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Change Your Beliefs, Change Your Life

July 12th, 2017|0 Comments


We live in a belief driven universe. Your beliefs about yourself and about the world create who you are and dictate what you see in your  world. When you change your beliefs your world will change too.  Beliefs are […]

Would you Like To Experience My Unique Trader Psychology Coaching?

June 5th, 2017|0 Comments

You may know that I have started Elite traders’ workshops for very small groups of professional and independent traders helping them take their trading performance to the next level of mastery. This kind of coaching […]

Where The Dickens Has The Schumann Wave Disappeared To?

May 15th, 2017|0 Comments

If you have been feeling out of sorts recently, you’re a not alone. There is a reason why so many of us are experiencing  mood swings which may make a volatile market appear tame. It […]

How Neuroplasticity Affects Your Trading Brain

April 13th, 2017|0 Comments

What we know about the brain is changing at a breathtaking pace. And most of what we know is not true. It begins with neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to form new neural connections:

It is not […]

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