Mental Creation 7 Questions

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text text_lead=”yes”]Use the four “C’s” to help you remain in Mental Creation:

  1. Calibration:  What mental and emotional wiring holds you back and what helps you move forward as a trader?
  2. Connection:  How will you connect your education to practical application?
  3. Condition:  How do you measure your efforts so they can be improved?
  4. Contribution:  How will you give back to your class and fellow students and eventually the world?

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Stay Motivated!

Mental Creation takes the big dream of financial freedom and breaks it into less intimidating, bite-sized steps you take each day, week, and month along the path to your dreams.  Learning to use your thoughts in constructive ways may itself feel like an overwhelming exercise…but don’t let that stop you. You can start by carefully contemplating each statement of this exercise and answering them as honestly and authentically as you can.  Once finished, you’ll have another section of the roadmap you’ll follow to create in the real world what you’ve already created in your mind.

The first time through should not be your only time through these questions.  We encourage you to engage in Mental Creation frequently and to make this a living document which you update regularly as you learn more about the markets, your reactions to wins and losses, and gain more experience in class.

As you begin, remember your biggest enemy (and potentially biggest ally) is the person in the mirror. You have spent a lifetime learning skills which can be useful as you begin to trade. However, you have also spent a lifetime establishing patterns of thinking and emotional responses to pressure which might also sabotage your efforts to be a consistently profitable trader.  Be sure to include those things you believe can help you reach your goal and those things you’ll have to guard against.  Approach each question without judgement or a pre-determined sense of failure or inadequacy. Remember, your first time through won’t be the only time you review your situation, your progress, and think about ways to improve the consistency of your results.

The first step is to think about your “Why,” the big reason you’ve chosen to engage with us. You need something motivating enough to push through the inevitable resistance you’ll face as you begin. Remember, “life” will get in the way and inertia will pull you back into the comfort zone unless you have a big enough reason to keep going. Write your “why”is as an aspirational statement as if it has already happened.  For example, “I have learned to produce a Warren Buffet guaranteed 50% annual return, which allows me to retire much sooner than I anticipated.”

Once you have your “Why” mission statement down, exercise your mind in the process of mental creation to visualize the steps it will take for you to achieve your Why. Visualize yourself financial End Point and then build backwards to where you are right now.  Identify the milestones you’ll celebrate, the weaknesses you have to guard against, and the commitments you need to make (and keep), and the objectives and tasks to be performed along the way in order for you to become a consistently profitable trader.

This simple (though not easy) process requires a change in the structure of your life. It requires a time and energy commitment that will at first seem daunting…but over time, as your strength increases, your abilities grow and what once seemed nearly impossible becomes the norm. Prioritizing the effort of mental creation and then creation in the tangible world is the only way for you to become wealthy….and there are few who choose to make that effort.

We encourage you to be one of the few who fully and authentically engage in this process to create your dream of financial freedom in tangible reality.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_empty_space empty_h=”5″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_empty_space empty_h=”5″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_empty_space empty_h=”5″][/vc_column][/vc_row]