a trading/psychology standpoint; and also from a growth mindset standpoint. . From all of the value that was dropped at the conference on Saturday, one of the biggest things I’ve taken away is the realisation of how much we underestimate ourselves... both on a day to day basis and throughout our lives. . From staring fear in the face, to then getting up on stage and talking in front of people; I began to realise afterwards that so often we let our fears hold us back from what we are truly capable of... whether we realise it or not. . To combat that, something practical to take away would be to get used to the feeling of being uncomfortable on a constant basis... . Something as simple as a Cold Shower in the morning can really build up some strong momentum over time which in turn leads to bigger results and achievements. . Every day is a new chance to work towards the best version of yourself. Do something today that your future self will thank you for.