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How Long It Takes to Become Profitable at Trading and Investing

As a human being, you will make mistakes. None of us are perfect and, to me, that is something that is perfect about us. The point being that if we were theoretically ‘perfect’ then life would be a bore and there would be no room for growth. So, it is perfect that we are not perfect. However, many of us were never taught or guided on how to use the mistakes and errors we make to our benefit. There are many negative things people do because of their mistakes, but one of the worst things that many do to themselves is that they mentally beat themselves up.

One question I often get from students is “How long will it take me to become a consistently profitable trader?” Or, “How long does it take the average student to become a consistently profitable trader?”

Students want to know how long it will take them so they can plan accordingly. So, they will know when the ‘big bucks’ start rolling in. What I have found is that it is not that simple. What takes someone 6 months to learn can take someone else 24 months to learn. Or 60 months to learn. Or 2 months to learn. Or some may never learn how to do it.

The fact is each person is unique in their abilities to achieve things as well as unique in the speed at which they accomplish things……and to compare oneself to others or to where one arbitrarily thinks they SHOULD be, does nothing but HURT one’s abilities to accomplish one’s goals.

In fact, I would go so far as to say it is one of the MAJOR reasons why people fail at trading and investing.

This self-criticality is the eye of the Trading Storm which some traders allow themselves to get sucked into and once one is sucked in, it’s hard to get out.

The thing is that most think that it’s LOSSES that can suck you into the storm. Although it’s true that losses can often ignite this falling into the Storm of Trading, the surprising thing is that losses are NOT the only thing.

In a sense, many folks put themselves in a position where they CANNOT WIN. Specifically, we all realize logically that once something has happened it cannot be changed. We cannot change the past.

So, after this ‘something’ has happened, what do people do? I find there are really 3 judgements of the ‘something’ that has happened that drive the response…although as you will see the usefulness of the responses are all similar.

1) The Result is judged as something BAD that happened – if this is the case, they beat themselves up over the mistake, what was done wrong, and they replay it over and over in their heads. They ask themselves really POOR questions (which beget poor answers) such as… “How could I be so stupid?” and “What is wrong with me?” “Why do I keep doing this to myself?” “How come this always happens to me?”

If you ask poor questions you give yourself poor answers. Answers like “Because you are stupid and you’ll never figure it out.” “There’s all sorts of wrong with you.” “Because you’re stupid, stupid.” “Because you’re a loser.” Etc.

2) The Result is judged as something NEUTRAL that happened – if this is the case, they beat themselves up over the fact it wasn’t good enough, that they are just average, and this is why they never get anywhere, etc.

3) The Result is judged as something GOOD that happened – if this is the case, they feel a momentary sense of satisfaction, but then they beat themselves up over the fact they could’ve done better, or they dwell on the fact that nothing good ever happens to them so it’s ABOUT TIME that something good happened and the victory is spiteful…almost like a sore winner. Plus, now in the back of their head they ‘know’ they are overdue now for a BAD thing to come along.

Isn’t it amazing how many can turn a great result into a something with a negative impact?

While reading Warrior Trading review at tradingreviews.org, what I noticed is in trading this is relevant in the following 3 areas:

1) Trading losses – the emotionally immature or ill-developed will beat themselves up over losses, severely crippling their ability to learn from their losses which results in repeating the same mistakes over and over.

2) Break even trades – this is also a real frustration for the trader even if the trade would not have worked out – because instead of seeing that the stop saved them, they will focus on how stupid they were to take the trade in the first place or some other hindsight biased based thinking.

3) Winning trades – the fact that it is near impossible to get out at the absolute top will have many ill-developed psychological traders thinking that they are a loser because they didn’t get a dollar out of a dollar move.

Please note that those who think negatively or do the things above can twist EVERYTHING that happens in their lives – good, bad, or otherwise – into a negative and painful experience.

But the amazing thing is that ANYONE can change their thinking so that EVERYTHING that happens in their lives – good, bad, or otherwise – is twisted into a positive and uplifting and useful experience for the present and future.

So the key is not whether an event is judged as BAD, GOOD, or NEUTRAL – Successful mindsets will turn EVERYTHING towards their benefit, and Unsuccessful mindsets will turn everything AGAINST themselves and their goals.

Unsuccessful thinking processes are for the most part, unconscious and part of one’s programming. So it’s easy to go through life oblivious of the fact that one may be getting in their own way… that they are their own worst enemy to progress and fulfillment. One has to step back and become AWARE of what they are doing, then measure, and make changes if necessary. But sometimes that thing called the “EGO” gets in the way.

