Scared of Change?

Change is needed!

Over the last week or so I’ve received a lot of questions asking me about why I left Falcon to work on my own and really focus on my own process…

The truth is, I needed to start accepting change, I had spent too much time focused only on one strategy, and was starting to become blind to outside possibilities, something I never want to be.

Having an open mind is the best way to grow, meet new people and build great businesses (or fine tune a trading strategy with all your knowledge)

Now I was kinda scared of going out by my own

It’s new, I haven’t been “alone” in more than two years now…

Plus I just moved to a new country (Ukraine) where I don’t know anyone…

All of this brought me back to one of my favorite quotes from Marcus Aurelius


Frightened of change? But what can exist without it?

What’s closer to nature’s heart?

Can you take a hot bath and leave the firewood as it was? Eat food without transforming it? Can any vital process take place without something being changed? Can’t you see?

It’s just the same with you—and just as vital to nature.

Marcus Aurelius – Meditations

If you haven’t read Meditations I can’t recommend it enough, I would probably name it as one of the most influential books I’ve ever read – and I read a fair bit.

Now I agree, if you have a winning process in the FX market, why would you want to change it?

Who said I was creating an entirely new process?


What have I changed

The only change I’ve experienced since leaving falcon are the following

  1. I am able to spend a lot more time backtesting instead of watching content
  2. I am now responsible to build my weekly watch list without relying on anyone else
  3. I am more open minded to potential additions to my trading plan

Not much right?

However having taken the step of change I’ve unlocked something powerful inside of myself that will enable me to fuel my progress to the next level, would it be to prove to myself I can do it by myself or others or whatever I do not mind, all I care about is my results

When I think about it, I like to change countries in order to continuously amaze myself and discover new things, new cultures, new people etc, and I truly believe those changes do improve who I am as a human

So why not do the same thing with my trading?

Socrates is kinda smart?

The aim isn’t to look back on the past and fight that, instead it is to adapt and focus on the future, aim to build something new.

Change is the one that links everything in life (aside from death) so don’t hide from it

Let’s talk about life as a person

New born – Kid – Adolescent – Young Adult – Engaged – Married – Father – Grand Father – Death etc

Living with parents – Living with friends – Living by yourself – Moving in with GF/BF – New house – Bigger house – Bigger house etc etc

Everything changes, don’t fight it, just move forward, there’s no point looking backwards and asking yourself what if 🙂


Accept Change, Be Happy, Move on

Okay finding something to say for this section is going to be hard, I think I’ve made my point, change is natural, the only thing you can do is accept it, be thankful for the new opportunities and challenges you’re going to be faced with and move on…

But yep, just gotta stay unemployabled 🙂

Over did the unemployable part that day 🙂

I hope everyone had an amazing week & week-end! Hope you took some value from this post!


Onwards,

-Max

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