July 31

How To Reduce Overwhelm In Your Trading Life And Take Those Trades You Keep Missing


๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ง๐—ผ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ข๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—บ ๐—œ๐—ป Your Trading Life And Take Those Trades You Keep Missing

I suppose my most significant transition from an Electrician to a Forex Trader was definitely being overwhelmed. Some days I just couldnโ€™t make the decision to take the trade. And it was brought about by having too many choices to make.

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜โ€™๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—บ ๐—ถ๐˜€… ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ผ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†.

At the time, as an electrician in my hometown Sittingbourne UK. I never understood the significance of:

  1. wearing a uniform
  2. sticking to a routine
  3. having clear instructions, like, rewire that house in 2 days.

In fact, at the time, I thought it was a bore and was part of the reason for my eventual depression.

But it wasnโ€™t.

๐—œ๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—บ๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜†  ๐Ÿคฃ

Because it actually made my life less stressful because it kept my overwhelm down. Remember, overwhelm is due to too many decisions.

I had to get up early, and we had a break at 10 am, so I never had breakfast, so no decision on what to have for breakfast or when to get up.

I never had to decide what to wear as we had a uniform. We had a straightforward routine of when to start, when to break and when we could leave. I knew how to rewire a house without having to really think because Iโ€™d done it so many times before.

๐—•๐˜‚๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—œ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—บ๐˜†๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ณ  ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

At home with my office in the same place as I slept with my wife and kids.

Our brains work in chunks, we have the capacity to work with 5-9 different chunks of information, and then our brains melt. 5 on a bad day, 7 on a good day, and 9 if we are working at our peak.

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐Ÿฑ-๐Ÿณ ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†.

๐Ÿค” What time shall I get up? (1)

๐Ÿค” What shall I wear today? (2)

๐Ÿค” When should I have breakfast? (3)

๐Ÿค” What do I feel like eating? (4)

๐Ÿค” Will I start working today at 9 or 10 am? (5)

๐Ÿค” Where shall I start? (๐—ข๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—บ)

๐—ฆ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ?

By the time I sat down at my desk, I was already overwhelmed.

Not the feeling associated with successful trading at all.

๐—ฆ๐—ผ ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜’๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†.

Because I wouldnโ€™t be the successful trader, I am today if Iโ€™d have kept things the same.

I looked at what worked in the past as an electrician and implemented that into my trading.

๐—จ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ, ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€, ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฆ๐—ฌ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—˜๐— ๐—ฆ

๐Ÿ˜Ž Get up at the same time every day. (0)

๐Ÿ˜Ž Wear the same (looking, I am clean๐Ÿ˜‚) clothes every day in the office. (0)

๐Ÿ˜Ž Eat breakfast at the same time every day. (0)

๐Ÿ˜Ž Eat the same breakfast every day. (0) You do not crave as much choice in your foods as you think you do, another conversation for a different day.

๐Ÿ˜Ž Start working at the same time every day. Have breaks at the same time every day. And finish the day at the same time… every day. (0)

๐Ÿ˜Ž Work from my to-do list that was written and prioritised the night before. (0)

No overwhelm for me anymore.

I have decisions in the bank so that when something crops up during the day, as it always does, I can function without feeling overwhelmed and make great decisions.

I take the trades Iโ€™m supposed to take with no doubt, no fear, and no overwhelmโ€ฆ not just because I follow my systems and my trading plan.

Itโ€™s because I have decisions in the bank. After all, I donโ€™t waste them on minimal choices. I respect myself too much, and so should you.

You will become ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ and more decisive.

๐—œ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฎ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ป.

What you should do right now!

If you are struggling to successfully extract consistent payments from the markets, then I do suggest that you take a look at my “Do It Yourself” Trading Course.

In this course I will personally coach you the necessary technical and psychological skills needed to be a successful Prop Forex Trader and create the life of your dreams, whatever they might be.

Callum McLean

I believe that everyone has the right to be financially free. I founded "Wealth 4 All", an organization that guides people from all walks of life to achieve that goal, either by teaching them how to trade or through passive investments. Connect with me to get started today.

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