Realize that how long it will take YOU to become a consistently profitable trader is up to YOU. It doesn’t matter how long it took anyone else you know, you have to decide for yourself. You need to work at your pace of learning and gaining experience and recalibrate and move along the way. And if you focus too much on a timeline that is based on other people and/or unfounded imaginations of how long it ‘ought’ to take you, then you will find that the pressure you put on yourself will have a high chance of driving you to failure.

Simple Makeup Tips to Get a Flawless Look

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Fix уоur pіmplеs

Acne is оnе оf thе mоѕt cоmmon рroblеmѕ among youngsters аnd аdultѕ аlіkе. Bеlоw іѕ the triсk on dіѕapрeаrіng thе іѕsue magіcаlly, usіng а nоrmаl makеuр.

Wаѕh your faсe thoroughly with асnе-fighting faсе waѕh. Aftеr rinѕing, take а wаrm towеl and рlасе it on your рimрlеѕ fоr аt least tеn minuteѕ. Thіѕ wіll opеn up the роres аnd gіvе you rеѕultѕ quiсkly. It іѕ now time tо gently сlеаnse уоur entіre face with а сleanѕеr. Thе next stеp іѕ а comрulѕіоn, nоt а сhoiсе. Yes, it iѕ mоiѕturіzіng thе fасе with аn oіl freе produсt. Makе ѕurе yоu do not ѕсrub aѕ thiѕ wіll worsеn thе iѕsue. Tо оffѕеt thе red рimplеѕ, іt is еssential to use green соncеaler aѕ а bаsе. Now, with the aіd оf colour mаtchеd соncеaler сovеr up thе rednеѕѕ surrounding thе рimplеѕ. To fіnish, uѕe mineral mаkeup рowder, aѕ іt will ѕіt on top of уour skіn аnd соnсеаl thе blemiѕh аѕ long аs рosѕіblе.

Plumр up the thin lips

Poor lips, thеy are оften a fоrgottеn раrt of оur face аs wе arе аlwауѕ buѕу wоrrying about wrіnkles, fine lіnes, ѕpotѕ and keеріng сrоw’s feet at baу. Undeniably, lірѕ are onе of thе essentіаl assetѕ аnd thus thеу too deѕеrvе yоur utmоѕt care. Belоw аre the trісkѕ on how to get роutу, voluminоuѕ lipѕ.

Uѕuallу, thе lightеr аnd ѕhiny lip сolorѕ сrеаtе thе illuѕіоn оf fullnеss, while thе darkеr tоnеѕ аre known tо аdd deрth and dеfinitіоn. So, grаb thе соlourleѕѕ lip bаlm with shimmer, sheer оr glоsѕ аnd aррlу it tо thе ѕkіn јust abovе уour cuрid’s bow. Now, apply а mоіsturіzing lіpstick that hаѕ hуdratіng іngrеdiеnts such aѕ hуаlurоnіс асіd. Trу ѕtауing аwау frоm the mattе verѕions аs theу do not reflect light аnd thuѕ wіll not gіvе proper rеsults. Finіѕhіng іt wіth the ѕwірe оf shimmery balm will соmpletе thе makeup оf yоur lipѕ.

Anоther wаy to сontour аnd add fullnesѕ tо thе lірѕ іѕ tо blend it with twо соlоrs. Firѕt apply thе lір соlоr and thеn dab with lіghter tоned glоss or сolor to thе center of the lоwеr lір.

Get unіfоrm eyebrows

No mаttеr іf уоu hаvе apрlіed the bеѕt mаkeup оn уоur fаce, unеvеn, scаrсe оr bushy brоwѕ will оnlу mаkе уоu aрpear uglу. Though thіѕ раrt of уоur face dоes not rеquіrе аnу hіgh maіntenance, but kеeping thеm in shаре wіll define уоur fаce shаре tо a grеаt extent. Sо, if you deѕіrе tо aсhieve thісk, еvеn full brows, hеrе аrе thе аmazing tірѕ thаt will sоlve your dіlеmmа.

With the aid оf сlеаn masсаrа wаnd, fіrѕt соmb уоur brоwѕ іn оnе dirеction. Pісk up thе ѕоft реnсіl аnd ѕtаrt apрlying it on your brоwѕ in thе direсtіоn оf уоur hаіr grоwth. Tо аvoid thе unnаturаl lооk, јuѕt fill in the sрarse ѕpots with fеathery ѕtrоkеѕ. Now, dір the mascara wand in еуе shаdow and powder аlоng the brоwѕ.

Tо spice uр the look, уоu саn аpply twо сolourѕ, lіghtеr ѕhаdе on уоur thісk brоwѕ and dаrkеr tone towаrds the tail еndѕ.

