So I took some time off from trading and gambling as a whole. It wasn’t intentional but something that just kind of gradually happened and I have to admit I did not really miss it during the time I was away.
When I started on this journey, I was wide eyed and excited and this new technique to finally win some cash from gambling. I was taking in by it all and could not get enough. Easy peasy!
My days would follow a similar pattern, Wake up – check prices for trades which I earmarked the night before - go to work, (id be still thinking about trading and constantly checking prices) - , get home have dinner fire up AGT and trade away. once the matches are over I than study for the next day catch up on the muslings from blogs such as the ones from Soccer dude and Cassini and go to bed.
Pretty exciting eh! if you in your 50’s maybe
Looking back, it is easy to see I just exhausted myself and “trading” completely took over my life. Like any other job, you have to learn how to switch yourself off. For me I could not do this for a couple of reasons.
1. I read to much- there are a lot of blogs out there and while there is a lot of tripe (like this one) there are some very good ones. I mentioned 2 earlier. Now don’t get me wrong it is good to read as you will always learn something but I used these guys as a benchmark. They are very good at what they do and I pressured myself into becoming like them. The more I read the more pressure I put on myself. I could spend a whole day trading an win a couple of euro and this would annoy me because you see others winning a certain amount
2. This blog - okay I will say it, anyone who writes a blog to record what they are winning loosing is vain. We all want that admiration and for others to come on and say “wow, look what this fella won, isn’t he just great” But with that comes pressure. You are trying to look good and don’t want to fall flat on your face. Sometimes people will lie about what they win, others will only post their profits all just to keep face. That’s pointless really but again you are putting yourself out there and if it doesn’t work out you are not going to look very clever.
That brings me to where I am at now. I never like to give up on something and this will be no different, however I do plan on doing things differently.
The fist big thing I will do is to not trade everyday, In fact it will more than likely just be on the weekends. I just don’t have the time to do anything during the week and will make sure I make time for myself at the weekends aswell and ill take it from there.
I Suppose if anybody new is starting out the only bit of advice I can offer is to learn from your own mistakes and not copy anyone else. It is good to learn from someone and take some advice but no one is ever going to give away all their secrets so it is best to find your own personality and make your own mistakes. Oh and obviously only bet what you can afford.. DOH!!