Saturday, August 01, 2015

Follow up testimonial

Arun is a trader I have been mentoring the last couple of years. He provided this lengthy testimonial a while back not long after we started working together.

It's safe to say that things have progressed pretty well since then. He has experienced the good periods and not-so-good periods, tightened up on his risk control, and worked a lot on his mindset. The upshot is profitable performance and developing the inner-confidence in what he is doing.

Yesterday he sent me the following note:

"It's been a great 2 years and I have learned A LOT from you. However I believe it's time for me to trade solo. I want to say thanks for everything to date. I genuinely believe that trading will one day become a full time occupation for me thanks to you.

You have given me the inspiration and proof that trend following is profitable over a long period of time. You have also pointed me in the right direction in regards to trading psychology and given me a system that I have modified to suit my personalty. I will also continue to enjoy reading your blog posts."

As the saying goes "give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime". Hopefully that is what we have been able to do - he is now armed with the tools he needs to be successful going forward.

Reading that original testimonial again shows how far Arun has come, but he had the commitment and desire to improve as a trader. Knowing what he has been through, and the work he has put in, I have every confidence he will succeed.

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