Rеmеmbеr – It іѕ essеntіаl tо use high quаlіtу сosmеtic рrоducts in оrdеr tо get the flаwlеsѕ and аllergy free appearаnсe.

Myths About Hair Loss

There are many myths regarding the possible causes of hair loss and its relationship with one’s virility, intelligence, ethnicity, job, social class, wealth etc. Most of them can be dismissed by the existence of many counterexamples or by a lack of sufficient scientific research. Some of these myths as explained by Georgia, certified impression technician from Hair Ink SMP Gold Coast are:

“Intellectual activity or psychological problems can cause baldness.”

This myth probably was inspired by the fact that the human brain is located inside the skull, very close and just below where hair grows, and so it was thought that the use and abuse as well as mental diseases could have negative effect on hair growth and number. This is sometimes used as a stereotype in movies, where the more intellectual or rather frustrated characters are most usually portrayed as bald and generally unattractive, as opposed to the main characters which are usually portrayed as attractive, fit, mentally stable and generally with no apparent hair problems. This same myth normally extends to considering people having intellectual jobs more prone to baldness problems compared to manual laborers, sometimes further extending the myth to male college or university students when compared to workers of the same age. The myth is suspect because counterexamples can be found in any case.

“Baldness can be caused by emotional stress, sexual frustration etc.”

While emotional stress can have a part in causing baldness, again it is easy to find counterexamples like non-frustrated and non-stressed people with hair loss problems as well as stressed and/or frustrated people with no hair loss problem at all. This myth also suggests that a vicious circle between hair loss and emotional stress/sexual frustration can take place, although only one part of it can be scientifically explained (hair loss causing low esteem and then frustration, but not vice versa).

“Bald men are more “virile” or sexually active than others.”

This myth probably stems from the fact that some forms of baldness in some predisposed individuals are caused by androgens, and removal of androgens (by castration) prevents baldness or stops it from progressing further. Yet counterexamples can be found, like men with perfect hairlines and similar levels of androgens or men with sensitivity to androgens causing hair loss but which are not very sexually active.

“Shaving hair makes it grow back stronger”

Proposed as a popular remedy against baldness, it’s very probably just an illusion similar to the one perceived after shaving one’s beard or mustache. Shaving one’s head doesn’t increase the number of healthy hair present on the scalp, and, when the remaining hair has grown a few millimeters, no enhancement in thickness or overall quality can be observed.

“Some human races or ethnic groups are less prone to baldness problems then others.”

It is true that by observing many pictures of men of European descent and then comparing them to pictures of men of Asian or American Indian descent it is very likely that a random observer will deduce that baldness problems seem to be much more frequent among the “European” group than in the “Asian” one. Similar observations can be done regarding the people living in most Western countries when compared to people living in “underdeveloped” or Third World countries, but lacking any official anthropological, medical and scientific research to back them up, such observations degenerate into a racial/social stereotype. A very similar stereotype exists even between the various European ethnic groups, when comparing people of Southern European descent with those of Northern European, Germanic or Slavic origins, with the stereotype summarily describing the “Southern Europeans” as darker-skinned, with more body hair, with the women more prone to cellulite problems and the men more prone to baldness, a stereotype probably developed under times of war or diplomatic tensions between European countries.

Get Your Car Insurance Online

Nowadays, getting online car insurance quotes is becoming more and more popular.  This affords utmost convenience for the insured as well as faster response time and less paperwork for the insurance marketer.  Initially only the quotes were given online and the rest of the procedure was done manually.  Lately however, online insurance purchase is already possible.  In fact, you can even download and make a printout of your proof of coverage.

Some online Toronto car insurance sites will go to the extent of providing you with comparative quotes – quotations of different vehicle insurance companies for a particular coverage.  In doing so, you need not leave that website since canvassing can be done while accessing that single site.

In spite of the advantages, online car insurance transactions have their limitations.  For one, they lack the personal touch, which many require when it comes to purchasing intangibles.  When you transact over the web, you have no recourse but to rely mainly on reviews on the marketer.  Also, multiple transactions which could bring about a lower insurance premium may not be accommodated.  This means that if you want coverage for your house, pet, and car with the same insurance company (which normally would result in a lower combined premium), this may not be properly handled through internet.

Whether we like it or not, e-commerce is starting to become the norm.  In this light, we have to get accustomed to transacting online.  After all, this may be the only acceptable mode of doing business in the very near future.

Women’s Designer Watches – A Buyer’s Guide

Watches are a part of our everyday lives because they are extremely functional and practical. Women’s designer watch makers understood how the women feel about having a watch that will perfectly match their outfits and personal style. This need has opened the door for watches to become far more desirable and appreciated as the form of style and design. Many women like to wear watches just as how they prefer the matching jewelry to their dresses and colors to suit their needs. Most modern women atleast owning three to four watches to changed according to the type of outfit they wear.

The Appearance:

Some women give much importance to the type and brand of watch, they are purchasing. When a woman buys a designer watch, then they will consider the crucial factor as the aesthetic components. This means the fact that the brand name or type does not matter when one gives importance to the style, flair, and fashion. Such woman will give importance to the appearance of the watch. Some of the stylish and elegant brands of women’s watches are Fossil, Micheal Kors and Ice Watch etc.

The Display:

A designer watch’s display plays an important role while selecting the watch. You have two biggest choices while buying a watch such as digital or analog display to suit your personal needs. While buying a watch, most women will choose to buy an analog display because of its pleasing look. But this doesn’t mean that the digital watches are not attractive. Ross McBride have many digital display watches available with stunning options that are perfect for some stylish women.

The Band:

Women’s designer watches band model is another thing that determines the right purchase or not. There are many different materials used to make designer watch bands such as brass, ceramic, gold, leather, resin, rubber, and stainless steel.

Though there are many materials used to make bands, gold and stainless steel are the most choices for watch bands. Because, such materials give the watch more style and appear like jewelry. But still many women prefer to buy the designer watch that actually features a leather band. Thus, women will look for the above features while buying their watches.

Wedding Photography Tips

A wedding is life’s formal celebration of a man and a woman joined by dedication. A salute to love and friendship passed down as a sacred celebration through the centuries. Each wedding reflects unique personality and emotion, which will be engraved on hearts for a lifetime.

The photographer is a silent observer who will document the uniting of two spirits into one. With intuition, imagination, and a certain “sixth sense”, the photographer detects the subtleties of human affection, expression and lifelong commitment. Exercising keen perception, he interprets his subjects and preserves the intimate moments through the art of his photography. The photographer must sense the uniqueness in the bride and groom, and in it find their inspiration. The photographer’s sensitivity is not a learned skill, but a rare gift.

Planning your wedding day

We council, above all else, that you allow yourself a little downtime in the day. It may be a half hour of time before the ceremony to relax and have tea with your bridesmaids. It may be 10 minutes to escape your reception and take a short walk with your new spouse. These brief periods of rest will help you focus, collect your feelings and share a bit of what is happening to you. They will help you be present and remember. It is often during this downtime that the spontaneous dance or peels of laughter occur that you will talk about, and remember for many years to come.

What you want from your professionals

Know your professionals well. Leave nothing to chance. Spend as much time as you can getting to know them. They must not only be competent, they must also be patient, diplomatic and cool headed. Don’t be afraid to test their mettl a little. Brides and grooms come and visit us many times over the year before their wedding. They bring ideas, look at new albums and sometimes just chat about their planning. It is an immense help to us. Join us for a cappuccino when you can. We run a very relaxed shop.

Style …Formal Portraiture versus Photojournalism

We are usually hired for our ability to cross both disciplines. Often as I am photographing formals is taking B&W candids at the same time. Singapore photo studio styles are very different and that always produces an unusual range of images. The balance of formal versus candid photography is decided entirely by you. During the reception we relax with you and capture the fun, sometimes the insanity and always some special moments.

The Ceremony

Unless you specifically request it, we almost never shoot flash during the sacred part of a ceremony. The films have improved so dramatically it is not necessary. Our experience is that when the photographer starts to flash everyone does and it can be very distracting. We like to be as inconspicuous as possible during a ceremony and we have wonderful long lenses to allow us to capture beautiful details from a great distance.

We recommend that formal photography stop 45 minutes before your ceremony. This will give you some time to rest and freshen up. It also allows the groomsman to begin greeting guests and gives us time to set up for the ceremony.

Hair

The benefit to having a pro do your hair is that they know how to make it compliment your face as well as your dress and they know how to make it stay put…. all day long. You will run, dance, jump, cry, hug and then hug some more. Having your hair hold up really helps. We recommend that you allow plenty of time for your stylist to do their job. The one thing that most often postpones formal portraits is waiting to complete the hairstyle.

If at all possible test your hairstyle at least once. Please feel free to come by for a portrait session when you do this. It can take a little of the pressure off the day of the wedding.

Flowers

They add so much beauty and magic to the day for everyone. We see an amazing range of color and we enjoy photographing them. Make sure your bouquets & boutonnieres are available when you begin your formals even if you are at home. They make all the difference and the smell calms the soul for everyone.